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04-18-2011, 09:03 AM
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What made me a diehard Flyers fan? Conception.
Amen to that one!

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04-18-2011, 09:55 AM
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I became a Flyers fan in 1974 because of Bobby Clarke and the BSB. Up till then I was a Leaf fan and realized they'd never amount to anything so I've lived and breathed orange and black ever since, even though I've never been to Philly. Having Centre Ice or Gamecentre has been a big help because I can watch every game now.

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04-18-2011, 09:58 AM
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I began watching at the age of 5 because of players like Lindros, and LeClair.

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04-18-2011, 10:05 AM
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tuned in for the cup finals in '97 at the age of 6, fell in love with the game. i began watching them religiously in 2000. i remember every game of the pittsburgh series goal by goal. my fandom was solidified and immortalized in the '04 run. the '07-'08 team took it to a new level. you could see the potential in all our young guys and it made me really excited for the future and where we're at now. the flyers winning the stanley cup will probably be on par in importance to the birth of my future children.

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04-18-2011, 10:36 AM
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I became a Bobby Clarke fan first, during Team Canada Summit Series vs. the Soviets in '72. He was the best player on Team Canada, and his line with Ellis and Henderson did most of the damage.

Became a Flyer fan because of Clarke, right in time for the rise of Bernie and the Cup wins.

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04-18-2011, 11:14 AM
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04-18-2011, 11:20 AM
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I filled out the entire team when I was a kid in my Panini stickerbook. That was good enough for a 6 year old.

Eric Lindros coming along just sealed the deal.

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04-18-2011, 11:54 AM
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I started watching hockey (instead of basketball) in the mid-90's, and spent a year getting a feel for the personalities of all the teams.

The LoD didn't hurt, but when I learned what the 70's and mid 80's Flyers were all about I made my mind up. The Philly reputation for toughness and skill had me at "Hello".

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04-18-2011, 12:06 PM
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86-87

Started getting into the Flyers late (playoffs) 85-86 the year the Flyers had 53 wins. I remember them being devastated by the upset to the Rangers. However, I didn't really follow them religiously until 86-87 when I witnessed Hextall defeat Edmonton in the season opener. The 86-87 team is the one I identify with most..it was a true TEAM of blood, sweat and tears....



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04-18-2011, 12:27 PM
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Became hardcore fan in early 90's. Loved their history and identity.

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04-18-2011, 12:30 PM
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<--- Being there for these years.

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04-18-2011, 12:34 PM
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My parents/family pretty much. Plus Lindros/Leclair/Hextall/Brindy that whole bunch.

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04-18-2011, 12:41 PM
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I became a fan after playing hockey on the nintendo 64... i loved playing as the flyers and consider Leclair, Amonte, and Roenick were my favorites.

i had never even played/watched a game of hockey before playing the video game.

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04-18-2011, 02:35 PM
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From Winnipeg
went to a few Flyers vs Jets games (hopfully get to see them again )
never been to Philly , but one day i'm gonna get there to see at least ONE game

4 reasons i follow(ed) the Flyers

#1. Ron Hextall ( my favorite player of all time ) met him at Minneapolis at Mall of America 5 yrs ago

#2 The Legion of Doom (lindros/leclair and renburg (where is he now) )

#3. Favorite color is orange ( there is no other color that compares )

#4. Everyone I know hates them, so I have to be different and Love them !! hehe

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04-18-2011, 02:52 PM
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I was born with that disease where you bleed orange and black.

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04-18-2011, 03:24 PM
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I was born with that disease where you bleed orange and black.
Was it sexually transmitted?

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I think it's a combination of how much I love the game with how often my Dad and I go to games. I also loved Simon Gagne when I was little, and I still do.

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04-18-2011, 04:46 PM
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Eric Lindros.

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04-19-2011, 12:31 AM
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one of my earliest childhood memories was taking the train downtown when i was four years old with my parents, to see the first cup parade. been a die hard since.

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04-19-2011, 12:54 AM
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04-19-2011, 01:18 AM
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Grew up pretty close to Philly.

Dad was/is a huge Flyers fan...so I started watching the games at a young age.

Went from there...

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04-19-2011, 01:35 PM
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04-19-2011, 01:41 PM
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That's a pretty cool story, you picked a good team to follow ! Have you seen the HBO documentary on the Broad street bullies ? If not, i think you would really appreciate it , and get a real good look at the actual players that were a big part of it....Welcome aboard !
I taped it and watched it repeatedly. Love the passion Flyers fans have and love how 2 million people showed up for the parade. Love that the players have made Philadelphia their home.

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04-19-2011, 01:43 PM
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Born in 1967, family moved from LBI to Bucks Co. My pops had season tickets, and he brought me to both the 1974 parade and the 1975 parade. In college I traveled from Lynchburg, Va to Philly on weekends and some weekday games and was in attendance for the 1987 game 6 against the Oilers which when JJ Daignault scored heard the Spectrum at the loudest it had ever been. Moved from Philly to Boston in 1993 and since then I have attended every Flyers/Bruins(in Boston) game since I moved, including the Winter Classic.

Also carry my Eagles(Ron Jaworski jersey worn every sunday) and Phillies(old school Tugger jersey) fan card in my wallet too, but Flyers take precedent(no name on jersey, orange only). Last Flyers jersey I had was Rick Tocchet jersey.

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04-19-2011, 02:13 PM
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A Good Ol' Boy probably making the hardest decision in his young life turned down a cup of coffee and a possible road trip to Richmond Virginia in favour of settling down and starting a family in Montreal.

Most of the time when asked I just tell them it was the Poulin Shortie on May 16, 1985



Both had a pretty profound effect on me...

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