...randomness surrounding Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, and other great indie rock bands; a quasi objective look at "my" sporting teams; the random horror film; plus other crap as we see fit...all with a Pittsburgh based feel.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hockey Objectivity

Hockey fans have a weird way of looking at things. Depending on which side of the fence you're on, the same player or incident may entice two exactly opposite opinions. Admittedly, as much as we try to be objective, we often look at things through the Black & Gold glasses. Our enemies do the same.

Flyers fans, for instance, can be very creative and clever by calling our best player Cindy Crysbaby. Their chants of "Crosby Sucks" is even more proof that they're some of the most intelligent and witty fans in the NHL. Pens fans, on the other hand, may point out how Peter Laviolette is a smug turd who throws hissy fits when things don't go his way.

It's funny how one side sees something as passion, while the other side sees someone as "losing their cool." For instance... Daniel Alfredsson showed a lot "passion" last night according to what we heard...


Claude Giroux, after losing Game 5 in Pittsburgh...

Such "passion" from the newest "Greatest Player in the World." Curious what the reaction would have been if that were Sidney...I mean Cindy Crosby.

Home town announcers usually have a bias, as well. Perhaps not as hard core as the fans and the bloggers, but they still view things from a home town perspective. Doesn't really bother me...I just label it as "passion." However, this douche nozzle from Phoenix took home town bias to an INSANELY NEW LEVEL...


Phoenix moron / commentator Tyson Nash describes the Torres on Hossa assault: “as clean of a hit as you are going to get.” He follows that up after watching the slo-mo, defending his stance as "left shoulder right into the jaw" and "EXPLODES thru the hit" before saying "I don't have a problem (with that hit)."


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