I've been to Islander/Flyer games as a fan before getting this internship. The guys I hang around with have the same competitive rivalry with the other teams as most men, but they're generally very nice and not looking to start trouble. When the Flyers come to town...it's a totally different story. And it gets scary sometimes. Knowing the kinds of people that tend to make the trip from Philly, I was extremely hesitant to ask many Flyer fans for pictures (which definitely limited the number of people that I was able to ask). You could say that by doing that I was being biased and hurting myself in the long run, but it only became more and more reaffirmed when one of my coworkers said that the Flyer fans he had been asking were being rude to him for even suggesting to be on the Islander website. I rest my case.
Needless to say- that game I didn't finish the number of packs I was supposed to. But the upside was that nobody else did either. I think I was able to finish 3, which was an accomplishment in my eyes.
The story from the Ranger game last week is definitely one for another day.