i don’t give a shit about sports teams and can’t understand why some people do. unless you’re on the team or are betting on them, who gives a fuck if the canucks win or lose? the players on the team change from year to year so you’re basically cheering for a logo. “yeah man, this logo is the fucking best and your logo sucks shit!! i’m a fat never-was who can’t even skate/throw/run without having a heart attack but i’m willing to fist fight any other drunk in this bar who prefers any other logo!!!” at the very least, fans should probably follow certain players from team to team. at least that would make some sense. or maybe admit that the only reason they like a team is because of their colours.
one time an ex-gf of mine won tickets to see the canucks play in vancouver. they were playing the dallas stars or some shit, i don’t know. anyway, the canucks played terribly but still managed to tie the game before it went to a shoot-out. i commented to my then gf that the other team had played much better, that it was just dumb luck the canucks had been able to tie it up, and that i didn’t think they really deserved the win. well holy shit, you’d think i was swearing in church or something. i had motherfuckers turning around and glaring at me, giving threatening looks and staring me down. for what? being honest about the game in my private conversation? being critical of the home team? NOT SIGNING UP FOR THE HOMETEAM LOGO CULT? give me a break.
maybe just to illustrate how dumb aggressive team loyalty is, i’ll assign a random colour to my hometown. let’s say yellow.
then i’ll talk to random people in my hometown and ask them what their fave colour is. if they say anything other than yellow, i’m going to give them fucking grief. if i’ve had a few drinks, i’ll even get belligerent about it, maybe knock their blocks off. i love this colour, and would do anything for it! i’m going to put yellow flags on my car right now and drive through the neighbourhood, honking the horn, and wear a yellow shirt, and paint my face yellow. i might even get a yellow tattoo now.
…because that’s exactly what sports weirdos do, just with team logos instead of colours. weirdos.
about the only thing i’m grateful to the canucks for is losing the 2011 stanley cup finals (HA!), causing a riot, and somehow enabling this incredibly beautiful moment to occur and be captured on film in the midst of all the chaos. this is certainly one of the greatest pictures to be taken in my lifetime. and i’ll knock anyone’s teeth out who says any differently!!!