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#2162115 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 30 April 2011 - 04:08 PM

OK, true to my word...

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Is that something along the lines of what you were looking for?


#2161898 What to do to beat the sharks

Posted by Grypho on 30 April 2011 - 05:06 AM

Anything to get their energy up. All of them. Does Red Bull really give you Wings? Fine. Drink it.

Coffee? Electroshock? How about a little adrenaline for each player?

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#2161872 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 30 April 2011 - 02:50 AM

I think when a Sharks fan takes pot shots at the fanbase, I think he can be rebuked for it.

Some may not think it is a pot shot. Some may think of it as an inferiority complex. :hehe:


Actually, it was nothing more than a simple attempt at humor. Some of the fanbase saw it that way, took it as good-naturedly as I intended it, and said so publicly. Others did not, and rebuked instead. I can most definitely live with that, both the compliments and the rebukes. I never aim to please everyone, and I don't see common courtesy and respect in terms of walking on eggshells. For anyone.

In addition, if Matt wants to open up a "Photoshop Niceties" thread, I would be happy to create nice, thread-appropriate stuff for that as well. :)

For that matter, if someone had an idea for a pic that skewered the Sharks in some way (even one that takes pot shots at the fan base), I wouldn't have a problem tackling it, if I thought the idea was good enough. Humor cuts in all directions. No sacred cows here.


#2160607 Greetings from LetsGoSharks.com

Posted by Grypho on 29 April 2011 - 01:00 PM

To be 100% honest, I don't like this idea of combining forums. I know it's only a game, but if I wanted to talk to Sharks fans I would have done my own Google search to find a Sharks forum.

After last year, and all the diving by the Sharks, leading to questionable penalties called against the Wings, this maybe a very emotional series. I want revenge and I want the Wings to win big!

I come here to talk to Wings fans, vent, and be a homer without having to hear from other team's fans. I stay away from other team's forums because I think they have every right to talk to their own fans, vent, and be a homer as well without hearing from me.

Just my thoughts...


I have thought about this a lot, and wanted to chime in with just my thoughts as well, from the perspective of an expat with residence in China. It bothers me when other foreigners (from all over the world) come to China and act like "patriotic" assholes, complaining about China, and mistreating the Chinese, without an ounce of diplomacy or respect - forgetting that they are foreigners. It really pisses me off, because these same assholes are the very types that would not tolerate this kind of clueless arrogance in their own countries.

Other teams' fans are just like foreigners. Guests in someone's house. You can't prevent "the loyal opposition" foreigners from visiting, of course, just as fans from other teams are free to visit other arenas. But I think other team's fans have a common sense requirement to expect and respect that this is HOME to Wings fans, where you alone get to be "patriotic homers" with impunity - just as it is vice versa at their home sites. They don't get have the same license to react with offense to any homer's anger and venting, or to vent in exactly the same way in reverse, as if this was just some neutral free for all web site. It's not. It is Wings territory, first and foremost, and we are not "all in it together".

All said, I think a double standard must be employed. A Wings fan can freely be "ugly" about other teams (without being ugly to other teams' fans). If another team's fan wants to be "ugly" about the Wings, however, they can vent that s*** on their own team's site - or be "deported", if you find that they "just don't get it".


#2160417 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 29 April 2011 - 03:40 AM

OK, following is definitely the most fun one I've put together so far.

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#2160328 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 28 April 2011 - 10:38 PM

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#2159994 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 28 April 2011 - 02:08 PM

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#2159981 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 28 April 2011 - 01:23 PM

...I may not be able to get to making anything till game 4 at the earliest.


Looking forward to it!


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#2159962 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 28 April 2011 - 12:38 PM

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#2159631 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 27 April 2011 - 09:07 PM

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#2159478 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 27 April 2011 - 05:46 PM

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#2159096 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 27 April 2011 - 07:07 AM

You gotta love the "Wings are too old" jokes. Ten years of it and 2 Stanley Cups later, they keep on comin'.


I love it that someone took a "Wings are too rested rusted" joke as a "Wings are too old" joke!

It wasn't a joke about age, but too much time off between rounds - i.e., out of playoff intensity mode. That was my biggest concern last year after the Sharks eliminated the Wings in 5, and then had to wait around for all the other series to finish. Chicago took longer, eliminating Vancouver in 6 fairly grueling games. A lot of Sharks fans were happy that the Sharks were "well rested", but I wasn't happy at all with all that time off. I know it only takes a few days for rust to set in, and a team to lose its playoff intensity. The Hawks weren't beat up. They had solid playoff mode momentum going into the WCF, and had no problem sweeping the "well rested" Sharks 4-0. This year they don't get that much time off, and I'm glad!


#2159082 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Grypho on 27 April 2011 - 03:16 AM

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#2156364 Los Angeles vs. San Jose

Posted by Grypho on 22 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

Other than Osgood, which I have to admit is quite funny, I would like a specific example cited of a Wings player that pops up on YouTube for diving.


No, not THAT YouTube. The other YouTube, the one that shows all the Wings players diving. You probably just typed it wrong, it might be case-by-case sensitive or something.

:blush: Yeah, the Osgood dive (which also made me laugh) was all I saw too, at least on the first page.

Come on, HankthaTank, you were not supposed to actually check. I thought we were friends. You were supposed to just take my word for it, and assume that it is true because I did a fast and lazy search, found one example, and posted it as if it was the rule.

Gosh, the nerve of some people. Really. Stop oppressing me and my people! It's my potty and I'll dive if I want to, dive if I want to!


#2156331 Los Angeles vs. San Jose

Posted by Grypho on 22 April 2011 - 11:18 AM

Looking forward to the refereeing being leagues better than last year, if the matchup happens. Sharks fans seem to routinely forget that the horrid officiating won them two games.

Last year's series also led me to utterly lose respect for Todd McLellan, who was perfectly willing to let his players flop and dive like fishes.


Think about something for a second: When was the last game you can think of that the Wings won as a direct result of their own players embellishing or outright diving, or bad officiating, or both, and not on the Wings' own merits (or despite a lack thereof in that particular game)?

It happens in the NHL for sure, including in the playoffs, but I have come to the conclusion that it is a rare fan who can not only discern when it adversely affects the outcome of their own team's game, but also when it happens the reverse. Most fans tend to be quite myopic about it, having what I think of as a persecution complex for their own team.

Bad calls (but especially non-calls) encourage players to do whatever it takes to draw attention to the officials. Likewise, all players on ALL teams in the league are encouraged to draw penalties by their coaches, and to do whatever they can to make sure that THEIR teams "remains disciplined" while the other team gets more penalties. That is part of the game, of course, and I'm not talking about diving, either. No, you'll hear coaches openly denounce diving as a cardinal sin, one that they simply will not tolerate from their own players. Yeah. Right.

I don't just see players from other teams (read=ALL TEAMS) embellish, and even dive at times, trying to draw penalties, as well as bad calls and non-calls that go in the other team's favor (including ::: gasp ::: the Wings). But I see when the Sharks do it too. At least the ones that any unbiased, disinterested fan without a horse in the race would be able to confirm as such. When I do mention it (bad calls, non-calls, or diving/embellishing that benefits our team), I see some Sharks fans get all dismissive about it, while others just nod their heads, or stare neutrally, as if it didn't happen. Can you see that same thing with your team? Does it just not happen, or does it happen so infrequently as to make it a non-issue in your mind?

Also, I don't ask myself or a fellow Sharks fan if Sharks players have dived. That would be kind of stupid, with answers that are predictable. No, to know if that's true, or whether a team has a reputation for it, ask the fans of the other teams. Better yet, go to Youtube and enter "my_team_name dive" (without the quotes). Or, if you'd like, I could provide specific examples of absolutely disgustingly egregious diving (by Sharks, Wings or any other team) gladly upon request.