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Comment from: marc [Visitor] Email
"To enjoy hockey, you have to dumber than a box of rocks or been raised dumb in this aspect"

Nice sentence...you haven't a clue. Just another writer bashing a sport they know nothing about.
2008-06-10 @ 17:47
Comment from: marc [Visitor] Email
oh...and grow some hair fivehead
2008-06-10 @ 17:50
Comment from: Big Head [Visitor] Email
The NHL was only 6 teams when I first started watching. I knew every player, followed every intense rivalry, and would do anything to get a Maple Leafs ticket. Then, years later, Gary Bettman arrived.

I went to one game this year.. Chicago against the L.A. Kings. I left before the end of the second period. Now I spend my money seeing the L.A. Lakers, and until moving here I never even liked basketball.

It facinates me how the NHL has so successfully sucked the life out of hockey. In 1972 the entire country of Canada was riveted to the Team Canada vs. USSR series. Contrast that with the average Anaheim versus Nashville game and you'll soon understand why Bettman is a misanthrope.
2008-06-10 @ 19:00
Comment from: liberty [Visitor] Email
Hockey would be great if they got rid of the goalie. Games of-who knows- 42 to 37? Same with the soccer teams.
2008-06-10 @ 19:10
Comment from: John Johnson [Visitor] Email
Gosh, you're ever so funny! And original, too! You won't be "cowing" to the hockey lobby? Dude, you're courageous, too. Forget those reporters in Iraq; I mean, you're covering golf, man. We salute.
2008-06-10 @ 19:21
Comment from: randy [Visitor]
hockey is great, but not everyone likes it, but then not everyone likes golf. even if mike weir is leading. i do like golf too.
2008-06-10 @ 19:34
Comment from: Proud Canuck [Visitor] Email
What's throwing you off? Is it the speed of the game, the teeth rattling hits, or the fact that it's all done on ice?

...Or maybe you're just afraid of the frozen solid rubber puck speeding towards you at 100MPH.

Fore!
2008-06-10 @ 19:52
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Visitor] Email
Looks like I just got owned, lol. Guess it's time to get a job and a girlfriend (not crossing my fingers on the 2nd one though lol).
2008-06-10 @ 19:57
Comment from: Eric Jones [Visitor] Email
I'm with you Chris. Hitting a stationary ball with no time limit or outside pressure requires all the athletic ability in the world. Unlike fatass sports that require skating, running, throwing, jumping, lifting, pushing...
2008-06-10 @ 20:05
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
Every sport has its peaks and valleys. The NHL is on the rise, the NBA is on the verge of a meltdown after this ref garbage that we all saw coming.

It will be interesting to see how golf does after the Tiger era, there could be a few lean years then, too.

Hey Chris, you wanna work on that Iraq FAM or should I??
2008-06-10 @ 20:16
Comment from: Cam [Visitor] Email
From my time working at a Golf and Country Club, I've come to realize that golf is the only sport in which drinking is encouraged during play. For the average American, golf looks something like this:

1) Swing your club.
2) Drink a beer.
3) Swing your club.
4) Curse
6) Throw that Club.
7) Drink a beer.
8) Sink your final putt.
9) Buy the guys a round of beer at the clubhouse.

Gee...THIS "sport" indeed is too sophisticated for those "dumb" hockey players, who actually need an iota of skill to play. Being an overweight alcoholic (*ahem* Daly *ahem*) in the sport of hockey just wouldn't work.

Oh - and if you asked what most NHL'ers do in the offseason, they would tell you that they golf. So, I guess that means any "moron" can golf.
2008-06-10 @ 22:08
Comment from: idov [Visitor] Email
I'm a hockey guy, but I'm also a sports fan, in the true Olympic spirit. The NBA may have a larger TV audience, although if you count the US, Canada, and Europe, it doesn't, but this year I found it unwatchable. I usually pick up the NBA playoffs towards the finals. I watched one game this year. Brent Barry gets karate chopped and with the game on the line, the referee looks the other way. I've seen better officiating in the WWE and everyone knows that's fake. Now we find out that a 2002 series might have been fixed. Everyone chooses their favorite sport, there's no accounting for taste, but I see no reason to knock a sport you don't like and add to that an insult, calling many of their fans, "cursed Canadians." Every sports has its flaws, baseball has many stars who are cheats -- but no one is yet calling that "a real sport."

But people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I grew up in a small Canadian city and even after all these years I associate golf with outright racism. At the local clubs, the rule was no Jews allowed. I played lots of hockey and was captain of my team at some levels, but as a Jew I was not allowed to set foot on a golf course there. It seems to me even with Tiger having broken the color barrier your sport is still a refuge for racists -- the "cursed Canadian" comment proves that.
2008-06-11 @ 01:41
Comment from: Le Magnifique [Visitor] Email
Chris, lace up some skates, grab a stick, and play some hockey. Just give it a try.

Or write more blogs about things you don't know anything about... that always makes for great writing.

What Would Gary Roberts Do?
2008-06-11 @ 08:59
Comment from: Dom [Visitor] Email
You commented on your own blog. And now your including ethnic slurs in your posts. you are a real winner.
2008-06-11 @ 09:01
Comment from: Dom [Visitor] Email
Your Forehead is so shiny....and large
2008-06-11 @ 09:05
Comment from: Chris Rally [Visitor] Email
Hey Baldwin! Thanks for boosting the hits to my blog.. a real blog mind you.

Every time you say something retarded about hockey you give me a reason to write something retarded about you!

Really you make it truly easy. I think if you look at it in perspective Tiger's "apology" is clearing due to the fact that Hockey does have an impact on his sport.

As you can tell by the slew of comments you get.. as I read, not one of the above comments agrees with you... Hockey fans play golf.. Hockey players play golf... In the off season..

See Hockey is so physically demanding that once the 82 game season is over some players go and play golf. Because it's easy, and no physically demanding.

It's a fun hobby to do when you're on vacation!

Every game the ATHLETES that play HOCKEY put their careers and sometimes lives on the line to play the sport they love. They risk injury 82 games a year from the bone crushing hits they take over and over and over.

Not to mention the chance of getting your throat cut. See Richard Zednik more recently, or Clint Malarchuk.

Poor Tiger has a bum knee from walking too much... boo hoo.

Worst thing that can happen to a golfer is a Sun Burn... and even then I'm sure Tiger wears SPF 50!

You idiot.

2008-06-11 @ 09:05
Comment from: K [Visitor] Email
Wow... stick to what you know and leave the real sports for the real sport fans. Disgusting to say the least.
2008-06-11 @ 14:53
Comment from: jefbe [Visitor] Email
chris BALDwin is a tool.
2008-06-11 @ 16:12
Comment from: Jon [Visitor]
typical US arrogance
2008-06-11 @ 19:28
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
Chris Rally,

It's a pleasure for our network to drive traffic to your blog's emo meathead fest.

You don't have a single comment on one blog post, and you're calling someone who probably gets 1000x the reader interest an innefective writer, then you come up with witty, multi-level lines like "golf writer flexes his small penis".

If you didn't make your wife click on your blog 20 times a day against her will you'd get zero traffic completely.
2008-06-11 @ 22:56
Comment from: Dom [Visitor] Email
Rallys Blog is a start up... dick, yes u brandon tucker.
2008-06-12 @ 12:13
Comment from: Chris Rally [Visitor] Email
lol.

I could care less honestly about whether or not people comment to my posts. However all comments require approval, and I honestly don't have the time to sift through them at this point in time.

I don't need anonymous internet love to increase the size of my e-peen to feel special.

I'm happy with just the recognition from you dopes though!

Still the only reader interest I'm seeing on Baldwin's blog are people making sure he knows that he is an idiot.

Go flex your mighty-minuscule e-muscles for Tiger guys.
2008-06-12 @ 12:14
Comment from: Rob [Visitor] Email
All you golfers do are point out others short comings! I think that's the point Chris Rally is making.

You're all a bunch of babies. STFU
2008-06-12 @ 12:22
Comment from: Susan [Visitor] Email
How in the hell is it that hockey fans are dumber than a box of rocks? I graduated with a master's degree with distinction at one of the finest colleges in England and...oh dear, I'm a big hockey fan. Never mind. Game over.

And, pray tell, how does one objectively justify saying that basketball is "superior" sport to hockey? That's a subjective opinion and it could just as easily be argued that hockey is superior to basketball. At the end of the day, sport is a matter of personal taste.

I don't really care if Tiger doesn't like hockey or isn't interested in it. I took issue with his attempt to speak on behalf of everyone by saying nobody watches hockey. That would be the equivalent of me saying "Nobody likes golf" which is untrue (ask any hockey player...a lot of them LOVE golf.) He probably was just speaking without thinking, and that happens. Even when it's Tiger. I let it go.

But to deliberately generalize and insult a whole class of sports fans from the safety of your own blog? Please.

Dumber than a box of rocks? Pot, meet kettle.
2008-06-15 @ 05:42
Comment from: dan [Visitor] Email
as a fan of golf but a journalist more so, I find it sad that you resort to maligning, with indignities, 1) another sport, and 2) fans of said sport. to even respond back to critics of your own post likens this topic to an AOL-ish chat room dispute in 1998. I cannot speak on the validity on your golfing skills, but if your writing style gives any evidence, your prudence in nonexistent. as the saying goes, those who can’t, teach( or write about it.) the difference between you and most of us in journalism is that your attempt at being pithy comes across idiotic.
2008-06-15 @ 19:09
Comment from: WTF Flamer? [Visitor] Email
Another inflammatory commentary by a person who knows too little of the history, rivalry, or entertainment value of hockey. It may not be as main stream/promoted as football, but hockey players RELAX by playing golf. I've yet to see Tiger or the greats lace up a pair of skates to get away from the fury that is the golf season... lol... sigh. Ah, well. Arguing with an idiot on the internet is pretty silly, but... your turn.
2008-06-26 @ 14:31
Comment from: tim [Visitor]
"""I’ll say it again. To enjoy hockey, you have to be dumber than a box of rocks or been raised dumb in this aspect (i.e. the unfortunate cursed Canadians among us)."""" Did a sportswriter really write this crap? I had to read it 3 times because I couldn't believe what I was reading. Hockey is one of the most exciting sports to watch, and this dumbass says you "have to be dumber than a box of rocks" to like it... That makes ABSOLUTELY no sense, how do you have to be dumb to like it? You stupid, ignorant piece of shit
2009-02-01 @ 23:05

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