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Old 06-11-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I thought it was great. Shame on those who think it is embarrasing.
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: in here, out there
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I don't even care about hockey and I don't even know who JR is, but even I cried when I watched that (live).
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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The one problem I have is that JR has been trashing the Hawks for years (perhaps rightfully so). Even said on Chicago radio he was rooting for the Flyers this series. So I am not sure why he had this reaction. That was the one part that confused me.

With that said, I know I cried when the WhiteSox won in 05 (my grandfather, a lifelong fan was on his deathbed and basically held on to see it), and def teared up when the Hawks won. So I can't fault him for being emotional, just not sure why he had to make those comments about rooting for the Flyers if he was so emotionally invested in the Hawks.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:06 AM
 
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"I said if you had a gun to my head, I said, I did have to root for the Flyers," Roenick said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000.

"I didn't want to leave in 1996. If I have to choose, then I have to choose, that's just what it is."

"I'm not going to lie to you. I am an analyst. I call it like I see it," he said. "Like it or hate it, I got thrown out of Chicago in 1996 against my wishes. I didn't like that either, so touché."

- Jeremy Roenick just a couple weeks ago


Evidently, he also was rooting for the Sharks.....(from Deadspin):

"I was a little stunned when J.R. said he was rooting for the Sharks over the Blackhawks — and that he'd root for the Flyers too, if it came to that."

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Old 06-12-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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What a sorry thread. I guess someone who has never contributed their life and career to a hard-to achieve goal, only to see their successors accomplish it, couldn't appreciate the significance.

Kudo's to the real fans out there who "get it".
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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"Real fans". Huh????? Who's to say who's a "real fan" or not? Finding JR's breakdown on national TV as embarrassing doesn't seem to be a qualifier at all.

When I saw that live, the first thing I thought about was him saying only a few weeks before that he was rooting for the Sharks. Then he said he was rooting for the Flyers. He had nothing but contempt for the Blackhawks. As soon as they win and he's suddenly on their side? That in itself is embarrassing.

It all seemed too forced as if he was trying too hard to make himself cry.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Roscoe Village Chicago, IL
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When Jeremy Roenick played for the Blackhawks, he loved the city and the team and put it all out there for them. And what did he get in return - shown the door right out of town along with some other Blackhawks greats. He didn't want to leave but it was the Dollar Bill's way of doing things.

He was angry with the Blackhawks for that. Let's try to remember a few years ago - all of us Blackhawks fans were angry with the franchise! They cared about nothing but profits. They didn't care about the fans, the players, the city or even putting a decent product on the ice. When changes were made, slowly but surely the fans started coming back - or most started becoming "fans".

How can any Blackhawks fan really be angry at Roenick because we were angry at them as well? Maybe that's just my take and I'm not one to tell anyone how to feel or anything but I'm just presenting my side. On live television, sharing in that moment with the Blackhawks, I take him back. Not embarassing at all.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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How can any Blackhawks fan really be angry at Roenick because we were angry at them as well? Maybe that's just my take and I'm not one to tell anyone how to feel or anything but I'm just presenting my side. On live television, sharing in that moment with the Blackhawks, I take him back. Not embarassing at all.[/quoute]

He said before the series he was really pulling for the Flyers, and then cries tears of joy when they win? I am not angry at Roenick just perplexed by his approach.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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Ya gotta wonder about someone's integrity when they root for one team, openly say so, and then act totally the opposite when the team you were against winning actually does.

Even if he'd have just said..."You know, I was rooting for the Flyers, but I'm now happy for the Blackhawks for winning their first in so many years" and then spared us the fake tears, I might feel differently.

Angry at him? No, it's not that important to me.
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