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10-13-2011, 04:53 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waxahachie, Texas
i guess one of the most lasting impression i've had of houston hockey fans was the day we traded for brad richards.
i was in corpus christi for a class/seminar for my job, and i was wearing a sergei zubov tshirt. this girl in the class came up to me and asked me if i heard of the trade, and i told her that i had been on my phone all day trying to see if we'd pull the trigger, and i was thrilled that we had.
she said that she can't stand the stars, but knew johan holmqvist from his time in houston. she said i'd absolutely love him. i never really got a chance to. lol.
but that conversation led to a few other hockey fans chiming in. one other guy who said he lived in dallas in the late 90's said he liked the stars, but 2-3 other people in the class said it was wild all the way for them.
now i'm starting to get off topic, but it was the only time i'd ever been to a non-metroplex texas city at the time... and it freaked me out that all the gas stations had dallas cowboys and mavericks and rangers stuff everywhere. just like here. not a single texans/rockets/astros/spurs thing. i found that odd... and of course no stars stuff anywhere except my own luggage.
then when the texas stars were in the calder cup finals, me and my then-girlfriend-now-wife went down there for a game and to stay with some friends of ours. i didn't see any sports stuff except for longhorns and dallas/texas stars stuff. i thought that was really cool. made me like austin more than i already did. loads of people in texas stars tshirts and dallas stars baseball caps. and i'm not even talking about at the game. i'm talking about at "mighty fine" and the grocery store. lol.
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