Confirmed with Link: Larry Brooks Voted to Hockey Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by bobbop, Jun 1, 2018.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. IamNotADancer

    IamNotADancer Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    732
    Trophy Points:
    95

    Ssssh... you are supposed to praise him and be quiet about any sort of criticism!
    You ol' troublemaker you.
     
  2. True Blue

    True Blue Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    18,852
    Likes Received:
    502
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Home Page:
    How is he voted into HOF?
     
  3. True Blue

    True Blue Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    18,852
    Likes Received:
    502
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Home Page:
    No one is saying that at all.
     
    klingsor, Off Sides and nyr2k2 like this.
  4. SingnBluesOnBroadway

    SingnBluesOnBroadway Retired

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    33,132
    Likes Received:
    643
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NYC
    Awards:
    Old boys club. Come on, keep up TB.
     
    nyr2k2 likes this.
  5. nyr2k2

    nyr2k2 Can't Beat Him

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    30,815
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Location:
    Maryland
    Awards:
    That's so lame. You were going back-and-forth with me and I came right out and said I don't always agree with him and don't always like him. I've criticized his columns and his sensationalism many times on these boards. I even said that "sometimes he's a turd" in my first post in the thread. I don't think anyone has suggested at any point in this thread that he is beyond criticism; to the contrary, I think that most in this thread that have been supportive of Brooks have also acknowledged that he can be a *****ebag. But, sure, keep knocking down that straw man.
     
    Off Sides likes this.
  6. IamNotADancer

    IamNotADancer Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    732
    Trophy Points:
    95
    I wasn't referring to you, more so to the guy who accused me of "rolling/trolling" when I didn't fall into the "let's praise Larry" line.
     
  7. patnyrnyg

    patnyrnyg Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    9,245
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Brooks in the HOF? Didn't realize they had a wing for donkeys and clowns.
     
    Sticky Fingers likes this.
  8. nyr2k2

    nyr2k2 Can't Beat Him

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    30,815
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Location:
    Maryland
    Awards:
    I'll say this--love him or hate him, when he hangs them up, I suspect we'll all be substantially worse off as fans regarding inside information. The Rangers are incredibly tight-lipped, and I don't see any of our other "beat" "writers" getting the inside scoop.
     
    Riche16 and eco's bones like this.
  9. McRanger

    McRanger Registered User Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2005
    Messages:
    3,712
    Likes Received:
    350
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Because he's been around forever and works in the biggest sports market in the world.

    I don't dislike Larry but this award is really just a combination of longevity and being known.
     
  10. McRanger

    McRanger Registered User Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2005
    Messages:
    3,712
    Likes Received:
    350
    Trophy Points:
    124
    There will always be someone getting inside info. Leaking can be pretty useful if done correctly.
     
  11. Edge

    Edge Kris King's Ghost

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Messages:
    18,913
    Likes Received:
    4,920
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Amish Paradise
    I think most people will be surprised by how much of a decline there will be when Larry retires.

    There's a reason why we don't talk much about the other sports reporters, despite being in one of the few markets in North America where newspapers are still (somewhat) hanging on.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018
    eco's bones likes this.
  12. LiasAndersson

    LiasAndersson Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2014
    Messages:
    8,417
    Likes Received:
    4,858
    Trophy Points:
    121
    Larry is an embarassment. Attempting to diminish the caps cup because they 'didnt' have to face lundqvist' makes everyone look bad as he represents the organization and fans.

    like that caps team wouldn't have swept this trash ass team even with King in goal....
     
    WesMcCauley, EpicDing, mike14 and 2 others like this.
  13. Edge

    Edge Kris King's Ghost

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Messages:
    18,913
    Likes Received:
    4,920
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Amish Paradise
    And unfortunately that's the other side of the coin where it's like "Just shut up, Larry."
     
  14. RangerBlues

    RangerBlues Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    3,263
    Likes Received:
    117
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Occupation:
    I fix stuff
    Location:
    BRONX NYC
    Throwing shade on Ovi is complete trash.
     
  15. NYR94

    NYR94 Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    6,460
    Likes Received:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Well he definitely rustled some jimmies with that Caps article. Main board is going all in.
     
  16. IamNotADancer

    IamNotADancer Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    732
    Trophy Points:
    95
    HoF worthy hit piece. What an amazing "journalist"
     
  17. WesMcCauley

    WesMcCauley Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2015
    Messages:
    6,822
    Likes Received:
    582
    Trophy Points:
    94
    I dont really think this is true.... Most people i know think he sucks, his coverage gets overlooked and rightfully so by his awful opinions.
     
  18. True Blue

    True Blue Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    18,852
    Likes Received:
    502
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Home Page:
    Clearly it is not overlooked as he is going to the HOF. And love him or hate him, seems that most around here read him.
     
  19. nyr2k2

    nyr2k2 Can't Beat Him

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    30,815
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Location:
    Maryland
    Awards:
    Yeah, it's amazing how many people who think he's just the worst consistently read his columns, and then run here to tell us how much he sucks. I'm sure the Post has loved that behavior for Brooks' tenure.
     
    Ori likes this.
  20. Ori

    Ori Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2014
    Messages:
    8,149
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Norway
    L Brooks is a very knowledgeable person related to sport and hockey to be specific, and it`s a well deserved award and happy for him.
     
  21. patnyrnyg

    patnyrnyg Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    9,245
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    101
    He represents what organization and what fans? If you say, "New York Rangers" I will say you are completely wrong. He represents himself and the NY Post, beat writer or not.
     
  22. patnyrnyg

    patnyrnyg Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    9,245
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    101
    I stopped reading his stuff years ago. Every now and then a friend will call me and tell me what "Brooks had the other day...." His job is to generate clicks, nothing else.
     
  23. nyr2k2

    nyr2k2 Can't Beat Him

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    30,815
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Location:
    Maryland
    Awards:
    He's paid by the NY Post to generate clicks, yes. He does that by posting sensationalized nonsense, but also by being the best beat reporter we've had in forever. I mean I don't really care if anyone likes or respects him; I definitely get why you wouldn't. His opinion pieces usually make my eyes roll out of my head. But to pretend he doesn't generate any legitimate content, any actual news and rumors, is just factually incorrect. Which is fine--like anyone elected into any HOF, we can all piss and moan about whether it was deserved, but the people whose opinions matter most feel that it was deserved, and so he's there and that's that.
     
    SingnBluesOnBroadway and Ori like this.
  24. SingnBluesOnBroadway

    SingnBluesOnBroadway Retired

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    33,132
    Likes Received:
    643
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NYC
    Awards:
    Never once have I ever felt that Larry Brooks spoke for, let alone, represents me or the Rangers. Pretty sure that Larry Brooks doesn't believe that he does either.....
     
    nyr2k2 likes this.
  25. nyr2k2

    nyr2k2 Can't Beat Him

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    30,815
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Location:
    Maryland
    Awards:
    Right. He's associated with the Rangers as he is a beat writer for them, but in no way, shape, or form does he represent them. The Rangers do have their own official journalists employed by the team, who in turn represent them, but Brooks is not one of those journalists. And in terms of representing the fans--that's just not his job at all and no one person can represent a body as large and diverse as Rangers fans.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"