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You Stay Classy, Vancouver

June 17, 2011

Before I attempt to delve into the WTF that is Vancouver Canucks fans, I’ve got to put a disclaimer out there that I am reporting to you live from my iPhone. Yes, I’m typing this on my iPhone. Thanks app store for making a wordpress application for times like this when my computer is apparently on the fritz. If there are spelling errors and mumbo jumbo, blame either a) auto text, or b) a severe finger cramp.

Will had a hockey game last night, a game which I guarantee was 100x more interesting then the one I took in last night aka game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Who needs sleeping pills when you can just watch the replay of that 2 and a half hour snoozefest.

I could talk about Marchand and Bergerons 2-goal nights. I could even talk about the goaltending and the fact that I think all Chuck Norris jokes will
be replaced with Tim Thomas’ name. But why talk about that when you can chat about overturned trucks, fires blazing just feet from the arena doors, manakins going through glass store fronts, and a man allegedly jumping from a bridge. Did I mention riot police were brought in and that the downtown was shut down till almost 3am?

Refresh my memory. Aren’t we just over a year out from the Winter olympics that were held in the very city that almost embarrassed themselves right out of Canada last night? And isn’t the Olympics a celebration of good competition, brotherhood and good sportsmanship? Did the city of Vancouver have a hard time remembering what those were and replace them with no competition, sore loser-hood and bad sportsmanship? Yikes…

I understand your upset that the Sedin twins failed you miserable in the finals, and that Luongo fell apart faster than a house of cards on a windy day, but for cryin’ out loud, there’s no need to take it out on your fair city. Sure Canada hasn’t won a cup in 18 years, and yes, Mike Emrick was halfway done planning the Bruins cup celebration at the midway point of the second period. But that is no excuse for such a show of poor sportsmanship. Shame on you, Vancouver. Shame. On. You.

I shouldn’t cast judgement on the entire city, in fact, I want to take this opportunity to commend the 422 people who “liked” the Vancouver Cleanup page on Facebook as of 9am this morning. But it’s going to take a lot more than a little trash collecting and soot sweeping to wipe this black mark off the city…

Why do I have an odd feeling that Gary Bettman will use this situation as leverage to put another team south of the Mason Dixon line… Yeesh…

-Stephanie

PS – In case you are wondering, yes, yes my finger is cramping.

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2 comments

  1. I was originally hoping Vancouver would take it, I was rooting for Luongo, and because the Red Sox and Patriots are also headquartered around Boston, I have a bias against Boston sports teams. Then the finger biting and Rome’s dirty hit happened, and I can’t respect the cheap shots. Then you see how Vancouver reacted and I’m glad they lost it. In fact, I hope the Cannucks don’t even make the playoffs next year.


  2. Yeah I agree! I thought it would be nice for Canada to take it for once, but that series got so dirty that by the end I didn’t really care. Come Thursday morning, I was glad Boston won since the post-game antics of the ‘Nucks fans were completely unacceptable! -Steph



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