You get that title? Yesterday was "Believe" and today is "Unbelievable"? Pretty clever eh?
Ok so first things first. The Canucks lost. No cup. Sad times. It is, however, just a game. Besides, Boston was a great team with a great goalie, and dare I say - they deserved to win that game even though I of course wish they didn't.
This post is not to lament the Canucks' loss, however, it is to speak to the insanity that was downtown Vancouver last night. If you haven't seen news of the riots, no matter where in this world you live, you must have been sleeping under a rock.
A few choice "fans" decide to ruin the night for everyone and riot, causing ridiculous damage to businesses and public property, and injuring tons of people.
I was over the loss of the game reasonably quickly. I watched until the dying seconds so I could see those poor dejected Canucks salute the crowd, and in turn, get the salute from the crowd they deserved. It did not disappoint. Not only were the fans in the arena all class to both teams, most of them stuck around far beyond when the Canucks left the ice in order to cheer on the Bruins. Those are the hockey fans, nay, the Canadians, I know and love.
And then a few minutes after the game all hell breaks loose outside, and suddenly the night is ruined. Most Vancouverites and British Columbians are disgusted by this, knowing that no real fans were at the root of this. Real fans were somewhere watching the game finish out, crying quietly and calmly into their beer.
Is Vancouver one of the best, if not the best city in the world? YES.
Just over a year ago did they not host the most kickass winter olympics since the dawn of time? YES.
Are they not home to the regular season BEST team in the NHL, who just happened to fall one measly game short of the Stanley Cup? YES.
THAT is Vancouver, not those a-holes who ruined it for the rest of us and tarnished poor Vancouver's name.
Stay classy Vancouver, we know that the vast majority of you are better than that.