Idoit40fans wrote:While I don't care if others boo Hossa, I won't be. I failed to read the article, though if its about whether or not you should boo Hossa, it has to be rather idiotic.
Senka wrote:Idoit40fans wrote:While I don't care if others boo Hossa, I won't be. I failed to read the article, though if its about whether or not you should boo Hossa, it has to be rather idiotic.
Ill boo him when they announce him and such, but not everytime he touches the puck. He helped us win, and he wants a cup. Malone -- i dont blame him for leaving. He was at a peak in his career to get more money, but Hossa just held his decision, when he knew all along he wanted DET. that forced us to wait and miss big offers to other players. He went out sour, and i dont respect that.
HomerPenguin wrote:Is there anything more toolish than the sports columnist who complains about fans booing this or that player? They're paying customers. It's not as if they're throwing hot pennies on the ice; they're booing a guy who makes millions of dollars a year to be popular in one of thirty NHL cities and to be hated in the other 29. Bob Smizik, meanwhile, is a low-rent media hack, which puts him somewhere below "ticket scalper" and slightly above "sticky spilled beer residue" on the scale of sports evolutionary development.
A team's fans booing a particular player, whether "justified" or not, is such a minor non-issue that it's not even worth talking about in the context of pro sports. When a yutz like Bob Smizik writes about it as though it were the equivalent of committing a multiple homicide, that's all the more pathetic.
meecrofilm wrote:vjx67 wrote:mark madden > bob smizik
Wow. The fact that that's actually true.... sad day in smizikland (The Land of the Jokes).
bill from turtle creek wrote:Smizik's a bit of an old fart, but he's completely correct. I can't believe that anybody would argue with his premise.
imau2fan wrote:bill from turtle creek wrote:Smizik's a bit of an old fart, but he's completely correct. I can't believe that anybody would argue with his premise.
I'm not questioning the logic, as much as the importance. Okay, so the fans should be booing Littlefield and the Nuttings instead of Ramirez...........very true. And very unworthy of devoting an entire column to.
Although.......news flash, Bob. Hossa's contract is in part about the money. Why do you think he only signed a one-year deal? So he could go to the well again next summer, while still in his prime, with hopefully a Cup in tow, and then hopefully get another Edmonton-like offer from instead a non-Edmonton-sized market. He's looking to have his cake and eat it too. At least that's my read on the situation.