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  1. http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3035979 Michael Luongo, I know you think you're important, and playing hockey in Vancouver has inflated your ego, but here's a reality check for you: You play hockey. In the NHL. Nobody outside Vancouver cares if you retire, and nobody outside of Canada that matters even really knows who you are or what you do. You're a goaltender in a fringe sport, in a league that's struggling to survive against High School football, poker, and pre-horse racing shows on television. Maybe you just thought you were back in the 70s when your sport mattered, or that you were suddenly as important as Terrell Owens, Barry Bonds, or Kobe Bryant, because that would be the only explanation for you making those threats. Do us all a favour and stop talking. You're embarrassing yourself, your league, and the 5 fans watching you on TV. Or, even better, do actually retire so the Canucks can lose fans and revenue, then move to Vegas, then fold, so Vancouver can get an NFL team, so we don't have to a bunch of awkward looking Canadians grab and pull at a bunch of awkward foreigners with names nobody on Sportscenter can pronounce.
  2. Jose Theodore was the superstar that pushed these average Montreal teams to the playoffs for over the last half decade. Theodore was heavily overused, and now that he's been traded and is burned out in Colorado, the Habs see what life is like without an MVP Goalie. The Habs are an average team at best. Theo was what made this team a playoff team over those years. He made them better than they seemed. The number of games he played at high levels was amazing, and unless he played perfect every game fans would still abuse him. Now, without him, the true results of this team's lack of talent shows through. Anyways, I hope the Leafs don't make the playoffs. Maybe TSN can then pay attention to Canada's real athlete and sports team - Chris Bosh and The Raptors.
  3. Halak was spectacular. Montreal just seems to shit out good goalies. And I was worried that for a minute, Perreault was going to score in the shootout. He's usually impressive when pressure time comes.
  4. I never said anything about the skill of white European basketball players. Read what I wrote previously, you idiot: Besides, I was referring to American caucasian players, when I said "white." They didn't get a big Russian guy to play Billy in White Men Can't Jump, so I'm not using a South-African born white guy when referring to "white" either. I remember why I stopped coming here for the past number of months. You were so stupid, it was incredible. The fact that you replied in threads which you didn't even read (or were too stupid to understand), became extremely vexatious and moronic. It ruined threads and wasted my time because I kept repeating myself contradicting the same tired arguments that were already brought up by others. You provide nothing in your posts except for writing the same things over and over that others had already written, clueless to what others had said before. I'm not going to bother with you until you actually read and understand the threads you participate in. From now on, everytime you write something someone else already wrote, I'll just copy & paste my reply or link to it. Media presence has more to do with one's skill on a basketball court than race? Wow, then I must be an excellent basketball player, because there's a TSN studio near my house. But there's none in Compton, so they must suck down there. According to you at least, because that's what matters in order to succeed in ball: media presence. It's all about Rogers Sportsnet when it comes down to basketball skill: without it, you can't succeed. In fact, media presence must be the reason why Luke Ridnour can't play defense, or the reason why JJ Reddick wasn't drafted in the Top 10. Regional evolution (when black/white players grow up in the same country, state, city)? Stop with the bullsh*t. Please. Luke Ridnour grew up in Washington, yet Brandon Roy from the same State is already considered so much better before even his 1st game. It has nothing to do with "regions" when numerous players (white & black) come from the same states and even cities. I'm not going to bother with you until you actually read and understand the threads you participate in. From now on, everytime you write something someone else already wrote, I'll just copy & paste my reply or link to it: Besides, I was referring to American caucasian players, when I said "white." They didn't get a big Russian guy to play Billy in White Men Can't Jump, so I'm not using a South-African born white guy when referring to "white" either. I'm not going to bother with you until you actually read and understand the threads you participate in. From now on, everytime you write something someone else already wrote, I'll just copy & paste my reply or link to it: http://forums.habsworld.net/index.php?show...=6818&st=60 http://www.wagercom.com/nba_draft_2004.html
  5. It's pretty obvious that socio-economics and regional evolution play probably a bigger part in this then any specific skin colour or other dumb arse generalization about an overall race. There are more black players in the NBA because of the style of game, how it's glorified in their culture, etc. There are a good number of white American basketball players in the NCAA, there are plenty of white kids on their High School teams, so that's a load of crap. I gave a list of the last 10 white American NCAA drafted in the 1st round of the playoffs, and not one of them has ever made an All-star team. Yet, you still f*cking deny it. Not one white guy made the last USA Olympic team, and it was right in front of your f*cking face this season when not a single white American made the All-star team, yet you still can't see, you still can't understand it. You still foolishly deny it. Andrea is the right choice, for me is the only prospect in this Draft who could be a NBA star in the future. Brandon Roy? Tyrus Thomas? Rudy Gay? (As a Rockets fan, I'm disappointed they traded him) All 3 of them have great potential and upside.
  6. http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/411..._two_prospects/ Even though Colangelo has a thing for recruiting and hiring Italians, he should make the obvious choice - Aldridge. The Raptors haven't had good low-post offense since...
  7. Venus just won Wimbledon last year. She beat Davenport and Sharapova in the process. She's a favourite this year too, so she's definitely still on the world stage. As for golf being established - tennis was too during the McEnroe and Aggassi days (to a lesser extent). But aside from Roddick, tennis gets little attention. Maybe golf will suffer less because more people play it nowadays, but I doubt it'll be near as mainstream when Woods leaves (which won't be for a long time). The NBA suffered after Jordan left, the NHL lost attention in the USA when Gretzky left, and both were more enjoyable to watch than golf.
  8. Wow, you totally missed the irony in my post. So, I'll explain it, as sad as it is that I have to: I was mocking Jetsniper for telling Theodore how he has to do his job better, and stop partying, when he's doing the exact same thing. I was cloning his post, telling him exactly what he said to Theodore, except I substituted their situations (Theodore's job--->Jetsniper's job, spending time @ clubs---->spending time @ Habsworld). Thanks for inadvertently proving my point in your post: it's absolutely "cool" for jetsniper to spend time posting here instead on working to further his career. But it's not "cool" for Theodore to spend time at a club instead on working to further his career. Even if you still don't get it, jetsniper and you comes off looking like foolish hypocrites. Good job. Next time make sure you understand what you're reading before you jump to a reply, to avoid obliterating your own arguments.
  9. The first thing I think of is what the hell are you doing at Habsworld.net? After Thursday, you should have been training with your supervisors and management, talking to your co-workers, drivers, and getting in tune with them. Not randomly posting messages at a Habs website, wasting other people's times by being a fool, and telling a world class athlete how to do his job when you're afraid to truly say yours.
  10. What do you do for a living? What do you do for a living? Answer it so I can show you how illogical and unreasonable you're being (the both of you). Half-a$s job? He probably works harder at his job than you do at yours. Are you one of the best in the world at what you do? And he committed himself to the Habs, carried crap to two playoff appearences. And Management? They gave him 1 All-star (Souray) during this time - yeah, real commitment. Yes, God forbid someone try to look for fame. Damn hockey players trying to get popularity! They should be happy with their 5 seconds on ESPN Sportscenter after the NFL, NBA, NASCAR, Tennis, PGA, NCAA, and Indy highlights are over. And people question why the NHL is having a marketability problem!
  11. How is that any of your business? It's his personal life, and if he wants to party in the off-season, that's completely up to him, and it doesn't involve you.
  12. So, he answers the question honestly, and logically. For some reason, he gets grilled for it? Why ask him a question, then get upset when it's not the answer they liked.
  13. Theodore had a bad season last year partly due to injury problems, so of course Canada passed on him. And who cares if he didn't play for Team Canada? Roy wasn't part of Team Canada for a numer of occasions. Playing for Team Canada means nothing - that team sucked anyways. I'm glad Theodore had nothing to do with that embarrassment. Writing...learn to do it. Actually, Colorado did that trade because they believed Theodore was a Stanley Cup worthy goalie. Also, many were saying that Montreal trading away Theodore was Roy (part 2) in the making. And Roy was definitely a Top 3 (not 5) goalie. No, the crap was much worse, and Theodore still won. The first time the Habs went to the playoffs, there was not a single legitimate star on that team. The leading scorer was Yanic Perreault, and somehow Theodore managed to carry them to the 2nd round of the playoffs. That team was by far much worse than Luongo's last Florida team, and equal to if not worse than any other of the rosters he's dealt with before. The 2nd time Theodore carried the Habs (in another All-star season), Souray was the only other All-star on that team. So, no - the Canadiens that Theodore carried were never any better or more talented than the Luongo's Panthers. You're obviously blinded by hate and ignorance. Like Montreal management says, the Habs don't need people like you for fans. After the Vezina, Theodore was still an All-star, so I don't know what the hell you're talking about. And if Theodore wants to club and date Paris Hilton, he should have all the right to do so. Jose Theodore's last All-star appearence came the season before this one's. Not really a "long time ago", so stop exagerrating, you damn hater.
  14. I think they could be worse. Many openly supported Bertuzzi's violent acts, and igorantly believed Cloutier would be their savior, when it was obvious to everyone outside of Vancouver that he wasn't. There team is full of aholes and guys who think they're tough: Bertuzzi, Cloutier, Ruutu, Cooke, May. I used to live on the Westcoast, and liked them. But their image and players have ruined it for me. Worse fans in sports: 1. Toronto Raptors fans (for the most part, they're clueless) 2. Vancouver Canucks fans Theodore is better than Luongo. Some Quebec Habs "fans" just don't get it. How many Vezina and Hart trophies does Luongo have? (And no, it wasn't a fluke, Theo is a muliple time All-star, so drop that BS theory). Fans make excuses for Luongo's lack of success in the wins column because he plays for a bad team. Well, Theodore has brought just as much crap if not more to the playoffs, and to the 2nd round. Yet, nobody will make the same excuses for him, all you hear is, "He's undeserving of the Vezina." "Trade Theo." "He's a fluke." "He lets in too many easy goals." Basically, unless he got a shutout, some stupid @ss fan would give him crap. It's come to the conclusion that someone less accomplished, with less wins, and less playoff appearences is somehow worth more than Theodore? There is no other player in the NHL less appreciated than Jose Theodore. And it's a disgrace.
  15. Not popular anymore at least. It used to be popular, back when USA had the best players (Agassi, Sampras, Chang), and more so before that during the McEnroe days. Golf's growing popularity in the US in my opinion, is based completely on Tiger Woods, and a bit on Mickelson (both Americans). But we wouldn't know the latter without knowing the former. And once Tiger's gone, the PGA is going to have problems...
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