Things I’ve learned from last year – Playoff Survival Guide
- Post early enough on CDC so that AV can make sure he has the line-ups correct. Remember, he’s at the rink 3-5 hours before the game.
- Make sure you have purchased enough lubricators (Beer, Jaegermeister and Redbull) far before the game starts. Preferably two hours before game time.
- Make sure you are well fed and prepared to be over fanatical. Fans most common injuries are caused by lack of food for the brain being overcome by liquid for the brain. Food for in-between periods and for unexpected guests is also a must.
- Pre-chill first couple hockey pops half hour before game starts.
- Put on Canucks T-shirt, Jersey, underwear, or whatever you need to get in the mode
- Make sure any Canuck posters, towels, and signage is up and ready to go.
- Have a shot or two of Jaegermeister (depending on how critical the game is) during the National Anthem(s). This will help calm your nerves.
- Make sure you have arranged your furniture in the most simplistic design allowable as you will inevitably and involuntarily knock pictures of walls, run into objects, lash out unexpectedly, do the Homer Simpson floor spinarama and generally have no control over your body at certain points in time during the game.
- Be as near to a restroom as possible.
- Play the game as loud as possible; cheer when we score, and if you have a balcony or patio run around outside and scream as well when we score, ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE IN CALGARY. Trust me, your neighbors WILL LOVE YOU!
- Again, make sure you have enough hockey approved beverages on hand; I don’t mean Budweiser per se but something along those lines … because most of these games can and are going to overtime. I find you can’t really go wrong with two 8-paks.
- Have a smaller sharper object like a pen knife to help you open canned bevvies (if you buy cans) as you will have no fingernails almost immediately after the playoffs begin.
- Two wake-up alarms during playoff action is highly recommended
- Make sure the computer volume at work is turned off before you leave for home as this will allow you peace, quite, and anonymity when you log into work at 7:00 AM the next day. That Windows chime can sound like a train horn in the morning and alerts your co-workers that you are ready for work … when you might not be! Let’s be honest … you probably aren’t. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT THE LONGER THE RUN GOES.
- If you usually play sports you might consider breaking a smaller bone or faking an injury so that you are on the shelf for a couple months. This worked great for me last year.
- EAT, LIVE BREATHE, and if you sleep, SLEEP CANUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- REPEAT ABOVE PROCESS FOR 60 DAYS --
GO CANUCKS GO
Edited by Dogbyte, 11 April 2012 - 09:21 AM.