Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My new favorite goalie, Tim Thomas!


I'm not really great at posting up-to-the-minute news, but I wanted to get this on my blog only a few days late. Turns out I have a new favorite goalie! Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins. Incidentally, I saw Thomas play in college in the '93-94 season, when he was a Vermont Catamount playing against against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (where I went to grad school). I have no recollection of the game but I had season tickets and I was there! :)

Back to the story. From CBS Boston:
"Tim Thomas Skips White House Ceremony"
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/01/23/tim-thomas-skips-white-house-ceremony-for-political-reasons/

Thomas's statement from his Facebook page, says it all:
I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.
This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.
Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.
This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT
Well said, Tim. I agree completely. Glad to hear about one of the good guys in sports for a change.