Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Worst Fans in Sports

New York City? Nope.

Philadelphia? They did boo Santa Claus after all, but they don’t top the list.
Chicago? Not even close.
English Soccer Hooligans? ummmm, no.

Full disclosure time – Yeah, I’m a lifelong Bruin’s fan and my hostility toward the Montreal Canadien organization and fans is no secret. That, however, is not why I’m unloading today.
You see, I’m an American. And I’ve been insulted. More to the point, my favorite song was insulted last night in Montreal’s Belle Center.

Monday evening’s game three of the Boston/Montreal series isn’t the first time my good friends from the north have booed the American National Anthem.

Today, I address those people.
How to do it? That, is the question of the day. .

Hmmm….take the high road? Or, Option 2…..reduce myself to the level of sheer idiocy.
Sorry Amy, sorry Mom……..but I think you can guess where this one is going. .

Sometimes you have to do what you have to do and some people are too ignorant to rise UP to another’s level of thinking. Those same people are only capable of understanding narrow points of view, and I am blessed with the ability to do both. .

Call it a gift.
After reading a few reports from folks who were at the game, not all of the fans in attendance were howling the boo-birds during the Star Spangled Banner.
My words are intended on the morons who were booing.
I am ultra-patriotic, hence the striking of a nerve. I’ve been to Montreal, and Toronto, and have sung along with “O, Canada” has been played. It is a beautiful song with a 98% (my number) favorable rating for the quality of its people.
However, and I’m talking to you jackasses who cannot differentiate sports from reality. A national anthem and subsequent flag of a country are sacred symbols.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for free speech, which is what I’m doing right now.

You want to boo something? Boo that horrific hockey team that wears that uniform that you fawn over with that undeserved arrogant, entitled attitude of yours ----for stereotyping purposes, I call it French Canadien-itis.

I know, you’re not France, but you are linked by your language and your arrogance as a society so deal with it. You'll get the connection in a few paragraphs if you smart enough to read these words.

Men and women have fought and are fighting abroad for what that song symbolizes. You boo my national anthem and you tarnish their efforts.

That may not be the intent, but that is the result.

Do I need to bring up the World War I & II? Huh? Wanna go there? Thank you, I think I will.
If it wasn’t for our boys, French-speaking language would be spoken in one fewer country (i.e.-France) as German would be the preferred tongue and Schnapps would be the beverage of choice.

That happens when you drop your weapons and raise your arms at the mere sight of an opposing army. If it wasn’t for the Allied Forces, you’d be German-Canadiens. How’s that sound, idiots?

And………….if it wasn’t the Germans, the cold-war juggernaut formerly known as the Soviet Union might have been knocking on the western boarder of your fine country during its run as a world power.

Boo us? How ‘bout thanking us, you ungrateful bastards?
Found this on the internet, kudos to the folks at the “Stanley Cup of Chowder” blog.
Truer words were never spoken.

On the ice, the Bruins are whipping Montreal’s ass. It has been a long time coming and I’m enjoying every moment.

Seeing how the Montreal fans emptied that out-house of an arena last night brings me great joy.

As does the anticipation of Wednesday evening’s game four, otherwise known as the Montreal funeral.

I’ll be wearing black tomorrow, with a little gold trim to support the Bruins as the 100th season in Montreal Canadien history is soon to end.

Les Canadiens sont morts (The Canadiens are dead for my English speaking audience).
Happy 100th Montreal fans, glad we could ruin it for you. I couldn't have planned it better. I hope the next 100 end up just like this one.

Hopefully, you’ll get a shred of class during that time. .

As I search for my broom to celebrate the series sweep, I’ll be humming along to the 1960’s tune from the band, Steam. It goes something like this…….

Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, hey hey hey, au revoir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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