Kings unbeatable #1 favorites sweep sweep cuppity cup!! SHUT UP YOU F***ING MORONS!
Remember how the Kings used to blow those big leads going into the third? Those days are over. OVER! Remember when the Kings would score a goal only to give one up ten seconds later? Or give up a goal and then give up another one right away, just to make their hole a little deeper? NO MORE! Remember when the Kings would freak out at home like kindergarteners at the school play? Distant, fondly-recalled memories of our youth!
THE TIME IS NOW. ONLY REASON WE’RE HERE. PLAN THE PARADE ROUTE! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!
Melrose says the Kings are unbeatable? That’s a win/win for him, and for all the other pundits and their pronouncements. It’s not like they won’t all just shift to the next narrative if the wheels fall off the Kings bandwagon. All this highly-charged hyperbole is understandably drawing a lot of new fans to the Kings (yay, welcome) and making most of the long-time fans nauseated with terror, night sweats, paranoia, and all the other PTSD symptoms that come with a Kings Fan Club membership.
The key, I’ve decided, is to celebrate fully each victory as it happens, while resisting the urge to celebrate future victories that may or may not materialize.