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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 25
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2012-11-15 12:31:22 PM  
4 votes:
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 03:30:39 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:26:50 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:24:36 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:38:34 PM  
2 votes:
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African bees! Not those homo European ones!
2012-11-15 10:28:29 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-15 05:50:53 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:12:28 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:26:08 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:42:27 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:41:00 PM  
1 votes:
Don Cherry just makes me go WTF. And I'm Canadian.
2012-11-15 03:35:40 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:33:59 PM  
1 votes:
Oblig Don Cherry links: Piano desk and where he gets his suits

/Enjoy
2012-11-15 03:32:20 PM  
1 votes:
Were they EUROPEAN bees? Play me off Donny!
2012-11-15 03:28:07 PM  
1 votes:

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


Same reason Craig Sager does.

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2012-11-15 03:27:25 PM  
1 votes:
www.hockeydb.com

/wanted for questioning
//"Big Snake", heh
2012-11-15 03:26:54 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:20:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:19:05 PM  
1 votes:

pissedoffmick: I know nothing about hockey.

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Neither do I.

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2012-11-15 03:19:03 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:14:57 PM  
1 votes:
2012-11-15 02:20:06 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:21:15 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:49:08 PM  
1 votes:
AAAAUUUGGGH GET THEM OFF!!!! Oh wait, that might just bee his suit.
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2012-11-15 12:42:25 PM  
1 votes:
They are probably just pissed because they tried to get pollen from the flowers they saw...

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...and it just turned out to be the print on his suit.
 
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