I never really followed hockey, except for the occasional Sports Center highlight and a videogame here and there. At any rate, I do not really give a flying crap that players and owners cannot figure out how to get their heads out of their collective ass. Players and owners makes so much freaking money that it is really hard to feel sorry for either side; Lord only knows why it had to come to throwing away a whole season. It is just hard to understand strikes and lockouts in professional sports. I guess I am just a jealous little shit.
Apparently Jeremy Roenick thinks we should all go take a dump. Unfortunately for Jeremy or anyone else that thinks fringe fans – people like myself that just love sports – will bother to tune into hockey when it eventually resurfaces may be in for a big surprise. Who does Jeremy thinks pays for the privilege of playing professional sports?
“If people are going to sit and chastise pro athletes for being cocky, they need to look at one thing and that’s the deal we’re going to be signing in about three weeks … Pro athletes are not cocky. Pro athletes care about the game. Everybody out there who calls us spoiled because we play a game, they can kiss my ass.”
“I will say personally, to everybody who calls us spoiled, you guys are just jealous,” Roenick said. [Just Google for a source.]
Me jealous of the life of a professional athlete? No thank you.
I do not know Jeremy, but I can only assume he is a first class asshole. Whatever; Jeremy does not what me back, so I will not bother to watch (if I can actually find hockey on TV at some point this year). Does the NHL even have a TV contract now that ESPN pulled out?
Oh yeah; I almost forgot. On ESPN radio this morning I heard that part of the new CBA would expand the number of playoff teams by 4. So pretty much any Tom, Dick, and Harry team will make a playoff run, but will anyone give a flying f’?