We aren’t usually privy to the glamour models from overseas, as we’re mostly stuck with a lot of the plastically modified or too-skinny models from North America in show business. Frankly, I am starting to prefer the natural features of some of these british gals over their North American counterparts.
Here’s a select few: Rosie Jones, Lucy Pinder, and Holly Peers. I encourage you to seek out others, although I feel that you probably don’t need much encouragement…
People who know me know that I have a very crude sense of humour. I must admit I’m the first to laugh at an inappropriate joke whether it be racist or sexist. Although I may sound a little hypocritical I do believe there are limits. When I read what some ignorant people posted over Twitter about Joel Ward I was simply shocked. For those that aren’t familiar with what happened Joel Ward plays in the NHL for the Washington Capitals and scored the game winning goal in game 7 last night, oh and he’s black. Following the victory some shameless fools abruptly flooded Twitter with comments such as:
“Hey Joel Ward!! You [expletive] spear chucking monkey, why don’t you actually DO SOMETHING. You’re totally irrelevant”
“How the [expletive] did Joel ward get out of my plantation? #WheresMyCotton”
“Warning to Joel Ward. You’re one of three black guys in Canada. I will find you…and I will kill you.”
There is no humour in this, no matter how you slice it this is an example of pure racism and hate. What puzzles me is how stupid one has to be to broadcast something like that on their public Twitter account? Race has always been a sensitive subject that not many people want to touch, in my opinion we need to get rid of the word all together. We need to stop talking about “the first black (insert job position here)”, the sooner we stop differentiating each other as being white vs brown vs asian the sooner we’ll realize we’re all the same.
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” – Abraham Lincoln
“You know they say in every man’s life there comes a time when he gets struck by the arrow of cupid, by the love of God, or the beauty of a woman. And sometimes this love brings thunder into your life, and it brings the storm”
I must give (T) some credit…he held off on his “I hate hockey” rant and said something useful. Although I agree with some of the points he made, I’d like to point out that the sport of hockey is not “barbaric” in nature, it only appears that way due to the way about 10% of the players decide to play it.
I think most people would agree that hockey is dangerous simply because there are high speed collisions, sharp skate blades, pucks flying 100mph, hard boards surrounding the perimeter of the ice…the list goes on. On top of these essential parts of the sport, there are a few idiots that go above and beyond being dangerous, by administering brutal head shots, cross checks, or hits from behind. Some of the obvious culprits are Raffi Torres, Arron Asham, Dan Carcillo, and Matt Cooke. There are many more, but these are the few that came to mind.
Lately, instead of hearing about all the skill and great play there are in the playoffs, we have to put up with reporters analyzing concussions, head shots, and suspensions. I’m getting sick of it, I think everyone is. Some injuries are going to happen. This is a contact sport, with high speed body checking. But can we please just get rid of the BS that happens between whistles, the blind side hits on players without the puck, the “message sending” hits from behind?
Hockey is a great exciting sport that is being given a bad name, because of stupid decisions by a small percentage of players in the league. Fighting is not the major reason players are getting injured (I have no problem with the fighting, it at least helps release some of the aggression between 2 guys that are both willing and expected to get hit).
The only way to ensure that the league is 99.9% safe (can never be 100% in a sport like this) is to eliminate hitting from the game, and resort to playing shinny hockey. More suspensions may help, but it will never eliminate the possibility of players deciding in a split second that they are going to lay someone out.
First off let me state that hockey isn’t one of my favourite sports. Ironically it’s because everyone in Canada talks about it as if it’s the holy grail. On top of that while the NBA has hosts with great personalities such as Shaq Diesel and Charles Gamblor Barkley the NHL is stuck with bums like Nick (I hate his face) Kypreos and segments like “Satellite Hotstove” on at primetime. I better save the how to fix hockey chatter for a future blog, let me get to the point..
Hockey is a barbaric sport, it’s the only sport in which you’re allowed to bare knuckle box. These athletes fight, bash each others faces in, get knocked around with dirty plays like elbows and cross checks to the face/head and yet the NHL isn’t doing anything about it. The violence in the game is clearly being demonstrated these playoffs. From the numerous fights in the Ottawa/NY and Philly/Pitt series to the dirty plays of Raffi Torres’ hit on Marian Hossa and Nick Backstrom on Rich Peverley.
All this chatter about “player safety” and “concussions” really pisses me off. If you want your players to be safe ban fighting, if you’re worried about concussions then suspend players for more than 1 game when they take their stick and cross check an opponent in the face during a game.
I thought that when the Jays signed Sergio Santos in the off-season that he would be an improvement over the likes of John Rauch and Frank Francisco…but he has made 3 appearances with 2 blown saves to start off the 2012 season. And he embarrassed himself in the home opener in front of 48,000+ fans.
The Jays haven’t run away with any games yet. All of their games so far have pretty much come down to the last pitch. Santos came in with a 2-1 lead in the 9th to close it out last night. His first pitch was a fastball that was laced to left field by Pedroia for a double…not a good start. Then there was a series of wild pitches, and a couple of bad bounces that handcuffed Arencibia. Next thing you know, the Jays are down 4-2, and that’s how it ended.
Hopefully something changes, because if a lot of games are going to rely on a 1-run cushion for Sergio Santos…there could be problems in T.O.