Fans are stupid. I know this because I am one. The Penguins lost last night and were swept out of the first round by the New York Islanders. I’ve heard the sweep characterized as “embarrassing.” I’ve heard fans say they are “furious.”
Sports are supposed to be a distraction from our meaningless lives. They’re supposed to help us forget that Grandma is in a home and that “Paul is hitting that rock again.”
I’ve been guilty of getting upset during a sporting event. I’m sure we all have. If sports are supposed be a distraction, though, haven’t the Penguins been the ultimate distraction?
They’ve made the playoffs every year for the last 13 years. The team has been to five conference finals, four Stanley Cup finals, and won the damn thing three times. They’ve been anything but “embarrassing.”
If you’re furious, that’s a YOU problem. They’ve brought me great joy. How many times are they supposed to win? 13? Every other year? The Penguins have had the greatest run in the salary cap era. That should be good enough.
Ahh, who am I kidding? Fans are stupid.