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FireCaptain

Member Since 20 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active May 26 2016 10:55 PM
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In Topic: ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

13 May 2016 - 12:48 PM

Game one tonight. Tampa is trying to make a repeat of last year's finals appearance. Despite being the "beatable" team in many people's eyes, here they are with a chance to play to be the East's finalist. 

 

I used to have a mantra that was - root for the team that puts your team out to go all the way. The reason being that if you got beat, you want to know you got beat by the best.

 

I don't necessarily still follow that, but I am rooting for the Bolts over the Antarctic Chickens.


In Topic: ECF: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

13 May 2016 - 12:47 PM

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In Topic: WCSF : Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks

13 May 2016 - 12:30 PM

DAMN IT, NASHVILLE! You had ONE job. ONE JOB.


In Topic: Calder finalists

03 May 2016 - 10:39 PM

I don't think anyone is upset with that. I think some are upset with at least 2 of the 3 choices tho.

 

 

Are people really upset Larkin isn't a finalist? He's not one of the three best rookies. Period.


In Topic: Official - Little Caesars Arena

03 May 2016 - 10:35 PM

No, but that's a neat bit of history.

Okay. But he was probably the biggest sports star and a national hero at the time and African-American. Oh and this was 10 years before Jackie Robinson played MLB. 

 

In one of the most famous sporting events of the century, he fought and beat, Max Schmeling, a German fighter, who's previous dominance the Nazi's claimed as proof of ayran superiority. Schmeling's publicist said a black man could never beat him and that Schmeling's winnings would be used to build Nazi tanks. The fight was hyped as Fascism vs. Democracy, Hitler raised the natonal curfew so all could listen to it and Roosevelt brought Louis to the White House before the fight to encourage him. This was about a year before war broke out in Europe.

 

Did I win you over yet?