Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/30/13 at 03:46 PM ET
from Sean McIndoe of Grantland,
The NHL playoffs are here, and if you cheer for one of the 16 teams that made the cut, you know what you need to do: put fresh batteries in the remote, kiss your loved ones good-bye, and get ready for the emotional roller coaster that you’re about to ride.
But what if your team didn’t make it? What if you find yourself looking for a bandwagon to jump on over the next few weeks? Well, in that case you
could refuse to do that because bandwagon-jumpers are the absolute worst fans in sportsbetter choose carefully!
It’s not an easy decision. In fact, choosing a temporary team can be one of the toughest calls a sports fan can make. You want a team that’s fun to watch, is riding a nice story, and preferably has a chance to win at least a round or two. You might prefer a franchise with some recent success, but not so much that you seem like a front-runner. And of course, you’ll want to be associating yourself with a worthy fan base, even if the relationship is only going to be short-term.
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