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Friday, April 18, 2008

Pat Burns Won't Sing God Bless America in Iraq Anytime Soon

Former NHL coach Pat Burns is a regular contributor to CKAC, a Montréal-based all-sports radio station. When asked to comment on the threatment that some of the thousands of Habs fans got at the Boston Garden when making the road trip for game 3 and 4 of the Canadiens-Bruins series, Burns declared something along the lines of: "If you go to a party in Iraq and start singing God Bless America, you're in trouble."

He then followed up saying that Boston fans are pretty tame and that's nothing compared to what would happen if fans were to show in drove in Habs gear in Philadelphia or Washington. "Washington has one of the worst murder rate in the US."

Good Old Pat needs to have a closer look at the crowd in DC and he'll notice that fans cheering for the opposition, wearing their jersey, are often there in large numbers. To the point that Caps owner Ted Leonsis and the marketing department devised ways to try to make it harder for rival fans to get tickets.

One thing is for sure, Pat will always be colorful.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Who's Sidney Crosby?

"Who's Sidney Crosby?" asked CNN's Wolf Blitzer with a deer in the headlight look during a panel discussion about the upcoming Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania in The Situation Room.

The question came after Dick Armey, former Republican House Majority Leader, said: "I think it's sort of a monthly thing. Count Senator Clinton out, and watch her come back. I think she would get Sidney Crosby to come out strong for her; he could sew up the whole state. Right now, he's probably the most popular person in the entire state.

The 40 seconds Crosby snippet starts 1:40 into the clip below:



Picture source: SouthCentral on Flickr

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