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Your #VisitPittsburgh Highlights

Kyle Scott - April 13, 2012

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Since Wednesday, the Twitters have been all aflutter with the #VisitPittsburgh hashtag, an aggregation of reasons to visit the Shit City.

In anticipation of tonight’s game, and because you hate Pittsburgh, here are some of our favorites.

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Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas Skips Out on White House Visit

Kyle Scott - January 23, 2012

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Last year, then-Flyers Kris Versteeg and Nick Boynton decided to skip the Blackhawks’ visit to the White House because they wanted to practice with the Flyers. Noble.

Today, Bruins goalie Tim Thomas skipped out on the Bruins’ visit to the White House because of political differences. Jackasstic!

The details from Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli via Puck Daddy:

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli confirmed that Thomas had told him months ago he would not attend the White House event due to his political and ideological differences with the Obama administration. Chiarelli said he had tried to convince Thomas to attend the event "over the last couple months" to no avail.

"He chose not to come. The reasons behind it I think he'll make the media aware through his Facebook," said Chiarelli.

The GM said that he could have mandated Thomas attend the event, but chose not to. "I can require someone to attend a team event. If they don't, I can suspend him. But I'm not going to suspend Tim. Whatever his position is isn't representative of the Boston Bruins or my own. But I'm not going to suspend him."

 

It’s Thomas' right to do what he chooses, it seems our country was founded on that principle, but what’s the point? Now, instead of the attention being on his (I write this begrudgingly) deserving teammates and Zdeno Chara, everyone will talk about the best player’s absence from the White House. 

Whether you agree with Barack Obama and his administration's political views or not should have little, if anything, to do with attending. It’s a photo-op for the President, yes, but it’s also a way for the team (and fans) to celebrate their accomplishment by getting a little recognition from the most powerful man in the world.

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The Visit Philly Folks Continue to Knock it Out of the Park with Their Ads

Kyle Scott - September 29, 2011

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Congrats, Charlie.

H/T to The School Philly

Danny Briere is Fantastically Awkward in this Video

Kyle Scott - January 20, 2011

YO, Danny Briere.

This is absolutely the most awkward athlete marketing video I have ever seen.

Earlier today, Broad Street Hockey posted an article about the latest initiative from the Greater Philadephia Tourism Marketing Corporation (who do a great job by the way, despite their long name), questioning their campaign that appeared to be geared towards Toronto fans. Our boy Stevie Why reached out to the GPTMC (HIJKLMNOP) to ask if that was the case- it wasn't.  LOTSOFLETTERS! says the Flyers are using their databases to find fans in Ontario. I bet.

Ohhh I get it, he's speaking slowly because they're from Canada. Now it makes sense. Good thing the contest includes a free flight- you remember what happened when they brought their cars (since it's so close and all…).

Yo is how Philadephians say hello.

He follows that up with "hi!" So which is it, Danny?

Visit Philly Sign Takes Aim At Chicago

Kyle Scott - May 27, 2010

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Yesterday we noted Chicago's lame attempt to insult Philadelphia.  Today we fired back in much cooler fashion.  Check out the latest sign from VisitPhilly.com.