Skip to comments.Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins goalie, snubs President Obama
Posted on 01/23/2012 1:09:18 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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This is a poll (which is at least as scientific as reading message boards, if you can stand to do it) from New England Sports Network (NESN), and it indicates the majority are not disturbed by it. And, this is predominately a site frequented by New England sports fans:
And I will say this as well: Every single hockey player I have ever played with here in Massachusetts spanning 15 years that I knew personally, would back Tim Thomas 100% on this. I speak only of ones I knew personally, not people on opposing teams and such.
And I say this as a Bruins fan.
That's really a shame. I'm ready to go out and buy a 'Thomas' Bruins jersey over this... God bless Tim Thomas!
Now if we could only afford to attend a Bruins game, I might wear that shirt there... ;-)
We attended many Red Sox games that Curt Schilling pitched (and one Paw Sox game in RI where he was rehabbing). Schilling always received a ton of applause.
We attended a Red Sox game at Fenway back during campaign 2004. John Kerry was announced as being in the crowd, and I believe he stood up and waved (it was hard to tell, as we were in the cheap seats w/o binoculars). Hubby and I loudly BOOed John Effin' Kerry, as did many other Red Sox fans - it seemed about 50-50 to me.
Thanks for that poll info... I just FReeped it! God bless Tim Thomas.
RE> As I always say, Im so so glad to be out of that God-forsaken state.
I say almost the exact same thing every day for the past 13 years. :)
You are welcome, nutmeg...stand up guy, eh?
Of course it has nothing with someone knocking around a black object with a stick and keeping that black object from reaching it goal. I digress.
Red Sox player Manny Ramirez;
Manny celebrated like a kid when he was finally minted an American citizen, running out onto the Fenway field while waving a miniature American flag, but he didn't have much use for George W. Bush. After the team won the World Series in 2004, Ramirez skipped the team's visit to the White House. Johnny Damon covered for him that time, explaining to the president that the slugger's grandmother was sick. When he skipped again after the '07 victory, Bush wasn't hearing any excuses. "I guess his grandmother died again," the president quipped.
Now that hypocrite should have gotten press for his snub. He just became an American Citizen and he snubs a White House visit, TWICE!
And so did this guy.
Theo Epstein was conspicuously missing from both White House visits in 2004 and 2007 when Republican President George W. Bush was in office.
You see the pattern here, I could go on. It's not the snubbing it's the President that is snubbed that makes the difference.
where’s that video of Kerry getting BOOed at the RedSox game??
fans are different than latte-drinking effetes..
My recollection is vague on this, but didn't John Elway skip out on a WH visit back in the day when the Broncos were winning Super Bowls? That was during Clinton's second term.
Not that it would ever happen for me, but I would get great enjoyment out of saying HELL NO !!!!
Likewise, I would refuse, and make my reasons for refusing quite plain.
John Elway's decision to skip the Broncos' trip to the White House continues to be the subject of much controversy in Denver. The team reported he skipped it because of a knee exam. Elway, who apparently was a no-show because he's not a fan of President Clinton, did have the exam, but it turns out he was "recuperating" on the golf course on the day his teammates were at the White House. Elway has since left for a vacation in Europe and was not available for comment, but coach Mike Shanahan said: "John's been to the White House before. It's not like his first time."
That went out the window the day "Lewinsky" became a verb.
Well good and I’m glad the boards I’m reading aren’t representative of the fan base. The Pens boards aren’t representative of the people in the stands either (Pens fans gave a standing O to Ryan Miller over Crosby after the Olympics).
A great player like Thomas should play where he’s appreciated.
"Harrison will bypass the traditional ceremony, just as he did when the Steelers were honored by President George W. Bush at the White House in June 2006.
"Why is it a big issue now that I'm not going if it wasn't a big issue the last time?" Harrison said Tuesday after an offseason practice." ESPN
Many here, myself included, bashed the afaleets that refused to go when Bush was there. #shoeonotherfoot
The sportsradio stations here were in full-on Touette’s mode...GOOD!!!
God Bless You, Tim Thomas!!!
It was mentioned on the radio yesterday that Larry Bird skipped at least 1 WH championship ceremony as well during the 1980’s.
Snub RR? FU too, Larry. The next time I’m in Faneuil Hall and I walk by your sneaker “memorial”, I’ll have a phlegm chunk to deposit on it.
I never heard one word about Fanny Ramirez or Epstein skipping both WH visits.
Guess ESPeeN didn’t find it newsworthy.
Then end of Fanny’s career including his short stint in Chicago was an embarrassment.
“I never heard one word about Fanny Ramirez or Epstein skipping both WH visits.”
Read today’s Howie Carr, he nails this perfectly:
Ya gotta love Howie. Been listening to him since Jerry Williams took him under his wing. Remember the Tuesday “Governors Meeting” Barbara Anderson, Howie and Jerry? Good stuff. And boy was Jerry right about the big dig. Too bad he can’t see just how right he was.
I think the people are waking up, as shown in 2010. We will win in 2012 big time.
Hypocrisy reigns supreme in politics.
“Hypocrisy reigns supreme in politics.”
And it works...as long as the “D” is next to the name.