You might have heard by now.
I know I have. I’m getting tired of hearing about it.
Sure, guess you could say I’ve always known there were several closeted fans on the Central Coast, but this is starting to get out of hand.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m talking about the incredible run the Los Angeles Kings are on.
The Kings are within three wins from the franchise’s first Stanley Cup after Wednesday’s 2-1 OT thriller over the New Jersey Devils.
Now with the Lakers bounced from the playoffs, people are starting to learn who Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick and Anze Kopitar are.
If you’re checking your Facebook, email or phone this morning you’re most likely being inundated with friends who are suddenly claiming to be “huge” Kings fans.
It’s great for the team and all the die-hard Kings fans that’ve been waiting for Lord Stanley’s glory. This is a franchise that couldn’t even win the Stanley Cup with “The Great One,” on its roster.
But please do me a favor. If you’re enjoying the greatest season in Kings’ history that’s fine, but don’t pretend to be a fan of hockey and blow up Twitter and Facebook to let every single friend you have know that you’re a Kings fan.
You probably don't even know what icing is.
When they were firing their coach and backing into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, not this many people cared about the Kings.
It’s a part of sports, but it’s still annoying.
I went through the same thing when my St. Louis Rams made it to and won the Super Bowl XXXIV against the Titans.
“Oh, you’re a Rams fan now,” stranger on the street would tease mockingly.
True Kings fans must be annoyed. I knew I was.
The Kings have a ways to go. I wonder what the reaction will be if the Kings win. What if they lose?
If you're not a longtime hockey fan, don’t try telling the world how much you love the Kings.
Let’s just enjoy the ride. Even it’s on the biggest bandwagon in town.