This undying obsession that Pens' fans -- by which I mean, casual fans and immature fans and bandwagon-jumping fans -- have with Gary Roberts borders on the absurd and fast approaches the insane. In a team and a season rife with heroes, a loud and increasingly annoying faction of people has latched on to -- and, worse still, Chuck-Norris-ified -- a guy whose on-ice contributions number two goals, one assist, a +/- rating of -2, a few intimidating stares, and an overblown, if admittedly awesome, bad-ass challenge to fight five Ottawa Senators at once.
Chad Hermann is one of three things:
- Too stupid to get it.
- Too old to understand a hilarious modern joke/prank.
- Too dense and or full of himself to appreciate good, low-brow humor even when he sees it.
Well, he's got a Phd and was hired by CMU to be a professor and he's certainly not old. I'll leave you to make your own conclusions.
For The Record: It's not like I have any intention of removing TWM from my blog reader. Some of his posts are absolutely brilliant. I just think it's a shame a decorated professor feels the need to pick on the fun loving guys over at Pensblog. So to restore some justice to the Burghosphere, I decided to take a shot at him.