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11-01-2010, 11:22 PM
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infidelappel*
 
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Originally Posted by Garbage Goal View Post
It's possible that I could get hit by lightning the next time I walk outside my house but I don't think it will happen and if someone tells me I'm going to be struck by lightning then I'm probably going to think that they're an idiot.

Practically anything is technically "possible", but not everything is realistic. That's what the different between saying "he can't do it" and saying "you're an idiot for thinking he can" is. With the latter I'm acknowledging that it's entirely possible, but I'm still making it clear that it's completely unrealistic to think that he will.

Idiot might have been a harsh word to use, but it's not my fault if people on here are sensitive. I say what I think (for the most part) and I'm honest. If somebody told you that John Sim could be a 100 point player, wouldn't you think that they're an idiot. It's not being mean, it's being honest.

Anyways, this is a really ****ing stupid thing to argue about.
If you're trying to suggest that thinking Giroux could score over 40 goals is as plausible (or implausible) as Jon Sim scoring 100 points, you're an idiot.

I know you're not really suggesting that, but that comparison is still just idiotic.

It's not idiotic to think Giroux might score 40 goals. With the skills he has, it's entirely possible if he gets the playing time to do it. Is it terribly likely? Probably not, but to suggest that thinking it's possible is 'idiotic' is pessimistic at best, and more likely just foolish.

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