As hockey fans, we all do our share of shouting at the screen, venting to our significant others (who often couldn't care less), and sharing our brilliant expertise on the Internet with whichever screen name will humor us with a response.
Player's siblings, why...they're no different. They're just like us!
Fans who like to follow players, and siblings, and whoever on Twitter to get more of their personality this season have noticed, among other things, Griffin Reinhart's dry wit.
Oh, and also: The Boychuk brothers.
To follow Sam Boychuk's timeline the other night during the New York Islanders' overtime win over the Washington Capitals, which included a four-minute power play extending into OT and almost wasted by the Isles, was to live the moment both as an Isles fan and a brother of the game's hero.
Note: Some salty language follows. This is the internet.
Before the events of the night, brother Sam is pumped for this game.
Isles Mafia the season starts now. Big time players are going to show for big time games. The road to Lord Stanley starts now. #NASSAUCUP— Sam Boychuk (@SaBoych) December 27, 2014
The Isles blow a three-goal lead...again.
FML— Sam Boychuk (@SaBoych) December 28, 2014
The Isles enter overtime.
Time for a fucking Johnny Rocket— Sam Boychuk (@SaBoych) December 28, 2014
The Isles power play continues, some would say lingers, in OT. Sam retweets:
Jesus Christ Boychuck and Leddy need to switch sides on the PP for the one timer @SaBoych @daboych #isles— RobF (@bobbybows) December 30, 2014
With no one stepping up to put a dangerous damn shot on, Johnny Boychuk appears.
JOHNNY FUCKING ROCKETS— Sam Boychuk (@SaBoych) December 30, 2014
We have proud, retweeting brothers in the house.
@daboych @SaBoych "@myregularface: here is a GIF of Boychuk's OT winner. . http://t.co/gghJOCFyl4"— T (@Riz2525) December 30, 2014
Safe to say, all Boychuks left happy.
Going out on top. It's been a slice NY. Until the next time #Boychuk #Isles http://t.co/WbhhKD3yld pic.twitter.com/e4pe4wKFey— D.B. (@daboych) December 30, 2014
Some liberties were taken with the precise timing of things, but you get the idea.