Thanks for the warm welcome, Viper.
It's not easy to be a Blues fan, but seeing as how you're an Astros fan you do have some experience with disappointment. Before you get all defensive, I'm not dogging on your team.
I'm not about to get defensive over someone simply stating the truth. I was pretty excited about the Astros winning their 70th game of the season, yesterday. As an Astros fan, I've learned to appreciate every small achievement and to take nothing for granted.
I mean, I'm a White Sox fan. The futility is alive and well there as well (with the exception of 2005....sorry about that too...).
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Game 3 of the 2005 WS. Despite being part of an incredibly disappointing series (was simply not getting swept, too much to ask for?), I still look back fondly on that (historic, for a few reasons) game. I may never have another chance to be at an Astros World Series home game.
I'll just reiterate that this is a fun team to watch. The fans are eager to win and are excitable both ways; a few wins in a row and we're the best team ever, but a few losses in a row and we're the worst and should blow up the team, but that's part of the fun.
Those are qualities that any good fanbase should have, as far as I'm concerned.
How did you come to decide on the Blues? I'm always interested in that. You said you used another website. I'm just curious.
There were a number of factors involved, but these were a few of them:
1. Believe it or not, the lack of a Cup, and all of the frustrations that go along with that, attracted me to the team.
2. The Blues have a great logo, a great color scheme, and great jerseys.
3. Having seen bits and pieces of NHL playoff games over the years, I've found the energy of the crowds at Blues games to be impressive.
4. St. Louis is a nice city that I can associate myself with and feel good about it.
5. Sharing the same timezone is a plus, too.
Hopefully the Blues bring you the same joy they do to me and many others here.
I'm certain that they will.