September 25, 2009
But to truly comprehend the impact of the Penguin fans' mockery, you have to check out this WPXI Channel 11 News live report on the chaos; as an intrepid reporter tells viewers about the protesters and their insubordinate banners ... like the one that read "Let's Go Pens."
Good on the reporter for not losing it on camera. It really doesn't get much more sports-surreal than police in riot gear running down the street while a guy wearing a vintage Penguins jersey chants "Let's Go Pens" and hoists a humongous fake chalice over his head.
The Pittsburgh sports scene isn't only married to the summit through mock protests -- there's also the city's spiffy gift baskets for dignitaries. Pretty cool swag ... OK, outside of the Pirates hat.
Thanks to Puck Buddy Matt Z. for the video tip, who adds: "You know the S.W.A.T. members wanted to join in on the 'Let's Go Pens' chant. That would undoubtedly strike fear in the heart of any protesting hippie."