Festivus Airing of Grievances: The Los Angeles Queens
It has to be the most redundant, overused “insult” there is – and I quote “insult” because I don’t fully understand what’s so demeaning about being a queen. Yet, that’s what those anti-fans refer to the Los Angeles Kings, not willing to accept the fact that they lack the creativity and knowledge necessary to have a valid two-sided argument.
Think about it: Victoria, Elizabeth and Elizabeth II were all queens and they were all one of the most powerful people in the world in their respective eras. And then there’s the gay community being called queens which, again, isn’t much of a put down. After all, the gay community has proven how courageous they are for coming out and not being afraid or even caring what people think despite living in such a critical society.
In addition, for those who snicker after they call the Los Angeles Kings the “Queens”, they’ve obviously never sat down and played a game of chess – a game where the queen has more power than the king does.
What’s all this garbage about calling the Kings the “Queens” as if it were some sort of devastating blow to one’s psyche? It’s absurd! Even former Laker Shaquille O’Neal should be ashamed for once calling the NBA’s Sacramento Kings as the “Queens.” The nerve!
So, in case you haven’t figured it out, I’m not airing my grievances at the term “queen” but for the triteness and the sheer lack of self-respect for using such a clichéd (and flattering) term as an insult for a feeble attempt to diminish the morale of the Los Angeles Kings. It’s like calling Martin Jones “Davy” and suggesting he should be shoved into a locker.
Make sense? No, it doesn’t. Neither does the Los Angeles Queens.
So, to all the Kings haters out there: In the immortal words of Pat Benatar, “Hit me with your best shot,” because the “Queens” is barely a weak little half-swipe much less a half-decent shot.