Being a Canucks fan isn’t simply about cheering for the Vancouver Canucks.
I mean, that’s a huge part of it, since not cheering for the Canucks basically assures that you can’t call yourself a fan. But if you’re boosting the Canucks with no knowledge of the team whatsoever, you run the risk of being called a bandwagon fan. It’s something that we try to deal with annually in our bandwagon fan cheat sheet, which gives new fans (and even those brave enough to admit they’re bandwagoning) a quick primer on the Canucks’ roster. You learn name, nicknames, things to say, things not to say. By the time you’re done, you’ll seem like a dedicated fanboy, even if you just got on board.
But there are other ways to get to know the team closely. You could, say, watch a lot of games. Or read this blog every day (which you should totally do anyway). Or, you could undergo the rigorous training program laid out in new web series “New Van Fan” from upstart video team the Frecklebombers.
“Don’t panic. You’re going to want to panic. Don’t panic.”
Valuable information for any Canuck fan, along with not calling Markus Naslund “Marky Mark”, and never ask who Kirk McLean is. These things can get you killed in the wrong circles.
And yes, I can imagine the goaltending situation would be confusing for any newcomer, especially since it’s confusing to us.
If I have one criticism with this video, it’s that it doesn’t involve any preparation for the inevitable despair. Granted, nothing can prepare you for the amount of despair that comes with cheering for this team.
New Van Fan also has a Twitter account, which it looks like will be used primarily to tweet things only the most naive of Canuck fans would think.
— newvanfan (@newvanfan) February 12, 2013
So much yet to learn.Tags: New Van Fan, The YouTubes