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~Having a friend on the Q who roots for your favorite teams rival~

5/2/08 in Locker Room   |   Crackersex   |   respect

As a lot of you know, I'm a Red Wings fan.  This is the time of year not only myself, but the rest of Hockey-town lives for.  The Road to the Stanley Cup!!  This year has been no different for me.  Our team has had some really bad losses, a few ugly pathetic games and a couple more I'd really like to forget happened. 

However, we've had even more that make me PROUD to be a Wings fan through and through!! 

 

Some of you know one of my Q friends, and might even have him as one of yours...Bama73 (Brooks)

This guy is just as an avid Colorado Avalanche fan as I am a Red Wings fan.

 

This is the time of year we live for.  We taunt each other, talk smack, send each other funny pun jokes on our myspace pages and take pokes at each others team every chance we get, especially when they meet.

Both Christi (his wife) and Rob ( my room mate) don't understand....probably never will either but to us, this is a part of our sports live's.. It's who we are!  Die Hard Fan VS Die Hard Fan, cut throat all in good fun.

 

I've been a Detroit Fan all my life and can remember the days you couldn't give tickets away to go and watch them...Yes, they were the typical "Dead Wings".  Then Yzerman came, the Russians came, we got a handful of talent and made it work.  We were on our way.....We were winning.  WE were WINNING STANLEY CUPS!!

 

Brooks wasn't living in Denver to live through the "Glory years" of the rivalry and how it got started.....however, he molded himself into the city when they won their first Stanley Cup, got the bug and hasn't looked back!!

 

All season long we've sent each other taunts as our teams played, and as luck would have it, the Red Wings swept Colorado every game we played!!  Talks of the playoffs soon started and so did even more smack :)

 

During the playoffs It broke my heart to see them beat the Minnesota Wild.  I have to give that team props!!

All year long they played their hearts out and should have been the team to play Detroit, but sadly enough...

As Brooks puts it, I used my Voo Doo magic and again, we got to meet in round 2!! LOL =P

 

He'd taunt my Dead Wings, I'd taunt his Crapalanche and I can't begin to tell ya about the laughs we shared over the series.  Poor Deb, she's friends with both of us.  She cheered with me for my Wings, then would go and be that shoulder to cry on for Brooks as she understood what it felt like for her team to loose as well. ( Thanks girlfriend)

 

Here are a few of the messages Brooks left me this year along with misc funny Red Wings Photos he'd send:

" We're Not Nashville" my rebuttal, " I know, Nashville won 2"!!  Another one, "Colorado's mountain air is going to suck the life out of the Wings" my rebuttal, "  We needed the fresh air, after 2 wins at home, the stench was quit strong...especially after the game 2 on Saturday".

 

Now comes the reason for this blog.  This is the part where I come to my blog, post my thoughts and share them with you.  It's also my chance to say, "Thank you Brooks, it was a great year for your team, Congratulations to your AV's for getting this far.  It's friends like you that make the rivalry that much more fun"

 

Still, there are some awesome teams left in the playoffs...and Round 3 isn't going to get any easier.....

I have faith in my Red Wings, and am PROUD to say I LOVE MY HOCKEY TEAM, no matter what. 

In my eyes, we've won already...WE SWEPT THE COLARDO AVALANCHE!! 

So, go ahead and taunt me, "Your guys are old, blah blah blah" just remember this: Vitamins, determination and focus pay off!

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6/7/09   |   Debi_L   |   11853 respect

Crackersex wrote:
You got her!!!!  and the Red Wings Won!!!! :)  I can't remember how to do our lil smiley dance either...
\:D/  ? is that it? lol

that's it! \:D/ <grin>
And like you said already, it musta worked, cuz  it was a dominating win!!  

6/7/09   |   Crackersex

Debi_L wrote:
WAAAAA I want my HOCKEY buddy!!!!!!!!!!

You got her!!!!  and the Red Wings Won!!!! :)  I can't remember how to do our lil smiley dance either...
\:D/  ? is that it? lol

6/6/09   |   Debi_L   |   11853 respect

WAAAAA I want my HOCKEY buddy!!!!!!!!!!

6/19/08   |   Crackersex

conserve wrote:
Hmm if it were not for fans of rivals teams Ang then you would probably be pretty lonely on here what with the teams you root for.

That's almost funny coming from a Buckeye, Babe!

6/19/08   |   conserve

Hmm if it were not for fans of rivals teams Ang then you would probably be pretty lonely on here what with the teams you root for.

5/11/08   |   isucubs   |   27 respect

Crackersex wrote:
That's ok that we don't have a rival...You're my Special Q friend anyhow :)
((Hugs)) Jamie

I am rather fond of you too :)   and I think you are pretty special too :)

 

(((HUGS)))

5/10/08   |   Crackersex

isucubs wrote:

Must be nice to have someone like that.

 

WIll be hard for you and me to do it though, Angie..

 

 

hell, I WANT the Tigers to play the Cubs in the playoffs-- because that means I get to see a Cubs world series.

 

I enjoy the blackhawks but I will admit that like a lot of people outside of Chicagoland, the damn owner's ill-advised decision about TV angered me and also made it a lot harder to latch onto the team with the same passion as the other teams I grew up with.   Along with the fact that growing up, our minor league hockey team (that we were season ticket holders to for several years) was the Stl. affiliate..  Still consider myself more of a Hawks fan than a Blues fan, but I think it is a work-in-progress and hopefully now that the team is on TV regularly (guess the people who said it would only happen "over his dead body" were right), I will have a chance to fall in love with them...

 

 

Bulls-Pistons..  ah heck, I will admit what a lot of Chicago people didn't want to back then..   I was a Jordan (and Pippen) fan first and a Bulls fan second..   Plus, NBA  Regular season basketball is almost unwatchable at times and to be honest, the years the Spurs win it, the end of the playoffs is too  (I don't hate the franchise-- but their style is a buzzkill and makes it far harder to maintain the type of basketball that is enjoyable-- ie, people with room to move and create plays).

 

 

 

So there is not much of a great rivalry for you and me to feed off of, Angie

 

guess we will have to stick with kind words of encouragement and friendship instead of heckling and trash-talking.  

That's ok that we don't have a rival...You're my Special Q friend anyhow :)
((Hugs)) Jamie

5/5/08   |   isucubs   |   27 respect

Must be nice to have someone like that.

 

WIll be hard for you and me to do it though, Angie..

 

 

hell, I WANT the Tigers to play the Cubs in the playoffs-- because that means I get to see a Cubs world series.

 

I enjoy the blackhawks but I will admit that like a lot of people outside of Chicagoland, the damn owner's ill-advised decision about TV angered me and also made it a lot harder to latch onto the team with the same passion as the other teams I grew up with.   Along with the fact that growing up, our minor league hockey team (that we were season ticket holders to for several years) was the Stl. affiliate..  Still consider myself more of a Hawks fan than a Blues fan, but I think it is a work-in-progress and hopefully now that the team is on TV regularly (guess the people who said it would only happen "over his dead body" were right), I will have a chance to fall in love with them...

 

 

Bulls-Pistons..  ah heck, I will admit what a lot of Chicago people didn't want to back then..   I was a Jordan (and Pippen) fan first and a Bulls fan second..   Plus, NBA  Regular season basketball is almost unwatchable at times and to be honest, the years the Spurs win it, the end of the playoffs is too  (I don't hate the franchise-- but their style is a buzzkill and makes it far harder to maintain the type of basketball that is enjoyable-- ie, people with room to move and create plays).

 

 

 

So there is not much of a great rivalry for you and me to feed off of, Angie

 

guess we will have to stick with kind words of encouragement and friendship instead of heckling and trash-talking.  

5/4/08   |   BAMA_73   |   68 respect

Jess wrote:
Well I hope my luck with teams I root for next season changes after this year...you may not want me rooting for them! all 4 of the teams I was cheering for in round two got knocked out. Ugh.

I am a Rockies fan.  They made it to the World Series and then got swept!  I am a Nuggets fan.  They made it to the playoffs and then got swept!  I am an Avalanche fan.  They make it to the second round of the playoffs and then got swept!  I am a Broncos fan.  They are coming off one of their worst seasons in 40 years!  Trust me, your support couldn't hurt!!

5/4/08   |   Jess   |   34638 respect

BAMA_73 wrote:
Thanks Jess.  I need all the help I can get to offset the "VooDoo Queen!!"

Well I hope my luck with teams I root for next season changes after this year...you may not want me rooting for them! all 4 of the teams I was cheering for in round two got knocked out. Ugh.

5/4/08   |   BAMA_73   |   68 respect

Jess wrote:
I can't say I was sad to see the Avs beat the Wild - the Avs are my #2 team (no not THAT kind of #2...they're a close second to the Ducks)...and while I don't hate Detroit, I would have liked to see the Avs beat them (love you Ang!)...or at least not lose so badly!

Sounds like you guys enjoyed the series - better luck next year, Bama...I'll be rooting for them while they're not playin' my boys!

Thanks Jess.  I need all the help I can get to offset the "VooDoo Queen!!"

5/4/08   |   Jess   |   34638 respect

I can't say I was sad to see the Avs beat the Wild - the Avs are my #2 team (no not THAT kind of #2...they're a close second to the Ducks)...and while I don't hate Detroit, I would have liked to see the Avs beat them (love you Ang!)...or at least not lose so badly!

Sounds like you guys enjoyed the series - better luck next year, Bama...I'll be rooting for them while they're not playin' my boys!

5/2/08   |   Raven73   |   103 respect

I just didn't want bama's comment to be lonely....so I came by to say ~

"blah, blah, blah..."

5/2/08   |   BAMA_73   |   68 respect

You know I love ya!  I don't care too much for those damn Red Wings, though.  Especially after they took us to the woodshed!!  You can read my concession speech blog on my page.  Congratulations!