Tribune Apologizes, Sort Of

The Editor of the Chicago Tribune sort of apologized for running this Chris Pronger ad yesterday: [NY Daily News]

"There is no other guy in orange who commands attention like Chris
Pronger does," Kellams added. "That's just the way it is right now –
he's the villain, he's the enemy. We were just trying to tap into that
emotion that is unique to sports, and we were just trying to have some
fun in the paper. I don't think that's against the law."

Pronger so missed an opportunity for a funny quote here:

"I don't read what you guys write, good or bad," Pronger said when asked
about the poster Tuesday, repeating, "Next question, next question,"
when pressed.

And of course the ad is now being called sexist.  Angela Ruggiero, a 4 time Olympic medalist in hockey:

"I'd like to see that editor out on skates. I'll take them one-on-one on
the ice any day," Ruggiero told the AP. "They obviously have never seen
women's hockey and are living in the dark ages. … Obviously it's
offensive. It's disappointing more than anything."

The game can't begin soon enough.

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