Our society surrounds itself with sports. Sports are truly part of our American culture and bring together family and friends.
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Swinging white towels reading “Stanley Cup Playoffs: Mighty Ducks,” sporting homemade T-shirts embellished with the words “extinguish the Flames in the Pond,” and blowing feverishly into “quackers,” the sea of fans at the hockey Stanley Cup Quarter Finals, featuring the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim vs. the Calgary Flames, were anything but modest.
For years the Los Angeles Lakers have been the dominating Southern California sports franchise, but ever since the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won the World Series in 2002 and the Los Angeles Clippers making the playoffs this season, choosing a favorite team has become impossible.
A frigid chill raced down my neck and pinched my face as I stepped through the entrance of the Arrowhead Pond’s arena. The massive oval rink was scattered with fans sporting purple, black and green, and echoed with the chirping of duck calls resonating through the cold haze rising from the ice floor.