Pat Maroon Got Emotional When Talking To The Media About Scoring In Front Of His Son In His Hometown
Let me make this clear, those tears were as genuine as tears get. That's just one monster of a man that's paid handsomely to muck it up and produce in the tough areas of the ice showing that he's a also a human being that (warning: you might want to sit down for this) is actually capable of feeling real emotions. That was a special moment for a son, and - more importantly - his father whose job competing athletically against the biggest, fastest, and toughest SOB's on skates doesn't allow him to spend nearly as much time as he would like with his family. That's the real story here, and we shouldn't forget that.
That being said, it's also a pretty fortunate turn of events for someone who is no more than a month removed from being all-but-accused of beating his prey over the head with a club and dragging it back to his lair by people that apparently take exception to referring to a game that - at it's highest level - is played solely by men as "a man's game". Those waterworks were nothing more than a product of a sentimental sequence making the room dusty for a guy that just made a memory that he and his son will never forget. However, I'll be damned if they don't silence some people that had disparaging things to say about Pat Maroon when he implied that professional athletes shouldn't be removed from meaningful games when they fall down and bump their chinny-chin-chin.
I don't know too much about sexists, but I know that they wouldn't be caught dead jeopardizing their overbearing masculine superiority complex by crying on camera. As far as I am concerned, the man (sorry for using the trigger word) that couldn't internalize his love for his kid when shown a small snippet of him celebrating just put all the overly sensitive assholes that lose the ability to think critically when the subject is gender neutrality in a goddamn body bag. Knowing that it shut up even a single person that loves nothing more than to be offended makes this adorable clip tug just a little bit harder on my heartstrings.