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Mad Scout



Joined: 23 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:07 pm    Post subject: NHL dead Reply with quote

I know there are several hockey fans in the winbolo community. Some of whom I really don't like all that much, but I mourn with you today. This really sucks. Evil or Very Mad
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Cool_Fool



Joined: 17 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: NHL dead Reply with quote

Mad Scout wrote:
I mourn with you today. This really sucks.


It's almost as bad as when I first came to winbolo a few weeks ago and found FI already there, waiting for me. Man that suxed.

CF
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Acro



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I must not be one of those community members, 'cause I had to check google to find out what this post was about. Very Happy
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Cool_Fool



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the only forum worse than ours!!!

http://www.summerfest.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=2077&forum=12&13

Acro wrote:
Well, I must not be one of those community members, 'cause I had to check google to find out what this post was about


You were never part this community.

CF
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Mad Scout



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool_Fool wrote:
It's the only forum worse than ours!!!

http://www.summerfest.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=2077&forum=12&13

CF


CF, was that you making posts in there? If so, I hope you're not one of the guys saying that the NHL "disbanded" or crap like that...

Although it potentially could if this situation doesn't improve...
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Sticks



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might take awhile to get fans back if they do somehow get their shit together for a season next year. I don't have the attendance figures for the league but I can imagine teams that did crappy and that play in low population-density areas might fold.

But it almost seems as neither side is to blame for this. One side you have the players that make more money in a 5-season contract than a regular Joe could win in the lottery. And yet they hold out because they feel a million or two a season isn't worth it? Apparently, they are unaware of people accross the world that actually LOSE money from playing hockey (see, bar leagues + pick-up / drop-in hockey).

But it started with the owners and the men who inked the contracts and funded these teams. For some dumb-ass reason they decided that having a great player on their team was worth x-amount of dollars.

But what can that one player (or line) bring them? Well, butts in the seats equates to money on consessions. More butts means more eyes looking at the advertising space along the rink boards, score boards, signage in the bathrooms, etc. Good players equates to more player memorilbilia being sold as a result of them being "awesome" or "cool." Owners now have a chance to make it on TV or to hopefully get some of that money that the NHL got when they signed with ABC or FOX for rights to televise games.

I have to ask, though, when did the owners finally realize that they were losing money? Their bean-counters should have tapped them on the shoulders about 15 years ago and said "Hey, even if we get all this capital from having great players on our team, we'll still be losing money because we pay them too much." The whole reason the NHL is in this mess right now is because the owners were stupid enough to keep raising the bar on salaries on those free agents.

I can only hope the minor league games don't get too expensive to attend..
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FireIce



Joined: 13 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mad Scout wrote:


CF, was that you making posts in there? If so, I hope you're not one of the guys saying that the NHL "disbanded" or crap like that...



Sorry Mad, but this is taken from #winbolo:

[12:23:50] [Cool_Fool] I'm overjoyed with NHL being disbanded
[12:24:52] [alexm] lol
[12:25:23] [Cool_Fool] I have no clue why Mad Scout is whinning about it
[12:25:32] [alexm] lol
[12:26:42] [Cool_Fool] Mad Scout needs to shut up and get some bolo skills
[12:27:57] [alexm] lol
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Mad Scout



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FireIce wrote:

[12:26:42] [Cool_Fool] Mad Scout needs to shut up and get some bolo skills
[12:27:57] [alexm] lol


Are there so few people playing winbolo now that you have to try and provoke me into playing again!? lol
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Brando



Joined: 14 Dec 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:07 pm    Post subject: Hm Reply with quote

Madscout: Are there so few people playing winbolo now that you have to try and provoke me into playing again!?

Yes...Winbolo is wittling away we neeeeeeed you madscout come back and play! Haha why arent you ever in irc anymore I miss you Razz well hopefully see you sometime soon

-Brando
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Cool_Fool



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[12:12:50] [Fireice] Do you know who sabotaged the NHL?
[12:24:52] [Cool_Fool] is this fucker still talking?
[12:25:03] [Fireice] hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe
[12:25:12] [alexm] lol
[12:25:42] [Fireice] It was me
[12:25:46] [Fireice] I sabotaged the NHL!!
[12:26:57] [Cool_Fool] wtf?
[12:27:01] [Cool_Fool] what bizarre fantasy land are you in, ass?
[12:27:12] [Fireice] I USED MY EVIL POWERS!!!! I'M THE BEST!!!!
[12:27:19] * Fireice broke the NHL on purpose
[12:29:06] [Cool_Fool] i thought we asked you to stop coming here
[12:29:21] [Fireice] hehehehehhehehehehehehehehehehe
[12:29:33] [alexm] lol
[12:29:34] [alexm] =p
[12:29:38] * Fireice is now known as NHLBreaker
[12:29:40] [NHLBreaker] I am so proud of myself hehehehehhehe!
[12:29:43] [alexm] lol
[12:30:12] [NHLBreaker] I love to break things!!!
[12:30:59] [NHLBreaker] I broke the NHL
[12:32:01] [NHLBreaker] ........
[12:32:06] [NHLBreaker] game anyone?
[12:32:10] [Cool_Fool] frickin jackass

That's how it really went down.

CF
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