So, I am very excited to go down to the Mellon Arena to see the Pens play the Philadelphia Flyers last night. I remembered to bring my tickets with me to work, as I don’t often get out early enough to make it home before heading down to the game. As it turns out, I get out early, so I head straight from work to a tavern near the arena. I meet some friends there (including Krundle). We have some grub and some beer, then head into the game. I get to my seat, take off my jacket and sit in the seat. It is at this point that Krundle points out that I seem to be wearing Flyers colors. He couldn’t alert me of this while we were at the bar!
You see, since I did not go home before the game, Idid not get a chance to change. It did not even occur to me that I was wearing an orange shirt. I got dressed for work at like 6:30 in the morning, not considering what I would need to wear for the Penguin game. I happen to put on an orange shirt with some dark grey trim. It’s not like it was a jersey or anything. Well, apparently it is close enough to draw the ire of some of the Penguin faithful. Especially, when I happen to be standing in my section (waiting for a break in the action so I could proceed to my seat) at the same time the Flyers scored a goal. Let’s just say that I got a taste of what it is like to be a Flyer’s fan cheering for his teams goal, in a sea of Pens fans.
I wore my Penguin jacket for the balance of the game!
- The crowd was very much into the game last night. At least most of the way through it. When Hartnell was sent to the box, the crowd responded with one of the loudest cheers I have heard since the finals.
- Who would have thought that a Pens-Flyers game with no fighting and good play would benefit the Flyers.
- There are a bunch of guys on this team that are just out of sorts right now. Let’s hope that this 5 game road trip allows these guys to work through the problems. Maybe getting away for an extended period will allow the team to come together, simplify things a bit and start playing without gripping the stick so tight.