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All aboard the Avalanche band wagon.

Colin D. | February 28, 2012

There’s room for everyone so jump on! I’m going to.

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Don’t blame me if I had tuned out on the Avalanche. They tuned out on me.

Besides, once they traded Liles my wife was done watching. That means it’s Nuggets first around here.

Apologies to my Avalanche blogger friends. The last thing I want to do is get those people riled up; but, when it comes to the Avs, I am a front-runner.

Suddenly, the Avalanche are in better shape than the Nuggets. I’m ready to make the switch. Am I a bandwagon fan? Sure…if you want to call a guy who’s dropped thousands of dollars on tickets since 1996 a bandwagon fan.

I have bought sweaters, sweatshirts, embroidered hats, bumper stickers and foam fingers. 

I had every right to stop watching and I have every right to start back up again. 

Don’t give me that look.

I won’t be the only one. I’ll bet you an order of mmmmmini-donuts that, if the Avs get into 6th or 7th place in the conference, people will start showing up to games again.  Just to be seen.

Suck on that, nerds.

Oh, yes. The bandwagon is rolling down the street and it’s about start filling up.

That means that we will hear the collective whining of 400 dedicated fans that stuck by the Avs through thick and thin.

Ignore them!  The NHL is a second-rate sports product. If the local team wants me to pay attention it has to be good … or at least be in contention for a playoff spot.

And now that the Avalanche are in contention for a playoff spot I will act like I was there all along.  Just like everybody else. And that’s OK.


Written by Colin D.


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