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08-06-2009, 10:53 AM
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I became a Ranger fan because everyone in my neighborhood was an Islander fan with their Tonelli and Bossy posters in their rooms. /hurl

Even as a ten year old I couldn't stand the Islanders and rooted for the Oilers when they finally stopped their run.Bled Ranger blue ever since.

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08-06-2009, 11:15 AM
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Born into it, and the local team.

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08-06-2009, 11:36 AM
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There are many nights where I ask myself this very question...

I was born into it...my aunt has had season tickets up in section 420 since before I was born. My dad is a ranger fan too so it just worked out that way.

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08-06-2009, 11:48 AM
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Sometimes I wonder why...

But seriously, in 1979, I was hanging out with my best friend at the time, Jim McDonald. The kid was a rabid Ranger fan and kept all the stats in a composition notebook. I used to watch the games over at his house...we'd make a special effort to get together for the Ranger-Philly games to watch the brawls. Got hooked that year and have suffered ever since...except for that one miraculous year of course.

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08-06-2009, 12:13 PM
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June 14th 1994

My 5th birthday, still the best birthday present i've ever got

From That day on i was hooked, but it really has re-emerged in me since the lockout

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08-06-2009, 12:25 PM
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I was a Habs fan, haha up until the time my brother got traded to the Rangers. Naturally I had to switch alliances

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08-06-2009, 12:27 PM
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I was a Habs fan, haha up until the time my brother got traded to the Rangers. Naturally I had to switch alliances
And who would your brother be?

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08-06-2009, 12:44 PM
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And who would your brother be?
Marcel Hossa.

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08-06-2009, 12:47 PM
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Born into it, but I'm from queens so it would be a no brained that I would be a Rangers fan.

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08-06-2009, 12:51 PM
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08-06-2009, 01:07 PM
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Marv Albert.

IMO, still the best hockey announcer I've ever heard.

He painted a picture with words that captured my imagination as a boy.

I've been in love with the Rangers ever since.

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08-06-2009, 01:35 PM
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My entire dad's family roots for the Rangers, Giants, and Yankees. I was born into it and I'm proud to carry the tradition. I'm young so I barely remember the Rangers winning in '94 and since they were so bad for so long, I only really started following them closely since they got Jagr.

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heyyy, wow, you gotta get some insider info for us this year hahaha.

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08-06-2009, 01:47 PM
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My parents were always Rangers fans but never really paid attention to hockey. In 6th grade I got a concussion nd the only thing on tv was the winter olympics and since i could do nothing else i watched and became fascinated with hockey especially pavel bure and eventually he became a ranger and i started to watch hockey. 4 years later I broke my shoulder right around the first game the lockout officially ended and had 2 surgeries so i watched every Ranger game that season bc i could do nothing else and now im a ranger fanatic.

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08-06-2009, 02:18 PM
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Loved playing street hockey and just started watching games on TV back in 1979 or so. Remember JD playing goal. Played ice hockey in High School and became an even bigger hockey fan. Rangers were my favorite team of any sport. The cup meant more to me than any World Series win by the Mets or SB win by the Giants.

Now I almost regret being a fan all these years for only 1 year of glory. It's a tough job being a Ranger fan.

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08-06-2009, 02:24 PM
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Basically because My dad's a Ranger fan and I remember him taking me to games as young as 4 and 5. Ever since then I've been attached to the team.

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08-06-2009, 02:28 PM
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My dad raised me into it, my neighbor gave me tickets to a game when I was like 4 and I became addicted.

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08-06-2009, 03:01 PM
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Christmas '92 (age 3)



Parents were lifelong fans. It was only natural for me to be, too.

(and I eventually got a SCHWEET Pat Verbeek autograph on that jersey)

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08-06-2009, 03:08 PM
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I was born and raised a rangers fan, cause my dad. My mom doesnt get it same as my sister.
When I was 3 I saw the '94 in training camp and I have pictures of Mess skating in the background
I know no other life then that with the Rangers. I wouldnt want it any other way

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08-06-2009, 03:15 PM
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Became a Ranger fan because of my dad, just 7 years old for game 7 in 94, and we watched the game outside on a neighbors porch with a huge tv outside, and the whole block came to watch. I also have to thank my Mom because she went and got me the Rangers championship hat which I will never get rid of, and I thought that was the coolest thing ever. Now a season ticket holder, still love my Rangers.

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08-06-2009, 03:20 PM
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What cemented my love for the Rangers and hatred for the Islanders is the Ken Morrow goal that sent us packing in PO series. From that day on, I have absolutely hated the Islanders and will always HATE the islanders.
I'll never forget that goal. I think that was the 1st time I was ever really crushed by the outcome of a sporting event. IIRC, that was the game where Maloney knocked the puck out of mid-air into the goal with the shaft of his stick in the last minute to tie it.

For me, it started with Lake Placid. I chose the Rangers because they were the underdogs (compared to the islanders at the time). When they hired Herb Brooks in 81, that sealed the deal.

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I'll never forget that goal. I think that was the 1st time I was ever really crushed by the outcome of a sporting event. IIRC, that was the game where Maloney knocked the puck out of mid-air into the goal with the shaft of his stick in the last minute to tie it.
The reason that play worked was because Tonelli was holding the jerseys of two Rangers right before it happened.

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08-06-2009, 05:27 PM
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Hockey and baseball are my two favorite sports

1-Rangers
2-Yankees

My father liked the Rangers. Not a big fan.

1-Hockey
2-Baseball

That's weird for someone born and raised in New York.

Not the NFL and definitely not the NBA.

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08-06-2009, 06:05 PM
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I'm a glutton for punishment.

My parents weren't really big sports fans but all my friends in the neighborhood were big hockey and Ranger fans so it just caught on.

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Grandfather was a big Ranger fan.

I used to always go to his house to watch games. When my sister was born in 1994, (On the day the Rangers won the cup), me and him demanded a TV be put in the waiting room

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