June 9, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) covers the puck during the second period of game five of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Kings Fans In San Jose?


What is it with so many Sharks fans suddenly rooting for the Kings? Have all of you forgotten about team loyalty? During the season we hate the Kings, but in the Cup Finals we root for them? Seriously?! I personally find this offensive on a number of levels. Obviously there is the natural NorCal/SoCal rivalry from pretty much every sport. So it only makes sense that we hate them and they hate us. Appreciation for the quality of game the Kings are playing is understandable. But I know several people who are die hard Sharks fans who are rooting for the Kings, and it’s truly sad. Is this because fantasy sports have become prevalent in sports society today that we no longer have teams per say, just players we like? Maybe so, but I doubt it. I’m not saying we shouldn’t root for various players we like, or we shouldn’t have alternate teams we root for. But when you are suddenly cheering for a team you otherwise hate, it feels dishonest. Like a betrayal to your team, and your fellow fans. And it is disheartening to see so many Sharks fans suddenly jump on the Kings bandwagon.

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  • Kingshark49

    What about Devils fans in San Jose? Doesn’t that promote Devil Worship? Are we all heathens? Seriously, good article. However, truthfully I was more PO’ed when the Ducks won in 2007 since they are regarded as the Sharks true arch rival. I did not have a dog in this fight, but the Kings did win the cup and went about their business the right way. I did not cheer for them or against them. The Sharks were long out if it and I just wanted to see a good Stanley Cup final regardless of who won…