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(Yahoo)   Listen, I know it's been a hard couple of months for us NHL fans, but allow me to offer a bit of good news in this sea of gloom and doom: Don Cherry was attacked by a swarm of angry bees yesterday   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 75
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2012-11-15 12:14:05 PM
He was just trying to use their hive as a broach on his suit.
 
2012-11-15 12:27:44 PM
The guy played one game in the NHL - one game and the rest of his 20+ year career he spent in the minors... oh and he is a loud-mouth buffoon and national treasure of Canada.
 
2012-11-15 12:31:22 PM
There are not enough words to express the joy I feel every time someone complains that a major league season has been canceled.

Not because I don't necessarily enjoy watching said sport, but, rather, because the butt-hurt that sports fans who think this stuff actually matters fills my schadenfreude implant to overflowing.

/inb4 people talking about sports bar revenues being down
 
2012-11-15 12:38:34 PM
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African bees! Not those homo European ones!
 
2012-11-15 12:39:04 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: There are not enough words to express the joy I feel every time someone complains that a major league season has been canceled.

Not because I don't necessarily enjoy watching said sport, but, rather, because the butt-hurt that sports fans who think this stuff actually matters fills my schadenfreude implant to overflowing.

/inb4 people talking about sports bar revenues being down


I'll make sure to let the thousands of stadium workers and other people tangentially involved with these organizations who are all jobless for the holidays know that you're feeling pretty smug about all this.
 
2012-11-15 12:42:25 PM
They are probably just pissed because they tried to get pollen from the flowers they saw...

i.imgur.com

...and it just turned out to be the print on his suit.
 
2012-11-15 12:49:08 PM
AAAAUUUGGGH GET THEM OFF!!!! Oh wait, that might just bee his suit.
doncherryjacketwatch.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-15 01:07:02 PM

sigdiamond2000: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: There are not enough words to express the joy I feel every time someone complains that a major league season has been canceled.

Not because I don't necessarily enjoy watching said sport, but, rather, because the butt-hurt that sports fans who think this stuff actually matters fills my schadenfreude implant to overflowing.

/inb4 people talking about sports bar revenues being down

I'll make sure to let the thousands of stadium workers and other people tangentially involved with these organizations who are all jobless for the holidays know that you're feeling pretty smug about all this.


Send them my love.
 
2012-11-15 01:21:15 PM
I like Don Cherry. I don't agree with everything he says, but he's genuine and truly cares about the game of hockey.

I will truly be sad when the day comes that he is no longer with us.


Remember when IOC asswipe Dick Pound went on record saying that he wouldn't be surprised if 50% of NHL players were doping and he said this with no evidence to back it up?

It was Don Cherry who brought him on national television on Coach's Corner to be held to account for those words because Cherry was so offended that Dick Pound would slag 50% of NHL players with no proof.

That's what a stand up guy does.

/Cherry, not Pound
 
2012-11-15 01:36:52 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: sigdiamond2000: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: There are not enough words to express the joy I feel every time someone complains that a major league season has been canceled.

Not because I don't necessarily enjoy watching said sport, but, rather, because the butt-hurt that sports fans who think this stuff actually matters fills my schadenfreude implant to overflowing.

/inb4 people talking about sports bar revenues being down

I'll make sure to let the thousands of stadium workers and other people tangentially involved with these organizations who are all jobless for the holidays know that you're feeling pretty smug about all this.

Send them my love.


I tried. They said it smells funny, and it looks kind of diseased, so they don't want it.
 
2012-11-15 01:59:33 PM

SpaceButler: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: sigdiamond2000: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: There are not enough words to express the joy I feel every time someone complains that a major league season has been canceled.

Not because I don't necessarily enjoy watching said sport, but, rather, because the butt-hurt that sports fans who think this stuff actually matters fills my schadenfreude implant to overflowing.

/inb4 people talking about sports bar revenues being down

I'll make sure to let the thousands of stadium workers and other people tangentially involved with these organizations who are all jobless for the holidays know that you're feeling pretty smug about all this.

Send them my love.

I tried. They said it smells funny, and it looks kind of diseased, so they don't want it.


You're supposed to put it in dry ice first, dummy.
 
2012-11-15 02:03:49 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: SpaceButler: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: sigdiamond2000: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: There are not enough words to express the joy I feel every time someone complains that a major league season has been canceled.

Not because I don't necessarily enjoy watching said sport, but, rather, because the butt-hurt that sports fans who think this stuff actually matters fills my schadenfreude implant to overflowing.

/inb4 people talking about sports bar revenues being down

I'll make sure to let the thousands of stadium workers and other people tangentially involved with these organizations who are all jobless for the holidays know that you're feeling pretty smug about all this.

Send them my love.

I tried. They said it smells funny, and it looks kind of diseased, so they don't want it.

You're supposed to put it in dry ice first, dummy.


But love is supposed to be forever!

Or is that just mass-market love, which they fill with artificial love-preservatives?
 
2012-11-15 02:20:06 PM
Let's just make our own season! Use NHL '13 to simulate the cancelled games, streamed live online with hockey nerds providing commentary. Cherry can put obnoxious backgrounds on his Twitter account and exchange tweets with Ron MacLean between periods.
 
2012-11-15 02:20:27 PM

SpaceButler: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: SpaceButler: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: sigdiamond2000: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: There are not enough words to express the joy I feel every time someone complains that a major league season has been canceled.

Not because I don't necessarily enjoy watching said sport, but, rather, because the butt-hurt that sports fans who think this stuff actually matters fills my schadenfreude implant to overflowing.

/inb4 people talking about sports bar revenues being down

I'll make sure to let the thousands of stadium workers and other people tangentially involved with these organizations who are all jobless for the holidays know that you're feeling pretty smug about all this.

Send them my love.

I tried. They said it smells funny, and it looks kind of diseased, so they don't want it.

You're supposed to put it in dry ice first, dummy.

But love is supposed to be forever!

Or is that just mass-market love, which they fill with artificial love-preservatives?


My love can only be bought at Whole Foods.
 
2012-11-15 02:51:32 PM
Probably should have just drank all the bees.
 
2012-11-15 02:53:50 PM
I know nothing about hockey.

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-11-15 03:09:04 PM
Carp. I was going for Bettman and Fehr stuck by lightning. Must focus control over nature better....
 
2012-11-15 03:12:41 PM
Were they European bees?
 
2012-11-15 03:12:55 PM
Hey hey hey! Don Cherry is the man! I will brook no BS regarding him!
 
2012-11-15 03:14:57 PM
 
2012-11-15 03:16:24 PM
Came for the flower-styled suit pictures, was not disappointed.
 
2012-11-15 03:17:02 PM

Rev.K: I like Don Cherry. I don't agree with everything he says, but he's genuine and truly cares about the game of hockey.

I will truly be sad when the day comes that he is no longer with us.


Remember when IOC asswipe Dick Pound went on record saying that he wouldn't be surprised if 50% of NHL players were doping and he said this with no evidence to back it up?

It was Don Cherry who brought him on national television on Coach's Corner to be held to account for those words because Cherry was so offended that Dick Pound would slag 50% of NHL players with no proof.

That's what a stand up guy does.

/Cherry, not Pound


If you need to Pound Cherry with your Dick, you're doing it wrong.
 
2012-11-15 03:17:29 PM
Is he blind? Why does he dress that way??
 
2012-11-15 03:19:03 PM

Shazam999: Were they European bees?


They were probably wearing visors like the sissies they are. Fark Don Cherry, the fact he was voted one of the greatest Canadians is a national embarrassment. I hope the bees managed to sting his tounge or larynx, to shut him up for a bit, so the bee's deaths weren't in vain.
 
2012-11-15 03:19:05 PM

pissedoffmick: I know nothing about hockey.

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x388]


Neither do I.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-15 03:20:49 PM

sigdiamond2000: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: There are not enough words to express the joy I feel every time someone complains that a major league season has been canceled.

Not because I don't necessarily enjoy watching said sport, but, rather, because the butt-hurt that sports fans who think this stuff actually matters fills my schadenfreude implant to overflowing.

/inb4 people talking about sports bar revenues being down

I'll make sure to let the thousands of stadium workers and other people tangentially involved with these organizations who are all jobless for the holidays know that you're feeling pretty smug about all this.


Thanks! While you're at it, be sure to recommend to them that when the season starts back up, they don't just cheerfully walk back into those jobs as if nothing ever happened, because the owners have demonstrated that they've screwed them over once and will gladly screw them over in the future for "The good of the League."
 
2012-11-15 03:21:25 PM
I have no idea who this guy is but he is a sartorial superfund site.
 
2012-11-15 03:24:36 PM

Elzar: The guy played one game in the NHL - one game and the rest of his 20+ year career he spent in the minors... oh and he is a loud-mouth buffoon and national treasure of Canada.


Don't forget him sending too many men on the ice in the playoffs, costing him a chance to advance to the finals and possibly win the Stanley Cup.
 
2012-11-15 03:25:10 PM

Elzar: The guy played one game in the NHL - one game and the rest of his 20+ year career he spent in the minors... oh and he is a loud-mouth buffoon and national treasure of Canada.


Coaching doesn't count?
 
2012-11-15 03:26:50 PM

Elzar: The guy played one game in the NHL - one game and the rest of his 20+ year career he spent in the minors... oh and he is a loud-mouth buffoon and national treasure of Canada.


He did coach the Bruins for 5 seasons. They made the Finals twice!
 
2012-11-15 03:26:54 PM
Say what you want about Cherry, he's good for the game. You don't need to be a HoFer to be good for the game. And I love the idea of him getting swarmed by bees in his shed. Waiting for video, or perhaps a Raid commercial.
 
2012-11-15 03:27:25 PM
www.hockeydb.com

/wanted for questioning
//"Big Snake", heh
 
2012-11-15 03:28:07 PM

Grapple: Is he blind? Why does he dress that way??


Same reason Craig Sager does.

d1w4yg6zersvbl.cloudfront.net
 
2012-11-15 03:30:39 PM

Shazam999: Were they European bees


Don says you can tell they weren't because they attacked him, and European bees are wimps. These were good, tough Canadian bees.
 
2012-11-15 03:32:20 PM
Were they EUROPEAN bees? Play me off Donny!
 
2012-11-15 03:32:23 PM
I don't know why but this whole story made me laugh so hard.. and i like don....
 
2012-11-15 03:33:59 PM
Oblig Don Cherry links: Piano desk and where he gets his suits

/Enjoy
 
2012-11-15 03:35:40 PM
He has to be very careful going outside in the spring or summer because bees are constantly mistaking him for a field of flowers.

To tell the truth, a lot of CBC sports commentators have trouble with bees. It's those bright monochromatic sports jackets they are all made to wear. But Don Cherry also has to worry about hummingbirds and gorillas because scarlet is not enough colour for him.

He's got more colour than a drinking contest between W.C. Fields and H.L Mencken in a Bourbon distillery cellar.

Although Don Cherry is quasi-unique, it is not unusual for Canadian men of his generation to wear tartan jackets that make the Quebec Provincial Tartan look like the Stewart Ancient and Weathered.

Here's a website to help you visualize that. Dim the room lights if you can to prevent permanent eye damage.

P.S. This is why Canadians watch Hockey Night in Canada with the lights off. They're not napping. They're waiting for Don Cherry to finish his rant so they can turn the TV off and go to bed.
 
2012-11-15 03:39:00 PM

This text is now purple: Grapple: Is he blind? Why does he dress that way??

Same reason Craig Sager does.

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If you can make them laugh, that's half the fight?

And if I got that right, then it's probably true that they also won't beat you to death with your cracker leg.
 
2012-11-15 03:41:00 PM
Don Cherry just makes me go WTF. And I'm Canadian.
 
2012-11-15 03:41:35 PM

Elzar: The guy played one game in the NHL - one game and the rest of his 20+ year career he spent in the minors... oh and he is a loud-mouth buffoon and national treasure of Canada.


SO he's like Madden?
 
2012-11-15 03:42:27 PM
Lol... Don's the man. Never fails to crack me up.

Been following the AHL closer this season than in the past...

I kind of feel like normal even more so than if the NHL season was a go, because I'm rooting for a Bruins team that's in last place and can't keep a lead to save their lives. : )
 
2012-11-15 03:45:20 PM

farkingismybusiness: Were they EUROPEAN bees? Play me off Donny!


Gah, you beat me by two minutes! Nevertheless, there can never be enough links to Don Cherry and his piano desk.
 
2012-11-15 03:45:32 PM
You know who riffs well off of Don Cherry? Fellow Traditional Pride Day Flag, Craig Thompson.

Reminds me of the old joke.

Don Cherry and Craig Thompson argued for hours but the only thing they could agree on was that all gay men should be hung.

Depending on your age, you probably know that joke with Jerry Falwell and Gore Vidal or Barney and whatever right wing homophobic looney is best-known in your state.

For some reason, blowhards and Quintin Crispy gays just work well together, like chocolate and wafers.
 
2012-11-15 03:45:48 PM
Maybe the NHL fans could get together and play a pick up game. Yeah, you would have to skate 4 on 4 due to lack of players, but that would open up the ice more.
 
2012-11-15 03:54:00 PM

Icetech3: I don't know why but this whole story made me laugh so hard.. and i like don....


That is Bergsonian laughter because in your heart you know that if Don Cherry is attacked by a swarm of bees, he did everything he could to deserve it. He's the snobby dowager to the bees' Three Stooges.

It's like Rush Limbaugh being swarmed by Dominican rent boys on the streets of Santo Dominico.

It's like Mitt Romney being spat out by Great Whites.

It's like rain on your wedding day. No, wait, that's a bad example of irony.
 
2012-11-15 03:58:08 PM

Grapple: Is he blind? Why does he dress that way??


He's a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion. They all dress that way if they are old enough to remember the War, any war. It's alpha-male colouration for Legionaires, like the cheek pads of dominant ourangotangs.

Why do Scots play golf? Why do urban wannabes show off their briefs? Why did Phyllis Diller look like a kindergarden pipe cleaner and feather project gone horribly wrong?
 
2012-11-15 03:59:16 PM
FTA: I was cleaning out my shed and all of a sudden I felt two sharp bites on the back of my neck.

WTF You were out there cleaning the shed without one of your high collar shirts on?
 
2012-11-15 04:11:44 PM

octopied: Carp. I was going for Bettman and Fehr stuck by lightning. Must focus control over nature better....


Hey, that's the answer! Lock Fehr and Bettman in a room, give them 48 hours to make a deal or else it's death by bee stings.
 
2012-11-15 04:11:48 PM
"Sorry, I was aiming for Henry Winkler."

www.zuguide.com
 
2012-11-15 04:19:43 PM
I once replied to the Canadian border guy on why I was entering Canada - "I want to buy a suit and look like Don Cherry!"

Half hour later, I was free to go...

/csb
 
2012-11-15 04:20:55 PM
atencentgemjar.files.wordpress.com

The poor bees were just confused.
 
2012-11-15 04:26:08 PM

vudukungfu: Elzar: The guy played one game in the NHL - one game and the rest of his 20+ year career he spent in the minors... oh and he is a loud-mouth buffoon and national treasure of Canada.

SO he's like Madden?


Cherry was also an NHL Coach....and not just ANY coach. He was Bobby friggin' ORR's coach. He led the Bruins to 2 Cup finals, and had a 231-105-64 record in Boston. Say what you want, the man knows the game.

He's loud-mouthed, abbrasive and unabashedly supports developing Candian talent at the expense of "imports". He's one of the biggest spokespeople for player safety (every Canadian remembers him bashing poor Ron on the head with the shoulder pad to prove that they were becoming more like weapons than protective gear). He's also firecely insistent on honourable play - such as calling out "enforcers" who won't remove their visor in a fight, thus risking additional injury to their opponent.

When he goes on tirades or says stupid things about foreign players, it's easy to see why some people can't stand him...but that's also exactly what makes the rest of us love him.
 
2012-11-15 04:26:09 PM

srhp29: Maybe the NHL fans could get together and play a pick up game. Yeah, you would have to skate 4 on 4 due to lack of players, but that would open up the ice more.


I'm actually playing tomorrow night (5 on 5, but damn I hope we don't have a short bench again), though I don't know if I still qualify as an NHL fan anymore, since I canceled my season tickets and am now rather "meh" about the whole league.
 
2012-11-15 04:26:14 PM

VimFuego: [atencentgemjar.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]

The poor bees were just confused.


Grapes is the one who looks "confused" in that pic.

/NTTATWWT
 
2012-11-15 04:26:37 PM

vudukungfu: Elzar: The guy played one game in the NHL - one game and the rest of his 20+ year career he spent in the minors... oh and he is a loud-mouth buffoon and national treasure of Canada.

SO he's like Madden?


Wow! 10/10, liter +1000, etc. etc. That is some next level trolling. Hats off.
 
2012-11-15 04:44:57 PM
warchant.zenfolio.com
RIP


/those bees were giving him the business
//or would that be buzzness
 
2012-11-15 05:01:16 PM
THEY ARE HUGE AND THEY PUCK CRAZY!
 
2012-11-15 05:10:01 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I don't like socializing with others.


We noticed.
 
2012-11-15 05:12:28 PM

ordinarysteve: Fark Don Cherry, the fact he was voted one of the greatest Canadians is a national embarrassment


Not only was Cherry voted one of the Greatest Canadians, but he was endorsed by Bret Hart.

That's pure Canadiana right there.
 
2012-11-15 05:21:04 PM

vudukungfu: Elzar: The guy played one game in the NHL - one game and the rest of his 20+ year career he spent in the minors... oh and he is a loud-mouth buffoon and national treasure of Canada.

SO he's like Madden?


Except Madden has the highest win percentage of any coach in NFL history.
 
2012-11-15 05:21:33 PM

brantgoose: You know who riffs well off of Don Cherry? Fellow Traditional Pride Day Flag, Craig Thompson.


Speaking of gays, Here's Cherry besieged by KITH alumni Scott Thompson. It's not that Cherry hates gays, he's just not comfortable around them (he's from that oldskool you know? ...different values).
 
2012-11-15 05:22:30 PM
link didn't take. It is here.

/holy triple post batman
 
2012-11-15 05:39:18 PM
Grapes is awesome. Met him in person, very gracious to fans. Love his Rock 'em Sock 'em vids.

Me and the wife went to the 3rd to the last game played in Maple Leaf Gardens. The game was vs Boston. Bobby Orr (Grapes' adopted son) was there. Got the game program signed by him plus the book he wrote about their sons' battles.

He's great, except for drinking the kool-aid regarding this outfits.
 
2012-11-15 05:50:53 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: There are not enough words to express the joy I feel every time someone complains that a major league season has been canceled.

Not because I don't necessarily enjoy watching said sport, but, rather, because the butt-hurt that sports fans who think this stuff actually matters fills my schadenfreude implant to overflowing.


I mean, why single out sports? There are lots of things that "don't matter". Movies, music, alcohol, art and art museums, 99% of television, sports cars, video games, and most books, novels, and magazines, to name just a handful.

All of those things exist solely for our entertainment and enjoyment, and don't directly serve any practical purpose. I'd wager you're enthusiastic about plenty of frivolous and unnecessary things; singling out sports fans seems rather asshat-ish. IMO, entertainment itself is important.
 
2012-11-15 05:52:16 PM

SpaceButler: Let's just make our own season! Use NHL '13 to simulate the cancelled games, streamed live online with hockey nerds providing commentary. Cherry can put obnoxious backgrounds on his Twitter account and exchange tweets with Ron MacLean between periods.


Only if we still get to kill Gary.
 
2012-11-15 05:57:24 PM

keylock71: Lol... Don's the man. Never fails to crack me up.

Been following the AHL closer this season than in the past...

I kind of feel like normal even more so than if the NHL season was a go, because I'm rooting for a Bruins team that's in last place and can't keep a lead to save their lives. : )


I'm pretty sure the Caps gotcha beat on choking.

Go Caps!
:'( please?
 
2012-11-15 07:41:08 PM

Rev.K: I like Don Cherry. I don't agree with everything he says, but he's genuine and truly cares about the game of hockey.

I will truly be sad when the day comes that he is no longer with us.


Remember when IOC asswipe Dick Pound went on record saying that he wouldn't be surprised if 50% of NHL players were doping and he said this with no evidence to back it up?

It was Don Cherry who brought him on national television on Coach's Corner to be held to account for those words because Cherry was so offended that Dick Pound would slag 50% of NHL players with no proof.

That's what a stand up guy does.

/Cherry, not Pound


What do you expect from a dude named Dick Pound? I mean, really.
 
2012-11-15 08:08:15 PM
came for the piano desk, leaving tickled like the imaginary ivories.

/oh and the bit at 1:01: 'when he was here, with Tronna, they were nummer wun killin' penaldees!"
 
2012-11-15 09:09:01 PM

Highroller48:
He's one of the biggest spokespeople for player safety (every Canadian remembers him bashing poor Ron on the head with the shoulder pad to prove that they were becoming more like weapons than protective gear). .


And no-touch icing, rubber strips on the dasherboards, neckguards for youth hockey and a whole laundry list of other things. He likes good tough hockey, but he hates seeing players get hurt.
 
2012-11-15 10:28:29 PM

GQueue: Shazam999: Were they European bees

Don says you can tell they weren't because they attacked him, and European bees are wimps. These were good, tough Canadian bees.


Don Cherry has also said the single greatest game of minor-league hockey he ever saw was during the first season of the Montana Hockey League (now a part of the AHL).

"Ever penalty was met with boos, and at the end of the game, both sides had black eyes, sore legs and smiles broad as the Big Sky. Hockey in America will survive."

Seems like we're the only inland state that gives a damn about the game, in its entire, but we feel the same way about football and baseball. Three failed basketball teams, I'll leave it at that.
 
2012-11-16 12:31:53 AM
Hockey - grown men who are gay and won't admit it, so they dress like the Michelin Man and fight each other.
 
2012-11-16 01:26:28 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Hockey - grown men who are gay and won't admit it, so they dress like the Michelin Man and fight each other.


You come up with that one all by yourself? It's a real knee-slapper.
 
2012-11-16 09:46:13 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Hockey - grown men who are gay and won't admit it, so they dress like the Michelin Man and fight each other.


booooo! go watch nascar ya diddlefark.
zero points

fta - "those honey bees sure sting" - in November?? bees?? is he starting a new carreer as beekeeper??
 
2012-11-16 11:20:52 AM

Ishkur: link didn't take. It is here.

/holy triple post batman


"The uploader has not made this video available in your country.
Sorry about that Sore-y aboot that."
 
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