I am a lazy bitch. I don't work for anyone, so this blog gets updated when I feel like it. Well something has recently happened in the media regarding hockey and bullshit. In case you're out of the loop, I've pasted a fragment from a news article that will get you up to speed:
Dr. Charles Tator, a Toronto neurosurgeon, made the comment in front of about 150 people at a Hockey Canada concussion seminar being held in Regina.
The doctor said there's been too much emphasis on the "sock 'em, kill 'em type of hockey."
Tator says Cherry helped with a campaign many years ago to prevent broken necks and it would help if Cherry could now take a strong stand against hits to the head.
While Cherry is a long-time advocate of physical play in hockey, he's also championed rule and equipment initiatives to improve player safety.
He has also complained on air about the lack of respect among players as well as some hits that he considers dangerous.
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Cherry, much like his stupid dog, has barked back. His yelps have echoed throughout the Canadian media. Check out the article about that here.
What does Don Cherry say in response to Tator, the neurosurgeon?
"I don’t give a [expletive] about him, I don’t give a [expletive] about him."
There is an issue of whether or not the "tape was rolling." Well, it was. The clip was recorded and I believe it's available on youtube. Way to go Cherry, very professional of you. Update your 75-year old mind. People are recording things everywhere and stuff gets uploaded onto youtube in minutes.
COME ON!? Do we need to review all of the tapes that clearly show Cherry advocating hockey fighting and violence? Check out the one I embedded in this post. Cherry here rightly criticizes Avery for his stupid instigating behaviour. Okay, fair. Avery is a pest and a problem. That kind of behaviour does not belong in any sport.
Cherry's suggestion for Avery's antics?
Dress Wade Belak so that he can beat the shit out of "this midget."
Again, what ever happened to being professional? Cherry is a clown. It is unacceptable to call someone a midget on prime time Canadian TV. At approximately 1:00 to about 1:15, Cherry emphasizes that Avery should be "wiped out."
HEY IDIOTS. CHERRY ADVOCATES VIOLENCE AND "LACK OF RESPECT AMONG PLAYERS" IN THIS TV CLIP.
It drives me ABSOLUTELY CRAZY to know that Cherry (and his supporters) can't seem to step back and actually realize what his message is.