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Blue Jackets 'Money on the Board'



Not sure if we're allowed to post about other websites, but yahoo's Puck Daddy has a post up today about how Blue Jacket fans are putting their own money up to buy a game winning goal against Detroit this weekend.  Money is pouring in from multiple sources, and even the Jacket players are getting involved.  It's all going to charity.  The players are aware and want the win.

Not sure what to make of this.  I mean it's a great idea to boost a struggling team, especially since it goes beyond just fans on a message board, but is hitting the team themselves.  It's also wonderful that the money will be going to charities that i'm sure are deserving.

But, as a Wings Fan there's a lot not to like.  For one, this is just bad karma.  I mean the Wings are almost made to look evil in this scenario as a win deprives these various charities of money.  (note: in some instances the money will still go to charity, but will go to the Blue Jackets choice foundation in the event of a win).  It also gives the Jackets an energy boost that Detroit will be hard pressed to match.  I mean talent might win out, and as a die hard Wings fan I hope it does, but it's hard to deny the emotional boost this can give you.  And since this is the kind of thing fans typically involve themselves in to help a struggling team, it is forever unlikely Detroit's fan-base can match this monetary level of passion, at least to the extent that it reached the organization and gets the players involved.  I am well aware of all the charitable contributions the Red Wings organization is involved in, but the players themselves most often seem ambivalent to the fans...it's one of the things that bothers me as a Detroit fan.  The players seem to take the fan-base a bit for granted.  Almost to the same extent us Detroit fans take our team for granted.  

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