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08:09 AM ET 01.28 | Day 5 of the Tim Thomas controversy rolled on here at All-Star weekend as the players met the press at the Ottawa Westin, and it's clear the Bruins goalie is ready for the whole brouhaha to go away. "I think it should. Why? Because it's all media-driven right now, and it has been from the start," Thomas said yesterday. "Everything I said and did was as an individual and not as a representative of the Boston Bruins. All it has to do with is me. It's separate from hockey. That's my personal life. Those are my personal views. Those are my personal beliefs, It has nothing to do with hockey. It has nothing to do with the All-Star Game. It has nothing to do with the Boston Bruins." Thomas decided to skip the Bruins' trip to the White House on Monday that was designed to honor the Stanley Cup champions. Later in the day, he released a statement on his Facebook page blasting the federal government, calling it "out of control, threatening the Life, Liberty and Property of the People."

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January 28, 2012  09:34 AM ET

First!!

January 28, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Still doesn't get it.

January 28, 2012  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First!!

By a hair

January 28, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Thomas weary of White House brouhaha

We all are Timmy but you started it so quit whining.

January 28, 2012  09:36 AM ET

and again he is not the first professional athlete to skip this. What is the big deal? He has a choice and made it, that is one of America's founding principles: free choice (in most aspects of our life).

January 28, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

By a hair

I was worried I'd look like an idiot if someone beat me to it.

January 28, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Once again proving that its free speech until you say something that someone doesn't like. At least they haven't played the race card.

January 28, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Once again proving that its free speech until you say something that someone doesn't like. At least they haven't played the race card.

NASCAR?

January 28, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I was worried I'd look like an idiot if someone beat me to it.

LOL

January 28, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Once again proving that its free speech until you say something that someone doesn't like. At least they haven't played the race card.

But it's always just below the surface

January 28, 2012  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

and again he is not the first professional athlete to skip this. What is the big deal?

WHen Jordan and Manny did it it wasn't Political. Thomas made it Political and has to live with his decision to do so.

January 28, 2012  10:16 AM ET

how many straight days are we going to get this non-story shoved down our throats?

January 28, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Here's something that everyone can enjoy:

http://didgomezscore.com/

January 28, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Once again proving that its free speech until you say something that someone doesn't like. At least they haven't played the race card.

We can all agree that it's a silly and pointless story, but how could Thomas be naive enough to think that the media wouldn't run with it? I find the fact that he is getting all uppity about it when he is the one who made it political is pretty funny.

January 28, 2012  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

We can all agree that it's a silly and pointless story, but how could Thomas be naive enough to think that the media wouldn't run with it? I find the fact that he is getting all uppity about it when he is the one who made it political is pretty funny.

+1.


You make a Political Statement, you have to expect backlash.

January 28, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

WHen Jordan and Manny did it it wasn't Political. Thomas made it Political and has to live with his decision to do so.

One of the Patriots did it after they won their last super bowl and for political reasons, but nothing was made of it. I do think if Thomas would let it go then most other people will to.

January 28, 2012  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I was worried I'd look like an idiot if someone beat me to it.

At least you beat pumpkin face.

January 28, 2012  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

One of the Patriots did it after they won their last super bowl and for political reasons, but nothing was made of it. I do think if Thomas would let it go then most other people will to.

I was trying to remember who but couldn't. Probably some NBA players when "W" was President.


The Political scene just continues to take civility out of our civilization.

January 28, 2012  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Here's something that everyone can enjoy:

http://didgomezscore.com/

Nice. Stranger will love it.

http://didgomezscore.com/

(if you post it as a link the lazy people will actually click on it)

 
January 28, 2012  11:14 AM ET

Who cares about when a championship team visits the President anymore??? Seriously, its a stupid photo-op that only should be used for our Olympic Members after each Olympics. Do you think President Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr has ever watched a Hockey game in their life??? I remember when Bush Sr. had the 1991 Penguins to the White House and he asked Mario Lemieux who he was? Hopefully some future President will end these ridiculous photo-ops and save them for special events like the Gold Medal 1980 Hockey Team or something like that.

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