I Have Such Happy Memories Of The Caps Stanley Cup Run #OurYear

 

The Caps just tweeted this out and I cannot stop smiling. I just get such good feelings, such good memories, of that Stanley Cup run. And what's crazy is my memory, not to get deep here, but my memory is fading fast. I'm actually getting kind of worried, but that's neither here nor there. Well it is kinda here, because when I watch back videos like the above, I feel like an old person remembering the good ol' days, but it was only 2 years ago. It was just so special to witness, and to very minorly be a part of. I don't think I'm anything special, but seeing all the Our Year shirts during the playoffs, and especially when I was in Vegas for games 1 and 2, that was special. Even after we lost game 1, there were so many Caps fans out there it was insane. And then to rip off 4 wins in a row to get that first Stanley Cup, that elusive Stanley Cup, it was a feeling I don't know I can properly put into words. It's all I ever talked about wanting to see happen in my life, the Caps winning the Cup. You know how you have very random early childhood memories? I have one memory of me and my friend Troy talking in like, 2nd grade I want to say, about how if the Caps made the Cup we'd go. Unfortunately me and Troy drifted apart, but I can still remember that random conversation in Miss Charamella's art class at Steven's Forest Elementary. 

I consider myself so lucky I was able to go to so many of the games during the run. I also consider myself lucky I was able to blog and tweet and work during the run. Who gets to say they get paid to blog about their favorite team winning the Stanley Cup? It's a dream come true. That's why when people ask if I'm bitter I didn't go to Vegas and get to drink out of the Cup when they won it, it's a stern no. I get to blog the Caps winning a Stanley Cup for Barstool, that's the DREAM JOB. Imagine if I went out there to party and didn't blog it? What would my entire career be about? Nowwww....if we do it again, fuck yes I want to be there for the clinch. But that's something for future Eric to worry about. 2018 Eric...woah..sorry..Nate could not have been more thrilled to do the dream job covering my dream sports moment. 

So many great people became friends during that run, and so many friends gave me opportunities. Like Grant and JP putting me on TV. Rachel for a zillion things, Rudy for getting me in the 2nd row in Vegas (Elvis still owes me $10k by the way, never forget). Got to know Courtney Locker and Rob Carlin, got to know Zach a lot better, PFT who went to games with me, Danny for letting me on his show with Grant, Alan May for being awesome, Bob who put me down on the glass where I took this picture with Max (shouts to the Stoolies in the background and Mrs. Scherzer for insisting I sit on her lap for the pic, lol)

 

 

Look at that fucking beard, bro!!!! And a lot of other cool shit I'm probably forgetting because of the aforementioned memory issues, but that's why I'm writing this blog. It'll be like The Notebook, in 30 years I'll read this back and remember all the good times. 2018 was so special.

 

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Beauty.