By Jon Fucile
Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love. Home of world famous chick mustaches. Often referred to as the dumbest city on earth. Home of super lame ideas and even worse timing.
Around 10:00 AM on Monday the following Tweet was sent out by the Flyers:
Flyers fans were organizing a Philly Tea Party, apparently supported by the Flyers organization. They dumped only Boston brands of tea into the Delaware River, essentially crippling the economy of Massachusetts.
Oh wait, this isnt the 1700s, no one in Boston gives a crap about tea and Flyers fans continue to be some of the dumbest in sports. You philthy idiots are trying to anger Bruins fans and add some fire to a playoff series by...dumping tea into a harbor?
Smooth move. I mean, MAYBE if you had dumped some Sam Adams beer one or two people from Boston may have been upset, but really the whole event just made you look like stupid, uncreative morons but that is pretty much a daily thing for anyone from Philadelphia.
What made the situation a bit worse was the timing. Essentially the Flyers organization and their fans were mocking a key event in American history the day after another HUGE event in American history was announced. Real classy Philadelphia.
Really, we shouldnt expect any more from a city that boos Santa and throws batteries at him and whos most well known athlete is a fictional character played by some greasy Italian actor who barely speaks English.
So a bunch of American patriots taking a stand against the British in their fight for freedom is so insignificant in Philadelphia that they feel okay openly mocking the event in one of the lamest publicity stunts of all time? Fantastic move Philly.
We wouldnt expect anyone in Philadelphia to understand this, but even Helen Keller could see making fun of the Boston Tea Party wasnt going to get a rise out of Bruins fans. Philly, if your mission was to anger Bruins fans you failed miserably. If your mission was to further prove how collectively stupid your city is and downplay American history, you wildly succeeded and you should just be super proud of yourself.
Their players are idiots on the ice, their fans are idiots everywhere and whoever approved the campaign just doesnt know how to trash talk. Quite frankly, as Boston Bruins fans, we are incredibly disappointed. We expected more of a fight and this is the best you guys could come up with?
Seriously though, Philly, thanks again for proving you guys rival Montreal for the King of Idiots title. What are you going to do next? Start dumping clam chowder in the sewers? Oh no! Stop it, Philly, stop it! You foul beasts.
Whatever. Keep holding your lame events. While youre busy making useless gestures the Bruins are busy punching your team in the mouth.