Honestly, I don't think many people would have been nearly upset if it had been Belle tire, or GM, or any other Detroit based business that brings pride. I think what bugs people is they went with a shady pyramid scheme company. Plus, the article posted earlier made a great point. Promoting a pyramid scheme into a severely economically depressed area, it's like throwing a wolf in with some sheep.
THIS is exactly the point.
People aren't upset about corporate sponsorship, as that was inevitable. People are upset because its Amway. Amway is a shadyf****** pyramid scheme. They are scumbags that prey on the vulnerable.
And to the guy who keeps saying the Amway helped out their local community. So what? I know its an extreme example, but so did Pablo Escobar. He was considered a saint in his community and helped everyone out, built up neighborhoods, built schools, etc. But in the bigger scheme of things, he was a total monster. Much like Amway.
"most around hockey, consider it an embarrassment"
That writer is either delusional or a moron who doesn't know a thing about hockey. The only people that felt that way were Pens fans. Most of the rest of hockey fans thought it was great that the Pens finally got a little taste of their own medicine.
I hate Crosby and wish the league would market other stars, but it would honestly hurt the league if the same thing happens this season.
True, but the only reason this is going to hurt the league, is because, as you pointed out, they've dedicated like 90%+ of their player marketing soley to Crosby.
I've always felt this was absolutely retarded, for this exact reason. What happens if he gets seriously injured and is out for a long period of time, or worse, his career is ended early? You screwed yourself. If they had decided to market a lot of great players instead of putting all their eggs in the Crosby basket, then if one of those players gets hurt, it doesn't have as adverse of an effect on the league. Hopefully they will learn from this, but honestly, they probably won't.
Plus, I'm sure a lot of the main people pushing so hard for him to wear it are the people from Commodore themselves to help promote their new Commodore 64 computer, and nerds who don't give a s*** about hockey or the Wings and just think it cool that there might be a player in some sport with a "Commodore 64" jersey.
Pump the breaks people. We have no idea what happened and from ALL accounts I've read there was no physical or verbal violence. Him and his wife separated and then divorced. For all we know he was trying to see his kids and his cheating wife wouldn't let him or something.
There is no room for comments like that here, son.
You either grap a pitchfork and torch and blindly join the lynch mob, or you GTFO!!!
PS- What is verbal violence? Is that where you yell so loud that the soundwaves burst the other persons pancreas or something?