Found November 28, 2011 on On the Duck Pond:
There is an old definition of insanity - doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  Right about now, both Ducks fans and the Anaheim Ducks team are completely, certifiably insane.  Ducks fans are insane because they keep showing up (or watching) games, expecting a win every time.  They figure the losing streak has to end sometime, and yet the results are the same every single time.  Loss.  Loss.  Loss.   Gluttons for punishment, they can't seem to stop hoping. The team itself is equally insane - from the top level of management all the way down to the fourth line. The Ducks continue to play the same system, refuse to play a full 60 minutes of hockey, talk until they are blue in the face, commit the same errors that prove costly time and time again, and cannot dig themselves out of a hole to save their lives.  Yet they keep showing up to the games and proceed to hope for rather than create a victory. Management is nuts because they continue to beli...

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