Shawn Thornton...boxer.

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    Shawn Thornton...boxer.

    I despise this commercial with all my heart and soul. I can't believe that NESN/The B's are looking to promote (to steal from NaS) "skating clowndom". Especially in light of Boogard, Rypien, and Belak.

    Whoever thought this up and decided it was good idea should not have a job.

    Ugh.

    the link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW3eP_heoVI

     
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    Dude you think too hard ~ relax

    I thought it was fantastic !!!!
     
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    awesome
     
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    Lots more people have died from Airplanes going down yet I still see a bunch of airline commercials...I wouldnt get too excited about a commercial.
     
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    Yeah, maybe you guys are right, but I can't stand that it has jack to do with hockey. It just paints Thornton as nothing more than a goon. 
     
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    It's terrible he is getting in shape and trying to sharpen the tools that got him a job in the nhl. He's a fighter/grinder. And if you listened to Thornton around the times of all the deaths he was pissed about people blaming fighting for the deaths.
     
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    I thought it was a cool commercial.  All the fight training in it has been part of pop culture since the Rocky movies.  It's not like he was bum fighting at a bar in Revere.
     
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    Loved the comercial! Good for thorton getting some publicity! What would you rather have a comercial of big papi selling potato chips and people rapping about it? First time I saw that papi comcercial was last night on nesn after they were ousted. How approrpriate lol
     
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    Hockey plays:  2 seconds

    Goonery:  28 seconds

    SKATING CLOWN

     
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    Interesting ad.  I think it works because of Thornton's personality, which is anything but one-dimensional.

    He's got a great sense of irony and humor, so I'd say he doesn't mind at all putting on a bit of theater to serve as a metaphor for the Bs new season.  It's as if he's winking at us as he says his lines.


     
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    Honestly, boxing is a good workout too. Im sure it helps him stay in shape as much as it does hone his fisticuffs.
     
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    loved it...the guy who will undoubtedly stickup for his teammates better be comfortable throwing down. if it was a commercial of him playing lawn jarts, i'd worry. the next bruins commercial is patrice bergeron's short program. he nails a triple axle at the end, it's awesome. on the goon-meter, thorty is the gretzky of goons. the bruins are known for their rough and tumble play, and this commercial was produced by NESN for bruins fans. i hope thornton was visualizing scott hartnall while hitting the bag...his time will come(hopefully first shift thursday night)! 
     
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    Hockey plays:  2 seconds Goonery:  28 seconds SKATING CLOWN
    Posted by Not-A-Shot

    10 goals 10 assist a +8! Takes on all comers & diminishes Chara, Lucic & Horton from having to do more of it! I hope the B's resign him for 3 more yrs!
     
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    I think its a great commercial for all of the reasons listed.
     
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    I think its a great commercial for all of the reasons listed.
    Posted by bigvig


    It's a commercial for boxing, not hockey. There isn't even a puck in the commercial.

     
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    I think you're missing the message. It's the B's are the champs & if you think you're gonna take it; You're gonna have one hellva fight on your hands!
     
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    seobrien... you must love the ovie commercials then, there are no pucks in them also. there is also no footage of actual hockey either, just the maniacal laugh of a russian head! 
     
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    Yeah, Nite, I get that, and as they are "defending champions" can understand the message and appeal of it...I suppose. I just don't think it glorifies any aspect of the actual game of hockey, otherwise it would show him actually playing the game for more than two 1 second clips.

    I guess it goes back to my belief that if 22 didn't punch people in the face, he wouldn't be in the NHL. It doesn't paint him as anything more than a Shelly, Brashear, or Colton Orr all of which are guys I can't stand.

    But hey, if it gets everyone fired up for the B's defense of the Cup then so be it.

    ADK, good point. They are both just shilling their products.
     
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    In Response to Re: Shawn Thornton...boxer. : It's a commercial for boxing, not hockey. There isn't even a puck in the commercial.
    Posted by seobrien


    You're a liar. There is CLEARLY a puck in that ad at 15 seconds.
     
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    OBIE, I am with you in spades. There is zero reason to promote fighting, and training as a boxer on the heavy and speed bags. This reinforces the "goon" mentality, and will add to the refs penalizing spontaneous fights that emerge from passion , rather than planning. Hockey is skating, shooting, puck possesion, teamwork, passing, all with the puck not the fists. Thornton is an honest man with a high degree of competitiveness, but that alone doesn't make him a good hockey player. He has filled a role for the Bruins, but, in an emerging era of speed snd skill, he is no longer necessary or vital to success for the Bruins. This ad is just plain stupid.
     
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    Hockey plays:  2 seconds Goonery:  28 seconds SKATING CLOWN
    Posted by Not-A-Shot


    A lot of players use boxing as a method of training, Dan Paille included. So I don't know where you get 28 seconds of goonery, as there is 1 fight clip.  One could argue that this 'skating clown' saved the season last year providing a level of comfort and leadership to the team. And correct me if I'm wrong but he did that with out fighting. 

    I don't claim to know the after effects of playing the enforcer role in the NHL but your smugness in insulting this guys role in his profession is getting ridiculous.
     
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    If it was Chara riding his bike through the mountains it would still have nothing to do with hockey but would still be about preparation.  I'm dismayed that B's fans would find a problem with this ad.  Thinking that Thorty gets by just by just by punching people in the face is laughable (his name is on that cup more than once, unlike our skilled players).

    Mentorship, experience, and chipping in on the most consistant 4th line in the league?  Yeah, punching people in the face is the reason for all of that. 

    Is hockey about speed and skill?  Maybe.  Is NHL hockey?  Yes, but tempered with a punishing physical battle that includes, rightfully so, fighting and physical intimidation.  That's why we watch it, the day it becomes figure skating with pucks is the day I stop watching.
     
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    If it was Chara riding his bike through the mountains it would still have nothing to do with hockey but would still be about preparation.  I'm dismayed that B's fans would find a problem with this ad.  Thinking that Thorty gets by just by just by punching people in the face is laughable (his name is on that cup more than once, unlike our skilled players). Mentorship, experience, and chipping in on the most consistant 4th line in the league?  Yeah, punching people in the face is the reason for all of that.  Is hockey about speed and skill?  Maybe.  Is NHL hockey?  Yes, but tempered with a punishing physical battle that includes, rightfully so, fighting and physical intimidation.  That's why we watch it, the day it becomes figure skating with pucks is the day I stop watching.
    Posted by elosias

    Cheers to that!!
     
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    If it was Chara riding his bike through the mountains it would still have nothing to do with hockey but would still be about preparation.  I'm dismayed that B's fans would find a problem with this ad.  Thinking that Thorty gets by just by just by punching people in the face is laughable (his name is on that cup more than once, unlike our skilled players). Mentorship, experience, and chipping in on the most consistant 4th line in the league?  Yeah, punching people in the face is the reason for all of that.  Is hockey about speed and skill?  Maybe.  Is NHL hockey?  Yes, but tempered with a punishing physical battle that includes, rightfully so, fighting and physical intimidation.  That's why we watch it, the day it becomes figure skating with pucks is the day I stop watching.


    Exactly people seem to forget it was the intangibles of the 4th line that got us over the hump, and won us the cup. I suppose the only thing missing was Campbell and Paille silouetted in the background ~ how cool would that have been ??
    Posted by elosias
     
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    Re: Shawn Thornton...boxer.

    shawn thornton...all around good guy, great teammate, gritty, energizing, with scoring prowess rarely seen in the enforcer role.here's my commercial. show him opening a door for an old lady, then stepping in to protect patrice from another high hit, then show one of his TEN highlight reel goals, before finally seeing him skate with the stanley cup around rogers arena. there is that better?
     
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