Why athletes hate everyone


Why athletes hate everyone

By Jon Fucile

Media and fans alike love to complain about professional athletes not giving them enough interviews, sound bytes, information or funny, funny jokes. They refuse to try to look at things from the athletes perspective.

Picture this scenario: You just spent a long day in your cube playing Minesweeper and pretending to work while keeping a random Excel spreadsheet open on your computer desktop so you look busy. At the end of the day you get your things and head out to your car to go home.

On your way out a bunch of people are waiting for you with microphones to ask you the SAME EXACT questions theyve asked you for the past two million days. Understandably, you will likely give these folks some attitude on occasion.

That was Tom Bradys day Wednesday. Back in January, New York Jets sperm bank Antonio Cromartie took some time away from learning his childrens names to say some naughty things about Brady.

Cromartie recently confirmed he still thinks Tom is a smelly poop head. At his weekly press conference, a reporter asked Brady how he felt about the comments. Brady let the crowd know he didnt care and tried to move on.

However, reporters kept hounding Brady about Cromartie. Brady continued to say he didnt care and reporters STILL kept asking the same question and then, for some reason, were shocked and appalled when he cut his media session short.

Brady was out walking his Welker and reporters chased him down. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CROMARTIES COMMENTS!?

Brady was at home in his bed, spooning his mistress while his wife was off pretending to be a model. Reporters snuck into his bedroom. TOM! TOM! CAN I ASK YOU ABOUT CROMARTIE!?

Brady was trying to take a shower and relax but reporters continued to hound him there. TOM! I NOTICED YOURE USING DIFFERENT SOAP! IS THAT BECAUSE CROMARTIE UPSET YOU!?

Then Brady snapped. After answering the same question 2,385,965 times and telling reporters he didnt care in every language known to man, Brady had enough.

And what is the story the next day? Is it about how annoying reporters were? Is it about how they refused to ask a different question despite Bradys clear answer? No, those details are left out. The only story is about how much of a jerk Brady is.

But maybe if you didnt ask the same silly questions over and over and OVER youd get better responses from athletes. Hopefully Brady follows them around asking how they felt about him leaving the podium early.

Talking points: Patrice Bergeron is best player on ice in Bruins' win


Talking points: Patrice Bergeron is best player on ice in Bruins' win

Here are the talking points from the Boston Bruins' 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars where Patrice Bergeron scored two goals.

Patrice Bergeron scores 2, Bruins beat Stars, 6-3, to end winning trip

Patrice Bergeron scores 2, Bruins beat Stars, 6-3, to end winning trip

Patrice Bergeron had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Dallas Stars 6-3 Sunday, improving to 6-1 under interim coach Bruce Cassidy.

The Bruins completed a 3-1 road trip.

Stars captain Jamie Benn and Boston forward David Backes began fighting just 2 seconds into the game and drew major penalties. They have a history between - this was the first time they've faced each other this season, and it was the third straight year they've fought.

The Stars had tied the game in the second period after trailing 2-0. But Frank Vatrano and Bergeron scored on deflections 40 seconds apart in the second, and Bergeron added his 16th goal of the season in the third period.

Brad Marchand, David Krejci scored in the first period for the Bruins. Marchand had two assists and Torey Krug had three assists.

John Klingberg and Jiri Hudler had second-period goals for Dallas, and Tyler Seguin scored in the third.

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask had 33 saves.

Kari Lehtonen made 22 saves for Dallas. Three of Boston's goals came on deflections.

Vatrano deflected Kevan Miller's drive from the right point through traffic past Lehtonen to break a 2-2 tie in the second. Bergeron and Dallas defenseman Jordie Benn became tangled in front of Lehtonen on the Bruins' fourth goal.

Marchand scored from the left faceoff circle at 5:56 of the first period after taking a pass from behind the net from Bergeron.

Dallas made it 2-all on the first power play of the game. Hudler scored on a snap shot at 11:49 of the second.

Boston regained a two-goal lead less than 4 minutes later when Vatrano and Bergeron scored at 14:41 and 15:21.

NOTES: Dallas D Johnny Oduya returned after missing 15 games because of an ankle injury. . Miller and Dallas LW Curtis McKenzie also fought in the second period. . Marchand has 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in his past 12 games. . Krejci has eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past seven games. . Krug has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in seven career games against the Stars. . Hudler has 18 points (11 goals, seven assists) in 14 career games vs. Boston. . The visiting team has won the last seven games between the teams, dating back to 2013-14.


Bruins: Begin a three-game homestand on Tuesday against Arizona.

Stars: Play the fourth of five straight home games vs. Pittsburgh on Tuesday.