Ian Sirota pointed out a piece to me which is simply wonderful to see. I’m just so proud of Boston fans for keeping their time-honored tradition of crying about Montreal alive and well.
It stirs my soul. Kleenex must be a huge seller in Massachusetts.
It’s just heartbreaking that an inferiority complex has been built up around decades of being inferior to the Canadiens. Aren’t there enough shrinks in Boston to help deal with this massive problem?
The entire thing is right here where you can watch with your heart’s content a couple of Boston radio jocks babble on about Habs fans on something called the Felger & Mazz show on WBZ.
“Well, get ready for this crap. It’s gotten as bad as ever up there. It’s one thing the ‘Montreal diving’, right? That’s one part of it. But, it feels like the whole fan and media experience up there is all about waiting for the call .
“I think there’s something really wrong with those people up there. Like, there’s something in that culture . . . That’s your hockey-viewing experience? Crying about officials and crying about penalties? Like, that’s all they do! Watch it! Watch a game at the Bell Centre! It is one constant cry to the [officials] for a call. And more often than not, they get ‘em . . .
“So, you know, if the Bruins get by Detroit, [they’ll play] Montreal. So, 9-1-1 operators, be at the ready up in Montreal . . .”
“Get ready for that. Get ready for that crap.”
Something in our culture? I didn’t know that. This is why it’s good to hear opinions from others. We learn things about ourselves we might not have ever known.
It’s obvious these radio jocks are concerned about the prospect of their beloved team meeting Montreal, who won three of four games this season against the Bruins and are currently resting while the Bruins continue.
Bruins fans know it’ll be a deadly series. So bring it on.
I would however, like to talk a bit about this Felger guy’s take on Habs fans.
This disappoints me. All along I thought I was watching the game and now I find out I’m only looking for the officials to make calls in our favour.
This is something I’ll have to work on. I thought watching the officials was what I was supposed to do. Like Ron Maclean does.
I would, however, like to point out that we definitely don’t spend all our time doing this.
We also like to look around for cleavage, tight jeans, and the beer guy.
And because we only watch the officials, we’ve missed Brad Marchand dive, Milan Lucic spear, and Shawn Thornton mug. But afterwards, when we’re not watching the officials, we notice Claude Julien moan and tell reporters his team would never dive, spear or illegally mug.
These two Boston radio guys also bring up the police aspect after the Chara hit on Max Pacioretty.
The fact is, if Chara would have gotten just one game suspension instead of nothing, the outcry would’ve been much less. No police. No complaining.
Max’s neck was broken on a play that could’ve been avoided. The puck Max was chasing was already thirty feet down the ice. Thankfully Mark Recchi made us feel better when he said Max was fine.
I can only imagine the wailing from Beantown if Alexei Emelin had done the same thing to Patrice Bergeron. Not to mention the five games Emelin would’ve received.
Bruins now lead Detroit 3-1 in their series and chances are good now that it’ll be a Boston-Montreal series coming up. We won’t won’t really see much of it, though. We’ll be watching the officials.
And when the Canadiens aren’t playing, like now because they swept their series of course, sometimes we watch The Daily Show.