Who is your hero?

zoidberg
09-20-2003, 07:49 PM
My hero: Eddie Van Halen.

#37-#93-#27*
09-20-2003, 07:50 PM
Mike Richter

Well, my dad too.

buzzard
09-20-2003, 07:52 PM
Ghandi, Martin Luthur King, Jr, anyone who believes in a peaceful way to change things.

Koltsov71
09-20-2003, 08:03 PM
I don't believe in heroes.

dempsey_k*
09-20-2003, 08:06 PM
Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, Salvidor Dali, and my great uncle who infiltrated Nazi ranks as a member of the O.S.S. and killed dozens of Germans.

Aerolanche
09-20-2003, 08:13 PM
Patrick Roy.

kmad
09-20-2003, 08:18 PM
Trevor Linden

Big McLargehuge
09-20-2003, 08:20 PM
god

...err Mario Lemieux

Epoch
09-20-2003, 08:37 PM
Wendel Clark,Brittany Daniel,Mike Myers,Harland Williams!

jfont
09-20-2003, 09:01 PM
Ghandi, Martin Luthur King, Jr, anyone who believes in a peaceful way to change things.
here's mine...

http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~l3d/systems/agentsheets/New-Vista/grape-boycott/media/Cesar-Chavez.gif

monkey_00*
09-20-2003, 09:02 PM
Jim Carrey............and possibly even David Icke.

Jewelly
09-20-2003, 09:07 PM
here's mine...

http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~l3d/systems/agentsheets/New-Vista/grape-boycott/media/Cesar-Chavez.gifYour father?

kira
09-20-2003, 09:10 PM
My mom...even though she's gone now, she still lingers...

Darth Milbury
09-20-2003, 09:21 PM
Roy Gutman
David Kenny
Thomas Kuhn

Now, let's see if any of you know who those guys are....

Bicycle Repairman
09-20-2003, 09:42 PM
Bruce Dowbiggin. :handclap:

nucks2001
09-20-2003, 10:04 PM
Zoidberg

now pay me my 1500 dollars

Nalyd Psycho
09-21-2003, 12:44 AM
I now have a sudden urge to play Wild Arms 2...

jfont
09-21-2003, 01:53 AM
Your father?
no, his name is cezar chavez...founded the farmworkers union...

Lexicon Devil
09-21-2003, 02:01 AM
I don't believe in heroes.

Well said.

Sturminator
09-21-2003, 02:09 AM
Bob Dylan

Jackie Robinson

rangers
09-21-2003, 02:14 AM
Shampo!

Tuomo Ruutu's Ego
09-21-2003, 03:47 AM
Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Martin Luther King Jr.
Mohatma Ghandi

klingsor
09-21-2003, 03:49 AM
Radio Robert
Internet Vigilante

Location: Everywhere there is evil on zee hockey boards, I will be there.

Ironchef Chris Wok*
09-21-2003, 04:58 AM
my great uncle who infiltrated Nazi ranks as a member of the O.S.S. and killed dozens of Germans.

If this is true, my hats off to him.

Did he survive his German killing or no?

Ric Flair
09-21-2003, 04:59 AM
Bruce Lee
Steve Vai
Dalai Lama
Warren Zevon

kira
09-21-2003, 05:16 AM
no, his name is cezar chavez...founded the farmworkers union...

I was right! I thought that's who that was...I looked at the picture and guessed it was Chavez, and darned if I wasn't right. I'll bet not many people know who it is...

Sturminator
09-21-2003, 05:20 AM
I was right! I thought that's who that was...I looked at the picture and guessed it was Chavez, and darned if I wasn't right. I'll bet not many people know who it is...

I knew who it was when I saw the pic, but then again, I am Californian and have seen the jfont dossier, so it makes perfect sense.

Histrion
09-21-2003, 05:24 AM
I don't have any heroes, I can respect and love what some other people did but I don't look at them like role-model or gods, just humans who have accomplished something that very few can.

kira
09-21-2003, 05:27 AM
I knew who it was when I saw the pic, but then again, I am Californian and have seen the jfont dossier, so it makes perfect sense.


Yeah, you know how us midwesterners are... :joker:

klingsor
09-21-2003, 05:33 AM
I knew who it was when I saw the pic, but then again, I am Californian and have seen the jfont dossier, so it makes perfect sense.

I'll never forget the face of someone who made me give up grapes in order not to feel guilty.

Vincent Vega
09-21-2003, 06:35 AM
Mike Myers
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Jellybean
09-21-2003, 08:40 AM
Ghandi, Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul II.

Unholy Diver
09-21-2003, 08:46 AM
John Stamos

lets face it

he was a poor actor who made a pretty decent buck from it

he toured with the beach boys on one of their reunion tours

and its safe to say that he out punted his coverage with the old lady


tv star + rock n roller + supermodel wife = the American Dream

Murphy*
09-21-2003, 08:51 AM
Zoidberg

Bud The Spud*
09-21-2003, 08:55 AM
Mother Teresa, Terry Fox, Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Postman
09-21-2003, 09:38 AM
Tony Montana.

Darth Milbury
09-21-2003, 11:23 AM
Radio Robert
Internet Vigilante

Location: Everywhere there is evil on zee hockey boards, I will be there.


Punk!

dempsey_k*
09-21-2003, 11:46 AM
If this is true, my hats off to him.

Did he survive his German killing or no?

He's alive and well in some little suburb near Detriot/Windsor today. But sadly he's losing his memory. I think there is enough information on his life to salvage and make a nice book out of. There's a picture of him sitting behind Hitler and shaking hands with Reinhard Haydrich (head of the Sicherheitsdeinst, literally nazi special forces, they guy who devised the plan for the top-secret "jewish question". ), unfortunately, my great uncle had nothing to do with his death, some clever Czech's took care of his sorry ass. My great uncle apparently stormed a bunker in the last days of the war and secured some files from burning that went to the Nuremberg courts.

klingsor
09-21-2003, 11:59 AM
Punk!

Gee Whiz Darth, I guess you don't approve of my HERO #1.

Okay, here's HERO #2 (http://www.bruins-legends.com/M/images/milbury.jpg )

KariyaIsGod*
09-21-2003, 12:22 PM
Tupac...

Porn*
09-21-2003, 12:51 PM
My dad and grandfather (RIP)

Darth Milbury
09-21-2003, 02:03 PM
Gee Whiz Darth, I guess you don't approve of my HERO #1.

Okay, here's HERO #2 (http://www.bruins-legends.com/M/images/milbury.jpg )


Argh!!! My eyes!!!! I can't see!!!!!!! I think I've gone blind!!! :eek:

Spiffy
09-21-2003, 02:08 PM
Mike Richter

Well, my dad too. Mike Richter is your hero and dad? :eek:

No Quarter
09-21-2003, 02:54 PM
Jimmy Page
Frank Zappa
Rod Woodson
Alexei Kovalev
Steve Buschemi
Robert Dinero

JDB3939
09-21-2003, 03:00 PM
My dad. Started with nothing and made something out of himself through hardwork, dedication, and using his intelligence. I have so much respect for him that you wouldn't believe.

Gee Wally
09-21-2003, 03:24 PM
My father...

although I didn't realize it until I became an adult.

Douggy
09-21-2003, 03:40 PM
Jesus

Terry Fox
Mother Terresa

kira
09-21-2003, 03:42 PM
Wally, most of us learned that lesson as we got older...and I would be willing to bet if you asked Cybersabre that question tonight, he would give you the same answer...

We never learn to appreciate our parents until we become parents ourselves or get old enough to realize the price they paid for us.

Darth Milbury
09-21-2003, 03:43 PM
My father...

although I didn't realize it until I became an adult.

I expect that one day your kid will say that as well. :)

JDB3939
09-21-2003, 04:14 PM
although I didn't realize it until I became an adult.

Maybe your son will realize it sooner than that. I am nearing adulthood and I realized it about my father.

Mimz
09-21-2003, 05:05 PM
Trevor Linden and Dominik Hasek will always be my heros. My mom and dad are my heroes... and whoever leads the Vancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup will be my hero. Oh hell... all the Canucks already are my heroes. ;)

Winger98
09-21-2003, 05:07 PM
Katt. Bucky Katt.

Mimz
09-21-2003, 05:09 PM
Trevor Linden and Dominik Hasek will always be my heroes. My mom and dad are my heroes... and whoever leads the Vancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup will be my hero. Oh hell... all the Canucks already are my heroes. ;) Princess Di.. Stevie Y.. There's a lot more.

Pinto
09-21-2003, 05:14 PM
whosever in net for the leafs next cup, my parents come in a close second :D

Wild Thing
09-21-2003, 06:53 PM
My father...

although I didn't realize it until I became an adult.

Same here. One of the happiest moments of my life was seeing the look on his face when I asked him to be the best man at my wedding.

Edit: I mean my dad, Wally - not yours. Although I'm sure I'd like your dad a lot too, if I met him.

Wild Thing
09-21-2003, 06:55 PM
Cybresabre's my hero today.

Jewelly
09-21-2003, 06:59 PM
Cybresabre's my hero today.Good choice. ;)

Patty Ice
09-21-2003, 07:13 PM
Kill your idols. Don't strive to be someone else, strive to be yourself.

Wild Thing
09-21-2003, 07:17 PM
Kill your idols. Don't strive to be someone else, strive to be yourself.

Yes, that's true of course - but one of the best ways to become a better "yourself" is to look at the ways people whose values you admire have lived their lives, learn the lessons that their lives offer, and let those examples shape your own approach to life. There's nothing wrong with standing on the shoulders of people you respect and admire.

jfont
09-21-2003, 07:20 PM
Yes, that's true of course - but one of the best ways to become a better "yourself" is to look at the ways people whose values you admire have lived their lives, learn the lessons that their lives offer, and let those examples shape your own approach to life. There's nothing wrong with standing on the shoulders of people you respect and admire.
i'd also like to be as good a writer as wild thing... :bow:

Wild Thing
09-21-2003, 07:22 PM
i'd also like to be as good a writer as wild thing... :bow:


:blush: :blush:

dempsey_k*
09-21-2003, 07:32 PM
I wish my dad was worthy of being admired, I've never known anybody on a personal level who wasn't mediocre-to-worthless, so forgive me if I have a god complex.

Jewelly
09-21-2003, 08:11 PM
i'd also like to be as good a writer as wild thing... :bow:as good of a writer as wild thing...

Hey, I wouldn't have mentioned it except we were discussing writing skills and I too hope to be as good of a writer as wild thing. :p

Wild Thing
09-21-2003, 08:18 PM
Wow - you guys! I really feel humbled, because i hardly ever like anything I write here. I'm often embarassed at how hollow and how flat so many of my posts feel when I read them back. I don't think I've ever written anything here that I would consider up to the standards I usually try to shoot for... but really, thanks a lot. I'm genuinely honored. :blush:

Grizzly Adams
09-21-2003, 08:32 PM
http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2002/HEALTH/09/10/christopher.reeve/story.reeve.jpg

Go Habs Go
09-21-2003, 09:33 PM
Mostly my mother and my father and I also have respect for
Saku Koivu (for his courage and determination) and I idolized Patrick Roy (well, when I was younger I did).

monkey_00*
09-21-2003, 10:19 PM
Earlier I said Jim Carrey and David Icke........there is one more and it is Howard Stern.

Spiffy
09-22-2003, 01:29 AM
http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2002/HEALTH/09/10/christopher.reeve/story.reeve.jpg

:bow:
:bow:

Spiffy
09-22-2003, 01:31 AM
Tupac... :lol:

Good one...

Gee Wally
09-22-2003, 01:40 AM
Same here. One of the happiest moments of my life was seeing the look on his face when I asked him to be the best man at my wedding.

Edit: I mean my dad, Wally - not yours. Although I'm sure I'd like your dad a lot too, if I met him.


LOL bud...

My Dad also did me the great honor of being my Best Man when I was married..

First he was in shock.. later that night after a few pops.. well it was the first time I ever saw the big guy cry..

Triple Klutz
09-22-2003, 02:54 AM
Neil Young. A true original who's done it his way for over 30 years and has never sold out.

canadahockeygirl*
09-22-2003, 03:20 AM
My heros growing up were Ted Williams and Bobby Orr. I have never watched either of them play unless it was on ESPN Classic or a random highlight, but I was always reminded of their greatness by my grandfather. I grew up mimicking the swing playing ball in the road and diving through the air on the backyard pond.

When I think more of it, my hero is my grandfather. He played such a huge part in my life growing up, and has always been there to support me in any decision I have made. He taught me just about everything I needed to know about sports and life, and through the years he has been my own personal superfan. When he had a heart attack last fall, it was the scariest moment I've ever encountered. Until then I never realized that one day he wouldn't be around.

Jarnberg
09-22-2003, 07:12 AM
Mr T

KariyaIsGod*
09-22-2003, 08:43 AM
:lol:

Good one...


I happen to think so....

klingsor
09-22-2003, 09:33 AM
I happen to think so....

We all have our own heroes and I will say I thought he was fantastic in "Juice". (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0104573/)

Seems a waste.

Nalyd Psycho
09-22-2003, 10:11 AM
Yes, that's true of course - but one of the best ways to become a better "yourself" is to look at the ways people whose values you admire have lived their lives, learn the lessons that their lives offer, and let those examples shape your own approach to life. There's nothing wrong with standing on the shoulders of people you respect and admire.
I agree, and that's why I don't believe in heroes. Everyone is flawed, and so I don't desire to model myself after flaws, as I am invariably flawed anyway, so I admire a wide variety of people for their possitive traits.

monkey_00*
09-22-2003, 10:36 AM
LOL bud...

My Dad also did me the great honor of being my Best Man when I was married..

First he was in shock.. later that night after a few pops.. well it was the first time I ever saw the big guy cry..

Man that is soooo Kewl!

Ghost of Dale Hunter
09-22-2003, 11:22 AM
Andy Sipowicz

gretzky1545
08-12-2004, 04:27 PM
carrot top.

The G Man
08-12-2004, 08:53 PM
Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush.

Hoof Hearted
08-12-2004, 10:02 PM
Trevor Linden

jfont
08-12-2004, 10:26 PM
whatever happened to triple klutz??? he hasn't been around since last november...

mattihp
08-12-2004, 10:55 PM
Your father?
CÚsar Chavez(sp?) is Jesus' father? :ooo

thistle
08-12-2004, 11:02 PM
Anyone who stands up for something they believe in (it doesn't have to be earthshattering).

ie. Rosa Parks

Bertovo*
08-13-2004, 12:25 AM
Terry Fox

You want to die of cancer? Thrilling.

ShootOut
08-13-2004, 12:39 AM
whatever happened to triple klutz??? he hasn't been around since last november...

He's been a genuine failure for the Sinners. :mad:

Zodiac
08-13-2004, 12:51 AM
I'll just stick with actors ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I've been a huge fan since I was probably 10 years old. I guess you could say, when I was a kid, he was my hero. I still think he's awesome. :yo:

Herby
08-13-2004, 12:57 AM
Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush.

Well G, great minds must think alike.

Shane
08-13-2004, 01:25 AM
Trevor Linden, and my dad. Who is not Trevor Linden, but man, wouldn't that be freaking awesome?

DaaaaB's
08-13-2004, 08:23 AM
I don't think I have any real heroes although there is people I look up to mainly my parents. There is many athletes that I idolized but I consider that to be different from being my hero. There is also many people in history whom I consider to be true heroes although not my hero specifically.

One person who recently became a true hero and maybe the bravest man on earth is Pat Tillman. He turned down millions of dollars to play football so he could serve his country in a war and then died fighting for this cause. He must have been one amazing person. I'd bet 99.9% of the world wouldn't do what he did. Everytime I think about what he did it makes me realize that there are a lot more important things going on in the world and I wish I was a tenth as brave as he was.

R.I.P.

DaaaaB's
08-13-2004, 08:46 AM
You want to die of cancer? Thrilling.
That's an extemely ignorant comment.

Oilers Ent
08-13-2004, 08:46 AM
My hero?

Of the moment: Errol Morris. A true visionary.

You can read about him: http://errolmorris.com/main.php

"I like the idea of making films about ostensibly nothing," Morris told The New Yorker's Mark Singer. "That's what all my movies are about. That and the idea that we're in a position of certainty, truth, infallible knowledge, when actually we're just a bunch of apes running around."

Karl Pilkington
08-13-2004, 08:53 AM
My Nonno (Grandfather)...the wisest man ever. He's had so many incredible experiences in his life; I could listen to him talk for ever. Also he's 80 and he still does hard core construction work. Everything he does is done amazingly. He makes the best pasta in Ontario too IMO.. :bow:

Darz
08-13-2004, 08:56 AM
Don't have any hero's but the people I most admire are my older bro (my younger bro is cool as well, but you can't look up to a younger brother), my father, my uncle and my gone but never forgotted grandfather. These are the people I try to live up to, but very rarely do!!!

I guess the real hero's in my life are my son and daughter. They have saved me from more things than I probablely even know of!!!!

shadoz19
08-13-2004, 08:57 AM
Steve Yzerman

Teezax
08-13-2004, 08:57 AM
The little chinese guy from the Dunkin Donut commercials.

"Dee Plane, Dee Plane"

jfont
08-13-2004, 09:36 AM
I guess the real hero's in my life are my son and daughter. They have saved me from more things than I probablely even know of!!!!
wow! thats so awesome darz...tell us more...

Darz
08-13-2004, 09:55 AM
wow! thats so awesome darz...tell us more...

Well I would think most people here who have kids understand how kids can sort of ground you in the things you do and the way you think.
I had kids very early in life (I was 20 when I first became a father) and at the time I wasn't exactly on the path to perfection, but the first time I held my son, he looked into my eyes, and I looked into his and the entire world changed that second. The way I looked at things, and the way I thought about things changed instantly. It was easily the most amazing feeling I have ever felt in my entire life!!! My son has made me so proud in his 13 years (13 1/2 to be exact) on this planet, when I think about him, I feel I can hold my head high, without him, well I don't know.

Then just over 3 years later, I became a father again, this time having a daughter. There is something different about having a daugther, and I'm not saying it is better or worse than having a son (both are great), just really, really different. The best way I have heard it put is, 'When you have a son, you become a dad, when you have a daughter you become a daddy', and being a daddy is at times the best and at times scares the hell out of me.

My son is now 13 (starting high school this fall) and has had a few different girlfriends the past year, and I think it is cute, and don't worry about it too much (I assume that will change in a year or two, hopefully longer, when s-e-x becomes an issue) but the thought of my daughter in the same situation can literally make me sick. I don't think i'm going to handle the teenage years of my daughter that well. Hopefully, I can, but it really really scares me. I am amazingly scared that one day I might not be her daddy, who right now is the most important male in her life. (as I typed this I looked down to a pic of my daughter just above my keyboard and got all choked up. I would imagine anyone with a ten year old daughter knows how I feel).

jfont
08-13-2004, 10:00 AM
thanks for sharing that darz... :handclap:

Zodiac
08-13-2004, 11:47 AM
Well I would think most people here who have kids understand how kids can sort of ground you in the things you do and the way you think.
I had kids very early in life (I was 20 when I first became a father) and at the time I wasn't exactly on the path to perfection, but the first time I held my son, he looked into my eyes, and I looked into his and the entire world changed that second. The way I looked at things, and the way I thought about things changed instantly. It was easily the most amazing feeling I have ever felt in my entire life!!! My son has made me so proud in his 13 years (13 1/2 to be exact) on this planet, when I think about him, I feel I can hold my head high, without him, well I don't know.

Then just over 3 years later, I became a father again, this time having a daughter. There is something different about having a daugther, and I'm not saying it is better or worse than having a son (both are great), just really, really different. The best way I have heard it put is, 'When you have a son, you become a dad, when you have a daughter you become a daddy', and being a daddy is at times the best and at times scares the hell out of me.

My son is now 13 (starting high school this fall) and has had a few different girlfriends the past year, and I think it is cute, and don't worry about it too much (I assume that will change in a year or two, hopefully longer, when s-e-x becomes an issue) but the thought of my daughter in the same situation can literally make me sick. I don't think i'm going to handle the teenage years of my daughter that well. Hopefully, I can, but it really really scares me. I am amazingly scared that one day I might not be her daddy, who right now is the most important male in her life. (as I typed this I looked down to a pic of my daughter just above my keyboard and got all choked up. I would imagine anyone with a ten year old daughter knows how I feel).



That was a nice read Darz. You're a lucky guy. I'm 32, was never married, and have no children. Maybe natural selection has it in for me. :dunno: :joker:

Lionel Hutz
08-13-2004, 12:00 PM
Steve Stifler

Bud The Spud*
08-13-2004, 02:32 PM
That's an extemely ignorant comment.

Definitely not the most intelligent I've heard today, but I can't say much. I have to behave. :innocent: