Another Sign That I’m Completely Desperate for Baseball
Packers Fan Loses Job at Chicago Area Dealership
An employee of a car dealership in a Chicago suburb lost his job yesterday after arriving at work with a Green Bay Packers tie…
…it’s not as one-sided as you think.
Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn, Illinois is a sponsor of Chicago Bears radio broadcasts. John Stone, now a former employee of the dealership, refused to take off his Packers tie when asked by his boss. The boss then gave him an ultimatum and asked him to choose between wearing the tie or keeping his job. Stone chose the former.
Jerry Roberts, the “boss” in this situation, is justified in his actions. Wearing a Packers tie the day after the Bears NFC Championship loss wouldn’t necessarily rub customers the right way. That, combined with the fact that they have a sponsorship deal with Bears? Eh, not good for business.
So I take it a bow tie wouldn’t have gone over well either?
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette doesn’t want to see his team perform the way they did on December 20th against the Florida Panthers.
The 5-0 loss to a dismal Panthers team was the team’s final game before their one-week break over the holiday season. They Flyers will get another week off for the All-Star break after tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Wells Fargo Center.
This time, “Lavs” will not let the Flyers falter in their second “getaway game” of the year.
Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News wrote a piece on Laviolette who held a full practice yesterday, despite the fact that the team played two days in a row against New Jersey and at Chicago.
The coach, who is all business, had this to say.
“We didn’t do very well last time we had a break,” Laviolette said. “We talked about it briefly. All you can do is address things and bring it to [their] attention. It’s a big game and an important game. We want to make sure we end it the right way.”