Fans Go to Great Lengths to Show Support For the Bruins
Boston is home to some of the most intense and supportive sports fans. And it shows.
As Malden resident Dominic Roberto said at the start of June, when tickets to the Stanley Cup Finals went on sale at the TD Garden, Boston is small, and sports are everything. “We are close knit—we hold our sports true to us, and that’s why we have so much pride. It’s what we do,” he said, camping out in front of the doors leading to the ticket booth, where he planned on paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket and a chance to see the Bruins battle it out on the ice against the Blackhawks.
This series between Chicago and Boston has been nail-biting to say the least, with some of the showdowns going into triple-over time, forcing Bruins backers to sacrifice some sleep in order to see the outcome of the game. But through it all, Boston fans have stuck by their team, doing what they can—whether through a game-day ritual, or photoshopped memorial—to help show support.
Below is a list of some of the things city residents and superfans have done for the Bruins during the Stanley Cup Finals over the last few weeks:
They shaved their hair into patterns to look like the Bruins logo:
They lit up a building so it read “Go B’s.”
They tried really hard to grow “Stanley Cup Finals Beards” in a short amount of time:
They put themselves out there on Craigslist in an attempt to score game-day tickets:
They photoshopped signs to match their favorite Bruins player’s name:
They camped outside of TD Garden and grew long, scraggly beards:
They flipped off inanimate objects to show their displeasure:
They watched the game on tiny television sets while camped out near Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s house while on assignment:
They dressed up statues of ducks in tiny uniforms:
They named their instruments:
They made some interesting-looking pizzas: