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Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

Posted on: October 12, 2011 2:35 pm
Edited on: October 13, 2011 1:26 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

You know one person who is fed up with the Sidney Crosby talk? Jeremy Roenick.

Last night on the Versus extra postgame show NHL Overtime, which was preceded by NHL Live (I was waiting for "NHL After Dark" to come on next) he let everybody know about it. Clearly, J.R. has been pushed over the edge by questions about the recovery of probably the world's greatest hockey player.

Throughout that entire rant, I focus on Roenick's fellow talking head Ed Olczyk, watching to see if his will truly explode. At one point you really think he's going to raise his arms and try and strangle Roenick. The entire show had that tension hanging around. Let's just say there are a few kinks to iron out and chemistry issues to work on.

To the debate at hand: Roenick is speaking for a lot of fans on this one. While in his full-on crusade against asking questions, his tirade probably hits home with some. The Sidney Crosby talk has, indeed, been a bit wearisome.

But to not ask any questions at all? That's when things start getting out of hand. Case in point: Over the summer when Crosby was not doing interviews and no word came from his camp for months, I was beginning to hear serious rumors Crosby was going to retire. In the last week the drum was beating on Crosby possibly getting cleared for contact on Tuesday.

Without asking Crosby, those things fester and spiral out of control. The irony of it is that the insanity of so many updates on him and hearing him answer the questions actually keeps the recovery talk sane.

Plus, you know, Crosby is kind of a big deal. Just don't tell Jeremy Roenick about it.

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Comments

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

Im a die hard Pens fan & cant stand Roenick! But enough already, im affraid he is right this time! Get on the ice and do something!!!! Sid is getting closer and closer to being Lindros than Gretzky.



Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

You're a dumbass but that doesn't surprise me since you're a Ravens fan. Retard.



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

I agree with Lager Head and I'll give you one more. Frickin Tim Tebow!! This guy just won't go away. He comes in and has a okay game but ran around like moron because Denver's o-line sucks and now once again he's the second coming.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:49 am
 

Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

it seems to me sports reporters have become lazy, focusing on one player, team, or topic until the fan base can recite their talking points while sleeping.

I think that's a very good point and I think it especially holds true in hockey. Unless you really go looking for different stories, all you hear about is Crosby and if there was a dirty hit.

I'm a Penguins fan and I was sick of hearing about Crosby too. I do understand the logic of hearing Crosby speak everyday so that there is no speculation, but that problem is because people are so stupid. Throughout the summer, every time a rumor came up, I asked "Who said it?". If it wasn't Crosby, Shero, or the Penguins organization, I ignored it. Unfortunately everything anybody said on Twitter became instant fact to a lot of people.

I thought his press conference weeks ago was needed to kill rumors and the news that he was cleared for contact was needed. Everything else is the media being lazy by not coming up with different stories and the fans for gobbling it up (whether they love Crosby or hate him).

Overall, I agree with JR. 




Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:00 am
 

Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

I have a better question.


Why do I have to hear about Michael Vick every time I turn on the TV? I don't care what the problem is in Philly. I don't care why they suck. I don't need someones analysis on why they are 1-4.  All I do know is that Vick sucks and the Eagles suck. They will never win a super bowl. I don't want to hear about the Eagles anymore. I'm sure I'm not the only one. At least Crosby is the best at what he does. Vick isn't even close.  




Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:32 am
 

Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

Wow! I can't believe how many fake hockey fans there are out there. To hate on Crosby is to disrespect the game. Even those who dislike him out of rivalry respect the greatness in his game. Those of you who are wishing further injury on him are no more than slugs.You all wish he played for your team, so stop lying, man up, and admit you would sniff his jock to have a player with half his skill in your teams' colors.



Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:22 pm
 

Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

he hasnt been the same since his comeback fell through,welcome back sid and good luck in the future,no matter what roenick says we welcome u back



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:43 pm
 

Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

what a homo un-erectus



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

Thank God Crosbsy is coming back, now I'll have plenty of time to read about the NBA lockout, Tiger Wood's trying to be good again, and Grimson suing Cherry.  With all this extra free time I don't know what I'll do.

I understand where Roenick is coming from, it seems to me sports reporters have become lazy, focusing on one player, team, or topic until the fan base can recite their talking points while sleeping.

As far as Crosby returning, that is great for the NHL I just hope we don't have another Lindros situation with this guy.  I do believe however players better give Crosby a wide birth or Shanny will be posting their hits on utube on a nightly basis.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Jeremy Roenick doesn't want to hear about Crosby

THANK YOU JR for speaking the truth. Cindy is a total wuss and I can't wait for his first welcome back to the NHL moment.


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