Dear Colorado Avalanche,
I don't see any reason to beat around the bush here, so I'm just going to come out and say it... I love you. I've loved you since I was thirteen. I'm 23 now. That's ten years. Ten whole years. An entire decade... wow. I'm making myself feel old.
The point is, I've loved you long time, and I will love you long time from now. Even when we go through seasons like this one together.
Maybe it's the fact that I'm a sort of grown up now, with a sort of job, where I sort of get money sometimes, or maybe it's the fact that I want to support my team when they need it the most - but I've gone to five games this year. Five. Over the last, you know, decade that I've been an Avs fan, I've gone to at MOST one or two games a year. But this year I've gone to five. Five.
The first two games I went to? Fantastic. SO MUCH FUN. I saw you play the Rangers, and you beat them 5-1. I saw you play the Senators, and you beat them 6-5 in overtime, and it was amazing. I was high on it all. Things were going so great!
Then I went to a game against the Ducks, and you got shut out 3-0. That wasn't as fun. Then I went to see a game against Calgary, on Valentine's Day, and well, let's not talk about it.
I went tonight, and you lost to the Oilers 5-1.
Are you okay? What's wrong? Can I help somehow? I love you. I'm here for you! I JUST WANT YOU TO BE OKAY.
I have this thing that I do for... entities... that I care deeply about, and that is make them a mix CD. My actual romantic life has an ultra-pathetic track record, but since you are not actually my boyfriend, and are in fact an amalgamation of a bunch of dudes, this cannot possibly backfire on me the way it has in the past.
Avs, I made you a mixtape, because I love you and I want you to feel better. I jumped on this bandwagon ten years ago, and I'm not jumping off any time soon, no matter what. I'm here for you.
Songs For Hockey Players To Listen To As They Cry Themselves To Sleep After Losing To The Worst Team In The NHL:
(This is, um, kind of a weird video.)
Songs For Hockey Players To Listen To To Get Pumped Up And In A Badass Mood For Their Next Game:
(This entire album would probably work, actually.)