You know, it’s days like this that remind me how little empathy the majority of humanity has. “Who cares about Atlanta? We finally got another team!” Great. Remember what it was like when the Jets moved 15 years ago? Yeah, that’s what Atlanta’s feeling right now – not that you care. Bastards.
This whole situation pisses me off. For a variety of reasons. So, sit back, and enjoy the rant.
My first and biggest problem are the jerks who wanted this team in Winnipeg, and weren’t afraid to voice their arrogant and self-entitled opinions at the expense of slandering another – but American, so that’s okay – city. Not all of them were Canadian, and not all Canadians are like this, but the majority of those yelling for a team they felt they “deserved” (whatever that means) were Canadian. And they were bashing Atlanta, and Phoenix before them, for all they were worth.
And that annoys me the most; that Winnipeg seemingly got a team because they whined and yelled for one. It makes me think of giving into a spoiled child when they’ve been bad. Instead of telling them no, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman gave them a team to shut them up. It’s like they’re being rewarded for bad behavior, and that really grates on me.
Which is why I would’ve preferred Quebec City to get a team over Winnipeg. They’re dying to have an NHL team back as well, you know. But are they so bad-mannered about it? Nope. And yet, they probably won’t get another team for a while. If Phoenix moves in a year, I’m betting they go to another American city.
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