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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Oh, man up, you little twerp.

Buffalo is hosting the World Junior Hockey Championships right now, and one of the visiting players went on Twitter and said that Buffalo is "the worst city ever". Now, it could be argued that he does have some small beef here -- namely, it's not exactly clear what there is to do in Buffalo when you're a teenager visiting from out of town and you're staying downtown, a place that, aside from a few hot spots, isn't known for being Activity Central. But still, it was pretty insulting. You get a trip that's paid for and then rip on your perceived lack of entertainment? Yeah, pretty rude. So screw that kid.

Especially after he offered up a lame apology:

"My point to get across was not to put down a great host city like this. I know a lot of people put in time and effort to make this thing possible."


So what possible rationale could there be for this kid's Tweet other than to rip on a city he felt was boring him to tears when he wasn't on the ice?

Lord knows, Buffalo isn't the greatest hotbed of activity. Especially not downtown. And maybe the organizers could have factored that into the age considerations of the people they were hosting; I don't know (Alan Bedenko has been covering this beat today). What I do know is that this kid's a boorish ass who can't even man up and own the words he himself put out there, so I for one don't really care if he's bored or not.

This reminds me of when Willis McGahee was with the Bills and was bitching about the lack of clubs around for young black men. I remember thinking, "Gee, Willis, you make a pretty nice paycheck -- why not open such a club yourself?"

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