This is a series where the Crimespree writers will write why they love their favorite team.
Growing up, Flyers hockey was always a part of my life. I grew up watching the Flyers on PRISM & Philly 57 with my dad and playing hand hockey during intermission. He took me to games at the Spectrum every so often, and seeing the game live definitely kept me hooked. As I grew up, my buddy and I would play roller hockey in my basement after school and pretend we were Eric Lindros, Rod Brind’Amour, John LeClair, and so on.
If you’ve ever been to Philly for a game, you know that it gets wild. There’s a reason why The Hockey News ranked us the #1 craziest fans in the league. Most nights you can feel the electricity from pre-game all the way through the final buzzer. We’re passionate, knowledgeable; sometimes a little out of control, but that’s part of what makes us Philly fans. We’re a rare breed. We’re going to yell in your face during the game, and then afterwards we’ll split some beers. One story going back to the Spectrum was that the fans were so loud during warmups, that the visiting team could hear them in the locker room. (more…)