Boston Canucker wrote:I didn't really care about the Thornton quote one way or the other, and it did lead to a week's worth of jokes about it with hockey watching friends, so there's that. But to me it just seemed sort of lazy, journalistic-wise. Okay, so Thornton said it, and it tells us what? Botch is who he is; a hockey/gossip/snark writer. It probably does sell papers, or hits/whatever, but for me, as a hockey fan, I'll read him if it is about hockey but when he gets into gossip/snark mode, I'm out. And his studs and duds thing quickly lost it for me when it soon became clear it was all about him, schticking it up. He's just not funny enough as a commentator/person to pull that off, at least in my view. His mode is sarcasm and snark there's no real insight or smart cutting humor there.
Gotta give him credit for trying though.
I'm not sure if you ever read Yahoo sports but they're quickly becoming a pretty big hub when it comes to hockey sensationalist hockey articles. And the public love it as evident in each article's comment section.
So it works and Botch should eventually get it (I think).