Real quick I just want to mention off the bat that I don't come from a family of police or firefighters. So I'm not going to pretend like I have any real idea about the rivalry between the two other than the rugby scene in The Departed.
But what I will say is fuckin' rights, boys. Fuckin' rights. Stick taps all around. What a scrap. What a way to close out a great game between New York's Finest and Bravest.
And I mean...I don't want to get overly sentimental about a hockey fight, but isn't this what life is all about? Isn't this what being an American is supposed to be all about? We battle with each other. We fight with each other (sometimes more literally than others). But at the end of the day, we're all on the same team. Or at least we're supposed to be.
This fight right here symbolizes everything that we should strive to be. We can have our differences, we can settle our differences, and at the end of the day we can realize that it's all one team. Obviously you don't need me to tell you that we've clearly lost that sentiment over the years, but luckily we still have these heroes to teach us a few lessons before it's too late. Hopefully one day historians can look back on this tilt as one of the most influential and pivotal fights in American history as more and more people realize it's time to cut the bullshit. So thank you for the scrap, boys. And thanks for all the sacrifices made along the way.
By the way, what a feeling that must have been. Dropping the mitts and throwing haymakers in front of a packed out Madison Square Garden. What a couple of legends.