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An Open Letter To The San Francisco Bulls

San Francisco BullsDear San Francisco Bulls - The inaugural season of San Francisco Bulls hockey is barely over and I’m stuck with the prospect of going without for the next six months.  It has been an incredibly fun season and I’m grateful to the organization for reminding me (and many other fans as well) that sports is supposed to be, and can still be, fun.

To be fair I had limited expectations when I heard the ECHL was expanding into San Francisco.  Growing up and living in a region flooded with top level professional sports can skew one’s expectations of what exactly the ‘pro’ in ‘pro sports’ means. But as the Bulls season progressed and the team grew (not in size but in experience) attending games at the Cow Palace became more ‘home’ than just ‘home ice’.

To the front office staff - You folks have been great, not just to me but to almost everyone I talk to. Your hard work is well documented.  You always make us feel like guests and not just customers.  Enjoy using your vacation time - you’ve certainly earned it.

To the hockey players - Although we tell ourselves it’s not always about winning or losing, I’ve been told that as professional athletes you take it that it is your job to win.  I’m sure it hurts to have your season end early but please note that your performance in the playoffs has not gone unnoticed.  For me it’s always about playoff hockey.  The regular season is fine and all but it’s the playoffs where we see what you boys are really made of.  Your performance in the playoffs was some of the best hockey I’ve seen in a quite a while.  Your effort was relentless and unwavering.  Rest assured you can, without a doubt, tell your family and friends you played your best. Thank you for calling San Francisco your home.

To Coach Curcio - Thanks for always being gracious and available to the fans.  Thanks for the access to the team.  Thanks for choosing San Francisco.  Thanks for dinner.

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One comment for “An Open Letter To The San Francisco Bulls”

  1. Amen! to the above…looking forward to the next season and…GO BULLS!

    Posted by GaleNo Gravatar | April 19, 2013, 11:00 am

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