Title: A Tale of Two Cities: The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals
Description: Boston and Vancouver react
Brendan2k5 - June 16, 2011 08:28 PM (GMT)
...First off, if you're Canadian I do apologize. I know this isn't the norm up north but still....
First Boston. Here's an article from the local Fox Affiliate: http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/sports/nhl/...25-apx-20110615
And the Boston Herald: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/hockey/...home&position=0
...Now this prettymuch sums up Vancouver: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q5V6DKH3bw
See the diffence? Now me, I'm a Boston Sports Fanatic. I live in Boston, etc. Even so, Red Sox Nation didn't react like that when we lost to the Yankees in 2003 during the ALCS. We were pissed off of course but we didn't trash the city.
On the OTHER hand, I'm well aware Hockey is more of a big deal in Canada than it is in the U.S. Baseball is a religion in some parts of America after all. Even so...wow.
ToonBlade - June 16, 2011 08:43 PM (GMT)
I saw the video you linked, and all I can say, is wow.
All that carnage and destruction over a hockey game?
I'm still speechless after seeying that....
AmeftoWriter - June 17, 2011 12:53 AM (GMT)
I understand that they're mad about it after all it is a 4-0 game... It's an embarrassment I think.
Most of them are cleaning up and are really sorry for it.
(by the way I live in Canada) I do agree that it is really stupid.
Though you see there is like a tradition/some sort of thing attached to this. Apparently the country that hosts the Olympics will win the Stanley Cup. In which Canada did but they lost the cup.... It is embarrassing.
And I guess they were really supportive of it and were outraged of the outcome.
Shao-May - June 17, 2011 01:49 AM (GMT)
1.Yeah in Canada hockey is a religion. NOBODY cannot love hockey! (Sometime in Quebec it can be even worse)
2. They were really near of their first Stanley cup.
3. Vancover/Canada won the Olympic cup. the same city was near to win the Stanley cup.
4.I heard that they wasn't enough policemen when it happenned. i know also that american police is a way more serious deal than the canadian police. (In quebec we are always making fun of them and their failure). Plus Boston was well prepared for any things like that, not the canadians ones.
5. Remember folks, at first it is only small gangs who want to actually do this. this event was only a decoy to start it. I hope the image of canada isn't not too much attacked. I do not care but since we already has a really bad reputation...
It make me remember that a same event had happenned here in Montreal 2 years ago. We won the first match against Boston...
Brendan2k5 - June 17, 2011 02:51 AM (GMT)
After 2 people were killed when the Red Sox beat the Yankees in 2004 (on their way to winning the World Series for the first time in 86 Years), Boston Police won't hesitate to introduce your skull to the all-powerful riot stick ^_^
...And yeah I know Hockey's a REAL big deal in Canada. In the U.S. I'd say it's tied between Baseball and American Football. In Boston it's all about the home teams =O
Still though its not like a Canadian Team has never won a Stanley Cup. Montreal has 31--almost double the Detroit Red Wings' 16. In comparison the Bruins now have 6 in total, which is one less than the Red Sox who have 7 banners. Of course, the Celtics have 17 Banners--tied with the Lakers in Basketball and ten less than the New York Yankees, who have 27.
The way I see it, if you can't handle it then don't watch the game. Better yet, find another fandom. These days, knitting could use some love...
Shao-May - June 17, 2011 02:17 PM (GMT)
Montreal has 24 stanley cup, not 31... Also, hum... how to say it... Montreal/Quebec isn't very loved by some province of the Canada. The fartest they are, usually the more they hate us....
Rov - June 23, 2011 01:04 AM (GMT)
>implying this is anywhere as bad as europe and soccer
Also I'm from Canada and I don't care about hockey. None of my friends and family do, either. Okay, maybe my cousin and uncle. But they didn't give a crap when Vancouver lost.
Agent 54c - June 24, 2011 05:01 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Rov @ Jun 22 2011, 06:04 PM)|
| Also I'm from Canada and I don't care about hockey. None of my friends and family do, either. Okay, maybe my cousin and uncle. But they didn't give a crap when Vancouver lost. |
That's nothing. I'm from (a small city in the region of) Vancouver, and I have never given a damn about hockey.