On my way to work this morning I stopped at a local QT gas station to get my daily staple of coffee and donut and I am sporting my new Stars hat. As I am walking down the donut isle a high school student, probably no older than 16 or 17, says nice hat. I graciously accept the compliment and tell him thank you.
As I am standing in line I notice in front of me is that same kid. He approaches the cash register and opens the wallet to hand the cashier some money, and then sets the wallet down on the counter to retrieve change from his pocket. Inside the wallet I notice where you would normally have pictures of your loved ones something different. The young man had a Mike Modano hockey card from the Minnesota North Stars, with his stick stabbing the heavens as he used to do in such fine fashion. This is the first thing he would see every time he opens his wallet.
I talk to him a while longer and find out that every picture holder in his wallet is filled with a different player from the Stars team, both past and present. I don't know about you, but I cannot think of one Cowboy fan who carries a football card of their favorite players in their wallet, a Mavs fan, or a Rangers fan for that matter.
No matter how the tumultuous season for our Stars team played out, the fact is we, the fans, will always be there. There will be some that jump off of the wagon as it circles the team, but there will be others that jump on and stay on for the long journey that these 82+ games bring us every season, as in the case of the young man I met this morning at QT.