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May 23, 2012

1993

I blame Rick for making me a hockey fan. Well, blame is a bit harsh, but still. He got me into it and I have been a LA Kings fan from the start (1989 or 1990? I dunno when). I remember well the last time the Kings went to the Stanley Cup finals against Montreal. Back then we had a line up that included Wayne Gretzky, Yari Kurry, Marty McSourley and Luc Robitaille among others.

This time the team is made up of a lot of good players that really want the cup, and have to fight for the respect of their peers and the sports press. There are no free passes and they get little recognition from the home town press. The LA Times website (which I won't link to because fuck them) doesn't even mention that the team won the western conference and it going to the Stanley Cup finals. There is only a picture in the photos module on the page. The sports section is all baseball, lamenting the Lakers loss and an article about the NFL. WTF.

I don't know where I was going with this, but right now it feels good to be a Kings fan. And that isn't something I'm used to. I just wish the press would give the team some respect.

Go Kings Go!

 

Posted by ed at May 23, 2012 9:42 AM