Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Don't Even Have A Joke Title Here

So according to reports, king of asshattery and the man who has ruined hockey Gary Bettman and his dumbass lackeys in the league offices are threatening to boot MSG, the very powerful owners of the Rangers (and Knicks, and Madison Square Gardens, and half of Manhattan) out of the league for having the temerity to challenge the NHL's Chinese Communist Party grip on all team websites and promotions.

So, let me get this straight: Owners who are shady and under investigation for numerous fraudulent business deals named "Boots" are okay; Owners whose monster pharmaceutical companies are also under investigation are okay; Ownership groups who are engaging in what might appear to be tampering with other team's contracted personnel are okay; and money-losing, garbage franchises in horrible markets are preferred to passionate potential owners and rabid hockey markets, because the potential owner is a bit of a maverick, and those types are never good for a floundering league. But you're going after one of your flagship franchise's owners because they had what could be a legitimate gripe about your half-assed promotional skills, even after the Courts ruled in your favour? Good fucking God.

We've got no love for the Rangers, but I certainly would back them against that fucking little twit Bettman.


lawyergirl77 said...

Quality rant, 10! I read the article about this over at the Globe and Mail and clicked right over here 'cause I knew there was going to be a quality rant.

Seriously, Bettman? Seriously?

You fucking asshat.

I haaate the Rangers, but this is quite possibly the dumbest shit in the history of the NHL. I'd laugh, but I'm too worried that, if the asshat actually manages to convince a judge that he's right or that MSG gets (rightly) pissed off enough to pull up their roots and leave, that it might seriously fuck up the NHL.

Thereby potentially fucking up the Habs by ricochet.

Again. Asshat!!! Can he somehow be impeached? Or at the very least stepped on like the bug he is? Perhaps Chara can finally be good for something...

PPP said...

Brutal move by Bettman. Just another in a long line of insane moves.

However, I would point out that the Leafs have not tampered with anyone. The club has been in close contact with the NHL to ensure that no violation of the rules has taken place. Then again, that assent from head office might be indictment enough.

Habsfan10 said...

That's why I said "appeared". To those who aren't paying attention, all the waiting around with Brian Burke still out of contract in a year sure could look like tampering, even if it isn't, and the NHL should probably make some sort of statement to the effect of what you've mentioned to stop the whispers.

Don't add me to the Omen/Berger/Simmons list, ppp!

HabsFan29 said...

that's quality lawyering 10

as for buttman, who's suprised? really?

PPP said...

Don't add me to the Omen/Berger/Simmons list, ppp!

hahahaha It takes years of (mis)honing your craft and developing your ability to be a complete moron while still being able to type to make that list and sadly you write too well and are too funny to make that list.

Anonymous said...

I know someone who has dealt with Dolan on a business level. His assessment: "This is what happens when you have a multi-billion dollar inheritance and a room temperature IQ"

Seriously, however you feel about Bettman (and, nauseatingly enough the relevant metrics of profitability, attendance and television ratings are all up in the post-lockout era) Dolan is possibly one of the bigges pieces of shit to ever crawl out of the primordial ooze. Don't believe me? I have three words for you:

New York Knicks.