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Dedication? Stupidity?  Well...

It’s all a matter of perspective.  The things we do to follow and support our team.  With the wonders of the worldwide media today, you don’t have to live in a particular town to support a particular team.  Are you any less of a Blues fan because you don’t live in St Louis and/or can’t go along to Scottrade and watch the games?  Of course not.  Passion is what it’s about. 

The clenched stomach and nervous tension still happens before games – whether you’re sat in the stadium or in front of a computer.   You still search out the latest gossip or news; feverishly work out the calculations and connotations of every night’s games; go through the same dumbass rituals that you’re convinced will help your team win.  (For me, it’s like wearing a particular tshirt…listening to a particular song…having the same sites open on the computer…hell, even making sure I have a certain brand of drink there.  God forbid, the Blues should lose because I was wearing the wrong tshirt.).  I can’t watch the game online because every single time I’ve done that…the Blues have lost.  So I daren’t. 

To US this is normal.  It’s just part and parcel of the “fun”.  For my non-hockey friends it's stupidity at its height.    As an example, take last night.  Blues v Dallas.  I'm in the UK.  Game started here at 1am.  I went to bed at 2.30am just after Backes scored to make it 3-2 Blues – keeping up with things on the GDT on this site.    Could I sleep?  Could I hell.  I didn’t want to give in, get up and turn on the computer so I texted a friend…got the score of 4-4 and leapt out of bed.  Got back to the GDT just in time for Dallas to win.  I should have gone back to bed.  But I stayed up to see the Nashville result.  Got back to bed at just gone 4am – admittedly grumpy as all hell and unable to sleep for about an hour.

Dedicated or stupid?  Probably a bit of both!  The thing is I also support a soccer team here in the UK.  But I wouldn’t have done that for them.  I did it for the Blues.  But I would not have done it for the soccer team.

I guess there IS something to this bleed blue business after all. I love this team - and love "makes you do the whacky".

Anyway the point of this is…I’ve just related a couple of dumbass things I’ve done/do in support of this team…so now it’s YOUR turn.

Come on…humour a Brit who has only ever seen two live games (the Ducks/Kings season openers in London) and let me know that I’m not the only idiot who does this stuff…

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