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06-01-2012, 09:29 PM
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Why not just let people have their fun?
Yeah, go with that.

It's a momentous occasion. We feel strongly about it now. For some of us, hockey is there to help alliviate the pains and troubles of everyday life. If that's not you, that's fine.

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06-02-2012, 01:36 AM
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Your ilk at RWC is calling you back, Jschool.



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No, wait, they all quit RWC so they could post porn and Obama birther theories at a new website.
What are you even talking about?


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Learn to read, smartypants.
I compared the meaningless of the game being played to the emotional and very human moment honoring people who died.
I know that's what you compared. That's what I was referring to. It was a horrific comparison. Still is. People who died on 9-11 weren't football players. They didn't play for the football teams in the Super Bowl. They had nothing whatsoever to do with the sport, the event, the halftime performance. Nothing. Yeah, the hockey game is meaningless compared to life, but hockey was McCrimmon's life. To a large extent, it was his family's life as well. It was a team he played for. A team he coached. To not honor him in the way they did would have been crass and poorly thought out. The extent to which you are out of touch on this topic is remarkable.

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06-02-2012, 01:54 AM
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What are you even talking about?




I know that's what you compared. That's what I was referring to. It was a horrific comparison. Still is. People who died on 9-11 weren't football players. They didn't play for the football teams in the Super Bowl. They had nothing whatsoever to do with the sport, the event, the halftime performance. Nothing. Yeah, the hockey game is meaningless compared to life, but hockey was McCrimmon's life. To a large extent, it was his family's life as well. It was a team he played for. A team he coached. To not honor him in the way they did would have been crass and poorly thought out. The extent to which you are out of touch on this topic is remarkable.
Yawn.
You don't get it.

Keep arguing. I know what I felt during that Superbowl halftime show. To me, I was done for the night. No interest in watching football after that.
Same with the Mcrimmon ceremony.
No interest in watching hockey after that.
You want to have a moment of silence, or a video up on the screen? Fine.vBut playing cheesy Coldplay songs and carting out the family? Nope. That's too far.
Manufactured garbage. It was cheap.

Your point that not honoring him the way they did would be crass is incredibly silly. There were a million ways to honor McCrimmon. And I'm sure the most meaningful ones were done behind the scenes and away from the team photographer.

And you can say that McRimmon's life "WAS" hockey. But if I had to guess, he'd answer that his family was his life.

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06-03-2012, 10:42 PM
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As do I. Being emotionally attached doesn't mean acting like we're chatting on the set of the The View.
I try to separate emotion when considering decisions about players/contracts.

Passion, to me, isn't getting all weepy-eyed and girly.
And I don't consider myself some sort of tough guy.

It occurs to me that there are a lot of women who like sports. Some of them might have crushes on these athletes. The same is probably true of gay men.

Good for them. But that's not how I see it.
So you can only be invested in a player if you're gay or a girl? Good to know. When players give their all for one team and one team only or when someone works at a single company their entire professional career, they deserve all the respect in the world. Shame on you for trying to take anything away from these individuals.

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06-03-2012, 11:33 PM
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So you can only be invested in a player if you're gay or a girl? Good to know. When players give their all for one team and one team only or when someone works at a single company their entire professional career, they deserve all the respect in the world. Shame on you for trying to take anything away from these individuals.
Did I say that? No.

So right off the start, you are on the wrong foot and headed down the stupid tracks.
Full speed ahead.

Shame on me? LOL.
You take sports too seriously. Pro athletes deserve "all the respect in the world?"

Shame on you.


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06-04-2012, 01:17 AM
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Vaguely insinuating that gay folks and females are more likely to harbor an unfavorable characteristic, for the sake of inciting an argument, is trolling in my opinion.

And if it were actually a serious post, the sentiment would be disturbing lol.

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06-04-2012, 06:05 AM
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Vaguely insinuating that gay folks and females are more likely to harbor an unfavorable characteristic, for the sake of inciting an argument, is trolling in my opinion.

And if it were actually a serious post, the sentiment would be disturbing lol.
I think Bob was quite serious.

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06-04-2012, 09:03 AM
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Did I say that? No.

So right off the start, you are on the wrong foot and headed down the stupid tracks.
Full speed ahead.

Shame on me? LOL.
You take sports too seriously. Pro athletes deserve "all the respect in the world?"

Shame on you.
Who the hell are you to say anybody takes anything too seriously? And then, just like in the first part of your post, when you think they are misquoting you, you think they said "pro athletes deserve all the respect in the world", when actually they just pointed out that when a anybody devotes their entire career to one company/team and is a model employee, they deserve all the respect in the world. Do you disagree with that? I know you have been on this weird "Lidstrom wasn't that good" run lately, but come on Bob. Shame on you.

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06-04-2012, 10:41 AM
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