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  • 12/01/2013, 10:54AM ET

The Swedes

Argos. (184-101-29) vs Gogo Yubari (6-6-1)
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Follow my format. Pick Team Sweden for the 2014 olympic ice hockey.

Sedin - Sedin - Steen
Zetterberg - Backstrom - Eriksson
Landeskog - Franzen - Alfredsson
Heglin - Berglund - Hornqvist
13th: Johansson

Brodin - Karlsson
Kronwall - Ekman Larson
Edler - Hedman
7th: Hjalmarsson

Lundqvist
Lehner
Gustavsson


Here are my changes:

Replace Landeskog with Benny Andersson

Replace Franzen with Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Replace Hjalmarsson with Agnetha Faltskog

Replace Hornqvist with Bjorn Ulvaeus

So, good luck on this TD. Take a chance on me. The winner takes it all. I hope for your sake it doesn't become your Waterloo.


I've never heard of the ABBA before this TD. Aren't they a little too old to be playing hockey?


Who are you to say who is too old to play hockey? I don't know how they do things in the Great White North, but in Sweden they respect and revere their elders. Lets just break this down:


- Old people play golf. As Happy Gilmore clearly illustrated, there is a lot of cross-over between the skills necessary to play golf and the skills necessary to play hockey.

- Old people play shuffleboard. Both involve sliding objects with sticks. Both often end in fisticuffs. They're practically the same thing.

- Old people play gin rummy. I'll be honest here. There's no similarity at all between gin rummy and hockey, but it has the word "gin" in it, so how bad can that be?


I think I've shown through irrefutable logic and science that my players are not too old to play hockey and your insistence otherwise is just blatant age discrimination. Shame, shame.

Let me just close with saying that I have it on good authority that Anni-Frid and Agnetha both have wicked wristers and that certainly could come in handy on a team full of hockey players and improve team morale.

I believe I've made my point here.


Well two of them would have to play on the women's ice hockey team, and wouldn't be allowed on the men's team.


Well, well, well. Aren't we just a boorish oaf? First, you want to discriminate against the elderly and now you want to discriminate against women. I'm sorry we can't all be young white men to satisfy you.

So what that a couple of my players are old women? Since when did that become a rule? There is a rich history of women contributing in sports.

- Manon Rheaume - one of your fellow Canadians - became the first woman to play in an NHL exhibition game.

- Danica Patrick races against men all of the time and she wins... Ok, maybe she's a bad example

- Little Cindy Crosby has played in the NHL since 2005 and has risen to the level of Captain of the Penguins despite being a fragile little girl with bones made of fine porcelain.

Given that rich history, who's to say a couple of women in their sixties can't play for Sweden.. Certainly not me and most certainly not you.

Thanks for the TD. A vote for me is a vote against discrimination. It's a vote for hope. It's a vote for the human spirit. It's a vote for Sweden, and most importantly, it's a vote for AMERICA!!

Vote right.

December 3, 2013  05:51 AM ET

Are those real players or is right just making up Sweedish sounding names???

December 3, 2013  06:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Are those real players or is right just making up Sweedish sounding names???

Nobody cares enough to fact check.

December 3, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Someone's never heard of ABBA

December 3, 2013  12:03 PM ET
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Someone's never heard of ABBA

Ahhhhhhh! That's their real names!!! ABBA was always good enough for me. I didn't need to know the band members' names before.

December 3, 2013  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Nobody cares enough to fact check.

I didn't!!!

December 3, 2013  12:07 PM ET

Argos,

Your only problem with ABBA is they're too old and not that two of them are WOMEN???

OK!



And, I ONLY knew that b/c Anni and Agnetha are obviously woemen's names and not that I am in any way familar with this group.


<whistles nerviously>


(Mama Mia, of course.......D@$N!!!)

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December 3, 2013  02:25 PM ET

There was something in the air that night, the stars were bright, Luongo...

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December 4, 2013  11:12 AM ET

What's an alter? Are you saying I'm a puppet of another user? That's amusing. Who's doppelganger are you accusing me of being?

December 4, 2013  01:33 PM ET
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What's an alter? Are you saying I'm a puppet of another user? That's amusing. Who's doppelganger are you accusing me of being?

Pork Chop's??? ;v)

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December 4, 2013  06:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Everyone knows you're not a newcomer to the site.

Do they? Know as in fact?

December 4, 2013  06:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Everyone knows you're not a newcomer to the site.

I am. Can you explain this site to me?

December 4, 2013  06:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I am. Can you explain this site to me?

Do you want an UnBiasedPerspective ???

December 4, 2013  06:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Do they? Know as in fact?

How would you compare a sirloin to a rib eye or filet?

That's the real question.

December 4, 2013  06:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

There was something in the air that night, the stars were bright, Luongo...

Fernando.....

December 4, 2013  06:29 PM ET
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How would you compare a sirloin to a rib eye or filet?That's the real question.

LMAO

 
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