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by IwoCPO on 05/29/13 at 06:03 PM ET
My mood hasn't changed from five hours ago, or whenver I wrote that post. I'm avoiding going home. My DVR will hum like a male Dive fan. And I'll wait as long as I can to start watching. It will be torture.
But, at some point, I'm going to watch this game.
In the dark recesses of our most horrific pessimism, there is hope. You hate the playoffs because you feel you should. You despise this night because your instincts tell you to. You know the Wings will lose this thing because it's a defense mechanism baby Jesus gave to you as a gift.
But it's not real. The real part of you actually believes they can do this. It might even be the logical part, if that makes any sense. Logic tells you anything can happen in a Game 7 because you've seen every scenario. No one has seen what you have. No one.
As bad as 6 was and as horrible as the last two days have been?
We're in a better place than any other fan of any other team in history. You literally have genuine, justified, real hope that your team can advance to the Western Conference Finals. You have that hope because of who you are and because of who they are.
You are Detroit Red Wing fans. We are owed this night, this opportunity because we are the elite and the arrogant. You have swagger because your team is the gold standard.
Do this. Burn. This. Fuching. Conference. Down.
It's a Live Blog, bitches. And, yes Monkey, it's on.
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