Monday, May 16, 2011
Bruins take shot at Tampa fans
There may not be a stupider attempt at knocking a fan base than the morons in Boston and their sophomoric and unoriginal sign, swiping Tampa Bay Lightning fans.
Fresh off a 5-2 thumping this past Saturday night at the hands of Vinny Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis, this sign has made its way around the Boston area, obviously a crack at Tampa’s “bandwagon” fan base that has been made popular by the four-letter network.
The party, or parties in charge should’ve done their research before erecting something so disgraceful.
The Tampa Bay Lightning was 18th in attendance this past regular season averaging 17 thousand-plus fans per game.
The Boston Bruins were 16th, averaging 17.5-plus per game. Huge. Difference.
The Bruins' fan base completely abandoned their organization a few short years ago when Boston was considered the laughing stock of the NHL and struggled to fill their arena.
Now that they have reestablished themselves as an elite playoff team, the attendance has grown. Isn’t there a word for that?
This shot at Tampa and their fan base is laughable and is a clear sign that the city of Boston and their fans are afraid of Tampa. And why shouldn’t they be?
In 2008, the lowly Tampa Bay Rays, with their economical payroll and no-name team, defeated the Boston Red Sox with their limitless funds and high-profile players, in game seven of the ALCS.
The sports world was embarrassed and dismayed at the mighty Red Sox and their fall from grace at the hands of the Rays.
So, of course the city of Boston is going to showcase a pitiful and classless sign. They’re terrified. They’ve seen this story before.
And they know exactly how the tale ends.