It's pretty common knowledge around here that the we love the Detroit Red Wings. They've spent the last 2 decades being the most successful franchise in the NHL, and that has resulted in them gaining a large following. Now, every fanbase has a few bad apples, but by and large we're a good group.
However, despite the success of the team on the ice and good-naturedness of the fans, there are some out there who don't hold the Wings in the same regard as we do. While I'm naturally shocked at this development, it's a sad fact of life that some people are so misguided that they can't see how truly awesome the Wings are, and rather than embrace and accept the Wings and their fans, they choose to lash out in what can only be an attempt to make Wing fans believe that the team we love is not perfect.
One such individual has spent a lot of time saying some pretty harsh things on the internet, and today he made a statement that literally made me laugh out loud. Want to know who that person was and what he said? Follow the jump to find out.
The person in question is a gentleman named Ryan Lambert. Perhaps you've heard of him; writer for Puck Daddy and tweeter extraordinaire. Today, it was "You Know You're a Wings fan if...." day on Twitter, and as with every other day the NHL has run this little promotion, you had fans of the team declaring their love and non-fans trying to be funny. I'll admit that I've joined in poking a little fun at other teams, but today it was the Wings and naturally I was interested in seeing how witty people could me.
Mr. Lambert took the oppotunity to have some fun at the Wings' expense, especially since this involved the fans, not the team itself. He tweeted his little heart out this morning, no doubt enjoying a little chuckle as he threw out barb after barb. For those that have any familiarity with him, you'll recognize most of the jokes as recycled from his past columns about the Wings, specifically the Eulogy he wrote this past offseason.
Some people are very passionate about the Wings, and most people only have so much patience with a guy that is blatantly disrespecting their fellow fans. These people, such as On the Wings author Matt Saler, choose to engage Mr Lambert in a respectful discussion, and sometimes he will respond in an attempt to explain why he feels the way he does. Today, he tweeted this little gem about the Wings, and I'll admit, even this one made me a little mad:
@onthewings the detroit red wings presented by amway have never in their history done anything good. crap franchise for morons.