We Get It. You Wish You Were Actually Irish.

You know how DCSportsChick is constantly railing on pink sports merchandise? Well I'm sick of letting her have all the fun, and I'd like to take an opportunity, after seeing a whole lot of them in the stands in Boston last night, to rant about the Green Hat phenomenon. As near as I could tell, they must have been giving away green hats with a Bruins logo on them at the game, because it seemed like everybody was wearing one. There was even a Caps fan in an old school RWB sweater with one of the green monstrosities perched atop his head.

Please, sports fans, I'm begging you. Stop. For God's sake, stop. You look rediculous. Unless you are a fan of the Boston Celtics, New York Jets or Hartford Whalers, there is no excuse for this kind of behavior. Your team does not wear green. You look like a drunk buffoon. Which offends me, as an Irish person, because you are perpetuating the myth that all Irish people are drunks. (To be fair, all the ones I know actually are, myself included. But I'm sure there's someone out there who isn't.)

Most importantly, the green hat phenomenon was started by the Boston Red Sox, who wear the things every year in spring training on St. Patrick's Day. Do you really want to be asocciated with Red Sox fans in any way? (For my own, personal, opinion of the city of Boston, click here and be sure to focus on the two paragraphs about Boston). You'd think mispronouncing the word "Celtic" would have been enough for them, but the people up there seem always eager to bastardize their famously Irish heritage.

As a quick aside: Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody!


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WFY said...

It was cute that the Reds wore green once on St. Patrick's Day in 1979 or whatever, but now everyone doing it is just stupid.

I got that same comment spam too.

Caps Nut said...

You don't have to worry about me wearing green today. I don't recognize that "holiday."

Though I do give full credit to the American Red Cross for trying to trip me up by giving me a green long sleeved t-shirt after I bled for them yesterday...

PuckPolitics said...

The only green I wore yesterday was my Hartford Whalers hat to Hamilton's - right around the corner from My Brother's Place here in DC. Yep, I still bleed green, and I ain't Irish. I'm from Hartford.

Defdude said...

You know what else looks rediculous, biff? Misspelling "ridiculous." Punk.