September 28th, 2011, 10:03 PM #101
What, no points for the reference to "The Jerk"?!?!
September 29th, 2011, 05:38 AM #102
This was from the same game.
September 29th, 2011, 08:00 AM #103
Can't wait to see the replies after everyone watches that video. The last 10 seconds cracked me up haha.
September 29th, 2011, 08:48 AM #104
It's nice to have the politics forum back, if only for a thread.
September 29th, 2011, 11:33 AM #105
September 29th, 2011, 12:57 PM #106
This is far more common than you think. I certainly do not use the slur in question here, like Nasti, I dropped that in high-school but I see it all the time. I see guys use "***" all the time when ripping on their friends without a second thought. Hell, I work with guys who do it. But those same guys would not dream to use the N-word.
Originally Posted by SmytheKing
It may not be right, but most people view the two slurs as different and they probably will for a long time.
September 29th, 2011, 05:36 PM #107
Hockey players are gonna talk s#*t. Nothing is ever gonna stop it.
September 29th, 2011, 06:37 PM #108
Amen!! People can sit around here and debate crap like this all day and night and it's not going to change the way players handle themselves on the ice. Tempers will continue to flare and mouths will continue to spout whatever comes to mind in the fit of rage.
Originally Posted by JETS GARAGE
September 29th, 2011, 07:14 PM #109
I don't get it. People are always complaining about how Avery crosses the line when he trash talks during a game. Well, doesn't a homophobic slur belong on that side of the line? What if Avery was gay? None of us really know if he is or isn't and the fact that he's dated women doesn't mean he isn't.
There is a level of dignity and respect we need to maintain here. Just saying that all bets are off when guys trash talk is so juvenile and old-school, macho mentality. It's 2011. We should be above this and yes, it is possible to watch your mouth in the heat of battle. And I am far from a PC guy.
Last edited by NastiMarvasti; September 29th, 2011 at 07:17 PM.
September 30th, 2011, 08:25 AM #110
I really have no issue with what anyone says on the ice. I have said some ungodly **** to people with the sole intent of getting under their skin, while at the same time not believing for a moment the horrific **** I was saying. In the heat of an athletic contest I would probably push whatever buttons I could to distract, frustrate, or otherwise bother the other players. But I have a heart of stone.