Shut It, Soupy

January 12, 2008

Many of you remember Soupy’s performance at the Buckin Buffalo, where he referred to the Stupid Fucking Ice Bowl. AOL Fanhouse picked up on the story and posted the video last week. Now, The Buffalo News is finally calling Soupy on his shit. Soupy’s response:

“That’s stupid,” Campbell said. “It was just being sarcastic and having some fun, but maybe that’s not allowed right now.”

No, you moron. Fun is allowed. You can sing with the band to your heart’s content. That’s not the problem. The problem is that you disparaged one of the biggest events that this community has seen for a long time. Many, many people then took that as a slam on Buffalo. Its one thing when the local internet community is discussing it. But when it gets picked up nationally, that’s a pretty big to-do. You’ve been in this community long enough to know that any perceived slam on this city is taken pretty hard by its residents.

Remember Soupy, being a Sabre doesn’t automatically give you a get out of jail free card when you put your foot in your mouth.

While Soupy tries to straighten out his feet to mouth ratio, let’s talk about Lindy’s comments after practice yesterday. He threw down the gauntlet on players like Roy, Connolly and Afinogenov, stating that they have to play better when they return – if they return – to the lineup. Right now, C-Mac, Ryan and Paille have really picked up the slack from these three. There’s effort being put forth that might not have been there before. I’m not saying that Timmy, Derek and Max were phoning it in all the time, but sometimes there’s way too much dipsey-doodling out of the three of them, and not enough shooting and driving to the net. That’s something we’re seeing out of C-Mac, Ryan and Paille.

I’m also presently surprised by the play of Adam Mair on the Kotalik / Vanek line. He’s the surprise element on that line for a lot of teams. While they’re defending Kots and Vanek, Mair can slip through the defense and create some chances. When Lindy put this line together, it was a definite WTF, but it worked against Ottawa.



  1. The maybe-fun’s-not-allowed comment makes him sound like a 14-year-old boy rebelling against his parents. You’re 28, Soupy. Grow up. Act like an adult.

    And sarcasm? I do not think that word means what he thinks it means. It may have been a joke–although it seems to me that he was just drunkenly trying to sound cool by disparaging things on stage–but it wasn’t sarcasm.

  2. Yeah, I would’ve been much happier with a, “Hey, I was a little tipsy” excuse. Still an excuse but atleast he wouldn’t sound so whiny in the process.

    I’m hoping Lindy isn’t just talk. I would love to see one of the starters watching a game from the press box. They need to get that it’s not as easy as showing up.

    And I totally agree about Adam Mair. I even made a, “Yeah, Mairsy’s totally gonna kick start Vanek” comment to Mark at the beginning of their first shift… and they promptly had a great shift. Very interesting.

  3. Oh, Soupy, Soupy, Soupy.

  4. Re: Soupy – he is what he is and that’s all he’ll ever be, so I don’t worry about trying to make him a nicer (or less drunk) guy.

    As for Mair, when I heard he was centering Vanek and Kotalik I said, “Uh-oh, I hope he ate his Wheaties.” Looks like he took my advice…

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