Wednesday, July 18, 2007

New Hockeytown, USA

This post is reeeeeally late.

During this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, all of Western New York became Sabres fans. In Akron, backers set up a viewing area in the vacant lot next to the Murder Creek Walking Bridge. Meanwhile in Buffalo, citizens gathered near (or in) the HSBC Arena for free viewing parties. Thousands showed up.

The YouTube clips are from four separate games: two outside (home games) and two inside (the away games). Note how the audience grows throughout. Also notice the cars honking at each other several miles away from downtown. Until next year, I guess.

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