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Habs Hooligans Burn Crosby…And Cop Cars

How do you say lolz in French?

So after the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals last night, a couple of young rabble-rousers took to the street in celebration.

Ok, maybe it was more like 21,000 rabble-rousers… but who is really counting. Yeah, well the Police may have been… They made 36 arrests but they really brought the house down when they unleashed  tear gas on the mob, which dispatched the remaining party animals into the night.

You thought Frankford and Cottman was bad? These morons haven’t even won anything yet and they are lighting cop cars on fire.

I do give them full marks for creativity in burning the Crosby cut-out though. Well played Frenchy…well played.

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Not Everyone Loves Tim Tebow

Much has been made of Tim Tebow and how publically outspoken he is about his religion,  which just last month was highlighted in a pro-life commercial that aired during the super bowl. Well, another NFL prospect had enough of Tebow’s public displays of worship at the NFL scouting combine a couple weeks back…

Story from ProFootballTalk‘s Mike Florio

As we’ve mentioned once or twice, quarterback Tim Tebow‘s habit of openly expressing his religious beliefs could potentially rub folks the wrong way, especially in a locker room of grown men who choose to keep their beliefs to themselves, who don’t share his beliefs at all, and/or who only want to hear “God bless” after they have sneezed.

We’re told that Tebow already has gotten a taste of the resistance he might face at the next level.

At the Scouting Combine, the Wonderlic exam is administered to players in groups.  The 12-minute test is preceded by some brief instructions and comments from the person administering the test.

Per a league source, after the person administering the test to Tebow’s group had finished, Tebow made a request that the players bow their heads in prayer before taking the 50-question exam.

Said one of the other players in response:  “Shut the f–k up.”  Others players in the room then laughed.

We’re not passing judgment on this one; we’re just passing along what we’ve heard.  And it illustrates the type of challenges that could be faced by the team that drafts Tebow.

That said, some teams might embrace those challenges.  The final decision will depend largely on the composition of the team, and the personalities of the coach, the G.M., and the owner.

Who is the guy that told Tebow to STFU? I am already a fan.

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Canadian Women Like Molson;Olympic Committee Unaware of That

You think they paid for the Molson?

After all the fans left Canada Hockey Place last night, the gold medal winning Canadian women took their celebration from the locker room onto the ice.  Many of the girls smoked cigars with cans of Molson Canadian, while some kept it classy with champagne. On the surface this seems like a harmless event that many major sports teams get to participate in when they reach the precipice of their sport. Well that point of view is not one that the International Olympic Committee shares.

Like you wouldn't want to do this...

Gilbert Felli, the IOC’s executive director of the Olympic Games, said he wasn’t aware of the celebration until informed by an Associated Press reporter.

“If that’s the case, that is not good. It is not what we want to see,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a good promotion of sport values. If they celebrate in the changing room, that’s one thing, but not in public.”

Felli said the IOC will talk to the International Ice Hockey Federation and the Canadian Olympic Committee to collect more information for the purposes of its investigation.

“We will investigate what happened. … We will first find the facts and then act accordingly,” he said.

Both of those goalies are better than Marty Biron.

A possible big problem in the investigation is that the star of the game Marie-Phillip Poulin is 18 years old (Pictured above with Molson in hand) which is below the legal drinking age in British Columbia.

I'm diggin the glasses.

Just leave these women alone. First you don’t let them check each other which essentially turns their sport into a kiddie game . Then you tell them to not have a couple beers in an empty arena in possibly the greatest night of their lives.

Best Molson commercial ever...

This morning the team released a bullshit statement of apology.

“The members of Team Canada apologize if their on-ice celebrations, after fans had left the building, have offended anyone,” the statement read.

“In the excitement of the moment, the celebration left the confines of our dressing room and shouldn’t have. The team regrets that its gold-medal celebration may have caused the IOC or COC any embarrassment.

“Our players and team vow to uphold the values of the Olympics moving forward and view this situation as a learning experience.”

You won a gold medal championship game in front of a sold out arena in your home country on National and International television and celebrated with your teammates when the public left the arena. Don’t apologize for anything…enjoy your medals you earned it. The IOC is one of the most corrupt organizations on earth don’t let their PC garbage affect your accomplishments.

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Team America Faces Off Against the Friendly Finnish

Today at 3pm EST the United States will take on Finland for a chance to play for the gold. I’m having one issue leading into this game, as a hockey fan tell me if you are dealing with the same thing. I find myself able to quickly hate on any opposing team or athlete in the Olympics with relative ease but some reason I just can’t get any negative feelings towards the Finns.

Maybe it’s because Kimmo Timonen might be my favorite Flyer.

Maybe it’s because Mikka Kiprusoff is a beast.

Maybe it’s because Finnish players always seem to be gritty warrior types who play with reckless abandon. (See Kukkonen, Lasse)

No matter the respect I have for the Finns, come 3 o’clock  I will be fully behind our Americans but it would have been a lot more enjoyable taking on some former Eastern Block nation or those cocky Canucks again. Maybe I’ll get my wish on Sunday.

Here’s some inspirational American music for you on this glorious day…

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Newsflash: Officials are Biased

Cheer up buddy.

Well, it looks like the NBA isn’t the only league with dirty refs. The NHL has quite the issue on its hands now that Vancouver Canuck forward Alex Burrows came out last night, and accused veteran referee  Stephane Auger of carrying out a personal vendetta against him on the ice.

Burrows accused Auger of coming to him during the pregame skate and threatening him with revenge over a hit in a previous game.

According to Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province on Monday night, Burrows said that Auger claimed the Canuck “made him look bad in Nashville on the Smithson hit” by feigning injury, and that Auger was going to “get him back” in the game against the Preds.

Burrows would end up leading all skaters in penalty minutes in the game with 16, including a dive and a 10-minute misconduct in the third period. He candidly spoke about Auger’s pregame threat and the ensuing penalties during a postgame interview that’s going to cause many a headache in NHL HQ on Tuesday — and could cost Auger his reputation, if not his job. (puckdaddy on yahoo.)

“He got me on a diving call that I didn’t think was diving and an interference call,” Burrows said. “I have no idea how he could call that and it changed the game

“Because of a guy’s ego, it just blows everything out of proportion and the refs are making bad calls and we’re paying for it.”

“He comes into the game and he’s going to make a call to give Nashville the advantage and I don’t think that’s fair for my teammates and for the fans.

Off the ice Auger is a British television star.

“After my second penalty I skated by him and he said ‘If you say a word I am going to kick you out.’

“So I didn’t say a word because I still thought we could come back and win the game. But with 3 seconds left and the faceoff outside the zone I thought I could tell him what I thought about him.

“It’s stupid, he takes it personal against guys.

“I think he should sit out the rest of the year for making calls like that are making us look bad.”

Now let me preface this by saying, I have always despised Stephane Auger. I could not be happier to see this slimy pompous ass lose his job. For years I have watched him single-handedly destroy dozens of good, solid hockey games with his phantom calls and outrageous judgement. I always just assumed he was completely inept at his job like many others in the NHL.

"Well at least we have a moment alone in front of 20,000 people and on national television."

As a fan, especially of the Flyers it’s really easy to buy into personal vendetta’s against your team and players. How great is it to be proven right with this idiot? He wasn’t even smart enough to have this conversation with Burrows behind closed doors, cameras caught the discussion in question.

This is not the first time this genius has been involved in controversy. Auger accused Phoenix Coyote and former Canadian national team captain, Shane Doan of using an anti-french slur during a game. A charge that Doan vehemently denied. The accusation went all the way to Canadian Parliament.

Opposition party leaders slammed the choice of Doan as captain Monday and referred to an alleged incident at the end of a National Hockey League game between Doan’s Phoenix Coyotes and the hometown Montreal Canadiens on Dec. 13, 2005. It was claimed by a French-Canadian linesman that Doan directed an anti-French slur at referee Stephane Auger, for which Doan received a gross misconduct. The NHL investigated and found no substance to the charges but the issue simply won’t die.

“I don’t have a single thing to hide about any of this,” Doan said. “The NHL investigated it. When they investigated it, there was nothing there. Nothing at all. I did not say a single thing. It wasn’t like I said almost something like that. I was trying to calm down our goalie (Curtis Joseph). I was not talking to the officials.”

Auger was also a part of one of the most outrageous blown calls in recent memory in a Red Wing/Stars game in November.

Auger also had a very eventful night in Philadelphia just over a month ago, in which he awarded the Caps a 9 minute power play and handed Dan Carcillo 29 unanswered penalty minutes for essentially winning a fight.

Karma however did come back to get Auger in the third period though with an errant Scott Hartnell slap shot.

I know it won’t get much pub here in the states but trust me…this is a HUGE deal. I wouldn’t be surprised if this clown gets fired. Imagine how big of a story it would be finding out Ed “Hercules” Hoculi went up to McNabb before a game and told him he was out to get him.

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Stubhub Hates Mets Fans

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As if it couldnt get any worse for Mets fans…

As many of them sit home watching their cross city rival Yankees and NL East rival Phils battle for a spot in the Fall classic this week, some Mets fans were greeted with a wonderful email from the fine folks at Stubhub offering them playoff tickets…to see their Mets battle for the pennant.

NEW YORK (AP) — Hey, Mets fans, that awful season was just a bad dream — if you believe StubHub.
The company sent an e-mail Monday offering tickets for Mets’ playoff games.
“Be there alongside your New York Mets as they chase baseball immortality,” the e-mail said. “Go to StubHub, where you’ll find a fantastic selection of tickets to every playoff game — so you experience the championship chase live and in person.”
StubHub said e-mails were sent to fans promoting several teams not in the postseason.
“This was due to an e-mail glitch,” spokeswoman Joellen Ferrer said in a statement. “We regret the error and apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused. Follow-up e-mails will be sent to every person that received the e-mail, notifying them of the error on our part. In no way does this affect any transactions that have taken place on StubHub.”
The Mets finished 70-92 and were out playoff contention by mid-July.

I ❤ Stubhub. Muck the Fets!

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That OSU Has Some Bright Ones

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Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor had some interesting post-game comments regarding why his eye black stickers had “Mike Vick” on them yesterday.

Video…

Not everybody’s the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever.

Remember, this guy is college educated. Good luck in your killing and stealing escapades this holiday weekend everybody.

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