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They had riots in Vancouver last night? Really?

I thought it was just the hockey teams who were goons. I didn't watch much of the Stanley Cup final, which the Boston Bruins won over the Vancouver Canucks last night, because what I did see ... well, I've seen kinder, gentler Chicago Bears–Detroit Lions football games.

Granted, I'm from Detroit, so I can't talk. But still.



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Jun. 16th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
I watched most of the series. Some of it was good hockey.

The riot didn't surprise me. Seems like Vancouver is a city just looking for an excuse to have one these days.
Jun. 16th, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
Yes.. agreed.

The rioters were just looking for the perfect excuse to smash up shit, and they got it.

What a bunch of cavemen.
Jun. 16th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
That could be. The guys on the sports radio show this morning said that sports-related riots happen more often than one thinks, even in Canada. And I know that in a lot of these cases the ones causing the trouble are not the dyed-in-the-wool fans who have been with the team all season — they're the ones who are looking for any excuse.

At least it makes more sense to riot when the home team loses. I never did get why anyone would riot when the home team wins, like they did here in 1984.
Jun. 16th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
"At least it makes more sense to riot when the home team loses. I never did get why anyone would riot when the home team wins, like they did here in 1984."

Like I said before ....ANY excuse to smash up shit.
Jun. 16th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there was good hockey. I just managed to tune into some of the not-so-good bits, and had too many other things going on* to watch a lot of it, especially since I had the sense that it was one of the rougher series.

I thought Vancouver did this only for G8/G20 summits? ;-)

* Like Tiger baseball. They're doing well, finally.

Jun. 16th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Actually, if you YouTube Vancouver Riot, you'll find they've had a few. Like the one at the Olympics last year.
Jun. 16th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm surprised, but maybe I shouldn't be. The first thought is that it's so beautiful out there -- though I guess in the middle of the city it's like any other city. Plus the fact that it's Canada, and one doesn't usually associate Canada with rioting. (You have the uber-politeness reputation for a reason, after all.) BUT... all big cities have issues like this. And I have to confess I don't know much about Vancouverites; maybe the city has attracted an element that's more prone to this sort of thing.
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