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Down in Flames

Category: Sports

I have no life.

My wife was out doing Mother's Day shopping with her sister. I had no work to do, so I turned on the the TV. Seems that's all I ever do anymore in my free time...watch a movie or watch TV.

Today, I stopped on OLN which was airing Game 7 of the first-round series between the Calgary Flames and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. The Lightning were eliminated from the playoffs the other day, and I find I need a hockey fix, so I keep the game on.

It's the first time I've seen the Flames play since June 7, 2004, and I find, out of sheer habit, that I'm pulling against them. It's nothing personal, but after seven Stanley Cup games between the Lightning and Flames two years ago (including witnessing all four Lightning home games in person), the word "Flames" and names like Iginla and Kiprusoff just cause that pavlovian response. There's just no getting around it.

And then the game ends. Anaheim wins 3-0. The negative feeling towards Calgary is gone. Time to go back to flipping channels.

Posted 2006-05-03 10:26:56 pm by Joe

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