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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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