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Home Team Advantage

Posted on: Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

For whatever reason the 2011 Stanley Cup finals is heading to game 7. I have some ideas. Among them is that why have only 5 or 6 games when you can have 7? Why deny a city another multi-million dollar opportunity in earnings from an extra game? Calgary would have done the same, I think. Was it staged, I dunno, but what is quite obvious is that each team is winning on its home turf.

Is there really a home advantage?

With scores like 8-1, 4-0 and 5-2, you would have to agree that Boston has been able to use the support of their home crowd to their advantage.

Winning at home is a lot easier. Having your supporters around you makes it possible to face life’s challenges with an edge. What is it that fans and supporters provide us? The feeling that we are not alone. Others share in our dreams, hopes, desires and goals. We don’t have to rely on our own stamina, especially in the face of temporary defeat, some major hits to the head J or being scored on first.

Our fans and supporters cheer us on even when we don’t feel we are doing so well, they give us strength to carry on. So next time you are checking out or feeling overwhelmed engage the home team advantage. Get on the phone with your cheering squad, your family and friends and allow yourself to hear their encouragement and receive their support!

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