Don't get me wrong. I am not going to sit here and tell you that this guy is the smartest person in the world, I just think it's disingenuous to act like he's the dumbest. If anything his brain was clouded by his Toronto Blue Jays fandom, and I'll be damned if I can't respect that lack of logic when it comes to rooting for your favorite sports team. Sure, if this guy didn't have cable he probably could have just wandered into a random pub. However, as anyone that has ever watched a game in public can attest, sometimes being in a crowded place when you're nervous and can't hear the speakers or get a clear view of the television sucks. This guy just wanted to watch the game in relative peace. Peace that a bar in Toronto during the ALDS AND the first month of hockey season undoubtedly does not offer.
Now, I am going to assume that this guy, that asked to be locked up, knows more about the conditions of a prison cell in Toronto than I do. He may not deserve it, but I am going to give him that benefit of the doubt. It doesn't seem logical that those serving one night for misdemeanors can kick back and take in some HD television, but I have definitely heard crazier. This is Canada we are talking about. If that's the case then I can think of far worse things that I have had to go through to watch my team. Before Sunday Ticket existed I would have easily paid a couple hundred to rent a Saints cell during football season. Sometimes one night in solitary confinement is the best thing that could happen to an irrational sports fan during the most unpredictable time of the season. Those walls don't talk, and that's a good thing, because anything said in the heat of the moment during the playoffs does NOT bear repeating.