Thursday, May 19, 2011

Come To The Thrashers Rally...That's Not Really A Rally

Pretty much all hockey fans are aware of the dire straits that Atlanta has found itself in. Thanks to our dipshit owners, there is a very high probability that we will not have a team next season.

Ever since the decision in Phoenix for the city to fund the team for another year came down, Atlanta has been in the crosshairs (moreso than usual) of Winnipeg. This week has been unbearable for the fans and has honestly been comletely miserable. Nobody likes to feel helpless. We emailed the mayor, the chamber of commerce, various news stations, Gary Bettman, Bill Daley and any hockey tv/radio show we could think of. We called in radio stations and I personally spent 2 hours on hold (1 hour per week) recently trying to get on the line for Gary Bettman's radio show.

A rally is out of the question. Anything that is less than Winnipeg's save the Jets would be viewed as a failure. And let's face it, we can't get thousands and thousands of people, helicopters, news reporters and business men out for anything like they did.

Season ticket holders have been invited to the annual "Select A Seat" event where you go and talk to the rep about your seat and maybe moving or upgrading. You can sit in the seat before you buy it. That's how this whole mess started.

This is Jimmy. He and a bunch of folks known as "The Nasty Nest" like to hang out before the weekend games and tail gate. Even Thrash occasionally stops by.

The parking area below Phillips Arena known as "The Gulch" becomes home to a pregame party. Hot dogs, hamburgers, street hockey and other good times ensue. And of course there is beer.

The Nest will take it on the road, too.

Beer Pong knows no limits as they prove in Raleigh.

Nashville's blizzard was no problem, they built a fire!

So Jimmy got to thinking that he wanted one last hurrah with his tail gating buddies. That is how this got started. Then the media got wind of it. Now it's a full blown rally with Canadian media wanting video and pictures. As one Peg Hole said on the Rally's facebook page "Atlanta ia approx 9 times bigger than winnipeg. Winnipeg had 35,000 at there rally so anything less then 315,000 fans will look bad."

So drag your ass out to the Gulch this Saturday. Bring friends. Bring signs. Bring beer and food. Don't look at it as a rally, think of it as one last big party!


WHERE: The Gulch parking lot

WHEN: Saturday, May 21 about 12ish to 4ish

WHY: Why not? What can it hurt? It's an excuse to possibly one last time support the team

* Event will be rescheduled in case the world ends


The Asian May 19, 2011 at 2:53 PM  

Did someone tell the Peg Hole that it's "their" not "there?" We may be from the south but we know proper grammar! Ain't that right?!

I wish I could come out & show my support w you guys! Represent Blueland well for me!


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