Thursday, 16 June 2011

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We skipped the hospital tour to watch the Stanley Cup final last night.

The Canucks lost.

The good news? The name Stanley is 100% off the table.

The bad news? The city lost its damn mind.

It's difficult to describe how disappointed I am. Not about the game - the Canucks had an amazing season and losing the final doesn't take away from that - but about the absolute stupidity of a handful of people. Vancouver is an amazing city but today we look like fools.

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  1. Takes a handful of idiots to ruin it or make others look bad. But your city still looks pretty awesome to me! I really hope to visit it at some point.

    While I can't help but be happy that the Bruins won (hey, I'm a Boston fan), I know what's it like when you build up hope for your team and then they lose in the finals (Red Sox anyone?). You know what I always say? There's always next year.

    But you must be super happy the kid isn't going to be named Stanley right??

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  2. Nah, you don't all look like fools. The public clean up effort is admirable. Nobody takes the few losers who caused the bulk of the damage to be representative of the city. Up here in Prince George, they opened up the arena for people to watch the game, but the entire event was dry. Problems can happen anywhere, and the only thing that you can accuse Vancouverites of is being too trusting that the brats would behave following a loss.

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  3. It really is too bad that a few idiots can give a bad impression of an entire province or country. Still, I think most people know the difference between a few troublemakers and the average Vancouver citizen. One would hope so, anyway!

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  4. Living in Texas, you're the only hockey fan I know (virtually or not). After reading your last post, I was pulling for Vancouver in Game 6 and especially Game 7. Bummer, but I'm glad you can still appreciate a great season. You have the Gold Medal from the last Olympics, too.

    I'll be in Vancouver (for the 1st time) this July with my 3 best girlfriends. We are beyond excited to visit your wonderful city.

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  5. I know how you feel. (I also know that you know that.)

    Big hugs. Vancouver RULES.

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  6. Sorry about the game, I know that feeling. I was pulling for you guys!!

    That's too bad about what happened to the city, but I know that you are all not like that from when I was there last year.

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  7. Watching the news last night made me feel ill. I really have no words! :(

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  8. Usually it's when teams win that drunken fans riot. It's too bad you don't have the Championship to go along with the clean-up bill. =(

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  9. well, hopefully your city will be forgiven and the stigma won't last, here in Detroit we're still waiting for people to forget 1984! :)

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  10. I actually think the fact that the vast majority of Vancouver is embarrassed about the riots is more than most cities could say in similar situations. I think most places would have said, "we did what we needed to do," or some other bullshit like that. You guys know that what happened was ridiculous and you just want to make things right. I <3 Vancouver. (And you!)

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  12. The clean-up the day after was amazing. So many volunteers. I'm proud of the city for that!

    I was so depressed on Wednesday night I could NEVER have found the will to riot. I was just in a sad, sad, hopes-crushed, lethargic state. Sigh.

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  13. Every city has assholes, even the best cities. People get that, really, and if anyone is going to judge an entire city based on those few assholes, they're an asshole too.

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