I wake up this morning....I'm lying there, I haven't even opened my eyes. I'm running through the opening minutes of game 1. How important it is for the Kings to come out flying. How critical the forecheck is. How important that first goal is going to be. In my mind's eye the Kings open strong and pot two in the first period, while JQ let's nothing past.
This has pretty much been my routine for a week. Tomorrow, I will do it again.
Please, please, let's just get this thing going......
I can relate. I'm on edge these days. I know the fans are supposed to just enjoy this but I need to get back to a normal life.
Agree with this, totally. I vacillate every day between being confident the Kings are going to win to them getting swept and embarrassed in the Finals. I never feel this way when it's the Lakers or Dodgers involved (and I'm a lifelong fan of both), but this potential championship means so much more to me than seeing those old standbys win again.
Yeah, I'm here. It'll suck if we lose and I do want the finals to start, but I know that no matter what, we have had a much more than just successful year. This is like a cigar after sex.
I try to take that point of view when I get so worked up over it, but I'm too damn greedy! After every round, I would think "This is a fantastic learning experience. I just wanted them to progress as a team." Now, I'm like "Win this f'ing thing!!!".
I'm a fan of delayed gratification. Honestly, not sure if I will ever have a playoff run in my sports fan future as monumental and exciting and successful as this one has been and hopefully will continue to be. I am just trying to soak up and enjoy every freakin second of it.
Drag it out as long as possible, I don't want it to ever end.
That being said, 10 minutes til game day on our coast. The level of anticipation is through the roof for me right now. 100% certain I will be able to focus on nothing else for the next 17 hours and now 8 minutes.