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by Paul on 07/07/13 at 08:30 AM ET
from Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch,
John Davidson watched four hockey reporters discuss various free agent signings on Canada’s TSN network on Friday. The Blue Jackets’ signing of Boston Bruins’ free agent forward Nathan Horton came up and the Jackets’ president of hockey operations blew a gasket.
“They asked about the good ones and the bad ones, and ( Toronto Sun columnist) Steve Simmons says ‘my bad one is Horton,’ ” Davidson said. “He says, ‘I don’t know why, it’s like going from the city to the woods.’ And the other guy who I don’t know says, ‘Yeah, it’s like going to Green Acres.’ Now is that ignorance or what? That’s just ignorance. I think it shows ignorance of what a great city this is. This is a good city. And it (ticks) me off.
“You can say things about the players on the team if we’ve not playing well, but when you come after the city, I’m not going to stand for it. I’ll come back at you like a freight train.”
Most longtime Columbus residents are used to this stupidity; I remember being on a flight from Los Angeles one time where the flight attendant announced, “For those of you connecting to Columbus, I’m truly sorry.” He was trying to be funny, I think, but it struck me as a combination of ignorance and arrogance.
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