So kids, if the Pens get swept I'll be camping out Saturday and ready for the XXC start Sunday. If they make it two game five, I will be parked in front of my TV Saturday night and skipping the XXC at Massanutten.
Why? The Penguins' first season in my hometown of Pittsburgh was the year I was born: 1968. In those forty years, most of which I have been a fan, they have made it the finals four times. What if this is the last time they ever make it to the finals? It could happen, ya know. The Washington Capitals came into the league and have never won the cup. Ditto for the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres.
So you see, us hockey fans are different. We're rabid. Ain't no way I'm missing the chance to see someone lift the cup.