People know me as a passionate and loyal guy! I stick with things that I like, i always have. In fact most of the things I love as an adult I have loved since I was a child. Comic books, STAR WARS, KISS, PLANET OF THE APES... I could go on and on. But my loyalties and passions also extend to my sports teams; the Montreal Expos (now the washington Nationals), the new England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Back in the mid 1970's when i started to follow sports i couldn't have picked three worst teams to follow. None won anything, all three had bankruptcy and ownership issues... but I stuck with them.
So how did I become a Pittsburgh Penguins fan living in Western MA? it started with a pack of hockey cards. Up to this point I was beginning to follow the New York Islanders (because of Mike Bossey) and for some weird reason, the Atlanta Flames. I was playing hockey and started to buy packs of cards after practices and the first pack i got had a bunch of players cards and one full tram card... THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS! It was that simple.
A few weeks ago the Penguins won their fourth Stanley Cup. I have been there for them all and all mean so much to me, but this one was so special. In December i kept telling people..."You watch. This team is like the first cup winner, a few key guys and a whole lotta castoffs." My daughter reminded me about our pact we made 10 years ago that if the Penguins win the cup we will get Penguins tattoos together.
Tattoo's a comin'!!!!!