I am 100% Sarcastic. I love the Blackhawks, hate the Canucks...typical Chicagoan ways. My dad would be so proud of me.... Yep, My hockey heart belongs to Carcillo.
Here is the shirt I am talking about:
and here is what I wrote to the company selling this disgusting shirt:
I am writing in regards to the new “Wakey Wakey Backes” t-shirt for sale on your site. I understand in order to make a profit, making fun of the hated opponent is a common theme. I for one, enjoy making fun of St. Louis and the Blues team. You know, Hitchcock and his numerous chins, Jackman…well, he’s just Jackman. Backes always picking on the little guys, never hitting anyone bigger than him (what a cool guy right?). BUT to make money off of someones injury? Really? I am quite disgusted. That is not what Chicago, Blackhawks fans and hockey fans are about.
I hate Backes, but to see someone lying on the ice and then to make profit off of his health condition is more irresponsible as Seabrook’s decision Sunday afternoon, because you actually know what you are doing and have intent.
I think this shirt needs to be taken down and an apology needs to be made for your immaturity and irresponsible decision to try and market this.
When Hossa was leveled by Raffi Torres in the 2012 playoffs, nothing would have been more upsetting to see a company have a shirt saying “Wakey Wakey Hossa”. Be a decent human being and remove the shirt and apologize for your mistake on thinking this is okay. This is someones health we are talking about here. NOT some funny joke.
I hope you make the right decision on behalf of Chicago & the fans of hockey.
Here is their contact info. if you would like to make a complaint as well:
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So we have all seen the pictures: Hockey players are warriors while NBA players are big babies who cannot be touched without crying ‘foul’.
As a huge NHL fan, I look at hockey players with utmost respect. Players like Patrice Bergeron played in the Stanley Cup Final with broken ribs, a punctured lung and a separated shoulder. Shawn Thornton skated on a broken leg while his team was on the penalty kill. And most recently Rich Peverley collapses on the bench, finally comes to and is ready to go back on the ice to finish the game.
All this is while we see (mostly) LeBron James memes with him crying because of leg cramps and needing to be carried off the ice, or him have floor burn and needing to miss the rest of the game. People have also gotten on Derrick Rose’s case for not coming back from a knee injury for the playoffs, because most hockey players would.
This could be a race thing among the two sports. Of course. Racism is everywhere, it’s gotten better but there is no cure for stupidity and ignorance.
For me, I don’t like basketball. It is the same time as hockey season, hard to put so much commitment into two sports, personally. I do always wish the Bulls the best, and yea I will always hate LeBron James for trying so hard to be Michael Jordan and well, don’t all Bulls fans? I do hear he is a great guy outside of the NBA, but until today I never looked at anyones dislike for basketball to be due to race.
That is my own ignorance or naivety I suppose. I don’t understand not liking a sport due to the color of a players skin.
But it happens everywhere. You look at our President. Sure you can hate him or dislike him for his positions on things, but if you hate him because he was born different than you, then you really need to open your mind. It happens to people at work, applying for work, while waiting for the bus, while sitting in line at the grocery store.
Racism is everywhere, even if you don’t realize it, like me….it is in sports too.
Open your mind like I did, and learn.
So, I apologize for posting memes like that in the past, my intentions were only to laugh at LeBron for being ‘LeBron’ not because of his skin color. I think LeBron and all NBA players are very talented and I have a high respect for them as well. It takes a lot of heart to go out every night and play your ass off no matter what league you’re in.
Who do I buy now?
(All current team shirts)
It has been a long time…but I have finally blogged! #NHL #lockout Occupy NHL http://www.one4thedagger.com/2012/08/occupy-nhl.html?spref=tw
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