*quickly looking around to see if anyone can hear*
…I am a Tampa Bay Lightning fan.
*pausing while you point and laugh hysterically*
Yes, I know. The Lightning have finished dead last and second-to-dead-last the past two seasons, and it’s as if winning the Stanley Cup was a mass delusion, suffered by many, never to be experienced again in this lifetime.
Yet I naively cling to hope, I dust off my Lightning jerseys, and I am eagerly anticipating their first pre-season game this evening. It’s sad to see me setting myself up for heartache, isn’t it? Don’t fret too much. There’s a stash of vodka in the kitchen if the pain becomes too much to bear.