Man, I sure opened a can of worms with this car flag thing. I’ve decided to keep it on. I’m keeping it on because that’s how the readers voted and because that’s my gut instinct, but more important than either of those reasons is this: What kind of person removes a joyful car flag out of fear? When I put the car flag up I did it without a second thought to superstitious protocol. I just put the car flag up because I was in a good mood. I think removing it now would be terribly cowardly. I made my choice two days ago, and I did so with a spring in my step and joy in my heart. Surely the Hockey Gods cannot frown upon such enthusiasm.
What I’ve really learned from Car Flag-Gate is that I’m ready to turn the page on the whole “analyze and debate” portion of the season, and get on with the, “Just cross our fingers and hope for the best” phase. We fans can debate and discuss your chances all we want, but the wheels of the post season are already in motion, so, I’m going to just go with it.
Installing the car flag is very indicative of current mood: Eff reason and decorum, it’s time to start cheering for the Sabres.
Now, about this game with Ottawa. Listen guys, I think you need to win this game. I realize I’ve been saying this about every game for weeks, but…..for real now. The Ottawa fucking Senators are NOT as good at hockey as you. YOU ARE BETTER THAN THEM. Tonight you have the chance to clinch a playoff spot, but even more importantly you have the chance to shake the retarded-monkey-that-is-the-Senators off your back. Let’s not wait for the post-sesaon. Let’s beat them into submission now. Isn’t always losing to them getting irritating?
This is not a must-win. This is a Holy Shit It Would Feel Good To Win. You should win tonight for the sake of winning. Because it would feel good, and because the Senators are monumentally less awesome than you. You should start the post season by ending this dumb “thing” you have with the Sens.
I won’t be at the game. Me, my viola, and my car flag will be in Williamsville playing a concert tonight. But, I know you can do it.
Let’s Go Buff-a-lo!