Anyone that has decided to read this post (likely) already knows the details of the tweet that captured the public's interest this past week. I won't go over the story again--it can all be found in a google search, easily enough...
Was it wise for Epic Puck Bunny to 'cry wolf' about any announcement regarding the potential relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers? It's debatable.
On the one hand, this is a 'hot-button' topic, at the moment...and as we can all see, some backlash has come with the overnight attention due to EPB's false claim. On the other hand, many folks fight for fame (and even infamy) for their entire careers w/o this kind of success.
In this day and age, attention can usually be found if you possess a combination of skill or knowledge, good looks & a willingness to stick your neck out. With the attention that she has received, EPB has proven that she fits the bill!
Think what you will: Only someone with ANY SORT of Hockey credibility & influence could have hoped to pull off a prank like this. That, in itself, says something!
Keep in mind, she is 17. What were you doing when you were 17? I don't know about you, but EPB is frontpage news, mofo! When I was 17, I was involved in much more ridiculous things than sending off a little prank-tweet. Actually, twitter didn't exist when I was 17, but I digress...
The funny part is, if Winnipeg DOES get a team, we will ALL remember where one of the first big 'assurances' came from...whether it was factual or not. At that point, it will be hard to argue that EPB possesses any less credibility than the likes of a John Kincade or a Jay Clemons!
In the alleged and infamous words of #thebalkan, "chill-lax" people. ;)