Sept. 29, 2012 - Fan of the Day - Melissa
Saturday, 09.29.2012 / 9:00 AM
How long have you been following the Pens and how did you become a fan?
Since birth. My mom jokes that it was meant to be since I was born the year we drafted Mario. I also lucked out because my mom's boss had season tickets that he rarely used and gave to us. So, many school nights were spent driving to the city while doing homework in the car. I basically feel like I grew up in the Civic Arena and cried when it was torn down. I have witnessed all the greats and multiple cups and I feel lucky for that. My pets got blessed with being named after players from the 2009 cup team Crosby, Guerin, Talbot and Dupuis. I will never not be a fan it's part of what makes me who I am
Who is your favorite Penguins player (past or present)?
Tell us about your favorite Penguins memory.
Most recently I took my boyfriend to his first game two years ago. We started dating in the off-season so besides my tattoo and pets being named after players, he really didn't get the level of passion. We drove up for the very first game in CONSOL. Pre-season vs. the Redwings. That first goal and the sensation you get during our goals got him hooked on the sport. My favorite memories is cheering for goals, whether it's home or away with fellow Pens fans.
On game day I usually...
I wear a random player's jersey. I have too many is what I have been told. Then Dupuis gets put in her jersey and I put on my Dupuis jersey and we sit on the couch and cheer as if we are there. I'm excited for this season since my new job lets me watch every game!
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