(sticktap to Beantown Canuck for the pic)
Congrats to the Seattle Seahawks, who hung on against the San Francisco 49'ers to win the NFC Championship for a berth in the Superbowl against the Denver Broncos. But wait, what does this have to do with the Canucks? We're still trying to figure this out...
might lose some friends here but seahawks fans = canucks fans?— Phil Hiscock, CSCS (@BPsportstrain) January 20, 2014
Seattle Canucks, Vancouver Seahawks. Team & fans, It's all the same. Entitlement and obnoxious fans go hand in hand.— Elvis Fielder (@JCslider) January 20, 2014
The level of anger is hysterical...
FUCK YOU SEAHAWKS, YOU ARROGANT FUCKS, THE CANUCKS OF THE NFL.— PJ (@pammyJ79) January 20, 2014
and the winner, from Ann Frazier of Fear The Fin who exposes the deep-seeded neurosis that is plaguing a number of hockey fans these days:
Screw the Seahawks they're all dirty players who pay the refs and are Canucks fans and like Macklemore— Ann Frazier (@annfrazi) January 20, 2014
Yes, the Seahawks are terrible people who bribed the officials, like a hockey team you hate and have terrible taste in music. They're the ones who should feel shame, right?
Meanwhile, since you probably didn't hear about it, there was a bit of an incident during the Canucks/Flames game Saturday night. People on Twitter responded with the kind of thoughtful, coherent and level-headed analysis Twitter is known for:
Loved this exchange between TO radio guy Greg Brady and Flames 'Journalist' Eric Francis:
Pure cowardice from Giordano hammering Burrows. Guy's playing with a broken jaw....didn't throw a punch. Nice "code".— Greg Brady (@bradyfan590) January 19, 2014
@bradyfan590 ya, like Burrows would never break a "code" like that. Code doesn't apply for players like Burrows— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) January 19, 2014
Nothing better than seeing a journalist call for a deliberate injury on a player. Which reminds me, we'll probably have a ton of these from tomorrow's game against the Oilers...
And our buddy Jason Botchford at the Province is probably still all broken up over this...
I don't think you can justify John Tortorella's actions at the end of the first period. He blew it, and deserves a suspension for that. But it's pretty obvious why he was so angry. The Flames were the clear aggressors in the incident, and anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of the game could see that, right? (Well apart from PJ Stock, anyway)
i know the flames pulled a cheap shot last nite but i hate the canucks so much that i am ok with it— Q-Dawg (@QdawgGitDaMoney) January 19, 2014
Speaking of over-reactions...
This one was my favorite. Won't someone please think about Her Majesty, The Queen!
We'll have lots of post-suspension reaction/outrage today, as we prepare for what should be more of the same as the Canucks head to Edmonton tomorrow.