I was very disappointed to hear that the Flames players didn’t take the time to cast ballots in the municipal election. Granted some may have, but all the information we’ve heard is a story in the Herald today with some comments from both Jarome Iginla and Cory Sarich.
“I probably won’t vote just because I’m not organized today,” Sarich said.
Iginla stated, “I’ve voted in the past but unfortunately I don’t know if I’ll be able to make this one.”
Now before you say that you don’t care what hockey players think, that Cory Sarich is too unorganized to get dressed for games (oooh, seventh defenseman burn!) and Iginla is too nice a guy to upset those who will lose the race, have a gander at this statement from www.calgaryflames.com: (italics added by me)
“The original mandate of the Flames ownership group 29 years ago, that is still prominent today, was to ensure that the Calgary Flames would make a positive impact on the quality of life for all Calgarians. The Flames look to create programs that constantly meet the needs of our dynamic community. The entire Flames family understands the importance of taking an active role in the community.”
Come on guys, the advance polls were open for something like two weeks before election day yesterday. You can’t set aside 10 minutes on your way home from practice to cast a ballot? That is not the way role models should act, shame. (yes, you’re role models, deal with it).
And not to beat a dead horse, but I’m going to anyway… the Calgary Flames organization somehow manages to jump the line when it comes to H1N1 shots, but can’t organize a carpool over to an advanced polling station?
I’m waiting for the story from the Flames to say that 50% of their players did vote, which is a reflection of the overall voter turnout, and I’ll change my opinion. And it could be worse, Stampeder coach John Hufnagel said that he “didn’t take the time” because the Stamps play ”three games in 12 days.”