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Member since: November 26, 2005
Last visit: March 06, 2006

mrhockey has posted 12 links and 148 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room and 2 columns.

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So his coach offers support? Buy him a jockstrap.: Why do NFL coaches abound that refuse to hold behavioral standards for their players? It's simple. Their employers don't require it. Supporting this guy (and his appeals) is dumb. If he wins his appeal, how much you want to bet he gets caught again NEXT season?

posted by mrhockey to football at 10:36 AM on February 26, 2006 - 13 comments

Swedes rout Czechs, now they wait.: Apparantly some of the press called this one wrong, too. Now they get either Russia or Finland in the finals, and somebody else is waiting to see who gets the scoop.

posted by mrhockey to hockey at 02:49 PM on February 24, 2006 - 14 comments

And then I read this, and I laughed out loud.: Lately here I have been accused by others of 'Modano bashing'. This morning, I read this column, and I offer it as evidence of my case in point. This may be the reason the US and Canada team organizers need to recoup their thought processes before trying this again.

posted by mrhockey to hockey at 06:30 AM on February 23, 2006 - 17 comments

Well, it looks like North America is out.: Russia ousts Canada, and Gretzky blames himself. But he's thinking of the wrong things. Everyone speculates his 'gambling wife' syndrome did it, but it's the silly keeping of the oldies that did it to Canada.

posted by mrhockey to hockey at 06:06 AM on February 23, 2006 - 38 comments

Said it before, now someone agrees.: Finally someone agrees that the pros should be yanked from the Olympics. Unfortunately, nobody will do anything about it. Perhaps the NHL should pay attention, their fans would be happier.

posted by mrhockey to hockey at 01:25 PM on February 20, 2006 - 41 comments

Recent Comments

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