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Hockey fan slams lockout in own obit

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by joseephuss, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    This gives me an idea. I think I will make sure someone bashes Bill and Jerry if I were to die any time soon.


    Hockey fan slams lockout in own obit
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    Associated Press
    Posted: 24 minutes ago

    OTTAWA (AP) - An ardent hockey fan who died this week used his obituary to denounce the NHL lockout.

    Archie Bennitz, 84, instructed his son to criticize NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and union leader Bob Goodenow in his death notice.

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    Bennitz called Bettman and Goodenow "skunks for denying him the pleasure of watching the NHL on TV this year," the obituary in the Ottawa Citizen read. Bennitz also urged Bettman to step aside in favor of Wayne Gretzky.

    David Bennitz said his father had become increasingly angry during his last month in the hospital as the lockout dragged on. Hockey was the only thing he watched on TV.

    Bennitz, who was born in Nova Scotia and grew up just north of Toronto, was a dedicated Maple Leafs fan. He developed a soft spot for the Ottawa Senators, however, after he moved to Ottawa about three years ago to be closer to his family.
  2. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    How does someone live to the age of 84 with his priorities that completely out of whack?
  3. jacs

    jacs I'd Hit It

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    maybe he was still living because of hockey and what is wrong with that?
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Yep, why would anyone at the age of 81 move closer to his family and start rooting for another team. That is whack. :D
  5. GTaylor

    GTaylor Gif Dude

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    If the NFL were to be out for 2 weeks there would be a riot and mass hysteria, in the NHL they're very close to not only cancelling out this season but NEXT YEAR as well. In the states noone blinks an eye to the NHL not being on, but oh brother - head north of the border, and you're talking about some rage amongst it's citizens.

    If I had to go without football until 2007 I'd trash the league in my obit as well.
  6. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    Point taken, I stand corrected.

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