Re: Getting humiliated again by another playoff DNQ...
posted at 4/24/2013 11:39 AM EDT
In response to nrguy's comment:
In response to lordy4's comment:
This team needs to go to the hospitals in Boston and visit the victims of the Marathon bombing. They need to realize that they are playing for these people and for the city of Boston. They are suppose to be an escape and inspiration for Boston. They aren't inspiring anybody with their effort.
Really? The Bruins winning a hockey game is going to change the life of a child that just lost a limb. Get real.
Hockey is not that important. If anything that's what last week's events showed us.
Sports stars are not heros, they're just athletes.
Pucks going or not going into nets are not important at all in the grand scheme of life. A victory will not re-attach a limb.
The game itself, however, is very important. The sense of community, the relief from the news/reality, and the uplifting feeling of things returning to normal, if just for a few hours, is very important.
I'm not sure if you remember the days following 9/11. It was an awful time here. When baseball and football started playing again, cities, towns, and states were able to band together again, as one, in an attempt to remember what life was like previously. Sports bring people close, they make strangers into friends. They are a big part of our lives here in America.
Suggesting that a B's victory would make everything better is silly, but suggesting that the games being played doesn't help with the healing is equally so.