You've Tweeted Your Way Into Our Hearts, @DallasStars.
How's it going? Well, we hope.
But maybe this will post will make you feel even better? We'd like that. Long story short: We thought it was finally time that we got our feelings for you off our chest.
Honestly? We're pretty smitten. We're enamored with your sense of humor. And we love that you forsake the self-seriousness we see elsewhere in sports social media.
We've felt this way for quite a while, really.
Our first inkling that you might be the Twitter account for us came last January.
The Cowboys' Twitter account, apparently still heartbroken after another catastrophic season-ending loss, had the gall to insult the Stars and the NHL when you guys were just returning from your latest lockout. More dignified and less fun accounts probably would have brushed off the comment, but you — quite delightfully, we'd say — hit the Cowboys back, right where it hurts, replying that “at least our #9 got the job done.”
Listen: Taking the Cowboys down a peg and stirring our memories of 1999 is a surefire way to get our hearts to flutter.
But then you charmed us again during the Stanley Cup Finals. After Boston Bruins defenseman Gregory Campbell finished a shift with a broken leg, you provided the single-best tweet of the resulting #imgregorycampbell trending topic on Twitter. Any enemy of former Star and current idiot Sean Avery is someone we'd like to be friends with, for sure.
After the summer, things cooled off a bit. And, hey, we get that. You did all you could in the offseason, letting us know that the Stars had traded for Tyler Seguin on July 4 and trying to get us ready for the upcoming season. You just didn't have much to work with.
Once the season started though, we were right back with you. Your game-day updates kept us informed, sure. But it was your expert-level trolling that made us love you even more.
In an extremely fortuitous bit of timing, the Toronto Maple Leafs happened to be in town at the tail end of last week, just after Justin Bieber's arrest. Your buddies on the in-game production staff had fun with this fact, showing Bieber's mugshot on the Jumbotron and throwing in a video showing some of Rob Ford's dance moves for good measure.
Not to be outdone, though, you got in on the act too, tweeting out an an Instagram photo of Bieber in Leafs' gear, along with the games' blowout scoreline. It was great.
It didn't faze you though, did it? Nope. You just responded with your best tweet yet:
Keep up the good work, @dallasstars. Our feelings grow stronger for you by the day.
Stephen Young and the rest of the Central Track staff