HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Toronto Maple Leafs
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

The price of success is hard work

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
12-28-2012, 12:30 PM
  #26
8dm13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 38
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by summerstorm View Post
so this "hard work produces success" is something new????...best get a life and indeed you will learn...I'm goin' with you feel "entitled" to a good life...but maybe if you applied yourself life would be better....this is not a new idea...and to promote it in a news article simply reveals the inability of the author to actually articulate an intelligent article...sorry...total fail!!!
More of a fail than your struggle with reading comprehension? I very clearly stated this isn't a novel concept. Right at the beginning. Also, it's not a news article as I'm not a news reporter. It's an opinion piece on a field of interst. Good effort though.

8dm13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-28-2012, 03:38 PM
  #27
ForSpareParts*
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 6,835
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8dm13 View Post
The purpose of this piece wasn't to elevate these players to god-like statuses. Most young kids idolize a player because they're good at what they do, and it's healthy to have a kid looking up to someone who's dedicated countless hours to perfecting a craft as it would help with the realization that sacrifice and commitment are necessary to achieve your goals. Does that mean that idolizing a doctor or teacher or a parent is worthless or wrong? Not at all, but you have the respect the mental and physical grind that an NHL player goes through as compared to other careers, particularly those that train at an elite level. Perhaps the primary difference between being an NHL hockey player and other jobs, is that for the most part when one leaves the office or their place of work, they have some 'time off' so to speak. Take a nurse, for example. Tiring and draining 12 hour shifts that require an incredible amount of emotional and mental stability (and dedication to studying throughout the necessary schooling) but when they get home, they have time to see their families (and catch up on sleep!). Professional athletes, and more specifically hockey players in big markets like TO, have every aspect of their lives dissected and judged on a massive scale with tons of media and fans looking for the latest on a daily basis. Even if the latest means who you're marrying, what you do on weekends, what you're eating, and what your kids' names are. There's something to be said for all this "behind the scenes" stuff that players deal with on a daily basis all while trying to keep focus on their physically demanding jobs. Now, are all hockey players the model of perfection and worthy of young fans' fervent adoration? No. Didn't even come close to suggesting that. Evidently some have missed the point, so I figured I'd clarify: the crux of the article was meant to simply show that conditioning, training and nutrition have undergone a significant revolution of late, and those that commit themselves to rigorous regimens deserve respect. This has nothing to do with taking away respect from others who work hard in different fields....there's plenty to go around.
Clear as mud.


Wow.

ForSpareParts* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-28-2012, 09:15 PM
  #28
Cool Beans Man
Registered User
 
Cool Beans Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 3,628
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hal Gill As A Leaf View Post
Now you're on to something. I would put a lot of sports fans in this state of being and not just people who are hospitalized. Looking up to athletes to provide a glimmer of hope/light my just be the very thing you're experiencing.
Nope. We're done here though.

Cool Beans Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-29-2012, 10:00 AM
  #29
8dm13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 38
vCash: 500
8dm13

8dm13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-29-2012, 10:04 AM
  #30
8dm13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 38
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hal Gill As A Leaf View Post
Clear as mud.


Wow.
This contribution was consistent with your other posts in that they all show a
lack of understanding and depth. I'm not surprised. Clear enough?

8dm13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. @2017 All Rights Reserved.