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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tim Thomas Falls On His Hockey Stick

Courtesy: Outlaw Hockey

I couldn't find nicer words to describe such foolish
actions by this Boston Bruins Goaltender, and yet I
will try and keep this clean and civilized.

Yesterday Tim Thomas showed not just what a bad sport
he is, but also what bad judgement he decided to use
on such a grand stage. Having months to consider and
reconsider his actions he still decided to take the
world of politics and muddy the world of sports.

Keep in mind that I have no objections to his political
views, he is without question entitled to them, and
please spare me the freedom of speech rhetoric, no one,
myself included is trying to suppress his freedom to
speak. If that were the case then I would be among the
first to defend him, and it. As far as freedom of
speech, here's mine: He's an idiot for not being able
to draw a line between athletics and politics, and as
far as my congratulations to him earlier last year for
winning the Stanley Cup Finals MVP, and Stanley Cup is
concerned, I take it back, he doesn't deserve it.
Thomas is nothing short of a child and should not be

Whatever your political views are, embrace them, just
leave them at home when it comes to athletics, a time
when we should leave them at home and enjoy our freedom,
not find another arena to fight about them. Don't make
this another Soviet Olympic boycott, a mistake that
should have never happened, but can't be taken back.

Don't Believe In Plays, Believe In Players - Al Davis

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hear people bashing Thomas right after they say he's entitled to his political beliefs, I have also heard people say he shouldn't have used this as a political platform, yet this year we had Tebow using his position in the NFL as a platform for his religious beliefs, you can tune in to any radio station in this country and you'll find some jock with his own agenda, political, religious or some other cause using their position as a platform while playing music or talking sports! It is Thomas's right to make the choice he did, that's what makes this country great! But when I hear people bitch that it's tradition and it has nothing to do with politics! You say he needs to draw the line between athletics and politics, but in this case I'm not sure if there is a line! To say that the invite to the white house was not political is wrong! If this was The NFL or MLB I may have agreed with you, however the NHL is the ugly step sister of professional sports! The first Stanley cup champions to ever be invited to the white house was the 1991 penguins invited by old man Bush, did that have something to do with the North Stars moving to Dallas? I don't know about that but what I do know is that no Stanley cup champ has ever been invited back until 2009 by Obama! I find it hard to believe that move 3yrs ago had nothing to do with politics, if the NHL still had bad ratings and no following to speak of like in the past we would not be having this debate because Tim Thomas would not have received an invite in the first place! You can hate Tim Thomas for standing up for his beliefs and say what you will about the man, that's your right as well but to say the invite to the white house had nothing to do with politics, well that's ridicules!