I have no problem with people being self-righteous twat nuggets. We dealt with it against Montreal and oh boy did we deal with it. It got the point where our Habs eulogy on Puck Daddy was so hate filled it brought us over 1,000 incoming hits. People flocked to our inbox to tell us how awful we are, how juvenile we are and how they're going to drive to Boston to kick our fucking ass. I'm cool with that though because Boston and Montreal have a heated rivalry. Boston and Montreal fans are like peanut butter and car oil. They don't mix well when you're drunk at 4am. Next was Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love". Philly fans were brash, rude and obnoxious; but they had a reason to be. Last year the Flyers pulled off an amazing feat never seen before in the NHL. I'm okay with their shit talking, we deserved it. Then we swept them and everything is mildly okay.
Tampa fans tough are the biggest jackasses below the Mason-Dixon line. Yesterday was a heated debate between radio stations, between fans and between family all culminating over the fact that Tampa fans were insecure about their fandem. It came to the point that Tampa "fans" bitched so much that the Boston Bruins PR Department pulled their signs from the TD Bank Garden. How pathetic. When an organization like Montreal can handle it, the biggest crybabies in the NHL, it really speaks to the power of the puss in Tampa. These douches get all uppity because the Bruins call out their fans as not being real fans. Well guess what, the Bruins organization is justified. Look at the attendance numbers.
The St. Pete Times Forum holds 19,758 for a hockey game. The TD Bank Garden holds 17,565. If you look at attendance numbers this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning fill their arena to 87% capacity over 41 home games. 87%. You'd think that a hardcore hockey fan base like Tampa Bay would be able to fill an arena for 41 games. Considering that their team was also in the top 3 of the NHL for a time, 87% is pathetic. It's even more pathetic when you put it against the Bruins, who filled their arena to capacity 100% of the time over 40 games. That's right folks, with one more home game on the Bruins, the Lightning couldn't fill their building and couldn't beat the Bruins average attendance per game. Those numbers? Boston: 17,565. Tampa: 17,268.
So for a fan base as diehard as the Lightning's they couldn't fill their building AND beat the average attendance of an arena that holds 2,000 less? And we're the bandwagon town right? I'm not even going to touch the ticket prices either because Boston's tickets are almost double that of Tampa. So you have lower priced tickets in a larger arena and still can't fill it? Hardcore baby. Right down to the varicose vein!
Suck my taint Tampa...
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