Posted by scooter244
"Office Space"...perhaps the greatest underrated film of the last 20 years.
This thread is ridiculously long for something quite simple: Chanting "USA" for your team just b/c it's based in Boston makes NO SENSE when the players who COMPRISE THAT TEAM are MOSTLY CANADIAN.
It's simple and pure jingoistic ignorance in its worst display...the "Ugly American" derided by so many--rightly so--around the world....and the reason the chant dies on the vine--as someone else pointed out--is b/c it's a minority of idiot fans who choose to take part in it....so it doesn't take and it peters out and everyone who's done it looks as stupid as they possibly can while the rest of the real fans who came to watch hockey get on with the game.
(And I really could care less if it's practiced by Canadians who choose to boo during the US National anthem --they're just the Canadian ignorant counterpart...There are stupid people everywhere,...it's not unique to America or any other country. What's consistent is that the stupid people are a fringe minority (just like in politics) who happen to be the loudest b/c that's the only way they know how to draw attention to themselves. And they do. But their message is inevitably revealed for what it is: base ignorance.