Vassago's Comments

Posted Friday February 11, 2011, About: I'm beggin' ya: Anything but hockey!
Wake up and smell the coffee buddy; there is no doubt in my mind that the majority of people want hockey updates in Canada. I'm a Flyers fan, but I understand that the first highlights I am going to see are the Canadian teams. There are more fans of Canadian teams, so it makes sense. And if you're sick of hockey updates all the time, you must hate the Leafs more than I do, lol! I live in Alberta and I realize that there is a huge population in the East and because of the age of the franchise, the Leafs have a huge following; even here. I also hate when occasionally after highlights of all the Canadian hockey teams, they go to Raptors highlights before the rest of the American hockey team highlights. I believe nation wide, more people would want NHL first (you being the minority) than Raptors. Out west we say that TSN stands for Toronto Sports Network. You should get yourself an American dish, because ESPN doesn't show much for NHL highlights at all. Whenever I'm out of the country it pisses me off that they only show 10 - 20 seconds of one game and just the scores of the rest. I hear ya, but you're in Canada where hockey is King.
Posted Tuesday January 25, 2011, About: Bears Fans? Almost embarrasing.....
You have to keep in mind that the loudest voice is what most of us hear. If a crowd of 20 people are in a room and only one thinks Cutler "tapped out", that is the voice you will hear - the other 19 will just keep quiet and feel bad for their QB. I can guarantee you that a large majority of Bears fans are still behind Jay 100%; this one sure is. Here's to a speedy recovery for Jay. Let's get some O-line help in the draft and a big target at WR, so our QB can throw a ball up once in awhile and have some faith that our guy can go up and get it. Small, speedy receivers can't do that.
Posted Monday January 24, 2011, About: Don't Question Cutler
Thanks for sticking up for Jay - very insightful piece
Posted Monday January 24, 2011, About: Jay Cutler quit on Da Bears
It's funny you compare Cutler to LT. Did you watch LT when he was still with the Chargers in the playoffs; on the sideline with an injury? He didn't look much different than Cutler did yesterday. Cutler comes across as an arrogant guy; no question, but his teammates love him and are backing him 100%. As bad as he was last year and as bad as his O-line was this year, he never pointed his finger once; not once! And after the beating he took earlier in the year, I don't think you can question his toughness. I think he's just a guy who always looks like he's trying to look like he doesn't care about a thing. It's too bad for him, because most players would be showing the whole world (because they know the cameras are on them) how upset they are that they can't play. I could be wrong, but this isn't a guy who's been known to do this before - I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt.
Posted Saturday August 28, 2010, About: Aaron (Arrogant) Rodgers.....The man that would be Favre
are you for real?
Posted Tuesday July 27, 2010, About: Dez Causes Controversy In Dallas....Who Cares???
Good point. I read today that Dez didn't realize it was a rookie thing to do and that if it was he would have carried his pads, helmet and everything.
Posted Tuesday July 27, 2010, About: Dez Causes Controversy In Dallas....Who Cares???
I agree with everything you said about Roy, but as a rookie Dez should do what rookies do - pick up the pads. Dez acted the same way Roy did. Years from now Dez can laugh about that "has been" Williams, but know he paid his dues just like every rookie should.
Posted Tuesday July 20, 2010, About: Emmitt Smith Rushed For Nearly 20,000 Yards In His Career
I'll start off by saying that Emmitt definitely is one of the greatest RB's of all time, BUT no other RB has had a better team to play with than him. And he only broke the record to break the record. Barry Sanders retired out of respect for Payton's record - he could have continued to play, but decided to "hang it up" because he saw his team was a long way from winning a championship and did NOT want to continue playing for an individual record in the ultimate team sport. I recall a game when Emmitt wanted to dress for the game and go in for one play just to keep his playing streak alive eventhough he was too hurt to play - are you kidding me??? His longevity and ability to read blocks is right up there with Sweetness, but most of his yardage was a product of one of the best offensive lines in NFL history and one of the best teams in NFL history (Aikman, Irvin, Novecek, Johnson - arguably the best at their positions in the entire league in those days). Name me the great position players on Payton's teams? MacMahon, Gault, Moorehead, Suhey? The first year an offensive lineman made the Pro Bowl on Payton's team was in 1985! Three years before he retired and AFTER he had the record! I will also add that Payton retired when the writing was on the wall - Neal Anderson was seeing more playing time, so Wally called it a career. He could have went to another team and racked up more yardage. I agree with you, Emmitt was one one of the greatest, but Walter Payton stands alone at the top of the mountain.

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