Annnd this is why fruitless rape allegations are such a problem. This may have been the first Patty Kane rape chant, but it damn sure won't be the last. In many people's eyes Kane will always be a rapist, no matter what the actual validity of the charges is/was. I don't know what happened between Kane and some floozy in Buffalo, but I do know that the fact that he's playing, for a franchise as accomplished and proud as the Chicago Blackhawks, speaks VOLUMES. Again, not here to play judge and call him innocent, but the Blackhawks undoubtedly have more information than us, and they have no problem trotting him out on the ice when all eyes in the sport are on them. That may not be a declaration of his innocence, but it definitely says something, at least to me anyway.
Hey Philly, still feeling the effects of 2010, eh? It's okay, we understand. It's not you talking, it's the decades upon decades of failure and futility. It's the pain you feel every time you see Patty Kane sneaking down the left side of the ice near the goal line. It brings you back to a dark period in your lives. It brings you back to those 5 seconds of confusion when only Kane knew he had scored the game winning, Stanley Cup clinching, goal in your building. It brings out the worst out of you.
We know it's not really you guys talking because there was probably 50 dudes screaming "she said no!" in the stands that had their unwelcomed hand creeping up their date's thigh. There was probably at least a couple hundred guys that took time away from harassing some poor girl on Tinder to join in on the chant. I don't know if there is any allegations to prove it, but I am sure there was at least 15-20 cases of sexual misconduct happening at Xfinity Live! while this game was going on. That's just what Philly does. Without many statistics to back it up, I feel comfortable calling it the rape capital of the NorthEast. Oh, don't like frivolous allegations so much now, do ya? Don't worry Philadelphia, we understand the hypocrisy. It's been a long, trying road rooting for teams that have turned disappointment into an annual endeavor. A road that Patty Kane put a major speed bump in with a single flick of the wrist on one fateful night 5 years ago...