Is that not the most ironic way to hold a hockey stick when you are representing a city that is known more for it's senior citizens and golf courses than it's Stanley Cup Finalist hockey team? He may as well just attach a shovel head on the end of that stick because he basically just dug his own grave. I don't need politicians to be big sports fan. All these wagers that Mayors and Congressman make during playoff series are all a publicity stunt anyway. However, could you maybe just tune in for like 6 seconds of one single hockey game before you start taking face-offs on behalf of a franchise? It wasn't enough that your city is embarrassing itself by limiting ticket sales and restricting what opposing fans can wear to the game? Now, as one of the most present figure heads in the region, you basically just embodied everything that is wrong with the Tampa Bay Lightning fanbase.
I feel bad for the Lightning. They are a great young team. They have a lot to be excited about. They are fun to watch. It's just such a damn shame that the people that are watching are so oblivious to what is going on. How can I take a hockey town seriously when it's Congressman would show up to a pickup hockey game with a bicycle helmet, lacrosse gloves, and a field hockey stick? This is like when John Kerry got off the plane and tried to catch that football like he was a paraplegic trying to change a lightbulb. Of course the Democrats lost that year. They had no chance of winning with that type of representation. That's the same reason that the Lightning are going to lose. No matter how well they perform their fans will always look like a cheerleader trying to understand all the rules of football. That kind of support doesn't lend itself to success.