Canes fans. NHL All-Star Fan Voting is over.
In case you have not noticed, Martin Necas is not going to the NHL All-Star game, despite intense (if not insane) fan voting.
If you follow anyone (with the exception of a few) on Canes social media they are going bananas. There is so much going on that you would almost forget the Hurricanes are 1st in the Metro Division, 2nd in the League, coming up is a totally awesome Stadium Series weekend (including one of my all-time favorite bands Hootie and The Blowfish).
Not to mention the Hurricanes have almost a month of home games in February. Some folks just can’t be happy unless they’re unhappy.
It would be hypocritical of me to say I did not vote for Martin Necas AND Pyotr Kochetkov on Twitter a couple of times. A COUPLE…OF TIMES.
I did not spend most of my day Tweeting, or Retweeting votes. I did not make memes or gifs about voting. I did not make memes or gifs about spending all day voting. I did not make memes or gifs about speeding all day voting when I should be working.
You can pull my Canes Fan Card if you want.
You can not read my articles any more.
I am okay with that.
But for things to be so blotted out by all the voting that I blocked people on Twitter just so I could see something different says it was pretty bad.
I had to learn how to block phrases. Who does that?
My list of blocked Tweeters during the voting period consisted of Canes fans, and an ex-girlfriend. That should tell you how open I am about who I follow and who I block.
The frenzy did not stop there. When Necas didn’t make one of three spots, things got really bad. Rants were on podcasts and blogged about, conspiracies stated, and boycotts suggested. Those who survived my initial blocking, likely didn’t survive this onslaught.
Part of me gets it.
They wanted to see him in the game and took it upon themselves to get it done. Canes fans put a lot of energy into getting Necas elected.
For that I can at least acknowledge your frustration. Still, a 2-hour long podcast about how mad you are is a little bit much. 2 hours? Sheez folks.
We are all fans. We want to see our team and our players win. That’s the nature of fandom. I get that. Still there are a lot of Canes fans out there who took things about a mile and a half too far with the All-Star voting. It’s a game. People PLAY it. You win some, you lose some.
You’re not going to get FAN OF THE YEAR for voting 999,999,999 times on Twitter.
If you did would you claim it?