DipsyDoodler - (Ecce Homo)Member since September 14, 2013
Habs fan since: Larry Robinson nailed Gary Dornhoffer into the boards
Favorite current player: All of them
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur who else?
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 18:35:07)
Yes it is. I just meant it's a violent sport like hockey. The fights are crazy as someone linked to recently.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 18:28:17)
I was referring to more mainstream sports. Lacrosse is hockey with running shoes isn't it?
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 18:27:00)
Whether its criminality, climate change, or hockey violence, VH simply doesn't admit facts that challenge his emotional worldview. Here's the irony: you can only get away with that kind of cognitive style in a nanny state, where sensible people have done the thinking for you. In the kind of libertarian every man for himself paradise VH pines for he'd be eating mud.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 18:00:50)
Holy Moly - did anyone else see New England's comeback vs Cleveland?
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 17:59:54)
Freakonomics is very good, but don't forget the authors admitted that their most controversial finding ("abortion reduces criminality") was the result of a programming error. If you like it, also consider Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman and The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 17:57:39)
So I ask for examples of other sports that allow fighting and VH mentioned boxing. But does boxing allow hockey? Eh? Eh?
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 17:06:48)
VH and PJ Stock's comments are not even logical. This is why they're met with insults rather than rebuttal. Saying that the instigator rule led to Thornton ... disregarding the instigator rule by pouncing on Orpiks makes no sense. If he'd been allowed to do that he wouldn't have had to do it? It's like saying that speed limits cause speeding and if only we did away with then there would be no speeding. Or that there would be fewer addicts if we legalized heroin. The other completely bizarre statement by VH is that without fighting the NHL will become "like non-fighting leagues, wherein dirty and cheap sneaky violence replaces the open and honest man-to-man fights that used to obtain". What leagues? What sport? Rugby? NFL Football? Soccer? In what other sport does the kind of attempt to injure we see weekly in the NHL ever happen? Or if it happens, isn't punished with very severe sanctions. The only example I can think of is that Olympics water polo match between the Soviets and Czechs after the Prague uprising. You can't rebut PJ Stock. You can only roll you eyes. These guys are like climate change denialists.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 16:56:11)
Not to be a contrarian but there is less violence now in society at large than at any other time in our history. And even what happened last night is much more of an aberration now than it used to be. Hockey in the 70s and 80s was just ridiculous.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 16:33:03)
That wasn't the question.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 16:19:25)
Is it possible to habitually refer to Don Cherry by his nickname "Grapes" and not be a twat?