-As an indie rock dork: my favorite new band from the past few years, the Arcade Fire
-As a fan of the Simpsons: Troy McLure/Lional Hutz
-As a sci-fi fan: Anakin Skywalker and Captain Malcolm Reynolds.
-Because I buy stupid sports figures: Todd McFarlane
-Because most of the hockey fans we talked to when my friend and I went to Toronto and Ottawa on a hockey vacation were pretty cool, including the guy who asked us "You're from California? Why the hell would you come to Canada in March?"
-Because I watched wrestling as a kid (and with my roommates in college, I'm ashamed to admit): Bret "The Hitman Hart, Lance Storm, and Chris Jericho
-Because we wouldn't have the South Park movie without Canada (and most Canadians I know have a pretty good sense of humor about it)
Got more reasons to not boo Canada? Put them in the comments -- and, oh yeah, go Sharks!
P.S. Regarding my post about stupid superstitions...the jersey has been washed.