Sabres fans are in Europe... hats jerseys, and the love of the game can be found even when not looking... I was stationed in Germany in 2001-2003 in the Air Force (Spangdahlem AB) one crazy moment I ran out of gas on the autoban (a big no no and huge fine $1,500 in Germany) thinking I could make it one more hill... to get gas close to where a had lived... I was wrong.... I flagged down a taxi driver who stop... he drove me to the nearest gas station as fast as he could to get me back on the road and off the autoban... as we drove back he asked me if I liked Hockey being from the states and the NHL in broken English .. I said o yes... he said his favorite team was the Buffalo Sabres... being from South Buffalo I was blown away and never thought I'd hear that... or see the excitement on his face or in his voice... he knew everything about the Sabres and Buffalo had never been there or ever seen a game... but hoped one day to make it to Buffalo to see the Sabres in person! I asked how he knew about the Sabres... he said he heard of Buffalo... what a great city in America it was, loved the logo, the Sabres, enjoyed watching Hasek and Buffalo has become his team forever! My sister and her husband waited at the car and are die hard Sabres fans to this day... when the taxi driver knew we were all from Buffalo and Sabres fans... he jumped out of the car talking everything Buffalo and the Sabres.... they thought I had set it all up.... about him knowing the Sabres... Buffalo... being in the middle of Germany.... with all his excitement.... he never ask for a dime for the ride and left with a big smile on his face like we knew him for ever! I hope to this day he made it to see a Sabres game in person and Buffalo to see his and our Sabres! I will never forget that day! I wish I would have asked for his address... to send him a Sabres jersey... cap or anything Buffalo and the fare for the ride! Sabres fans are everywhere even when not looking! Go Buffalo and go Sabres... it goes... so much further than Western New York!
Edited by tmj79, 08 January 2013 - 06:29 PM.