In 1992, a film about an underdog hockey team was released, and the sporting world was never the same. It was such a hit that the Walt Disney Co. decided it would be a good idea to create an actual hockey team fashioned after the movieand the Mighty Ducks were hatched. Never before, or since, has a professional sports team been named after a film. For this reason, the Ducks never really garnered the respect they deservedthat is, until Disney wised up and sold the team; the new owners dropped the cheesy Mighty from their name and changed the colors. Shortly thereafter, the team won the Stanley Cup! Coincidence? We think not. So if you want to catch a glimpse of a Flying V, come to the Honda Center and remember how fun it is to quack for the Ducks.
Tue., Dec. 29, 7:05 p.m., 2009