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#1773509 - 01/08/13 02:44 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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I don't buy the argument that players in pro sports have a shorter earning career and that is why they need bigger checks and a pension...If I were an average NHL player and making $500,000 per year and played 10 years, I've earned $5,000,000 over the course of the contract. There aren't too many people over the course of a 45 year working careeer outside of professional sports that make this kind of money...you'd have to make just over $111,111 per year for 45 years to make that...and only 34% of companies in America still offer pensions, and that percentage decreases annually...
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#1773513 - 01/08/13 02:47 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: ChoiceGilmore
I don't buy the argument that players in pro sports have a shorter earning career and that is why they need bigger checks and a pension...If I were an average NHL player and making $500,000 per year and played 10 years, I've earned $5,000,000 over the course of the contract. There aren't too many people over the course of a 45 year working careeer outside of professional sports that make this kind of money...you'd have to make just over $111,111 per year for 45 years to make that...and only 34% of companies in America still offer pensions, and that percentage decreases annually...


A good percentage of the pro sports players if it was not for sports would be involved in illegal activity (dealing drugs, theft (see current bengals)) and may have had a greater earining potenial. And it would be tax free money. eek
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#1773517 - 01/08/13 02:48 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: ChoiceGilmore
I don't buy the argument that players in pro sports have a shorter earning career and that is why they need bigger checks and a pension...If I were an average NHL player and making $500,000 per year and played 10 years, I've earned $5,000,000 over the course of the contract. There aren't too many people over the course of a 45 year working careeer outside of professional sports that make this kind of money...you'd have to make just over $111,111 per year for 45 years to make that...and only 34% of companies in America still offer pensions, and that percentage decreases annually...


Plus there's that other thing....
THEY ARE PLAYING A GAME!!! mad
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#1773518 - 01/08/13 02:49 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? edAudit
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A good percentage of the pro sports players if it was not for sports would be involved in illegal activity (see current bengals))


they manage to fit both into their schedule
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#1773521 - 01/08/13 02:50 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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#1773524 - 01/08/13 02:51 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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I wonder how many people have actually ice skated in the dead of winter?

I would rather have the flu....
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#1773541 - 01/08/13 03:04 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? Pale Rider
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I wonder how many people have actually ice skated in the dead of winter?

I would rather have the flu....
Those mammoths aren't going to hunt themselves.
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#1773568 - 01/08/13 03:26 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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*sigh* All this hockey talk and now Imma have to see how much Sharks tickets are.
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#1773668 - 01/08/13 05:05 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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Super excited that there will be hockey!!!! 50 games is better than no games. Hooray!

I don't attend games anymore cuz the ticket prices are exorbitant, but it's far better tv viewing than most of the "reality" garbage that's on in the evenings.
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#1773712 - 01/08/13 05:42 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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I don't attend games any more because they've introduced cheerleaders. "Ice Girls." Really? How stupid.
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#1773715 - 01/08/13 05:45 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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Hey, if it distracts the guys long enough for me to get ahead in the beer line, it works for me. smile
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#1773719 - 01/08/13 05:52 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? A_G
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Are you suggesting we move toward a more socialistic society where incomes are distributed more evenly? whistle laugh



are you trying to start a political discussion?

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#1773731 - 01/08/13 06:03 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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Hm. The "ice girls" here just sweep the ice every once and awhile. No cheerleading.

I'd love to get to a Mighty Mighty Blackhawks game, but I know all the tickets will be unfairly overpriced now that the season is shortened. frown
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#1773749 - 01/08/13 06:25 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? BurntSienna
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Originally Posted By: Mulberry

I don't attend games anymore cuz the ticket prices are exorbitant, but it's far better tv viewing than most of the "reality" garbage that's on in the evenings.


Can there be any higher praise for television programming of hockey than this!?!? laugh laugh
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#1773752 - 01/08/13 06:26 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? Miscuit
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Originally Posted By: A_G
Are you suggesting we move toward a more socialistic society where incomes are distributed more evenly? whistle laugh



are you trying to start a political discussion?



Don't be silly. He had someone help him put that sentence together.
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#1773756 - 01/08/13 06:29 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? TB 12
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he was going to refer to his latest gadget for inspiration but all it said was "this is the sound a duck makes"
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#1773762 - 01/08/13 06:34 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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I've never been to a hockey game and I'm thinking this might be a great year to get reduced priced tickets as a lot of people might be just a weeeeeeeeeeee it perturbed about the strike.
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#1773767 - 01/08/13 06:42 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? Miscuit
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Originally Posted By: Miscuit
Originally Posted By: A_G
Are you suggesting we move toward a more socialistic society where incomes are distributed more evenly? whistle laugh



are you trying to start a political discussion?



BSA actually.
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#1773783 - 01/08/13 06:58 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
I have attended hockey games, both professional and minor league...for entertainment, minor league is better as they do much more to involve the fan base...fast game, exciting in person, boring on TV...the only sport i'd say is more entertaining in person was when I attended the Brazil v Netherlands semi-final in the 94 world cup...nothing compares to live soccer with rabid national team fans...

baseball, football, and basketball, have attended all at the professional level...they pale in comparison...
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#1773787 - 01/08/13 07:00 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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There is something therapeutic about beating people with hockey sticks, just sayin'. smile
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#1773790 - 01/08/13 07:01 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
and if you can sit by the glass and pound it, all the better...
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#1773801 - 01/08/13 07:11 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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nothing compares to live soccer


other comparable (and equally thrilling) activities:

1) paint drying
2) root canal
3) a kick to the groin
4) watching a Nic Cage movie marathon
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#1773803 - 01/08/13 07:13 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? Peepers
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Not including Con Air.

That was a good Nic Cage movie.
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#1773806 - 01/08/13 07:17 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? A_G
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that's unpossible

also, Ben Affleck can be substituted for Nic Cage with the same effect
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#1773807 - 01/08/13 07:16 PM Re: Are you excited teh NHL is coming back? HappyGilmore
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