I'm going to preface this by apologizing to my colleagues in our Vancouver office for the following post. #DontShootTheMessenger!
But really, there's no way I could have possibly left their loss in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals alone. After all, I am a born and raised Saskatchewan Roughriders fan who had to suffer the barrage of jokes that came from our "too many men on the field" call that cost us the Grey Cup in 2009. So I feel that I have been dealt my fair share of "nanna nanna boo boos". And yes, I believe this qualifies me to poke as much fun at other hurting fans as I see fit! Two wrongs alway make a right, don't they? ;)
I thought about admonishing the so-called Canucks "fans" for the embarrassment their rioting ways have brought upon Vancouver (and if you've been living under a rock for the past 18 hours, you can catch up here and here). Then I realized that there are three things wrong with this mindset:
1. I'll forever get hate mail with protests of "but it was only a small handful of people, not the whole fan base!"
2. It's waaaaay too easy of a target
3. My Roughriders fan base infamously dumped manure on our kicker (McCallum's) neighbour's lawn after McCallum missed a critical 18 yard field goal in the 2004 playoffs. Yup - his neighbour's lawn. Riders fans tend to be a bit hopped up on Pilsner before, during and after a game that drastically lowers our IQ levels for a brief period of time. In our defense, this was slightly funnier and more of a direct attack than setting random people's cars on fire and looting a London Drugs for Pringles (Vancouver, I'm looking at you.)
So instead, I thought I'd try to compile the top 5 funniest tweets & status updates that I've seen in the past couple of days that take a good ol' fashioned clean hit on the Canucks and their loss. Not that clean hits were actually that prevelent in the series...
Enjoy, and remember that as a Flames fan, I was truly only rooting for Boston because of my ABC policy: Anyone But Canucks!
And, from our own Joey:
There. End of poking fun :)