Kevin Considers: Take It Like a True Fan
Published: Friday, April 27, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012 23:04
Like many sports fans on campus, I was watching game seven of the Bruins and Capitals playoff series. As everyone is now aware, the Bruins ended up losing by a final score of 2-1.
As there are a fair number of Bruins fans on this campus, you could probably guess that there were a lot of people upset about this loss. Let me start by saying that I was just as disappointed as anyone else that they lost. I wasn’t, however, about to head out of my room yelling and scream, slamming doors, and acting as if this was the worst thing in the world. I mean, hey, the Bruins could have not made the playoffs, like a certain team from Montreal.
Where is this passion in LSC sports games? Where are the fiery fans getting upset when their school’s soccer team makes the NAC finals, or when the basketball team makes the NAC playoffs? I guess it just shows one thing, and that is that some people just can’t act like they’ve been there before.
NEWS FLASH! The Bruins, who were the second seeded team in the eastern conference of the NHL playoffs, JUST won the Stanley cup last year. How spoiled can we be as fans? Like I said, I’m disappointed as a fan, but I’m more disappointed in the way fans, that I saw, reacted to this loss.
Some teams, from professional to collegiate, have never even been in a playoff game. Many fans would be happy, just to make the playoffs. In a lot of sports, just getting to the post season is hard enough.
As fans of Lyndon State athletics, I think we should be able to understand and not take for granted that your team isn’t always going to be the best. So support them through the lows, and through the highs of their seasons, and THEN, you can act like you’ve been there before.