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cruisin
04-27-2012, 11:16 PM
Disgusted at the racist tweets aimed at Joel Ward. What century are we in? We need to do more to combat racism in sports.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/04/26/joel-ward-racist-tweets-twitter.html?cmp=rss

This really shocks me! Not just because of racist tweets of any kind. But, I guess I thought that sports was the one place where there seemed to be true equality. :(

deltask8er
04-29-2012, 03:32 AM
At least Joel Ward handled it better than I would have.

Caps' Ward: Racist tweets 'didn't ruin my day'

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/nhl/story/2012-04-26/joel-ward-interview/54557232/1


Thanks everyone for all your support.. #42 is in my thoughts more than ever!! #rockthered #jackierobinson

https://twitter.com/#!/JRandalWard42/status/195657982418231296

Ward's agent:


“I think it’s a very small amount of people,” he said. “I’d like to think that anyway. With [social media] these people get to have a platform that they can put this out there, and it’s too bad. I think if they knew Joel, they would not have this attitude.

“It’s very disappointing, but it doesn’t take any of the success that Joel’s had away.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/globe-on-hockey/joel-wards-agent-denounces-racist-comments/article2414805/

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A few weeks ago a Washington Post reporter had a story on what it's like to be a black hockey fan ("Yes, we exist"). So of course he had an interesting take on the ugliness.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/therootdc/post/joel-wards-winning-score-elicits-racist-tweets/2012/04/26/gIQA7vdWjT_blog.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/im-a-black-hockey-fan-we-do-exist/2012/02/27/gIQAa7MHnR_story.html

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And I've noticed some of those tweets have since been deleted (by the author?).

http://chirpstory.com/li/6781

deltask8er
04-29-2012, 04:04 AM
Oh, and on a completely different note...why does a certain Flyer come to mind whenver I see this commercial? :psoty: :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCuPyLeDzng

Vash01
04-30-2012, 11:13 PM
Joel Ward handled it extremely well. I respect that. It's a shame that racist stuff is still happening, even in sports.

Rob
05-02-2012, 08:01 PM
I'm going to the Caps Rangers game tonight!!! Let's Go Caps!

flyingsit
05-02-2012, 11:04 PM
C-A-P-S Caps Caps Caps!

Habs
05-03-2012, 04:07 PM
I'm going to the Caps Rangers game tonight!!! Let's Go Caps!

Epic game! Hope you had a good time.

cruisin
05-03-2012, 04:23 PM
Hoping the Devils win tonight. They are 1 & 1. I'd love to see a Devils/Rangers Stanley Cup!

ioana
05-03-2012, 07:01 PM
Hoping the Devils win tonight. They are 1 & 1. I'd love to see a Devils/Rangers Stanley Cup!

I got into hockey when the Devils beat the Dallas Stars back in 2000 for the Stanley Cup and that's when they had Jason Arnott, Patrik Elias and Petr Sykora on their first line. I got all sorts of unreasonably happy when I saw Sykora is back playing for the Devils again. At least Patty and Syky are back together (no Arnie, yet). And you hardly ever have one of these 'aw, they're back together' moments with professional sports now....So yeah, go Devils :)!

Habs
05-03-2012, 07:29 PM
Hoping the Devils win tonight. They are 1 & 1. I'd love to see a Devils/Rangers Stanley Cup!

Can't happen, since they're both in the same conference.

I'm hoping for NJ (in the east) too... I LOVE Marty Brodeur! Would love to see them in the final against LA.

cruisin
05-03-2012, 09:38 PM
Can't happen, since they're both in the same conference.

I'm hoping for NJ (in the east) too... I LOVE Marty Brodeur! Would love to see them in the final against LA.

What was I thinking! :duh: I know better!

I love Brodeur too! I'm getting nervous, as to how much longer he'll be playing. He turns 40 this week!

Habs
05-03-2012, 10:44 PM
What was I thinking! :duh: I know better!

I love Brodeur too! I'm getting nervous, as to how much longer he'll be playing. He turns 40 this week!

Selfishly, I hope he keeps playing for awhile... he's one of my all-time favourites (along with the ageless Teemu Selanne!).

AragornElessar
05-04-2012, 03:41 AM
First off...Rob I'm beyond jealous. You can say you were at a Classic Stanley Cup Playoff game and that was indeed a Classic w/a capital C. Because of the horrible time of the early morning the train to Toronto leaves Sudbury, I had to leave my sister's last night just as Triple OT was starting.

That hurt.

Got the Devils/Philly game on here in the hotel room and GO DEVILS!!!

cruisin
05-04-2012, 04:21 AM
Yay! Devils win in overtime! Is it me, or have there been more overtimes in these playoffs than ever before? And I want to know why penalties on the Flyers were not called!

ioana
05-04-2012, 02:25 PM
And I want to know why penalties on the Flyers were not called!

Because we had already reached the regular-time penalty quota through brilliant calls like the non-existent delay of game on Kovalchuk. On the bright side, Devils power play defense looks really good. And they're getting loads of practice ;).