The Best Reactions To The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Epic Collapse After Getting Swept In The First Round

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Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Nikita Kucherov

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Does The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Unbelievable Collapse Erase Their Historic Success This Season? No. No, it does not.

The Tampa Bay Lightning made history once again this season by becoming the first team to get swept in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs after winning the President’s Trophy for having the best record in hockey. This is a MONUMENTAL failure and it will probably go down in history as one of the top 5 biggest collapses in sports but that doesn’t negate their history regular season tying the NHL record of 62 wins (and 128 points).

As a Lightning fan, I should be angrier but I’m surprisingly okay with this. The Lightning doesn’t owe me anything as a fan and any anger I feel towards the team is because of my own expectations placed on the team. I enjoyed the 2018-2019 season as much if not more than any pro sports season that I can remember.

However, I’d like to say FUCK THIS TWEET:



This is the most melodramatic bullshit I’ve ever seen and it sounds like it was written by a teenager going through a breakup. I’ve never seen a professional sports team apologize to their fans and they shouldn’t have to because they don’t owe us shit. Sports is a business, not a relationship.

Apparently, I’m not the only fan who was triggered by this stupid ass tweet from the Tampa Bay Lightning so  I’ll go ahead and share some of my favorite responses with you guys:












I’ll never apologize for my hubris as a Lightning fan this season. They were the most dominant team for 6 months that the NHL had seen in decades. Then they all had a slumber party, pulled down their pants, and pooped the bed. I guess I’m now a free agent when it comes to my rooting interest in the playoffs. Send your bribes to @casspa on Twitter if you want me in your team’s corner.

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