So Now Philadelphia Loves Cancer...
Flyers are three 'n OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
So far this season they have beaten the defending Cup Champion Bruins, the hottest team in the second half of last season (Devils), and the defending Western Conference Champions (Canucks).
I can't wait to go to Yahoo Hockey to read all the accolades the Flyers will be receiving. All the talk about how losing Jeff Carter, Mike Richards and Ville Leino must have really hurt the scoring. I can't wait to read on that Yahoo page about the great play of Ilya Brygalov, and how he's played out of his mind. I'm sure a picture of Claude Giroux will be on the front page, and the fact he's now tied for second in points in the NHL.
I just cannot wait to take a look at the front pa.....
Oh , Flyers fans are now "Pro cancer".
Last night during the first Intermission, the NHL decided it knows hockey demographics and posted an "Anti Cancer Ad" with a few players, including Sidney Crosby. You hear his voice, you see his face, you boo of course.
I know the NHL expects everyone to watch the Arena Vision.....we don't. We grab our beers, take a leak, grab a smoke, whatever. We don't keep an eye on the gigantic screen unless it peaks our interests. Ads don't do it. I guess after people saw Crosby on the screen, they booed and a few writers (One from Hockey News) felt it was over the line to boo the man because they were in an ad.
This is a new one for me. We all know about the "Santa incident" that happened before we landed on the moon. We all know about the kid being tazed at the Phils game. We all know about the fan fighting Tie Domi. We all know about the puking Phillies fan etc..
If you forget, check the comments on that Yahoo article to refresh your memory. If you look real close, you'll see a bunch of "I hope Flyers fans get cancer" comments.
One thing you'll notice from the article? The lack of positive about the Flyers fans (Of course).
Positivity about our fan base doesn't get "Page views". That's why you don't see in the article state that the Flyers fans gave two standing ovations to two soldiers who came home from Iraq.
You don't see in the article about the Thousands of dollars spent on the Lokomotiv bracelets that went towards the families of the crash victims, and no mention of the millions of dollars spent by Flyers fans at the "Flyers wives, fight for lives" campaign for the fight against Leukemia.
Nope, you'll see the article about booing our biggest rival in a commercial.
I emailed the writer of the article (Puck Daddy), to stick up for my fellow Flyers fans --
"I enjoy your articles but to write about the "Flyers fans boo a Cancer campaign" is a stretch. I know you mentioned that it was over blown and that people shouldn't be in an uproar over it but of course you knew it would get a lot of hits and of course you knew it was just an opportunity for fans to rip the Flyers fans about being aholes and such. If that's what you were getting at, then it worked. It always does, just mention the Flyers and our fan base gets ripped.
No mention of the two soldiers that got a standing ovation at the game, accompanied by the USA USA chant and no mention of the hundreds of dollars spent yesterday for the Locomotiv bracelets that went towards the families of the crash victims and no mention of the millions of dollars spent by Flyers fans at the "Flyers wives, fight for lives" campaign for the fight against Leukemia.
I know being a Devils fan you wouldn't mention it, it doesn't make you look good. Just give the fans of the NHL another reason to rip the Flyers fan base. I know you probably won't read this email either and I figure I won't get a response from you, just needed to stand up for my Flyers fans is all.
Have a great day
Puck Daddy is a good writer. He is a Devils fan so he does have another agenda at times.
Now if you don't mind, I have to go and throw rocks and batteries at Peter Pan, and then go spit on my mother..
Ahh the Philly stereotype.