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from Don Brennan of Off The Posts at the Ottawa Sun,

I dropped by another spot to watch the Blue Jackets play the Carolina Hurricanes. Except even with the 40-odd TVs in “Brothers”, the Jackets game was not on. The Pittsburgh-Buffalo game was, but no Jackets.

How odd is that? They had won 8 of their last 9. Where was Jackets fever?

“Oh yeah,” the bartender said when I told him the home team was playing in Carolina. “It should be on. It’s probably over by now.

“Hey, do you mind if we put on a movie? We usually do on Mondays. It’s Animal House tonight.”

Just keep one TV on hockey if you don’t mind, I said.

I got to watch the end of the Penguins-Sabres game – Pitts was lucky to escape with a victory, no matter what the 3-0 final suggests – and also learned that the Jackets choked up a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 in Carolina.

Suddenly, the Jackets have lost two in a row. They’re not so hot anymore. And we wonder, does anyone in frigid Columbus really care?


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StayClassy's avatar

A guy from Ottawa comes to Columbus, and goes to “Brothers to try and get a feel for the city. Thats real indicative.

Maybe try the actual hockey bar 500ft away.

Posted by StayClassy from Wings fan in Columbus on 01/28/14 at 11:32 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Agreed and must have been a slow news night for Brennan.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/28/14 at 11:36 AM ET


On behalf of everyone in Ottawa, once again, we apologize for the douchebaggery that is Don Brennan. I assure you, we hate him up here as much as the rest of you, if not moreso.

Posted by Chris M on 01/28/14 at 11:41 AM ET

bezukov's avatar

Yeah last time I checked Brothers is a place you go to get roofied on Friday nights.  Columbus is a football town not a hockey town, just like every town south of Michigan and Minnesota.  I imagine Brennan knew that before he turned up.  Someone who didn’t set out to be a dick to begin with would actually find a hockey bar if he wanted to learn something about the local fan base.  You know, that place called R Bar half a block up.

Jesus… I generally hate Jackets fans but I have to admit this doesn’t do them justice.  Results mean nothing when the test is unfair to begin with, that is, as long as you aren’t driving towards a preconceived conclusion.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/28/14 at 05:37 PM ET

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