In 1994, the Vancouver Canucks lost to the New York Rangers in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Riots broke out on the streets of Vancouver following that devastating loss. Jefe would hate to imagine what would have happened had they won. Fast forward to 2011. The Canucks were back in the finals in another game 7. On this go around, they faced and lost to the Boston Bruins. Guess what happened? Another riot. En serio? Ay que pendejos!
I’m a sports enthusiast but I’m not gonna go get hopped up on booze or sheer idiocy and go looking to cause trouble or mayhem. I just don’t get it. I didn’t have a pony in this race but I was pulling for the Canucks just because I can’t stand Boston teams. It’s not too far-fetched to say that Jefe has a deep-rooted hatred for the Celtics, Red Sux, and Patriots. As far as the Bruins are concerned, I actually could care less.
Does this really make sense – your team loses/wins a championship and you proceed to trash your city in “defiance/celebration?” As the late-great Chick Hearn would say: That makes two kinds of sense, little and none.
I know it’s almost been twenty years since a team in Canada has won the Stanley Cup and there’s a lot of pride on the line, but that doesn’t condone what happened in Vancouver. Don’t get it twisted, either. We in the US are just as bad when it comes to senseless riots. Get it together North America, we’re on the verge of joining our Euro counterparts as having hooligans attached to us instead of fans in regards to sports.