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"Minnesota is just Canada with assault rifles."

Dude, that is some funny stuff! Seriously though, hockey is WAY more fun to watch than Futbal, and my team was out after the first round of the playoffs.

Breathe too hard near an over-dramatic striker and the guy acts like he was hit by sniper fire. Yellow cards are distributed randomly. Goals are more rare than rioting English fans. The best team often loses. And I get distracted by the growing grass.

Winning Lord Stanley's Cup is the hardest accomplishment in all of sports. Goalies covered in Michelin Man protection who have the reflexes of cats. Defensemen who relish skating 10 meters across the ice just to hit you as hard as they can and knock you into plywood and plexiglass. Everyone on the ice wearing razor sharp skates and tumbling every-which-way. And having to do it all again two nights later, for two whole months, after having spent the last 10 months getting into position to do so. Best of all the NHL is a pro league with teams in two countries.

PS- The reason hockey players are pasty white is because they spend their lives in the bowels of modern sports arenas and playing on a freezing cold surface.

Some of the above was tongue-in-cheek.

by US Blues on Mon Jun 14th, 2010 at 07:37:24 PM EST
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Oh no, Winning the Tour-de France is the hardest accomplishment in Sports

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jun 14th, 2010 at 09:11:25 PM EST
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In fact, it's so hard that it's never been done (honestly).

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 04:31:11 AM EST
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Do you have any evidence that there was cheating in the first one? (the second one they already started taking the train...)
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 04:39:16 AM EST
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"in living memory"

In loving memory of Marco Pantani

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 04:47:40 AM EST
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Evwn dishonestly, it's the hardest accomplishment in Sports


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 01:38:39 PM EST
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Harder than Race across America? How does one even define "harder" here?

BTW, a French woman is leading in the woman's section right now, riding on a recumbant, It's been going on for 6-7 days so far, and the leaders have about 1.000 miles to go.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 02:42:50 PM EST
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It turns out this question has been asked before. Their website compares RAAM with the Tour de France and with climbing Everest.
The Race Across America is almost 50% longer than the Tour de France. Solo racers will finish in about 10 days, which is half the time of the Tour de France, and will have no rest days. RAAM racers are not allowed to draft or ride in packs. Every solo racer will make their way across the country on their own power with no help with teammates.

Mt. Everest and the Race Across America are entirely different. Austrian adventurer Wolfgang Fasching has won solo RAAM three times and climbed Mt. Everest. In his opinion, - Everest is more dangerous, but RAAM is much harder.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 02:55:57 PM EST
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But don't pretend you saw Patrick Kane's championship winning goal. Like the rest of us, you had to see it first on instant replay. They need to slow the pucks down so we can enjoy goal scoring as it happens.

fairleft
by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 12:00:19 AM EST
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Because the fun is not in seeing the puck actually going into the goal but in the movement of the players around the rink.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 04:17:02 AM EST
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Well, now we're talking -- Kim Yu-Na, Mao Asada, Johnny Weir. That's my movement on the ice.

fairleft
by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 11:23:47 AM EST
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