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10-27-2011, 06:20 PM
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The worst fear of long-time Kings fans

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This is exactly what I thought it was.

My biggest fear as well...

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I remember the same thing happening here in Boston in 2004... The obits were flooded with people who had died in their 70s and 80s on Oct. 24 or 25 (The Sox won on the 27th, 7 years ago today), and they all stated "...lifelong Red Sox fan...." etc.

edit: did I mention I have been a Kings fan for 33 years? Yes, I think about it.

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Should've played last night anyway. It wasn't even raining.

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The only thing we have to fear...

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I remember the same thing happening here in Boston in 2004... The obits were flooded with people who had died in their 70s and 80s on Oct. 24 or 25 (The Sox won on the 27th, 7 years ago today), and they all stated "...lifelong Red Sox fan...." etc.

edit: did I mention I have been a Kings fan for 33 years? Yes, I think about it.
I'm all-in for 38+ years - you can bet your a$$ that it is a real concern

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Trying not to think about it.

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Trying not to think about it.
How's that working for you not thinking about the DirectTV deal?

Same caca - different day

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i didnt get it, what happens if the Rangers win the World Series?

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I'm all-in for 38+ years - you can bet your a$$ that it is a real concern
Relax your not a Cubs' fan like my 102 year old Grandpa.

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I don't think she would've survived the game tonight anyway. If I was a Rangers fan, I don't think I would've made it.

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I'm all-in for 38+ years - you can bet your a$$ that it is a real concern
Wait...I thought you gave up on the Kings a LONG time ago and instead focus on the negative? How can you be all in? Heck you're not even in the vicinity of being IN.

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10-28-2011, 01:23 AM
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Wait...I thought you gave up on the Kings a LONG time ago and instead focus on the negative? How can you be all in? Heck you're not even in the vicinity of being IN.
Someday you'll understand ...

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Someday you'll understand ...
The people who don't get it are the people who are 19 years old and claim to be King fans since they were 6. Listen, if you're in your 20"s-you're a new King fan! Compared to PSP I'm a new Kings fan and I'm 38 years old. If you don't get it then go into the Kings all time record book and look where Jon Quick ranks. The guy is still fairly new to the NHL and he will be the best Kings goalie of all time, he's only 60 something wins behind Rogie who has his banner hanging on the wall.

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Seriously, that's your worst fear? IMHO, that's a selfish fear.


My worst fear is a Lokomotiv incident involving our team.



But me dying before we see the Cup? No, that's more selfish than anything else. Sue me.

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If that is your biggest fear, then life is pretty friggin good. I love the Kings. I love hockey more but I will always try to follow the advice a wise man once gave me; don't let things that are out of your control get you upset or mad. If the Kings never win the Cup in my life time, oh well. I'm 31 which isn't that old but I'd figure you older guys would have a better perspective on life. Maybe it isn't the Kings that ail you.

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The people who don't get it are the people who are 19 years old and claim to be King fans since they were 6. Listen, if you're in your 20"s-you're a new King fan! Compared to PSP I'm a new Kings fan and I'm 38 years old. If you don't get it then go into the Kings all time record book and look where Jon Quick ranks. The guy is still fairly new to the NHL and he will be the best Kings goalie of all time, he's only 60 something wins behind Rogie who has his banner hanging on the wall.
I'm only 34, and a Kings fan for 23 years. And I don't get it.

Like others have said, if your life has been so golden that your biggest fear is dying without seeing your favorite team lift a cup, then you have zilch to ***** about.

I've seen some of the good (1993 cup run) and a lot of bad (almost every season since then). The Kings have won I think one playoff round in 18 years, and none in about a decade. While I care, I'm not going to pout that I haven't watched my team win a cup. And if they don't win it for another 50 years and I die without seeing it, I won't be cursing the Kings on my deathbed either.

I've been priviledged to be able to live in a society where one of my biggest hobbies is following a business where grown men are paid insane salaries to play a sport which involves skating around a frozen surface in the pursuit of a small rubber object. I've not grown up poor, hungry or abused, I've not been homeless, robbed or harmed greatly in anyway, I've not been born and raised in country who values war and bloodshed over peace and the pursuit of happiness.

No, I've been blessed, truly blessed, yet I am no different than many of you, based on what I have read in your postings over the years (minus Kurrilino, he may actually be from another planet).

So if I were to be near the end of my life, like the lady in the article PSP linked, and my only dying wish was to see the Kings win a cup, then I am going out the door for that dirt nap knowing I have had a well above average life compared to where else I could have ended up.

It's funny how from time to time we tell players, parents, kids, etc that "it's just a game," yet here we are, having a thread about how life won't be complete unless we watch our team lift what, when we take a step back and look at it, is a trophy.

It is just a game, a game for our enjoyment. It is called entertianment for a reason. If your life is so dependent on watching a pro franchise succeed, then that starts to enter the realm of obsession and maybe you need to take a step back for a while.

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if this is your worst fear as a longtime king's fan...you need a "reality check" eh?

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I'm only 34, and a Kings fan for 23 years. And I don't get it.

Like others have said, if your life has been so golden that your biggest fear is dying without seeing your favorite team lift a cup, then you have zilch to ***** about.

I've seen some of the good (1993 cup run) and a lot of bad (almost every season since then). The Kings have won I think one playoff round in 18 years, and none in about a decade. While I care, I'm not going to pout that I haven't watched my team win a cup. And if they don't win it for another 50 years and I die without seeing it, I won't be cursing the Kings on my deathbed either.

I've been priviledged to be able to live in a society where one of my biggest hobbies is following a business where grown men are paid insane salaries to play a sport which involves skating around a frozen surface in the pursuit of a small rubber object. I've not grown up poor, hungry or abused, I've not been homeless, robbed or harmed greatly in anyway, I've not been born and raised in country who values war and bloodshed over peace and the pursuit of happiness.

No, I've been blessed, truly blessed, yet I am no different than many of you, based on what I have read in your postings over the years (minus Kurrilino, he may actually be from another planet).

So if I were to be near the end of my life, like the lady in the article PSP linked, and my only dying wish was to see the Kings win a cup, then I am going out the door for that dirt nap knowing I have had a well above average life compared to where else I could have ended up.

It's funny how from time to time we tell players, parents, kids, etc that "it's just a game," yet here we are, having a thread about how life won't be complete unless we watch our team lift what, when we take a step back and look at it, is a trophy.

It is just a game, a game for our enjoyment. It is called entertianment for a reason. If your life is so dependent on watching a pro franchise succeed, then that starts to enter the realm of obsession and maybe you need to take a step back for a while.
/thread close. You're on fire today Kingsfan awesome post.


I have always told myself, that I need to accept that the Kings may never Win a cup. I think it's the hardest trophy in sports to win. The Kings could have Crosby , and Babcock coaching and not win it.


I am ok with that. I got more important things in my life to worry about.

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The people who don't get it are the people who are 19 years old and claim to be King fans since they were 6. Listen, if you're in your 20"s-you're a new King fan! Compared to PSP I'm a new Kings fan and I'm 38 years old. If you don't get it then go into the Kings all time record book and look where Jon Quick ranks. The guy is still fairly new to the NHL and he will be the best Kings goalie of all time, he's only 60 something wins behind Rogie who has his banner hanging on the wall.
i don't think being cranky means you are on the next level. that's a personality and outlook thing.

I know fans who just got into the kings 2-3 years ago and I consider them as true of a fan as me (who started 1988). To me, it doesn't matter how long you been supporting the team. You support it, then you're a kings fan and you already "got it".

Listen, these are the Kings we're talking about. There's no levels or superiority of loyalty here. When we start winning cups, THEN we can start talking about "hey, I been a kings fan before they won cups." But until then, we are still a team who has to put 2 non-championship banners on the wall that came from the same year from divisions and conferences that don't exist anymore because that's all we got to be proud about.

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Doesn't PSP drive a Ferrari? If so I think he has his ducks in a row, pun intended.

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