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10-18-2010, 10:29 AM
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Jester
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
You're 100% correct.

The idea of only one winner and the rest is meaningless is what creates bandwagon fans.

Welcome to the wonderful world of existential nihilism.

I want no part of it.

I'll enjoy this team win or lose. I want to see wins, but there's no reason to complain about 2nd place out of 30.

Sure, sitting through 2006-07 wasn't fun, but the hope that one day we could win is basically the point of hockey. Unless you do win, it's one unfulfilled hope after another. Even if you win, the next year you probably won't, but in that sense, watching hockey in and of itself is a pointless endeavor if you really do believe winning is everything.

Hell, the tradition of sport is meaningless completely without the acknowledgement of winner and loser.
Erm, this final statement seems to contradict the rest of the post.

Not to mention, refuting the belief that winning the ECF is some "big deal" is not a direct statement that "winning is everything." It was an enjoyable run, and more fun than losing in the first round.

But you don't follow a team with the hope of losing in the SCF, do you? The goal isn't to reach the finals... the goal is to win the Cup.

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