I grew up a Seattle Thunderbirds fan. My dad took me to games way back when it was still the Seattle Colliseum. I had no real idea what was going on, but still had a great time. After a few seasons, we stopped going and the rest of life took over and I forgot about hockey. Sure, I watched every now and then during the Olympics, but it never really took hold.
Then the 2010 Olympics came along. Being from the Seattle area, naturally I cheered for the red, white and blue. But it was after the gold medal game that I sat back and thought about it....I wanted to follow a hockey team. Who should I follow? San Jose is too far away....LA sucks in general....Hmmm...Vancouver has a team! Immediately, I adopted the Canucks as my team and threw all my friends and coworkers for a loop.
After being crushed from the loss against Chicago and still not fully understanding some of the rules, I took all summer and studied the game to learn all the terms, rules, players' names, etc.
I'm proud to say I'm a Canucks fan down here in Seattle. If we get a team here, my allegiances will never change. I'm a Canucks fan until I die.
GO CANUCKS GO!!!!