Friday on the blog, we featured a particularly amusing tweet from @Strombone1, suspected (rightly) by many to be the Twitter account of one Roberto Luongo. The tweet, made shortly after the U.S. Presidential election, celebrated four more years of Barack Obama because it also meant four more years of politically charged Facebook rants from a certain goaltender whose initials happened to be TT.
With Tim Thomas’s star having fallen somewhat over the past year, the kneejerk response from many Bostonians — who, in a rare moment of lucidity, got the joke — was little more than a hearty chuckle. But there were still plenty of Bruins fans just touchy enough to flip out over the tweet. Luongo estimates that he was bombarded with hate-tweets in the triple digits.
Now, as someone who has gotten his fair share of hate-tweets (mainly from the good people of Great Britain), I can tell you that there’s really nothing to do but laugh when they come your way. That or, if you run a blog, make a list of your favourites, because blogs are for lists.
Well, Roberto Luongo doesn’t run a blog, but he is a friend of this one, so he was kind enough to put together just such a list for us. What follows is a countdown of @Strombone1‘s 10 favourite Bruins fan hate-tweets, lovingly selected by the man himself. Fair warning that a few are a little NSFW for strong language, as one might expect.
@strombone1 did u catch the score to the bruins canucks series? Ur an over paid baby
— Cj Bonacorso (@Cj_Bonacorso) November 8, 2012
@strombone1 hey quick question how does it feel to be washed up?
— Zack Beland (@Zbeland78) November 8, 2012
@strombone1 All while shining up that Championship ring……it is fun right?Oh wait, you wouldn’t know….sieve!
— Tony Paladino (@Tmoney88Nashua) November 8, 2012
— Ben Wojcik (@bwredsox34) November 8, 2012
— Jeff Bolton (@Jbolt26gk) November 8, 2012
— Eric Gagnon (@FRFirefighter) November 8, 2012
— Joe Tusa (@joe2sa) November 8, 2012
— Robert G. Flynn (@Flinzo) November 8, 2012
— Jordan Schwabe (@JordanSchwabe) November 8, 2012
— Andrew (@astanko9) November 8, 2012