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March 19, 2012 12:09 PM   Subscribe

A beautiful proposal from one hockey fan to another. Unfortunately, the first commentator felt the need to rain on their parade... (SLJezebel)

... in a wonderful parody of US right wing political rhetoric.

Couldn't resist burning my first post on a great proposal and a hilarious reply.
posted by Slackermagee (32 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
sweet and funny - thanks.
posted by facetious at 12:14 PM on March 19, 2012


My rage! It got derailed!
posted by Sternmeyer at 12:20 PM on March 19, 2012 [11 favorites]


Someone just cried at work.
posted by josher71 at 12:26 PM on March 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wait so the "took me to a Leafs game" thing is real?
posted by neuromodulator at 12:32 PM on March 19, 2012 [9 favorites]


u awww bro?
posted by zombieflanders at 12:34 PM on March 19, 2012 [5 favorites]


It's nice to see two people so happy but you have to think of the children! In an environment like that they'll probably end up Habs fans. Do you want that family living next door?

/I'm a Flyers fan so everyone already doesn't want me as a neighbour.
posted by cmfletcher at 12:36 PM on March 19, 2012 [5 favorites]


Sweetest troll ever.
posted by idiopath at 12:37 PM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


The featured comment as Jezebel there is, indeed, actually pretty fricken hilarious.

Wonderful at how far we've come, daunting how far we still have to go.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:39 PM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's nice to see two people so happy but you have to think of the children!

Mixed marriages never work out.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:54 PM on March 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hate Jezebel, think public marriage proposals are tacky and demeaning, still can't stop laughing.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 12:59 PM on March 19, 2012 [9 favorites]


I don't want my hypothetical kids exposed to the hockey lifestyle. I am homesporting them in Orthodox Calvinball, when I make believe them.
posted by mccarty.tim at 1:07 PM on March 19, 2012 [12 favorites]


So, hockey is that weird sport that's sort of like football on ice?
posted by oddman at 1:09 PM on March 19, 2012


More like mixed martial figure skating.
posted by mannequito at 1:12 PM on March 19, 2012 [4 favorites]


Cute story. Was going to FP this link, but thought it was a bit thin, so I'll just leave this here:

NHL Teams Up With Black Colleges
posted by joe lisboa at 1:18 PM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


These women are degrading the bedrock of our society, and no one is thinking of the children.

My dad was a knucklehead that was rightly kicked to the curb when I was not quite two years old. I only wish my mother started swinging from the other side of the plate.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:26 PM on March 19, 2012


Everything about this post made me a little bit happier.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 1:47 PM on March 19, 2012


Did... did you not read the actual comment, Cool Papa Bell?
posted by Sternmeyer at 1:50 PM on March 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


My dad was a knucklehead that was rightly kicked to the curb when I was not quite two years old. I only wish my mother started swinging from the other side of the plate.

You know the comment was about the fact that they are fans of two different hockey teams right? Or was your dad Leafs fan?
posted by VTX at 1:51 PM on March 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


NHL Teams Up With Black Colleges

That's pretty cool and reminds me of some speculation that the Atlanta Thrashers were trying to cultivate a black fan base by signing Dustin Byfuglien, Evander Kane, and some other black players. It obviously didn't work that well, but it's an interesting idea, and I'm very glad to hear that the NHL wants to find a more diverse audience, because Johnny Taylor is right that the crowd at your average game right now is overwhelmingly white.
posted by Copronymus at 2:00 PM on March 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


While we're on the topic of hockey and GLBT issues, Patrick Burke, the brother of the late Brendan Burke -- the openly gay hockey player and son of Leafs GM Brian, tragically killed in 2010 (previously) -- has started a PSA campaign, the You Can Play project. ("Gay athletes. Straight allies. Teaming up for respect.")

The idea is that "if you can play, you can play" regardless of sexual orientation. The first PSA video (filmed by HBO and featuring a dozen elite players) was released a couple of weeks ago.

Sometimes, hockey does the right thing, you know?
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 2:10 PM on March 19, 2012 [6 favorites]


Someone just cried at work.

Someone in my house just cried.

(I'm home alone.)
posted by desjardins at 2:40 PM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Someone in my house just cried.

(I'm home alone.)
posted by desjardins at 5:40 PM


You sure about that?
posted by magstheaxe at 2:42 PM on March 19, 2012


The crying is coming from inside the house!!
posted by found missing at 2:50 PM on March 19, 2012 [15 favorites]


The cats are too sociopathic to give a shit about love, so they don't count.
posted by desjardins at 2:52 PM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


My favorite comment from a Canadian hockey fan on this Leafs-Sens mixed marriage:

Two Girls No Cup
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 2:58 PM on March 19, 2012 [37 favorites]


Did... did you not read the actual comment, Cool Papa Bell?

Of course I did, silly. Just making a general statement.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:04 PM on March 19, 2012


(I'm home alone.)
posted by desjardins at 5:40 PM

You sure about that?
posted by magstheaxe at 3:42 PM on March 19 [+] [!]


Eponyterrifying?
posted by asnider at 4:11 PM on March 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


My favorite comment from a Canadian hockey fan on this Leafs-Sens mixed marriage:

Two Girls No Cup


OK so we're gonna bring up the race-to-the-bottom rivalry, huh? IT'S A SENSITIVE TOPIC

The Sens' current incarnation only goes back to 1992 and they've already got a Presidents trophy, Conference Title, and a Stanley Cup appearance. Over 20 years that's normally nothing to brag about, but a) The Sens are an expansion team that came from extremely humble beginnings not too long ago, and b) we're comparing them to the Leafs here so any of these is an incredible feat comparable to the moon landing. In the time the Sens have existed, there have been 11 different teams to win the Stanley Cup, and 19 who haven't, so the Sens (and Leafs) are in the majority in having "no cup" in that time. The Leafs, on the other had, are damned close to extending their streak of missing the playoffs even further, and they currently hold the league's 2nd longest active post-season appearance drought at 6 years. "That's an odd stat, hoopo" I hear one of you saying (there's always 1), but it's worth noting because the #1 longest active drought belongs to the Florida Panthers who look like they'll finally break the streak this year, leaving the Leafs to become #1 at something at long last. Strangely enough, as I write this the Leafs are down 4-0 to Boston in the first period on a less than stellar performance by their top goalie prospect James Reimer. This is tightly shutting the door on whatever faint playoff hopes anyone may have had for them this year, yet again. The future is as bright for Leafs fans as always, because they get to enjoy another summer outdoors away from the TV. Now before you say it: yes, I know the Sens have yet to beat the Leafs in a playoff series. It's been a sore point, but ultimately meaningless because the Leafs don't even make the playoffs anymore. By the time we're likely to have another matchup neither team will have any players on their rosters that will have faced each other in the playoffs before anyways. That shit is over, Leafs fans, like 1967. But yes, both teams are in a bit of a rut. The Sens have been digging for 3 or 4 years, but Toronto's like the Colorado River slowly carving the Grand Canyon. A veritable force of nature in it's capacity to disappoint. The Senators have at least shown some signs of life in recent memory, and as such should not be written off with the Leafs.

Phew! Glad that's off my chest. Cute video by the way.
posted by Hoopo at 5:06 PM on March 19, 2012


I was about to become all fiercely pro-Sens there, but Hoopo beat me to it.

Luckily, my current squeeze is a Floridan who gives not a single shit about hockey (basketball and soccer, mostly), so he just smiles and nods when people rail on the Leafs. I didn't even have to bludgeon him and send him to pro-Sens re-education!
posted by flibbertigibbet at 5:24 PM on March 19, 2012


You know the comment was about the fact that they are fans of two different hockey teams right? Or was your dad Leafs fan?

I'm guessing CPB's meatspace surname is "Cherry."
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:48 PM on March 19, 2012


My favorite comment from a Canadian hockey fan on this Leafs-Sens mixed marriage:

Two Girls No Cup


Uh, that was a sign held by a Boston fan during last year's cup finals, meant to dig on the 'Sister' Sedin twins.
posted by mannequito at 6:58 PM on March 19, 2012


That's right, GO PENS!!!!
posted by XhaustedProphet at 7:25 PM on March 19, 2012


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