anon i’m gonna be completely honest with you and tell you i have not been paying anywhere near close enough attention to baseball yet this season to give this a thoughtful answer. i’ve heard mixed reviews of it, though. in a couple months i’ll be able to give you a better answer. i’m just in full on hockey mode right now, haha.
aw well thank you! haha, and of course! i’m always happy to discuss hockey and share opinions and things when it’s in a reasonable manner because it’s fun. i welcome it! and people are free to disagree with what i have to say, too.
every player is guilty of doing dumb things, and some unfortunately do it more often than others when they truly don’t need to because it adds absolutely nothing to the game. that doesn’t mean you should necessarily shrug off every dumb thing a player does. like definitely realize that it’s dumb, but it just bothers me when people act like their players have done nothing even remotely close to the things looch does, like he’s this whole other level of player, when i personally don’t think he is. maybe it’s because he instills a larger sense of fear or has a bigger intimidation factor than players who play a similar game to him that there’s such a fixation but i’m not sure.
i assume this is the same person so i’m answering these together if that’s okay.
looch was my first favorite player. i thought he was so much fun to watch because he is such a physical presence, but he also brings so much to the game. i hate when people call him a goon because, obviously, it’s just wrong. a goon by definition is a player who’s only there to fight and hit people. goons don’t score roughly 60 points a season, which is what milan does, not that that really has anything to do with what you’re asking.
part of it is the “he’s on my team” sorta thing like he’s a douche in front of the net and it helps him get shit done, but i just love watching him play. you see a guy as big and jacked as he is (and he’s not the faaaastest in the league) and you’re like lol what a bum on skates but then you see he’s a first line winger and you see how good his hands actually are. idk why but i think that’s awesome.
and in terms of off-ice stuff i absolutely love that he’s such a stat nerd it’s so endearing to me.
i agree with you that the spearing is off-putting, and everyone and their mother knows it was a dumb thing to do. he said it himself, but it’s not something he usually does. his reasoning for it was a little wishy-washy like you’re saying, and it’s your decision to like him or not, and with the reasoning you’re giving me, i understand where you’re coming from, but i personally don’t feel the same way. and maybe that’s wrong of me to be so forgiving of it, but he’s been punished. his actions were entirely unnecessary, and i don’t support them at all, but i have to believe that he knows not to do it again. he’s not a dumb guy.
this was all over the place, but i hope it’s sufficient.
Milan Lucic after putting the Bruins up 3-1 in Game 2
i’m sure ur laughing rly hard at how funny it is!!!
i’d like to hear your reasoning as to why he’s so detrimental to the league (aside from the two spearing incidents and the miller hit).
ps - someone isn’t “tarnishing to the game.” they tarnish the game.
well anon i do wear glasses but sick burn