I've really been trying to put the thought of the Rangers winning it in the back of my mind but it's hard to keep out. What makes it horrible for me is my brother is a die hard Rangers fan so I know if they win it, I will never hear the end of it (I still hear about 94 but at least I can make fun of that being 20 years ago).
Even my extended family that never watches hockey is on the Rangers bandwagon now. At a wedding a few weeks ago one of them asked me (seriously) if I would be pulling for the Rangers with the Devils out since "they are the local team." I don't know what I'm going to do if the Kings or Blackhawks choke against them.
For whatever reason, this reminds me of an interview with Dennis Leary back in '94, I believe on Nightline. At that time, he was just getting big, and he was doing commercials for the NHL on espn. Basically, he's asked that isn't he thrilled that the Rangers won the Cup, to which he responds that he's a Bruins fan and hopes it takes another 50 years for Rags to win another.
Basically, you have the everyday media also believing that the Rangers are the end all be all and assuming that everyone is rooting for the Rangers, a one percent kind of organization if there ever was one. We will never hear the end of this.
My only hope is that Bill DeBlasio whips out some of his class warfare rhetoric and says that the city should not be paying for a parade that will be attended by rich hockey fans. Bill if you're reading this, I will give a nice donation to your campaign and stop complaining about my taxes if you do this.
Edited by Daniel, 20 May 2014 - 04:38 PM.
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