Thursday, April 10, 2008

Chelios Calls Nashville Fans Hillbillies... Classy

So Chris Chelios was on a Detroit-area radio station this morning and gave the following quote regarding Nashville Predators fans:

"Yeah, they're hillbillyish. ... I don't know what to say, hillbilly or country. "They are a very emotional crowd, exciting crowd, loud, so it's actually a fun place to play on the road."

So many places to go with this one. Hmmm... let's see.

1. Chris must still be miffed about that whole "Chelios is a sissy" chant from back during our team's first playoff appearance--the arena chanted that silly insult every time he touched the puck, and it was kind of funny.

2. I think "hillbilly" or "redneck" or "county" is about the easiest joke a person can make about Nashville. That joke is older than Mel Brooks. Give me a break, Chris. In the immortal words of Jerry Seinfeld, it offends me as a comedian!

3. I think we Nashville fans should show up at the first home playoff game on Monday all wearing straw hats and wife-beaters, with a strand of hay hanging out of our mouths. And we should all tell Chelios how "purty" he is. Or maybe we all wear three-piece business suits and monacles.

4. If Chelios is allowed to mock Preds fans based on overused stereotypes about our town... then we can do the same thing: Detroit fans are dirty and poor. Just very, very poor and dirty... and homocidal-ish. And they all live in trailers and have nightly rap battles.

See, Chris, it's not that hard. Wait, wait... let me guess... Calgary fans say "Eh?" all the time, right?

5. I wish I had some way to get this out to all the Preds fans. There really should be some sort of organized chant or outfit or something.

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At 4/10/2008 09:31:00 PM, Blogger Mike said...

I promise you he will be booed lustily. As will that ref who got the assist tonight if he shows up.

At 4/12/2008 12:01:00 PM, Blogger Sam Loomis said...

What a moron. I always enjoyed the old joke: What do you call a person in Nashville wearing a cowboy hat? A Tourist!

The fact is most of us are walking around in our Gap and Abercombie and have never purchased overalls or a cowboy hat; many have probably never seen straw.

Does the prick also realize that a lot of Nashville citizens come from freaking Michigan. Jesus! Enough with the stereotypes; at least come at us with soemthing original.

I like the idea of 3-Piece and Monacles though. I've never actually worn a monacle, but always wanted to.

At 4/17/2008 11:00:00 PM, Blogger Kim_in_TN said...

To get it out to Preds fans:


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