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(SB Nation)   After Winnipeg Jets returned to NHL, Winnipegers were still whiny and bitter that they didn't get REAL Winnipeg Jets and their glorious history back from Phoenix, and thus the Jets became Canada's most hated team   (seattle.sbnation.com) divider line 58
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2012-06-14 03:09:34 PM  
Except the article says most of them aren't whiny and bitter. Just a vocal minority.
 
2012-06-14 03:48:25 PM  
I thought their home crowds seemed to pretty much love them. At least what I saw.
 
2012-06-14 04:10:15 PM  
Here's what else they have in common- Neither one much makes the SST that they're named after any longer.
 
2012-06-14 04:17:32 PM  
They were eliminated in the first round now this? The Vancouver Canucks really do suck.
 
2012-06-14 05:06:23 PM  
Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta
 
2012-06-14 05:26:51 PM  

bluorangefyre: Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta


Dear Atlanta,

Did you enjoy that World Series championship we sent you? One of these days the Indians will get their shiat together. If you're interested in another NHL team, you can have the Blue Jackets. No one here cares about them.

Sincerely,

Ohio
 
2012-06-14 05:27:34 PM  

downstairs: Except the article says most of them aren't whiny and bitter. Just a vocal minority.


Ever hang around HFBoards? The move of the Thrashers to Winnipeg only stopped the whining and biatching for about a week.

There's a real contingent of Canadian posters who won't be satisfied until every team south of the Mason-Dixon line is gone, and Canada has NHL teams in Quebec City, Hamilton, a second team in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, London, Thunder Bay, and Moose Jaw.
 
2012-06-14 05:29:40 PM  
Whiny peggers?
 
2012-06-14 05:31:19 PM  
i feel the same way about the sonics. if durant et al. and the history don't return i don't want the nba back in seattle.
 
2012-06-14 05:34:16 PM  
Ok, normally I don't get all riled up at internet articles, and don't even feel the need to defend Winnipeg in the other thread about about the city today, even though I easily could. But this chick needs to STFU and get back in the kitchen, because she doesn't have a bloody clue what she's talking about. Most hated team in Canada? Not once have heard this. People complaining we didn't get the 'original' Jets back? Bullshiat. Not a single hockey fan I know of here has complained about that. 'revisionist history'? What the hell are you even talking about anymore? Tell you what lady, get off the AZCentral comment boards, and maybe follow the goddamn sport for a while before you post another useless article on a topic you clearly know nothing about.
 
2012-06-14 05:35:29 PM  

bluorangefyre: Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta


Dear Atlanta,

You can have the World Series trophy when you pry it from my cold dead hands. Take the Flames back, or the Blue Jackets as a consolation.

Sincerely,

A Blue Jays fan.
 
2012-06-14 05:36:33 PM  
Oh, and I think the Toronto Maple Leafs will file suit with someone else taking the "most hated team in Canada" moniker. I mean, we may not like the moniker, but we're only given so much these days as Leafs fans.
 
2012-06-14 05:37:59 PM  
In other hockey news, Dustin Penner's moustache has been nominated for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.


p.twimg.com
 
2012-06-14 05:38:02 PM  

bluorangefyre: Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta


Dear Atlanta,

Stop being the second shiattiest sports city in North America (after Miami) before you make demands of anyone.

Sincerely,

The rest of North America
 
2012-06-14 05:38:36 PM  
Dear Ohio,

Here is a new football coach. Now you won't have to worry about that cognitive dissoance between Jim Tressel's fantasy sportsmanship and the corrupt realities of his program. Enjoy a bit of the SEC high life. At least you did not get that explosive package that was shipped out to Champaign.

Sincerely,

Florida
 
2012-06-14 05:39:03 PM  

That_Dude: bluorangefyre: Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta

Dear Atlanta,

Did you enjoy that World Series championship we sent you? One of these days the Indians will get their shiat together. If you're interested in another NHL team, you can have the Blue Jackets. No one here cares about them.

Sincerely,

Ohio


Dear Ohio,

All of your sports teams suck.

Sincerely,

Michigan
 
2012-06-14 05:40:34 PM  

Doc Daneeka: There's a real contingent of Canadian posters who won't be satisfied until every team south of the Mason-Dixon line is gone, and Canada has NHL teams in Quebec City, Hamilton, a second team in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, London, Thunder Bay, and Moose Jaw.


Move Phoenix to Quebec, Carolina can go to Hamilton, Florida can maybe go to Seattle or Victoria, and while we're at it we in Wisconsin will take the Islanders for Milwaukee. That should be enough.

The Blues were going to move to Saskatoon, but the NHL threatened to fold the Blues before they let that happen. So you know straight away that anyone smaller than Windsor is out. Halifax is probably the smallest that could even dream of making an attempt and even then only because of geographical representation.
 
2012-06-14 05:43:32 PM  

bluorangefyre: Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta




Dear Atlanta,

The Flames are much better off here.

You'll get over it.

Signed,

Calgary
 
2012-06-14 05:45:07 PM  
Also, TFA is incorrect to say that Winnipeg's AHL team disbanded when the Jets came back.

The Moose didn't disband - they moved to St. John's, Newfoundland.

Gosling: Carolina can go to Hamilton


If Carolina goes anywhere, it should be back to Hartford.

I miss the Whale. Best goddamn logo in sports. Plus the Brass Bonanza.
 
2012-06-14 05:45:30 PM  

Ennzie: Ok, normally I don't get all riled up at internet articles, and don't even feel the need to defend Winnipeg in the other thread about about the city today, even though I easily could. But this chick needs to STFU and get back in the kitchen, because she doesn't have a bloody clue what she's talking about. Most hated team in Canada? Not once have heard this. People complaining we didn't get the 'original' Jets back? Bullshiat. Not a single hockey fan I know of here has complained about that. 'revisionist history'? What the hell are you even talking about anymore? Tell you what lady, get off the AZCentral comment boards, and maybe follow the goddamn sport for a while before you post another useless article on a topic you clearly know nothing about.


This. I saw the headline and was wondering WTF
 
2012-06-14 05:46:40 PM  
Here's an idea: want to move a franchise? Fine, but the name, colors, banners and history stay with the original city.
 
2012-06-14 05:49:52 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2012-06-14 05:51:05 PM  

Gosling: Move Phoenix to Quebec, Carolina can go to Hamilton, Florida can maybe go to Seattle or Victoria, and while we're at it we in Wisconsin will take the Islanders for Milwaukee. That should be enough.


Victoria? Are you nuts? The entire greater Victoria metro has 400,000 fewer people than the current smallest NHL metro (Winnipeg). Hell, even Halifax, a city you decided was probably too small for an NHL team (which I agree with) has more people than Victoria.
 
2012-06-14 05:52:19 PM  

Doc Daneeka: downstairs: Except the article says most of them aren't whiny and bitter. Just a vocal minority.

Ever hang around HFBoards? The move of the Thrashers to Winnipeg only stopped the whining and biatching for about a week.

There's a real contingent of Canadian posters who won't be satisfied until every team south of the Mason-Dixon line is gone, and Canada has NHL teams in Quebec City, Hamilton, a second team in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, London, Thunder Bay, and Moose Jaw.


Yes, and the other 90% of the hockey fans in this country routinely give them wedgies then kick them into the pool. Cripes I hate those morons.
 
2012-06-14 05:54:06 PM  

Doc Daneeka: Ever hang around HFBoards? The move of the Thrashers to Winnipeg only stopped the whining and biatching for about a week.

There's a real contingent of Canadian posters who won't be satisfied until every team south of the Mason-Dixon line is gone, and Canada has NHL teams in Quebec City, Hamilton, a second team in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, London, Thunder Bay, and Moose Jaw.


ontariolightning, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

dcducote: Dear Ohio,

Here is a new football coach. Now you won't have to worry about that cognitive dissoance between Jim Tressel's fantasy sportsmanship and the corrupt realities of his program. Enjoy a bit of the SEC high life. At least you did not get that explosive package that was shipped out to Champaign.

Sincerely,

Florida


So we don't have to pretend that the Buckeyes are an amateur team any more?
 
2012-06-14 05:57:18 PM  

Doc Daneeka: downstairs: Except the article says most of them aren't whiny and bitter. Just a vocal minority.

Ever hang around HFBoards? The move of the Thrashers to Winnipeg only stopped the whining and biatching for about a week.

There's a real contingent of Canadian posters who won't be satisfied until every team south of the Mason-Dixon line is gone, and Canada has NHL teams in Quebec City, Hamilton, a second team in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, London, Thunder Bay, and Moose Jaw.


So Fark hockey threads?
 
2012-06-14 05:57:41 PM  

Doran: bluorangefyre: Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta

Dear Atlanta,

You can have the World Series trophy when you pry it from my cold dead hands. Take the Flames back, or the Blue Jackets as a consolation.

Sincerely,

A Blue Jays fan.


Dear Toronto,

What's it like to have the continual suffering of knowing your hockey team will never do shiat this century, and knowing that your baseball team has had one of the top 5 winning percentages in the last 5 years in the MLB and yet hasn't made the playoffs?

Sincerely,

An extremely disgruntled Atlanta sports fan
 
2012-06-14 05:59:57 PM  

bluorangefyre: You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one two World Series trophys away from us.

 
2012-06-14 06:04:33 PM  

Doran: Oh, and I think the Toronto Maple Leafs will file suit with someone else taking the "most hated team in Canada" moniker. I mean, we may not like the moniker, but we're only given so much these days as Leafs fans.


You know for a while I was hoping Vancouver would steal that crown, but then they had to go and flame out this year. The Leafs just can't catch a break, unless of course it's a players leg.
 
2012-06-14 06:05:26 PM  

That_Dude:
So we don't have to pretend that the Buckeyes are an amateur team any more?


Yep.
 
2012-06-14 06:06:58 PM  
Rev.K:
Dear Atlanta,

The Flames are much better off here.

You'll get over it.

Signed,

Calgary


Dear Calgary,

Thank you for giving the Flames a new home where they can post disappointing season after disappointing season without causing public alarm. Anything that creates that large a vortex of suckage would generate nearly constant tornado warnings down here, and the upkeep bills on the sirens would be enormous. You've saved us millions in taxpayer dollars! As a thank you, the city of Atlanta is sending you a completely FREE* gift - the kennel attached to this note contains Don Waddell to help improve your team!


Love, Atlanta

*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed. Waddell is non-returnable, although there may be other teams desperate enough to take him off your hands for something more likely to be useful, such as a jock strap or a bag of used pucks.
 
2012-06-14 06:08:13 PM  

dcducote: That_Dude:
So we don't have to pretend that the Buckeyes are an amateur team any more?

Yep.


i never did.
 
2012-06-14 06:09:26 PM  

Doran: Oh, and I think the Toronto Maple Leafs will file suit with someone else taking the "most hated team in Canada" moniker. I mean, we may not like the moniker, but we're only given so much these days as Leafs fans.


It's between the Leafs and the Canucks, I'd say.

Tough call.

lerxst2112: Dear Toronto,

What's it like to have the continual suffering of knowing your hockey team will never do shiat this century, and knowing that your baseball team has had one of the top 5 winning percentages in the last 5 years in the MLB and yet hasn't made the playoffs?

Sincerely,

An extremely disgruntled Atlanta sports fan


Hey how's about we switch divisions for a year or two, huh? Try out Atlanta in the AL East.
 
2012-06-14 06:14:33 PM  

lerxst2112: Dear Toronto,

What's it like to have the continual suffering of knowing your hockey team will never do shiat this century, and knowing that your baseball team has had one of the top 5 winning percentages in the last 5 years in the MLB and yet hasn't made the playoffs?

Sincerely,

An extremely disgruntled Atlanta sports fan


Dear Atlanta,

Beer.

Sincerely,

Toronto.
 
2012-06-14 06:17:04 PM  

jakomo002: Doran: Oh, and I think the Toronto Maple Leafs will file suit with someone else taking the "most hated team in Canada" moniker. I mean, we may not like the moniker, but we're only given so much these days as Leafs fans.

It's between the Leafs and the Canucks, I'd say.

Tough call.

lerxst2112: Dear Toronto,

What's it like to have the continual suffering of knowing your hockey team will never do shiat this century, and knowing that your baseball team has had one of the top 5 winning percentages in the last 5 years in the MLB and yet hasn't made the playoffs?

Sincerely,

An extremely disgruntled Atlanta sports fan

Hey how's about we switch divisions for a year or two, huh? Try out Atlanta in the AL East.


Hah! No.

Doran: lerxst2112: Dear Toronto,

What's it like to have the continual suffering of knowing your hockey team will never do shiat this century, and knowing that your baseball team has had one of the top 5 winning percentages in the last 5 years in the MLB and yet hasn't made the playoffs?

Sincerely,

An extremely disgruntled Atlanta sports fan

Dear Atlanta,

Beer.

Sincerely,

Toronto.


We's got beer too. Check out Sweetwater or Terrapin if you can. Two very good breweries in Atlanta and Athens.
 
2012-06-14 06:31:52 PM  

Gosling: Doc Daneeka: There's a real contingent of Canadian posters who won't be satisfied until every team south of the Mason-Dixon line is gone, and Canada has NHL teams in Quebec City, Hamilton, a second team in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, London, Thunder Bay, and Moose Jaw.

Move Phoenix to Quebec, Carolina can go to Hamilton, Florida can maybe go to Seattle or Victoria, and while we're at it we in Wisconsin will take the Islanders for Milwaukee. That should be enough.

The Blues were going to move to Saskatoon, but the NHL threatened to fold the Blues before they let that happen. So you know straight away that anyone smaller than Windsor is out. Halifax is probably the smallest that could even dream of making an attempt and even then only because of geographical representation.


Dear Canada,

Please accept the fact that the top 7 of the top 8 metropolitan areas in your country have NHL teams while the two teams that moved out of your country in the last 20 years moved to metropolitan areas with larger populations than all of them except Toronto and Montreal. You know, the only two Canadian cities to NOT host the Stanley Cup Final since any Canadian team last won the Cup (among franchises that have existed that entire time).

Please also accept the fact that you very well could've lost every Canadian team except Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver had the NHL not bailed out the Flames, Oilers and Senators. Also understand that had you gotten what you so dearly wanted 3 years ago (Phoenix moved to Hamilton by Jimmy Sillie Balls), if the economy ever goes back to the conditions that led to the Jets and Nordiques moving; all of those Canadian teams could've moved at will and you and the NHL probably wouldn't be able a damn thing about it.

I encourage you to root for a deal in the NHL where they guarantee 2 expansion teams with a minimum of 1 team going to Canada by 2015 in order to satisfy your desire while not angering true hockey fans south of your border.

Sincerely,

Every hockey fan south of the Maxon-Dixon line
 
2012-06-14 06:44:07 PM  
Most hated team in Canada is the Raptors.
 
2012-06-14 07:35:10 PM  
Dear Canada,

FYI, the funds you send to Goldwater are only matched by Jerry Moyes.

Sincerely,
GWI's Tax Returns
 
2012-06-14 07:39:32 PM  

bluorangefyre: Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta


Ironically the thrashers did better than the coyotes and had a growing fan base, all with virtually zero publicity except for a few billboards. I would love to meet the Atlanta spirit in a dark alley sometime with a rusty steel pipe, nobody deserves it more.
 
2012-06-14 07:54:04 PM  

PowerSlacker: bluorangefyre: Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta

Dear Atlanta,

Stop being the second shiattiest sports city in North America (after Miami) before you make demands of anyone.

Sincerely,

The rest of North America


Put our stadiums where the fans are and maybe get a manager who brings excitement to the town then maybe we will show up.

You wanna see large crowds come to a falcons game or the UGA/GT game, although most of those fans at those games are UGA fans since GT fans are Atlanta fans and rarely show up.
 
2012-06-14 08:00:54 PM  

steamingpile: bluorangefyre: Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta

Ironically the thrashers did better than the coyotes and had a growing fan base, all with virtually zero publicity except for a few billboards. I would love to meet the Atlanta spirit in a dark alley sometime with a rusty steel pipe, nobody deserves it more.


Toronto won the World Series twice. We'll let them keep one. Stop it with the 1994 Expos "we would have won it" malarkey. The Yankees were on fire that year

/fact
 
2012-06-14 08:31:26 PM  
Dear Nasa,

How come I can't get no Tang 'round here?
 
2012-06-14 08:39:27 PM  

bmr68: steamingpile: bluorangefyre: Dear Canada,

You have unlawfully taken two hockey teams and one World Series trophy away from us. Please return at least one of these items and all can be forgiven. Preferably we would want the World Series trophy, since nobody here really gives two shiats about hockey except going inside to cool off after a hot January day.

Sincerely,

Atlanta

Ironically the thrashers did better than the coyotes and had a growing fan base, all with virtually zero publicity except for a few billboards. I would love to meet the Atlanta spirit in a dark alley sometime with a rusty steel pipe, nobody deserves it more.

Toronto won the World Series twice. We'll let them keep one. Stop it with the 1994 Expos "we would have won it" malarkey. The Yankees were on fire that year

/fact


Like they were in '95?

Besides the braves would have taken the expos that year.
 
2012-06-14 09:05:40 PM  
Dear NHL,

If you give us a team, we promise we'll love it and attend like we do the Timbers and the Winterhawks. We won't forget to walk it, or feed it, or let it out. We won't even get mad if it doesn't win titles for decades at a time like the Blazers.

Sincerely,
Portland
 
2012-06-14 09:13:28 PM  

EvilKatGurl:
Dear Calgary,

Thank you for giving the Flames a new home where they can post disappointing season after disappointing season without causing public alarm. Anything that creates that large a vortex of suckage would generate nearly constant tornado warnings down here, and the upkeep bills on the sirens would be enormous. You've saved us millions in taxpayer dollars! As a thank you, the city of Atlanta is sending you a completely FREE* gift - the kennel attached to this note contains Don Waddell to help improve your team!


Love, Atlanta

*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed. Waddell is non-returnable, although there may be other teams desperate enough to take him off your hands for something more likely to be useful, such as a jock strap or a bag of used pucks.


I like you. You can come over and fark my sister.

/You weren't the one constantly screaming "Fire Waddell" over and over at the games were you? Of course, that might have been multiple people.
 
2012-06-14 09:24:09 PM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: Most hated team in Canada is the Raptors.


For the life of me I wil never understand that. Visiting teams can't get enough of Torontos night life(coaches used to complain about Sunday afternoon games) yet nobody wants to actually play for the team. It's not like they need to be great, Wince Carter coasted on charisma for damn near three years.
 
2012-06-15 12:07:17 AM  

desertgeek: I encourage you to root for a deal in the NHL where they guarantee 2 expansion teams with a minimum of 1 team going to Canada by 2015 in order to satisfy your desire while not angering true hockey fans south of your border.


Expansion?!

What's the goal here, more teams that lose money?
 
2012-06-15 12:41:43 AM  
I'm staying out of this thread
 
2012-06-15 12:47:09 AM  

Doc Daneeka: downstairs: Except the article says most of them aren't whiny and bitter. Just a vocal minority.

Ever hang around HFBoards? The move of the Thrashers to Winnipeg only stopped the whining and biatching for about a week.

There's a real contingent of Canadian posters who won't be satisfied until every team south of the Mason-Dixon line is gone, and Canada has NHL teams in Quebec City, Hamilton, a second team in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, London, Thunder Bay, and Moose Jaw.



There's one there now?
 
2012-06-15 01:25:34 AM  
Because soo many players on today the Coyotes were on the 96 Jets roster.

At this point, its just a technicality.
 
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