How to Become a Pittsburgh Penguins Fan

The Pittsburgh Penguins are a National Hockey League team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Whether or not you live in Pittsburgh, you can become a Penguins fan!

Steps

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    Only become a Penguins fan if you want to. Don't pretend to like them just to impress somebody. Going to games and watching them on television is fun, but only become a fan for yourself.
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    Do NOT become a fair-weather fan! A true fan of the Pens supports them win or lose. There are so many true fans out there that hate fair-weather fans.
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    Get to know the team. Do you know the coach and the players? Don't just know the main players, but get to know the third and fourth string players, too. There's a lot more to know than just the main ones.
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    Hate the opponents. Get to know and hate the main enemies of the Pens.
    • Ottawa Senators- a hated opponent due to numerous battles in the first round of the playoffs.
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    • Philadelphia Flyers- the worst opponent due to geographical location.
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    • Buffalo Sabres- another hated team due to geographical location and the 2008 Winter Classic.
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    • Detroit Red Wings- a team hated for being so unbearably good and for beating the Pens in the Stanley Cup Finals in the 07-08 season.
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    • Washington Capitals- hated due to Alexander Ovechkin and the draft lottery.
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    Know the history. Pittsburgh was one of the second group of teams in the NHL, admitted in 1967. There's a lot of history besides that. Do your own research.
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    Watch the games. What kind of fan doesn't watch games? You don't have to go to the games to watch them. If you are in the Pen's market, watch games on F S N Pittsburgh. Go to local bars or listen on the radio. If you aren't in the market, buy a sports pack so you can watch them. Or, go to the Pen's website and listen to the game online.
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    Wear your support. Go to the NHL shop and buy jerseys, shirts, and pants with the team logo. You can also buy clothes with your favorite players.
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    Stock up on novelties. There are posters, cards, coffee mugs, figurines, stickers, license plates, pencils, notebooks, postcards, cell phone covers, teddy bears, necklaces, mouse pads, and CD's relating to the Pens. Some people even get tattoos. What do you love? Get something with a logo.
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    Talk about the team. Does the waiter have a Pens sticker on his name tag? Discuss that crappy referee call last night.
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    Get other people into Pens and hockey in general. Now that you love hockey, get your friends into it, too!

Tips

  • Never say you are a true fan when you don't know anything about the Pens.
  • If you are unsure if someone you know is a fair weather fan, ask them questions about a losing season. Only a true fan knows all the stats.

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Categories: Fans of Hockey