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Beezer34

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In Topic: Interesting Happenings down south

22 May 2015 - 10:10 AM

I appreciate Lou for his nearly 30 years in the GM chair for the Devils. He has brought us 3 cups, 5 EC championships and tons of other awards and I don't think anyone will even try to take that away from him. It's just time to move on and try something else.


Bingo. No one's questioning Lou’s resume on-ice. We're specifically talking about his off-ice commandments, and how the: Doctrine According to Lou became long in the tooth. It's one thing for a team to have ethics and ideals, however - it's quite another when your ideology jettisons fan enthusiasm.. and like it or not, that's what MANY of Lamoriello's “principals” did, for nearly 30 years. Maybe all the glitz of a Bobble Head Night meant nothing to Lou. Or fans being welcomed into the pavilion to watch their favorite players practice. Or the ballyhoo of having a 3rd jersey. It stands to reason that people will have differencing opinions. I understand that. You know who else could care less when it comes to an alternate jersey? --my Father. But Dad is a 67 year old man.. and THAT'S exactly how Lamoriello markets this team. He promotes it as if the majority of Devil supporters, are zealot aficionados in their 50's & 60's. To those enthusiasts who don't want a 3rd jersey, I have an easy solution…. don't buy one! Simple as. But the vast majority of the fanbase shouldn't have to suffer as a result of the minorities opinion(s).

Thankfully, it appears that Scott O’Neil and Hugh Weber are fully onboard with the paradigm shift that needs to transpire, in regards to retail and marketing this team appropriately.. and are taking the necessary steps towards that direction.

In Topic: Interesting Happenings down south

22 May 2015 - 09:17 AM

What about the cartoony River Rats jerseys in the 90's? Lou personally vetoed the black version of the Albany jerseys that they were going to wear as well as the 10th anniversary jersey in 2002-03 season where the main logo was an X and instead they used a small patch.

 

This is exactly one of the main reasons why many fans are welcoming a change when it comes to Lou. The axiom against marketing campaigns, and promotional revenue may've worked in 1992. It doesn't fly anymore with annual fiscal figures for a business in 2015.

In Topic: NFL Off Season 2015 - Coaches, Caps, and Combines OH MY!

20 May 2015 - 08:29 AM

Interesting how the Wells Report on Page 23 literally reads that the Patriots were completely cooperative but they "lied and obstructed" an investigation.  Meanwhile the 49ers owner in the 80's Eddie DiBartilo served jail time for the "creative accounting" he performed not only with the 49ers but with his real estate business.

Imagine Joe Namath's off-field life, and the 1970's Raiders & Steelers shenanigans

 

..so the basis of your counterargument here is: Hey, let's go back 40 years ago into the 70's & 80's when worse sh!t happened all the time! While we're at it, let's reminisce when you could smoke in a restaurant next to an infant.. same-sex-marriages were considered nefarious.. and slavery was a thing.

The Pats snuck footballs in the bathroom to fvck with.. released a thesis on what the real definition of "deflate" really means.. and disseminated a separate website in how atmospheric pressure\climate and permutations in mass can effect the Pats balls but not the Colts.. --and you think this is media induced?

 

Let's go back to the real world, where: deflate means deflate.. and 2 wrongs DON'T make a right. :thumbsup:

In Topic: NFL Off Season 2015 - Coaches, Caps, and Combines OH MY!

19 May 2015 - 09:45 PM

http://www.slate.com...ver.single.html
Great read.


Perfect.

In Topic: NFL Off Season 2015 - Coaches, Caps, and Combines OH MY!

19 May 2015 - 04:19 PM

The fact that Brady won't be able to walk into a restaurant or a mall or a movie theatre outside of New England for the rest of his life without everyone wanting to scream 'CHEATER'! at him is good enough for me.

 

http://nesn.com/2015...-red-sox-video/

 

"BRAY-DEE, CHEAT--ED  **clap, clap, clap-clap-clap!"

 

..to hear that from opposing fans, every.. single.. time.. the pats have an offensive play? How sweet is THAT going to be this season? :thumbsup: