Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Even The Scab Refs Think That Gary Bettman Is Poop

How has this guy not been brutally murdered yet?
We’ve all probably watched a good amount of NFL action over the first two weeks of the season. The one aspect that continues to outshine the games themselves is the gross incompetence of the replacement referees. I mean, week one was OK, I guess, but this shit is just getting dangerous now. Cheap shots are running rampant. Consequences are limited at best yet actually quite non-existent. Hell, even Hines Ward is trying to get back into the league to snap a few more femurs from behind just like the old days. I don’t blame the refs though because they are supposed to be horrible; this is on the stupid faggot Commissioner. Someone very important is going to get hurt unless he stops pointlessly playing financial chicken with the guys that can actually control the cannibalistic barbarians on the field. This strike needs to end. The real refs have won. Give them 75% of what they want and get some order back in the game. We’re about two more weeks away from fans storming the field and murdering one of these scabs who are doing the best they can considering they were stroking it during Lingerie League games 6 months ago.

I say this all the time but Roger Goodell is a terrible front man for the league. Everyone hates him and nothing that he’s done or implemented is an honest attempt at improving the game. But even The Rog has to bow down to Gary Bettman when it comes to being the most incompetent man in the history of sports.

Hockey isn’t a huge topic around here but now that the NHL is locked out for the third fucking time in the last 20 years, I feel like we can all band together and laugh at how dumb these people are. This is just amazing to me. The league, even without ANY help from ESPN, continues to grow and that is something that many doubted would ever happen after the lost season. But they defied the odds by getting a fairly nice deal with NBC, lucking their way into a slew of marketable stars that the diehard fans loathe, and having the massive market teams go deep into the playoffs. It wasn’t easy to get back on their feet, but they were standing again to the surprise of many.

Yeah, that’s over now. And this entire situation makes ZERO sense. It basically boils down to NHL owners wanting a bigger piece of the revenue pie from the players and complaining about salaries getting out of control. From what I’ve read, it is entirely the fault of the big market teams who want to piss and moan about this shit (like the Flyers) and then offer Nashville’s Shea Weber a 17 year/nine figure deal (the Flyers actually did this). Basically, Bettman and the owners are making the players stay home and eat shit because they can’t control themselves in the offseason. These dumbass contracts were a big reason for the lost season lockout and they are the #1 reason this time. The people running this sport can’t stop themselves from out dumbfucking each other so now they want the players to roll back the salaries THAT THEY AGREED TO GIVE THEM!

OMG, this entire situation is so stupid and unnecessary that I just want to mail a box of diarrhea to the league office in Toronto. All the goodwill that the NHL has built over the last five years is gone. It isn’t the fault of the players AT ALL either (although with Donald Fehr involved, they will surely fuck this up, too). This is all big, rich Canadian asshole and his buddies that are fucking up a good thing.

I don’t care if you like hockey or not. I do and that is all that matters. The fact is that the live experience of hockey (yes, I’m talking about the Blue Jackets) is still wildly enjoyable and it doesn’t take much effort to get into the arena for free (or at least dirt cheap). Figure this fucking shit out before Columbus loses the goddamn All Star Game and I lose my taste for $9 Labatt Blues. Hockey is a great game that just can’t seem to get out of its own way. Gary Bettman is the absolute fucking worst commissioner in the history of commissioning things. I’m sure that I missed quite a few “Bettman Blows” highlights that hopefully one of you can add to in the comments.

It just amazes me that a guy responsible for three work stoppages is still allowed to run the league. The only explanation I can think of is that everyone just loves watching him get boo’ed mercilessly at arenas throughout North America. I know that it always makes me laugh. Fucking dork. They need to get this resolved though because, while Red Wings fans are assholes, even they don’t deserve to have to focus their entire attention on the Pistons.

38 comments:

The Iceman said...

FIRST! Suck it, Grumpy.

First, let me first correct G$ (from yesterdays's second rate college football post) and remind you all that not everyone thought MSU would roll the Fighting Gay Boys. This blogger fucking NAILED the lock of the week by picking those Catholic queers to win. Fuck, I'm good.

Second, it doesn't surprise me that a spineless turd like Brady would react the way he did yesterday about Ohio's near loss to Cal. Really nothing that Brady says shocks me any more.

Third, John L. Smith wants you to SMILE!! LOLZ! What a fuckin weirdo...

Grumpy said...

Iceman is up at 3:41 because he's on the toilet eliminating the horrible food he's been eating. Even posts disgusting pictures of his dinner plate on Facebook.

GMoney said...

John L. Smith continues to be ELITE and being CRAY.

Big Bro finale tonight...WHO YA GOT? I'm still sticking with Ian to take home the 500K with Dan finishing second and securing America's vote. Danielle will cry because that is what she does. All this and more after the 90 minute premiere of Jeff Kent's porno 'stache on Survivor.

MuDawgfan said...

I don't disagree much with G$, but I do disagree that Roger Goddell has been a bad commishioner.

He's been more approachable with interviews and public communication than any previous Commish (especially Tagliabue). He's been more than fair to assholes like James Harrison and Pac-Man Jones and he navigated the lockout of the most valuable sports league in the history of earth and not one game was missed. He's been very open in the fact that if a city invests in a new stadium, he WILL bring a Superbowl to your town and that's awesome. Places like Detroit and NYC had the chance to host the game and it gives extra motivation to places like Minneapolis, Kansas City and San Fransisco.

The "Ginger Hammer" can stay commish for as long as he likes as far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling Ian makes a move tonight - wins the competition and takes Danielle with him instead of Dan. Ian wins.

I want to see Dan win and Kara half naked when they bring the other contestants back.

Seal

Grumpy said...

Dan wins because G$ is terrible at understanding how the game works.

Nate B. said...

I'm three days late on this one, but does anybody else here watch Boardwalk Empire? Season 3 Premiere was this past Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Watch it MUDawg....the "cool" thing to do is bash Goodell. I pretty much agree with you....I think he's been a great commish. But, I do think he could have handled Bounty-Gate and this ref situation better. I don't like how reporters seem to like to say "The NFL makes BILLIONS of dollars...just give the refs what they want!". That's not smart bizness fuckwads. Next time they are just going to play hardball as well and want even more. I think he could have this wrapped up, but I don't think he should just give them whatever they want. It's not his job to do so.

As for the NHL situation....I ain't even mad YET. I've always thought the NHL Training Camp is wayyyyyy too long. It's basically a training camp for prospects...not too much the real team. So, I don't view this as a lockout yet....and I'm under the belief that they can't be dumb enough to do this again. Is this denial? Perhaps. But, it would be insane with how popular the league is right now with young people to do this and I can't believe they would risk alienating them. Fuckin' Bettman. So, I'm under a wait and see on this....but, yeah I'll lose my shit if it actually does come to fruition....even with this being the worst Wings team since the mid 90's.

--Drew

GMoney said...

More than fair? Yeah, Harrison and Pacman might be decent examples but how about suspending the bounty games with no real evidence (the courts agree) or giving Ben a 4 week vacation for having no charges filed against him (although that was funny). He has a Napoleon Complex but not the good kind where you play Napoleon Football. His punishments make almost no sense and seem to vary based on skin color. HE RAYCESS! And I say that because if you look at hurting Brett Favre on purpose (GREAT IDEA) or blatantly taping another team's signals to create an advantage, which deserves more punishment? I'll tell you one thing, NE hasn't won shit since they got caught.

He's still throwing game on the NFL Network even though half the country doesn't get it. I, for one, don't particularly care for all these Thursday nighters either. It takes away from the greatness of Thanksgiving. Thursdays are for Swanson anyway.

He's only available for interviews because Peter King constantly is at his taint.

The player's strike and the ref's strike is HIS JOB and he has handled both poorly.

Player safety? LOL! I don't care where Super Bowls are hosted. YOU WRONG!

Oh, and I understand the game perfectly because I know that people have emotions and aren't just going to sit back and applaud the guy who put the knife in them. There are consequences for lying to everyone and strategy isn't the only part of the game. AGAIN, Dan played the type of game that viewers love but has very little chance to win. If I was in the jury (would never happen because I would have evicted his spiky haired ass already), I wouldn't vote for him to be quite honest.

GMoney said...

Drew, how do the owners let him still run the league? It makes no sense! I read on a Jackets blog the other day (yes they exist) that "I love my team but I absolutely hate the league that they play in". Perfect. They are that stupid because management's only play throughout the past 20 years is "FUCK YOU WE'RE CLOSING THE DOORS". Absolutely brilliant.

But I agree that the NFL shouldn't just cave in and give the refs everything that they want. That IS a dumb plan. Yet this has gone long enough over fucking pennies. Someone is going to get murdered out there over a pension plan. With every week that goes by, Goodell keeps becoming the bigger loser.

Nate, I like BE, but it isn't one of my favorites. I guess that I just don't 100% buy Steve Buscemi as being a man that should be respected.

Anonymous said...

G$ - you would vote for Danielle over Dan?

Seal

Anonymous said...

I'm not your buddy, pal...

- J Saul

Nate B. said...

Yeah, you have to suspend your disbelief a bit while Buscemi nails attractive women, but the rest of the casting is what makes the show. Van Alden alone (as fucked up as he is), makes the show.

Prime99 said...

Iceman is up because that post occurred at 9:41pm Maui time, although Grumpy is correct in the sense that shitting is difficult after eating all the Hawaiian fish/food.

I'd like to not lose my NHL-enjoying momentum but if they are really dumb enough to proceed with an extended lockout, then fuck it. You'll lose a fringe fan like myself.

Goodell is approachable because of his awkward handshake/hugs during the draft. What's that? It makes him less approachable? Alright....

Anonymous said...

I'm not your pal, friend...

- J Saul

Anonymous said...

I'm not your friend, guy

I'm not your guy, buddy....

- J Saul

GMoney said...

I actually think that I would vote for Danielle over Dan. Sure, she was his puppet but she won more competitions than he did so it's not like she truly coasted. Plus, she slipped a few nips this season.

That's enough, Terrence, Philip, and JSaul.

Anonymous said...

" I'll tell you one thing, NE hasn't won shit since they got caught." --- LOLZ...except the AFC last year. DUMB argument.

G$...The only answer I have to your question is what commissioner EVA gets fired? Doesn't it seem like all of these guys at the big four always have lifetime jobs?

--Drew

Grumpy said...

Dan will throw the final HOH to Ian because he doesn't believe he can beat Danielle in the jury vote. He believes Ian, as final HOH, will take him to the Final 2. By doing this he lets Ian evict Danielle, thus securing her vote on the jury.

Dan beats Ian 4-3.

Not voting for Dan proves you don't get the game at all. In the end it's a game and you reward the best player even if they lied and cheated, because that's how the game is supposed to be played. You and that whiny bitch Frank deserve each other.

GMoney said...

IT IS NOT A GAME YOU FUCKING TOOL. Chutes and Ladders is a game. A 500K prize is not a reward given to the winner of Candyland. I used to think the same way that you do about how a social game is pointless but it isn't. It is VERY important; quite possibly the most important part of winning these shows. YOU DON'T GET REALITY TV.

Ian evicted Frank, Boogie, AND Janelle and won more competitions without pissing people off. He's going to win 6-1 if he gets to the final.

You don't throw the final HOH and put your fate into someone else's hands, idiot.

Bill Belichick and Brady give no fucks about pointless AFC titles. GREAT argument.

GMoney said...

Either way, it should be a wild conclusion to a very satisfying season.

Anonymous said...

Nate B, I watch Boardwalk Empire and I thought the premiere was excellent, but Steve Buscemi is no Jimmy Smits. That was another great episode of Sons of Anarchy last night. Needs to be reiterated Jimmy Smits > any other guest character in television history.

Buke

Jeff said...

Saw this twitter gem: "Even with the NHL lockout in place, analyst still expect the Columbus Blue Jackets to lose 67 games this year."

LOLZ, please be terribly wrong. :(

Brady said...

I thought my comments on the Cal game were pretty fair, Ice. Go choke on a Mai Tai at Benny Hanna's you dick. Where is my Volcano pic by the way?

I just sit back and laugh at the NHL. It is a cool sport and those guys are fucking Monsters but the damage they do to themselves is ridiculous. How can you already be in another lockout? You better figure this shit out before the whole country doesn't give a fuck anymore.

I have no idea about Big Brother. I see the commercials and try to picture G$ running around the house raising hell. That's about it.

Has anybody been keeping up with "Louie" this year? It has gone off the deep end. It's just plain weird now.

Anonymous said...

It was a GREAT argument. You said they ahven't won "shit", when in fact they have still been wildly successful.

Do you think The Soldier is washed up and will suck with NE? I actually do. I saw him on an info-mercial using some female exercise sliding machine the other night. I couldn't help but shake my head in disgust that someone thought it was a good idea to have Winslow selling this thing. I'd be more inclined to purchase it if Carl Winslow was selling it.

The best reality show begins tonight. Real World Road Rules Challenge....90 minute premiere tonight! Can't wait.

--Drew

GMoney said...

CARL WINSLOW REFERENCE!!! I love me some Reginald vel Johnson. I think that he might be gay.

Brady, you hit it on the head even though you are a novice. Hockey is freaking awesome but these idiots can't stop fucking their own butts.

The Jackets will win the Cup this year because Rick Nash was holding them back all these years!

Sons was good last night although I feel like these guys turn themselves into the police every other episode. I just don't care as much anymore. Hell, I thought that Jax and Doctor Sweet Ass were already married.

If Jimmy Smits is later revealed to have a psychotic brother named Ohhhh-scar I'm going to lose it.

Nate B. said...

Buke,

Are you still tuning into WGN's all star lineup?

Nick Freno Licensed Teacher comes to mind.

Anonymous said...

Nate, I don't think I've watched a non-Cubs game on WGN since they pulled Mutant-X from the Sci-Fi Sunday lineup. The once proud network has really fallen off in recent years. They do however, employ the greatest weatherman in America, Mr Tom Skilling

Anonymous said...

False. Jim Cantore is the best and an American treasure.

Ide

GMoney said...

You're both wrong. JYM GANAHL (and Stan Stasiak).

Weatherman Wars!!!

Anonymous said...

Jim Cantore reported about Katrina in the middle of the fucking ocean while it was happening. And you just know the entire time he was laughing his ass off at the drowning minorities as pussies. Granted, his GoreTex TWC jacket is able to withstand any condition, he is the Ron Swanson of weather.

Ide

Anonymous said...

Ide is spot on....Jim Cantore is the GOAT. This past hurricane was great...you could actually hear the depression in his voice when he would have to say that the hurricane was weakening. He wanted destruction and dead bodies floating.

I'm surprised that Chris Bradley isn't G$'s favorite Columbus weatherman, since Bradley is a full homo.

--Drew

Anonymous said...

Yeah, when it changed course to NO but was downgraded to a tropical depression, he didn't even bother to cover it. He was really wanting Florida to drown. He is an amazing man.

Ide

GMoney said...

I don't even know who the local weather people are other than the guy who hilariously goes by Jym. What kind of fruit actually watches the news to get a weather update? Drew does.

Anonymous said...

I happened to see Jym Ganahl in the minneapolis airport last time I flew back to Ohio. I noticed him, struck up a brief convo and at the end he made it clear he didn't want the other 5 people near us to know that they were in the presence of a local C list celebrity. Jym was not doing a great job of keeping his low profile due to the fact he was wearing his NBC gear though.

Does anyone back there, other than Damman, remember Tram Mai?

Buke

Prime99 said...

Best weatherman ever: John-John Mackey (Tim Meadows)

Prime99 said...

Josh Morgan received death threats. DC does death threats best.

GMoney said...

A couple of other Sons thoughts:

*Two weeks in a row of interracial boning! Can they keep it up? That guy that was drilling (absolutelt DRILLING) Tig's daughter looked an awful lot like Adrian Peterson.

*If you name your daughters Fawn and Dawn, you deserve to lose one of them.

*This Pope guy is about a month away from Randy Watson hair. I can't wait for the full transformation.

*Shouldn't Unser be dead by now? He is really worthless although the new Sheriff fucking sucks.