Apr 12th 2010 9:08PM Let me guess, a Leno fan? And you're not a big fan of dumbing down America? What do you call his Jay Walking skit? Or what about the fact that he has people like the Kardashians or people from the Jersey Show on his show? If it wasn't for stupid people, Leno wouldn't have a show.
Mar 2nd 2010 5:29PM Hey bax, maybe you should use that "hour hour" to double check your own post. If you're going to correct someone's grammar, at least make sure you check your own.
Mar 2nd 2010 3:15AM It's not that they're not proud of their accomplishments, but it's a hard pill to swallow. What you fail to understand is that, in hockey, the gold medal is won, the bronze medal is won, but the silver medal means you lost. It is the only medal in the Olympic games that is bitter-sweet to have because it means you "won" it by losing your game. I take that back, curling is also like that, but who gives a rat's @ss about curling?
Mar 2nd 2010 2:44AM All that adult supervision and not one of them had an ounce of intelligence to realize how classless this all was? I see it's the trickle down effect with role models in Canada. I can't wait to see how ill-mannered the 2014 team will be. They'll probably drink before the games...under adult supervision, of course.
Mar 2nd 2010 2:35AM You played hockey for 35 years? In that 35 years, how many times did you celebrate by drinking on the ice? If you really played hockey for that long you should know, better than anyone, that you save the drinking for the locker room or somewhere else, not on the ice.
Mar 2nd 2010 2:26AM And where do you blow off that steam? In your office cubicle? No. You leave work and go out. This is their job. The ice is their office. You don't see any other Olympic gold medal athletes carrying on this way, do you? What makes their win more important that they get to disrespect the sport? Did the gold medal bobsledders stay after to party on the track? No. Did the gold medal curlers stay after and party it up on the ice? No. I'm not saying they can't celebrate, just show some class and do it somewhere else.
Mar 2nd 2010 2:13AM "How many times have MALE sports teams behaved similarly and no one made a peep?" Can you name one time a MALE team has behaved like this on the field or on the ice? No you can't because it doesn't happen. Celebrating with alcohol takes place in the locker rooms, where it belongs. This is Team Canada's 3rd consecutive gold medal. What are they getting all excited about? The 1980 "Miracle Team" really accomplished something in defeating the much more powerful Russian professional team and then went on to win the gold. It is regarded as the single greatest moment in all of sports and they didn't act like that. And stop trying to make this a gender issue because that has absolutely nothing to do with it. It has only to do with a complete lack of class on their part.
Mar 2nd 2010 1:44AM People, it's not the fact that they drank. If it is to some people, that's pretty lame. You're expected to celebrate after a victory. I think the issue is with the manner in which they celebrated ....on the ice. Name another time, in all of sports, that you saw athletes drinking on the field or ice after a victory. It doesn't happen because it shouldn't happen. The locker room is where they always celebrate, not on the field, not on the ice. It's not the end of the world what they did, but it was wrong.
Mar 2nd 2010 1:28AM I'm not trying to take away anyone's right to celebrate a gold medal victory, but I do have a problem with how they celebrated. I don't care what sport it is, whether it is a male or female athletes, that type of celebrating is never done on the ice, field, etc... You don't see or hear of hockey players drinking on the ice after they win the Stanley Cup. You don't see or hear baseball players drinking on the field after they win the World Series. You don't see or hear football players drinking on the field after they win the Super Bowl. The same with basketball, soccer, car racing,...anything. So why is it not out of line for the Canadian women to act like this? That type of celebrating is reserved for the locker room, behind closed doors, the way it has always been done. And don't say that it was after everyone left because that's obviously wrong. There were people there because the story was leaked out shortly after it happened, complete with the pictures to prove it. Congrats on the victory, but next time, do your celebrating in the locker room or in the Olympic village.
Mar 1st 2010 4:26AM Excuse me GirlieGirl, but I believe you've just shown us all how truly ignorant you are. You seem to be defending the gay communty's "right" to marriage and yet, you start off your post by insulting Garry by calling him "Gayry". How can you sit there and defend gay people when, you yourself, view "gay" as being negative and insulting?You are a hypocrit. Not only that, but you claim that just because some of these people have an opinion that difers from yours, that they're probably racist as well? Well, that just makes you look even more ignorant. You expect people to respect your views and opinions, yet you refuse the same courtesy to others. You demand tolerance from people, yet you offer no tolerance in return. You tell people not to judge, yet you sit there and accuse people of being homophobic and racist. I'm not gay, but if I was, you'd be the last person I want defending me in a forum. Why don't you take a little time and do some soul searching to see what you really are. I'm done with you.