Tuesday, May 31, 2011
This Winter, Canada will be a lot cozier
It is very late here in Xining. Let me check... yup, it's 12:41 am. But when I heard that they were going to make it official at 12:15am, I needed to stay up for it, even if it was only by refreshing the TSN.ca website over and over again.
Winnipeg, a city that most people have never heard of, a city with a crappy CFL team, a city that, amazingly enough, I've never been too, is getting a hand-me-down NHL team!
"Sorry, Atlanta, but at least you still have Peachtree TV."
I don't know what it is. I am very happy about this. The Atlanta Thrashers are officially moving to Canada. A professional sports team from a real league (That is at least somewhat recognized in America) is moving to Canada. Someone with money said, "Hey, lets move a team from America to Canada."
This is a foreign Language in Canada. More people speak French. After losing The Winnipeg Jets, The Quebec Nordiques, The Vancouver Grizzlies, and numerous other teams that are too insignificant to mention, not to mention the Grizzlies, this is such a great thing.
For a moment, this made me forget that the Canucks are going to win the cup. It was a nice little moment that I enjoyed.
Most people want the new team to change their name to The Jets, of course. Moose and Falcons have been a few of the other suggestions. I have a few suggestions myself.
The Winnipeg Sexy Legs (because it rhymes)
The Winnipeg Winners
The Lake Province Hockey Badgers
The Prairie Area River Patrol
The Manitoba Tubas
The Winnipeg We have a team agains
The Winnipeg Winnipeggers
The Atlanta Thrasherpeggers
The Manitoba Mans
What does this whole thing mean for me? Well, not a whole lot, but it sure will be nice, this October, when I can listen to the Internet feed of the Oilers getting the crap kicked out of them by a real hockey team... from Winnipeg!