(CBS) It’s no secret that the Nashville Predators don’t appreciate Chicago Blackhawks fans coming to Bridgestone Arena and taking over. So once again last night in their 3-2 home win against the Blackhawks, the Predators utilized passive-aggressive tactics to try to silence the visitors. The Predators chose to play “God Bless America” instead of [...]
(CBS) It’s no secret that the Nashville Predators don’t appreciate Chicago Blackhawks fans coming to Bridgestone Arena and taking over. So once again last night in their 3-2 home win against the Blackhawks, the Predators utilized passive-aggressive tactics to try to silence the visitors. The Predators chose to play “God Bless America” instead of the national anthem before the start of Thursday’s game, a move the organization had employed before as a way to quiet Blackhawks fans, who are famous for cheering loudly throughout the Star-Spangled Banner at the United Center as the talented Jim Cornelison belts out the anthem.
The origin of Chicago fans cheering wildly during the national anthem dates back to the 1980s, according to this New York Times article. Some say it started in 1982, while everyone agrees it took off in 1985 when the Blackhawks hosted the heavily favored Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of the conference finals.
The Predators went to great lengths to shun Blackhawks fans, as the franchise had another campaign to keep Chicago’s red shirts out of the arena. Thursday’s game was included in all season-ticket packages that were sold, season-ticket holders could buy extra tickets before the general public and an exchange was set up in which any Blackhawks red shirt could be turned in for a Predators shirt, according to Yahoo Sports. Plus, free popcorn was reportedly offered to those in gold. The promotions “didn’t work,” said Jay Zawaski, the Spiegel and Mannelly executive producer who was in attendance last night. Zawaski estimated at least 40 percent and perhaps more of the fans were Blackhawks supporters. “They couldn’t possibly have put every Hawks fan on camera,” Zawaski said. “There’s no way. It was crazy. For a Thursday night very early in the season, it was pretty crazy to see as many Hawks fans there as there were.
I thought not singing the National Anthem before a sporting event was actually illegal. Not even joking. Not trying to hyperbolize. I actually thought that if you didn’t sing the National Anthem and have a flag in the building it was against one of those antiquated laws. What the fuck even is this Nashville? It’s pathetic. To not sing the National Anthem because Hawks fans are so inside your head? My god. I love Nashville, great city, awesome time, but if Obama wakes up tomorrow and decides that Nashville is no longer part of America would anyone argue? I certainly wouldn’t. Grow up idiots and play the anthem.
This week we have the regular great deals and tons of TV’s at Joe’s. The OTB attached to Joe’s will be buzzing as well. That means while you watch NFL games you can bet on horses. Keeneland, Santa Anita, you name it. It’s basically the perfect spot on Sunday. Non stop action [...]
This week we have the regular great deals and tons of TV’s at Joe’s. The OTB attached to Joe’s will be buzzing as well. That means while you watch NFL games you can bet on horses. Keeneland, Santa Anita, you name it. It’s basically the perfect spot on Sunday. Non stop action from noon to night. Bears kick at 12, be there or be a loser who doesn’t like football, drinking and horse racing.
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It was a pretty shitty week for the Chicago Bears, huh? Demoralizing loss, locker room tirades, and ex-superstars ripping the hell out of their old team. The good news about Sunday is that it will put this whole debacle in the rear-view mirror, for the time being. The bad news is that for some damn reason, we couldn’t be [...]
It was a pretty shitty week for the Chicago Bears, huh? Demoralizing loss, locker room tirades, and ex-superstars ripping the hell out of their old team. The good news about Sunday is that it will put this whole debacle in the rear-view mirror, for the time being. The bad news is that for some damn reason, we couldn’t be up against Jacksonville or some shit.
1st Down: Buzz Brady
I think everything being made about Brady’s decline is exaggerated. That said, we all saw the Chiefs game, it’s not rocket science by any means that pressuring him (or any quarterback for that matter) is what makes the Patriots plan of attack crumble. If the Bears can create consistent pressure with the front four then things should go okay for us on defense. The goal is to get every New Englander to motherfuck Josh McDaniels as much as possible. Put him in a tizzy and force him to make some McDaniels play calls that put the Patriots in questionable positions.
2nd Down: Everybody Pat Chung Tonight
While Chung may have shown flashes of all-pro play this season, he is still Patrick Chung, meaning he displays proneness to blown coverages or an over-pursuit a couple times a game. This year he has Revis Island to help mask his inconsistencies, but Trestman needs to figure out a way to expose this guy with the slot receiver. That would call for a Santonio Holmes or a Josh Morgan to step up and I think they’re more than capable of doing so.
3rd Down: Stop The Stoolie Part II
Stop the Stoolie Part I was a colossal disaster, if you’ll remember. I want to believe that the outcome will be better in this particular contest but my confidence is about as high as Mike Dexter’s from “Can’t Hardly Wait” after somebody called him a “fag” at that party. Yeah, that bad. Our linebackers have been consistently getting taken to the woodshed by tight-ends as of late, with the Dolphins game being no exception. Philbin and co. centered their attack around exposing our inability to cover atheltic pass-catchers between the hashes. Expect to see Gronk early and often.
4th Down: Expose Patriots Hampered Linebacking Corps
Two HUGE blows for the Patriots during weeks has been the loss of Jerod Mayo and Chandler Jones. It’s going to be interesting to see how well their defense functions without them, seeing as how Jones’s “Mr. Hyde” has to be better than what they’re going to trot out there on Sunday. Forte needs to be established early, unlike that measly two carry first half last week. In addition, Martellus Bennett needs to get cooking as well and can only benefit from a fast start from Forte. Martellus may wind up being the biggest x-factor in this game.
Cutty, we need ya, kid. Let’s right this ship and get the offense back to how it was last year.
I’m not going be one of those other city hardos who is going to come at New England about how they haven’t won shit lately. They’ve been the poster child for regular season winning for over a decade and I say that meaning no disrespect. The Bears are going to have to strap it up and be air tight to sneak out of Gillette with a win. Let’s hope it happens.
What a fucking narc
Such a fucking Narc. Just can’t have a student athlete fornicating with a porn star. Not on Rovell’s watch. He’s the roommate who tells the RA that you’ve been violating study hours when you’re fucking your girlfriend past 11 pm. If Rovell can’t fuck no one can. Those are the rules guys, check the book.
Love how Rovell pretends he doesn’t know who Lisa Ann is. Get the fuck out of here. I bet D is a porn freak.
Man, this one hurt. Poor Dickie V. I imagine him hearing the news and just screaming at the top of his lungs. I’M CRUSHED BABY! CRUSHED!!!! What a heartless move by Joe Maddon. So you want more money. So you want a different job. Well how about stop being a selfish prick [...]
Man, this one hurt. Poor Dickie V. I imagine him hearing the news and just screaming at the top of his lungs. I’M CRUSHED BABY! CRUSHED!!!!
What a heartless move by Joe Maddon. So you want more money. So you want a different job. Well how about stop being a selfish prick for once and think about how Dickie V is going to feel? Dickhead.
With all of that said if Theo can convince Ricky Renteria that he’s been promoted to 1st base coach and then hire Joe Maddon as manager that would be greeeeat.
(Source) Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn are not engaged, but that hasn’t stopped the Green Bay Packers quarterback from giving his girlfriend a special ring as a show of affection. The New York Post did an interview with the actor and noticed a vintage yellow-gold ring that has a large oval emerald (Packers colors?) on Munn’s right ring finger. Munn disclosed that Rodgers bought it for her as a gift after hearing her talk about it. “I wore this for a premiere, and he had heard me talking to my stylist about being obsessed with it. It is such a special ring, and then he surprised me,” Munn told The Post.
“It’s not that kind of ring, by the way. It’s not the special ring. I mean, it’s a very special ring, but it is not the special ring.” If you’re wondering whether an engagement is coming any time soon, it might be a little early for that. The two reportedly have been dating since around April or May.
Awwww Aaron, how cute. You bought your girlfriend a little promise ring. Does this mean you’re officially going steady? You guys gonna kiss next week? Maybe touch a boob?
Fucking A-Rodg. Be lamer man. Who the fuck buys their adult girlfriend a promise ring? And yeah I know that no one actually called it a promise ring but me but that’s what it is. It’s a fucking promise ring. Probably got himself a matching friendship bracelet to go along with it too. Made her a gimp necklace. And I know this is jealousy and he has real estate in my brain but I don’t care. I’m going to let my hate out, it’s unhealthy to do otherwise. How does anyone not see that he’s the biggest tool in the world? Makes me want to puke.
Just a stat I pulled up from earlier today. Aaron Rodgers pre ebola QBR – 59.9. Post Ebola – 91.47. Makes you think. Probably should get a suspension for this.