If you are connected to me on Twitter or other social media you saw this yesterday. I took this yesterday morning right outside the building where I work. It’s a promotional sign put up by the New York Rangers who were then getting ready to play Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s popping up in assorted locations around the city. I think it started when the Rangers made it to the conference finals, because making it to that round is a pretty big deal.
A small sign next to the letters suggested taking a picture and posting it on Twitter or Instagram with the tag #RangersTown. So I did. I transferred the image from my camera to my iPad, edited it with the vscocam app, and posted it on various social media sites. Then the official NY Rangers Twitter account retweeted by image and I my Twitter account got the biggest workout it has seen in a while. As of now, that tweet has 72 Retweets and 334 Favorites, which I am certain is a personal record.
Then, last night the Rangers won their series against the Montreal Canadiens with a sharp 1-0 win, and wait to see whether they will face the LA Kings or Chicago Blackhawks in the Finals. And while reaching the conference finals is a big deal, reaching the overall Stanley Cup Finals is huge. The Rangers last made it this far when they won everything in 1994, so everyone is pretty excited, including folks like me, and frankly I have to admit I’m only a middling hockey fan until the playoffs start and really only if the Rangers show some promise.
But I’m on the bandwagon now, and playoff hockey is as exciting as the true hockey fans claim. Lets Go Rangers. Because It’s The Cup.