Better to hope than to despair…

I feel like the proverbial kid at Xmas today.  Literally, I’m counting down the hours until the puck drops tonight.  I may as well be looking out my windows for some reindeer.

This isn’t a typical playoff preview - I think DO covered that quite nicely already.  Instead, this little “dump” might just be about something many of us in and around WNY have lost for quite some time - hope.

For those of you/us that are Bills fans too, hope has been long gone.  We’re all familiar with the decade of ineptitude that organization has put us through.  All in all, it hasn’t been easy to be a Bills or a Sabres fan for quite some time, if ever.  No need to list all of the heart breaking moments here…

Well, today, we can hope.  We can day-dream.  The Sabres have a chance to win the Stanley Cup this year.  That is a fact, and is not open for debate.  Surely many can opine that they have no chance to win the Cup, but again…that’s just flat out wrong.  They have a chance.  They have hope.

Starting today, there is a possibility this hockey team can bring it’s community together.  Instead of standing in line at the supermarket complaining (deservedly so) about the economic and political woes of the region, people might focus on something we can all cheer for.  Sure, it might be bandwagonish and niche, but who cares?  

The last Cup run and the Bills Super Bowl years taught me something.  When people of all different ages, races, religions, and economical backgrounds root for the common, it’s a good thing, even if it’s cheering on a simple game where millionaires are making money for billionaires.

Today is the day that feels like you bought a lottery ticket on your way into work.  You know the odds aren’t in your favor, but since you have a ticket, you have a chance.  And hence the day-dreams.

Can you imagine how’d you feel listening to a Jeanneret call of a game winning goal in the Stanley Cup finals?  Where would you be?  Who would you call first?  Would you cry a little?  Would you ever stop hugging people and buying shots all night?  Would you flip a car over and set in on fire (please say “no” to that)?  I can go on and on and on with this, but I think it’s better to leave the rest to your own imaginations…

Let’s Go Buffalo

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