Originally posted on PensInitiative  |  Last updated 6/2/13
I’ve never done anything of this sort before, but I guess what better time than now? The Penguins are being forced into a hiatus in excess of a week due to a NKOTB concert (I know, right?) which results in me having some free time. I have read multiple articles over the past several months that have argued whether or not the fans are truly a part of the team or not. Sure, they have the obvious arguments such as; the fans do not receive a check from the team for their services and in fact pay to go see them play and that the fans do not get credit for the wins and losses that take place on the ice. The obvious stuff aside, one thing that every article that I have read up to this point has failed to mention is that although the fans may not get paid and get credit, they do put in an immense amount of time every season following their favourite team while they pursue the most coveted trophy in all professional sports. When you step back and take a look at what it means to be a hardcore...
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