Ok the stanley cup playoffs. I am a canucks fan, no doubt, as I live here in beautiful british columbia. But after watching, I have to say the Boston bruins were out passing, out skating, and out scoring us in a big way. Their goalie was like a brick wall that no one could get past. He was amazing. The better team won. The MVP was their goalie, excellent choice definately. It was a sad day for the canucks fans, but to be honest, they weren’t doing their jobs…none of them. I felt that if they did by some divine intervention they win, I certainly do not think that they earned it at all. They were not playing as a team. They put little to no effort into any of the plays. It was painful to watch.
I will say it again… the better team won. They deserved to win hands down. No question.Period.
What followed in the moments after and for the next 3 hours after the game… I could not believe what I was seeing. A riot??? are you kidding me??? What is wrong with these people??? The mayor and the chief of police kept trying to brainwash the media that all this was just a few bad apples??? really??? Ummm did they not watch the same news footage as the rest of us??? Perhaps the bad apples had the intention of starting a riot even if the canucks won… but As everyone can see… it went far beyond that. Seemingly normal young urbanites, disrespecting the police. disrespecting other people’s property, with absolutely no reguard for anyones safety. And that was just the morons who were doing the damage… then we had stupid idiots taking pictures of themselves in from of burning cars, in front of stores that had their windows smashed, posing in a manner that showed they were proud of this distruction and mayhem…it was exciting and amusing to them. That completely embarasses me to be in the same province and country as these people. Not only did they look stipid doing it, they also hindered the responders from getting in to the areas to put out fires and help injured people. That discusts me to no end. There were people taking pictures of the people breaking the law, there were people taking pictures of good samaritans getting beat up for trying to talk sense into these crazy stupid idiots. To me, in every single news footage I saw, there were a handful of idiots and a big crowd of…not sure what to call them. I believe that the citizens drastically out numbered the bad guys… so instead of taking pictures, why didnt they stop the madness??? there were way more of them, easily done…but no, they just took pictures, or watched and did nothing. Of this I am ashamed.Yes the pictures were helpful for identification… but you know what, if more people had stepped up and said no we wont stand for this and as a large group we WILL stop you and the police will back us up in doing so most of the picture taking would not have been needed. If people would have gone home when they were told to by the police. It would not have been such a disgrace to the city of vancouver. Embarassed. Discusted. Ashamed. Yup that about sums up how I feel about it.