In having a blog, especially one that supports a specific sports team, I shouldn't be surprised to receive the odd piece of hate mail.
Yesterday, a comment was posted by the "Big Bad Bruins" blog (http://thebigbadbruins.blogspot.com/) under the "Auld Fired Up" article. Because of the content, I've debated how to handle it. I was originally going to delete the comment and forget about it, but have since decided that since it was willingly posted on a public blog, that Big Bad Bruins needs to be called out and held accountable.
Here's what Big Bad Bruins had to say:
(Note that I've added the asterisks; the original comment was unedited.)
"Is this a f*****g joke , is this a hab clan for all you c**ksuckers to rally together , just face it pitsburgh kicked your ass lastnight and Fleury mocked your piece of shit goalie , and for PK n****r Subban i would skin him on the ice at the bell centre then wear his big n****r lips on a necklace , GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BRUINSSSSS !!!!"
Upon first reading the comment, a number of things first came to mind. It was either posted by some juvenile that managed to stay up past his bedtime on mommy's computer, trying to get a rise out of me, or by someone who quite possibly believes the kind of hate that he left on my blog.
Either way, he/she isn't the sharpest tack in the box. The person in question posted the comment using their Blogger ID, instead of posting anonymously or under a fake name, so it was easily traced back to the Big Bad Bruins blog. Following my natural curiosity, I decided to check it out. There's an article about the Hab/Penguin game that seemed rather well written, especially considering the style of the original comment, so I pumped it into a Google search. As it turns out, it was lifted from a story that originally posted on nhl.com. (http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010020642)
So not only is the person that runs the Big Bad Bruins blog a racist bigot, they're a thief, too.
It's a shame that people like this need to spill their venom in the name of a sports rivalry. I have several Bruins fans as friends, and although the teasing and needling between us can at times get quite heated, it's always understood that it's good-natured and all in the name of fun. "Boston Bruins Blog" crossed that line, and has now been exposed for what he/she is.
Bobby Orr deserves a better breed of fan.