When I first read this headline, I thought “Is this serious?”. My initial reaction was that of someone’s attempt at a joke. After all….WHY???!!! and…other thoughts I will not print here to save my reputation (of which I hope I have one).
Today on NHL Live!, EJ Hradek and Don LaGreca discussed this issue when a fan called in regarding this event (for lack of a better word). The fan was ticked off about it. Their opinion seemed to mirror
mine…it is not a good idea.
Sports are intended to be an escape from the dealings of everyday reality. They are intended to bring people together or to foster a friendly rivalry. As much as one sports fan may hate the opposing team, they are still all sports fans and enjoy the camaraderie involved. There is a wonderful feeling surrounding sporting events. It’s fun, plain and simple.
Once entering a stadium, arena, or any other sports venue – everyone is there for just the enjoyment of it. That’s what buying a ticket provides. That’s also why fans watch games on tv – for the pure enjoyment and excitement of it!
And, now, Philadelphia Flyers fans (and anybody else watching the game) have to be reminded about a Vice Presidential candidate whom they may or may not like, the absurdity of our country’s financial situation,
the politics ruled by the fat cats who are out of touch with reality, the losing of personal finances, and the political environment in general. IT IS NOT THE CORRECT THING TO DO!
The article I read (on FoxNews.com) stated that Sarah Palin’s claiming to be a “hockey mom” was bringing more publicity to the sport of hockey. What type of publicity, is my question. Palin’s statement was having a “positive effect” on hockey – claimed the Philadelphia Flyers’ management.
Now, if that’s not a matter of opinion, I don’t know what is. Personally, I think the Flyers’ management needs to have their medication increased.
I will be watching the game on television and only hope that the fans attending it will boo Sarah Palin so loudly that the hockey world will not pull this stunt again.
I’m off my soap box now.
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