No, I honestly thought that I was going to, but I didn't. I did get a little teary eyed watching the blu ray documentary I got a couple months after the fact but I wouldn't necessarily call that part crying.
Disbelief followed up jubilation then victory shots. Watched the guys skate around with the cup then ran 2 miles to causeway st to join in the celebration. Nothing like game 7s even though that one was sort of in the bag early on.
No crying but I was pretty drunk.
How did you get there? I live in the backbay and a little after the game was over went to the reflection pool and got pushed in, then tried to go to the garden and got turned back by 1,000's of cops. I was 100% sober minus the champagne a friend brought, and I sprayed everywhere.
But game 7 was odd. City was so packed. I just stayed in my apartment and watched the game with my gf. Didn't talk much, didn't do anything really was absolutley horrified. I went to a buddies in the 3rd and started getting excited and louder at roughly 2 min left...
I did tear up several times during the playoffs last year and at the banner ceremony this year though.
I was 2 in 1972 - last time the B's had won the Cup... I started playing hockey 2 years later in the big boom that surrounded the Orr era.
I had been waiting for almost 40 years... (and VERY emotionally invested for those 40 years) But when it happened, there were no tears, no jumping up and down, no yelling... My wife was very surprised - I just sat there.
It's hard to explain - It was more of a sense of relief than of elation. No - that's not it, because I WAS elated... But also relieved, and in a state of disbelief... and overwhelmed.
I was with about 10 of my close Blackhawks fan friends at a bar for the clinching game. Only 1 of us cried...And it wasn't me. I actually felt like time stood still when Kane scored the winner. None of us saw it go in at first. But, when I knew it was in, I leaped into one of my best friends' arms and we both hugged.
We drank champagne that night at a nearby friends' condo, heard Chelsea Dagger being blasted in cars going up and down Fullerton, and the guys had victory cigars.
I drove home in numbing disbelief. Never did I think I'd see the team I care about the most in all sports win it all.
When I got home, I wanted to catch up on game reports and looking at photos online before going to bed. I didn't cry until I saw the team photo around the Stanley Cup...Then it hit me...I bawled my eyes out. The greatest night in my life.
I also cried while at the Banner ceremony. I got a great view of the banner, as I sat at that end!
After the Ducks lost game 7 in the 03 SCF I cried because I knew how much of a miracle it was that they got there in the first place. 07.....ahhh, tears of joy.
You know theres a scene from Mystery Alaska that always gets me choked up. In the courtroom when Baily says "That boys got a heart bigger than this whole courtroom. He plays to play. He skates to skate! HE DON'T MAKE A MILLION BUCKS A YEAR!!! He loves the game of hockey! He loves it.....". Was anyone else moved by that scene?