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I went to my first Kings game at age 6 in 1980 and have been a Kings fan ever since. My big brother and I had season seats in the early 2000s and sat through season after season of agonizing losses but we remained staunch, long-suffering, hardcore fans. I was lucky enough to go to a handful of playoff games this season, including the devastating Game Four of the finals. I was resigned to the fact that I would not make it to Game Six, tickets were too expensive. And then, at the very last minute, a ticket materialized. Christmas miracle. I was sitting on the roof, but I was in the building. And then the real miracle happened: they motherfucking won! We were jumping up and down on our chairs, hugging total strangers, screaming and crying tears of joy. My voice still hasn't come back and my ears are still ringing. Wil: I love that you are a Kings fan. I loved your Tweets all through the playoffs. And I love this video of you when they won. No one but a longtime Kings fan really knows how much this win means. How much it means to see Bob Miller hoist the Stanley Cup. I have chills even now just thinking about it. Thanks for this post. I was thinking of all the lifelong fans (including my big brother) who couldn't be in the building when they won. I loved being able to see that you were celebrating right along with us at home. STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS! How about that?!?
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I bought three copies of the print version. So tell your fear of writing fiction to put THAT in it's pipe and smoke it! :)
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Hey Wil, Long time lurker, first time commenter. I know I'm late to the party (so to speak) on this one, but felt the need to weigh in on this particular post. I have been a political consultant (I run campaigns) for many years now and could give you a very lengthy explanation of why the last eight years played out the way they did and how we as a nation arrived at this point in time. Instead, I offer you this quote that I have tacked to the wall in my office and that I think Barack Obama embodies more than any politician in recent memory: "Don't fight darkness. Bring the light, and darkness will disappear." -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi I understand your frustration. However, you can't fight hatred and anger with more hatred and anger. It just doesn't work that way. I really enjoy reading your blog; you're a great writer. I was impressed with the unabashed passion that you brought to recent posts about the election. In your own way, you are already bringing "light" to the people who read your thoughts. Just keep doing what you do. It's what matters.
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