Strangelove wrote: Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Strangelove wrote:I've been talking about logic and perspective from the get-go in this conversation.
It would seem the net effect of this conversation has been the discovery that your definition of a "logical" move by a GM is "one for which a passionate apologist could articulate a reason". That is a standard that any move by any GM could meet, so in that case, you have done nothing to distinguish Benning's alleged genius
from Milbury's folly.
Ahhh but this conversation was never about yours truly attempting to prove Benning's genius!
This conversation was about you
trying to prove he's not
You're the one who made the original assertion, so I would say that means you're the one who is trying to prove something. You act as though Benning's genius is a given until disproven.
I would say that at this date I lack the evidence to prove Benning is not a genius.(1)
That evidence will arrive -- or not -- in 1-2 hockey seasons. On that much, we agree. As a corollary, I don't think you have the evidence to prove that Benning is
a genius, either, which is why I (and apparently, some others) find it so strange that you continually assert that he is. On the other hand, "strange" is part of your board identity.
(1) At professional hockey management. I don't think anyone on this board really cares if he's great at mathematics, chess, crossword puzzles, poetry, or the like.
Strangelove wrote:You sir... are a cad!
And, it is widely held, a ruffian.
In the Strangelove rankings, is that better or worse than being an asshole?
Strangelove wrote:If anything, RG is rather high on my "Don't Ever Ban List". (even if he is a cad)
Ooooh, a "get out of being banned free" card. Kind of a waste, since I don't have any inclination to do anything that would normally get someone banned. Can i trade it with another poster ?