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Video: Bruins fan takes silly-stringing poorly

Jan 18, 2012, 11:06 PM EDT

Here’s an entertaining video from the “Not totally sure if this is a hoax or a funny accident” department: a Boston Bruins fan takes a silly-stringing from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s mascot rather poorly:

Gotta love Thunderbug trolling the fan as he’s getting thrown out, although it feels a bit like someone smack-talking a rival only once it’s obvious that officials will break up a potential fight.

Staged or real, it’s good for a laugh since the mascot seems OK (no word on if he went to “The Quiet Room” for a bit, though).

Final thought: did anyone else think of Green Man fighting the Philly Phanatic from an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” when watching that clip? Probably not …

(H/T to Puck Daddy by way of Mike Corcoran. Thunderbug shot via Lightning Web site.)

  1. ravenscaps48 - Jan 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Go Have Another Donut You Pig!

    • imleftcoast - Jan 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM

      “Stupid Bruins fan” is kind of redundant.

      • drewsylvania - Jan 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM

        As is “imleftcoast = troll”

  2. dougr42 - Jan 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    I’d be pretty pissed too. Hockey teams don’t need mascots.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 19, 2012 at 3:09 AM

      Tell that to Carlton. He’ll f*ck you up.

    • kellyb9 - Jan 19, 2012 at 9:17 AM

      Hockey doesn’t need mascots… but Bruins fans don’t need to attack the ones that exist because they’ve been “silly strung”. Everyone needs to calm down and get off the roids.

      • t16rich - Jan 19, 2012 at 9:48 AM

        Hockey has had mascots forever. Junior leagues or Pro. Its more for kids then idiots like this guy. Hockey dosnt need mascots, so I guess you are right. But do mascots hurt hockey or family entertainment? Mascots dont need to go anywhere.

  3. theagitator1691 - Jan 19, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    Bruins fans always acting like little bitches and complaining lmao

    • drewsylvania - Jan 20, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      Not much to complain about. We have the Cup.

  4. taytay099 - Jan 19, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Maybe Silly String killed his father and raped his mother when he was a child. All I’m saying is we don’t know the full story here so I won’t judge him.

  5. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 19, 2012 at 3:10 AM

    You’d have to be really drunk to try to start a fight with Thunderbug. Since you can’t really get drunk off of American beer I feel comfortable calling this guy a complete idiot.

  6. odj810 - Jan 19, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    giving bruins fans a bad name. take a joke thats the fun of going to an away game.

    • obamablowz - Jan 19, 2012 at 8:31 AM

      A joke is a joke, don’t touch anyone

  7. dcfan4life - Jan 19, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Definately real, and it shows when the guy seems to be cussing at the crown whos cheering his exit. Total overreaction for no reason. And Hockey teams are like any sports team, they have lots of fans who are kids. And isnt that what the mascots are for. Lighten up, the mascot didn’t cross the line.

  8. hurls187 - Jan 19, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    have you ever gotten silly string in your hair? not easy to get out. that is nasty stuff. I can’t believe they let this guy go around spraying people. what if he hit someone in the eye?? i think this is stupid as can be, and would also be super PO’d if someone did it to me.

    Maybe the mascot didn’t cross the line, unless he has taken it upon himself to do this to people and it isn’t some team-sanctioned practice. If it is team-sanctioned, they are idiots. They are opening themselves up to a lawsuit. If this guy did not react so stupidly, he could have contacted the police and filed assault charges.

    • abrienza428 - Jan 19, 2012 at 9:45 AM

      Really? Assault charges?
      I agree that they shouldn’t shoot silly string at people, and this is probably their lesson as to why. Other than that, it’s not a big deal.

    • t16rich - Jan 19, 2012 at 9:49 AM

      Make sure to wrap your kid in bubble wrap and put a helmet on him. Really??? You are going to talk about the dangers of silly string?

    • east96st - Jan 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM

      Yeah, I usually wet myself when gangs and/or muggers break out the silly string. That’s when you know you’re done for. Damn NRA is going to get all of us killed insisting that “silly string doesn’t kill people. People kill people. “. How many have to die before we stand up as one nation and say “ENOUGH!”?

    • grudenthediva - Jan 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      Someone clearly doesn’t know the definition of and elements required for assault.

      • hurls187 - Jan 19, 2012 at 12:38 PM

        and that would be you. also battery.

        I am not saying if I was sprayed with the stuff I would act like this dude, or sue, or go to the cops. That is ninny stuff in my opinion as well. I am just saying they are opening themselves up to that happening. You all know there are people in the world who would go the police or sue over the smallest stuff. Why give them the opportunity?

    • boltsfan777 - Jan 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM

      I’ve been assaulted by silly string by my kids. The only result I remember was a good laugh.

      • drewsylvania - Jan 20, 2012 at 4:18 PM

        Also, they’d only be sent to juvie.

  9. t16rich - Jan 19, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    This guy probally had a few bad experiences of stringy stuff being shot at his face. Cut him some slack.

  10. lsxphotog - Jan 19, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    This is pretty terrific. I never liked mascots, but when they do stuff like that, it’s great. Supporters of other teams should be heckled, mocked, or made fun of. I always do my part because that’s how it should be. You’re in OUR house.

  11. boltsfan777 - Jan 19, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    No sympathy here for Boston fan, who is the sworn #1 enemy of Tampa fan. We are okay with the ones that fly down here to see their beloved Bruins and Red Sox, and most are very nice people, but we have many traitors who live here and won’t root for the home team because “the Red Sox are in their blood”, and then belittle Tampa because we don’t support our teams by packing the house every night. They claim we aren’t true sports fans.

    Well, if they were true sports fans like they claim, and came to the game on the nights when their beloved Bruins or Red Sox weren’t playing, and rooted for the home team, we would be packing the house a lot. Boston fan is the most obnoxious of all fans.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 19, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      Boston fans are really the bottom of the barrel. It’s one thing to gloat, but they whine and complain on top of that. I used to feel sorry for Red Sox fans, but they’re a lot worse winners than Yankees fans used to be (when they used to win). And that’s in a crummy town that has nothing on New York (other than the Cape).

      • boltsfan777 - Jan 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM

        Yeah!!! One of the worst things to happen in recent sports history is for the Red Sox to win the 2004 World Series. They used to be loveable losers, and I rooted for them, but that was before I realized they would turn into such obnoxious….. well, I’ll stop there. In my observation, it’s mostly the young punks who arrived on the scene in 2004 and after, and not so much the older generation. The older fans tend to be humble from all the years of losing, and appreciate the winning of late, and don’t act entitled to it like the young punks we see at Bolts and Rays games. I know a few mature Boston fans (some of whom I consider friends) around the ice rink where my son and I play hockey, and they are genuinely nice people. I guess it’s a love/hate relationship based on the individual fan, but the ones who are bad are the worst!!!

    • demons87 - Jan 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

      When you move to a new city, you shouldn’t have to change which team you root for. That’s assinine. One thing that is nice about living in Tampa is that there are fans from many teams here, so I have friends that are Pittsburgh fans, some Philly fans, some New York fans, some Chicago fans and of course some Boston fans. It’s great for a little trash talking. That’s what makes sports fun.

      The fact is that the Tampa teams do have a lot of trouble drawing fans. You ask people why they don’t go to Rays games and it’s not because they aren’t fans, it’s because “it’s on the other side of the bridge” In St. Pete. Meanwhile, New York fans either need to cross a bridge or drive through a tunnel to see their football teams. Chicago teams draw from throughout the midwest. Boston teams draw from all 6 New England states. I’m sure they cross many barely standing bridges to get there. Not to mention that the football stadium is 30 minutes from any major city.

      That’s the new excuse, the old excuse was that there ownerships were horrible. Since 2003 though each team has won a championship or been in a championship game. They still don’t support the Rays after the 2008 World Series.

      So rather than complaining about people being fans of other teams, support your own. Recruit non-fans to go to games. I was born elsewhere and am a fan of other teams first, but I have been to games for all three teams against neutral opponents. It’s usually because someone simply asked if I wanted to go. I’ll root for them when they are not playing my team. For the price, it’s good entertainment, but fans of other teams just don’t think of it. So invite those Boston fans to see a game against LA, or better yet, NY. Invite those Red Wing fans to see the Bolts play the Leafs. They might just start supporting two teams.

  12. ikillchicken - Jan 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    “although it feels a bit like someone smack-talking a rival only once it’s obvious that officials will break up a potential fight.”

    Are you serious? He’s a bloody mascot. What do you want him to do? Throw down with the guy? And frankly, avoiding a fight is still no matter the circumstances significantly less pathetic than picking a fight only with someone you know you can easily beat (like, say, a man in a bee suit).

    • drewsylvania - Jan 20, 2012 at 4:19 PM

      Don’t silly-string me, brah.

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