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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Doctor X » Thu May 15, 2014 8:34 am

Very simple: do not play your game.

All "fan hate" aside, Montreal is not a bad team. Boston should not have had to play them, but the weird ass "we wants rivals" schedules deemed it so. Fan Boys were complaining that Boston, with the best record, should have played Tampa then the Rangers.

That being written, it means Boston would have played them or the Penguins for the finals--based on the erroneous assumption that Pit are ALSO not complete choke artists. Anyways, Boston was sloppy, and once Montreal had a lead they could dictate the game. There is also a dichotomy of older players and younger players on Boston. The older ones looked slow and the younger ones made some bad mistakes--like the first goal. Tukka also did not play to his potential. This will have all of the "Timmy TOMAAAAS" fans excoriating him whilst forgetting his shut-out and the fact he does not, usually, score goals. Only scoring one goal at home? FAIL.

And . . . yes . . . I deem it a "choke." They "choked" Game One and I felt that just may bite them in the ass. It did.

Nevertheless, I was/am not certain Boston could beat Chicago or LA in a seven game series, even with "home ice." At this level, of course, "anything can happen," but the team playing best tends to win. Far More Understanding will talk about "match-ups" and all of that and how Montreal "matches up" against Boston and all of that crap. Bottom line remains execution. Boston failed to execute in Game One, most of Game Two, All of Game Six, and certainly Game Seven. That is four games. Hard to win a seven game series when you do not bother to show up for four of them.

I expect Montreal to beat New York--but then I expected Pitts to beat New York so there you go. I expect whomever comes out of the West to beat either Montreal or the Rangers . . .

. . .

. . . unless they let Montreal/Rangers dictate the game.

As I explained to a Mad Fan for another team, the whole point of these things is no matter what Your Team--"We"--cannot win every year. Not since the Celtics in the 60s. So your team will lose. The further they get, the harder is the loss. But you always want them to "go further." It is the nature of sports: learning how to lose. This is something I explained to a Pats fan. "If . . . blah . . . blah . . . not injured . . . refs . . . Obama" the Pats had home field or otherwise beat Denver they were going to . . . beat Seattle? With Seattle's defense? Really? So, congratulations, you have lost another Super Bowl and probably decisively. Reporters were licking Peyton's dick as "the Bestest QB EVAH" for about a week until that game. Brady is probably relieved he lost the AFC Championship to avoid getting assraped in a Superbowl. He can at least try to blame his defenses--"I left the field with the lead!" Peyton? Now embarrassed in not one but two Superbowls and the only one he won was because Bill Belicheck forgot that Tom has to actually throw the ball to someone who can, like, catch it, and the NFC was required to show up, so the NFC picked the team with the drunkest and emotionally fragile QB since, well, Tony Eason.

But I digress. . . .

So, if the Bruins played like they played for nearly the entire series against Montreal? Sorry, Chicago/Anaheim/LA rapes them then makes their wives/girlfriends/Moms finish.

Why it is so interesting. Unlike the NBA where even it if GETS interesting you can count on the refs to make sure the "right" team wins.

But that is fandom: It is recognizing you really have no say in the matter and for the chance to win, you will lose far more. You may recall from the "It is Getting Interesting" MLB thread I reference a Pirates fan who wrote me utterly excited they were up 2 games to nothing in the Division series. I had to remind him that, no, "the other team" winning three straight is not at all uncommon. He was devastated. Though would he then have been less devastated when they lost in the NLCS? Part of the price of being a fan. You know you will lose. Which means if you are an asshole who thinks the laundry you worship makes you "better" than someone else, you cannot start crying when another asshole who worships the laundry who beat your laundry reminds you that your laundry failed.

It is not creating a thread to celebrate "counting OUR victories" then flee when your team fails.

At home.

Shut out.

Then burn down your city.

So much that your entire country starts apologizing for you.

And America has to recall that you are not a county in Washington.

And hearing the lamentation of your women.

In the rain.

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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby izittrue » Thu May 15, 2014 3:21 pm

I really thought the Wild outplayed the Hawks but somehow they won. Lucky puck bounces. Terrible officiating. Seemed in favor of Minnesota. But I could be biased.
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Doctor X » Mon May 19, 2014 5:52 am

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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby izittrue » Mon May 19, 2014 1:35 pm

Go Hawks.
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Grammatron » Mon May 19, 2014 5:36 pm

izittrue wrote:Go Hawks.


Yes, Hawks should Go...on vacation early. They probably would like to golf on Memorial day weekend.
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby izittrue » Mon May 19, 2014 8:17 pm

I don't think the Kings will allow that.
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Grammatron » Mon May 19, 2014 9:12 pm

izittrue wrote:I don't think the Kings will allow that.


All Chicago has to do is concede.
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby izittrue » Mon May 19, 2014 11:44 pm

Who knows Being a lifelong Chicago sports fan I am used to disappointment.
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Grammatron » Tue May 20, 2014 12:12 am

izittrue wrote:Who knows Being a lifelong Chicago sports fan I am used to disappointment.


Could be worse, you could be a Cubs fan.
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Doctor X » Tue May 20, 2014 3:37 am

Anyone can have a bad century.

Meanwhile:

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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby izittrue » Tue May 20, 2014 9:43 am

I am a Cubs fan. Wait till next century.
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Grammatron » Tue May 20, 2014 5:01 pm

izittrue wrote:I am a Cubs fan. Wait till next century.

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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Doctor X » Thu May 22, 2014 2:29 am

I can hook you up with someone who sells tighty-whities wholesale, Gram.

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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Grammatron » Thu May 22, 2014 6:41 am

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--J.D.


After the last two series I've gone directly to the manufacturer. :HairRaising:
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Doctor X » Thu May 22, 2014 6:52 am

:D

Good game. I had to, literally, leave to synthesize dinner when it was 2-1 Chicago and returned to find it 3-2 LA. Missed the best part Image

The rest of the goals were partly due to desperation.

Should be a good series.

Meanwhile the Canadian Diving Team is complaining about the referees. . . . :hyper:

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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Doctor X » Sun May 25, 2014 3:02 am

Izi---> Image <---Moi

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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby izittrue » Sun May 25, 2014 11:35 pm

I concede. Hawks are done. LA is clearly playing better.
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby izittrue » Sun May 25, 2014 11:36 pm

Doctor X wrote:Izi---> Image <---Moi

--J.D.

Thanks I needed that:) :)
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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Doctor X » Mon May 26, 2014 4:30 am

Moi: ---> :De_Bunk: <--- Canadian Scum

Hopefully I will soon be able to root against New York :hyper:

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Re: 1 Down, 15 to go

Postby Doctor X » Mon May 26, 2014 8:35 am

izittrue wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Izi---> Image <---Moi

Thanks I needed that:) :)


A RIVER to My People! Image

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
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