Monday, April 16, 2012
Head's Up, Tim Thomas!
Tonight is one of those nights in which politics and sports intersect. Or in this case, collide.
You may recall that back in January, Tim Thomas, a teabagger jackass goalie from the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, refused to be honored by President Obama at the White House. All because — how did he put it? — "government has grown out of control." The team went without him. Ridiculous.
Well, now that the Bruins are playing the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it's time for a little payback. Caps fans are wearing Obama masks at tonight's game in the Verizon Center.
We think this is great — not just because it dings Thomas for disrespecting the President, but because it may get into his head a bit. In fact, we may not have seen anything like this since 1996, when a rain of rubber rats from Panther fans drove then-Bruins-goalie Tom Barrasso to take shelter in his net. We cats PURR.
(PHOTO: Stephen Whyno, The Washington Times)
UPDATE: Whoops! Looks like the only Bruin head Caps fans should have tried to get into was hulking Canadien-beating thug Zdeno Chara's. Oh, well!