I decided to take a break from the Pats for a day. I mean two weeks of Super Bowl build up is going to get old quick.
So we’ll talk about the Bruins trip the White House yesterday. Of course you’ve heard by now that Stanley Cup Finals MVP Tim Thomas didn’t make the trip for political reasons.
Here’s what he had to say on his Facebook:
Now let me start by saying I don’t disagree with a single thing that Timmy said. Not to get too political here but I think that the whole system is flawed and corrupt. That’s why I support Ron Paul in this election and it’s also why I’m registered Libertarian. I think the two party system is a broken system.
Now, as I get off my high horse.
I don’t think this is the place for Tim to do this. If I have the chance to meet the president, I’m not going to stay home. Nope. I’m going to use it as an opportunity to let my voice be heard. If Timmy thinks that the government is out of control this is your chance to tell one branch right to his face. I wouldn’t pass that up.
And for everyone saying he’s not a good teammate etc, look he’s one of two Americans on the team. You really think meeting the US President is a big deal to all the foreigners on the team. I don’t think it’s as big a deal as if they met their king, dictator, or whatever these guys have in their own countries.
The bottom line on the whole thing is that the media has blown this out of whack. Everyone needs to just calm down. It was one day and one man’s decision. We may not agree with it, but like Thomas said, he’s free to make that decision.