Message to Gary Bettman: Go away.


As we all know, every commissioner in every major sport is an idiot. We’ve gone in-depth with all the others and now, Gary Bettman will be the focus.

I am going to forget the fact that he’s been responsible for three lockouts and one strike. I am going to forget that he continues to let the NHL sign shitty television deals ( Two games of the Stanley Cup Final on cable? Still?). I am going to forget about the changes to rules (hybrid icing) and shallower nets. I am also going to forget about all of these outdoor games that are unnecessary (one is enough).

Instead, I am going to focus on how he let his own league come to the conclusion that a new playoff format should be introduced and agreed upon. I was fine with re-alignment. Obviously, it made sense to have the Red Wings and Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference.

However, the way seeding is, is absurd. The simpler way, which was in effect for almost two decades, was fine the way it is. The old saying is, if it’s not broken, why fix it? The #1 seed plays the #8 seed and so on. Instead, there are wild card teams and the format is so damn confusing. I can’t even explain it all on why this is stupid. It just is. If you finish first in your division, you play one of the wild card teams. If you advance, you play the remaining team in your division in the second round.

Why is this? Why not just have the eight best teams in there and seed by record? This year, it seems to work fine with the records but next year, the eight best teams may not always make it. That’s the unfortunate part of this playoff system. Division winners should always get in. But what if only one team is good enough (division winner) and the next two are so bad, that they wouldn’t go in with the new format? That’s where the stupidity of Gary Bettman lies (no pun intended).

I know the idiots will come along, read this and think I’m absurd, which is very true by the way. But come on. In the years to come, the problems with this playoff system could be exposed and if so, there will be a team or two outraged at this.

11 Responses to “Message to Gary Bettman: Go away.”

  1. chucky Says:

    If I was a bigger fan of hockey I might have a thought on this. Bettman sure does sound like a total assbag from what you’ve said. I’m more worried about what Roger Goodell is doing to the NFL. Seriously, why is he so fucking obsessed with getting a team in London? Why the hell doesn’t understand that playing in London isn’t like playing a game somewhere in Canada, or even Mexico? And if he’s so “concerned” with player safety he wouldn’t be trying to expand the regular season to 18 games. I might be off on this a little bit, but I think Goodell is a serious threat to the future of football.

    Fro, are you thinking about doing another Most Gorgeous Women On Chicago TV Tournament again this year? That was a lot fun. I hope you do. I have a new candidate to throw in this year. Her name is Kelly Crull, and she is a new addition on Comcast Sportsnet. All I can say is………DAYUM!!!!! I AM IN LOVE!!!!!! And that is saying something, because there is not a lot of women out there who can make me say that anymore, not at this stage in my life.

  2. dvxprime Says:

    God alone knows how many billions of dollars that the NHL lost during those four work stoppages, to say nothing of the wrecking ball that got slammed against the image of the sport; yet Bettman still has a job. Either he’s made the owners enough money to keep them happy (players? fans? fuck ’em) or he has a lot of blackmail photos of a lot of owners.

    I second Chucky’s motion of a MGWoCTV tournament; since the Illini are slogging in the NIT (numbah one seed, BABY) and Northwestern is in the CBI/CIT/CIDK, gotta have something to do for March Madness.

  3. dvxprime Says:

    …and if you do, please post some full-body shots of the women! thxokbye!

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    I don’t know guys. I’ve had a lot going on, obviously. I have a really busy schedule with a lot of catching up to do before April. My trip to Wrestlemania is still up in the air. I am waiting it out until days before because of work.

    That being said, Kelly Crull has definitely caught my eye. I have to say, I think she’s trying too hard to be all hot. She’s one of those women that’s much hotter in person. I pray Aiyana Cristal isn’t rubbing her HOORISH ways onto her. Someone brought this up a few months back after that article I wrote, but Cristal started dressing more appropriately after that (conincidence?). Crull has been dressing a bit more skanky lately, however. Jen Lada is still the hottest one on that station.

    I have to say, the one that I have recognized the most though is Lauren Petty of NBC 5. She took over Kim Vatis (in the tournament last year) who left the station to do something else. Watching her on Saturday and Sunday mornings is a delight.

  5. Fro Dog Says:

    Oh, good Lord.

  6. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:

    The URL of our blog is relevant again woooo hooo!!

  7. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:

    Already plugged the site on that article for all 12 people who read I say we call that fucker!

  8. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:

    Henry Melton , Have fun in Dallas, maybe you and Cedric Benson can go get drunk and start fights together!

    Craig Steltz, Your a lucky bastard to ever see another NFL contract , you suck.

    Chicago Bears Defense, Your still gonna suck!

    Izzy Idonije, Welcome back to the bears shitty defense.

    Julius Peppers, They sure are plugging you like the second coming of Reggie White, show them how much you suck now and invest that 8.5mil wisely!

    Jay Cutler, Fuck You

  9. Fro Dog Says:

    I think the defense will be better this coming here. They’ve already improved and they still have the draft to go too. Come on. Give Emery a chance!

  10. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:

    They deleted my plug, fucking fascists!!
    I dunno Fro anyone that brings back Chris Conte and Craig Steltz has a bit of the retard gene, I guess we will see.

  11. Fro Dog Says:

    I think, like everyone else, that Conte should have been cut immediately after the last game. I think he’ll get cut in the preseason. Steltz was brought back but he will be on special teams. He only played on defense last year because of the injuries. I think Emery is going to wave the magic wand again in this year’s draft and finally fix the defense.


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