I mean, they passed the eye test that shift.If the seemingly good Coach wants Carlo-Frobot out there, who am I to argue with him.
Absolutely. Pretty big statement from the coach in a 2-1 game with a d-zone faceoff with 1:30 left.I mean, they passed the eye test that shift.
He definitely is starting to look more in form. Had some huge savesThat game should be a big confidence booster for Swayman.
Can they give him the Selke in November?
Just get it over with and rename it the Selke-Bergeron.Can they give him the Selke in November?
still grinning.I will never not grin like an idiot for Goalie Hug.
Going with a group of 70 Saturday so yeah...I’d hate to be the fan that finally buys a ticket to a Bruins game just to see them lose.
Not that anyone knows that feeling yet.
I feel like half his goal calls this year come well after the play has ended because he can't process it quick enough.Jack was actually complimentary at the end of the clip and I think intended it to come off as good natured joking and a compliment and not actually insulting. Unfortunately his ability to communicate and actually form verbal sentences continues to decline, which I think everyone is getting increasingly concerned is due to illness or something physical. It's getting worse by the game. He tried to say Frank Simonetti's name it came out completely garbled and jumbled.
No shit.If Jack has a neurodegenerative issue he shouldn’t be calling games.
No one diagnosed anyone with any brain diseases, but sweet straw man. Your ALS analogy is absurd on its face as well, as that couldn't be less relevant.Let's not diagnose people with brain diseases around here. This happened when I brought up Gorman, too, in a Celtics gamethread. Jack is 65 and the likelihood is that he's just as good at this anymore as he once was. We don't start diagnosing players with ALS from our living rooms when they start sucking in their mid30s.
Strawman? I didn't use any of these words:No one diagnosed anyone with any brain diseases, but sweet straw man. Your ALS analogy is absurd on its face as well, as that couldn't be less relevant.
The entire point was in response to Serevalli calling him drunk. To many people's ears (including my own), he sounds cognitively declined this year for whatever reason (age, disease, losing his fastball, etc) and is struggling to keep up with the play and speak clearly. I think it's fair to speculate and worry, but either way his announcing performance isn't up to par this year.
Well...feels like people are really interested in getting offended on his behalf
None of those words were remotely used anywhere in the realm of a diagnosis. It was all framed "we hope this isn't it but afraid it might be, I hope he's ok, but let's be honest he's probably not drunk."Strawman? I didn't use any of these words:
Yes he should get shit for it. It's a dumb thing to say, just like a lot of the things Jack says are very dumb. Regardless of whether Jack "should" be calling hockey without being of sound health, it's certainly not impossible that he IS doing so. So yeah - it's a dumb and shitty accusation for Seravelli to make.My point was that Seravelli shouldn’t get shit if Jack actually does have some neuro issue since it’s a reasonable assumption to believe an NHL announcer is of sound mind / health. If that person is not, they should not be calling a fast as fast as hockey.
I mean, not really? It’s actually pretty easy - don’t punch down. Making fun of someone’s appearance, weight, gender, sexual preference - it’s all punching down. Just, don’t do it.That’s a ridiculously high standard to apply consistently.
I believe a hockey player’s weight is fair game. Listed weights are public information and relevant to a player’s performance. It’s why we talk about young players needing to bulk up. Usually you don’t have the fat issue in hockey outside of Byfuglien and Kessel’s hot dog habit. Jack’s cardinal sin was not being funny enough and going on for about 15 seconds too long.I mean, not really? It’s actually pretty easy - don’t punch down. Making fun of someone’s appearance, weight, gender, sexual preference - it’s all punching down. Just, don’t do it.
Sure - but there’s also a difference between questioning if someone’s physical fitness has an impact on their performance, and what was essentially a poor attempt at a standup bit about Maroons lack of self control around pizza.I believe a hockey player’s weight is fair game. Listed weights are public information and relevant to a player’s performance. It’s why we talk about young players needing to bulk up. Usually you don’t have the fat issue in hockey outside of Byfuglien and Kessel’s hot dog habit. Jack’s cardinal sin was not being funny enough and going on for about 15 seconds too long.
The lady’s tweet isn’t clear enough IMO but I do have issue with others saying you can / cannot say something. That does not mean there should be no consequences for what you say. I find her “you never know…” sentence leaning towards the former.
My other issue comes with the performative aspect this brings out in people on Twitter where people feel the need to fall over each other to say the same thing as everyone else.
Even more to your point - he’s the play by play guy. Just call the damn game.But also, Edwards isn’t a standup comic, he’s a color guy who represents the organization. Whether or not what he did was funny or not, it’s not really his place to be trying out for the funny bone during a broadcast.