I Bleed Orange
I have been a fan for the past 4 years.
I don’t believe that you can be a true fan if all you are looking for is another championship. That is not what it is all about.
“Fanship” is about support for your favorite team. You cheer their goals, their trial and errors and wins, losses and draws. The players we watch are a “world” that we watch and hope to influence. If we wear the right colors and eat the right meals we can influence the outcome of an important game and we (who watch from the sidelines) make every game important. We forget that under the masks and uniforms there are human beings; humans who make mistakes, humans who tire out, humans who get angry, disappointed and sometimes frustrated. These are also humans who forget that they are human. They want to be the superheroes that we make them out to be. Tell me who would want to disappoint or anger 10,000+ fans in an arena. Let alone have your every movement and gesture analyzed by people who in some cases have never even put on a pair of skates.
We (the fans) have created this. We even need this on some level. We all want heroes.
Please don’t forget that when you want someone to be a hero maybe it won’t happen but that does not mean that the effort made to please us is not heroic and win or lose the Komets deserve our respect and unconditional support.
But come Thursday, like many of you folks, I will be sitting in the stands praying to the hockey gods for a win for the Komets. I will be dressed in my orange shirt and ugly black pants, orange colored fingernails and an orange hat. I will clutch my hands to my chest begging please just another goal. But in the end regardless of the result I will be cheering for the Fort Wayne Komets because ….
I BLEED ORANGE----- GO KOMETS!!!