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Post by eselle28 on Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:22 pm

I normally care about as much for baseball as Mikey, but this incident strikes me as being particularly unkind to the player on the part of almost everyone else, from management to fans to the media choosing punny titles about no crying in baseball.
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Post by The Wisp on Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:02 pm

Yeah, that was terrible. I will say, though, the fans at the stadium that day and the next were nothing but supportive of him. He received multiple standing ovations from the crowd today.

And, he hit a walk off homerun today.
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Post by bomaye on Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:05 pm

Being traded can be very traumatic and de-humanizing for athletes :/
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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:20 am

eselle28 wrote:I normally care about as much for baseball as Mikey, but this incident strikes me as being particularly unkind to the player on the part of almost everyone else, from management to fans to the media choosing punny titles about no crying in baseball.

I thought the Mets management and coaches were pissed... because nobody on the team knew anything about any trades. (I think, usually tune out during the sportscast at work).

bomaye wrote:Being traded can be very traumatic and de-humanizing for athletes :/

Unfortunately, that's just the nature of the business. :/ But a lot of these guys know that they'll only be playing for a set amount of seasons or if they signed a deal with a trade clause or something. Still sucks when your favorite player gets traded, but again it happens.

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Post by WJMorris3 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:38 am

Dear one of my fellow Union fans.

Yes, the assistant referee made a bad call and it cost the Union the tying goal tonight.

But doxxing him on Twitter, and hiding behind the line that it's "publicly available information"? Not cool. Don't cross the line.

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Post by bomaye on Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:43 am

>Whitecaps up 3-1
>Whitecaps lose 4-3

God DAMN Sad
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Post by The Wisp on Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:12 pm

I really hate the obsessive love that American team sports have for the military. It's so tacky and overdone.

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Post by WJMorris3 on Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:51 am

I hate losing to Mexico.

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Post by Guest on Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:46 am

WJMorris3 wrote:I hate losing to Mexico.

-ahem-

I was watching that game in LA last night about 30 minutes away from Pasadena. Sooo many illegal fireworks from neighboring hoods. And TBH I think female rugby players are way tougher than any male soccer players. "Bloody nose? WTF is that?"

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Post by WJMorris3 on Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:23 pm

The Mikey wrote:
WJMorris3 wrote:I hate losing to Mexico.

-ahem-

I was watching that game in LA last night about 30 minutes away from Pasadena. Sooo many illegal fireworks from neighboring hoods. And TBH I think female rugby players are way tougher than any male soccer players. "Bloody nose? WTF is that?"
I'd argue that the women soccer players are tougher than the men. As a whole, women soccer players don't flop.

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Post by bomaye on Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:58 pm

>Seahawks

Yikes
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Post by WJMorris3 on Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:05 am

bomaye wrote:>Seahawks

Yikes
And to think, if the refs get it right last Monday night, we're probably talking four blown lead by the Seahawks.

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Post by bomaye on Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:32 am

They sleepwalk through entire halves and have enough talent to still hang around
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Post by WJMorris3 on Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:34 am

OK, so why is it that if an NFL player gets accused of a hit and run he's suspended indefinitely but an NHL player gets accused of rape and all of a sudden it's "innocent until proven guilty" and "let him play"? Really?

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Post by bomaye on Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:25 am

Yep, for multiple reasons

1) Star player, so there's big money at stake
2) He plays for an American team. Even if it is in Chicago, it's still the NHL in America, there's not going to be as much recognition as an NFL or College Football player
3) The NHL and hockey players in general get a loooot leeway with sports media because they've traditionally been the easiest pro athletes to deal with.

Shit sucks.
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Post by eselle28 on Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:45 am

bomaye wrote:
2) He plays for an American team. Even if it is in Chicago, it's still the NHL in America, there's not going to be as much recognition as an NFL or College Football player

That's kind of what I was assuming. Hockey seems to have a lot fewer fair weather or casual fans in the US than the NFL does, and I can imagine a core group of people who really love the sport being more inclined to defend the player than a broader group of people that includes people who only watch an occasional game would.

bomaye wrote:3) The NHL and hockey players in general get a loooot leeway with sports media because they've traditionally been the easiest pro athletes to deal with.

I didn't know that. Interesting.

I'm wondering if there might also be a racial element to all of this, at least in terms of public reception if not in terms of reporting bias?
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Post by WJMorris3 on Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:00 am

I'm still debating the merits of our local fans booing Patrick Kane every time he touched the puck, and chanting "She said no!" at him.

On the one hand, shaming the (alleged) rapist but at the same time, it seems to be marginalizing the victim.

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Post by bomaye on Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:00 am

eselle28 wrote:
I'm wondering if there might also be a racial element to all of this, at least in terms of public reception if not in terms of reporting bias?

It's hard to say. It IS an extremely white league and an extremely white sport, and also a low-key sport and not a ratings driver for reporting. It could be a perfect storm for slipping under the American radar when it comes to things like that.

WJMorris3 wrote:I'm still debating the merits of our local fans booing Patrick Kane every time he touched the puck, and chanting "She said no!" at him.

Whatever the reality of the actual situation, Patrick Kane has been a Grade-A douchebag for years (personally it's between him and Corey Perry for the players I hate the most, and Perry is just mostly for his skill in being annoying as fuck on the ice) it wouldn't take much for people who hate him and the recent success of the Blackhawks to use this as ammunition against him without regard for the alleged victim :/
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Post by Enail on Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:08 pm

Is it wrong of me to use this thread to complain about the Jays making it in to the next stage? Uh-oh The news is now literally 50% Jays-related, including at least 10 minutes of talking to random fans.
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Post by WJMorris3 on Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:09 pm

Enail wrote:Is it wrong of me to use this thread to complain about the Jays making it in to the next stage? Uh-oh The news is now literally 50% Jays-related, including at least 10 minutes of talking to random fans.
In the words of many Canadians, I'm sorry.

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Post by bomaye on Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:20 pm

Dat bat flip, tho
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Post by Enail on Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:25 pm

We need a death glare smiley.
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Post by WJMorris3 on Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:08 am

Kind of a crossover.

It's terribly amusing that the Cubs, of all teams, got knocked out of the postseason on Back to the Future Day.

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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:40 pm

Fuck it, bye Chargers. You're making this too easy for yourselves. You're now 2 - 5 and any chance you had at this being "Our Season" has gone down the shitter. Fuck it, go to LA, we want Comic-Con over you anyway. :grrr:

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Post by WJMorris3 on Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:47 pm

New York City FC is not my team.

But darn it, Sheik Mansour, you can't buy MLS titles like you can EPL titles. Firing Jason Kreis was not a good idea.

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