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Islanders: Governor Cuomo Tweets A Congratulations After Loss

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 29: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that the New York Islanders will play at the Nassau Coliseum during this year's playoffs as well as during the 2020-2021 season during a press conference at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on February 29, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 29: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that the New York Islanders will play at the Nassau Coliseum during this year's playoffs as well as during the 2020-2021 season during a press conference at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on February 29, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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New York State Governor Cuomo took to Twitter to congratulate the Islanders. Only one problem, the Islanders lost Game 5.

This is not a political article. I don’t care if you like Andrew Cuomo or not we are just laughing at the individual, not the political views, for being so unaware of what is going on that they tweet out a congratulations to Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin after an Islanders loss.

Yes, the New York State Governor, who has worked hand in hand with the Islanders in their quest for a new arena, took to Twitter shortly after Game 5 ended to extend a message to ownership.

There was only one problem, the Islanders didn’t win Game 5. Here’s what Cuomo had to say after the overtime loss:

Was Game 5 exciting, yes, Cuomo’s not wrong in that regard but maybe he could’ve fired off a tweet of support after one of the 10 wins the Islanders have had so far in the playoffs? The moral of the story, any time politicians try to get involved in sports/athletics to show their human side it more often than not has a comedic ending.

Exhibit A: Bernie Sanders swinging a baseball bat. Every time I see this video it never fails to register a laugh.

I’ll give him this, he’s 78 years old so I won’t dunk on him too much. Something about choking up by four inches and the half swing with the almost cartoon sound effect of the ball off the bat is comical.

Don’t worry, Republicans aren’t immune to the sports/athletic gaffe either. Marco Rubio playing cornhole overhand is still one of the oddest things I’ve ever seen during my 25 years on this planet.

Politicians have many pressing issues on their hands, I wouldn’t be able to do their job nor would I wish for their responsibilities. I just wish that when it came to the sports landscape they had someone they could run their ideas by.

Like who on Marco Rubio’s team let him go on camera throwing cornhole bags overhand? And why didn’t anyone let Cuomo know that the Islanders lost and maybe he should hold off until they win their next game before sending out a tweet of praise like that?

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