In my news feed on facebook this morning I noticed a post from the L.A. Kings account. Usually it’s stuff like “This day in Kings history, Roman Cechmanek ate a tuna fish sandwich,” or “Wayne Gretzy did something awesome.” You know, a nice little venture into Kings history or a piece of L.A. flavor. However, after this morning it made me wonder about the person in charge of this account and if they’re actually a fan of the Kings or whether they even understand the dynamics of rivalries.
This is what the Kings’ Facebook account posted this morning:
I’m sorry, can we agree to what?! No! No, we can not agree to that! Kings fans cheering for the Sharks? Why don’t we just send Luc Robitaille up to San Jose to give Thornton tips on his wrister? Why not send Jamie Kompon up to sabotage the Canucks power-play?
The Kings facebook account person later tried to justify it by saying, and I quote:
“I mean, it’s not like they’re the Ducks.”
“We’re not saying they have to win the cup but at least force a game 6 or 7. We’ll see how tough we are then. Not sure our Cali blood lines run that deep.”
Okay, because the Dodgers root for the Giants when they’re out, right? Get real. The Kings faithful didn’t hold back from letting this guy have it either. Here are some select replies:
“Can we agree that this Benedict Arnold LA Kings fan page operator needs to go?!”
“Seriously. That is blasphemy.”
“Stop trying to defend it, Kings fb guy. Admit the error. Like giving Jeremy Roenick a column on the kings website, its just wrong.”
I’m not saying Kings fans are bitter haters (okay, some are), but I’m sure Sharks fans would agree that if the tables were turned they would not be rooting for yet another California team to get a Cup before them. In the words of Tracy Jordan, “Does hot support cold? Does rain support the earth?!”
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Written by Eric Cooney
Eric Cooney was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in North Carolina, and lives in Los Angeles, CA. He shares his thoughts on the NHL as one man who is a northerner, southerner, east coaster, and west coaster. Follow him on Twitter @EricCooney