08 January 2009

Why we should look to the NFL for guidance

Once upon a time, being named to the NHL All Star game was an amazing honour. Not that it's not now, but it doesn't have nearly the significance it once did, especially with a traveshamockery being made of the whole voting process, year after year. So let's take a page out of the NFL's book, shan't we?

  • 1/3 of the vote is decided by the fans
  • 1/3 of the vote is decided by the players
  • 1/3 of the vote is decided by the coaches and GMs
While I admire the effort of the fans to get a hard-working, oft-overlooked player into the ASG (after all, where would we be without our hard-nosed blue-collar workers?!), the Habs fans once again overachieve, and take crazy to a whole new fucking level. And frankly, I didn't think that was possible. But no. No no. Habsy the clown and his Kool-aid drinking followers have raised the bar on the crazy. And not the funny, haha, crack me up crazy. The uncomfortable, what-the-fuck-is-wrong-with-you?! crazy. Not Martin Lawrence craaaaaaa-zy. Chris Rock crayZEE! Just remember people, there's a fine line between clever and stupid. Seems that line blurs in translation.

Let's take a look at the players who did not make the starting line up, shall we?

Jeff Carter: 27G, 17A, 44P, +7
Phil Kessel: 24G, 16P, 40P, +16
Alex Ovechkin: 27G, 26A, 53P, +12
Marc Savard: 13G, 36A, 49P, +25

All of those players, except one, made the Eastern Conference reserve. And Kess? Well, I hope Kess didn't do like Savvy (4:42pm), and leave that weekend open.

The All Star Game has become a joke. Everyone's saying it, but is anyone listening? How many more years do the fans get to outsmart the league, and turn it into a circus? Change the way the voting is done, and make our vote far less significant than it is. Clearly, we can not be trusted, and even as they're snickering while accepting the "honour" of being named an All-Star, the players aren't too likely to rock that union boat and call shenanigans. Or bullshit. So someone needs to. Who's going to step up and be the hero?


Anonymous said...

I agree that the botting fans did was unfair, but the Habs weren't the only team who did it. Several Pens fans admitted to using the same code to mock the Habs fans and get the Pens in the starting lineup.

Its still bullshit though.

Maali said...

Yeah but the Habs started it. And I won't lie, I looked into it, b/c I know how to write the scripts they used - I wanted Kari in! Haha. But still - lookit the numbers between starters in the West and the East. Ridiculous. Something needs to change.