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  1. I wouldn't be too concerned. America West, Northwest, Continental, TWA and Air Tran among others have all been swallowed up, yet we are still historically paying the lowest fares at this moment when you factor in inflation. With the likes of Allegiant, Southwest, and Spirit down in the states able to operate on low margins and able to lower their operating costs the bigger airlines have had to follow suit and will continue to do so.
  2. The Lions didn't pick up the contract option on Fairley, so it looks like he is also off to free agency.
  3. I'm a life long Lions fan, and was probably one of the worst calls I have ever seen. That being said, it was the Lions that could only manage one measly field goal in the 2nd half. They had many opportunities to close out this game but couldn't make it happen. Some bad penalties in the 4th quarter also did them in. Romo, overall, had a pretty mediocre game and the Lions didn't have that killer instinct. That terrible officiating decision didn't help any, but at the end of the day the Lions pissed away what should have been a win.
  4. I would really like to see what it is that makes these kids coming out of university and college think that the world will be handed to them on a silver platter. Not too long ago I was looking to hire someone in a sales position and interviewed a guy fresh out of school who sounded almost exactly like the OP. He figured he was owed $70,000 a year plus commission. I asked if he was joking and asked to explain why I should pay an unproven graduate that much. One of his reasons was he said he spoke fluent Afrikaans. Great, you speak a language in a market I have absolutely zero interest in. My HR lady and I literally laughed him out of the door. The sad thing is there are many recent graduates I have talked to who are not far off. I never went to university, so I don't know what it is that is giving all these students such unrealistic expectations. No wonder so many of them get depressed.
  5. You are not arguing my original point with me. I'm not arguing blanket PED use in the NHL with you because I'm sure some players are getting away with it. But I still find it hard to believe that the NHL themselves are interfering with the playoffs and regular season standings to get some predetermined result to allow some teams to do better than what they should have. If the NHL hasn't learned anything from baseball turning a blind eye to PED's than they deserve what's coming to them. But can you imagine the fall out that would happen if it was discovered that the NHL was knowingly letting some teams get away with it and not others to form some sort of agenda?
  6. I will also respectfully disagree until you can back up your "evidence" a little more.
  7. There are no so called 'chosen' teams that are allowed to provide any such thing to players. Not all teams are going to benefit from what you believe is happening, and if any of those other teams had even a shred of inclination of this was going on the lawyers would be swarming in New York in a pretty timely manner. The league will not risk lawsuits to favour any player or team in any way. Would it be in the league's best interest if certain teams were more successful? Of course but from a business perspective I can't see them interfering with the standings, way too risky.
  8. I told you, the PED issue is different than completely determining and controlling the outcome of your playoffs, not even a close comparison. But I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt. You are emotionally invested in a team that has continuously has failed to live up to high expectations for a very long time. For that reason you are thinking emotionally rather than logically. The league is not rigged to the degree you want to believe. The risks for the NHL far exceed the benefits. The Canucks are perennial losers and that's the fact of the matter. Hopefully for your sake soon the Canucks can win the cup so you can give your head a bit of a shake and realize how comical you theories are.
  9. Well, the PED issue finally did come out into the general public, but you can't even compare that. Like you said it was the MLB turning a blind eye, it wasn't them completely changing the outcome of the entire league themselves like you seem to think the NHL is doing. Completely different situations.
  10. I think a lack of a Stanley Cup is starting to scramble some people's brains. Can you imagine the logistics of trying to rig the entire league to pick and choose a winner ahead of time? The amount of people that would have to be involved and have everything fall in place to achieve something at this level is near impossible, not to mention that the staggering amount of people involved would somehow have to keep their mouths shut. I can't see the NHL risking multiple fraud charges and class action lawsuits to screw over Canadian teams from winning the Stanley Cup.
  11. I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy. When this happens in another city, posters on CDC are the first to point the finger and accuse other fans for their lack of class. But when it happens here the acts are somehow defended and justified.
  12. It's people like you who are probably the first to make a stink when this sort of thing happens to a Canuck after an away game. Canucks fans are always complaining about the lack of class other fans have, but yet another example of how fans in Vancouver are the the ones with the least class. Keep it up Canucks fans
  13. Why is people in this country think that the USA has some ulterior motive on the most trivial things? Take things for what they're worth and stop looking for excuses rag on the Americans.