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#1 BigRedMachine

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

Here's the article from the Globe:

http://www.theglobea...article7276132/

Thoughts?
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#2 Jägermeister

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

It's a pretty stupid article, but I forgive you for posting it.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

I registered and commented "I forgive you for writing that article. Go Canucks Go!"
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

I registered and commented "I forgive you for writing that article. Go Canucks Go!"


I was about to write the exact same thing but couldn't be bothered jumping through the hoops of registering! :lol:
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

My children have not won a Nobel Prize yet, but I'm still a fan of their science fair projects.

(I don't actually have children, but the point stands.)

Clearly this article was not written by a hockey fan (admittedly).
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

I always wondered if stupidity was genetic, now I no longer wonder, they should simply be fired.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

I stopped reading after the article said he doesn't even like hockey
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

"But even as a casual observer, I am at a loss to explain the unwavering devotion to a team that, in four decades of play, has failed to win a Stanley Cup."

Right, because if your team doesn't win the cup your supposed to pick a new team to cheer for?
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

sounds like he got cut from his first hockey team and could never forgive... what a dingus!!!
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

it's a funny comparison, one which i think is derived more from hard feelings about the waldorf, than it is about the canucks.

the juxtaposition here is that during the lockout most fans seemed to express a real sense of frustration. it seemed difficult to find many who remained supportive of the leagues bargaining process while hoards tripped over themselves, frothing at the mouth, to disparage it. "boycott" "done with the nhl" "don't care anymore" "none of my money" were pretty common sights and sounds. now that the league is back, that stance is hardly visible, overshadowed by excitement for the games ahead.

lets contrast that with the situation at the waldorf. the place brought in great, and i really mean great, up and coming acts from all over. tickets were reasonable, we'll even call them cheap, and likewise with the drinks on the inside. the place was often pretty empty. now that it's closing down everyone and their dog is wearing a black armband.

so, after working this out in type, he's actually slagging us, over pretty ambiguous unrelated consumer habits.
weak premise.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

I am a fan of hockey, not of cups or prizes. Have been since Stan Smyl was a rookie. I sometimes go to 5 or 6 games a year, some years no games depending on financial commitments. A fan of all hockey teams that play but of course the Canucks are the team i follow closely. I can see the writer does not think the same way!!
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#12 Common sense

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

Stephen Quinn is nothing more than a CBC hack who fails to grasp the fact that all Canadian teams will have fans coming back in droves. It's only because he lives in a land of pixie-dust that he can criticize the Canucks while failing to grasp that Montreal fans are just as willing to come back (he even says that the FB fan page is made up of >1/2 of Habs fans)
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

I remained a huge fan of public transit, the day after the strike was over too...gosh, i am so naive.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

So basically Steven Quinn is a bandwagoner.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

Forgiveness is the best.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

As soon as I read "I don't much care for hockey" I was done with that article. Why would a journalist/coloumist who doesn't follow or no anything about hockey write an article on it?
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

Globe and Mail getting hard up for guest columnists I guess <_<
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

"But even as a casual observer, I am at a loss to explain the unwavering devotion to a team that, in four decades of play, has failed to win a Stanley Cup."

Right, because if your team doesn't win the cup your supposed to pick a new team to cheer for?

lol so true.

I guess the only exception is Toronto, where you're allowed to lose for 45 years and are still allowed to have unwavering devotion to their team.

Edited by Forsy, 16 January 2013 - 05:48 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

"But even as a casual observer, I am at a loss to explain the unwavering devotion to a team that, in four decades of play, has failed to win a Stanley Cup."

Right, because if your team doesn't win the cup your supposed to pick a new team to cheer for?


Haha because hockey is awsome...why else?
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Haha because hockey is awsome...why else?


Ive been to several games where we lost...but on the drive home look to my friend and say "damn..that was a good game"
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

As much as we mock him for some of the things he said... he still said some things that are facts.
As a whole, this fanbase will flock back faster than probably anywhere else outside of Toronto & Montreal maybe to cheer on the team despite the fact our owners will essentially give us jack squat for incentives to win us back.

I did quite like his jab at how the Canucks continually lie about their "sellout streak".

I have seen far better, and far worse articles about Canucks fans unwavering support for a continual non-performer.
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