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In Topic: slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Today, 03:40 PM

Keep in mind that I'm speaking as a woman.

 

Why on earth are these people (athletes) losing their jobs or getting suspended?  They have been accused of crimes.  They have been arrested.  Charges are filed.  Then they go to court. 

 

Why are they getting suspended for SUSPICION of a crime?  That's all it is until the person has his day in court.  Until it is proven in court, it is an ALLEGED crime with an ALLEGED victim no matter how great the evidence.

 

If there is a conviction, they must face the consequences- legally, personally, and professionally.  If there is jail time, they can be suspended as they will not be able to participate.  In that case, their off-ice activities effect their ability to fulfill their contract and suspension makes sense.  Otherwise, what they do off the ice (or field, depending on the sport) has nothing to do with their fulfilling their contract to play their game.

 

Suspending before the facts are in is nothing but public relations posturing and political correct nonsense.

 

Media attention and suspensions puts the spotlight on a family that is already dealing with issues.  Is it really fair to them to aggravate what may very well be a dangerous, or at least tense, situation?  It also deals a financial blow to the family.  Granted, they probably make a lot of money and can afford suspensions, but in cases such as Rice, is it fair to his wife to remove her income before he goes to court?  She married an NFL player with a big salary and now he's unemployed. 

 

As a female, I find it appalling that the league steps into the situation before they have any idea what is actually going on.  It sends the message that women can't take care of themselves.  Let the family sort things out on their own.  Let them get counseling for whatever issues led to the dispute.  Let them have their lawyer get them through the legal issues.  Leave them alone to sort through the aftermath.  Adding the drama of the league stepping in only adds to the problems of the family, not just the player.

 

I'm not saying the domestic violence should be condoned or that the league should look the other way.  I'm just saying that they should stay out of things until the accusations are sorted through and they have facts to deal with.  Then they can enforce their rules knowing that they are doing the right thing.

 

I just feel bad for the wives and children.  They have enough to deal with without all the rest of the world stepping in and trying to punish their man in the name of political correctness to assuage the talking heads in the media in addition to the legal and personal issues that they are already facing.


In Topic: Devils Sign Tootoo

Yesterday, 03:24 PM

There's a kid on the local USHL team named Roo.

 

We just have to get him on the Devils. 
"Ruutu to Tootoo to Roo" would be great commentary.


In Topic: The Hottest Red Wing

18 October 2014 - 05:30 PM

Here's an interesting interview as well.  Guess which NHL player he looks up to!

 

http://www.fargoforc...ubseason=170237

 

Also, this!

 

http://www.inforum.c...rd-mike-babcock


In Topic: The Hottest Red Wing

17 October 2014 - 06:10 PM

So my mom and sister and I went to a Fargo Force game.  Anyone recognize this guy?
front.jpg

 

Nope?  Does this help?

 

back.jpg

 

Just for good measure, here's one of his dad.

 

2008-0604-jg-DetPitt-1879s.jpg


In Topic: LGW Moderator Problems

15 October 2014 - 06:40 PM

 

Honestly, this sounds hilarious but I don't recall seeing it (which isn't entirely surprising since I'm not poking around every day).

 

 

I believe the reference was to http://www.letsgowin...-muscle-bruise/ which is safe in the archives.

 

Splitting topics sounds like a good idea, but someone has to go in and sift through the posts in order to split it.  I've seen the problem when topics are merged that you think you're reading one thing and then -boom- you're reading 20 posts you've read before.  It's just the way the system is set up.  Not anyone's fault.

 

Easier than splitting topics would be if a mod stepped in and asked that everyone who wants to discuss Kindl's lasagne recipe can do so in the water cooler under a topic that they create for that purpose.  It gives the culinary types a place to discuss something that is obviously important to them but gets the thread back on topic so that the people who started reading because they were interested in Kindl getting time on the PP can talk about only that without us getting into the tired old debate about ricotta.  <--- fictional example.

 

Also throwing in my 2¢ about mod editing- the only time I've had mine edited was when I've responded to a troll and the trolling post was then deleted but I had other legitimate things in the post about the topic at hand.

They left the other things but edited out the things that probably deserved a warning or two.  Thanks for that, mods.

 

Some of Matt's edits are in a class by themselves. :P