Ray Ratto Is An Idiot
I realize it’s not proper to call people names, not that I haven’t done my fair share (mostly in private), but I feel completely justified in calling Ray Ratto ‘an idiot’ since he called me ‘stupid’.
I started this blog because of Ray Ratto’s inability to grasp what it means to be a sports fan. A few days ago, he did it again, but this time Ray Ratto called Sharks fans stupid (most notably, season ticket holders). I have to say, I was completely offended.
Ray pontificated as if he was the only one smart enough to notice that the Sharks were just an average hockey team after the All-Star Break. Um Ray, we ALL knew this. He then went on to criticize fans for cheering the team despite it all. Um Ray, we’re fans, we’re SUPPOSED to cheer, especially when our team is down. Finally, he came down on the media for ‘missing the boat’ – hey Ray, aren’t you part of the media?
If you read the comments linked to his online article I know I’m not alone in my assessment of Ray’s lack of assessment. But why he continues to pound Sharks fans astounds me. Why doesn’t he call Oakland Raider fans stupid for believing in a team ‘committed to excellence’ yet hasn’t won more than 5 games in a single season since 2002? A team that allows it’s quarterback to be interviewed after humiliating losses wearing a fur coat and hat looking like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Why doesn’t he call Golden State Warrior fans stupid when they continue to support a team whose owner has openly said he has no desire to sell the team because he’s making money – and this was during the days when the team was a perennial loser and wasn’t making the playoffs? I’ll bet Ray hasn’t watched a Sharks’ game in its entirety…ever.
I don’t know why Ray is so angry, maybe the Sharks organization doesn’t let Ray sit in the GM’s box or maybe they don’t give him free playoff tickets, who knows. But whatever it is, it’s obvious that Ray hates the Sharks and Sharks fans. And to that, I have 4 words - Mercury News Dot Com