The Zionist Conspiracy
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
One of the welcome additions to the Jblogosphere is Ger Tzadik, an interesting chronicle of a prospective convert to our people.
Ger Tzadik relates that growing up as a fan of the New Jersey Devils, he always had many friends and acquaintances who are Rangers fans, and felt comfortable amongst them.
Yet it was only after meeting his current girlfriend that Ger Tzadik really gained an understanding that being a fan of the New York Rangers requires much more than knowing how to pronounce "Rod Gilbert" or to spell "John Vanbiesbrouck."
While he welcomes many of the traditions of Rangers fans, Ger Tzadik does find some of our rituals to be absurd. I can't really argue with him there - after all, in 2006, chants of "Potvin sucks" are kinda silly.
In a poignant post, Ger Tzadik tells his readers how difficult it has been to put away his Scott Stevens jersey, or to feel the mandatory joy upon watching highlights of Stephan Matteau's goal in Game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference finals.