I admit I was a doubter to the point that I was spending endless hours on facebook rather than watch the Flyers games with my husband. Hockey is one of my favorite sports (now that we own huge TVs I can follow the puck). Yet, defeat kills me and we were looking like a defeated team all season. As a Broad Street Bullies kind of fan, I love the smell of blood, a good fight, chanting Crosby sucks and the like. It just was not happening and then, HELLO! We won during crunch time and we won again and again! My farmville crops are now withering, as I am watching some great physical hockey and a team as destined to win as the 2008 Phillies.
Montreal beating Pittsburgh is icing on the cake and I want to see the best series ever - Philly/ Montreal. If Philadelphia can keep the momentum we have a date with history and perhaps destiny. I do not expect Montreal to roll over and play dead for us because they feel as destined as we do. I do expect (pray, hope) that we bring our A game. The local pundits are out in full force on WIP and ESPN radio. I have decided to listen to oldies on XM rather than the stuff being spewed.
Only three North American professional sports teams have ever lost a best-of-seven series after winning the first three games. Can we put the screws to Beantown? The player I think who has made the difference this year is a healthy Danny Briere...“I think the excitement of climbing all the way back in this series hopefully will keep us going, Guys will realize what's at stake and how special this can be. I just have the feeling that you climb so far out, guys will want to find a way to get it done all the way. Everybody is on the same page, Danny Briere said. "Nobody wants to go home. That’s what’s so impressive with this team."
If we make history my facebook crops will wither, my virtual pets will probably starve to death and I will be glued to the TV to watch the Flyer's next date with destiny.
Let's Go Flyers....Score! (and I do not have to chant Crosby sucks anymore this season _ while secretly wishing he was a Flyer)