Writer's Note/Disclaimer: I ran out of medication and this unmedicated brain creates more questions than answers. Hopefully comments and Zoloft will bring clarity to my state of un-mind. This disjointed diatribe rails against the ticket purchasers in attendance for Game Two of the Western Conference Finals. I use "ticket purchasers" in lieu of "fans," because I don't want to offend true San Jose Shark fans. Of course, TibKids don't act like the petulant snobs at the rink last night.
As a FAITHFUL Shark fan, aka TibKid , I am disappointed by my team's output in the first two games. Our squad has not executed tape-to-tape passes, has missed key defensive assignments, and has not created enough traffic in front of Captain Nemo to find the net against a talented and resilient Chicago Blackhawk team.
BUT, the effort and hunger is there from our Sharks. I wish the same could be said for the ticket purchasers in Game Two.
Here are questions for Game Two ticket purchasers.
Why Does a 40-foot Wrister in the Most Important Game of our History Shut You Up?
You can't bring yourself to cheer if the other team scores a goal? Is the other team scoring so surprising that it takes your breath away and makes you unable to cheer? At the time of the first goal, there was 83.3 percent of the game left.
Men and women, get up and get loud! Don't act like a spoiled brat who sulks in their car seat when they don't get what they want.
At the very LEAST, act like a brat who throws a tantrum and make some frigging NOISE! Remember, ticket purchasers, you aren't asked to skate at full speed towards a slap shot. You aren't asked to get pummeled into the boards so your teammate can get a line change. You are only asked to shake a towel, yell "Go Sharks!", and clap your frigging hands.
Is a First Period Goal in the Conference Finals More "Painful" than Putting up with Regular Seasons Every Year from the Likes of the Giants, A's, 49ers, Raiders, and Warriors (Except in '07).
During the replay of the Hawks' third goal, you could hear Dustin Buffalo talking to his teammates! This Tank is known for its noise. Last night, the ticket purchasers were too busy drowning their sorrows in churros to get behind their squad at the MOST IMPORTANT TIME IN THEIR CLUB'S HISTORY.
TPs: Put the churro down, slam a beer, and scream like a Fan/Adult/Brat. Ticket purchasers, your team is laying it out on the line for you. DO THE SAME!
Last year, the Blackhawks lost in the Conference Finals and have a 3-3 record in the playoffs this year at home .
Do You Think the "Skatch-Drankin" Folk of Chicago Will Be Quieted by One Goal Halfway Through the First Frame?
If you don't know the answer to this question, tune in on Friday night to learn a thing or two about supporting your team.
Before I head to the pharmacy, my therapist wants me to mention two things.
1. Pierre LeBrun tweeted: "Boyle says his team must raise 'middle finger' to those counting them out of this series." I am confident in assuming Danny didn't mean you Game Two ticket purchasers, but he sure as cow manure should be.
2. I'm looking forward to the noise in CHI-town on Friday. It's always invigorating to experience true fans supporting their team.