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03-14-2014, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 View Post
But this is when our biases come into play. When Giroux successfully dives or embellishes, what feeling do you get? You get that, "Ah, come on Claude, no need for that" feeling.

Think about how you feel when Crosby dives or embellishes successfully. You get that "Mother****ing piece of ****, give me a break, how can the refs give him that call, someone better beat his ass soon!" feeling.

That is bias. If Crosby were a Flyer, and Giroux a Pen, your feelings would be reversed. That's why I don't hold those things against Crosby. They're not exclusive to him, and I celebrate many players around the league who act in similar fashion. The difference with Neal is that there are few players that act similarly, and I happen to hate them all. I don't find my hatred of Neal to be a product of my bias. I find my hatred of Crosby, on the other hand, to be 100% a product of my bias.
Speak for yourself. Believe it or not, you can have a different opinion that isn't the result of bias.

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