Philly Fans Stop Puking On Santa’s Daughter Long Enough To Boo Sidney Crosby Anti-Cancer Ad
Really clever. Sensational Writing.
Say you are in Cleveland and LeBron James is doing the same PSA, about about if you are in New York and it's any Boston Red Sox player... I could go on but you see my point. But it just so happens that it happens in Philadelphia with probably the most hated hockey player in the NHL, and we are not the only ones who feel this way.
Last night at the WFC, this is the NHL aired an advertisement for their yearly "Fight Against Cancer." Video Below
Just minutes after the game concluded, the story of Philadelphia fans booing cancer was blown way out of proportion. Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy was the first one to receive attention, albeit in the fans defense(applauds PD), but it was just a nice way to rack up the views and comments on a Yahoo Top Story.
Bruce Arthur, a columnist for the National Post (Canada), and featured on many TSN TV and Radio shows, tweeted this. Granted this was a joke, but it didn't sit well with many of the Flyer faithful. It's something that our city does not need, and Arthur, who knows it, jokes at this. I know he took a lot of heat from it, but the last thing we needed was for a hockey writer and personality to bring even more attention to it. It is completely obvious to any rational human being that no one in those seats were cheering FOR cancer. So naturally, it aggravates me to see that so many people are riding Philadelphia fans to be the scum of the earth yet again. But this time it is undeserving. I'm not going to go into each cliche of a tale that we have branded on us, but this one is just stupid.
In fact, booing cancer should be praised, don't you think? Cancer sucks and that's a fact. It has afflicted members of my family and most likely someone in your family as well. Every year, the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival is held at the Wells Fargo Center. Fans pay admission to enter the arena and have the chance to meet current Flyers players and coaches. All of the proceeds go to Flyers Charities, which include numerous cancer foundations. Since it's creation, the carnival has raised over $24 million. I'm not saying that the Flyers are the only organization to have such an event, its just another reason as to why saying "Philadelphia is Pro Cancer" is just the most absurd thing you could possibly say in relation to this story.
I leave you with this very appropriate picture to how I feel about the whole situation.
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