January 3, 2012

Stay Classy, Philly!

I was sad to see on Facebook that blog brother ac was travelling for work and was unable to attend the NHL Winter Classic at Citizen's Bank Park.

If you held a gun to my head (violent 2nd Amendment advocate that you are) and told me I had to miss the Super Bowl or the Winter Classic, I think I'd miss the Super Bowl -- even though the Eli Manning -Tebow matchup will be great this year. Seriously, the Winter Classic is the best sporting event of the year. I share one thing with Steve Jobs; he and I both cry when we encounter purity in music, art, operating systems, what have you. The Winter Classic has a purity about it that is unmatched in other sports.

But, if AlexC were there, I was going to tweak him. The Philly faithful booed the Canadian National Anthem! Jeeburz, guys! A lovely young lady comes out and just nails "O Canada!" and the rafters erupt in boos and "U-S-A!-U-S-A!" It's bad enough our great neighbors have to deal with the State Department on the Keystone XL Pipeline; we could at least show a little courtesy...

Sports Posted by John Kranz at January 3, 2012 10:39 AM

Philly has booed Santa, snowballed the Dallas Cowboys and at the alumni game booed Mark Messier.

It comes with the territory.

Posted by: AlexC at January 3, 2012 12:26 PM

Canadian crowds regularly boo the US National Anthem. Tit for tat.

Posted by: Boulder Refugee at January 3, 2012 1:07 PM

Hahahahaha. Okay, I'm in.

On a similar thread, did anybody else see the "Cold War on Ice" documentary on NBCSports/Versus after? Man that was great. If you get a chance to see it, take it. "Canada F*ck Yeah!"

Posted by: jk at January 3, 2012 1:17 PM | What do you think? [3]