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03-24-2004, 10:05 AM
Sundried TOmato
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Originally Posted by Foppa_Rules
It's better to be humble than arrogant.
People often mistake political correctness and media savvy with humbleness. There was this junior player once... Projected to be a #1 draft pick. Loved by the media. It didn't hurt that he was a good Canadian boy who gave great interviews - humble, heartfelt, etc. But... slowly but surely people started hearing things about his behavior when the cameras weren't rolling: expectations of special treatement, me-first attitude, trade demands, etc. Not very consistent with a "great character guy" label he was getting. It took a while for fans to realize that the guy wasn't a Joe Sakic in the making.

The point is, there is a lot more to these people than meets the eye. Making generalizations and assumptions will lead you nowhere.

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