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02-20-2013, 11:05 AM
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O'Reilly's dad goes full Lindros

Can't believe no one posted this yet on the main board, it's hilarious. Ryan O'Reilly's dad (life coach Brian O'Reilly) writes an e-mail/manifesto to the Avs' beat writer which he asks to be published. It was known that O'Reilly's dad had been involved in negotiations in some way but wow....mind you, when Lindros took his parents' advice the last time, it worked out pretty well for the team trading him.

Warning: Trying to read this might make your head sore

http://blogs.denverpost.com/avs/2013...mpaign=twitter


Just for some contrast, here's a recent interview with Matt Duchene. A player who O'Reilly's letter possibly implies has skill but lacks "character":
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22612010

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"Paychecks are great. You want to get as much money as you can in this game, but for me, I love this game so much, I love this team and this franchise and this city, there's no way I could have held out"

"For the Avalanche, it's a business too. They can't go out and say, 'We'll give him the benefit of the doubt.' They wanted me to prove it. They're my employer. I have to do it. That's the way I looked at it. That's the way my agent looked at it, and I was just thrilled to re-sign and get a deal"
-Duchene


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...You never go full Lindros


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Can't believe no one posted this yet the main board, it's hilarious. Ryan O'Reilly's dad (life coach Bill O'Reilly) writes an e-mail to the Avs' beat writer which he asks to be published. It was known that O'Reilly's dad had been involved in negotiations in some way but wow....mind you, when Lindros took his parents advice the last time, it worked out pretty well for the team trading him.

Warning: Trying to read this might make your head sore

http://blogs.denverpost.com/avs/2013...mpaign=twitter
They should trade him for a Forsberg

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I could only think of Papa Bear.


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"not about the money"

I'm pretty sure talks broke off because he wouldn't take the same money as the team's other budding star.

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(the Dad's name is Brian O'Reilly)

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...You never go full Lindros

I lol'ed

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I could only think of Papa Bear.

I cannot stand this man. Every time he opens his mouth to spew ******** I wanna punch my tv/computer screen.

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It's not about the money, but it is about the money

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Wow, read one paragraph so far, will save the rest for after lunch.

But wow, is this Ryan's Dad?:


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Avs are 13th in the conference without O'Reilly, you can't explain that

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ugh....You're right, my head is sore after reading that letter...

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“This is not about money and never has been,” O’Reilly wrote. “As you know you don’t build team based on dollars. If you did then the people with the most expensive players would be our champion. You build a team on its character. Ryan is not a superstar based on skill but character. I know this for a fact the players he was yesterday will not be the player he was tomorrow he will continue to grow learn and thrive. The world values it less and less, yet everyone is looking for those players that eat sleep and drink the game and are unselfish plus compete because they are intrinsically motivated for excellence. This is another trait humankind is slowly losing!”
Yeah, I agree with him on character dying in modern society. However, he's all over the place on this one because if ROR truly is the unselfish player that eats, sleeps and drinks the game and always strives to get better, I would think he would have signed a one year deal in a lockout shortened season to prove that. This is a horrible season to hold out. Young guys have an advantage and he could have put up some nice numbers.

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Wow, read one paragraph so far, will save the rest for after lunch.

But wow, is this Ryan's Dad?:

He has some sort of language disability, so it probably looks a bit more incoherent than it should.

He also has some bizarre reasoning, which is the main problem with it being incoherent.

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OReilly has character. You build champions and dynasties with character. Avs don't care about character.

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I feel bad for oreilly..

if you're going to have something published-- you probably should have someone read over it first, even if it's yourself.

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Funny comment in the reply section:
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"if my son was getting 95 in math we wouldn’t ask him to get 65 so the rest of the students in the classroom could feel better about themselves."

Brian, your son is an 80 asking to get a 95 in math because, you know, he tries so hard.

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Avs are 13th in the conference without O'Reilly, you can't explain that
Yeah they might be a few spots higher with O'Reilly but that's not the reason. These two fellas are the reason:

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Wow, read one paragraph so far, will save the rest for after lunch.

But wow, is this Ryan's Dad?:



Probably full of rage and that's why it's how it is.

Columnist guy said he even fixed it up.

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...You never go full Lindros

Dammit, I was coming in here to post the same thing.

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You would think that, if you were sending an elaborate letter to a newspaper and requesting it be published, you would put a bit of effort in to not sound like a rambling 10 year old.

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Grammar and language rules are stifling for character development.

You can't contain LIFE my FRIEND, with your LANGUAGE RULES.

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It's like ramblings of a crazy person. Also, loved that he compared this situation to a parent asking his kid to start scoring 65 in math instead of 95 so that the other kids don't feel bad

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I couldn't get Over the random Capitalization of words, so I stopped Reading.

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...You never go full Lindros

Came here to post this, glad to see it was the first post.

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