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Rydog
Title: Dragon Slayer
Joined: Aug 11 2009
Location: Massachusetts
PostPosted: Dec 02 2009 10:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

They could very easily alter a few rules and eliminate fights in hockey, but they won't due that because people want to see fights in hockey. The NHL cannot afford to take out a big piece of the product that people want to spend money to see. And like I said, it is an accepted aspect of the game, it isn't going to change.

Oh yeah dodds, I am pretty sure you get a 5 minute penalty for fighting in the NHL.
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Doddsino
Joined: Oct 01 2009
PostPosted: Dec 03 2009 01:32 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah...5 whole minutes...in a hockey game. A game that usually has about 4 or 5 goals in a total game. Now if it was a fast paced game like basketball, that could hurt a team.
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lavalarva
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PostPosted: Dec 03 2009 02:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

Doddsino wrote:
Yeah...5 whole minutes...in a hockey game. A game that usually has about 4 or 5 goals in a total game. Now if it was a fast paced game like basketball, that could hurt a team.

The fuck are you talking about? Penalties, even the two-minutes one, can easily hurt a team, because the risk of giving a goal is much higher (4 or 5x) and you can't really do shit in those two minutes.
You should know that most of those 4 or 5 goals you're talking about occur during powerplays.
And if you ever get a penalty while your team already has one, it's almost an automatic goal if there was more then 30 seconds left to the first one.

And the 5-minute penalty for fighting is against the players, not the teams.
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Doddsino
Joined: Oct 01 2009
PostPosted: Dec 03 2009 02:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

I know the penalty is against the player. You might know more about hockey than I do since I hardly ever watch, but everytime I've seen a penalty happen, it usually doesn't affect the game that much, since it usually involves players on both sides. Now if a penalty shot is involved...hell yes it affects the games.
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Sexton Hardcastle
Title: The Supreme Element
Joined: Apr 01 2006
Location: Maine
PostPosted: Dec 07 2009 08:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Phil Simms. He doesn't seem to show much bias which is nice, but overall he is just.....an idiot. He's horrible at announcing and his opinions and analysis are ridiculous at times.
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pineapple
Joined: Nov 11 2009
PostPosted: Dec 08 2009 04:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

I hate sports analysts in general. I think it's a waste of time to "predict" who's going to win in sports.
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Title: owner of a lonely heart
Joined: Jul 06 2007
Location: phoenix, az usa
PostPosted: Jan 15 2010 12:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

How fox sports Arizona is showing the Stanford v Washington game instead of Arizona v Oregon


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Title: owner of a lonely heart
Joined: Jul 06 2007
Location: phoenix, az usa
PostPosted: Feb 21 2010 08:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

the u of AZ basketball team this year upsets me to no end


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Shut up, Dorn
Title: White Chocolate
Joined: Jan 04 2008
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2010 04:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

That this forum is dominated by Wrasslin' hacks. God.


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Rydog
Title: Dragon Slayer
Joined: Aug 11 2009
Location: Massachusetts
PostPosted: Mar 12 2010 10:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

^ This is sadly true.

Also, what pisses me off, is the Red Sox not signing Bay/adding a new power presence. I'm not a fan of hoping that Papi can get his shit together, the Yankees are too strong.
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Kubo
Joined: Aug 24 2005
Location: Mount Holly, NJ
PostPosted: Mar 12 2010 04:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The trapezoid behind the goalie's net so he can only stick handle there. Brodeur got too good at puck handling, so they had to change the rules. Way to handicap my Devils Sad


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lavalarva
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PostPosted: Mar 12 2010 08:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Kubo wrote:
The trapezoid behind the goalie's net so he can only stick handle there. Brodeur got too good at puck handling, so they had to change the rules. Way to handicap my Devils Sad

The NHL often don't seem to make any fucking sense, changing rules at random just for the hell of it.
Apparently, they do it so it's more spectacular to attract Americans to the games or something. I really doubt it works.

Also, how the love making stupidly complex rules instead of simple ones. What's that bullshit tiebreaker for regular time victories over victories in OT?
Either give 3 points for a regular victory or 0 for a OTL and your fucking problem will be solved already. I hate that damn point coming out of nowhere.
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Kubo
Joined: Aug 24 2005
Location: Mount Holly, NJ
PostPosted: Mar 12 2010 08:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I understand the point system... you want to reward a team for doing well enough to take the game to OT.

Win in regulation = 2 points
Win in OT/SO = 2 points
Lose in OT/SO = 1 point
Lose in regulation = 0 points

You still get two points if you win, regardless of how you win... if your team does well enough to take the game to OT though, you're guaranteed 1 point. I'm ok with that one. But you're right, it is convoluted.


Thou, because I am wroth, be not dismayed, for I shall win the strife, whoever circle round within for the defence. This their insolence is not new, for of old they used it at a less secret gate, which still is found without a bolt. Above it thou didst see the dead inscription; and already on this side of it
descends the steep, passing without escort through the circles,
One such that by him the city shall be opened to us.
 
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pineapple
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PostPosted: Mar 13 2010 01:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

Shut up, Dorn wrote:
That this forum is dominated by Wrasslin' hacks. God.

I rarely visit the Sports forum because of this very reason. I've never been interested in wrestling.
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Rydog
Title: Dragon Slayer
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Location: Massachusetts
PostPosted: Mar 13 2010 04:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have a hard time rewarding a team for losing a game regardless if it's overtime or regulation. Seems pretty stupid to me, though ties are also pretty lame.

In the event of a tie at regulation, the top fighter on each team should go out to center ice, whoever is standing at the end, wins the game. How often would people be rooting for ties? It would be awesome.
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SoldierHawk
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Joined: Jan 15 2009
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PostPosted: Mar 13 2010 05:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The NFL Combine. I get why its held, but I don't get the media blitz surrounding it, or a lot of the analysis. I mean, guy A can run the 400m in .12 seconds faster than guy B, and commentators go NUTS over it. Does .12 seconds REALLY matter? Is that any indication of what kind of an *actual football player* he will be? No. Stfu and talk about the prospects' OVERALL ability, and how they played in actual GAMES. Don't act like a guy has screwed up his chances for being a high pick because he ran a race a few hundredths of a second slower than some other guy. Rolling Eyes


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Rydog
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Location: Massachusetts
PostPosted: Mar 13 2010 06:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Though I agree with the silly over hype, I think that the minor differences can make a difference in a game like football. Yes, I'll take the player with more football smarts and .12 slower 40 dash or an inch shorter, etc. but, I also think that if the type of player/smarts are the same, then that .12 is the difference between scraping by for an extra two yards or getting stuffed for a loss of one.
In a game of inches, yeah, it matters.
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SoldierHawk
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PostPosted: Mar 13 2010 06:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

^ Well, I grant that, and all other things being equal, of course you're going to take the faster guy, even if its a matter of hundredths of a second.

What annoys me about the Combine is that "all things being equal" is thrown out the window, and they act like whatever even is currently going on will make or break every single player's career before its even started. They make it too much of a straight *competition* (like the Olympics or something) and not enough discussion about *overall worth as a player.*


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Title: owner of a lonely heart
Joined: Jul 06 2007
Location: phoenix, az usa
PostPosted: Mar 15 2010 01:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

that fucking pacquio fight


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Klimbatize
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PostPosted: Mar 16 2010 03:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

username wrote:
that fucking pacquio fight

Fight Mayweather already. Kee-ryst...


Pretty much the greatest thread of all time: http://www.sydlexia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14789

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Chile Guy
Title: Token Latino Otaku
Joined: Apr 14 2008
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
PostPosted: Mar 21 2010 09:48 am Reply with quote Back to top

You know what pisses me off right now?
The fact hat Brazil and some other countries take the World Cup WAY too seriously. But especially Brazil.
IN commercials, sports news and the like, they imply they'll be the imminent champions. They say how much we are 'true warriors' and how 'everyone envies their football and take it as their influence'. That's just damn sickening. It's just soccer! It won't save your population!


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Title: owner of a lonely heart
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PostPosted: Mar 21 2010 01:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

nothing wrong w/football chileno.

at any rate, im pretty happy with Kansas losing. im sure that messed up 90% of brackets out there


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SSNintendo
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PostPosted: Mar 21 2010 06:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It messed up my bracket. Maybe I should've gone with Kentucky.
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Douche McCallister
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PostPosted: Mar 22 2010 08:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I went with Ohio State but it still fucks up my bracket some. What really fucks my bracket is Villanova and Pitt Losing. Now I gotta hope the rest of my choices win to stand a chance.


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lavalarva
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PostPosted: Mar 24 2010 10:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The Habs losing a game because they can't spend two minutes without taking a penalty. Fucking idiots.

How often do you see a team shitty enough to allow TWO goals after the opposite team pulled the goalie!?
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