As I’m sure most people know by now, Bruins’ goalie Tim Thomas chose to not show up the White House to celebrate the Stanley Cup with his teammates. Shortly after he released something that resembled a statement regarding why he blew off the president:
“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is indirect opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL”
Whatever, bro. I don’t know what was worse, the action or the foggy back-peddling reasoning in his terribly timed statement. This was not about politics? That’s a joke, right? You sold out your team and your country because you wanted to send a message. In the end that message was completely convoluted by your disrespect.
Anyone who knows me well knows my love affair with TT is a deep one. But this sucks because I think this whole thing is the beginning of the end of his career in Boston. I’m not sure why just yet, but what I do know is that successful organizations (i.e. Patriots) don’t keep people around that sell out their team for personal reasons. Just sayin.
One more thing Timmy, do you remember that you are from Flint, MI? THE poster child for how a completely free market system can destroy the lives of lower and middle class people? It’s just not a good look. Even Tomas Kaberle showed up and he plays for our rival team in Montreal, had to fly in just for the event, and is from the Czech Republic.
p.s. TT was one of only two Americans that are on the Boston Bruins. Way to go….