John Tortorella coach of the year


Team USA hockey coach says he’ll bench any player who sits for national anthem

It is about time we have a coach with a set of goolunies that respects the flag and the national anthem, one who will take a stand for those that disrespect them.

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The always-colorful John Tortorella will be behind the bench as head coach of Team USA during the World Cup of Hockey later this month. He’s already making it known that he’s not going to tolerate any national anthem protests from his players during the tournament.

If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game.


The coaches and owners of teams that tolerate these pampered brats juvenile misbehavior are nothing but unpatriotic cowards. Their only concern is being PC and what is in their wallets.

People who are copping a plea, including Mr. Obama claim that the brats are exercising their constitutional rights and they are correct. BUT, if they are exercising their constitutional right not to stand for the national anthem, it should be the constitutional  or personal right of the coaches or owners to keep them from playing.  The ones that don’t are cowards.

Through the years these cowards have made billions of dollars with their teams on American soil but yet they do not have any backbone when it comes to defending it; that is until John Tortorella rode into the lawless town on his hockey stick.

I am fairly sure that John is of Italian decent. It takes that strong Italian bloodline to be the leader of the pack and be decisive regardless of the consequences.

It is refreshing to see that there are some people in this country that appreciate what they have and demonstrate it by their patriotism.


Obama’s comments: “He’s exercising his constitutional right to make a statement,” Obama told a bank of reporters on Monday, noting that Kaepernick is among many sports figures who have used their positions to effect change.

Obama added that he suspects that Kaepernick will “refine how he’s thinking about it,” and “maybe some critics will see he has a point around justice and equality. Sometimes it’s messy. But that’s how democracy works.”

Here we have the man who holds the proverbial purse strings/the keys to the kingdom  and can do a hell of a lot more to reverse racial tensions in this country  but as far as I can see he has not made a valid attempt since he has been in office. Even many influential people in the black community do not see many pluses since Obama has been in the Big Chair.

This is what Bernard Anderson, a pioneer  in African-American economics had to say about Mr.O and what he has not accomplished for his own people.


“I believe now is the time for the president to find his voice, summon his courage, and use some of his political capital to eliminate racial inequality in American economic life.” To applause, he added, “We cannot let the president off the hook in the second term. Black people gave him a pass in the first term …. He is not going to run for anything. He doesn’t deserve a pass anymore.”

From where I sit, race relations  do not look any different now than it did 7.6 years ago, only possibly worse.


This lady Julia Gillard is what a leader of a country looks like, not in appearance but in heart – soul and dedication to her country.
Julia Gillard  was the Australia Prime Minister in 2005 when she made this speech. This is part of it.
‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT.. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.’
‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’
‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’ ‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’
I can just imagine what Julia’s position would be for someone who disrespected her flag or anthem!!!!! If she was running for the Big Chair I  would vote for her in a minute.
This lady has 100 times the guts that most other male world leaders do.
Disrespect shown toward the USA by different elements and what it symbolizes starts from the top down.  Obama demonstrated that when he refused to wear the American flag pin on his suit lapel.  Behavior like that only trickles down to all of the people who admire him. If it is good enough for the president, it should be good enough for us.
People lead by example more so than by the rhetoric.
There were so many expectations from this man in 2008. I think it is safe to say that over- all he will get a D- if not worse on his report card.  History will tell the sad tale.  There is only so much he can blame the other pathetic administration for.
To John Tortorella, my hat is off to you sir. You are a shining example of what a good American does in a position of leadership.
Semper Fi and Buona Salute to you!!!
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5 Responses to John Tortorella coach of the year

  1. Rifleman III says:

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  2. Rifleman III says:

    Any professional sports player who disrespects America in any fashion, such as disrespect our flag or anthem, should be banned from professional sports, for the rest of their life. This is not some high school tantrum, because I went to an all boys school where students got smacked or punched, unlike some co-ed school that winds thumbsuckers up, for college, and their brainwashing.
    Better yet, fans should carry a sock and a battery. Players disrespect America, toss the battery into the sock, and jump the player. Lump ’em up for Old Glory. (That’ll learn ’em)

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