VF21

Sad to hear this news. This was my “Go to” message board for all things Kings for many years. Only pop in occasionally now as my passion for this team and all things sports has waned in the last couple of years. I lurked for a few years and dove in during the heyday. Had a few posts VF21 didn’t appreciate and was called on the carpet for, but over time she and I managed to resolve those things. She was the most passionate Kings fan I ever saw and the eternal optimist. This board was her baby and she made it feel like home. She will be missed. Rest In Peace Christine.
 
Sad to hear this news. This was my “Go to” message board for all things Kings for many years. Only pop in occasionally now as my passion for this team and all things sports has waned in the last couple of years. I lurked for a few years and dove in during the heyday. Had a few posts VF21 didn’t appreciate and was called on the carpet for, but over time she and I managed to resolve those things. She was the most passionate Kings fan I ever saw and the eternal optimist. This board was her baby and she made it feel like home. She will be missed. Rest In Peace Christine.
Beautiful post. I know it’s not my place, but, i hope this young team will catch your eye and attention one day soon and you can enjoy some wins if possible. Much respect to you and of course, Christine, always.
 
Oh no... just noticed this thread also. Lost for words! Sometimes we had some disagreements about the team, but still loved the positive energy and enthusiasm from her daily! *insert bouncing fox

Loved reading all the beautiful tributes here from all of you! Sending all the love to her family from the Baltics! Rest in peace Christine!
 
Wow, I don't even know where to begin. When I read the news I was just gutted. VF21 was one of the very first people I interacted with here and over the years she's grown into someone I consider to be a close friend. The news hit me so hard in fact that I've been on a hiatus for awhile. I feel like it's time to try and pull together some thoughts though...

I guess I'll start here: There's a very long maternal strand going through Kings-fandom for me. I inherited my love of baseball from my dad but my love of basketball came entirely from my mom's side of the family. My mom took me to my first Kings game and I was instantly hooked. My grandmother had season tickets right up until the year she passed and she took me to several games over the years, knew all the players, and loved the Kings (and purple) as much as anyone I know. And the one abiding memory I have of my great grandmother is seeing her huddled in her rocking chair at her home in Rocklin, shoved up right in front of her TV because she could barely see and all I ever remember her watching/listening to was Kings basketball. When my great-grandmother turned 90 we even got a nice letter from Rick Adelman celebrating her for coaching girls basketball so very many years ago when the sport must have been in its infant stages.

I'm not sure what it is about basketball or the Kings in particular that attracts so many wonderful women to sports. It can't just be a coincidence that the only professional sports league in this country is for basketball. I could try to formulate some theories but really I don't know and it doesn't matter. I just want to say thank you to all of them but particularly to Christine "VF21" for sharing her passion and love of life and basketball with all of us for all the time that she had. I know for a fact that we're all the better for it. You will be forever missed! Please look up my grandmother JoAnn Kuphaldt and my great grandmother Sally Zaharis up there if you get a chance, because I know you'll have a lot to talk about.

Love always, your friend,

-hrdboild
 
Oh, man. I don't come back here too much either (although I never said much when I WAS coming here regularly-- probably a couple hundred posts in 20+ years). Her optimism would be eye-rolling and aggravating to my cynical Kings-fandom heart. But she would always be cordial to me in any of our brief interactions, and she helped make me feel like I belonged here. And sometimes it's the little things like those interactions that go a long way. So when the other Kings forums back then started getting too crass or cliquish to my liking, she helped this forum be the more welcoming and inclusive environment that I was looking for. Godspeed, Christine.

And Glenn, it truly is great to hear from you again. Hope Jeremy is doing OK too.
 
No way! :( Ugh. This is heartbreaking.

I'm really, really sorry to hear about her passing. She was such a passionate Kings fan. I haven't been on here lately because I'm just so tired of Kings ineptitude. But this is more than deserving of a comment.

I'll never forget VF. Like most people, I never agreed with her 100% of the time. I once joked that Bogdan's full name was boring because his last name is literally the same as his first name, but with extra letters lol. She proceeded to send me an aggressive message about Balkan culture, even though my GF at the time was Balkan hahaha.

I'll miss you VF.

"I love this team!!!".