Wings-Avs: Where I Part Company

Having moved from Michigan, I have lived in Colorado for six years. I have adopted every local Denver professional sports team, but one. As the playoff series between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche is about to begin, this reflects my sentiment well:

Colorado? The Avalanche? The return of the rivalry? Another playoff series between two great hockey traditions — ours, which is based on heroes Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Steve Yzerman, and theirs, which is based on Dr. Evil, Claude Lemieux.

I’m not a huge hockey fan, but I enjoy the NHL playoffs when I get a chance to sit down and watch them. And I do plan to sit down and watch as much of this series as I can. Go Red Wings! Go Hockeytown!

Looks like I’ve just given the Lefties another reason to call me a Wingnut.

We’ll discuss the topic again here when the series is over.


  1. says

    Well Ben, considering your success in cheering on Romney in the GOP primary, I feel pretty safe about the Avs winning this series.

  2. says

    Except that most of the 70% of caucus-going Colorado Republicans who supported Romney are behind the Avs.

    Nice try!

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