Recent Comments by mrhockey

Upshaw says NFL labor talks break down again

Damn right they won't mess with it. They saw how badly this effected the NHL, right? Come back after a year off, agree on basically the same thing the owners wanted to begin with, and call it a victory for the players. What some horsecrap. The NFL players don't seem to understand that even if the owners are all wealthy (except for in Green Bay, where the people are the owners) they won't just kiss the players' asses to get a deal done. There is a HELL of a lot more to this than that, but the players are not much more than mental midgets when it comes to demands. Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme. Selfish bastards. When they try to think about anyone but themselves, they'll realize that an ordinary citizen has to work six lifetimes to make what they do in ONE YEAR, not a career. Put that in your peace pipe and chauff upon it for a millenia, or so.

posted by mrhockey at 06:57 PM on February 28, 2006

Schmidt: McGwire should be in Hall; Palmeiro tougher

Ask Schmidt about Sosa and Bonds, then tell us another story. Now that he's in, he can say what he wants and nobody (except for people outside his circle) cares about his opinion. Steroids are supposed to be banned and it's about time somebody in baseball did something serious about it. Like real testing, at random, with no warnings. Then you'd be aware. But they don't want to catch anyone, that's why their policies are so damned loose.

posted by mrhockey at 06:42 PM on February 28, 2006

It's dope, not doping!

Geez, I must agree. What a concise, well-thought article. Cannabis is weed. If it's illegal, it's illegal. Disabled or not, if he had it in his system, and the rules say no, it means no. As they say in Poland, toughski shitski.

posted by mrhockey at 06:29 PM on February 28, 2006

Athletes dumber than Spice Girls?!

Did he go to his school on an athletic scholarship? This question was meant to be rhetorical, but for reasons obvious to only a few, it was taken seriously. Comparatively, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing are in two seperate worlds, but they both went to college. The point was made only to show how schools tend to ignore the lack of proper behavior in student athletes, but nowhere else.

posted by mrhockey at 05:55 PM on February 26, 2006

So his coach offers support? Buy him a jockstrap.

commander, it all depends on what and where. If you are smoking dope, you can't go to work and drive to or from work. Only problem with weedheads is they (like Ricky Williams) begin to think that the rules apply only to everyone besides them. Marijuana is (in a few cases, not all) approved for MEDICAL USE ONLY, and not for use whenever the hell you want it to be used. Your key words are, 'a few beers after work' and 'personal use at home'. Williams doesn't (and didn't) just smoke it at home, any more than most drunk drivers get in accidents after three beers while driving home. It's when they get so far PAST the three tokes or three beers that they don't remember that the problems arise.

posted by mrhockey at 05:44 PM on February 26, 2006

Sweden captures Olympic hockey gold

And what is wrong with that? A Homer for the RedWings exists in every town, village, grocery store, tavern, barber, etc. from one end of the earth to the other. Nothing wrong with that, unless you're a misconceived fan of another team.

posted by mrhockey at 11:10 AM on February 26, 2006

Athletes dumber than Spice Girls?!

Did he go to his school on an athletic scholarship? Explains why he couldn't figure out the story problems. When the hell will the world figure out that it takes more than being a star athlete to be a citizen, much less a father? Man, this guy (as well as others) is desperately stupid.

posted by mrhockey at 11:03 AM on February 26, 2006

The Olympics We Missed

Unfortunately for the American people, the fact that our networks ignore the presence of the Canadien broadcasters is frightfully and desperately dumb. Real time broadcasts like they did in Canada are made more palatable with modern day technology like video tape recorders and TiVo. One can always watch things when they have the time, and even save particularly great performances. But the B.S. networks here in the US don't realize that the citizenry is bright enough to figure it out by themselves. Myself, I contacted DirecTV two months before the Olympics and found I could add the CBC onto my satellite package for a month for an extra $20 (too expensive, but worth it regardless) to get the games in real time. The network coverage of the Olympics was, is, and always WILL be just a piss-poor example of failed conception and failed realization.

posted by mrhockey at 10:54 AM on February 26, 2006

Ex-USC player dies in prison

Probably never will, wolfdad. Not with the 'ME' generation in control. There are too many people that think this was a shame because it was allowed he be locked away for life (viz, ACLU lawyers, etc). And with attitudes like that as abundant as they are, we are doomed to see much more of this stuff happen. It's in process now on the east coast, where expelled college kids are trying to beat robbery charges by the dozens. Even pro athletes think the law doesn't apply to them. Too bad, but true.

posted by mrhockey at 10:28 AM on February 26, 2006

Behavior will bring change to U.S. Ski Team

What do you expect from someone who can't even tell others how to pronounce her own name? The thing that needs done isn't abolition of goals, it's behavioral training. Used to be that parents would provide that, but now it's up to coaches, and that's wrong. Perhaps if someone would have handcuffed Bode to his room, and he wouldn't have gone out ad-nauseum, he might have been a little more successful. But for now, it's all ove but the shouting (and pissing, and moaning, etc.)

posted by mrhockey at 10:18 AM on February 26, 2006

Sweden captures Olympic hockey gold

After watching the game, myself I'm a bit befuddled by the referees. Mind you, congrats to the Swedes, but in Finland, the people are miffed by some not-called calls, and some called things that just weren't a penalty.

posted by mrhockey at 10:11 AM on February 26, 2006

Swedes rout Czechs, now they wait.

Kind of wish for the Finns myself, since it'll prevent a second issue of a 'Forsberg' stamp. Just hope NBC presents it at a rational time, not 2 AM.

posted by mrhockey at 07:28 AM on February 25, 2006

Well, it looks like North America is out.

Weedy, my reference to the type of Olympic competition was not for anything of this century. I was referring to the ancient history of the Olympics, but I wouldn't expect you'd be catching anything without any date on it. If one wanted true competition, that's where it'd be found.

posted by mrhockey at 02:56 PM on February 24, 2006

Well, it looks like North America is out.

'Changes' would be a return to the original concept of the Olympics. 'Fans' have made the whole procedure a farce in today's world. Back when the Olympics were real, there were no pros participating. The best athletes won, and that's how it should be, not a bunch of spoiled-rotten-by-big-bucks professional athletes.

posted by mrhockey at 10:15 AM on February 24, 2006

And then I read this, and I laughed out loud.

Were audiences of amateur hockey to be realistically viewed, they would see why the 198 'Miracle on Ice' was so compelling a story. Using pros for the Olympics has made the whole Olympic procedure a farce. Audiences expect professional sports performance from their countries. It's idiotic, but so are the Olympic expectations. We all need to be less critical of what the real Olympic ideal is. The Olympic games SHOULD be done by non-professionals everywhere, not just in the United States, but that would not be acceptable to today's world. That would present a problem to most of the sports fans that watch them, but not to real sports enthusiasts.

posted by mrhockey at 10:09 AM on February 24, 2006

Wrestling With Life After Death

If Hollywood does anything with this story, it will be to twist it and make it seem like his father was misunderstood and not responsible for his actions. That's what Hollywood does to situations like this. AJ is to be saluted for his and his brother's defensive actions. But I'd myself much rather see a private film maker do this story, rather than the corrupt and facts-wrong world of Hollywood.

posted by mrhockey at 07:50 AM on February 24, 2006

Team USA Iced

gbert, where the hell do you get 'Finn bashing' from what I said? My points were a US 'team' critique alone. I said nothing about the Finns. Get your head out of it's position. As far as the 'gratuitous Modano bashing', see elsewhere in this blog. Modano pissed and moaned about his teammates and the coaches, but accepted no blame himself for his 'no scoring' approach to the Olympics. He was his own best example of where the 'team' was not so great.

posted by mrhockey at 07:38 AM on February 24, 2006

And then I read this, and I laughed out loud.

Then, after that, Modano skips the last team meeting, and goes home (a day early, making his own travel accomodations). But it's someone else's fault, right, Mikey. He's always been good at pissing and moaning about others, but the blame NEVER has to do with his own ass. Both Canada and the US were slow and unaccustomed to the large ice, and did nothing to compensate for this. It's really too bad that the coaches and leaders couldn't see what was happening, but that's a consequence of taking one league apart for three weeks to try to make winning teams from it. PLEASE!! In 2010, leave the pros home and use your real talent players from the college ranks.

posted by mrhockey at 07:31 AM on February 24, 2006

Bode's a bust

Bode may well be a bust, but so is the US Olympic hockey team. The rules committee used to have a say in this stuff, but now, ever since you can't give your brat child a spanking in the grocery store when she whines and grovells on the floor when denied a candy bar, and won't give up until you say yes, this attitude has rerun itself to every aspect of anyone's life. If we as a nation and the rest of the world didn't spend so much time kissing spoiled brat's asses, the problem would go away shortly. But we don't, and it won't.

posted by mrhockey at 01:45 PM on February 22, 2006

Team USA Iced

The authorities would have to bring the fact he took something up with his team, and then request an inquiry. If indeed he took a substance that was banned or prohibited, it would still not wash out the loss by the US team, which this year was less a team and more a group of highly paid underachievers that could not score a goal against a rookie Mite goaltender. Face it, Modano is a player more concerned with how he will look to a hot babe than how well he does with a puck on the ice. Trying to organize a group like this is in itself an exercise in futility, unless you are Scotty Bowman.

posted by mrhockey at 01:29 PM on February 22, 2006

Culpepper and Brees likely to become free agents

Culpepper is washed up. It is rare even for athletes of his caliber to come back from two injuries of this type in the same 12 months. It is even rarer for an NFL team to take a chance on someone they may never get any performance out of. He himself admits he may never play again, and news reports from his team reflect the same. So who the hell is really of the opinion he will really draw ANY dollars, aside from bench warmer duty pay?

posted by mrhockey at 01:20 PM on February 22, 2006

Said it before, now someone agrees.

There is another link column here that is advocating figure skating is not a sport, and the writer there uses similar arguments to these. While I am distressed by the Bettman-bashing as well, the biggest problem with returning to a non-professional Olympics is not anything more difficult than enforcement of the rules. We all know how well this works with an outfit like the IOC. It doesn't, it just plain does not. They choose to enforce rules for some and not for others. And yerfatma, I don't think you got the point at all if you are asking the question. The organization that COULD do something about this is not Congress, it's the NHL itself. They arbitrarily decide to let the pros off for two and a half weeks, with no reduction in pay, and the fans get a porking in their butts because the only coverage is the wholly inadequate NBC network, which also does a shitty job of covering the Saturday NHL games and hires hellish commentators and play-by-play announcers. The best thing would be if the fan could determine who gets the Olympics, then the press would not get away with changing the name of the host city to a washed-up Ford model from Turin, which is, was, and always will be foremost the home of the FIAT motor car company.

posted by mrhockey at 09:12 AM on February 22, 2006

Why skating is not a sport

But some of you here want to include NASCAR racing as a sport, (like the author) but discount figure skating, on the basis that it is judged. Having balls does not guarantee anything but a sex for the posessor, it does not make the activity athletic. Snooze, yawn, put your foot down, turn left, hit brake, put your foot down, turn left, snooze, yawn..... Figure skating definitely requires athletic ability and skills. Success driving a car does not. Some columnists need to get a reality injection before writing.

posted by mrhockey at 08:42 AM on February 22, 2006

Said it before, now someone agrees.

Too few of those posting here realize just what a 'team' is, hence, the lack of want for the pro exclusion. The original 'dream team' was in 1980 when the US beat the Soviet Union for Gold, and that was a bunch of college players. I didn't play with them because I was disallowed due to my 'pro status' (I played for a minor league team, and was paid).

posted by mrhockey at 07:13 AM on February 21, 2006

Bonds Clarifies Retirement Talk

The only thing he will be rubbing on anything is more Ben-Gay on his knees, before he puts his brace on. If he can't run well enough to play outfield, what the hell are the Giants going to do with him? First base? You still have to move occasionally. Just listen to steroid-infested Hulk Hogan and Bonds talk one after the other. Yeah, guys, 'roids really DO infect your thought processes.

posted by mrhockey at 01:40 PM on February 20, 2006

Ricky Williams Tests Positive for Fourth Time

It stems from the realization that sports participants think their status as a pro exempts them from customer and authority scrutiny. When they get put back in their place, they are really not so expectant. I know a lot of ex-pros that actually had to go back to work after their careers, because of injury or expulsions, and it really isn't any fun, at least until one realizes that MOST people have to do work to exist. Pro sports figures think they are exempt.

posted by mrhockey at 01:32 PM on February 20, 2006

Curt Gowdy dies

Good announcer, too bad he had to work for such a crappy network. NBC Sports are famous for being under the screen in quality.

posted by mrhockey at 01:22 PM on February 20, 2006

Davis blazes trail with gold

It's one thing to be an individualist. It's quite another to be disrespectful of others on your team, and regardless of if he participated in a team sport or individual sport, he (Shani) did not bring himself there, his country did. Hedrick did not diss Shani by trying to win so he could get 5 Gold medals, he wanted to better Eric Heiden. It's one thing to be a respectful participant. It's quite another to rub other's faces in the fact that you out-do them in your own admitted best event. I have met both of these skaters, at different times. For what it's worth, Hedrick is a for-the-team type of guy. Shani is a me-first player, just like the rest of his city brethren.

posted by mrhockey at 12:19 PM on February 19, 2006

Men's hockey: Canada falls to Switzerland

Not only do the skaters have to deal with the bigger ice surfaces, they also have to deal with the single referee for these games. It's pretty obvious that there are a shitload of penalties being ignored because the one ref is watching only the players they suspect by reputation rather than everyone. Add to that the shitful broadcasters that NBC uses, and I'd rather they go back to having amateurs play the Olympics.

posted by mrhockey at 12:08 PM on February 19, 2006

Men's Hockey: Swiss shock Czechs

Same shit, different pile, grum. And Mr. dam, if he'd pass the puck more, from the games I've watched, he'd have 35 goals and 125 assists this year, just this far. Why do you think nobody keeps him more than a couple years? Granted, he can score, but his coaches have said the same thing I am saying ever since he left Pittsburgh.

posted by mrhockey at 06:41 AM on February 17, 2006

Moore Files Second Suit vs. Bertuzzi, Seeks $15 Million

Sorry to burst your bubble, commander, but Ken Holland has told the Detroit press in no uncertain terms that Bertuzzi is, was, and never will be on their prospectives list. Granted, in the day of Scotty Bowman as head coach, the RedWings may have had someone who could handle his arrogant attitude and actions, but not today. Mike Ilitch has not commented except to say 'We really are not interested in his type of player', and Coach Babcock has not said anything. A spot of blood on the ice is not foreign to me or my method of play, either, but Bertuzzi is allowed way too much room to coldcock those around him. He also would be roundly suspended for that type of activity now with the new rules.

posted by mrhockey at 06:35 AM on February 17, 2006

Men's Hockey: Swiss shock Czechs

You can't win an Olympic Gold with one player. Jagr refuses to give anyone else the puck when he's on the ice, and if he can't learn to pass like his team-mates, they won't have a chance. Hasek ended up in Calgary because he chose not to go back to Detroit. He won't be flipping out anymore because Vokhoun will take his place by resurrecting the team.

posted by mrhockey at 09:21 PM on February 16, 2006

Moore Files Second Suit vs. Bertuzzi, Seeks $15 Million

Perhaps if Bertuzzi is ordered to pay Moore a just restitution for ending his career for NO GOOD REASON (except to get his own rocks off) then perhaps the asshole will be a bit more restrained in attacking others for no real reason. Bertuzzi is one of the least liked players in the league just because of crapola like this. I hope he gets to pay out $15 mil AND gets to spend three years in jail, instead of 'community service'. Players that hit like that with no regard for other's position should be booted, not fined. But of course, Bertuzzi will be allowed to keep right on doing the same thing, unless someone does it to him first. Which will eventually happen, as well liked as he is.

posted by mrhockey at 09:15 PM on February 16, 2006

Tainted Steel

It never fails to amaze me how some 'neutral' fans can be such assholes with regularity. I actually made over $150 from bets not on the game or the outcome, but on whether or not the Seattle fans would be incensed with the outcome. They have been pissing and moaning about every one of their losses this year, and it will continue until their players don pads for next year. Just get over it, huh? What a bunch of sorry assed whiners. If they try to put a billboard like that up in Pittsburgh, the Steeler fans will have it torn down before it goes up.

posted by mrhockey at 06:33 PM on February 14, 2006

Mexico skier qualifies, gets denied trip to Games

Yeah, Reeves, they should maybe send them here so they can go as illegal immigrant entrants for the US, and then defect their medals back to Mexico. Although they would probably have sold them to US buyers on eBay the day after the Olympics anyway.

posted by mrhockey at 04:41 PM on February 13, 2006

Remind me not to go hunting with Dick Cheney.

Perhaps all of the smart-asses here should read all the facts of the story before incriminating anyone. A) The lawyer walked up behind them and surprised them. B) He was not wearing his proper safety colors. C) The woman running the shooting range AND the man shot both admitted Cheney was not at fault for the accident. But that wouldn't be funny to a bunch of shitheads trying to make fun of the situation.

posted by mrhockey at 04:36 PM on February 13, 2006

Theo is either a doper or balding

The fact remains, even if he was taking Propecia for eight years, it's still a banned substance for the IOC. If he had any thought he'd be on the team, he'd have stopped taking it a year ago to get approved. All of the sports enterprises (NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, IOC) should standardize their abuse rules and policies to avoid this crap. Look at Mark Messier, he was shaving his head for 15 years, and he still has a jolie jeune-fille for his wife. Theodore needs to get with it and accept nature's roadblocks, or admit what he was trying to do and accept it.

posted by mrhockey at 06:42 PM on February 10, 2006

NHL player gives a little back to the community.

One needs to look a bit deeper if they want positive news. Today's newspapers are for the most part all owned by huge groups of cooperative small papers, and they all print the lousy negative news they are told to print by Gannett and the other big pundits. But just look at the teams closely. EVERY team website has articles about their players (or ex-players) that expound their community service activity, but you'll rarely see it in the paper unless it's Detroit or Toronto. It's great to see it, and perhaps people should look at their team websites more often to get a lilt of what their people are doing.

posted by mrhockey at 06:28 PM on February 10, 2006

U.S. Skeleton team takes another hit

Banned substance means banned substance. Period. End of statement. Regardless of whether or not someone agrees with the rule, or if they think it's a shit rule, they have to obey it if they wish to participate. The IOC has a pile of shitty rules, but seeing as with other things, the US no longer has a voice in fixing this, they have to accept the rules and take what's handed out. Things don't just work out because you wish they would.

posted by mrhockey at 06:18 PM on February 10, 2006

The Curse of the Host City.

Cutting taxes increases revenue, Amateur. It's a fact. Get your head out of your ass. And leave your politics out of your posts. The majority of the people here don't have any wishes to hear idiocy and lunacy to create an argument or position.

posted by mrhockey at 09:52 PM on February 09, 2006

Great One Hoped Wife Would Skate

don-peyote must have smoked some of his namesake. When the press in this country and Canada get bored after the Super Bowl, they try inventing things to kill others, or use non-usable testimony to incriminate some other poor asshole. It's really too bad that these papers don't publish real news, just B.S. Just where do you get any action against Iran out of a football betting ring, peyote?

posted by mrhockey at 09:44 PM on February 09, 2006

ESPN names new MNF broadcast team.

What a trio. A dick, a prick, and some shtick. Perfect. Perhaps ESPN had better start researching HUA syndrome (head up ass), for they sure are displaying it.

posted by mrhockey at 09:48 AM on February 09, 2006

Lions ink Mike Martz as Offensive Coordinator

Looks like Millen thinks he can continue to screw up a bad thing with no self-depreciation. I can't wait until the Detroit football fan realizes that they've been taking it up the anus for years due to an owner who doesn't care, and a manager who couldn't find his ass with both hands. And then wait until Millen finally DOES get fired, and has to try finding a job elsewhere.

posted by mrhockey at 09:40 AM on February 09, 2006

Take Me Out of This Broadcast Booth

Sounds to the outside observer that Milo Hamilton wants to self-promote while demoting others. No matter what Milo has to say, you have to look at who wrote it. Biographies when written by one's self have little credibility. Otherwise someone else would have written them about you , for you. Milo isn't going to convince people that listened to Harry Caray that he was an ass, whether or not he actually was. But I would have paid to see what Simon Cowles would say about his (Harry's) singing ability.

posted by mrhockey at 09:33 AM on February 09, 2006

Fans win battle with NHL over Stanley Cup.

He may have played for them at one time, commander. Lord Stanley's cup was indeed an amateur prize at it's beginning. It's way too bad that the players today have nothing but money in mind when they negotiate, but that's what the almighty money world has done for us. It would be a real rush to see a USHL or AHL or ECHL team win the Stanley Cup when the NHL was in another of it's money-grabbing snits. The owners locked the players out, 'tis true, but only after they player's union refused the same offer they accepted (or very close to it) when they finally got tired of no money for 10 months.

posted by mrhockey at 09:33 AM on February 08, 2006

Super Bowl watched in second-most homes behind final episode of M*A*S*H,

Those who have expressed regret over M*A*S*H after Alda took it over have me for an agreeing partner, honestly. I didn't take part in either, and won't. Mike Farrell is such an ultimate dickhead w/his 'political actions' and defense of murderers, etc. that I can't even stomach hearing his voice. Anyone who was ever in the service (any branch) knows that the brass never allowed shit like M*A*S*H depicted to happen, either in commentary or action. This is where Alda was dumbassed in his actions. They were what got the program cancelled. And the 'Super Bowl' was far from even a tolerable game to watch, from what my sister's husband told me. I was glad to spend the day playing hockey instead of watching Mick Jagger try to get more for his money by using words that never should be allowed on TV in songs OR commentary.

posted by mrhockey at 09:17 AM on February 08, 2006

Coyotes' Rick Tocchet implicated in sports gambling ring.

If and when they could attempt to take The Great One down, they would. As of yet, they can't. If anyone bothered to read the 40,000 articles published on this subject the investigators have so far found no betting on anything but mainly football games. It seems quite unrealistic to forecast doom for those named, because the NHL seems to be nonexistent in sports-betting prohibitions due to their rules and changes in the last year. If anyone has placed their dinero on something they should not have, we'll be knowing it soon.

posted by mrhockey at 08:58 AM on February 08, 2006

Satellite Super Bowl

Geez, this thread kind of ignores the first two 'Super Bowl' contests, (one of which was played before it was called the Super Bowl), and were both won by the Green Bay Packers, in a pre-remodeled Lambeau Field. And a few more, one might add. After this one, there will be 40. The first 'Super Bowl' was played at Green Bay's Lambeau Field, and nowhere else. Kind of why it's called 'The Lombardi Trophy'.

posted by mrhockey at 12:52 PM on February 05, 2006

Recruit: A&M Gives You 'Plenty of Money'

The whole problem stems from the fact, yes, the FACT, that many, if not ALL, schools with any integrity, give out scholarships, and DO pay money, but then require the athletes to be students FIRST and athletes next. Classic example: University of Wisconsin hockey team. Every athlete on it is required to maintain a minimum of a 'C' GPA, and they are nearly all on the honor roll, and they are not taking basket weaving 201 or quilting 109, but engineering, business, and education majors, and still attaining honor roll status. Actually going to classes means crap if you don't even know what the subject is or what the words mean. The fact is, a great majority of these 'students' can't even give a post-game interview to a TV sportscast because they are so poorly schooled in english that their sentences all begin with 'You know what I'm sayin' or 'Know what up' or some other bullshit. If a 'student' actually studies, they actually get what the school offers. An education.

posted by mrhockey at 12:43 PM on February 05, 2006

Emmitt Smith:

Probably so, YingYang, due to the abundance of Texas-based contributors here. It seems quintessential that whether or not a player gets in the football HOF depends on whom they played for rather than how they stack up to the rest of the players in contention.

posted by mrhockey at 08:50 AM on February 05, 2006

There's no excuse for teams to pass on black coaches

There is also a difference between being a crowd-pleasing-because-you-walk-with-the-ball-and-score player and being a good player. But that belongs in a basketball discussion. Familyman hit the nail directly where it must be hit, but it won't have any effect. I'd myself just like to see players refer to themselves as an American, rather than a (color-inserted-here) American. If you want to be an ethnic-American, then go back where your ancestors were from to play in the Olympics, too. This racism crapola is way past realistic, and we have our media to thank for it.

posted by mrhockey at 08:31 AM on February 05, 2006

The Devils and Scott Stevens

I can't address whether or not the RedWings will retire Brendan Shanahan's number now, for he's still playing. However, captaincy generally is honored with retiring a number. And if you think for one minute that Shanahan can't still rough it up with the best of them, perhaps you don't watch enough Detroit hockey. His PIM (Shanny's) for fighting are higher now than six years ago, and he already has 20+ goals this season. As far as being a captain, Shanny had the handicap of playing with Yzerman his whole career in Detroit. Nobody dethrones a captain like that.

posted by mrhockey at 10:31 AM on February 04, 2006

The Devils and Scott Stevens

Dirty? Really? Since when was how many penalty minutes you had a measure of how dirty a player you are? And in another light, if it really WAS Stevens for Shanahan, then Detroit got the better end of the deal merely due to longevity and goals scored. Both teams have 3 Lord Stanleys since their arrivals, and the pissing & moaning about dirty hits follows both players. Stevens was a great player and moreso a great defenseman. But he'll never get a league-wide jersey retire like others did.

posted by mrhockey at 07:13 AM on February 04, 2006

Emmitt Smith:

So Irvin deserves in, and someone with character off the field too (like White) doesn't, just because Aikman and Smith think it's unfair that he screwed his life up with drugs after (during) his failure years. What a pile of horse hockey. Get it straight, Cowboy veterans. What you do off the field has an effect on how people perceive you, regardless of your ignorant feelings. Whether or not you have a Super Bowl ring does not excuse shitty off-field lives.

posted by mrhockey at 06:59 AM on February 04, 2006

Shock and Awe The NHL doesn't miss a beat!

My only complaint regarding the NBC NHL coverage is, just where the Sam Hill did they get these Homer announcers from? They are telling you who is going to win from the first moment the game begins, and do not let up. They also have a bad habit of showing you regional games, as was said before. The only option to this is the satellite dish package, which I have, but they don't show the Saturday afternoon games because NBC has the rights. I'd kind of like to see Crosby or the Rangers goaltender with their coverage. Then you would think that their teams are both going to take the Olympic Gold medal.

posted by mrhockey at 07:33 AM on January 29, 2006

Super Superbowl fan: He's attended all 39!

I wonder if anyone ever asked him how much of an investment the tickets have been. Plus the transportation to all the games. This guy has probably spent som people's yearly incomes just on the getting there portion. It would be nice just to see one of them without having to tolerate all of the stupid assed ads that are forced upon us. As it is, I just hit the 'mute' button and get another Miller.

posted by mrhockey at 04:30 AM on January 28, 2006

Who cares what YOU believe, Mikey?

Ron Mexico, I love that.That's the name Vick used when he (reportedly) raped a woman in Atlanta, isn't it? Lakerfan, I have an IPO address tracer. 'Enough said. (you CAN'T buy one at Wally World).

posted by mrhockey at 07:43 PM on January 27, 2006

All the skills and no future

It would also be a real shame if the charges were made to stick, because from what I've read, they are blatantly exaggerated by the prosecution. His attorney of record has filed countercharges (today) because of the delays in their prosecution's filing of the new charges. Don't get me wrong-if he's guilty, so be it, most footballers believe they are above paying the price for a crime. But it just does not seem to me that they could not present all their facts so they could be addressed.

posted by mrhockey at 01:59 PM on January 27, 2006

TV Commentator Awards

It would really be decent if the networks would pay some attention to what the fans thought of their shitful announcers and fix it by firing the ones who can't find their ass with both hands. As far as any ESPN announcer is concerned, they all suck, for ANY sport. The whole network is beginning to suck, especially when they start broadcasting poker and call it a sport, too. This is perhaps why ABC gave up Monday Night Football and gave it to their daughter network, for in their infinitissamal small-minded way, you don't deserve to see the game on Monday if you don't have cable. Networks ought really get their heads out of their asses and fix their errors before we have to listen to them.

posted by mrhockey at 01:51 PM on January 27, 2006

Looking Up for Lund?

Unrelated commentary aside, I agree with Sailor. I know I skate faster with no hair, but I think they wear headgear for that anyway. The Olympics are a tad overstringent in their 'anti-doping' cases and this is further proof. But the International Olympic Committee have been known to try to eliminate competitors that threaten any of their selected favorite sons, and if that's their intent, they'll invent something else to get him out.

posted by mrhockey at 07:48 AM on January 26, 2006