Howdy Ghost fans…
First, my “teams” are the St. Louis Cardinals (defending World Champs, y’all!),
the Cleveland Browns (Dawg Pound for life!),
Phoenix Suns (Steve Nash is the man, and if he retires this season, the league is losing one helluva man, let alone a player.)
and the Washington Capitals (who just knocked off the defending champs Boston in 7 straight One-goal games, including 4 OT games.)
Explaining the wild diverse span there will take far too much time….so I’ll try to boil it down…I started playing football in junior high, and didn’t want to root for the local team just because they were good, so while playing Tecmo Bowl on the NES, I started trying out different squads…Let’s just say that Bernie Kosar, Clay Matthews and Ozzie Newsome made an impact on me. Throw in Kevin Mack, Webster Slaughter, Gerald “The IceCube” McNeil, Eric Metcalf and the list goes on…I found my team. They were pretty darn good late 80′s/early 90′s…I got hooked.
The Phoenix Suns were a little more complicated. My favorite player growing up was Charles Barkley. I briefly rooted for the Sixers, but when he got traded to Phoenix (where I have some cousins) I had a team. From Kevin Johnson to Dan Majerle to Jason Kidd to Steve Nash…and briefly the Big Shaqtus…How could I forget the Matrix? I found a team that I liked and wanted to root for.
I’ve always been a St. Louis Cardinal fan. Dad loved them, and where I’m from, you either root for the Redbirds or the Cubs. Never really considered anything else.
The Caps? Well, from the early NHL video games on Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo, Dino Ciccarelli, Dale Hunter, Al Iafrate and Don Beaupre were it. They had cool uniforms, and Iafrate could beat that ass! Dale Hunter could throw down too. In the old days, you had to just keep running into guys til someone would fight….you wanted to stay the F*CK away from Marty McSorley of the Kings and Bob Probert of the Red Wings..those dudes would end your night quick!!!
Which actually brings me back to my original point…even in the early days of these hockey games, when you could start creating players, you couldn’t make black dudes…there weren’t any in the NHL and they just weren’t an option….but the game 7 winning goal last night was scored by the only black player on the Caps squad, Joel Ward.
And people started tweeting all sorts of ignorant racist sh*t.
This was an EPIC series. A number 7 seed upsetting a number 2. In seven straight one-goal games with four OT matches tossed in there too! Just great hockey. The young Caps Goaltender going head to head with the dude who stood on his head and lead the Bruins to the championship just the year before.
The Capitals head coach was pulling their best scorer with leads, to play more defensive minded players. Just a ton of strategy and nail biting.
Why the f*ck is race even still an issue? Grow the hell up people. I guarantee if those same morons tweeting last night had a black player on the Bruins score the game winning goal, that same kind of nonsense wouldn’t have been coming out of their mouth.
I guess it shouldn’t surprise anyone that ignorance is still alive and kicking. Do everyone a favor…and smack any friends or family who you hear talking like this. It’s seriously time to put an end to this crap. Make the effort to smack the ignorance out of people today. I’ll work on getting my lawyer buddies to draft a law to get Congress to approve. If you hear someone spouting off “hate speech” you are free to slap the piss out of them. We’ll call it Preemptive Applied Reeducation Therapy. If it prevents hate crimes or just keeps people from staying stupid sh*t, it’s totally worth it.
(Hold still. Let me slap that out!!!)
Think we can get this law to pass? Is anyone really in opposition to it?