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The Calgary Flames are like the Jersey Shore


So I’m not sure if you fine folks up north know what The Jersey Shore is, so I’ll explain. It’s basically a Real World (if you don’t know what that is, I can’t help you) style reality TV show that takes place on the jersey shore, but instead of featuring the normal theoretically diverse cast, it features a group of young Italian Americans.  Self-centered, narcissistic Italian Americans that is.

The show actually met a lot of criticism and controversy through it’s supposed “guido” and “guidette” stereotypes, but MTV could make a show about the life of a mushroom and it would encounter controversy.  So how does this relate to the Calgary Flames?

Well, the show is about overpaid people who largely do nothing and are loved (while simultaneously reviled) for doing (or not doing) just that.  Doesn’t that sound exactly like the Flames to you? 

There’s always drama in the house (or in the case of the Flames, locker room) with some of the cast members who are the most well-known contributing to it.  Hell, the similarities even get down to person to person or guido to player, with Jolie getting kicked out of the house because she wasn’t showing up for her shifts after causing drama, much like Phaneuf getting traded because he wasn’t showing up for his shifts on ice while causing drama in the locker room. 

There are cases of big deals being made of nothing, like Ronnie punching a guy (and scurrying away yelling “One shot bro!  One shot!”) and everyone getting all hyped over the “fight” and Ales Kotalik getting in a fight (his first since 03/04, I believe) and all the Calgary fans getting excited about it as if we’d never seen a fight before. 

And since the New Year, the similarities have been truly horrifying: both basically get paid ridiculous amounts of money to show up and do nothing.  See: horrible losing streak.

There is one notable difference however: at least the cast of Jersey Shore can score.*

*In the interest of full disclosure, this was written purely for that joke.

Categories: I look like a moron
  1. February 8, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    the cheapshot i can figure out, but which part of the jersey shore has the new guy forgetting to tie down ???

  2. Arik
    February 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I think that’s analagous to Snooki getting punched. For some reason or another. Also, do you have Jersey Shore up there?

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