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    Exclamation Tough being a Kings fan in South Orange County

    I have been a Kings fan since the 1990s, decades before SJ or the Ducks. I am not about to change teams just because Ducks moved into what was Kings country. The problem is everywhere in South OC, its Ducks gear, nothing for Kings in stores, etc. (so I buy online, no big deal) but the real issue is while wearing anything Kings (I do proudly) I have had businesses refuse to serve me, solely because I am a Kings fan...I'm not kidding. So many times I have told people the same story, I'm not changing teams because Ducks moved into what was Kings territory. (Ducks need to move to SF or SD).

    Recently, I had some goofy owner of a store (older woman) make derogatory remarks about the Kings jacket I had on "oh, you can't wear that in here," and state "we (pointed to her husband) are Duck fans" before I said a word...like a give a you know...I never said a word, I was waiting as my wife was shopping. The owner said she did not like Kings fans and repeated that she wanted me to take my jacket off, lol, I had a Kings shirt on underneath. Without saying a word, you could see the hate in her eyes. lol I told my wife (who was getting ready to make a few purchases) don't buy anything, and we walked out.

    SO PLEASE WEAR KINGS GEAR AND GO IN THE STORE. Wild Bird Unlimited in Mission Viejo (5 Fwy at Alicia - right off the freeway in front of LA Fitness) wearing Kings gear and see what the owners wife (mega Duck fan who has no doubt never even put a pair of skates on) will say when she realizes that in sheer numbers there are a lot more Kings fans in CA then she thinks:

    24481 Alicia Parkway,
    Suite 1a
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    Phone: (949) 472-4928
    Fax: (949) 472-8860
    Email: Send Message

    GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS
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    Ducks... bird store.. makes sense.
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    I have been by that store many times.

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    I wanted to go in, as I thought it had birds (parrots, etc.) but there are no birds, only seed and feeders? it really should be called Wild Bird FEEDERs. Typical Duck fan - clueless & wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoudGuitarist View Post
    I have been a Kings fan since the 1990s, decades before SJ or the Ducks. I am not about to change teams just because Ducks moved into what was Kings country. The problem is everywhere in South OC, its Ducks gear, nothing for Kings in stores, etc. (so I buy online, no big deal) but the real issue is while wearing anything Kings (I do proudly) I have had businesses refuse to serve me, solely because I am a Kings fan...I'm not kidding. So many times I have told people the same story, I'm not changing teams because Ducks moved into what was Kings territory. (Ducks need to move to SF or SD).

    GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS GO KINGS
    Not just South OC. Sports Chalet in Brea stocks only ducks gear, no Kings at all. I've even asked the manager(s) several times over the years, just to show there is demand for Kings gear in North OC. and they're only a few miles from LA County.

    I don't get down to MV very often, but my neighbor does - I'll send him to this ******* bird shop in his Kings gear.

    Any way we could do a Duck roast outside their doors in the future??

    Ducks..... bird store.. duck roast.. makes sense.

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    Crazy thing is, there is only bird food and feeder? Same thing in the Sport's Addict? is it, in the MV mall, I asked why is the Kings gear on the bottom shelf and the Ducks at eye level? He said the owner is a huge Duck fan. So, I guess he doesn't wish to sell to Kings fans, is he independently wealthy or just stupid? the clerk said they get a lot of Kings fans asking for stuff. No wonder places go out of business. Its about demographics and loyalty. Some of us Kings fans go way back and we aren't jumping ship for a team that moves in what is still King territory. Sheer numbers, with LA having 3 million people, I would guess there are more Kings fans. Means they can't all live in LA. More soccer fans I think in Anaheim.

    IF I owned a store I'd sell Penguins gear if those fans come in my store.

    Ever notice the Pond is rarely full? even when they say it's record sellout? it's 1/2 full. Ducks need to move...my wish that isn't happening. Ducks are taking over the inline rinks as well, it sucks. Our local rink doesn't have enough kids for next season. They are going to the Rinks in Irvine (Ducks).

    Why don't' I like the Ducks. Players like Corey Perry is enough.
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    I work down the street from there... And in my shop I have Kings memorabilia all over, and my car has a huge kings logo on it... Never get ****, most of the Duck fans that come in are nice.

    One thing I noticed.. Most kings fans talk hockey to duck fans.. And Ducks fans just talk ****, bring up "we won first" and can be total *******s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoudGuitarist View Post
    ... Ducks are taking over the inline rinks as well, it sucks. Our local rink doesn't have enough kids for next season. They are going to the Rinks in Irvine (Ducks)...
    I think it is great that they are taking over rinks and improving them. They took over Lakewood Glacial Gardens last year and really cleaned the place up, a lot! Not sure if you have ever been there before but it was becoming a dump and got worse and worse by the day it seemed. I've been playing beer league there for the past 5 years or so and everyone on my team is a Kings fan, and while it "sucks" that it is the Ducks that have bought it and rebranded it, it doesn't suck that they are being proactive and taking interest in our local hockey facilities. I look at it as more of the Kings suck for not taking it over and doing something with it.

    For the record, I work in Irvine and typically am wearing a Kings shirt or hat almost everyday at work but rarely have anyone talk hockey with me. I work in a large business/office complex where it is buzzing like crazy with people at lunch time, so plenty of opportunity for people to see my get-up.
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    If you have yet to do so...we have the OC Kings fan page on Facebook. Feel free to join. Im in Lake Forest myself.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ockingsfans/
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    Look, it always happens when the Ducks are on a roll. Suddenly everyone is a fan. Just wait until they are out, and people will once again forget about them. Until then, keep on reppin'! have some fun with it. Our veterinarian is a Ducks STH, has been for years. Just loves to
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