Disappointing Fans

(Photo Credit: Steph Phillips)

With Tim Thomas’s recent Facebook post regarding his stance against same-sex marriage, there has been a whole new load of disapproval and disappointment.  The main argument still being the majority of fans blinded by the Black and Gold goggles and believing that Tim Thomas can do no wrong. In the last post regarding Thomas’s point of view we made it sound like we were condemning him fo rhis opinion. Let us assure you that we agree, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. That is what living in the United States and having your own rights signifies. Whether we agree with him or not is irrelevant and we apologize if we may have made it sound that way. However, the fact of the matter is this; Tim Thomas is known for stating his opinion and then cowering. He doesn’t like to be critiqued or criticized for his beliefs which is well and good, you’re entitled. However, if you don’t like the backlash, why do you keep putting yourself there? Learn your lesson from it and leave it alone. It’s really as simple as that.

As if we here at A Cup A Bruin aren’t irritated enough that we have to keep writing these posts regarding the goaltender, despite the fact that he is sitting out for the season and it’s Tuukka Time, there are a few other fans that are equally disappointed. For instance, remember the credit card commercial Thomas was in with the crazy cab driver?


Boston comedian Alici Love, the cab driver, tweeted about her feelings regarding Thomas in which she said:

Pretty sure it is safe to say that Love’s opinion of Thomas is a wee bit different than that of the obsessed fan she plays in the commercial. Being born and raised in Boston she declared herself a Bruins fan and told Yahoo! Sports that she was ‘beyond excited.’ However, her feelings have changed since spending the day with a sweet and charming Thomas.

“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. In a sports-driven city like Boston we want our athletes to focus on the game, not politics. Whether Tim likes it or not, he’s part of an organization and he is representing the Boston Bruins. He should use caution when discussing his stance on anything that could potentially alienate a group of people.  I will say I miss the superhero that stood between the pipes and brought us home a Stanley Cup.”(via Yahoo!Sports)

Well said Love, we couldn’t have said it any better. Trust us, we miss that superhero too.  Hopefully this will be the last time you find us writing about Tim and his politics, though we sincerely doubt it.  With any luck, the next time we report about him it will be regarding his trade. Unfortunately, with his recent comments being so close to the fine line of a judgmental ass and discriminatory jerk off, the chances of teams wanting a guy like that are slim, regardless of how well he can play between the pipes.


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