Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
#4619589 - 01/30/23 04:12 PM Bobby Hull, RIP  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
WangoTango Offline
Hotshot
WangoTango  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
Ontario, Canada
A true hockey icon. Rest in Piece.

Old school off season training.
[Linked Image]

P.S. Yes he was a little controversial at times. LINK.

Saying Hitler had some good ideas was not his smartest move.

Inline advert (2nd and 3rd post)

#4619627 - 01/31/23 01:30 AM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: WangoTango]  
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,507
Tarnsman Offline
Hotshot
Tarnsman  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,507
USA
I heard about Bobby Hull this morning.
Sad to hear. When I was a kid Bobby Hull was Hockey.
Rest in Peace.

#4619760 - 02/02/23 11:39 AM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: WangoTango]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,633
Lucky_1 Offline
Senior Member
Lucky_1  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,633
Mehlingen, Germany
He was my icon growing up and playing hockey. Mind you, I grew up with Chelios (before he became a traitor), Roenick, Larmer, Belfour, and Amonte were in their prime. Despite all those great players, I had Bobby Hull's name taped to the back of my skates and number 9s on each one. I still have an autographed picture of him hanging in my office. I read a few books about him as well, but my father telling me all about Hull, Makita, Vassco, and Hall (Mr. Goalie), drew me in to learning about him. One thing that doesn't get reported on for Hull, at least I haven't seen it on any major news source, is he still holds the record for fastest slap shot at over 116 mph. That is with an old, all wood stick too. Imagine how fast it would be with these new composite sticks.

I didn't learn about how Hull was a terrible person off the ice and fairly recently. It makes it hard to have his picture still hanging on my wall. I'm trying to separate the Hull the hockey player from Hull the wife beater and racist, but its difficult. I suppose I can always replace him with Makita who was always a class act.

Lets Go Hawks!

#4619761 - 02/02/23 11:45 AM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: WangoTango]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 121,280
PanzerMeyer Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
PanzerMeyer  Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
King Crimson - SimHQ's Top Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 121,280
Miami, FL USA
Found this online. Talk about putting a massive foot in your mouth.


In 1998, Hull allegedly made pro-Nazi comments to The Moscow Times. He was quoted as saying, "Hitler, for example, had some good ideas. He just went a little bit too far."[16] Hull later denied having complimented Hitler and said journalists had raised the subject.[17] The incident was parodied on the Canadian news satire show This Hour Has 22 Minutes, with Rick Mercer reading a spot saying Hull had been misquoted, and had actually said, "Sittler had some good ideas."


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4619764 - 02/02/23 12:06 PM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 13,590
F4UDash4 Offline
Veteran
F4UDash4  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 13,590
SC
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Found this online. Talk about putting a massive foot in your mouth.


Except there is apparently no evidence that he actually said what is claimed, just a "journalists" word vs his.


"In the vast library of socialist books, there’s not a single volume on how to create wealth, only how to take and “redistribute” it.” - David Horowitz
#4619766 - 02/02/23 12:17 PM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 121,280
PanzerMeyer Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
PanzerMeyer  Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
King Crimson - SimHQ's Top Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 121,280
Miami, FL USA
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Found this online. Talk about putting a massive foot in your mouth.


Except there is apparently no evidence that he actually said what is claimed, just a "journalists" word vs his.



No, there is no audio or video recording of his comments but the circumstantial evidence is quite compelling especially with comments made by his daughter as mentioned here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/30/...,of%20the%20threatened%20legal%20action.

Last edited by PanzerMeyer; 02/02/23 12:17 PM.

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4619767 - 02/02/23 12:56 PM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: WangoTango]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,225
No105_Archie Offline
No105_Archie  Offline

Veteran

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,225
N. Atlantic east of Canada
I was not a Black Hawks fan but remember the Bobby Hull era quite clearly. Pretty much ALL hockey players and coaches of the time would make a modern "progressive" cringe or turn in to screaming maniac. Hull was about as pro-Nazi and any hard line "anti-commie" of the day. He was 'larger than life' and the pres did what they could to sensationalize everything about him


Archie Smythe

carpe diem
#4619768 - 02/02/23 01:01 PM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: WangoTango]  
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 13,590
F4UDash4 Offline
Veteran
F4UDash4  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 13,590
SC
I don't know the guy, had never heard of him prior to this post, but I also don't give a lot of credence to the testimony/opinions of disgruntled family members.

My threshold for ruining someones reputation is actual, factual, proven evidence.


"In the vast library of socialist books, there’s not a single volume on how to create wealth, only how to take and “redistribute” it.” - David Horowitz
#4619789 - 02/02/23 05:08 PM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: WangoTango]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
WangoTango Offline
Hotshot
WangoTango  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
Ontario, Canada
Hockey legend to me. Period. People can say stupid things when they are drinking. Context.
I had no Idea he had 116 mph slapshot with a wooden stick. Unbelievable. Today sticks basically use golf club like tech. Everyone has a hard shot now.

#4619790 - 02/02/23 05:18 PM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
WangoTango Offline
Hotshot
WangoTango  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
I also don't give a lot of credence to the testimony/opinions of disgruntled family members.

My threshold for ruining someones reputation is actual, factual, proven evidence.

+1

#4619802 - 02/02/23 06:53 PM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,633
Lucky_1 Offline
Senior Member
Lucky_1  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,633
Mehlingen, Germany
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
I don't know the guy, had never heard of him prior to this post, but I also don't give a lot of credence to the testimony/opinions of disgruntled family members.

My threshold for ruining someones reputation is actual, factual, proven evidence.


There is plenty of evidence and facts about him beating multiple wives. One them was beaten so bad that she thought she was going to die. He threw her over his shoulder and held her over a balcony in a hotel room in Hawaii. There is also a police report for another instance when they arrived on the scene after he beat the crap out of his wife and he then assaulted a police officer as well. Doesn't get much more clear cut than that.

As I said, Stan Makita didn't do stuff like this, and he had more points. biggrin

#4619824 - 02/02/23 11:19 PM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: WangoTango]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
WangoTango Offline
Hotshot
WangoTango  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
Ontario, Canada
Don't serve dinner cold. Problem solved.

#4619832 - 02/03/23 01:17 AM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: WangoTango]  
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 17,301
Nixer Offline
Scaliwag and Survivor
Nixer  Offline
Scaliwag and Survivor
Veteran

Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 17,301
Living with the Trees
Originally Posted by WangoTango
Don't serve dinner cold. Problem solved.


Actually watched the man play and helped beat the Bruins in the old Boston Garden in the early 60's. Don't remember much, except booing when he scored. biggrin

The man could skate and shoot. All this other garbage are just accusations against against a dead man unable to defend himself.


Censored

Look for me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Tic Toc...or anywhere you may frequent, besides SimHq, on the Global Scam Net. Aka, the internet.
I am not there, never have been or ever will be, but the fruitless search may be more gratifying then the "content" you might otherwise be exposed to.

"There's a sucker born every minute."
Phineas Taylor Barnum

#4619834 - 02/03/23 01:39 AM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: WangoTango]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
WangoTango Offline
Hotshot
WangoTango  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
Ontario, Canada
Wow, you are a lucky man Nixer, to have seen hockey in the original 6 days.
The NHL was become woke, just like everything else.

#4619838 - 02/03/23 02:16 AM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: WangoTango]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 10,111
KraziKanuK Offline
Veteran
KraziKanuK  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 10,111
Ottawa Canada
Originally Posted by WangoTango
Wow, you are a lucky man Nixer, to have seen hockey in the original 6 days.
The NHL was become woke, just like everything else.

Yup WT you missed some great hockey. Even seem some of them live when Juniors.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4619890 - 02/03/23 07:42 PM Re: Bobby Hull, RIP [Re: KraziKanuK]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
WangoTango Offline
Hotshot
WangoTango  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,703
Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Originally Posted by WangoTango
Wow, you are a lucky man Nixer, to have seen hockey in the original 6 days.
The NHL was become woke, just like everything else.

Yup WT you missed some great hockey. Even seem some of them live when Juniors.

Nice. The game may be a lot faster now, but that does not mean better. I prefer when you had to answer the bell after a cheap shot. The NHL is more concerned about how woke they appear, than anything these days.


Moderated by  RacerGT 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
'Shogun'; anybody?
by BD-123. 03/02/24 11:18 AM
Fighter ace causes of death
by PanzerMeyer. 02/27/24 06:46 PM
HMS Northumberland
by RedOneAlpha. 02/26/24 09:01 AM
Eagle Cams
by NoFlyBoy. 02/25/24 07:20 PM
For us old farts
by oldgrognard. 02/25/24 02:03 PM
Forty Four Years Ago....
by F4UDash4. 02/23/24 02:40 AM
Live Moon Landing: NOW
by F4UDash4. 02/22/24 10:46 PM
Copyright 1997-2016, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0