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My Sharks History: Buddahead9

[Editor's Note]: This is the eleventh in a series of user-submitted articles to Fear The Fin, detailing readers personal history following the San Jose Sharks. For archiving purposes this account has been republished. It was originally authored by Buddahead9 on January 23, 2009; the initial Fanpost can be found here.

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Enjoyed reading everyone elses. So I'll pitch in.

Born and raised in San Jose. Parents took us to a Sharks game when they finally came down to SJ after the Cow Palace years.  Loved it. Probably because the A's were sucking it up and well, a playoff hockey team was way more exciting to me than a sub-.500 baseball team to a 13-year-old.

Started following the team religiously on TV and then my dad started buying Sharks Packs and Mercury News Family packs.

Got a job and spent all my money on equipment so I could play in-house at the Ice Centre.

Moved away from SJ in 1999 for school. So now my Sharks history consists of the rare national tv game and a lot of game on the Internet radio.

Recent Sharks memories seem to consist of me in an annual post-second round depression.