Remember teabagging scumbag Tim Thomas, the goalie from the Boston Bruins who refused to meet the President when the entire Bruins team went because government has grown out of control? Looks like Caps fans had a greeting for him last night:
That’s excellent. Thanks to JenJen for sending those to me.
I would, but Dale Hunter, so yeah…..
Odie Hugh Manatee
Keep getting in their faces, just like they have been getting into ours.
Shove it down their throats until they choke, then shove it down some more.
I missed the story about the Bruins’ goalie, but I think it worked out best for everyone that he wasn’t there.
Off topic: I was born and raised in Cincinnati and, being on the Mason Dixon Line and nearing 50 years old, as a youngster I was exposed to great radio from Blue Grass to Motown and a lot of national pop in between. Given that, anyone ever noticed how President Obama looks curiously like a young Bobby Bare the country singer?
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
@Odie Hugh Manatee: Indeed.
Just Some Fuckhead
Like Tim Thomas is going to vote for Obama now. Democrats need to figure out how to be more inclusive.
@Odie Hugh Manatee: Fuckin A!
Thomas can stick it up his 5 hole.
Perfect that he plays for a Boston franchise….
barry’s gangland thugs trying to intimidate a real american
Yeah, the government ought to stick to it’s real business of subsidizing the construction of sports venues. Wingnut self awareness fail.
Your courageous police at work, collar desperado.
Can’t ya just smell the chickenshit in Georgia. Smells like VICTORY!
You just know this is the sort of sheit he did not want to be dealing with…but it comes with the territory and he deserved it.
Too bad Washington couldn’t generate a little bit more offence.
@General Stuck: I hope they try that hooligan as an adult!
@General Stuck: What? No taser?
I lost a few brain cells reading this:
Christ, who the fuck still cares about Monica Lewinsky?
I’m getting tired of waiting for that asteroid to put an end to us.
@Baud: I don’t think they cuffed Rothlesberger in M-Town.
Kindergartners–The New Super Predators?
@efgoldman: Win or lose he will still be the teabagging asshole that didn’t go to the WH.
as a dyed-in-the-wool Bruins fans I gotta say my hat’s off to the Caps fans.
@General Stuck: I was trolling Yahoo all day on this one. People are fascists. Anyone want to guess the race of the child involved? No, I’m not offering a bet because it’s too damn predictable.
@Baud: Read the comments in the Athens paper. Cuff em all!
Awesome, and the game was actually pretty close. Thomas let in a soft one or two as well uncharacteristically. He was really pissed after the Ovie breakaway goal, kicked the puck etc. Keep it up Caps fans it’s getting to him.
Goodness, I can’t believe that I was so late to the “Always Sunny In Philadelphia” train. I’ve been watching past eps on FX and saw this one last night, and I’m sorry, but this scene made me LOL!!!! I’m still giggling.
Gonna have to catch the past ep on Netflix if it’s there
It’s Always Sunny…”He’s A Bear
It so right now, but I’m still laughing.
Speaking of hockey, Raffi Torres continues this year’s playoff shenanigans with a blatant charge and hit to Marian Hossa’s head. Wow.
@satanicpanic: click on my link
Ah, the pride of Groovy UV. Go Cats Go!
The kindergarten principal called the cops because one six-year-old girl threw a tantrum? Wow. How do they keep all those other kids under control? That kindergarten must be a riot just waiting to happen.
@Mark S.: @Mark S. @19: I lost my dinner. Next time she should say it’s none of their EFFING business.
@Raven: arrrrgh, people treat spanking like it’s a fucking cure for cancer
@Raven: Sadly, those comments are actually a class above what I normally see on news blogs.
Charley on the MTA
Thomas is a brilliant goaltender and a political naif and dope. Love the Bruins, love the Obama signs. Thomas can take a little razzing for being a jerk.
@efgoldman: Most, by no means all (e.g. Bill Bradley) professional athletes are both millionaires and instant Republicans. Funny how that is so predictable.
The Caps fans are thinking kind of small. They should throw copies of Obama’s birth certificate the next time Timmy allows a goal.
Would also accept using “Cat Scratch Fever” ironically as a goal song, though i imagine the “Free Citizen” likes Ted.
@efgoldman: Yes. Hope Hossa is OK. What a hit. Fucking Phoenix. Ridiculous they have a hockey team.
@mainmati: WHITE Professional Athletes please.
Steve in DC
DC will cheer on any president. Politics is $$$ here for the local economy. We know cuts the paychecks around here.
@Amir Khalid: Maybe she was wearing a hoodie.
@BGinCHI: And the refs missed the hit, and Phoenix wound up with a PP.
But Kaner got one at the end of the period, so Hawks up 1-0.
@Kristine: The Hawks have no reason not to bury these chumps now. Time to play.
Hockey playoffs are awesome.
And if we had a cycling front pager here we could get some posts on the Classics season. Last weekend’s Paris-Roubaix was amazing. If you don’t watch these races that run throughout the spring and end before the Grand Tours start, you are really missing out. By “you” I mean everyone here….
@efgoldman: Yeah, with the dough they can build more highways and hire more cops. Perfect.
Hope they do move to QC. That’s a great town. The only real drawback is that it’s full of Quebeckers…..
Sorry I can’t be a Washington Caps fan. My team is the Predators and we’re currently leading Detroit 2-1.
Marcellus Shale, Public Dick
you always meet the president, unless you can’t pass the background screening, then you make up an excuse.
Gin & Tonic
@BGinCHI: I’ve followed pro cycling since Merckx, so you’re preaching to the choir, but damn if you don’t need a PhD in pharmacology to follow it intelligently.
I also long for the days when a guy could win throughout the season, not like these specialists.
Get offa my damn lawn, too.
Since this is a sports-themed open thread, I await Mr. Cole’s reaction to the Steelers’ tribute to Bee Man from The Simpsons. I am referring to, of course, Pittsburgh’s new throwback uniforms, of which you can see a sneak peek in this Flickr set.
Not necessarily — IIRC Charles Barkley was a Republican until they went completely bonkers.
Davis X. Machina
@Gin & Tonic: Flèche Wallonne tomorrow…
Wow. Those rival the disastrous Chicago White Sox uniforms from 1976.
@Odie Hugh Manatee: “Keep getting in their faces, just like they have been getting into ours.”
Pat Buchanan told Nixon that “If we break the country in half, we get the bigger half”
Wingnuts have lived by this credo for 40 years
But, there are 4 things that they need to learn
1 It’s no longer true
2 The new bigger half now hates you as much as you hate them
3 When you push people, don’t be surprised if they push you back, “learned helplessness” is bullshit
4 Boston sports radio is a nice sheltered environment for the wingnut to let his freak flag fly, but try it around the office watercooler and you wont find an amen chorus
@Mickey: The Bruins’ GWG was on yet another missed offsides call. NHL officiating is trying to make the pre-war Iraq intelligence look good.
Gin & Tonic
@Davis X. Machina: Always a tough one, between P-R and L-B-L. Although one of these years I’ll spend this week in Belgium hitting up three races (and consuming plenty of Belgian beer.)
There was another sign I liked with a picture of Obama with “Tim Thomas? Whatever, Bro…”
Tim Thomas has no problem making his money in stadiums built with taxpayer money.
He also has no problem playing with a group of guys who have come to this country to take jobs…high paying jobs that kids dream about having some day…from Americans.
I believe that would be Grooviem UVM.
The prophet Nostradumbass
@Mark S.: That story is grotesque. Is that typical of the quality of the material at “Buzzfeed Politics”?
Tim Thomas is a raging douchebag, but all the same, go Bruins.
Also, I can’t wait to heckle Luke Scott when the Rays come to town.
Odie Hugh Manatee
She’s lucky, at least she’s still alive.
This country is truly fucked when something like this is acceptable.
Eh, athletes. Can’t really get worked up about it. Ted Nugent either. There’s people in the Senate right now dumber than Thomas and Nugent put together. I’ll save my anger for them.
@BGinCHI: Thomas is an asshole, plain and simple, but he is one hell of a goalie.
Speaking of cycling the UCLA grand kid cranked a big one 223.6 miles in 24 hours! She is one hell of a young woman! Here is her blog post on it!
Ahhh, the testy Bruins fans. Yes! Boston beat the Caps at the Verizon. But that is a fantastic, classic hockey fan razz and it’s shit like that that makes hockey so awesome. Big props to the great Caps blog Russian Machine Never Breaks for bringing the funny and coordinating the effort.
Mr Stagger Lee
@stannate: Looks like prison uniforms for the new version of the Longest Yard.
@The prophet Nostradumbass:
No idea. i just followed a link from memeorandum.
@Jager: Always good to talk about the Bruins here on the left coast. Your grand daughter has excellent taste in schools, the bike ride’s pretty impressive too.
@Jager: That’s impressive! Haven’t done a 24-hour race/ride. We need more cycling threads.
@BillinGlendaleCA: Mrs. BG is a UCLA PhD. Berkeley undergrad and now Chicago, so I guess it’s Bears-Bruins-Bears/Cubs.
Better to patronize teams with ursine themes than apicultural ones, like the one a certain blogowner follows is apparently embracing.
Was typing from my phone earlier, but this is the blog post that got the Let’s Razz Tim Thomas Because Hockey Fans Razz meme started, courtesy of the excellent Caps blog Russian Machine Never Breaks. Don’t miss the invaluable Obama Approval vs. Tim Thomas Save Percentage graph.
They do excellent hockey blogging over there and they’re not getting enough credit, so here’s me doing my part.
Also too, how can you not love a blog called Russian Machine Never Breaks, you commies?
@BGinCHI: Hey I’ve got a combo like that — Berkeley BA for me, Berkeley PhD for husband, daughter at U of C (a nominal Cubs fan even though she is on the South Side) and the boy will be a freshman at UCLA this fall. Big bears and little bears all around. And nothing in RED.
@JCT: Red is evil. Good luck to your son.
@BGinCHI: I’m a Bruin and a Husky.
I’ll start hating on Tim Thomas the minute he quits the Bruins and starts a career as Fox News political pundit. Till then, he’s still an astounding athlete and I’ll root for him and for the Boston Bruins to win another Stanley Cup this year.
What? No NYRanger fans here?
@BGinCHI: You are a racist troll
Hewer of Wood, Drawer of Water
@stannate: What the hell were they thinking?
I thought more of these guys
Tone In DC
Sad thing is, this has probably happened before down there in Peach State land. And elsewhere. Just no reporters around for the previous incidents.
A school with (allegedly) adult teachers and staff can’t deal with one little kid throwing a tantrum? WTF?
We’ll see Thomas on Doomsday Preppers in 10 years.
@Odie Hugh Manatee: Winning
The nice thing about being a Penguins fan is you get to see John’s favorite epithet – “I’d like to throat punch him” – in action just about every game. Hair pulling, head shots to guys who are laying on the ice dazed… Classy, classy, classy.
I’m not surprised that Cole is a Caps fan. Repeated cross-checks to the head from the likes of Ovechkin and Backstrom? Sounds right up the alley for anyone who is also fond of Crosby, who likes to punch guys in the back of the head while they’re down on the ground.
And when the Penguins season ends we can always look forward to the offseason antics of Big Ben. Yup, Pittsburg fairly reeks of class.
@Chinn Romney: If you know anything about him, it’s pretty laughable to think Cole is a Caps fan. Read the title of the post again and think about it.
I, on the other hand, am a Caps fan. So bring it!!
5 years. :-)