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#81 SouthernWingsFan

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 11:53 AM

Burrows is a foo-foo head.

That's right I said it.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:00 PM

Here's an example of how an innocent comment can be made to look slimy, and why it's never smart to judge a single quote that for all anyone knows, was taken out of context.

Question: Which teams do you prefer to face in the playoffs, and specifcally, how do you feel about Detroit?

Burrows: We don't mind facing anyone, but as far as Detroit, the only thing I dislike is having to fly there and having to stay there, to have to spend a couple of days in that city.

Question: Are you saying that you don't like the city of Detroit?

Burrows: Not at all. My English isn't always good, sorry. I'm saying that Detroit is far away and I don't like all the travel back and forth to the same city like what goes on in the playoffs. It's different than a road-trip because there are usually shorter distances between cities on the road and I don't adjust well to big time zone changes.

With the exception of the offending Burrows quote, that's totally made-up by me, but it could easily be a set of true quotes that no one in the world would have a problem with. Context; it's not in the Detroit News "article", and should therefore be suspect..
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:02 PM

I hope Sammy takes multiple shots to Burrows' foot for that comment about the city.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:26 PM

I hope Sammy takes multiple shots to Burrows' foot for that comment about the city.

Okay, I'll just go with the flow because it appears everyone here pretty much just reads the opening comment and then makes a post at the end.....

It would of been worse if he lied, said Detroit is a nice city and was then judged as insane -- wouldn't it?
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:50 PM

Burrows is scared to face the Red Wings that's why he is making doucher comments and taking shots at the city. He has no past series to bring up which he can look to so all he can do is make bonehead remarks.

He worried he very worried.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:54 PM

I don't think this is really a big deal. Every opposing player doesn't have to worship the Wings.

And lets be honest, how many people think, "Great, I get to stay in Detroit!"

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 01:25 PM

I can think of worse places than Detroit. Trust me, in my travels I've been to some places I never want to go back to.
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 01:57 PM

What he's really trying to say is...
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:21 PM

I can think of worse places than Detroit. Trust me, in my travels I've been to some places I never want to go back to.

Cleveland isn't a pretty sight.
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:33 PM

I don't think this is really a big deal. Every opposing player doesn't have to worship the Wings.

And lets be honest, how many people think, "Great, I get to stay in Detroit!"


How many big cities (500,000+ population) do you know of that have casino resorts?

Edited by Jwo, 10 April 2010 - 02:35 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:36 PM

How many big cities (500,000+ population) do you know of that have casino resorts?

They really are trying to make the streets a little nicer and bring some business back.
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:02 PM

Burro can go to hell.

#93 Electrophile

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:04 PM

Who is Alex Burrows and why should any of us give a s*** what he thinks?

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:11 PM

Cleveland isn't a pretty sight.



No offense, but Raleigh and Tampa are both dumps. I hated them both. And Little Rock too.
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:13 PM

Raleigh is a gorgeous city. Since moving here to NC, I've been there dozens of times. Any urban area is going to have its hellholes, Chicago has a couple and that's my hometown. That doesn't mean the whole of the city is an armpit.

Edited by Electrophile, 10 April 2010 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

Any of you actually live in Detroit, in the city not the suburbs...I do and I don't like it. Once I get enough money I am out of this s***ty city. Love the Wings hate the city

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:39 PM

I think the Cleve is pretty alright.

A part from a few bad Detroit experiences I can safely say I don't mind the city of Detroit at all. No different than any large city really... just with the scales tipped against it, what with rampant unemployment and stuff.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:39 PM

What's so bad with Detroit? Have I watched too many documentary's of detroit from the 60's? and not realised that maybe the movie 8-mile with eminem is more closer to the truth?

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:40 PM

Count the rings *****.



Who are we to question the words of a guy with Burrows' postseason resume?

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:40 PM

Any of you actually live in Detroit, in the city not the suburbs...I do and I don't like it. Once I get enough money I am out of this s***ty city. Love the Wings hate the city


Yep, I lived near West Chicago/Southfield until about 7 years ago. The whole area is just helpless and awful. I wouldn't wish anyone to live like that. Luckily the worst thing to happen to me was just a couple cars stolen and one armed robbery.





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