so as we all know, my dumpster fire of a family, the pittsburgh penguins, have done some fuckups lately! i’ve gotten a couple of asks about it and i thought i’d just make a post.
Q: DO YOU THINK THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS DID A FUCK UP? A: buddy, i sure do!!!!!!
Q: ARE YOU SPITTING MAD ABOUT IT? A: buddy, i sure am!!!!!! youcantellbecausei haveyelleda lot. i plan to yell some more, all season, until they’re like, “why won’t this girl leave us alone?” and then i’ll be like, “YOU KNOW WHY PITTSBURGH!!!! YOU KNOW WHY.”
Q: DOES THIS MEAN YOU’RE GOING TO STOP SUPPORTING THE PENGUINS? A: listen…………no. sorry. it doesn’t. i feel weird and conflicted about it, but they’re still my favorite team and i still want them to threepeat unless they lose in game 7 to the marc-andre fleury golden knights. that would also be fine.
Q: BUT YOU JUST SAID THEY WERE BAD? HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT SOMETHING BAD? A: i am a complex person capable of loving something and being disappointed in and angered by it at the same time.
Q: DON’T YOU THINK YOU SHOULD JUST SUPPORT A DIFFERENT TEAM? A: i’m really sorry but it doesn’t work like that, and even if it did work like that, literally the only team in the NHL that is not guilty of something is the las vegas golden knights and that’s because they are 3 days old. i’m not saying it doesn’t matter just because everyone is doing it! of course it matters. arguably it matters more, because it is a symptom of the toxic and greedy shit the NHL does, constantly. of course it is fair and right to be angry, specifically, at the pittsburgh penguins, and even specifically sidney crosby, who had the platform and the opportunity to do a good or even just morally neutral thing and instead chose to do a gross thing. i support 100% your and my right to be angry at them/him.
it isn’t that i think it’s not a big deal. i think it’s a very big deal. i’m so, so angry at them. i’m angry with them while i’m watching them play and i’m angry with them while i’m ignoring their interviews out of spite. remember that scene in sex in the city where charlotte is like, “mommy loves you but she can’t look at you right now” to her dog?
that’s how i feel about the pittsburgh penguins.
but i still want them to threepeat. if you feel like you have/want to give up being a fan of the pittsburgh penguins, or even make them your hockey nemeses, i support you doing that. do what you gotta do, bub. we all have our limits about what we can tolerate in the things we love, and if this is your limit, then please! abandon them. i don’t blame you.
Q: BUT– A: i know, buddy. i know.
Q: IF YOU STAY A PENGUINS FAN YOU MUST CARE MORE ABOUT SPORTS THAN DOING WHAT’S RIGHT. A: okay, well. we’re all works in progress.
Q: I CAN’T FOLLOW YOU IF YOU’RE GOING TO KEEP REBLOGGING THE PENGUINS. A: i get it!!!! be free, little bird.
please don’t tell your kids to shut up when they’re trying to tell you something or if they’re upset. don’t ignore them. don’t invalidate their feelings. talk to them. listen to them. never tell your kid(s) their thoughts and feelings don’t matter.
is anyone else thinking about the symbolism between “i don’t like your kingdom keys, they once belonged to me” vs “baby i could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me” bc… she kept thinking she’d made it, to that magical place where everyone else seems to live, only to find they’d shown her the palace and then locked her out of it. she kept trying to build her castle, save her reputation if you will, and they still went out of their way to make her look like the bad guy.