The Backup Goalie That Was In The Bar At Halftime And Seen Eating On The Sidelines Was Forced To Resign For Breaking Gambling Regulations
It pains me to say this, but I am glad that Wayne Shaw was forced to resign. It's not because I care that people knowingly made money off a "professional athlete's" premeditated decision to indulge in a mid-match treat, but because I was tricked into thinking his intentions were genuine. I have no problem with an obese, 46 year old backup goaltender wandering off to the bar at halftime just like I have no problem with him putting Mark Sanchez's hot dog "incident" to shame by going tonsil deep on a slab of pie. If his teammates are cool with him gassing his lower intestine with pastries while they are were gassing themselves running up and down the field during the 83rd minute trying to tie up the match then all the power to him. The fact is I would encourage such behavior if there wasn't a black cloud of deceit hovering over it.
Simply put? I want my old, fat men eating and drinking at inappropriate times because they are old, fat, and can't help themselves, not because there are financial implications at stake. Again, I truly don't give a shit that this prop bet humpty dumpty'd over the line that borders the fixing of odds, but I do feel that my innocence was taken advantage of by a jolly, round goal keep that - for at least one day - gave me hope that his act of gluttony was nothing more than his cravings getting the best of him. Wayne Shaw looks more like the type to do anything for laugh as opposed to the type that means any harm, but I'll be damned if finding out that he was fully aware of the line in the sportsbook didn't hurt my feelings. Self awareness ruined another great storyline, and - in turn -reminded me to question the validity of everything I see on the internet.