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No, but it is refreshing to see pro athletes NOT flop on the ground when someone brushes up against them as in the NBA- or constant showboating, crybaby action and douchebaggery as with the NFL, and don't get me started on the borefest that MLB is nowadays. It's a no-nonsense sport that's faster paced than anything else out there and you'd be hard pressed to find a more physical professional sport, and fuck you ahead of time soccer kids for whatever stupid shit it is you're thinking of posting about soccer being hard hahahaha.
You have to admit, hockey players put their bodies through more than anyone else for less money than any other pro sport. The opposite end of the spectrum would probably be MLB, where fat fucks like CC can still excel and get paid.
Hockey is my favorite pro sport, and one of old school values for sure. Wanna act like a punk? You'll get beat the fuck up, then have to go back out there and play again in two minutes. It has a built-in ego checking machine and I love that.
As for the OP, I'd say it should have been included for sure. It's the only standout tragic event this year and def should have been mentioned regardless of the nationality of the players or teams.
Are we playing the O RLY game and nobody told me?
Can't argue with that and agree it's certainly terrible, but a single driver dying in a crash in a race isn't exactly... Uh... Not sure how to say it without sounding callous... But totally unexpected I guess? A race car driver dying in a crash (the unfortunate byproduct of speed at times) is not in the same "tragic" league as a whole team dying in a plane crash imho- well outside the scope of the inherent dangers of their sport.
Not trying to downplay the Wheldon crash, but trying to put it into perspective I guess.
ESPN does a fine job with their coverage of soccer for those who say they don't.
An MLS game of the week is totally sufficient during the MLS season, as they play one game a week, and the game they show is usually pretty good. There was another comment about the "boreshow that is the MLS these days" - the MLS has actually drastically stepped its game up and last season was the best ever.