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Thanks a million for all the tips yesterday, that was a SUPER productive comment section for me. As it stands right now, I’m in no rush to charge for any content, so until further notice, relax and enjoy, and I’ll try to find ways to make this site more attractive for you and your hockey brethren.
Well I’m using the collective power of your genius minds….
One of the segments in my show is going to be a “beer league tips” section, that, without being condescending, tries to give little tips that can help rec guys and gals out. Stuff like we’ve discussed on the blog – gap control, stick-on-puck for defenders, etc.
So, I ask you – is there anything in particular you feel like you’d like me to cover? Episode one while have a slapshots and shot-blockers segment, if all goes according to plan, so don’t pick that one.
Okay, let me bust out some thoughts quick before I take off on my trip:
The Lebron thing – the guy was an unrestricted (key word) free agent, wanted to win a ring, and chose a team he knew was going to be stacked. If it wasn’t for his stupid management and dumb ESPN special, I’d find it hard to be remotely upset with the guy for leaving Cleveland. Of course, those things did happen. So focusing on the actual signing….
What more did he owe his home town? He gave them SEVEN YEARS of his career and they failed to surround him with a cast of players you could call anything better than okay. As has been well covered, it was the way he went about the free agency period that made this so miserable for everyone. Lord knows he lost a lot of everyone’s respect, but I just don’t think we can hate on the decision.
For those people who say “you don’t see Kobe acting like this” (and there’s not many of them, since most people are informed), lets not forget that when things got rough for Kobe, he demanded that he or Shaq be traded immediately. And he was under contract when he drove O’Neal out, unlike Lebron who just picked a better team in free agency. As I saw someone tweet yesterday, we love our superstars until they act like superstars.
I don’t want to come off as a Lebron defender, cause he’s been a horrible, insufferable douche, I’m just saying – had he just picked Miami without the hoopla, people in Cleveland would still be pissed, and I don’t think he owes the city anything more. It’s like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life – can the guy just get outta Bedford for a few years? Most kids at least move cities for college.
I feel like free agency is like moving into a new place – you put all this time, effort and money into it until you sort of get comfortable, then you hit a wall and never finish the job. My apartment is MONEY, like fully moved into, only we never got around to making the guest room all decorated. And, since we’re comfortable now, we just leave it. Garth has stopped decorating the guest room. Finish the job my good man…. frankly, the living room’s not looking so hot either.
Doing my first podcast with my college roommate of yore, Charlie Kronschnabel, and a few hours of shooting each day (including a midnight on-ice shoot Sunday), so I won’t be blogging til Tuesday. However, I am a tweet machine, as you know, so you can follow me that was at www.twitter.com/jtbourne
It’s the weekend! Hope it’s a good one folks. Let me know if you have any ideas for the show!