by Grand Forks Herald
January 25, 2011 at 5:42 pm in Grand Forks Herald
Tags: Sports, und mens hockey 5 Comments »
Tom you act like this has never happened before. Welcome to North Dakota fans. I’ve been attending all UND sports for many years and the majority of people that attend these games are fans of the teams and not of the sports. I have no problem with being a fan of your team but people need to understand the sport and know that there are ups and downs in all sports.
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Great commentary. Brad and Jay definitely have to spend a lot of time being shrinks to many of the Sioux faithful. I actually turned the computer off during the 2nd period of that game. I try not to bother others with my personal issues. I actually worked on a puzzle instead. Without a doubt, Coach Hak and his assistants are great coaches and the team could not be in better hands.
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By most standards, UND consistently snags the best young players, and prepares them for the NHL. But that’s not always the style that wins national championships as proven by the New England schools the last few years. Until Hak wins his first, and gets the monkey off his back, there will be doubters. And rightly so. We’re UND fans, not Hakstol devotees!
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I appreciate the live chat that Brad and Jason do because it allows me to follow out of town games when there’s no tv coverage. It’s a great feature which is the next best thing to being able to actuall SEE the game. The fan participants are sometimes entertaining, sometimes knowledgeable, and often outrageously negative. . As a matter of fact, given the openness that the chat allows, it is often obvious that the participants are not Sioux fans at all. The live chat gives a public pulpit for the wannabe hockey pundit to arm him/herself with a 12 pack and pontificate on the shortcomings of the Sioux hockey team within the protected walls of anonymity. Some really, really stupid stuff gets said on here. That’s fine.. It’s part of the fun. Jason and Brad’s responses are fun too. The Men’s Hockey Sports Forum does the same thing. It’s all fun and it’s all online. You have to want to go there to read it. Outrageous and stupid stuff gets put there. I read this article on the front page of the Sports section of the printed Herald and was disappointed. Terribly disappointed that you as the Herald Sports Staff felt the need to give credibility to the fickle and abrasive tirades of a very small group of hecklers. It’s one thing to have it online and another to put it in print. It was right THERE…on front page of the sports section for everyone to read. It is the nature of a print medium that people believe it to be true because it’s there. I was sad because it was there. I was sad because it vilified a coach, a team, and individual players with hearsay evidence. After reading it, I went to the forum to check it out. A poll….fire Hakstol….23 voted yes. 107 voted no. Total anonymity…totally a joke and totally negative that it existed in the first place. This article was totally a joke and totally inappropriate and I’m sorry that you felt the need to write and print it. I have admired the Herald’s coverage of Sioux Sports but this is a serious dent in the image. You can’t argue stupidity. Best to let it just be.
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I agree with your article.. I could go on a 5 minute rant about it but i’m already worn out.. I’ve left several comments on SS.com on my thoughts… Dave Hakstol is not in need of firing… and the world continues to spin.
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