Re: Because of the Lockout, I will never...
posted at 1/8/2013 11:16 AM EST
In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
In response to perrysound's comment:
I'm with you Wheatskins. If we all do this, a strong message will be sent. If we don't, we've no one to blame but ourselves for being taken as fools.
How are we foolish for supporting something that you (we) love? Did the NHL take money from you? Did they hurt you in any way by having a labor dispute? It's more foolish to let this anger affect you in such a way that it takes something away that you love.
Did they take something away from me? Yes, they did. My enjoyment of the game. I love hockey, and that is why, much like you, I am on the Boston Bruins board. Why are you here?
The whole point of following a Team is the bond you develop with them. You hate the schabs because they beat your team. Foolish, yes, but not anymore than you posting on this board. Surely there must be more important things to do in your life then read these mostly FANantic rants.
I really look forward to October and the start of the season. I get excited about it, and can't wait for the whole show to begin. Reading all the news around the league and making fun of the hopeless Leafs. Maybe that is a sad statement, but it is who I am.
It's not anger, just a statement that I am not happy that these guys continually treat me, a loyal custom, with such low regard. It is obvious to everyone by the recent history of Lockouts/Strikes, that they will continue to do this to me and you as they see fit. And you as a customer can make a choice to stay or go. I wish to stay, but want them to know that we are part of this too, and to think twice before doing it again. That is all. There is no big plan to boycott or hit the picket lines. Just a clear, strong message that I am not happy. If McDonalds treats me badly I go to Burger King. Unfortunately, there is no other Top Level Hockey available to me, so my ability to show dissatisfaction is limited.