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Old 08-30-2012, 10:53 PM   #5401 (permalink)
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Heard Kadri say on the radio he was ready to be a fulltime NHLer, let's hope it's true.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:35 PM   #5402 (permalink)
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #5403 (permalink)
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I don't plan to give a shit. I play Hockey in a mens league. I can go play and enjoy the game the way I deserve to.

Pro sports are entertainment. Thats it. If players think the average woking man really give a shit about their decrease from 3 million to 2.75 than they are out to lunch. Nobody, at the bottom of it, cares, in fact they are angry.

Fans do in fact have the power. But getting angry and voicing it is not at all the way to go. Saying absolutely nothing is. Don't say a word. Don't make youtube video's, or bitch on Twitter. Don't participate on Media drivin threads or polls...do nothing.

You see here is how ALL leagues work. They work on making people believe that what they are doing in important, when, it isnt. All they do is play a game, and make a fuckload of money from the average dude doing it. The Media makes billions as well.

When nobody cares, nobody prospers. You wanna see a sport stay in business? Say nothing, do nothing. Its so easy. The media actually covers lock outs. They keep the same ratings and keep public interest alive by day in, and day out covering every ridiculus and mundane aspect that the average fan really doesnt give a shit about, yet are masterful in making that same fan believe he should care. Escrows... roll backs, profit sharing, bonuses, cable deals all of this shit, it affects NOBODY. Do we care about any other business we deal with? Do we really even need to follow a lock out when by doing so all we do is buy the people who are fighting over money that on many nights they are ALL stealing form the paying public anyhow, the time to squabble longer. The NHLPA would have you believe so. The NHL owners would have you believe so. The Media outlets would have you believe so. But you don't have to care. It's as simple as saying fuck it, and turning the channel, hitting "home" on your browser, or turning the page of your morning paper.

I like NHL hockey, I like NBA basketball. I am not a slave to either though. I play those sports, and when I can't hell I'd go watch amateurs if I needed a fix. NHL players claim the deserve a big piece of the pie, without them, there is no game.... think again boys, without fans, there is no you. The owners, they place the risk out there, sure, but they also make a fuck load of cash, and can cash out at anytime..... except for one thing, without fan interest, their investment dies and they lose hundreds of millions.

So why not stick it to them both and simply turn off the TV, change the channel, cancel he seasons tickets, stop reading the news, stop participating in their ridiculous online fantasy brainwashing traps, stop enabling people to rob you blind, by making you believe you need them. Do people not see how sad this all is????

Pro sports are NOT IMPORTANT.

Your kids are, your life is, your family is and your own free time is. Put as much effort into that as you do these ridiculous pricks and you will have a better life. But fuck those guys, they don't deserve so much of your attention. Fuck the guy at TSN or ESPN that tells you all about todays proceeding in whatever pro game has paused to argue over who will be the biggest millionaire. FUCK the people that tell you how hard it is for the average lunch bucket guy that only makes a million a year for 2-3 years and then can be done forever. Who is he to you, that he is to be felt sorry for that he has been allowed to remain a little boy for years, playing his favourite game, and getting paid more in 3 years, than most of you all will make in a lifetime of busting ass, commuting, raisin g kids on fucked budgets and being shit on by poor work conditions and a lack of ANY tangible chance to even be more than treading water to survive. Why do we care?

Pro sports have no right, and no place to get anything more than attention while the work their craft. They are entertainers. Nothing more, nothing less. So, fuck them, and fuck the media pimps that constantly play to your own emotions to make you believe they are bigger, better, or more important to you.

I only wish i could have the microphone for one hour on a nationally televised program in North America to try to educate and convince the average fan that he is more important than the sport he invest so many hours into worrying about. I only wish. Because without fans, there is no sport. But it isn't the fans rights, or the fans feelings that matter, it's their attention. Deny them your attention, and they ALL lose. The players, the owners, the media pricks, the advertisers and the brands they pimp. They ALL lose. Not you. Not your kids or your parents. You stay the same, and likely enhance your own world with new ways to entertain yourself.

I don't hate Pro sports, I rather enjoy them, but I am not indebted to them and I do not owe them anything more than they provide me. I will not follow this pro lock out, or any other. Nothing past a post like this to be honest. I don't play their game, I am not affected by their tactics and I don't care if they fail entirely. I care too much about myself for that.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:18 AM   #5404 (permalink)
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i can see this looming lockout if there is one be pretty damaging in the US. Losing a complete season is really rare, and really bad... and now to be going down the same road so closely removed from the last time? not good. Could hurt them south of the border.

Personally i'm kind of with you SJ. I won't care too much. Don't get me wrong, i hope it doesn't happen and i'll miss the games, but ya i have way other more important things in my life to really be bothered.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:33 AM   #5405 (permalink)
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i can see this looming lockout if there is one be pretty damaging in the US. Losing a complete season is really rare, and really bad... and now to be going down the same road so closely removed from the last time? not good. Could hurt them south of the border.

Personally i'm kind of with you SJ. I won't care too much. Don't get me wrong, i hope it doesn't happen and i'll miss the games, but ya i have way other more important things in my life to really be bothered.
Its the same as every lockout or strike. The owners put down a carrot and they just wait until the players cave ... and well the players always do. What would be best for the NHL is just put out a 10 year deal so we dont' need to hear about this for a while
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:15 PM   #5406 (permalink)
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JeffB just shed a tear of joy

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have hit a new low, at least according to ESPN Magazine.

The American sports publication has branded the Leafs as the worst professional sports franchise in their annual 'Ultimate Standings.'

The ranking, based on a variety of factors include categories such as 'fan relations,' 'ownership,' 'affordability,' 'stadium experience' and 'title track record," amongst others.

The Leafs did not crack the Top 100 in any one of the magazine's eight core ranking categories, finishing three spots behind ESPN's next-worst NHL franchise, the New York Islanders.
ESPN names Maple Leafs worst franchise in North America
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:34 PM   #5407 (permalink)
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Nothing i didn't know. That and it's been posted already.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #5408 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, all these work stoppages have done is remind me that I work too hard to support millionaires and billionaires. There are guys sitting on the end of the bench that make 10 times more than me. I swore after the NBA stoppage that I would never pay for another ticket. HDTV is good enough. So far, so good!
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:27 PM   #5409 (permalink)
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Looks like the NHL will have a shortened season this year
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #5410 (permalink)
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considering the Leafs were gonna be shit again this year, I could careless.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:15 PM   #5411 (permalink)
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Heres something I'm curious about... With all this lockout bullshit going on, why do these bigwig idiots, keep running around spouting their mouths off about who's worse... Really, our opinion and thought on the matter doesn't mean a damn thing as a fan. Yes we can choose to ignore it and hate the game over it sure. What do the plan to gain about badmouthing the other? We have no say in the proposals, no say in the negotiations, and no say or vote in anything that goes on.

So really... why do they have to sit there and badmouth eachother like children?
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:17 PM   #5412 (permalink)
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So really... why do they have to sit there and badmouth eachother like children?
Because sadly, that's what happens in every lockout
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:49 PM   #5413 (permalink)
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Because sadly, that's what happens in every lockout
Ya i know I get that, but I don't get what makes them thing theres a point to doing it...
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Billionairs bitching to millionaires about a few percentage points. Fucking ridiculous.

Humph.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:59 PM   #5415 (permalink)
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Billionairs bitching to millionaires about a few percentage points. Fucking ridiculous.

Humph.
I heard on the radio that this is the 4th lockout/stopage in the last 20yrs for the NHL. That can't be can it? I don't remember a lockout in the 90's for sme reason or am i lacking a long term memory?
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:06 PM   #5416 (permalink)
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I heard on the radio that this is the 4th lockout/stopage in the last 20yrs for the NHL. That can't be can it? I don't remember a lockout in the 90's for sme reason or am i lacking a long term memory?
I count 3 lockouts 95-04-12 and a strike in 92
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Ahhh, maybe they just meant work stopages in general. That's an awful lot, no? Sounds like more than any of the 4 major sports.
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Ahhh, maybe they just meant work stopages in general. That's an awful lot, no? Sounds like more than any of the 4 major sports.
Ya its too much imho

NHL should just sign a 10 year deal and be done with it. NFL didn't mess around and got it done but I guess their business makes buckets of money they just put it out of the refs.
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Both sides are full of fucking morons..pretty pathetic actually

As much as i love the game, i won't miss it...i'll be too busy coaching and watching other sports to even notice
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Both sides are full of fucking morons..pretty pathetic actually

As much as i love the game, i won't miss it...i'll be too busy coaching and watching other sports to even notice
Here's the thing about lockouts these days in all sports. People used to wonder if the sport in question would suffer at the gate, ratings etc..... but nowadays people just basically say i'll do this this and that instead, wake me up when it's over. In other words for the most part, people have a lot more to occupy their time these days and as much they'll miss it they don't get as mad as people seemed to 20+ years ago and they'll be there when it comes back.
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