from the movie the jerk™, "i was born a poor black child.." is the beginning of one of the
"my story? okay. It was never easy for me.. i was born a poor black child.. i remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in mississippi... " ~ steve martin
thats basically what the nhl owners & gary bettman are trying to convince everyone of right before they lock the players out for the THIRD (3rd!) time in 18 yrs.. eighteen years.. three work stoppages.. 4 if you count the 12 day "strike" in 1992..
i find it really comical and tragic that guys like mario lemieux, philip anschutz, mike ilitch, ed snider, and the rest of those bums are trotting gary bettman out now, at the eleventh hour, 10 days before the looming lockout becomes the reality lockout to plead poverty.. the nhl grossed over $3.1 billion dollars in revenue last year.. just look at the multi-million dollar forever contracts that have been handed out like free t-shirts over the last 5 seasons.. especially this summer.. poverty? really?
im with the nhlpa® on this one..
~ cheers... david
ps.. i wonder if nbcsports™ will
bother be able to televise the khl games featuring locked out nhl players? or will the nhl and comcast™ pull some kind of proprietary rights crap and prevent
nbc™ <--- owned by comcast™ from doing so?