April 17th, 2013 at 10:06 PM ^

I don't think I've ever been to an event where EVERYONE is singing at the top of their lungs to the point that the person who is supposed to be singing is actually drowned out. Thus, not standard...

Now if the Bruins could stop giving up 3rd period goals to tie games and actually win one I would be quite happy...but alas, I shall remain frustrated at my team once again.


April 17th, 2013 at 10:32 PM ^

I'm all for it, but it's a shame that it takes a tragety for this to happen. I've watched canadian teams and people belt out the national anthem for regular season games that mean nothing. 


April 17th, 2013 at 10:33 PM ^

that was cool. I like the NHL all star game in chicago as well. I beileve it was 1992.

During the first gulf war... talk about chills. Feel free to youtube it or have someone post.



April 17th, 2013 at 10:37 PM ^

Technical here. But what does patriotism have to do with the unfortanute Boston tragedy? I understand coming together as one to show support and that we're all in this together, but patriotism is about loving your country and usually this comes into play after foreign terrorism, not domestic terrorism, as seems to be. The case with what happened in Boston.


April 17th, 2013 at 11:41 PM ^

Would downvote if I wanted to go to the computer. Is there proof this wasn't foreign and or anti-American? Regardless, the larger notion is we are an entire community, country and would like to show the collective good and spirit of this community in light of the tragic/evil events. Read Patton Oswalt's statement, it's pretty solid


April 18th, 2013 at 12:52 AM ^

The people of the United States stand for the rule of law and the democratic principles upon which this country was founded. Terrorism, no matter the source or the political motivation, runs contratry to those ideals. Patriotism, or belief in the principles of our society, has everything to do with our response to the Boston incident.

Also, while this appears to be a homegrown incident, we can't at this point rule out AQAP or other foreign groups. You should straighten your understanding of the political philisophy underpinning our country, as well as your understanding of terrorism generally before you make statements like this. 



April 18th, 2013 at 6:58 PM ^

People in the following countries would beg to differ with your assertion that America is some believer in the rule of law and democratic principles: Haiti 1986-1984, El Salvador 1980-1994, Afghanistan 1979-1992 and 2001 to present, Iraq 1990-1991 and 2003 to present, Bulgaria 1990, Albania 1991, Panama 1969-1991, Nicaragua 1978-1990, Libya 1981-1981, Grenada 1979-1984, Jamaica 1976-1980, Costa Rica 1970-1971, Guatemala 1962-1980s, Bolivia 1964-1975, Greece 1964-1974("fuck your parliament and your constitution"-LBJ, Chile 1964-1973, Uruguay 1964-1970, Indonesia/East Timor 1965/1975, Cuba 1959-Present, Dominican Republic 1960-1966, Peru 1960-1965, The Congo 1960-1964, Ecuador 1960-1963, Cambodia1955-1973, Vietnam, Italy 1947-1948, The Philipines 1940s and 50s, Iran 1953, and more.

If you think this country is dedicated to the rule of law or democracy you are delusional. This country is not the center of the world and in no way should be considered the center of moral integrity on this planet. That being said, fuck those who bomb innocent people. May they suffer the same fate that they dealt those defenseless, vulnerable victims in Boston.


April 18th, 2013 at 7:07 PM ^

was definitely eased up for this thread and the others regarding Boston, but there is a strict no politics rule enforced on the site. The other contrarian posts you've made on the thread seemed to be responding in kind to others, but I think we've hit the limit on what "not political" can be stretched to (not just directed at you). You've gotten your point out, I'd say, but we should all leave it at that.


April 17th, 2013 at 10:46 PM ^

after 9/11 in football, i had tears streaming down my face as we sang the national anthem.   very similar response.  guys we'd been playing against and had formed a comaraderie over the years were just gone. 


April 18th, 2013 at 7:13 AM ^

Why the national anthem? What if the perpetrator of this murder is 'murcan? Then I would be singing "his/her" anthem.....wait, it had to be a mooslim, nevermind, carry on with standard patriotic ritual.


April 18th, 2013 at 12:07 PM ^

and we show support out of genuine empathy.   a case like this transcends normal news and regular folks, like many of us, have those people who were killed and wounded in our thoughts and prayers, regardless of who did it.

have you ever been to bolivia?