Coming Clean

Whenever I read a story from CBC’s Elliotte Freidman or Bob McKenzie at TSN or any of the other hockey guys telling us about the lockout and how it’s going, I always notice a bunch of comments that basically say the same thing; Who cares. I’ve moved on. Yawn.

So I’m hesitant to talk about it because lots of people don’t care.

Okay, I’ll be honest. It’s a great excuse to stay away because frankly, most of the time I don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t forget, I was the guy who used to get 10 out of a 100 on my math exams. If I managed 40 out of 100, I felt like Einstein. These words – “fixed targets, make-whole provisions” and the rest is all Greek to me. The only words I know are “He shoots, he scores, Gomez misses the net, Marchand goes for the knees, and Bugsy McSwain takes a dump at centre ice.”

It does seem like the two sides are getting closer though, and it’s possible that hockey will be back in December. If they can figure out that “make-whole” thingy.

Oh, oh. I hear a bunch of “who cares.”


5 thoughts on “Coming Clean”

  1. Dennis,

    It still surprises me to hear in dank rainy London, England, Europe that a major professional sport can have 3 lock outs in such a short time period.

    There’s nothing I could say that hasn’t been said by others.

    The deadline for agreeing a deal before the start of the season seems to mean little, indeed it’s just the starting gun for the long arm wrestle.

    Of course no-one wants this. But then hey, no-one wants not to have it so badly that they get business done before a lockout.

    It’s like breaking a taboo. You do it once, maybe just maybe you’ll do it again. But after the third or fourth time, it’s a habit.

  2. Blue Bayou, good old Derek Sanderson said it best the other day. “What the hell’s a basketball guy and a baseball guy doing running hockey?”

  3. I know I’m getting more and more fed up as each day passes. I had no faith that yesterday would solve anything and sadly I wasn’t proven wrong. I know Bob has said they are now “in the same universe” in regards to these talks but that doesn’t really inspire any hope. No fault of Bob’s though.

    I’m glad to know someone who has math skills about as good as mine art. Funny thing is though, creative people aren’t really supposed to be good that way. There are exceptions of course but in general the more artsy people tend to be terrible with math.

    I still think Bettman needs a good swift kick in the ass.

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