The Most Awesome Atlanta-To-Winnipeg Sports Team Moving Story

You won’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Earlier this month a blogger at did a tongue-in-cheek parody of all the breathless Canadian media coverage of the Thrashers-To-The Peg sports story by imagining if the North American Soccer League’s Atlanta Silverbacks relocated to Winnipeg.

About ten minutes after someone on the website tweeted the ‘story,’ the website’s grand poo-bah got a phone call from an Atlanta newspaper reporter..

“Did you click the link?”


“It was satire piece. You know Atlanta moving to Winnipeg for NHL. Haha. Get it?”

“Oh. Well sorry to bother you.”

“No worries. Sorry about your hockey team.”

“Pff. No one cared.”

Dunno which is sadder – that an American sports journalism doesn’t recognize satire when he sees it or the journalist is expressing the popular opinion in what the NHL once regarded as a critical market.

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

One thought on “The Most Awesome Atlanta-To-Winnipeg Sports Team Moving Story”

  1. nhl needs to get a team BACK IN ATLANTA ASAP. NO MORE LYING BY bettman, he did nothing to help ATLANTA and allowed them to move to a MINOR LEAGUE “TOWN” with a MINOR LEAGUE ARENA and Bush League Fans !!!!!

    Thrashers need to be back in Atlanta, but NOT WITH ATLANTA STUPID LYING GROUP as owners, thos BEDWETTER’S have ruined sports in this town.

    I hope a pray NBA team MOVES, now THAT I SUPPORT< What a WASTE of money and time etc…. Never been to any nba game, and NEVER WILL waste $ on that THUG & FELON INFESTED league !!!!!!!!


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