Nah, I agree, but as a true hockey fan, I shake my head during some of these "remember 1980" moments, or when they interview someone and that's the question they ask (like retired Russian players can't stop thinking about the Miracle On Ice; I'm sure they got over it next Olympics when they won gold again).
As a pragmatic fan, it just reminds me of the whole Rangers/1994 coverage we're always making fun of lol...
Yeah the interviews are kind of ridiculous and I agree there probably aren't any Russians that are still bummed about it, but it was such a big upset that it for us it should be bigger than the Rangers 94 Cup should be to them since every NHL team should theoretically have equal footing, so every Stanley Cup championship is equal to the prior and following one. I think the fact that the 1980 US team was a bunch of college kids that hated each other months prior taking down the best professional hockey team in the world makes it more acceptable to be brought up still today, especially when you consider that the Olympics attract mainstream people that otherwise don't care for hockey and the Miracle on Ice was a hockey moment that non-hockey fans can relate to. I think they are just trying to make the current games more compelling for those people whereas the Rangers' ongoing 94 celebration has more of a "look how good we were that time" vibe to it.
Fluky? Fluky is euphamistic, this goal was illegal. Blatantly illegal. NHL refs are really bad, the worst in any sport I'd have to say.
Hockey is also a more difficult sport to officiate. Missed calls happen, but the NHL refs are the best at what they do. There will always be missed calls, there's no way to improve the officiating, but in my opinion everything should be reviewable to make sure that missed calls can be corrected so that the outcomes of games are closer to being 100% based on what the players did and closer to 0% based on what a few people watching with the action quickly happening around them thought they saw. If this play was reviewable, it's a non-issue. Can you imagine the embarrassment that would ensue if this was an overtime goal in the Stanley Cup Finals? Everything should be reviewable.
I remember a play in the 2009 Frozen Four when a puck was shot out of play with just a few seconds left in the third and the original call was that it went off a forechecker so the faceoff was out of the zone. They weren't sure, so they were able to review it. The ref himself went into the scorer's box to watch the video, no phone calls to upstairs, no calls to Toronto, just the referee himself quickly goes in, watches the video, and makes sure he gets the right call. Turns out it was shot straight out, so they corrected it and had the faceoff in the defensive zone, and the attacking team scores right off the faceoff. That goal either tied it and they won in overtime, or that might have been the winning goal, but either way, the right team won because they were able to make sure the right call was made.
As for where Marty ranks all-time, I have my opinion. Not worth debating unless people are open to it.
Alright so then obviously your opinion is different than most on this forum. Nobody asked you where you think Marty ranks all-time, so why even bother posting this sentence other than to incite? Why do you post here when there is no shortage of Rangers forums for you? I never understood this before you left and now I really don't understand why you came back.
What do you guys think of The Trooper by Iron Maiden as a possibility? The part I have in mind starts at exactly one minute in. They can maybe edit it a little so the part that would be the crowd chant would be repeated a few more times. People can easily chant along to it and it is upbeat.
I also like the suggestion for Seven Nation Army but not that bogus electronic version posted earlier.
How is anyone complaining about this? This is what the teams and players want. It is a protection issue as the video above shows the dangers of it.
It's a non issue as far as flow. Just different at first.
Agreed, I'm surprised to see people so up in arms about this. They were using it throughout preseason and it had no effect on the speed or flow of the game. I am a little concerned with how quickly the linesmen have to make the judgment call though, maybe no-touch icing would be better as long as they could wave it off when the forward is clearly going to be the first to the puck.
I think people are over-analyzing this. I don't see how this shows an inferiority complex, it's just something people say when the Devils' offense prevails over the other team's defense. The people who think this shows an inferiority complex seem to be way too self-conscious to me. Also, it is not meant to be taken so literally regarding the score of the game. It doesn't matter what the score is, it's just something that is attached to the crowd's goal celebration whether the team is winning or losing. If you want to be literal about it, then there is never a correct context to say "you suck" since obviously nobody in the NHL sucks at hockey.
And who cares what other fans think of us? We don't want to be a$$holes in the stands starting fights and stuff, but if other fanbases are thinking of us as some low class trashy people just because we say "you suck" then that's their problem for being so uptight and serious. Nashville's fans do the same exact thing and have you ever heard anyone criticize their fanbase for it? I've never even heard anyone criticize Devils fans over this except for other Devils fans. This is not a big deal.
I'm kind of glad we're getting rid of R & R part 2 since Gary Glitter is a convicted pedophile and all.
I believe that is why it was done away with the first time, and then when something was worked out where he wouldn't be getting royalties, they brought it back. Other teams have the same goal song, but if I'm not mistaken, the Devils were the first to use it. I would hate for them to change it, I'm always against ditching traditions, plus you know that whatever they pick is not going to be good. Also, do you really want to take away a popular part of the gameday experience after the great attendance they finally had last season?
Of course Redd's is doing well, it has the vast advantage of MillerCoors' budget, marketplace clout, and distribution network! Everyone has their own tastes and all, but I am seriously confounded by your assertion that there are as many craft beers that are worse than BMC than there are better.
Also last time I was at Maloney's I don't remember any beer costing $12, you are just making things up now. The reason most drinkers don't drink craft beer isn't because it's bad like you keep implying, it's because most drinkers haven't tried it yet since people tend to stick with what they're used to and brands that they have heard of rather than trying something new.
Yes sam adams which is a billion dollar company. They sell quality products and you know what you're getting time in and time out. If you ask me their the best company around. BUT paying around 9 dollars and upward for a six pack is ridiculous. I manage a bar and liquor store, the consumers speak for themselves. For every 1 case of craft beer you'll sell about 50 cases of normal domestic and imports. Me personally i love to try the new crafts, but the average Joe isn't going to even think of spending that amount of money for a beer that's probably going to be garbage compared to a bud or rolling rock. You see people agreeing with you because you're at a bar serving craft beers lol they wouldn't be there if they didn't like the same things you do.
I don't mind spending the money, and neither do any of yous, but a lot of the times i'm 4 beers through a six pack and say to myself, welp that was nice to try but i'll never buy that again. Why, because most crafts are mediocre at best, but it's fun to discuss them and try new styles.
On that note has anyone tried innis & gunn? I'm drinking the original and i gotta say it is absolutely awesome. It's so smooth and has a little vanilla/caramel taste to it.
The sales numbers comparing craft to mass-produced swill aren't a good measure of what is better, they are just a good measure of who has the cash on hand for advertising campaigns. If Dogfish Head had advertisements constantly in your face every single day like Anheuser Busch and MillerCoors do, I guarantee they would be selling a lot more.
And I completely disagree with your sentiment that most craft beers aren't as good as Bud or Rolling Rock, sorry but that is one of the craziest things I've ever heard from someone who works in the industry. It is no secret that the beer most people drink tastes like sh!t, even the people making it know it. Just look at their commercials--they usually make very little mention of the actual beer itself and they instead try to sell you on being popular or they just try to fool you with gimmicks like different packaging or they claim that their beer is the most refreshing or coldest or they make up phrases like "frost brewed" or "triple hops brewed." If their beer was actually good, why wouldn't they tout it in their own ads? Making good beer isn't even that high of a priority, their entire business revolves around cutting corners in the recipe for the sake of mass production. For craft brewers, they know they can't rely on the mainstream, uninformed, crowd-following, buy-whatever-is-the-cheapest, believe the marketing beer drinker, so their top priority is making good beer.
Also I don't think I've ever found myself four beers deep into the same six pack in one night, probably because there are so many different craft beers out there that I like having a variety instead of drinking four of the same beer in one night.
Funny you mention Innis & Gunn, I have never had any of their beers but just the other day I picked up a four pack of their Scottish stout aged in Irish whiskey barrels and a single bottle of their original. Haven't opened one up yet, but looking forward to trying them.
I thought he was a little slower for us last season than he had been in the past, before anything happened. I just meant I don't think it was a severe injury by any stretch of the imagination. Watching him in the 2012 playoffs, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop after the season ended. So it probably is a rest thing and not the "oh no, he might need surgery" thing I thought it could be in 2012
Didn't it come out that he had sciatica from two herniated discs in his lower back? It's hard enough to walk with sciatica, forget about playing an NHL playoff game. And just because he didn't have surgery doesn't mean it wasn't a serious injury. Surgery is usually the absolute last resort when it comes to herniated discs.
His salary will be less taxed so money definitely played a part in it.
He is rich enough to buy his family plane tickets and a house here. He chose a profession that requires a lot of travel. Hell with the KHL he will be all over Eastern Europe, so how much more do you think he will see his family? I call bullsh!t on the whole " I want to be near my family" excuse.
He will probably see them a lot more considering their season consists of 30 less games.
Right now there are three shows I want to go to this summer, and two of them are on the same night.
The first one is July 22nd, a band called Dio Disciples, which is a bunch of guys that played in bands with Ronnie James Dio with singer Tim "Ripper" Owens of Judas Priest and Iced Earth playing at Mexicali Live in Teaneck. One of my coworkers is opening for them which is awesome because he grew up idolizing some of these guys.
The other bands I have to decide between are Pentagram and Black Sabbath on August 4th. Black Sabbath will obviously be more expensive but Pentagram is all the way down in Philly. Black Sabbath just came out with a new album so I'm afraid they'll be playing a lot of new stuff, but I just saw Pentagram play at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore a couple weeks ago. Going to be a tough decision.
By the way I just realized I never made a post about that Maryland Deathfest show. It is a small four-day metal festival completely organized by just two regular guys, no big concert promoter or anything. For just two normal guys they do a great job. My friend has been begging me to go with him for a couple years, but I never went until this year because it's called "Deathfest" so I figured it was all death metal, but it's not. They should call it "Maryland Metalfest." Anyway, of the bands that were there, I highly suggest to any metalhead to check out the following bands:
Pagan Altar -- older band from the UK. This was their first show in the US. These guys came out with a demo in the early 80s and then didn't release a full album until I think the late 90s for whatever reason, but they were awesome. Check out their Mythical and Magical album.
Manilla Road -- another old school metal band that for some reason never got big. Check out their Crystal Logic album, you can find the entire album on YouTube.
Sleep -- slow doom/stoner metal band from the 90s. Check out Holy Mountain.
Pentagram -- Sabbath-style metal that also for some reason never made it big. Check out Relentless.
Also some other bands I saw that I didn't like as much as them but are also worth checking out if you're looking to find new bands are Sacred Reich (Check out The American Way), Midnight (Check out Satanic Royalty), and Venom (check out Black Metal).