Letter: Shaheen can’t be a fan?
Wow! I just read the NH GOP’s Twitter rant condemning Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for congratulating the Boston Bruins on their playoff win/advancement.
When did our love of New England sports teams become political? I thought this was the last bastion of neutrality in our ridiculously polarized nation.
I have always treasured the camaraderie that comes with bringing my family to a venue in Boston, Manchester or Durham, sitting alongside temporary neighbors from throughout all walks of life, united for a few hours as we collectively root for our home team to beat the Canadiens, Yankees, etc.
Now the New Hampshire GOP claims a stronghold on being a New England sports fan? Really? Maybe they were implying that Shaheen was jumping on the Bruins bandwagon. So what? That’s what people do at playoff time.
I have a friend who is suddenly so enthused about the Bruins that he’s growing a playoff beard, even though he had never seen a hockey game before the Red Wings series started.
That’s what playoff season does – makes fans of us all.
Particularly irksome was this @NHGOP tweet directed at the Senator, “You don’t know the first thing about hockey.” What are they implying – a woman doesn’t know hockey? That’s what I take away from it.
If the worst thing about Shaheen is that she’s a Bruins fan, I’d say that means she’s doing a pretty spectacular job. I wish that our sports allegiances were the worst in all of us. Go Bruins! Go Sox!