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.

  • Lucas Burdick

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

  • Lucas Burdick

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

    • http://www.mcsorleys-stick.com/ Quisp

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

      • DougS

        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….

        • http://www.mcsorleys-stick.com/ Quisp

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

      • scsf

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

  • KingsNewsDaily.com

    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

      Boston lost?

      • Garrett79

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

  • Niesy

    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.

  • http://www.mcsorleys-stick.com/ Quisp

    I get it. I think it’s misguided. 

    • sstephen17

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

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4F57WHUTL6TZYJUMH55JHRXGLY KEVIN

    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!”

  • m_and_m

    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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