Fans Go to Great Lengths to Show Support For the Bruins

Here is a round-up of things dedicated sports fans have done for the hometeam during the Stanley Cup Finals.

By | Boston Daily |

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:

Photo via @DubTownCookie

Photo via @DubTownCookie

 

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:

Photo via @johnkrasinski

Photo via @johnkrasinski

 They put themselves out there on Craigslist in an attempt to score game-day tickets:

Photo via Craigslist.com

Photo via Craigslist.com

 They photoshopped signs to match their favorite Bruins player’s name:

Photo via @thetoth_nh

Photo via @thetoth_nh

 They camped outside of TD Garden and grew long, scraggly beards:

Photo via Steve Annear

Photo via Steve Annear

They flipped off inanimate objects to show their displeasure:

Photo via Tumblr.com

Photo via Tumblr.com

 They watched the game on tiny television sets while camped out near Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s house while on assignment:

Photo via Kathryn Sotnik on Twitter.

Photo via Kathryn Sotnik on Twitter.

 They dressed up statues of ducks in tiny uniforms:

Photo via @VistiMA

Photo via @VisitMA

 They named their instruments:

Photo via Reddit.com

Photo via Reddit.com

 They made suits out of rally towels:

Photo via Ken Cruise

Photo via Ken Cruise

They made some interesting-looking pizzas:

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photo via @unchainedpizza in Quincy

 

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