This entry was originally written for Raw Charge, but I’m posting it here, as well. The Crunch have swept their round two opponent, the Springfield Falcons, in four games. This advances the Crunch to the third round of the 2013 Calder Cup playoffs.
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You know, when we started this place we thought it was a great idea to include the name of the Crunch’s owner, Howard Dolgon, in our title. We thought of ourselves as the Crunch’s Army, a place where the fans could go to express anything from pleasure over how the team was doing to displeasure over what it wasn’t doing. We’re still that place, of course, but today we’re put in a rather awkward position. Howard has expressed his opinion about the size of the crowd at the game last night, and I gotta be honest with you…I don’t agree with his opinion.
In case you haven’t seen this, you can read his opinion here on Syracuse.com. You can also read Brent Axe’s rebuttal here. You can then read Howard’s reaction here. When all that’s said and done, come back and see what we have to say.
So, I’ve been touting this ALLin hashtag like it’s my job over on Twitter. I’ve got businesses where I live involved and had no problem tweeting their names as being ALLin. I have my school, my students, and some of my colleagues ALLin. I’m pushing and publishing this as much as I can. But, yet, recently, I was asked to put up or shut up, and as a result was faced with a very difficult choice.
The choice was basically between what is right and what is easy. The choice between truly being ALLin or just being sort of in, in ways that are only convenient to my prejudices and my stubbornness and my annoying elephant-like memory (when it comes to all things Crunch, that is). One choice is easy. The other choice is right.
And, as much as it kills me, I need to make the right choice here.
Now, to be fair, I was not actually told, “put up or shut up.” Not in the least, and I don’t want to imply that this isn’t my choice or that anyone was anywhere near as rude as that phrase implies. It wasn’t a dramatic exchange of ultimatums, though stories of events, both recent and colonial, were exchanged.
What is all this about?
Although some teams are getting started tonight, tomorrow night will mark the official start of the Syracuse Crunch’s playoff run.
In case you need a refresher, here it is: the Crunch comes into the playoffs in third place in the Eastern Conference after capturing the East Division Title this past Saturday with a shootout win over the Sharks. This gives them home ice advantage for their first round tilt against the Portland Pirates, a team the Crunch hasn’t played all year.