Earlier this summer, I approached Reasonable Doubt, one of the talented and handsome bloggers at Melt Your Face Off, about picking a hockey team. I haven’t rooted for one since the Florida Panthers’ “Year of the Rat,” and I wanted to have a rooting interest on ice.
So, after learning that the fantastic and lovely Texy of Deadspin (and Out in Center Field, and one-third of all other sports blogs on the Internet) was looking for a sweater to wear as well, we came up with an idea: the Melt Your Face Off Home Game. Basically, Texy and I went through Melt Your Face Off’s Season Previews, took pleas and arguments from commenters, and chose two teams we will follow for the rest of our lives because of the words posted on a blog.
And now, I can finally reveal… …that I’m a sucker for history. I like rooting for a team that’s got some stories to tell, rather than one that’s still searching for pen and paper. And it means something to me for my team to be one that really matters in fans’ lives; I don’t think there are a lot of those teams in the heavy-on-passion NHL, but there’s no way I’d root for a team I know none of the diehards would care more about than little old bandwagon interloper me.
So, as of earlier this week when I made this decision, I’m a Montreal Canadiens fan.
(I won’t lie: Megan Fox helped.)