The 2010 Charade (Winter Olympics)


talloola
#151
Quote: Originally Posted by RisusView Post

You hit the nail right on the head but don't realize it. The players are paid workers, not a sportsman. Its big business from the owners down to the players, they don't give a crap about the fans. The Toronto Laffs are a prime example of that. ITS NO LONGER SPORT...

I don't believe the players don't give a crap about the
fans, I think the fans are very important to them, but
the owners need the fans in the seats to make the profits,
that is how the fans are important to them.

The fans make the teams play better, create excitement.
Just listen to interviews with players who play for those
southern u.s. teams, where the buildings are only half
full, doesn't change how much the players make, but does
change the energy in the building, and they all say how
much better it is playing in buildings that are full,
and that has nothing to do with money.
Just because their doing a job and getting paid for it
doesn't change anything about their love and desire to
play the game at the highest level, and having the fans
there contribute to that.
There is nothing wrong with it being a business, even the
junior hockey is big business, and without the big gate
money, those teams would be out of a job too.
None of the franchises do anything for nothing, they need
the profits to keep going, amateur and professional
 
Risus
#152
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

I don't believe the players don't give a crap about the
fans, I think the fans are very important to them, but
the owners need the fans in the seats to make the profits,
that is how the fans are important to them.

Yep they care about the fans all right. Their selfish strike took an entire season away from the fans...
 
VanIsle
#153
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaGView Post

Head north on the mainland and look for a big block of excellent cheddar cheese.

That was bought out by Dairyland and then sold to Saputo from Montreal!
 
VanIsle
#154
Pssst! Does anyone else think we should tell Anna that Christmas is over and Spring has almost sprung??
 
countryboy
#155
Quote: Originally Posted by VanIsleView Post

Pssst! Does anyone else think we should tell Anna that Christmas is over and Spring has almost sprung??

Yeah, I was wondering why the WINTER Olympics are still being shown on TV!
 
Risus
#156
Quote: Originally Posted by VanIsleView Post

Pssst! Does anyone else think we should tell Anna that Christmas is over and Spring has almost sprung??

Its snowing here....
 
MrPublius
#157
Well, whatever you think of them, you folks sure put on a great show! As an American, I want to thank the folks attending the events for warmly welcoming the American Team. In an age when it's fashionable to put down the USA, you showed tremendous class despite whatever personal feelings you may have had. I found myself rooting for your guys/gals just as I would root for ours. Plus, this Cheryl Bernard woman...possibly one of the most attractive women on the planet
 
gopher
#158
Mr Publius - welcome to CC.

As a Yank, I have to agree that, yes, Canadians, have exhibited great sportsmanship in these games. Not unusual for them at all. And their hospitality does improve the atmosphere for everyone.
 
talloola
#159
Quote: Originally Posted by RisusView Post

Yep they care about the fans all right. Their selfish strike took an entire season away from the fans...

it was not a strike, it was a lock out, the NHL closed
the league down
 
JLM
#160
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

it was not a strike, it was a lock out, the NHL closed
the league down

Good one Talloola...................
 
#juan
#161
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Mr Publius - welcome to CC.

As a Yank, I have to agree that, yes, Canadians, have exhibited great sportsmanship in these games. Not unusual for them at all. And their hospitality does improve the atmosphere for everyone.

In the true spirit of sportsmanship and hospitality, I hope the Canadian team helps the American team to win another silver medal.
 
gopher
#162
LOL! You got your wish.

Yanks were far too passive in the power play by continually playing dump-and-chase when they should have carried the puck into the zone with a trailer to take or fake a shot. An ineffective ower play is critical. And my Yanks showed tonight that they didn't have it - possibly cause the coach didn't demand it.

Oh well. We'll beat you guys in basketball or just about any other sport in the Summer games. So I'm not fretting too much. Kudos to Canada!
 

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