Sunday, April 13, 2008

Brooks on Brennan

There's a word for the Ottawa fan boy-writer who called on the Senators to break Sidney Crosby's ankle with an imitation of Bobby Clarke's 1972 Summit Series slash that did the same to the USSR's resplendent Valeri Kharlamov. It's the same word that applies to the editor who allowed the plea to actually appear in the newspaper.

It's spelled, M-O-R-O-N.
For those who missed it, here's the incident Brooks is talking about.


At 3:06 p.m., April 13, 2008, Blogger Taste of Flames said...

I wish I could bottle and sell the irony of Larry Brooks calling someone a moron.

At 4:04 p.m., April 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brooks couldn't be as stupid as Brennan if he tried. Some of Brennan's "greatest hits" include:
-defending Havlat's two-hander against Recchi because "Havlat's not a fighter"
-complaining a few years back that a moment of silence before the game out of respect for some recently killed Canadian soldiers "might hurt the Senators momentum".
-a rather creepy deep ongoing admiration for Dan Quinn and Lance Galbraith (what do those two players have in common?)
-constant remarks about how attractive he finds various female anthem singers or ice girls in other NHL rinks (as if they'd be interested in a fat guy in his mid-40s).

It's bad when you and Bruce Garrioch write at the same paper, and Garrioch's considered the smart one.

At 4:05 p.m., April 13, 2008, Blogger Down Goes Brown said...

Brennan's having a rough week. Today's column started off calling the Senators losers for complaining about the officiating, then spent the next dozen paragraphs complaining about the officiating. He caps it off by explaining why high-sticks to the helmet shouldn't be penalties. Truly bizarre stuff.

I honestly think Brennan has reached a point where's he's tired of being the Sun columnist who never gets asked to appear on the radio or TV, and has decided to get some name recognition any way he can.

At 4:07 p.m., April 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably true taste of flames but hes right on the button with this call the editor is a moron.

At 5:35 p.m., April 13, 2008, Blogger danielao said...

Is Don Brennan really worth this much blog space? Really expect better...

At 5:39 p.m., April 13, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Heh, jeez you guys are getting uppity lately.

The last one had 30 comments; obviously someone's interested in this nonsense.

At 11:37 a.m., April 14, 2008, Blogger AWF said...

Brooks is the worst writer in history. He writes like an 8th grader who thinks he came up with really cool writing style. Every story starts with a quip...and he repeats the quip at the end.

Today's article, for example...he says, at the start of the 2nd paragraph..."Three games into the Eastern quarters, the battle has been joined. Three games in, the Battle of the Hudson has become exactly that..."

And then at the end..."The Battle of the Hudson has been joined."

2 days ago...Start of his story: "The third period separates the winners from the losers, the contenders from the pretenders; the champions from the also-rans."

And then the predictable end of the story: "Tomorrow, at the Garden, it's Game 3. Tomorrow at the Garden there's another third period. That's the period that belongs to winners. That's the period that belongs to champions.That's the period that's belonged to the Rangers."


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