Nice job by the Flyers tonight– they wore Boston Strong patches on jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit One Fund Boston, proceeds from their 50-50 raffle (over $42,000) will go to the charity, Sweet Caroline was played, and before the game, the team paid tribute with a very well-done video (see it after the jump) followed by Lauren Hart and Kate Smith singing God Bless America. All good… except for the Kate Smith thing. It’s overdone. If they want to use it for the playoffs and big games– fine. But the Bullies thing is getting old in a hurry and the Flyers using their gimmicky version of God Bless America to pay tribute to victims of the Boston bombing with a figure that gained prominence in Philadelphia precisely when the Flyers crushed the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup… well, something about that didn’t feel right. They would have been better off letting Lauren Hart go it alone for this one. Otherwise, good job, Flyers. Nice touch on the three stars, too:
— John Russo (@Roose_13) April 24, 2013
Video after the jump.