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by IwoCPO on 07/11/11 at 01:48 PM ET
First A-number 1 rule of hockey blogging: By god, do NOT and I mean no matter the circumstances, do NOT publish an opinion contrary to the almighty search engine. Greg Wyshynski wants Mike Commodore to wear #64 because it would be funny. I think the idea should go away because it’s stupid and circus-like. The Detroit Red Wings are not a barnyard act begging for attention like Wysh’s lap dog, Ryan Lambert.
I said as much last Friday and oh didn’t Greg and his lemmings get butt hurt.
The Chief herds his A2Y sheep against Mike Commodore 64. Guessing b/c it’s not idea born of DET fans. Silly, expected
A standard ploy from Greg when he feels like you and I, or just me really, aren’t playing along or playing nicely. When we disagree with his conspiracy barbs or when I point the finger at PD for employing blatant anti-Wing biased “writers”, out come blind follower references. The only thing we all uniformly agree on here is that the Wings are the best franchise baby Jesus ever invented. If anyone thinks the 19 are “sheep”, I’d recommend taking a gander at the thousands of posts where my opinions are shot down quite easily by people who’ve read this blog for more than five years.
So that was Greg’s high and mighty 40 word effort at martyrdom, his cyber-shake of the head and resigned, disappointed smile. His next step came this morning over at Hockey’s Most Important Blog.
At Puck Daddy, Wyshynski pointed out that Paul Boyer says it’s ok. If Commodore wants to start his hopefully rejuvenated career in Detroit as a punchline, the number’s his. Greg also thanked those who have given some pub to the charity campaign, which has raised close to 7 grand so far.
And yes, thanks to The Chief at Abel To Yzerman for his coverage too, the myopic dissent that it was.
Myopic, eh? Myopic dissent. Yes, I’m sure that fits our style real well. Or would that be a faux interpretation, Greg?
We’re myopic because a few of us feel that using the Winged Wheel, one of the most traditional icons in all of sports, as a punchline is stupid? And “dissenting”? Really? Dissenting from what? Ahhhh, yes. Back to the lead. Anyone who disagrees with Puck Daddy is a “dissenter”. Because if Yahoo says it, boy, it’s gotta be the truth.
And when Greg speaks, the real blogging elite follow. Eh, Dirk?
Meanwhile, the slobbering mob acts like “Commodore 64” would be an affront to the dignity of the franchise. Methinks they take themselves a bit too seriously.
Slobbering mob. Got it. “Methinks”? Well, I don’t typically speak in Shakespearise, especially from Hamlet, because I think it sounds “faux” and more than a little elitist, Dirk. But have at it. And “they” is me. “Methinks” it was I who slammed this stupid Commodore 64 idea in the first place for the childish idiocy that it is, not necessarily the A2Y readers. In fact, the great majority of them actually support the idea. Not so much slobbering on this one, Dirk.
Yeah, we’ve spent some time on this subject. I know. So save your breath, or your fingers, if you’re going to spout off in disbelief that we’d dare devote such effort to it.
“Commodore 64” is ridiculous. Charity isn’t. If this thing goes down, Commodore will look like a clown but at least money will go to the right place. So I’m good with that. What I’m hoping will happen is that Commodore elects not to look like an idiot, that the Wings double whatever amount Wyshynski raises and pledges it as a show of good will when they decide that the Wing sweater is no place for a nifty play on words.
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