Die hard Pens fans...What were your sacrifices?

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Die hard Pens fans...What were your sacrifices?

Postby FuturePens on Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:09 am

I'am a die hard Pens Fan. I watch every single game regarless if they 're down by 5 goals or are winning by 5 goals. I enjoy to watch them play every minute possible. My biggest sacrifice to watch a Pens game was...

blowoff a nextday Final, and went to the game instead.

what were your biggest sacrifices to watch a Pens game?
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Postby Henry Hank on Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:25 am

I can't say I've ever done anything outrageous to avoid missing a game. Luckily, I'm typically not put in a position where I have to miss one.

This season certainly has been tough to bear at times, especially in that long losing streak in January. I really had a tough time watching when they were getting embarrassed by Columbus and Chicago. But I've stuck through it and I'm greatly enjoying the team as of late. They've been in most of the games they've played since the Olympic break. It looks like they're going to finish out this last quarter of the season with about a .500 record, which is very significant going into next season since most of the current team should be back.
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Postby André on Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:11 am

Well, because of living in Sweden I mess up my sleeping/day rythm everytime I watch a game :)
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Postby Ashamed87 on Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:22 am

In 96 or 97 I was sick in bed with strep throat and mono, I was still in high school and missed about 2 months. One night my mother had gone out and my neighbor came over with 2 Pens/Avs tickets. So I left a small note, used every bit of energy I had and went to the game. I was forced to go back to school the next day...which lasted about 35 minutes before I went home sick!!
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Postby NJ5934 on Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:54 am

My sister and I drove out for the 2 playoff games against the Flyers a few years back, the second night of which was the 4 or 5 OT game that Primeau won for Philly. We both had finals at Rutgers in Jersey the following morning. We stayed until the end of the third OT, drove straight back (6 Hours) falling asleep nearly every 20 minutes, and ended up missing both finals anyway.

Other than that I was probably escorted out of the old Philly Spectrum 3 or 4 times. Its ironic that they'll ask you to leave if they think you going to start (or be involved in a fight), yet the 10 guys instigating (throwing stuff at you, yelling profanities) get to stay and watch the rest of the game. Gotta love the animals in Philly.

I think any true Penguin fans that have grown up supporting the team at MSG, the Meadowlands and the Philly areans have probabley taken enough abuse over the years you could call it sacrifice .
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Postby NIN on Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:05 am

This was actually pretty traumatic for me so please, don't take my words lightly...

I usually get home from work right about game time. One day I realized that I did'nt have any snacks at my house. If I would have stopped at the store to get some I would have been forced to watch the first five minutes of the game on DVR delay...I'm sorry...this is very difficult for me....




....whew.... OK where was I?

I did'nt stop but I found a still half full bag of Dorittos in the cupboard during the 1st intermission. I doubt anyone has suffered more than that, your thoughts and prayers are welcome and I thank you in advance....
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Postby Pitts on Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:12 am

I've posted this several times... The day my daughter (1st child) was born, was June 1, 1992. She was born at 10:20 in the morning. At 7:00 that night, I said to my wife (who was understandably tired and a bit irritable), I need to go home ad watch the Pens win their 2nd Stanley Cup! She said "Are you serious?" And I said, yes I am! :D I was flying on cloud nine that day and was a bit pumped. I went home, made phone call after phone call and watched the Pens beat Chicago in a shut out for the win!

Not much of a sacrifice as my wife was really cool about it. But, a day to remember for sure!
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Postby jmh470 on Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:41 pm

I missed my beer league game during one of my trips to Pittsburgh. They lost without me. 8)
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Postby relantel on Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:47 pm

For us -- it was having to miss the game 2 win of the 2000 flyers series because it was our wedding day. Both being pens fans, this hurt - but being in Altoona at the time, we got score updates when the reception started.

(Then we left the country for our honeymoon in Germany/Austria - and the Pens lost four straight. We were waking up one morning there to find CNN International showing the 5th OT live. What a back-breaker that game was.

We get centre ice, and now with Tivo/DVR, we tape and watch later, oftentimes fast-forwarding to the Pens goals to see those plays. We used to tape every game on VHS, and tape over some of the losses. Still have some of the older tapes, even games we made it to, like Ronnie's 400 & 401 goals vs the kings in march 97, along with scores of others. They are fun to watch, specially having been able to pull them out during the lockout so our young daughter could watch Pens hockey. She'll be 2 next month, and although she won't remember it, she got to see Mario play twice last fall at the Igloo.
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Postby JeffTZ on Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:34 pm

Pitts, I don't want to rain on your happy day with your dauger being born on 6/1/92, but if my memory serves me correctly, and it usually does when it comes to the Pens, June 1, 1992 was the night the Pens won game 4, 6-5 to win the Stanley Cup.. two nights earlier Barrasso was unbelievable in a 1-0 SO.... please correct me if I am wrong[/quote]
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Postby Pitts on Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:12 am

JeffTZ wrote:Pitts, I don't want to rain on your happy day with your dauger being born on 6/1/92, but if my memory serves me correctly, and it usually does when it comes to the Pens, June 1, 1992 was the night the Pens won game 4, 6-5 to win the Stanley Cup.. two nights earlier Barrasso was unbelievable in a 1-0 SO.... please correct me if I am wrong
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You may be right. It was one of the DVD games they gave out this year. Unfortunately, I didn't get that one. I have a contact at the Pen's office working on getting me one. That night was a blur for me and my long-term memory for details is a bit fuzzy at this age! :shock:
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Postby cs6687 on Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:15 pm

Not much of one here, but this is it: Game four of the 2001 playoffs, when the Pens played the Crapitals in round one. I had a ten-page paper due the next day on a review of the Carnegie art gallery (yawn). Pens lost 4-3 in OT, but I managed to complete the paper that night at 3 am and got an A on it. Amazing how far one can go if he can BS his way through things.
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Postby abigFATAss on Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:30 pm

I sacrificed a relationship for the Penguins run in 96-97 when Mario and Jagr were reunited. I watched game 7 of the series with the Sabres when Kaspar scored the OT goal against Hasek.

Earlier in the game, my girlfriend at the time was ******** at me about something I did or didn't do. I wasn't really paying attention because the game was on :roll: We broke up that evening after the game. On one hand I was ecstatic because the Pens were in the East Finals. On the other hand...I was happy that the relationship was over.

Ok, not really a sacrifice, just a really cute story. :D
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Postby guiner on Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:45 pm

With TIVO, there is no need to sacrifice.

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Postby jjwags on Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:52 pm

guiner wrote:With TIVO, there is no need to sacrifice.

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Thats what I am talking about
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Postby netwolf on Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:31 pm

guiner wrote:With TIVO, there is no need to sacrifice.

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Sure there is. You could actually GO to a game. j/k G!

:lol:
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Postby Gaucho on Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:38 pm

Sleep. And sleep.
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Postby newarenanow on Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:30 pm

My sacrifice is my health. I don't mind the Pens losing every once in a while, I just want to be rest assured one day soon that they will be in Pittsburgh for a VERY long time. I'm going to have a heart attack over this whole situation.
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Postby guiner on Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:35 pm

netwolf wrote:
guiner wrote:With TIVO, there is no need to sacrifice.

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Sure there is. You could actually GO to a game. j/k G!

:lol:


I do, when they play in San Jose, and at least once when I come home for xmas.

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