What sport is Football? And Hockey?

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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by INW » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:40 am

Phytotron wrote: Now, go pester someone else, boy. And not on this forum.
No matter what someone says about something, responding with disrespect is pestering, yourself.
You're the one pestering.

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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by Phytotron » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:43 am

Boy, your initial comment was disrespectful, which is typical of you. Are you really this stupid and incapable of reflection? Or are you just playing more games? It's one or the other. Either way, stop it. You're young, but your act has gotten old. Go play with your blocks.

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Phytotron wrote:I'm not a hockey fan, but I thought it was neat when they digitally enveloped the puck in that red halo, complete with swoosh effect as it flew around, so people might follow it better.
I think it would be even better if Hockey was played in the dark, under black-lights, with lots of fluorescent objects. Like cosmic-bowling.
Well, wouldn't most things be better that way, really? (You know, unless and until you got a headache and nausea. I always do from that stuff.)

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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by INW » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:54 am

It isn't mine but your acts that have gotten old. I simply reply to a topic; it is your inability to refrain from clicking on that cute little link next to my post titled 'quote' that starts everything.

Stop.

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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by Phytotron » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:01 am

Either irrational stupidity or hypocritical pot/kettle games.
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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by Paladin » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:07 am

I could be wrong, but I believe it was the price point that removed those pucks from use. They were a hefty initial investment, constantly had to be recharged, and every time one flew over the glass the arena staff had to hustle to reclaim the puck.

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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by Phytotron » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:14 am

Hmm. Welp, when in doubt (and you want quick, possibly-not-entirely-reliable information), look it up on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hockey_puck#Firepuck
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FoxTrax

"Despite rumors that FOX employees would sometimes go into the stands to retrieve a puck that left the playing area, the pucks were not re-usable. Like any other puck that left the ice, the FoxTrax pucks became souvenirs."

Seems complaints from Canadian purists and players killed it.

And apparently it was only red when it went over 70mph, which also produced the comet trail. But of course that's gonna be the most memorable bit. Heh, reminiscent of NBA Jam. "He's on fire!"

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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by Paladin » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:38 am

Interesting. My "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader" appears to say the opposite. I suppose one unreliable source must be wrong. Also, it puts the price point for one of those pucks to be at about $50,000.

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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by Tank Program » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:50 am

I agree that Psy's and INW's comments weren't really in the spirit of enlightened conversation. Phytotron pretty much has it right there. Those comments would fall under a heading of what I could only charitably call propaganda. Because it's sports it's sort of what you would expect, but in generally that attitude is not OK.

The escalation INW afterwards, is most definitely not. OK I won't bring out the banhammer yet, but I'm sorely tempted. Consider yourself warned.

Edit: the rest of this is split off here so as not to ruin the hockey discussion...
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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by LucK » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:05 am

sinewav wrote:
Phytotron wrote:I'm not a hockey fan, but I thought it was neat when they digitally enveloped the puck in that red halo, complete with swoosh effect as it flew around, so people might follow it better.
I think it would be even better if Hockey was played in the dark, under black-lights, with lots of fluorescent objects. Like cosmic-bowling.
You should start this. I would totally play it sounds badass

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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by sinewav » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:31 am

The costumes in the original TRON movie were partially made of hockey gear.

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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by Tank Program » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:33 am

Why not cross hockey with figure skating to some extent then. Dark, glowing... add in music and a bit of dance dance revolution type stuff. Hitting the puck in time to the music and doing dance moves. Have it all glow and shine. Timed goals for extra points. Could turn into an ultimate sport.
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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by John Doe » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:18 pm

Ya, there's "L.A. Galaxy" Football Club in L.A., and one of the member is the most expensive sportsman, David Becham, don't you reckon?
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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by Slov » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:14 pm

Tank Program wrote:Why not cross hockey with figure skating to some extent then. Dark, glowing... add in music and a bit of dance dance revolution type stuff. Hitting the puck in time to the music and doing dance moves. Have it all glow and shine. Timed goals for extra points. Could turn into an ultimate sport.
sounds so *wrong* xD

John Doe wrote:Ya, there's "L.A. Galaxy" Football Club in L.A., and one of the member is the most expensive sportsman, David Becham, don't you reckon?
are you sure he is "the" most expensive? o.o
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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by Lord Pein » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:28 pm

Slov wrote: sounds so gay xD
That's getting edited, right?
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Re: What sport is Football? And Hockey?

Post by Jonathan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:31 pm

Lord Pein wrote:
Slov wrote: sounds so gay xD
That's getting edited, right?
Probably not by a mod, but he did just burn himself.
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