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  1. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    11 Jun '11 02:16
    One example: http://www.jokeroo.com/videos/sport/dirty-headshot-hit.html

    I'm not sure if people really go to watch Ice Hockey as a genuine sport.
    It would appear, in a large case of scenarios to my experience, that a vast majority go to watch fights break out, as per the example above.

    If this was a serious sport, there wouldn't be a simple sin bin, but court charges for such a dangerous tackle that was life threatening. After such a tackle the referees just stand by, in the majority of cases, and watch the guys fight, in public and on national TV, without intervening until the last moments. Is this acceptable for such highly paid "sportsmen"?

    If this is really acceptable behaviour, then I have to denounce Ice Hockey as a professionally serious sport.

    Opinions please.

    -m.
  2. 11 Jun '11 04:16
    I never watched a Ice Hockey game to see a fight. I would watch UCF to see a fight.
  3. 14 Jun '11 19:43
    It's called hockey, not ice hockey.
  4. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    14 Jun '11 19:59
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    It's called hockey, not ice hockey.
    Wrong!! It is properly called Ice Hockey to distinguish it from Field Hockey.

    Maybe all you watch is Ice Hockey, so YOU refer to it as only "hockey", but you are incorrect.

    Ever see the distinction made between American Football, Australian Rules Football,
    and Football (or what many call Soccer)?
  5. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    15 Jun '11 10:30 / 1 edit
    Mikelom: ice hockey is the gayest sport per se. A bunch of grown up
    dudes skating on ice, which is the most feminine thing on earth, besides
    having babies.

    So, the fighting is important so the players and the audience who like
    ice hockey feel less gay. Although it is still gay.

    Ice hockey is a Freudian phenomenon.
  6. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    15 Jun '11 17:42
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Mikelom: ice hockey is the gayest sport per se. A bunch of grown up
    dudes skating on ice, which is the most feminine thing on earth, besides
    having babies.

    So, the fighting is important so the players and the audience who like
    ice hockey feel less gay. Although it is still gay.

    Ice hockey is a Freudian phenomenon.


    I thought the most feminine thing was a period.

    Then again, that would explain why they want to make each other bleed.

    Now I understand the sport in it. Thanks for making it much clearer.

    -m.
  7. 15 Jun '11 22:12
    Originally posted by mikelom


    I thought the most feminine thing was a period.

    Then again, that would explain why they want to make each other bleed.

    Now I understand the sport in it. Thanks for making it much clearer.

    -m.
    It is and the amount of periods a woman has in a year is divisible by three. Three is a prime number. That is why they have three periods every game. GAY!
  8. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    15 Jun '11 23:45
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    It is and the amount of periods a woman has in a year is divisible by three. Three is a prime number. That is why they have three periods every game. GAY!
    Technically, you are incorrect in your theory.

    All women are not identical, but most follow a 28 day cycle with their period.
    (It coincides with the phases of the moon - FYI)

    Since they have a period every 28 days, and since we know there are 365 days in a year,
    if you do the math, that makes 13 periods per year, which, of course, is not divisible by 3 evenly as you suggest.

    You were correct that 3 is a prime number however, so we will give you partial credit.

    Nice try, but no cigar!!
  9. 16 Jun '11 02:09
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Technically, you are incorrect in your theory.

    All women are not identical, but most follow a 28 day cycle with their period.
    (It coincides with the phases of the moon - FYI)

    Since they have a period every 28 days, and since we know there are 365 days in a year,
    if you do the math, that makes 13 periods per year, which, of course, is not divisib ...[text shortened]... hat 3 is a prime number however, so we will give you partial credit.

    Nice try, but no cigar!!
    A womans period comes in three sections of 20 minutes taking a total of 60 minutes.


    Thus, if you take 365 and divide it by 20(minutes in a period) then multiply it by 60(minutes in a game) and now divide it by 3 you get 365. THAT is the real reason there is three periods in a game.
  10. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    16 Jun '11 15:05
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    A womans period comes in three sections of 20 minutes taking a total of 60 minutes.


    Thus, if you take 365 and divide it by 20(minutes in a period) then multiply it by 60(minutes in a game) and now divide it by 3 you get 365. THAT is the real reason there is three periods in a game.
    You sir, have never been with a woman if you believe a period lasts 60 minutes.

    You analogy STILL does not hold water.

    TRY AGAIN!!
  11. 16 Jun '11 22:05
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    You sir, have never been with a woman if you believe a period lasts 60 minutes.

    You analogy STILL does not hold water.

    TRY AGAIN!!
    It does for me.

    When the wife gets one I hang around for an hour max. I get her to text me when its safe to come home.
  12. 17 Jun '11 14:40
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    It's called hockey, not ice hockey.
    No, hockey is called hockey, since it's the original. Ice hockey, which is a poor imitation of a sport, is called ice hockey, because it's not the original.

    By the way, hockey players would beat seven shades of excrement out of ice hockey players, should they deign to. This becomes obvious once you realise that hockey players do not need shoulder pads and helmets, unlike ice hockey players.

    Richard
  13. 17 Jun '11 14:42
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    All women are not identical, but most follow a 28 day cycle with their period.
    (It coincides with the phases of the moon - FYI)
    Yes (to the non-identical), but no (to the 28 days... it's 29-ish, IIRC)... and NO! (to the moon thing). This moon myth has been debunked so many times I'm not even going to try and find evidence. Look it up for yourself.

    Richard
  14. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    19 Jun '11 21:38
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Yes (to the non-identical), but no (to the 28 days... it's 29-ish, IIRC)... and NO! (to the moon thing). This moon myth has been debunked so many times I'm not even going to try and find evidence. Look it up for yourself.

    Richard
    you have a 29ish day cycle for your period??

    That explains several things then.
  15. 20 Jun '11 20:35
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    you have a 29ish day cycle for your period??

    That explains several things then.
    Erm... no? Average, I was talking about, as I thought you were.

    Richard