New shirt! 6-20-99 Just the tip!!
by Jay Leask
Come on, Buffalo, it’s just the tip! June 20, 1999.
The date was June 20, 1999. The players were exhausted. The fans were tired from a long series, or was it simply a long night?
This goal redefined rules. It broke hearts. It won the most storied championship trophy in professional sports. And if you ask anyone from Buffalo, NY, it shouldn’t have counted.
But it did, and while the man who scored it never said this exactly couldn’t you just picture his smirk, the twinkle in his eye, and the laughter in his voice as he said “Come on Buffalo, it’s just the TIP!”
June 20, 1999. One of the best days in Dallas Stars history. This shirt may be nearly 13 years late but wear it proud to the next Buffalo game – they still hate us for it!
To get the shirt, visit our store! As with all of our shirts, these are available in many colors including black, white, green, brown, and orange.
About Jay Leask: Jay Leask saw his first Dallas Stars game in 2005 – until then he was a wandering fan of Hockey with no guidance or home team. However, his new friends and this “new” team gave him reason to build an allegiance. He quickly became a season seat holder and fell in love with the arena, the organization, and the players. A fondness for hard work and defensive strategy, Jay became a fan of Philip Boucher and Stephan Robidas.
A year later Jay and his friend founded The Dallas Stars Podcast (unaffiliated from the Dallas Stars, though it created relationships that would enable much more) and took on the moniker “The Wall”. Soon thereafter he and his co-host, hoping to cover auditions for the Stars Fanatics for the podcast, became a founding member of the Stars Fanatics and spent three years as the organization’s President before leaving Dallas.
Although he no longer can attend games in person he stays connected through his relationships, and of course Game Center Live.