So normally, we would post about players and how they play or the rumors surrounding the organization. Well, to be honest, I want to talk about the FANS. I have not seen a post regarding Sharks fans. So how about we give ourselves a pat on the back. Recently, I got a gig as a writer for a Bay Area sports company to cover pro sports and recently one of our regular Sharks writer got injured so I had the great opportunity to step up and cover for this person since I live down the street from HP. The first Sharks game I attended as a writer was when Marleau was honored for playing his 1000th game against the Phoenix Coyotes when they won that dramatic game coming back from a 3-0 deficit and winning 5-3. Remember the game? That was one hell of a game.
I've attended Sharks games in the past but it has been such a long time that I forgot how great the atmosphere was. Hearing the fans that night from the press box which is WAY up in the ceiling, pretty sure everyone knows where it is, but my skin literally had goosebumps when the first goal was scored by the Sharks that game.
When the go ahead goal was scored by Marleau, I cannot express the noise inside the tank that night. I mean, it's literally something. I've attended and covered Warriors games and Raiders games, no disrespect to the fans but to be honest, the Sharks fans and atmosphere of the tank is like no OTHER.
They say only the reason why it's loud is because of the acoustics in the building. Sure that helps the noise, but it's the fans that helps the acoustics sound amazing. I left the press box during the 2nd intermission to go ahead and experience what it was like being a fan. So I decided to walk the concourse of the arena and let me tell ya, I have never seen a sea of teal jersey's in one area. I can say that 90% of the fans I saw had a jersey on. Both retro and new ones.
A young writer myself trying to pursue the career I love to do which is write about sports, I can honestly say and I am not sucking up to anyone or what not, this is MY personal experience and MY personal opinion. But, nothing or no organization compares to the Sharks fans. People say that the Warriors fans are better since they go to games even though their record does not really impress anyone out there, but I can say the best fans in the whole BAY AREA are the Sharks Fans.
The Fan base is out of this world. Dedicated and passionate about their team and representing like no other. Let's continue to support the Sharks organization like we have in the past. Let's pass the experience to our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren and even our friends/loved ones because it's worth every dollar we buy for the tickets.
"Win, Lose, or Tie, A Sharks Fan till I die..."