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Started by CarltonTheBear, June 19, 2019, 10:19:22 AM

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Nik

Quote from: Frank E on August 26, 2020, 05:03:50 PM
I think you could easily add a couple of people in the room of the supplemental discipline team that are on the PA payroll if that was really such a big deal.

It's not just about having some level of input, it's about having an independent process and, most specifically, an independent decision maker with the final say. That absolutely is a big deal and Bettman would surrender that authority over his dead body.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Nik

I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

herman

#27 #TeamFasstholes

herman

#27 #TeamFasstholes

Bates

Nailed it except for those 11 MLB games that are either finished or still playing right now,

L K


Guilt Trip

 The NBA, WBNA and MLB, who I think cancelled 2 games, really didn't do anything. The PLAYERS did it so to suggest the NHL did nothing is not really a fair criticism. According to Daly, the players were allowed to react anyway they saw fit. We'll see where this goes and see if this was the right move by the Bucks. We really don't know if this will have an effect on the people in power who can make a change. Let's see what the Leagues do today. Fact is one of the highest profile cases was Rodney King back in 1991 and the fact that it seems to be worse now is a sad state. I just don't get why it hasn't changed by now.

TimKerr

The NBA players voted to return to play tomorrow night. So games are just cancelled tonight. Reportedly, the Clippers and Lakers voted to end the season, but they were outvoted by everyone else.
I agree, cancelling one or two games and then rescheduling really doesn't do much.
Cancelling an entire season says something. The players are sacrificing something of their own for what they feel is the greater good.

Highlander

Quote from: TimKerr on August 27, 2020, 12:40:56 PM
The NBA players voted to return to play tomorrow night. So games are just cancelled tonight. Reportedly, the Clippers and Lakers voted to end the season, but they were outvoted by everyone else.
I agree, cancelling one or two games and then rescheduling really doesn't do much.
Cancelling an entire season says something. The players are sacrificing something of their own for what they feel is the greater good.
Agreed, its a band aid solution to a nation bleeding problem.
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herman

#27 #TeamFasstholes

Nik

Quote from: TimKerr on August 27, 2020, 12:40:56 PM
The NBA players voted to return to play tomorrow night. So games are just cancelled tonight. Reportedly, the Clippers and Lakers voted to end the season, but they were outvoted by everyone else.
I agree, cancelling one or two games and then rescheduling really doesn't do much.
Cancelling an entire season says something. The players are sacrificing something of their own for what they feel is the greater good.

I don't think anyone's really under the impression that any action taken by NBA players is going to "do something" if it means substantive legislative action. I think these wildcat strikes are as effective as anything in generating attention towards their cause and beyond that there's not much players can realistically accomplish on their own. We don't know what kind of conversations players are having with ownership and there is evidence that owners are becoming more and more receptive to assisting the players with their political aims.

Also, this opens up the possibility of a much more impactful labour action down the line. Imagine players not coming out for the finals? This isn't the end of player activism, it's probably just the beginning.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Nik


https://twitter.com/TheBeaverton/status/1298978815759147009

Quote?Just goes to show you how much grit and truculence these boys have,? said Bruins fan Duncan Holmes. ?In basketball if they have a banged up knee or are forced to witness state sanctioned violence against an entire race, no way they go out there.?

?This is just like when [Eric] Tangradi blocked four shots in a row. Only instead of pucks they?re blocking out that voice in their heads saying this isn?t right.?
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

herman

https://twitter.com/GregBalloch/status/1298984136229580800
The onus really shouldn't be on black athletes (or people of colour in general) to solve systemic racism.
#27 #TeamFasstholes

L K

Quote from: herman on August 27, 2020, 01:17:01 PM
https://twitter.com/GregBalloch/status/1298984136229580800
The onus really shouldn't be on black athletes (or people of colour in general) to solve systemic racism.

But sports are my distraction from the world....yeah that?s why the disruption is actually slightly meaningful.   People need to start taking their heads out of their behinds and dealing with the crap going on in our society