December 15, 2006

Son of the Great One Kid just looking to have fun playing hockey: Neat story in the NYT about Ty Gretzky finding a balance between the expectations of others and his desire to enjoy the game with which his family name has become synonymous.

posted by smithers to hockey at 02:47 PM - 7 comments

I'd like to read the article, but you have to register to read the story.

posted by wingnut4life at 03:18 PM on December 15, 2006

I dunno how I got it for free....I'm certainly not a subscriber.....any help here?

posted by smithers at 03:35 PM on December 15, 2006

I was able to read it no problem.

posted by willthrill72 at 03:37 PM on December 15, 2006

On Topic: I wish Ty Gretzky great luck in dealing with what will likely be a lifelong burden for him. I know that this is considered poor etiquette to let loose in-thread like this, but here it goes: I registered for ages ago, close to a decade. I picked a login that, at the time, was identical to all the other logins I was using. And every time I wanted to read a NYT article, I had to login. But then there were these cookies, and they kept me logged in, except when I logged in at work, it logged me off at home, so I was logging in everywhere to read these articles, and it was a huge hassle. But I did what they asked, I registered, gave them my information, and probably am still receiving spam because of it. Somewhere along the line, I forgot my password because I stopped going to, and then I discovered bugmenot, which was a godsend. Suddenly, I didn't have to remember my password anymore. Now, bugmenot doesn't seem to work anymore, and I'm back to where I was for years: not reading the New York Times, because they totally suck. I'm not going to register again, because I shouldn't have to. It's not my problem that they designed a crap-ass website registration system and we adapted.

posted by rocketman at 03:55 PM on December 15, 2006

Try this link from the RSS feed. I think that it doesn't require registration.

posted by offsides at 04:22 PM on December 15, 2006

Thank you, offsides. Interesting article. The fans wanting Ty to sign his autograph to his father's stuff is kind of disturbing, though. I really hope that they did it for Ty's sake (hoping that he'll be a star one day).

posted by wingnut4life at 06:28 PM on December 15, 2006

You know it's bad when any kid great athlete or not has to live in the shadow of a hall of fame father I wish him the best of luck

posted by luther70 at 02:25 PM on December 16, 2006

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