Humor: The real reason why Ranger fans hate Tanner Glass exposed!

Tanner Glass says, "SMELL MY FEET!"

Tanner Glass says, “SMELL MY FEET!”

Tanner Glass. That name brings anger and hate to so many Rangers fans. Why? Many will cite it’s his terrible fancy stats and how he is an anchor to everyone on the team. 

It’s hard to argue when you look at his possession numbers because they are terrible. For the love of Pete he is a 43.8% corsi! Listen, that isn’t good but he is only 2.7 points off of Derek Stepan’s 46.5% corsi who plays like 20 minutes a game on the top line.

I know, I know…quality of competition, usage adjusted corsi…I get, I get it! Still, all this anger for a guy who plays 9 minutes a game? I mean it just doesn’t add up.

That was until it dawned on me. Ranger fans were predisposed to dislike Tanner Glass the moment they laid eyes on him. Don’t believe me…here’ the proof!

Tebow and Glass

Tebow and Glass (FullTilt Rangers)

Tanner Glass (VanSun)

Tanner Glass (VanSun)

Tanner Glass bares a striking resemblance to one of the most hated people in America today…Tim Tebow. Let’s face it, both play(ed) professional sports for a living (not very well but still better than you). Tanner and Tim both start with the letter T. Their last names have 5 letters each and both are into thought provoking books like the Bible and How To Fight A Bear (it was actually 1984, but someone photoshopped the cover).

It doesn’t really matter because ESPN has conditioned everyone to hate Tim Tebow. Not because they hated him, but they showed Tebow running a ball highlights like 50 times a day for a few years. This is why there is such a deep rooted hate for poor Tanner Glass. It’s because he looks like him!

Now you know and sometimes understanding where that hate comes from allows you confront, understand and heal. I hope this article has helped you move on and if Tanner Glass ever scores let’s hope he brings back “Tebowing”!

Tebowing (Getty)

Tebowing (Getty)

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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