Re: Congratulations Boston
posted at 6/16/2011 9:26 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Congratulations Boston
[QUOTE]RU, Thank you, I know it must be difficult to come on to this board and give the winners thier due after your squad fell short. Class act indeed. It was a hard fought series, neither team nor thier fans, can be or should be dissapointed with the effort given by both squads. It was an epic series... As for the drunken knuckle heads that decided to use this opportunity to vent and destroy public property, they'll get what's coming to them, It doesn't change my opin of the city, becasue every city has thier share of them...what many of them fail to realize in thier drunken stupor, is that today the police are combing through the video's to identify them and soon they'll be knocking on thier doors... That said, the shame of it is that instead of talking about hockey, and the great run the Cunucks went on this year. The national press and international press are running the riots as the lead story...Ugly....Today as the sun rises, the city managers have to do damage control and once more work to rebuild the city's image...I too wonder why the Vancouver police and for that matter the Canadian Guard weren't out in force after the 1994 riots. It can't be that diffcult to mobilize a force and have them ready?
Posted by Beantowne[/QUOTE]
That's what I hate. Hockey gets absolutely no coverage in Australia at all. It's televised on Cable TV but that's it. And then it's one game a week, except for the finals. Of course when I was living in Canada it was treated as a religion. And it still is like that.
But this stupid Riot has gotten a lot of coverage in Australia, in all forms of media. It's just bad for Hockey and a blight on my home town. It's just left a horrible taste in my mouth.
You're so right. The Authorities should have been prepared for this. But thanks to CCTV and the like hopefully a lot of the rioters can be identified and charged with the appropriate offenses.
Was in tears seeing the story in regards to the riot/s the loss I can live with. It's a game, we played hard, and gave it our best shot. Nothing to be ashamed of. But this riot. It's just heartbreaking and it still is.