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Old 03-10-2010, 07:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Upon learning of the snub, Slap Shots was told that this wasn't the first time Crosby, who last year declined to appear on NBC's "Today" show following Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup victory, had rejected a request from Letterman's "Late Show."

We only can imagine the demands on Crosby's time. Yet, in the days that hockey was front-page and back- page material after Canada gold, U.S. silver in overtime attracted more television viewers in the States than any game since the Lake Placid Miracle in 1980, it's difficult to understand why the NHL's most recognizable player and ambassador refused to spread the gospel.

Well, it's not that difficult. But it is a bummer. So, from the home office in Cole Harbour, here are The Top 10 Reasons Sidney Crosby Declined the Letterman Invitation:
The top 10 reasons why Crosby snubbed Letterman invite - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports

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Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero doesn't think it was fair Sidney Crosby received criticism after declining an opportunity to appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman."

The New York Post ran a story Sunday questioning Crosby's decision to turn down an invitation to read the show's Top 10 list during a stop in New York last week. The column ran under the headline: "Crosby blows NHL's golden chance."
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=313194
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I will only say that crosby is a pretty boring guy. I can't imagine that it would have made for an entertaining interview.
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I will only say that crosby is a pretty boring guy. I can't imagine that it would have made for an entertaining interview.
most hockey players are boring
he would have done the Top 10, just read the jokes written for you
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most hockey players are boring
he would have done the Top 10, just read the jokes written for you
i wouldn't say that. I'd say that athletes in general are pretty boring. Crosby just happens to be a good hockey player and not a comedian. Ovechkin on the other hand....
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i wouldn't say that. I'd say that athletes in general are pretty boring. Crosby just happens to be a good hockey player and not a comedian. Ovechkin on the other hand....
many football and basketball players, like Shaq, Kobe etc.. have personalities
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Yeah, the NHL has the most boring dudes. I remember reading a while back that, as rookies, they're forced to attend a seminar and told how to answer questions and that's why the bulk of them sound the same in interviews. It's gotten worse over the past few years.

Who knows - maybe they do the same with basketball players, but it certainly isn't obvious. You watch Raptors Today and some of the guys (Chris) give long, relatively insightful answers about their play and the game in general. Hockey players?

"Just trying to get the puck in the net"
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many football and basketball players, like Shaq, Kobe etc.. have personalities
I guess those guys try to entertain...

but i don't find the hockey guys to be any different than other athletes. Take the Cabbie segments he did in the playoffs. I found the hockey guys way funnier and played along more.
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They didn't realize Cabbie's a nimrod.
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Yeah, the NHL has the most boring dudes. I remember reading a while back that, as rookies, they're forced to attend a seminar and told how to answer questions and that's why the bulk of them sound the same in interviews. It's gotten worse over the past few years.

Who knows - maybe they do the same with basketball players, but it certainly isn't obvious. You watch Raptors Today and some of the guys (Chris) give long, relatively insightful answers about their play and the game in general. Hockey players?

"Just trying to get the puck in the net"
right... and how many times in basketball do you hear the most repeated, cliched stuff like "just gotta hit open shots"?

In all these sports it's 6 of one, half dozen of the other.
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right... and how many times in basketball do you hear the most repeated, cliched stuff like "just gotta hit open shots"?
Like I said, not as often as I hear it from hockey players.
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The hockey dudes are much nicer to cabbie imo. Joe Thornton seems like a cool dude
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If you want comedians or entertainers, flip on your damned tv's.

This guy is a hockey player, through and through. That's what I like best about him. Calm, collected, and takes his game seriously.
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If you want a better Hockey player who can give you a laugh get Ovechkin.


But yeah, overall Hockey players are beyond boring with their little nicknames for each other.
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i respect Crosby more now.
he doesnt want to prance around on tv for Lettermann. fuckin right.
he's old school, he doesnt like the media spotlight and doesnt want to be fake and put on a show for America.
good for him.
sure he's blowing a chance to gain more fans, get endorsements, and get the NHL some interest, but that not him... thats not his style. you cant force someone to be someone they're not. he avoids the dog and pony show. he just wants to play, whats the big deal?
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I don't see what the big deal is. The guy would have had to go from Vancouver to New York, do the taping, then to wherever the Penguins were playing next. Also, people fail to realize that he was just coming off playing 5 games in 7 days - competing at a high level under pressure. That's hard shit. Give the guy a break. He needed his rest.
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