Friday, April 15, 2011
Yesterday was game one of the Stanley Cup Quarter Finals for my Beloved team and we won!!! Oh My Goodness, I forgot how crazy the play offs can feel. All day long, I listened to sports radio, listening to people talk about the team. When game time came around, I was a basket case! My hands were fluttering around like a spazzed out bird, covering my eyes when the penalty kill still going on, Gaustad without his stick. EEK! Squeaking and yelling at the TV screen when Patty Kaleta, a home town boy, FINALLY scored. Telling the players on the ice what to do- get the puck out, shoot it, knock that guy down, get away from my goalie Danny Briere or so help me!
Yeah I was a little bit nuts. But it feels so good to win, to dream, to hope. Buffalo deserves some good news and a big win, a cup, anything would be awesome. I love the way my city comes together, all rooting for those 22 guys on the team. You see jerseys and t-shirts and car flags and silly guys with their faces painted all over town. Now I have to wait all the way until Saturday afternoon, 5pm to be exact, until I can feel that rush again! It has got to be better than any drug out there.