I have a different problem with the mean Kings tweet

Lead Twit (Kings Twitter Division) reacts to Twitter scandal.


The tweet in question, issued late Wednesday night from the team’s official account after the Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks in the first game of their playoff series, said: “To everyone in Canada outside BC, you’re welcome.”

Lombardi said on Thursday that, “In no way did this reflect the opinion of the players, coaches or staff of the L.A. Kings toward an organization and fan base we respect.”

Well, hooray. Now we can all go back to having the official communication from NHL teams be painfully antiseptic, where everyone just wants to “outwork the other team” and “win puck battles” and also “raise their compete level” — that last one apparently being the 2012 version of “competitiveness.”

via Kings get two minutes for caving after Twitter apology for Vancouver Canucks tweet | Sports | National Post.

The thing is, the aforementioned antiseptic cliches comes from players and coaches. The tweet in question just came from some guy in the Kings Twitter Division (no, I don’t think that’s what it’s really called). It has nothing to do with the Kings such as we know them, the players, coaches and GM. It’s just a dickheaded employee comment.

My problem with the tweet is not that it’s offensive to Canada or Vancouver or the Canucks or whatever. It just makes me uncomfortable. It’s the premature celebration by the hot-dogging wide-receiver before he’s crossed the goal line, right before he fumbles the ball.

But that’s all sports voodoo. It wasn’t the Kings. It was some jerk in an office somewhere.


  15 comments for “I have a different problem with the mean Kings tweet

  1. Lucas Burdick
    April 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    It was funny. Canucks fans are douchebags. Trust me. I live there.

  2. Lucas Burdick
    April 13, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Also, is there any way you can change the font of this blog? It is an absolute eyesore.

    • April 13, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      There is no font. The whole thing is written by hand. 

      • DougS
        April 13, 2012 at 1:55 PM

        With a quill pen, yes?

        My only issue with the font is the way it handles colons and semi colons. It makes the emoticons look like they came from a flounder. :-) Not that I have anything against flounder….

        • April 13, 2012 at 2:53 PM

          Perhaps death to emoticons is my whole master plan. I prefer saying “insert smiley face.” 

      • scsf
        April 13, 2012 at 1:55 PM

        On slate, too, I would assume, before being transferred by various means to the internetz.

  3. KingsNewsDaily.com
    April 13, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Even after a series win, it’s pretty lame. But after just one game, it’s really lame. Especially since the last 2 cup winners lost their first playoff game. 

    • sstephen17
      April 13, 2012 at 3:32 PM

      Boston lost?

      • Garrett79
        April 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

         Boston lost their first two at home to the Habs last year.

  4. Niesy
    April 13, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    It had nothing to do with declaring victory over a series. I did a little dance when Nashville beat the Ducks the first time last year and every time after. I’m sure the feelings would go vice versa.

    It’s a celebration of one win, period. Most people got it and laughed.

  5. April 13, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    I get it. I think it’s misguided. 

    • sstephen17
      April 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      Hilarious but yeah, I can see how it might be a little premature given the Kings have only won once so far.  

  6. April 14, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    I have no problem with the tweet, because as far as I can tell its true. Go to TSN or NHL.com and read the posts … hell on TSN I would say 50% of the posts start out “From a fan inside/outside BC thank you!”

  7. m_and_m
    April 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    I predict the Kings publicity office’s tweet after game 3 will be “We apologize in advance to any humorless douchebag who is offended by this tweet #SuckOnIt

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