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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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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Brothers is the furthest thing from a sports bar.  Its club/bar next to 4 other clubs.  Hardly a good test spot for sports fans in cbus.  Come down to the arena on game night.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/28/14 at 10:25 AM ET

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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 on 01/28/14 at 10:32 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 10:36 AM ET

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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 10:41 AM ET

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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 04:37 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

I had to fight with the bartender at the holiday inn in Bad Axe to put the Wings game on cause she didn’t want to turn off the world series.  Said she was a Boston fan.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/28/14 at 05:18 PM ET

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