Hi Rachel! Congrats on the win!! The Caps really needed this one.
Did you notice the super adorable hockey couple sittin behind the Caps bench? Proof that love can overcome anything ... even a caps/sens household.
Hi! And thanks, I am SO relieved to be back in the win column.
I love you guys dearly. And you played well, but still lost. So now we’re at 7. You don’t like this, I don’t like this. It’s kind of a lose-lose situation. So here’s what we’re gonna do. The next home game, I’m gonna be home. And I will be rocking my red and rooting ‘till I cannot talk anymore. Last time you were in a slump and I came home, you won 6-0. I WANNA SEE THAT AGAIN. MANY TIMES. KICK SOME ASS FOR ME, OK? (Do it in Boston Saturday too, ok? And in Ottawa too. Get the ass-kicking started BEFORE the next home game.) So, LET’S GET BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN, OK? OK.
Also, I’m really tired of seeing Voldemort on the front of RMNB. HE’S CREEPIN’ ME OUTTTTT
I am going to get so much crap for this, but I don't care.
Anyone who uses the phrase “I hate the Caps,” yet still calls themselves a fan ticks me off. Yes, we are in a slump. Yes, we should have won last night. But we didn’t. It doesn’t mean we’re horrible and doing everything wrong and that we need to fire everyone. We don’t. You make it sound like we’re the New York Islanders or something; dead last, and going nowhere. We’re still one of the top teams in the league. You wanna compare us to Pittsburgh? So what if they’re on a 10-game win streak. They had a horrid start to the season. They aren’t us, stop comparing. Just worry about your team. You wanna boo the team you root for? That, in my opinion, is one of the unsportsmanlike, unclassiest things one can do.
Also, the Winter Classic is not happening tomorrow. It’s still 3 1/2 weeks away. That’s a long-ass time. The next 48 hours is not gonna determine the outcome. When I saw that comment on RMNB this morning, I was more irked than I was last night. People need to stop and think before throwing around the hate and thinking it’s passion. It’s not passion. It makes you look like a moron. I love my town. But the amount of fairweather fans in it irks me so. Most of them don’t know what it’s like to be dead last and to sit in your home arena with the majority of the folks there rooting for the other team. They. Are. SPOILED. You win 6 in a row, and everything is happy-rainbows-sunshine. But once you get into a few slumps, STOP THE PRESSES! WE’RE HORRID, WE MUST FIRE EVERYONE AND SIT ALL OUR STAR PLAYERS (if we did that we’d have less of a team than New Jersey) AND I HATE THE TEAM FOREVER. But get back in the win column, and suddenly it’s all happy-funtimes again.
I know I should ignore this stuff, but I can’t. It hurts me personally to listen and read this crap everywhere after every loss. I love the Caps more than I can imagine, they’re a serious part of my life. And it hurts that I’m 400 miles away, so I can’t go with my mom to the games except on break. And I can’t tell my fellow fans IRL that it’s going to be okay. But it is gonna be okay. Everyone just needs to stop panicking. I’ve posted this one this blog before but “Being a fan doesn’t mean you were there from the beginning, it means you are willing to be there until the end.” I know I’ll be there until the end, win or lose. So stop using the word “hate” and calling yourself a “fan”. Because if you truly felt that way…. you don’t deserve to cheer for this team.
I got a ton of work this week, most of which is due Monday, and very little motivation for some of it (my Art History paper). How do you get yourself motivated when in a pickle (it could be a song, a silly image macro, anything)?