Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TMS reports that Captain Markov won't be captain because when he was asked he was never asked

So everyone follow along if you can. Yesterday morning, The Gazette's Pat Hickey reported:

"The Gazette has learned that Markov, who wore an "A" on his jersey as one of the assistant captains last season, was asked whether he wanted to wear the "C", but told the Habs he wasn't interested."

Then yesterday afternoon on Habs I/O, reporting from their own post-scrimmage audio:

"Today's news: Andrei Markov says he hasn't been approached about the captaincy"

Alright then, simple enough. Either Markov is lying, or Pat Hickey is a crappy journalist. Either way, fun times at FHF this morning!

OK enough fun, let's go to the TMS mini-rant. Jesus fucking Christ, Montreal media, GET A LIFE. Go listen to the Markov audio linked to above. No wait, don't. It's too fucking much. What seemed like a half hour of one fucking idiotic repetitive question after another about Markov as captain AFTER HE FUCKING TOLD YOU HE WASN'T ASKED AND DOESN'T WANT IT. Why don't you leave him the fuck alone and let him play hockey; that's all he wants. Or fucking ask him some, you know, HOCKEY questions. How do you feel about all the new guys? How long do you think it will take to gel? What do you think about the revamped defence? Do you think you can match or exceed your point total from last year? How's the new coach treating you? See, we can do it and TMS is NOT A FUCKING TRAINED JOURNALIST.

It's gonna be a long season.

lap dance to you know who by now for the Photoshop

22 comments:

moeman said...

Leave Vodkov alone!

Moey said...

How many fucking times are they going to ask Martin who's going to be captain? Every time I turn on the F. radio, that's all I hear. Saku is probably sitting on the beach, sipping on a cool one and laughing his ass off.

Baroque said...

Saku did say it was different to just be able to settle in, get to know his new teammates, and concentrate on the hockey instead of being besieged by the media hordes.

And the sports "journalists" wonder why fans go to bloggers more often for news and analysis than to the newspapers and such. Poor things are such low-wattage bulbs sometimes.

Robbie said...

All those fucking questions you proposed are just way to fucking logical...don't hold your breath for that from the fucked up talking heads in this town. Hey does Markov speak French? Yeah i didn't think so. So no chance he wants anything remotely to fucking do with the "C" he saw what happened to Koivu.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Clearly Markov would be a horrible captain. He doesn't speak French, English OR Cliché. None of that "with all the great individuals in that locker room blah blah" or "what a great honor in this rich tradition yada yada yada", he said what he was thinking... "Вы, ребята, идиоты!" (translation: you media guys are a bunch of fucktards).

Number31 said...

It's getting rabid eh. And Hickey should apologize. From his endless "Price sucks" articles to now this...good job, man. I think Martin told them every press conference since he arrived about what he's going to do with the issue. There is no scooping to be hold, except the poop. Traditions be damned.

Team 990 suggested the first guy who punches Lucic gets the C.

Boob Gainey said...

In fairness to Hickey, maybe he was right.

Then again who cares.

Robbie said...

@GG11 is fucktard a Russian word?...cause maybe after a 40 of Vodka it could actually sound like it...""hey cooommmrrraaaddddd you lookinggg like fucktardd with thattt microphonnne..."" you sucking thatt thingg often...fucktard?""

@31 lets go with that punch Lucic idea..best one i heard so far

Moey said...

Finally, on the way in to work this morning, believe it or not there was a voice of reason on the Team 990. "It's the media that's stirring up all this captain controversy, they keep feeding it to the fans. The fans don't care, they're more interested in how the TEAM is going to play this year." Fucking right. Now, I propose closing training camp to the media, and after games the locker room is off limits. Period.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Robbie
Like amoré I believe the word fucktard is universal.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@29
Really enjoying the italics, btw. Thanks.

Michael said...

I'm seriously thinking of opening a convenience store, modeled on the Couche Tard chain, called Fuq Tard. It would be a combination depanneur/sex shop, a place where you can shop late for beer, smokes and a strap-on.

lawyergirl77 said...

I was going to post something about how sniping at the media in Montreal is kind of a catch-22, and how the drive for scoops in this hockey mad city would be enough to drive anyone batshit crazy...

... and then I read Mike's post and I can't. stop. laughing.

Boone, FTW!

Boob Gainey said...

Those who can, do.

Those who can't ... become commentators on Hockey Night in Canada.

GoldenGirl11 said...

@Michael
I think you should sell leotards for the slutty ballerina. You can call it a fuck-tard. Ok, back to bashing the media...

Moey said...

@Boob,

Or on TSN.

Boob Gainey said...

From FHF to HIO in only 12 minutes

J.T. said...

Okay, fucktards, listen up. The only reason you get to bash on the media's inquisition of Markov is because some journalists, in an effort to serve the rabid interest of Habs fans in everything to do with the Habs better, decided to take a tape recorder into a dressing room scrum and post the audio for you to hear. It's a scrum. It's not "journalism." A scrum, by definition, is a free-for-all clip-gathering fest. It's not meant to be deep or insightful. That's what one-on-one interviews are for. Yesterday, everyone's job was to confirm the captain rumour with Markov. Not everyone got into the scrum at the same time, so the new arrivals asked the same question when they did arrive. It happens ALL the time. Not just in sports, either. Go go Parliament Hill sometime and listen to the policitians answer the same questions over and over. The only difference is we care more about hockey than we do about politics, and generally, most reporters don't bother to post their scrum tape for all to hear. The fact that some reporters did post their tape as a service to us shouldn't be inspiring such ingratitude.

/end rant

Now, Carbo's going to be an analyst? Does he get paid for "I don't know what's wrong with this team," and "They need to work harder," or does HNIC want something deeper?

@GG11: And don't forget the male equivalent, the bastard.

Olivier said...

Ooooooohhh, I'm sooo looking forward to Carbo on HNIC!

"So,Guy, what's your take on the first period?"

"Well Ron, I heard Jacques Martin enjoys having sex with goats."

Brian said...

Leafs/Bruins on NHL Net tonight. Come on Milan, start the season off right! Kick the crap out of Komisarek and knock him out of the TO lineup until Christmas.

Brian said...

I really could care less who is going to be the Captain. I'm much more curious as to who will play his Gilligan or "little buddy?"

Kevin said...

[i]Long Time Reader
First Time Commenter[/i]

I just thought I would share what I overheard two guys say at the local bar yesterday evening.

Man 1: Did you hear that Markov said no to the captaincy of the Habs.
Man 2: Yes, I think we should trade him.
Man 1: Isn't that a little harsh?
Man 2: No.

Man 2 then went into a long tirade about he disrespected the team, how he was afraid of a little responsibility, and so on. I hope not many other people think the same way.