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July 23, 2012: Fan of the Day - Bethany B.

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Bethany B.
Greensburg, PA

How long have you been following the Pens and how did you become a fan?
I have been a Penguins fan since the day I was born. My parents were born and raised in Pittsburgh, and they instilled a love for the team in me early on. My parents have told me upon more than one occasion that, when I was little, I couldnt pronounce ''Jaromir'' I simply called him ''Jagr Jagr''. But Lemieux was my favorite, so I went around chanting his name to everyone I met.

Who is your favorite Penguins player (past or present)?
Past: Mario Lemieux | Present: Kris Letang

Tell us about your favorite Penguins memory.
Although I have a lot of Penguins memories, my favorite one is probably Sid's first comeback game this year. My best friend and I had spent HOURS on the computer trying to get Student Rush tickets, and were just about to give up hope when we pulled up SRO tickets. That game was the most amazing game EVER, and I lost my voice for the first time in my life.

On a game day I usually...
...wear a jersey, obviously. I've got my own special set of superstitions, like I CANNOT wear my Penguins necklace on game days. I also can't go on while the game is on (except on my phone). I have to touch my lucky necklace as the puck drops for each period, and I can't watch the intermission between the second and third periods. Hockey breeds a special class of people who do silly, irrational things to ''help'' their team win--I'm no exception.

Congratulations, Bethany!

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