Okay, calm down. I still despise the Bruins.
But seriously, Tim Thomas is the effin' man. We all knew this four years ago (or whenever it was) when he was mic'd up in the All-star game in Montreal (I think). He was funny. He giggled like a little kid while joking around with the commentators. It was entertainment at its best. Listen, I've always hated the Bruins, but in a time where All-star games have become the most retarded thing since the DMV, Tim Thomas made it exciting.
Well, I'm happy to say that he got my attention again, in a BIG way.
The Stanley Cup champions celebrated their most recent achievement with Barack Obama at the White House on Monday afternoon. Thomas was a no show. And instead of making the typical bullshit excuse that most spineless people would, he told it how it was. He gave the government a big "Fuck You" without actually saying it.
This is his direct quote from nhl.com:
"I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.
This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.
Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL."
Fucking beautiful. Tim, you are my hero.