Although the game may be a sellout, the Avalanche expressed concerns today about having a large number of no-shows on Sunday night for their playoff home opener against the Sharks. Evidently, a new and highly unusual, yet to be fully understood, emotional disorder is sweeping their fanbase called Mikophrenia. With this disorder, small disturbances in eating patterns may lead to a total detachment from following the Avalanche.
"I ordered a pizza from Domino's last night," said one Mikophrenia sufferer. "There was a spot without cheese. I threw the damn thing against the wall and went to bed. Didn't even remember that the biggest Av game in the past two seasons was on even though I was wearing my jersey, growing a playoff beard, and had been blogging about the damn thing for 48 hours solid."
To combat the problem the Avalanche are tweaking their "Avalanche Experience" ad campaign to include the deeply intoned words "DON'T EAT" between a few random hockey terms.