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(The Barnstormer)   Cheap Throat, the diary of a locked-out NHLer, day 35: Dick measuring contests and Sharpies, Frank Zappa, deep fried bread, and the kind of girl you could bang for a month   (thebarnstormer.com) divider line 51
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2012-10-22 01:40:29 PM
I am officially intrigued by this fried bread deal. Can anyone elaborate?
 
2012-10-22 01:42:25 PM
or no apparent reason, there's a statue of Frank Zappa in a parking lot. Piece of advice: Never play Zappa in and NHL locker room. Put on Joe's Garage once after a loss in DC. One of the boys lit my iPod on fire. Lesson learned.
 
2012-10-22 01:48:18 PM
Am I the only one loving this series?
 
2012-10-22 01:53:48 PM

TetrisBlock: Am I the only one loving this series?


I am still trying to figure out who it is, without actually getting too serious about figuring it out if that makes any sense.

Trying to do it strickly from memory about what i read and what i know about hockey players. I dont want to get all creepy and scientific like page 5 googling to find out little tidbits of information.

It makes it that much more interesting when you read certain things too like who he hates and likes and such. Fun stuff!

I am still guessing Colton Orr atm but im probably wrong.
 
2012-10-22 01:55:37 PM

poisonedpawn78: TetrisBlock: Am I the only one loving this series?

I am, still trying



FTFM, As In yes I am loving the series too. Great stories as well. The shortness of them also helps the imagination fill in some hilarious gaps.
 
2012-10-22 01:56:03 PM

TetrisBlock: Am I the only one loving this series?


i like that too kinda sophomoric raunch- he is not an athlete, but a jock!
 
2012-10-22 02:05:38 PM

soopey: I am officially intrigued by this fried bread deal. Can anyone elaborate?


Like a hushpuppy?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-22 02:23:30 PM

poisonedpawn78: TetrisBlock: Am I the only one loving this series?

I am still trying to figure out who it is, without actually getting too serious about figuring it out if that makes any sense.

Trying to do it strickly from memory about what i read and what i know about hockey players. I dont want to get all creepy and scientific like page 5 googling to find out little tidbits of information.

It makes it that much more interesting when you read certain things too like who he hates and likes and such. Fun stuff!

I am still guessing Colton Orr atm but im probably wrong.



Uh, you guys know its fake right? The whole thing is made up-- this Cheap Throat character is entirely fictional, yes?

I mean, its completely obvious to me, after only a few minutes reading. The site is full of crap like this:

"Got an email from our rep. Said we're dug in. I emailed 'em back and asked if come January, if guys like Parise and Suter with their upfront $10 mil bonuses are gonna pitch in and help some of the boys who are gonna be having a tough time making mortgage payments and Christmas and daycare and all that."

Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL
And Christmas and daycare too, oh my!
 
2012-10-22 02:23:54 PM
Simply put, it is rye or another dark bread, cut in fingers, rubbed in salt a garlic and fried till almost black. Chase it with a good beer.
 
2012-10-22 02:25:13 PM
 
2012-10-22 02:27:02 PM

poisonedpawn78: TetrisBlock: Am I the only one loving this series?

I am still trying to figure out who it is, without actually getting too serious about figuring it out if that makes any sense.

Trying to do it strickly from memory about what i read and what i know about hockey players. I dont want to get all creepy and scientific like page 5 googling to find out little tidbits of information.

It makes it that much more interesting when you read certain things too like who he hates and likes and such. Fun stuff!

I am still guessing Colton Orr atm but im probably wrong.


He's called himself a millionaire and says the only goalie he can't score on in Brodeur. I doubt Orr has made enough to have a mill in the bank and the only goalie he can't score on is all of them.

I think he's a Flyer or recent ex-Flyer since he keeps talking about going to heckle Brier and Giroux.
 
2012-10-22 02:30:15 PM
That dicks on the table/coloring in a guy's dick thing never happened. That goes beyond guys farking around and into straight up homosexual behavior. It reminded me of that scene in Goon where the one guy who always takes things too far suggested signing each other's dicks. Who knows, maybe it's straight up stolen from the movie.
 
2012-10-22 02:31:21 PM

dallylamma: and the only goalie he can't score on is all of them.


I lolled
 
2012-10-22 02:44:07 PM

hulk hogan meat shoes: That dicks on the table/coloring in a guy's dick thing never happened. That goes beyond guys farking around and into straight up homosexual behavior. It reminded me of that scene in Goon where the one guy who always takes things too far suggested signing each other's dicks. Who knows, maybe it's straight up stolen from the movie.


I think you're giving too much credit to guys who think team building involved pissing on each other in the shower.
 
2012-10-22 02:51:25 PM

Treygreen13: soopey: I am officially intrigued by this fried bread deal. Can anyone elaborate?

Like a hushpuppy?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x288]


I've.. never had those either.
 
2012-10-22 03:09:16 PM

TetrisBlock: Am I the only one loving this series?


I love it. Doubt it's real, but it doesn't matter because it's funny.
 
2012-10-22 03:13:04 PM

TetrisBlock: Am I the only one loving this series?


Personally, I am wondering how much the person pretending to be an NHL player is paying Fark to promote their blog.
 
2012-10-22 03:27:56 PM

soopey: Treygreen13: soopey: I am officially intrigued by this fried bread deal. Can anyone elaborate?

Like a hushpuppy?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x288]

I've.. never had those either.


You're missing out.
 
2012-10-22 03:57:26 PM

42nate: Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL


Not all NHL players are millionaires genius level.
 
2012-10-22 04:00:26 PM

dallylamma: I think he's a Flyer or recent ex-Flyer since he keeps talking about going to heckle Brier and Giroux.


He also talks about Richards and Carter being assholes. It would lead me to believe it's Scott Hartnell. He's Canadian, so that helps.

Problem is the snowed in chicago thing. The Flyers never got snowed in, in Chicago. Given they're not even in the same conference, the matchups are going to be rare.

My guess?

Patrick Sharp.
 
2012-10-22 04:15:13 PM

Resolute: TetrisBlock: Am I the only one loving this series?

Personally, I am wondering how much the person pretending to be an NHL player is paying Fark to promote their blog.


Probably aren't. Sports Illustrated, TIME and Harper's have all put it as something anyone who wants to know how a middle-level basketball player can make $2.5M a year, while a top-grade hockey player is lucky to pull in $1M - even though the hockey player is going to have almost five times as many medical expenses, a shorter career and less opportunities for promotion in his own organization... while management is figuring out how to keep a rough 85% of ALL ASSETS.

This whole "lockout" thing is ridiculous. The best athletes in the world, who play a sport that is more Nationalistic (in the good way: you'd be hard-pressed to find a Canadian/American player jump to the Russie leagues, for example, than a Eastern European one) than any other on Earth as a whole - and who play in the most televised Olympic event of all - are being treated like bush league MLB players.

To give an example: had Wayne Gretzky been paid an equivalent salary in baseball or football for his role in hockey he would have made him the highest paid athlete ever. EVER.

This isn't football, where bounties are a "no-no". Nor baseball where you're expected to cheat by any means necessary to find a win. Basketball? When was the last time you ever heard of a NHL player getting arrested for firing rounds in a strip joint?

It's the literal "Gentleman's Game". Ruffians and nobles are all equal on the slab.
 
2012-10-22 04:19:13 PM

lokis_mentor: Simply put, it is rye or another dark bread, cut in fingers, rubbed in salt a garlic and fried till almost black. Chase it with a good beer.


Damn straight. Went to Vilnius once and damn if they ain't tasty when fresh. If Throat gets to Helsinki, maybe I can do some snooping.
 
2012-10-22 04:34:30 PM

expobill: or no apparent reason, there's a statue of Frank Zappa in a parking lot. Piece of advice: Never play Zappa in and NHL locker room. Put on Joe's Garage once after a loss in DC. One of the boys lit my iPod on fire. Lesson learned.


In my high school footballin' days, F.Z.'s Zomby Woof was my attitude adjuster.

If I raid your dormitorium
Don't try to remain aloof...
I might snatch you up screamin' through the window all nekkid
An' do it to you on the roof,

don't mess with the ZOMBY WOOF
I am about as evil as a Boogie Man can be!
 
2012-10-22 05:00:07 PM

bel4sucks: 42nate: Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL

Not all NHL players are millionaires genius level.


With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.
 
2012-10-22 05:27:48 PM

42nate: bel4sucks: 42nate: Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL

Not all NHL players are millionaires genius level.

With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.


Exactly. Sick of these whining little biatches. Overpaid prima farking donnas who deserve about a $100,000 a year (if that!) and then should get bonuses to earn more money.
 
2012-10-22 05:38:17 PM

roughridersfan: 42nate: bel4sucks: 42nate: Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL

Not all NHL players are millionaires genius level.

With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.

Exactly. Sick of these whining little biatches. Overpaid prima farking donnas who deserve about a $100,000 a year (if that!) and then should get bonuses to earn more money.


The average NHL player will pay over $1,000,000 in hospital bills over the course of their career and post-career life.

Maybe if you had tried harder at succeeding at a specific endeavor in life, you'd make that much, too. Instead you biatch on the Internet and whine about how other people make more money.

I'll tell you what: I've got ten years of cabinetry/finish/custom woodworking experience, and I wound up having to work at Dominos. Then I got a second job at a gas station. Then a third as a stocker at a supermarket.

I make as much now as I did then. Want more money? GET BETTER AT SOMETHING OR WORK HARDER!
 
2012-10-22 05:39:23 PM
So, what he is saying is that hockey players like football players are all gay. I mean seriously who grabs another mans dick and writes on it with a sharpie and thinks they are straight?
 
2012-10-22 05:42:59 PM

roughridersfan: 42nate: bel4sucks: 42nate: Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL

Not all NHL players are millionaires genius level.

With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.

Exactly. Sick of these whining little biatches. Overpaid prima farking donnas who deserve about a $100,000 a year (if that!) and then should get bonuses to earn more money.


You must be a farking Communist. You know what an NHL player should get paid? All the market will bear. You know how much an NHL team owner should make? All the market will bear.
 
2012-10-22 05:46:22 PM

Jedekai: roughridersfan: 42nate: bel4sucks: 42nate: Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL

Not all NHL players are millionaires genius level.

With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.

Exactly. Sick of these whining little biatches. Overpaid prima farking donnas who deserve about a $100,000 a year (if that!) and then should get bonuses to earn more money.

The average NHL player will pay over $1,000,000 in hospital bills over the course of their career and post-career life.

Maybe if you had tried harder at succeeding at a specific endeavor in life, you'd make that much, too. Instead you biatch on the Internet and whine about how other people make more money.

I'll tell you what: I've got ten years of cabinetry/finish/custom woodworking experience, and I wound up having to work at Dominos. Then I got a second job at a gas station. Then a third as a stocker at a supermarket.

I make as much now as I did then. Want more money? GET BETTER AT SOMETHING OR WORK HARDER!


This is why I think contraction is the answer. There just aren't as many NHL caliber players as there are spots in the NHL. A guy might be good enough to make the NHL with 30 teams, but with 20? 15? Guys who wouldn't make the AHL 20 years ago are in the show just because there are more roster spots these days.
 
2012-10-22 05:52:29 PM

42nate: With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.



Yeah because they take that amount of money home right? And of course they get free houses, cars, and the rest too? If you're gonna cry that hard over someone making more money than you, ya might want to stay in the house.
 
2012-10-22 05:57:52 PM

hulk hogan meat shoes: Jedekai: roughridersfan: 42nate: bel4sucks: 42nate: Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL

Not all NHL players are millionaires genius level.

With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.

Exactly. Sick of these whining little biatches. Overpaid prima farking donnas who deserve about a $100,000 a year (if that!) and then should get bonuses to earn more money.

The average NHL player will pay over $1,000,000 in hospital bills over the course of their career and post-career life.

Maybe if you had tried harder at succeeding at a specific endeavor in life, you'd make that much, too. Instead you biatch on the Internet and whine about how other people make more money.

I'll tell you what: I've got ten years of cabinetry/finish/custom woodworking experience, and I wound up having to work at Dominos. Then I got a second job at a gas station. Then a third as a stocker at a supermarket.

I make as much now as I did then. Want more money? GET BETTER AT SOMETHING OR WORK HARDER!

This is why I think contraction is the answer. There just aren't as many NHL caliber players as there are spots in the NHL. A guy might be good enough to make the NHL with 30 teams, but with 20? 15? Guys who wouldn't make the AHL 20 years ago are in the show just because there are more roster spots these days.



some numbers for every one

here is the average median salary for an NHL player.
1,712,916.67
agent takes 10%
171,291.67
which leaves you with
1,541,625.00
now the league puts 8.5 % in escrow
137,033.33
that you may get back at the end of the year that leaves you with
1,404,591.67
Now taxes come in lets say at a 35% top tax rate..
599,520.83
leaves you with
805,070.83
multiply that by the length of the average ( couldn't find median career length) which is 4 you get
3,220,283.33 for the total time playing.

to put in perspective the low end GP makes ~ 150,000 a year average career length = 25 years.
so we get
3750000 but we have not deducted tax, so we now take 35% off the take home and we arrive with
2 437 500 for the GP lifespan


here are the sources.

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=726347
http://www.quanthockey.com/Distributions/CareerLengthGP.php
http://content.usatoday.com/sportsdata/hockey/nhl/salaries/team
http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/7090145/nhl-sets-player-contract-es c row-85-percent-first-quarter-season-source-says
 
2012-10-22 06:04:22 PM

gremzo: hulk hogan meat shoes: Jedekai: roughridersfan: 42nate: bel4sucks: 42nate: Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL

Not all NHL players are millionaires genius level.

With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.

Exactly. Sick of these whining little biatches. Overpaid prima farking donnas who deserve about a $100,000 a year (if that!) and then should get bonuses to earn more money.

The average NHL player will pay over $1,000,000 in hospital bills over the course of their career and post-career life.

Maybe if you had tried harder at succeeding at a specific endeavor in life, you'd make that much, too. Instead you biatch on the Internet and whine about how other people make more money.

I'll tell you what: I've got ten years of cabinetry/finish/custom woodworking experience, and I wound up having to work at Dominos. Then I got a second job at a gas station. Then a third as a stocker at a supermarket.

I make as much now as I did then. Want more money? GET BETTER AT SOMETHING OR WORK HARDER!

This is why I think contraction is the answer. There just aren't as many NHL caliber players as there are spots in the NHL. A guy might be good enough to make the NHL with 30 teams, but with 20? 15? Guys who wouldn't make the AHL 20 years ago are in the show just because there are more roster spots these days.


some numbers for every one

here is the average median salary for an NHL player.
1,712,916.67
agent takes 10%
171,291.67
which leaves you with
1,541,625.00
now the league puts 8.5 % in escrow
137,033.33
that you may get back at the end of the year that leaves you with
1,404,591.67
Now taxes come in lets say at a 35% top tax rate..
599,520.83
leaves you with
805,070.83
multiply that by the length of the average ( couldn't find median career length) which is 4 you get
3,220,283.33 for the total time playing.

to put in perspective the low end GP makes ~ 150,000 a year average career length = 25 years ...


Thank you for that. Well done. How much does an average NHL team owner make? Without sacrificing their health, I might add.
 
2012-10-22 06:18:39 PM

gremzo: hulk hogan meat shoes: Jedekai: roughridersfan: 42nate: bel4sucks: 42nate: Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL

Not all NHL players are millionaires genius level.

With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.

Exactly. Sick of these whining little biatches. Overpaid prima farking donnas who deserve about a $100,000 a year (if that!) and then should get bonuses to earn more money.

The average NHL player will pay over $1,000,000 in hospital bills over the course of their career and post-career life.

Maybe if you had tried harder at succeeding at a specific endeavor in life, you'd make that much, too. Instead you biatch on the Internet and whine about how other people make more money.

I'll tell you what: I've got ten years of cabinetry/finish/custom woodworking experience, and I wound up having to work at Dominos. Then I got a second job at a gas station. Then a third as a stocker at a supermarket.

I make as much now as I did then. Want more money? GET BETTER AT SOMETHING OR WORK HARDER!

This is why I think contraction is the answer. There just aren't as many NHL caliber players as there are spots in the NHL. A guy might be good enough to make the NHL with 30 teams, but with 20? 15? Guys who wouldn't make the AHL 20 years ago are in the show just because there are more roster spots these days.


some numbers for every one

here is the average median salary for an NHL player.
1,712,916.67
agent takes 10%
171,291.67
which leaves you with
1,541,625.00
now the league puts 8.5 % in escrow
137,033.33
that you may get back at the end of the year that leaves you with
1,404,591.67
Now taxes come in lets say at a 35% top tax rate..
599,520.83
leaves you with
805,070.83
multiply that by the length of the average ( couldn't find median career length) which is 4 you get
3,220,283.33 for the total time playing.

to put in perspective the low end GP makes ~ 150,000 a year average career length = 25 years ...


Thanks for proving my point. More roster spots=less money to go around.
 
2012-10-22 06:24:04 PM

bel4sucks: 42nate: With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.


Yeah because they take that amount of money home right? And of course they get free houses, cars, and the rest too? If you're gonna cry that hard over someone making more money than you, ya might want to stay in the house.


NHL players at the salary low end need to realize that their careers will be short, and plan accordingly. Sure, even after taxes, agent fees, escrow, etc they might only clear $200,000 net. Don't tell me for a second that they can't live an $80,000 lifestyle while saving the rest for a rainy day and to buy themselves a few years to figure out a career post-hockey. No pity for any of these assholes.
 
2012-10-22 06:28:09 PM

Ess_Aytch: No pity for any of these assholes.


Yeah! They're all assholes! And their wives and kids too! They oughta play for free! Bastards. Don't they know their owners have bills too?
 
2012-10-22 07:11:51 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Ess_Aytch: No pity for any of these assholes.

Yeah! They're all assholes! And their wives and kids too! They oughta play for free! Bastards. Don't they know their owners have bills too?


Any player who is complaining about the pay is an asshole. fark them. They're entirely out of touch with normal people.

Look, I get the principle about wanting contracts to be honoured, and no rollbacks. I do! I makes sense! In principle...

If any of us took a 24% rollback on our pay, we'd suffer. Even the lowest paid hockey player? They still make more money than anyone else, and all they do is play a farking game. It's not a real job (and they should be paid), and it would be nice to see more of them acknowledge that fact.

As for the owners, just like in a real life they get to call the shots within the law. They take the risk, they set the rules. Even if they're idiots in their own right.
 
2012-10-22 07:55:27 PM

Ess_Aytch: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Ess_Aytch: No pity for any of these assholes.

Yeah! They're all assholes! And their wives and kids too! They oughta play for free! Bastards. Don't they know their owners have bills too?

Any player who is complaining about the pay is an asshole. fark them. They're entirely out of touch with normal people.

Look, I get the principle about wanting contracts to be honoured, and no rollbacks. I do! I makes sense! In principle...

If any of us took a 24% rollback on our pay, we'd suffer. Even the lowest paid hockey player? They still make more money than anyone else, and all they do is play a farking game. It's not a real job (and they should be paid), and it would be nice to see more of them acknowledge that fact.

As for the owners, just like in a real life they get to call the shots within the law. They take the risk, they set the rules. Even if they're idiots in their own right.


First, they're not normal people. They're in the top .01% in what they do.
Second, they sacrifice years of their lives for the betterment of the NHL. Real years. As in they don't live as long.
Third, at the professional level, it is a REAL job. Perform or GTFO.
Fourth, calling the shots does not include unilaterally voiding contracts if they displease you. In the present-day NHL, there is very little risk of losing money as an owner. If you're foolish enough to lose money, you deserve it.
 
2012-10-22 08:15:41 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Fourth, calling the shots does not include unilaterally voiding contracts if they displease you.

Where are the owners "unilaterally" doing any of that? They're not "unilaterally" doing a damned thing. The owners are saying to the players, "we want to cut back on your salaries." The players have two choices: accept it, or don't. If they do, they can get back to playing and remain in the top .01% of what they do. If they don't, there's the KHL and any number of Euro leagues for them to go to. The owners are betting that the players will ultimately rather play for less in the NHL than play for even less somewhere else. There's nothing "unilateral" about it.

In the end, the players will accept it. We all know they will. I don't know why they don't just bite the bullet, accept defeat and get back to playing.
 
2012-10-22 08:16:07 PM

Ess_Aytch: Any player who is complaining about the pay is an asshole. fark them. They're entirely out of touch with normal people


Three years ago I got laid off and went on unemployment, and was on it for about four months. Four months of TV dinners and virtually no social life so I wouldn't wreck what I had for "life savings" (and since I was barely out of college, it wasn't much to begin with). Even then I don't recall an instance of gnashing my teeth or otherwise feeling any bitterness when reading articles of player holdouts or other contract negotiation talks in sports.

Perhaps you're just giving an arbitrary opinion without much emotion behind it, but if you do actually care what athletes make, and are actively bothered by it, why? Or better yet, am I an idiot for looking at any group of individuals in an industry I'm not educated, trained, or otherwise qualified for, and not be angry about their salaries and lifestyle?
 
2012-10-22 08:26:33 PM

Ess_Aytch: Even the lowest paid hockey player? They still make more money than anyone else, and all they do is play a farking game.


So you're just bitter you couldn't figure out how to make 500k+ playing a game?
 
2012-10-22 08:26:42 PM

Ess_Aytch: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Fourth, calling the shots does not include unilaterally voiding contracts if they displease you.
Where are the owners "unilaterally" doing any of that? They're not "unilaterally" doing a damned thing. The owners are saying to the players, "we want to cut back on your salaries." The players have two choices: accept it, or don't. If they do, they can get back to playing and remain in the top .01% of what they do. If they don't, there's the KHL and any number of Euro leagues for them to go to. The owners are betting that the players will ultimately rather play for less in the NHL than play for even less somewhere else. There's nothing "unilateral" about it.

In the end, the players will accept it. We all know they will. I don't know why they don't just bite the bullet, accept defeat and get back to playing.


That is the main issue of this impasse. The owners refuse to honor contracts signed prior to this lockout. I don't care if the NHL ever plays again. Let the owners eat that.
 
2012-10-22 08:32:46 PM

Thudfark: So you're just bitter you couldn't figure out how to make 500k+ playing a game?


Not at all. I love my job and I'm comfortable with my standard of living. shiat, I realize I'm lucky to earn what I do. It isn't a lot (when you look at mean incomes in Canada), but I'm content.

I'd love to see the Fehr brothers put the NHL's offer to a rank and file vote. Something tells me there isn't as much unity as the NHLPA would have us believe.
 
2012-10-22 08:38:35 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: That is the main issue of this impasse. The owners refuse to honor contracts signed prior to this lockout. I don't care if the NHL ever plays again. Let the owners eat that.


Oh, you're right. Trust me, I'm not on the owners' side here either. They were idiots to hand out these giant contracts right before the CBA expired. Both sides are complicit in this mess and it will result in decreased revenues and probably some teams folding. The league and PA are pissing off hardcore fans and I think there's a mood to punish them when the game comes back.

Ultimately, it will come back because the players know full well they won't get the same money doing the same thing anywhere else, even when they take the salary rollback into account.
 
2012-10-22 09:29:38 PM

Ess_Aytch: Thudfark: So you're just bitter you couldn't figure out how to make 500k+ playing a game?

Not at all. I love my job and I'm comfortable with my standard of living. shiat, I realize I'm lucky to earn what I do. It isn't a lot (when you look at mean incomes in Canada), but I'm content.

I'd love to see the Fehr brothers put the NHL's offer to a rank and file vote. Something tells me there isn't as much unity as the NHLPA would have us believe.


So why bring up how much they make?
 
2012-10-22 10:05:43 PM

Ess_Aytch: Any player who is complaining about the pay is an asshole. fark them.


They weren't complaining. They were perfectly happy to play for the pay that they were getting. It was the owners whining that they weren't getting paid enough to sit around and watch men play a game.
 
2012-10-22 10:32:51 PM
A friend and I decided to go all page 5 google on this. And i think we have the answer to who it is. he has been clever and sneaky... but i think we have it. Gunna keep checking. might post the results in the next thread of this.
 
2012-10-23 12:49:52 AM

poisonedpawn78: A friend and I decided to go all page 5 google on this. And i think we have the answer to who it is. he has been clever and sneaky... but i think we have it. Gunna keep checking. might post the results in the next thread of this.


Please do. I thought that the person who suggested Eager a few days ago (I don't remember who at this point) was really onto something, so I was very disappointed when he got his stupid ass into a bar fight in Toronto, not in Europe.
 
2012-10-23 09:39:05 AM

Jedekai: Resolute: TetrisBlock: Am I the only one loving this series?

Personally, I am wondering how much the person pretending to be an NHL player is paying Fark to promote their blog.

Probably aren't. Sports Illustrated, TIME and Harper's have all put it as something anyone who wants to know how a middle-level basketball player can make $2.5M a year, while a top-grade hockey player is lucky to pull in $1M - even though the hockey player is going to have almost five times as many medical expenses, a shorter career and less opportunities for promotion in his own organization... while management is figuring out how to keep a rough 85% of ALL ASSETS.

This whole "lockout" thing is ridiculous. The best athletes in the world, who play a sport that is more Nationalistic (in the good way: you'd be hard-pressed to find a Canadian/American player jump to the Russie leagues, for example, than a Eastern European one) than any other on Earth as a whole - and who play in the most televised Olympic event of all - are being treated like bush league MLB players.

To give an example: had Wayne Gretzky been paid an equivalent salary in baseball or football for his role in hockey he would have made him the highest paid athlete ever. EVER.

This isn't football, where bounties are a "no-no". Nor baseball where you're expected to cheat by any means necessary to find a win. Basketball? When was the last time you ever heard of a NHL player getting arrested for firing rounds in a strip joint?

It's the literal "Gentleman's Game". Ruffians and nobles are all equal on the slab.


o_0

Not sure if serious...
 
2012-10-23 11:39:05 AM

Jedekai: roughridersfan: 42nate: bel4sucks: 42nate: Poor millionaires can't make their house payments LOL

Not all NHL players are millionaires genius level.

With a minimum salary last year of $525,000, there is no excuse for ANY NHLer to cry poor, dumbass.

Exactly. Sick of these whining little biatches. Overpaid prima farking donnas who deserve about a $100,000 a year (if that!) and then should get bonuses to earn more money.

The average NHL player will pay over $1,000,000 in hospital bills over the course of their career and post-career life.

Maybe if you had tried harder at succeeding at a specific endeavor in life, you'd make that much, too. Instead you biatch on the Internet and whine about how other people make more money.

I'll tell you what: I've got ten years of cabinetry/finish/custom woodworking experience, and I wound up having to work at Dominos. Then I got a second job at a gas station. Then a third as a stocker at a supermarket.

I make as much now as I did then. Want more money? GET BETTER AT SOMETHING OR WORK HARDER!


You're full of lies and bitterness. We're gonna need a citation on the 1 million dollars of medical bills.
 
2012-10-23 01:47:45 PM
The more of this I read the more I think it's some unemployed guy in Toronto sitting around playing video games, but damn is it funny.
 
2012-10-23 02:50:50 PM

Ess_Aytch: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: That is the main issue of this impasse. The owners refuse to honor contracts signed prior to this lockout. I don't care if the NHL ever plays again. Let the owners eat that.

Oh, you're right. Trust me, I'm not on the owners' side here either. They were idiots to hand out these giant contracts right before the CBA expired. Both sides are complicit in this mess and it will result in decreased revenues and probably some teams folding. The league and PA are pissing off hardcore fans and I think there's a mood to punish them when the game comes back.

Ultimately, it will come back because the players know full well they won't get the same money doing the same thing anywhere else, even when they take the salary rollback into account.


I'm no fan of the owners either. A lot of posters jumped all over my comments, rebutting stuff that I never said in the first place!? (WelcomeToFark.jpg) Ess_Aytch, I agree with pretty much everything you posted in response--thanks for saving me the trouble.

As for the Farkers who are still wondering who the "real" Cheap Throat is, he revealed himself today:
www.cleaverillustration.com
 
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