Not me, the Stanley Cup. I wasn’t sure what to do about today’s post. I knew that if the Penguins won, I would want to say something about that. If they lost, and I had to go into the special kind of cardiac arrest that is being a Pittsburgh sports fan, for three more days, I’d just be sad. So, I gathered a bunch of photos. I thought if they lost, I’d just share some photos.
Yeah, yeah, controversy, but they won. I knew they were going to. I predicted, before Thursday night’s game that they were going to win Thursday and wrap it up on the road, ‘cuz apparently, that’s what Pittsburgh does. No team has won a championship at home since 1960. I was six! I was sitting on my dad’s lap trying to get the stars to align for Smokey Burgess to get a hit. I liked Smokey. The
superstition deal at the time was that I’d sit on dad’s lap when Smokey came to bat, and he would get a hit.
I know – silly.
I wore my 2016 Stanley Cup tee shirt last night. Up until last night, that shirt had performed miserably in the playoffs. I wore it three times. The Pens lost three times. I reasoned that that shirt should only be worn during the game when they were able to win the Cup. Not a game. Not a series. The Cup. It took almost the entire game (they finally took a 1-0 lead with 1:35 left to play) but they scored. They won. The Cup!
OK. I know there’s a few fans of other teams out there, maybe even a fan or two of the Nashville Predators. I’m gonna stop. I’ll show you some of those pictures now.
Lets Go Pens!