Sunday, June 13, 2010

Blackhawks Outclass Flyers

The Blackhawks did more than beat the Flyers to win the Cup, they outclassed them. It's always great when the 'good guys' beat the 'bad guys'. The Flyers have been 'bad guys' since the days of the Broad Street Bullies. They have remnants of that with Bobby Clarke as President, Paul Holmgren as VP and their newly anointed thug, Chris Pronger. Would you believe denying the game puck to the Blackhawks after their first two wins? Of course you believe it.

And the fans are just as bad. The selection of Jonathan Towes as the Conn Smythe winner was greeted with a chorus of boos. It's a shame that a city that uses the late, great, classy lady, Kate Smith, to sing the national anthem, couldn't muster up one minute of appreciation to an outstanding performance. Like I said, look at the top of the organization. The fish stinks from the head.

But there is always satisfaction when good triumphs over evil. It's like enjoying Donald Brashear get beaten up even though he is wearing Ranger Blue. So the Blackhawks have ended their 49 year drought and all Ranger fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their heroes 54 year run of futility is safe. For now. I'm sure one of the unoriginal six, like Columbus or Florida, will shatter the record some day.

So again, congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks and a big collective boo to the Philadelphia Flyers. Now I know why The Dark Ranger hates you guys so much. For Ranger fans it's 16 years and counting. I'm sure The Stealth will find a way to continue that run and further his credentials as the number one blowhard in sports management.

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  • Anonymous said...

    Flyers Have as much class as anyone. I guess The Rangers have as much class as Avery! Ya Right and he plays with Barbie Dolls. And they are words from his mouth.Chicago has Class ya Right again The boo when plyers get injured. I guess it the old saying go's You only see what you want there is good and Bad in every city.

  • jb said...

    Philly Fans are classless. It is an indisputable fact. Their behavior is infamous:

    Urban Dictionary: Philly Fans -- Classless sports fans who have turned collective whining into an art form. Best known for pelting Santa Claus with iceballs and booing sick children. Ghoulish houligans who deserve the annual hope-suckage created by the early playoff exits of the Eagles and Flyers...

    Also, just do a Google search on, Philly Fans are Classless, and you'll get a vast number of hits.

    There are also several Youtube videos about their terrible behavior, for example:

    Philadelphia Fans: The Most Classless in All of Sports

    Philly fans are losers.