It's a good thing this one is at Honda Center, because I don't want to have to put up with that guy.
If you've ever watched a Dallas Stars home game on TV (or visited the American Airlines Center for a Stars home game, though I know you are all good people who wouldn't be caught dead in Texas), you've probably noticed The Most Obnoxious Fan in the World Banging on the Glass During Every Fucking Stars Home Game™ who is unique to the Dallas franchise.
"Unique to Dallas?" you might scoff. "Every building sees its fair share of morons banging on the glass!"
This is certainly a true statement, but none of these idiots are quite like Stars superfan Nick Moroch. While most other idiot glass-bangers are just casual sports fans who happened upon some luxury seats by the glass and are likely not to return to another hockey game for quite some time, Moroch has been doing it since 1994 because he's an asshole.
Want to know all about him? This article is pretty good (considering the subject) written by Brandon Worley for Defending Big D last season. It includes these gems:
It's interesting to think that just one fan can be so polarizing, yet Nick has become the object of such derision and praise it was impossible to go much longer without digging into just who he is and why he does what he does - what Nick considers to be his "job" as a fan.
Nick is easy to spot along the boards with his white velvet jacket, green sleeved shirt, dress pants and sandals.
"I'm just happy I get the chance to do what I do, which is bang on the glass very passionately."
It's a job he takes seriously, and one he doesn't seem inclined to give up any time soon.
Anyway, I bring him up now because it appears there might be trouble in paradise for ol' Nick Moroch:
Ok so glass banger man posted on a Stars fans facebook page that the Dallas Stars executive offices asked him to please stop...— Jordan Saleh (@J0RDANSALEH) January 31, 2014
If it's true that the Dallas Stars finally did something about that moron glass banger, then it's the best move they'll make all season.— Art Middleton (@GameTimeArt) February 1, 2014
Who knows if it's legitimate or not, but let's hope so. Maybe with him quiet, other people will start showing up for Stars games.
Corey Perry bangs some glass.
To help commemorate the Ducks' 20th year this season, each gameday I'll be posting a clip of a classic moment from the team's history against that night's opponent. Here is today's...
Teemu Selanne scores with 5.4 seconds left in the game to tie the game and send it into overtime in which the Ducks would win.
Dallas Stars V. Anaheim Ducks Final Seconds (via SkinnerFavre)