As the 2nd overtime got within the final 5 minutes, 10 people at the bar had enough. "We have work tomorrow" a few said as they walked out the door.
I know that if you are reading this, you are probably not one of those people, but that really annoys me. Playoff games don't happen every night in DC. In fact they rarely happen. And you are going to walk out on a great hockey game, with your team in it.
Here's a tip. The next day at work, drink an extra cup of coffee. You can't perform after one day of not getting 8 hours of sleep? That is pathetic. I'm glad you aren't overseas fighting for our country.
Some people have kids and stuff like that. Some people are like 50 so they have already seen this before. I'm not talking about them. I'm talking about the 30 year olds with no kids who left this bar tonight holding hands with their girlfriends. And so far I'm just talking about the bar.
Then you have the people at the arena. Several empty seats in the lower bowl were open during the 3rd OT. (Did they even extend the metro...I figure DC is stupid enough to not open the train past midnight) If metro was closing and leaving meant taking a $100 cab ride, I'd run to the metro too. But is that why the people left?
I guess I kind of was impressed with how many people stayed knowing that it is DC. It seemed like only 100 or so from the lower level left. Do those 100 leave in Philly? I don't think they do.
Anyways, like I was saying, I'm not mad at the majority. I'm mad at the casuals as usual. Do they not understand what die-hard fans do for their team? I would have watched 100 overtimes. We would take turns napping for 20 second intervals during faceoffs. Why? Because it's the CUP!