[THE INSTIGATOR] Open letter to Geoff Molson
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10-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Fighting brings energy to a game lacking it.
Fighting is not a sign of immaturity, it's a unique attribute where 2 men can settle their differences
Fighting (physically) someone because you think you are right is a sign of immaturity. Or, more likely, of not living in your time.
People used to fight a lot a few centuries ago. The social contract forbids it now.
It's like thinking that the best way to prevent crime is to keep a loaded gun in your house and shoot the thieves. Wait ... some people actually think that.
Just picked this one...
In a hockey game you don't have time to sit down and talk it out and emotions are running high, as is the tension. A little tussle provides the outlet for frustration that your average athlete would not be able to cope with without an outlet.
And don't say "football doesn't have fighting"... in football you you have ample time on the sidelines to cool down, and youre not holding a stick in your hand and flying around the field at 30-40mph.
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