question for all of you "die-hards"

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    [QUOTE]this is priceless! relationship advice from us? bigmonty, we bruins fans are a seriously disfunctional family. we can't get along with each other, and we're rooting for the same team.
    Posted by adkbeesfan[/QUOTE]

    ^^ That's probably the best point yet.  You should just delete the whole thread before you get dumped by your girl and she takes the tvs with her.  The thought of this group advising anyone on important personal matters makes me shudder.

    Getting advice on relationships here is about as smart as logging onto to the Canadiens forum for advice on how to win a fist fight.
     
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    easy get another large TV set or get a new girlfriend - my girl will only call me during the intermission. If she can not give you a 2 to 4 weeks of playoff hockey she sounds selfish -
     
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    heh i know everything i hear on here i need to take with a grain of salt. i just actually wanted to see how other people handle it, i didnt expect this many responses
     
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    PatMac - that you? :)
     
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    BigMonty, I'm a single female who loves hockey ; ) 

    No actually, it sounds like you really care for her especially if you're brave enough to post for advice in this forum!

    If I may make a suggestion - and I'm serious - you might want to post this in Boston.com's relationship forum in their Lifestyle section.  I only knew this existed when once they ran a feature where Milan Lucic was answering relationship questions from the readers (go figure - advice from a 22 yr. old lol) 

    Anyway, good luck!

    http://www.boston.com/community/forums.html?plckForumPage=Forum&plckForumId=Cat%3aLifestyleForum%3a9664
     
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    [QUOTE]I've been a life long Bruins fan now for 30 years plus, they are one of two real passions I have in life (not to say I just like 2 things, the B's just get me going like few things can!). I play league hockey when I can, I own several pieces of Bruins merchandise, I watch probably about 90% of the regular season games and all of the playoffs. I consider myself a pretty hard core fan... I've been with my girl for 2 1/2 years, we've been living together for about 1 1/2 years, and I even moved from the Boston area to Northern VA for her and her job. Naturally, I bought the NHL package so I could follow them (I didnt see any other choice) so I always have the option to watch them. During the season, I would normally DVR the games so I could watch them when she was busy or not around, as she is definitely NOT a fan. Whatever, I know some people arent into hockey and I can respect that, so for her, I tried to be accommodating. But now that the playoffs are here and in full swing, I try to watch the games real-time. This has started many fights between us, for example, last night, she wanted to watch TV at 9:30, and the game was still going on (I believe it ended at 9:37), and I told her "just a few more minutes". She saw the score and said the B's were going to win and basically said I was being selfish (because I wouldnt give her the tv) and pretty much blew up at me. She doesnt understand my passion for the B's, even if they are up and going to win, I need to finish watching it. With all that said, its not like I dont return the favor. Other nights that she wants to watch TV, I'll let her, knowing I'll want to watch the B's the nights they're on. Give and take, make a compromise, all that jazz, but she thinks its unbalanced and that I'm selfish and dont spend enough time with her (which is BS, IMO, I make the weekends all about her). So my question to all of you die-hards out there with significant others who don't like hockey, how do you all work it out so that you dont end up in the penalty box? Cheers Josh
    Posted by bigMonty[/QUOTE]

    1. Get another TV.  Or,
    2. Get another girlfiend.

    This isn't about hockey, it's about power and control.  If she's that selfish, whiny and uncompromising, this attitude will continue in other areas of your relationship.  Bank on it.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: question for all of you "die-hards" : I'd say dump her and find a chick who plays hockey ;)  But seriously, my wife plays semi-pro, Posted by red75[/QUOTE]

    Girls "semi-pro hockey?"

    Is that anything like the joke they like to pass off as "Olympic" (world-class)womens' hockey that's worse than mediocre boys' high school?

    Semi- pro womens' hockey. That's a good one.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: question for all of you "die-hards" : Girls "semi-pro hockey?" Is that anything like the joke they like to pass off as "Olympic" (world-class)womens' hockey that's worse than mediocre boys' high school? Semi- pro womens' hockey. That's a good one.
    Posted by SoxFanInIL[/QUOTE]

    Is this a joke, or are you just going out of your way to insult the entire sport of women's hockey?
     
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    If shes your wife she should know how much it means to you and actualy how rare it is the bruins are about to go this far with one more win. I swear if I ever get married the women will have to like the bruins or at least put up with my love for the team. I don't blame you on not wanting to DVR playoff games I work nights during the week and choose to dvr all the games but listen to them on the web while I am at working. I have to know whats going on and if its a game I wana watch again I can see it when I get home or watch while I am working out. As another person said jokeingly this could be a great bruins bear comercial haha.
     
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    Keeping lists is a recipe for divorce. If she doesn't get it now, she never will. This is the time to simply establish your boundaries. If she is unwilling to compromise, then get out ASAP! It will only get worse b/c she sees you as a project and will always try to change you... Hearing this makes me feel so lucky to have my wife (25 years in about 3 weeks).. My pay back is I am taking her to San Juan for our 25th. A little gambling and an ocean front room always makes for a good compromise!
    Good luck with that!
    Doc

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    [QUOTE]The bruin would smash something and tell you not to date a hockey-hater.  But seriously, I feel your pain.  Women are emotional.  The solution is to keep things factual.  I would keep a journal (something real simple so it doesn't look obnoxious) of how often you watch hockey, how often you watch other stuff that she likes.  Don't track your special time with her, that makes it look like it's work to be with her.  Then you say, look, I've watched 20 hours of hockey, we've watched 36 hours of desperate housewives.  Plus, the playoffs are only on for two months and they're on when all your favorite shows are in reruns.  Then you say all of this TV time is seperate from our special time on weekends which is my favorite time of all.  You love your hockey and you only want what's fair.  It's your passion, and you've been waiting 30 years for the team to make it this far.  If she doesn't accept that, kick her to the curb.  But don't give in, sometimes women just pick fights on stuff like this to see if you'll stick by your passion.  Girls like men that are passionate about stuff.  Another option is to make it more fun for her.  I did this with an ex-.  Hockey night was wings, beer and tunes night.  Turn the volume down low ( you don't need Jack Edwards, but you should still be able to hear the roar of a goal).  Then put on tunes she likes and have some drinks.  Maybe some good munchies she likes.  Watch the game but also hang out with her and have some beers.  When it's all over you can celebrate the sweep in a special way.  She'll start to like hockey night.
    Posted by OatesCam[/QUOTE]
     
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    unbelievable! a twisted soul...go away...new type of troll.

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: question for all of you "die-hards" : Girls "semi-pro hockey?" Is that anything like the joke they like to pass off as "Olympic" (world-class)womens' hockey that's worse than mediocre boys' high school? Semi- pro womens' hockey. That's a good one.
    Posted by SoxFanInIL[/QUOTE]
     
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    pure genious! :-)
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    [QUOTE]break up....
    Posted by thedauber1[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]I've been a life long Bruins fan now for 30 years plus, they are one of two real passions I have in life (not to say I just like 2 things, the B's just get me going like few things can!). I play league hockey when I can, I own several pieces of Bruins merchandise, I watch probably about 90% of the regular season games and all of the playoffs. I consider myself a pretty hard core fan... I've been with my girl for 2 1/2 years, we've been living together for about 1 1/2 years, and I even moved from the Boston area to Northern VA for her and her job. Naturally, I bought the NHL package so I could follow them (I didnt see any other choice) so I always have the option to watch them. During the season, I would normally DVR the games so I could watch them when she was busy or not around, as she is definitely NOT a fan. Whatever, I know some people arent into hockey and I can respect that, so for her, I tried to be accommodating. But now that the playoffs are here and in full swing, I try to watch the games real-time. This has started many fights between us, for example, last night, she wanted to watch TV at 9:30, and the game was still going on (I believe it ended at 9:37), and I told her "just a few more minutes". She saw the score and said the B's were going to win and basically said I was being selfish (because I wouldnt give her the tv) and pretty much blew up at me. She doesnt understand my passion for the B's, even if they are up and going to win, I need to finish watching it. With all that said, its not like I dont return the favor. Other nights that she wants to watch TV, I'll let her, knowing I'll want to watch the B's the nights they're on. Give and take, make a compromise, all that jazz, but she thinks its unbalanced and that I'm selfish and dont spend enough time with her (which is BS, IMO, I make the weekends all about her). So my question to all of you die-hards out there with significant others who don't like hockey, how do you all work it out so that you dont end up in the penalty box? Cheers Josh
    Posted by bigMonty[/QUOTE]
    Monty,you might as well have asked me how to understand women.Good luck with that........in all honesty though,I usually go to my brother's place to watch games as we both tend to get a little emotional during the games.It works out well since I want to go out and she prefers it when I do......Win-Win!
     
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    All to familar story, typical B....
    My first wife was like that, sulking and ruining the game.
    Wife # 2 is great because I only watch the playoffs
    if she loved you she would want to see you happy.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: question for all of you "die-hards" : Is this a joke, or are you just going out of your way to insult the entire sport of women's hockey?
    Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]


    You have no idea how used to this kind of comment we are Fletch... like Tom said, it is what it is.

    And yes, women's semi-pro. The team is called the Edmonton Chimos and they play in the WWHL.

    but on topic, and this may not be what you want to hear, but I have had relationships with women who couldn't udestand my passion for the sport. They never worked out. Now I'm married to the one woman I've met who is more crazy about the game than I am. Go figure.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: question for all of you "die-hards" : Girls "semi-pro hockey?" Is that anything like the joke they like to pass off as "Olympic" (world-class)womens' hockey that's worse than mediocre boys' high school? Semi- pro womens' hockey. That's a good one.
    Posted by SoxFanInIL[/QUOTE]

    You can't be serious.  Not sure if you're from the New England area, but if you want to be enlighted by women's hockey, check out a BC or BU women's hockey game next winter.  These ladies are not only skilled, but tough.  I sometimes joke with friends that they could probably kick any Red Sox's a**.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: question for all of you "die-hards" : You can't be serious.  Not sure if you're from the New England area, but if you want to be enlighted by women's hockey, check out a BC or BU women's hockey game next winter.  These ladies are not only skilled, but tough.  I sometimes joke with friends that they could probably kick any Red Sox's a**.
    Posted by gardenbees[/QUOTE]

    Gardenbees, there's a minority here who will always take shots at the women's game when given the opportunity. As a female player myself who is married to someone who has a good shot at making it to Sochi in 2014 on the Canadian Women's team, I've learned to ignore these comments as they know not of what they speak
     
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       I live in MTL and my gf is a habs fan not really that she follows the games just because they are the home team.  The first time the Bs played OT in the playoffs she text message me something... to tease me.  Next thing you kno the Bs win.  Second OT again vs the Habs she text me the same thing.  Once again the Bs won.  Since i can be supersticious at time what do you guys think i did the next to times the Bs went in OT.  I made her text me the same thing of course.  It worked 4 times in a row... and i will keep it going for sure.    
       All this to say that there is good and bads in a relationships.  You have to make it
     more goods than bads!!

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: question for all of you "die-hards" : Gardenbees, there's a minority here who will always take shots at the women's game when given the opportunity. As a female player myself who is married to someone who has a good shot at making it to Sochi in 2014 on the Canadian Women's team, I've learned to ignore these comments as they know not of what they speak
    Posted by red75[/QUOTE]

    That is awesome and impressive!  You must keep us posted along the way.  Good luck to her!
     
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    TV rules in our house:
    Any game on the big screen in living room when she is not home.
    B's and C's playoff games on kitchen TV (pub table & fridge!).
    B's and C's game 7's on big screen.
    B's and C's finals on big screen.
    Pat's all post season on big screen.
    Sox all post season on big screen.

    God knows that I shelled out the buck-o's for HGTV on the big screen. It works for us though.
     
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    @Red thats cool as hell.

    I once played in a few pickup games with a women on the US Olympic Team. I was a d1 HS allstar in Boston area and I thought psshhhhttt. She wont be going around me.

    Man was I wrong she had the best hands I  may have ever seen just dismantled everyone on the ice. I have lots of respect for the women who suit up and play the game. Good luck with her making the team.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: question for all of you "die-hards" : That is awesome and impressive!  You must keep us posted along the way.  Good luck to her!
    Posted by gardenbees[/QUOTE]

    Well she's a checking line centre - a defensive specialist - so basically she has only one shot at the lineup. She made it to the final 40 for this year's world championship team, but missed the cut (though I'm proud of her for even getting that far). She just lined up an off season coach in Thomas Steen, with the goal off making Sochi, so we'll see. I know she'll put the work in, but like I said, it's really only one spot she's going for.

    *fingers crossed*
     
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    [QUOTE]PatMac - that you? :)
    Posted by bigMonty[/QUOTE]

    Why yes it is

    How it going Josh
     
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    I would throw out the possibility that you don't love your wife as much as you think you do.
     
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    So my question to all of you die-hards out there with significant others who don't like hockey, how do you all work it out so that you dont end up in the penalty box? Cheers Josh
    Posted by bigMonty[/QUOTE]

    See Hangnail's post or see a counselor.
     

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