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2012-06-25 10:23:01 AM  
Damn, that is some high quality hating.
 
2012-06-25 10:29:40 AM  
if anyone can make fun of another professional athlete for not toughing it out, it's hockey players
 
2012-06-25 10:31:56 AM  
So the hockey players are bagging on LeBron for "selling an injury", as the people in the Predetermined business call it?

/Waiting for the day when the NBA players start blading
 
2012-06-25 10:33:03 AM  
What I love about this link: It's a Fark link to a local New York Fox affiliate linking to a NY Post story linking to a CBS Boston story that got its info from @RearAdBsBlog.

Also, does it surprise anyone that professional hockey players think that other athletes are pussies?
 
2012-06-25 10:33:05 AM  

animesucks: if anyone can make fun of another professional athlete for not toughing it out, it's hockey players


I would add rugby players to that list.
 
2012-06-25 10:33:18 AM  
i have no idea what the context was or if he was joking, but didn't lebron james say that he was too tough to get a concussion. does that mean that muhammad ali was a total pussy?
 
2012-06-25 10:34:12 AM  
i agree with them. Watch last year when Stamkos takes a puck to the face, skates off on his own and comes back to finish the game with gauze stuffed in his nose. Then, watch a bball game. These guys fall down and act like they are in a WWE fight. Useless sport.

//hockey - it aint for wusses.
 
2012-06-25 10:34:41 AM  

animesucks: if anyone can make fun of another professional athlete for not toughing it out, it's hockey players


So much this.
 
2012-06-25 10:34:55 AM  

meanmutton: What I love about this link: It's a Fark link to a local New York Fox affiliate linking to a NY Post story linking to a CBS Boston story that got its info from @RearAdBsBlog.

Also, does it surprise anyone that professional hockey players think that other athletes are pussies?


You forgot to add that it's 5 days old too.
 
2012-06-25 10:35:51 AM  

soopey: meanmutton: What I love about this link: It's a Fark link to a local New York Fox affiliate linking to a NY Post story linking to a CBS Boston story that got its info from @RearAdBsBlog.

Also, does it surprise anyone that professional hockey players think that other athletes are pussies?

You forgot to add that it's 5 days old too.


Well you can forgive that... it takes time to rewrite someone else's non-story.
 
2012-06-25 10:36:47 AM  

toddism: //hockey - it aint for wusses.


No doubt. Last year I saw a game where a defenseman had to throw down a broken stick, there was only him between the puck and the goalie, and he blocked three successive slappers with his torso.

ugh.
 
2012-06-25 10:36:57 AM  
I actually follow the NHL way more closely than the NBA but this is kind of stupid. In terms of taking a hit you have to be way tougher to play in the NHL, but very few of those guys could handle running up and down the court at an NBA pace for 48 minutes 82+ times a year.

Different sports require different skillsets; shocking, I know.

// Still can't do anything about the flopping in the NBA
 
2012-06-25 10:38:38 AM  
Updated: Jun 20, 2012 8:55 PM

Source: New York Post
MIAMI -- Hockey players have taken to Twitter to fire a few slapshots at LeBron James, ripping into the Heat star about the leg cramps he suffered in Game 4 against the Thunder.



i've been noticing lately how Sports tab gets olllllllllllllld stories. i was saying just a couple of days ago, a story was posted about soemthing that happened in Game 2, the night I think Game 5 was being played. i think as an aggregator, the mindset would be to post stories on a general 24 hour time window, not something from 5 days ago.

ehhh. just my opinion.

/tomorrow: breaking news, Roger Clemens acquitted!
 
2012-06-25 10:39:39 AM  

toddism: i agree with them. Watch last year when Stamkos takes a puck to the face, skates off on his own and comes back to finish the game with gauze stuffed in his nose. Then, watch a bball game. These guys fall down and act like they are in a WWE fight. Useless sport.

//hockey - it aint for wusses.


You are right. No NBA player, especially a star player, has ever broken his nose durring a game and finished the game.
 
2012-06-25 10:40:10 AM  

animesucks: if anyone can make fun of another professional athlete for not toughing it out, it's hockey players


well that and the fact that lebron, the nba, media, or someone were pretending he might have difficulty playing in game 5 due farking cramps in game 4. i mean, that's just complete horseshiat. they're farking cramps...that storyline needed to never have existed.
 
2012-06-25 10:40:13 AM  

balki1867: I actually follow the NHL way more closely than the NBA but this is kind of stupid. In terms of taking a hit you have to be way tougher to play in the NHL, but very few of those guys could handle running up and down the court at an NBA pace for 48 minutes 82+ times a year.

Different sports require different skillsets; shocking, I know.

// Still can't do anything about the flopping in the NBA


Huh? They sprint-skate up and down the rink at an NHL pace for 60 minutes 82+ times a year.
 
2012-06-25 10:40:34 AM  
It has nothing to do with toughness. When your muscles cramp they just won't respond, period.
 
2012-06-25 10:42:37 AM  

ongbok: toddism: i agree with them. Watch last year when Stamkos takes a puck to the face, skates off on his own and comes back to finish the game with gauze stuffed in his nose. Then, watch a bball game. These guys fall down and act like they are in a WWE fight. Useless sport.

//hockey - it aint for wusses.

You are right. No NBA player, especially a star player, has ever broken his nose durring a game and finished the game.


Or gets stitches in the face and comes back.
 
2012-06-25 10:42:49 AM  

meanmutton: balki1867: I actually follow the NHL way more closely than the NBA but this is kind of stupid. In terms of taking a hit you have to be way tougher to play in the NHL, but very few of those guys could handle running up and down the court at an NBA pace for 48 minutes 82+ times a year.

Different sports require different skillsets; shocking, I know.

// Still can't do anything about the flopping in the NBA

Huh? They sprint-skate up and down the rink at an NHL pace for 60 minutes 82+ times a year.


But they do it in shifts. Nobody in hockey is playing most of the game, or even half the game. Plus it's not like you're going to glide on a basketball court.

/fan of both, but hockey a bit more
 
2012-06-25 10:43:43 AM  

toddism: i agree with them. Watch last year when Stamkos takes a puck to the face, skates off on his own and comes back to finish the game with gauze stuffed in his nose. Then, watch a bball game. These guys fall down and act like they are in a WWE fight. Useless sport.

//hockey - it aint for wusses.


I think it was two years ago when Mike Knuble took a slapshot to the face, got his jaw wired shut in intermission and then finished the game. I think they showed him getting it done or getting it removed in the winter classic 24/7 of that year.

Its also not an uncommon site to see a hockey player get hit in the face with a puck, pull out his broken tooth and keep playing. Those guys are tough.
 
2012-06-25 10:44:34 AM  

meanmutton: balki1867: I actually follow the NHL way more closely than the NBA but this is kind of stupid. In terms of taking a hit you have to be way tougher to play in the NHL, but very few of those guys could handle running up and down the court at an NBA pace for 48 minutes 82+ times a year.

Different sports require different skillsets; shocking, I know.

// Still can't do anything about the flopping in the NBA

Huh? They sprint-skate up and down the rink at an NHL pace for 60 minutes 82+ times a year.


Um, no its more like 20 when you account for the 4 lines. Besides how do you account for the fact that NHL players can regularly play into their 40s (or almost their 50s if your name is Chris Chelios) whereas its almost unheard of in the NBA? Your conditioning falls off way quicker than your ability to take a hit.
 
2012-06-25 10:48:03 AM  
Then there are loggers, farmers, fishermen, roughnecks, miners, Chinese kids chained to tables making your running shoes, etc... who are thinking, "all of you f*ckers get paid way too much money to play children's games".....
 
2012-06-25 10:49:35 AM  

FreakinB: meanmutton: balki1867: I actually follow the NHL way more closely than the NBA but this is kind of stupid. In terms of taking a hit you have to be way tougher to play in the NHL, but very few of those guys could handle running up and down the court at an NBA pace for 48 minutes 82+ times a year.

Different sports require different skillsets; shocking, I know.

// Still can't do anything about the flopping in the NBA

Huh? They sprint-skate up and down the rink at an NHL pace for 60 minutes 82+ times a year.

But they do it in shifts. Nobody in hockey is playing most of the game, or even half the game. Plus it's not like you're going to glide on a basketball court.

/fan of both, but hockey a bit more


I don't think it's a "I'm a fan of X versus Y" thing at all but I think you're downplaying a bit what kind of condition professional hockey players are in.

Absolutely, they can't make a fade-away three point shot with a defender's hand in their face any more than a basketball player could hit a 90 MPH slap-shot from the point and tuck it into a 4" x 4" spot. Those are areas where they've certainly got substantial differences in skills.

However, when it comes to conditioning -- hockey players and basketball players are both in incredible physical shape. The "sprinting for 40 minutes four nights a week" thing is something that professional caliber players in either sport can routinely do.
 
2012-06-25 10:51:15 AM  

New Age Redneck: Then there are loggers, farmers, fishermen, roughnecks, miners, Chinese kids chained to tables making your running shoes, etc... who are thinking, "all of you f*ckers get paid way too much money to play children's games".....


I know it's not exactly fair but until the work of one logger generates as much revenue as the work of one professional athlete, that's a meaningless point.
 
2012-06-25 10:52:48 AM  

balki1867: Besides how do you account for the fact that NHL players can regularly play into their 40s (or almost their 50s if your name is Chris Chelios) whereas its almost unheard of in the NBA?


Honestly, it's because of the knees and legs - you need 'em in the NBA and jumping kills 'em. It's not like they're cars where you can just replace the suspension. Hockey is more violent, yes, but it doesn't have the repetitive stressors that basketball does.

Also, playing through cramps is how you tear muscles. It would have been stupid and irresponsible for him to try to play the entire rest of the game with cramping quads - he'd have been a liability on defense and unable to compete at a high level on offense. He made the correct move for his team to get out of the game and even managed to score five points with little to no exertion because the Thunder played stupidly.

Getting hit with a puck? That's voluntary - you can play through that because you still have control of your entire body. Cramps are an involuntary action - hockey players aren't out there playing while their legs are cramping, and if they are, they're not effective.
 
2012-06-25 10:52:58 AM  
Bobby Baun. That is all.
 
2012-06-25 10:53:27 AM  

balki1867: meanmutton: balki1867: I actually follow the NHL way more closely than the NBA but this is kind of stupid. In terms of taking a hit you have to be way tougher to play in the NHL, but very few of those guys could handle running up and down the court at an NBA pace for 48 minutes 82+ times a year.

Different sports require different skillsets; shocking, I know.

// Still can't do anything about the flopping in the NBA

Huh? They sprint-skate up and down the rink at an NHL pace for 60 minutes 82+ times a year.

Um, no its more like 20 when you account for the 4 lines. Besides how do you account for the fact that NHL players can regularly play into their 40s (or almost their 50s if your name is Chris Chelios) whereas its almost unheard of in the NBA? Your conditioning falls off way quicker than your ability to take a hit.


Basketball players are unnaturally tall and their bodies break down earlier. Where did you get the idea that it had anything to do with conditioning?
 
2012-06-25 10:53:27 AM  

meanmutton: I don't think it's a "I'm a fan of X versus Y" thing at all but I think you're downplaying a bit what kind of condition professional hockey players are in


I'm not downplaying it at all. I'm just saying that each sport requires a different pattern of exertion. Overall it's probably about equal.
 
2012-06-25 10:53:49 AM  
Eric Belanger is tough.
 
2012-06-25 10:55:08 AM  

facisto: toddism: i agree with them. Watch last year when Stamkos takes a puck to the face, skates off on his own and comes back to finish the game with gauze stuffed in his nose. Then, watch a bball game. These guys fall down and act like they are in a WWE fight. Useless sport.

//hockey - it aint for wusses.

I think it was two years ago when Mike Knuble took a slapshot to the face, got his jaw wired shut in intermission and then finished the game. I think they showed him getting it done or getting it removed in the winter classic 24/7 of that year.

Its also not an uncommon site to see a hockey player get hit in the face with a puck, pull out his broken tooth and keep playing. Those guys are tough.


Even the refs are tough.
 
2012-06-25 10:55:50 AM  
Apparently, they are all Farkers. That is definitely some Fark-level LeBron hate.

/Hockey players obviously tougher than basketball players
//But no one is playing through real cramping...
 
2012-06-25 10:56:50 AM  
Chelios was a bit of a freak though. I remember reading stories of professional athletes joining him in the off-season to train when he was in his 40's and being destroyed by his regimen.

I honestly think the reason hockey players can play into their 40's (assuming they keep up on their conditioning) is that skating is easier on the body than running/jumping. Pounding up and down a hardwood floor is a lot harder on the joints than gliding around on ice. Unless you get injured in a bad play (knee on knee hit or something), taking a few clean body checks a night isn't going to do nearly the long term damage that other sports tend to cause. And while conditioning does fall off, for those that are willing to accept fewer minutes teams can accommodate that fact by sticking them in the 3rd or 4th line, extending their career.

That said, the top conditioned hockey players would be able to, I suspect, keep up fine for a game of basketball, or soccer, or most sports in terms of conditioning.
 
2012-06-25 10:57:57 AM  
Blake Wheeler is the most "notable" person quoted in that article. A small handful of hockey nobodies talking sh*t on Twitter isn't exactly the most newsworthy thing in the world.
 
2012-06-25 10:59:14 AM  

js34603: /Hockey players obviously tougher than basketball players


I dunno about that - it's not like you can say "oh, they wouldn't play through getting hit with a puck"...if a basketball player gets hit with a puck in the middle of a game, there's something seriously wrong. There's a lot of physicality in basketball.
 
2012-06-25 11:00:38 AM  

Hardy-r-r: animesucks: if anyone can make fun of another professional athlete for not toughing it out, it's hockey players

I would add rugby players to that list.


I've played hockey since I was 6, and I can say those rugby players are farking NUTS.
 
2012-06-25 11:03:56 AM  

meanmutton: FreakinB: meanmutton: balki1867: I actually follow the NHL way more closely than the NBA but this is kind of stupid. In terms of taking a hit you have to be way tougher to play in the NHL, but very few of those guys could handle running up and down the court at an NBA pace for 48 minutes 82+ times a year.

Different sports require different skillsets; shocking, I know.

// Still can't do anything about the flopping in the NBA

Huh? They sprint-skate up and down the rink at an NHL pace for 60 minutes 82+ times a year.

But they do it in shifts. Nobody in hockey is playing most of the game, or even half the game. Plus it's not like you're going to glide on a basketball court.

/fan of both, but hockey a bit more

I don't think it's a "I'm a fan of X versus Y" thing at all but I think you're downplaying a bit what kind of condition professional hockey players are in.

Absolutely, they can't make a fade-away three point shot with a defender's hand in their face any more than a basketball player could hit a 90 MPH slap-shot from the point and tuck it into a 4" x 4" spot. Those are areas where they've certainly got substantial differences in skills.

However, when it comes to conditioning -- hockey players and basketball players are both in incredible physical shape. The "sprinting for 40 minutes four nights a week" thing is something that professional caliber players in either sport can routinely do.


It wasn't my intention to downplay NHL players. I'm just saying that your conditioning can fall off a little but you can contribute in other ways and be valuable to a roster. That's why consistently guys can play into their early 40s and still be great

In the NBA, once your conditioning falls off, you are toast.

Again, I'm not saying NHL players aren't tough or unathletic. I'm just saying the particular players who sent those tweets are idiots.
 
2012-06-25 11:05:37 AM  
Um, don't NBA players take elbows and stuff to the face? And, far be it for me to play a doctor on T.V., but wouldn't having a leg cramp prevent you from running? And running is pretty much all you do in basketball. I can see where getting your teef knocked out would hurt, but unless people start staking or handle thier sticks with thier face, it's kind of a different situation.
 
2012-06-25 11:11:31 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: but wouldn't having a leg cramp prevent you from running? And running is pretty much all you do in basketball


Yes, that's why it's stupid.

Also, maybe he was reacting excessively because, oh, I dunno, his body chose late in a close, critical game of the FINALS to cramp up? That might have amplified the pain of the cramp just a little, knowing that he couldn't go out and finish an important game off with his team.
 
2012-06-25 11:15:41 AM  

IAmRight: Getting hit with a puck? That's voluntary - you can play through that because you still have control of your entire body. Cramps are an involuntary action - hockey players aren't out there playing while their legs are cramping, and if they are, they're not effective.


It's no more voluntary than taking a charge. The players that throw caution to the wind do so because it is their job, just like the center and forwards that jump up and down.

Also, are we not going to discuss the goalies that have to maintain flexibility and endure cramping positions especially while defending a goal while sometimes not being able to see the object coming at them at 90 miles an hour?

Cramping is usually a result of poor maintenance on the body. Proper stretching and hydration ensures that cramping should not happen in a game setting especially when you have someone that plays 40+ minutes a game. The question should be why is LeBron so prone to cramping since it happens a few times a season.
 
2012-06-25 11:16:56 AM  
Don't the WBA players play through their cramps on a monthly basis?
 
2012-06-25 11:17:05 AM  
Is "hater" the super-ouchie name you call someone if they don't cry when you call them a "meanie"?

/nyah-nyah
 
2012-06-25 11:20:20 AM  

Bobo_Spiewack: Hardy-r-r: animesucks: if anyone can make fun of another professional athlete for not toughing it out, it's hockey players

I would add rugby players to that list.

I've played hockey since I was 6, and I can say those rugby players are farking NUTS.


To be fair, rugby players are generally drunk, which dulls both pain and the sane parts of you that tell you to not play rugby.
 
2012-06-25 11:20:26 AM  

balki1867: I actually follow the NHL way more closely than the NBA but this is kind of stupid. In terms of taking a hit you have to be way tougher to play in the NHL, but very few of those guys could handle running up and down the court at an NBA pace dragging Walton and Lanier up and down the court for for 48 minutes 82+ times a year.


www.empireonline.com
 
2012-06-25 11:21:17 AM  
/hot
//hate hate hate
 
2012-06-25 11:23:30 AM  
picture fail

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2012-06-25 11:25:41 AM  
New Age Redneck: Then there are loggers, farmers, fishermen, roughnecks, miners, Chinese kids chained to tables making your running shoes, etc... who are thinking, "all of you f*ckers get paid way too much money to play children's games".....

QFT
 
2012-06-25 11:26:55 AM  
NBA is full of floppers and divas. Play the game and actually put on an outstanding performance and you won't have to fake injuries to create a narrative.
 
2012-06-25 11:27:04 AM  
Diving/flopping/simulating injuries happes as much in the NHL as it does in the NBA

A cramp /strain injury is more dibiliating to a basketball player than a hockey player because it's easier to hide your injury in hockey. Like a Linebacker in football may be able to play with a calf strain, but a cornerback would be useless.
 
2012-06-25 11:28:03 AM  
Heh... kind of funny.

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2012-06-25 11:28:58 AM  
www.the-state.com

These guys know how deadly a cramp can be
 
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