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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    It's not that a difference can't be distinguished, it's just possible disagreement over handling it. Let the people involved deal with it. If Tappen or Sharp had an issue with it and they brought it up to NBC then by all means, do what needs to be done. But I hadn't heard either of them had a problem with it until Pete said she did. No source was posted though.
    Maybe they did it behind closed doors instead of requesting it publicly. (see what I did there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    It tappan was your daughter would you feel that way about a guy that is almost twice her age going on a podcast and making a joke like that, especially knowing that they work together? It's hard enough to be a woman in sports.

    Also, she wasn't happy about it.

    Why is it so hard for dudes to accept that the things you might say to two or three of your friends while drinking is not okay to say in front of the entire world?
    I guess a lot of comedians will be disappointed that their careers are over. Tough to make $$ performing for 2 or 3 of your friends at a time. Venue is the same; the whole podcast is rampant with jokes and off color commentary.

    I'm not even saying I think its moral to talk like that; I'm just an advocate for free speech even when it may be offensive to some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsm7302 View Post
    I guess a lot of comedians will be disappointed that their careers are over. Tough to make $$ performing for 2 or 3 of your friends at a time. Venue is the same; the whole podcast is rampant with jokes and off color commentary.
    This isn't that.

    I'm not even saying I think its moral to talk like that; I'm just an advocate for free speech even when it may be offensive to some.
    People love to throw around free speech but all that means is you're not going to jail for saying it. It doesn't mean that your employer can't suspend you over a public sexual comment about your co workers. I'm sure NBC has a code of conduct that's been violated here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    It's not that a difference can't be distinguished, it's just possible disagreement over handling it. Let the people involved deal with it. If Tappen or Sharp had an issue with it and they brought it up to NBC then by all means, do what needs to be done. But I hadn't heard either of them had a problem with it until Pete said she did. No source was posted though.
    They're dealing with it. JR is suspended, not fired.

    Why does it need a source? Is that information in dispute? It's been on Twitter for hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    They're dealing with it. JR is suspended, not fired.

    Why does it need a source? Is that information in dispute? It's been on Twitter for hours.
    He was off the clock, and I wish some things would be dealt differently over something said away from the workplace, rather than kneejerk indefinite suspensions. Especially when they are friends and have a good rapport outside of work. If Tappen didn't like JR's jokes, she sure as shit wouldn't be vacationing with him and his wife. By the way, her statement sounded written up by a NBC PR rep rather than "woe is me, I feel betrayed by a friend":


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    This isn't that.

    Your comment was you cant say things like that outside of locker room talk between 2-3 people. Explain how comedians can say it to the entire world but the regular guy cant make jokes about it on a known comedic hockey podcast. The venue certainly makes the difference; he wouldve never said it during a broadcast for NBC.


    People love to throw around free speech but all that means is you're not going to jail for saying it. It doesn't mean that your employer can't suspend you over a public sexual comment about your co workers. I'm sure NBC has a code of conduct that's been violated here.
    I agree with you in that regard. As a public figure representing a company; you absolutely should factor that in when making decisions otherwise you open yourself up to discipline or loss of a job. NBC has that right but at the end of the day; I dont see him losing his job over it unless she is offended or doesnt feel comfortable working with him then he made his bed and so be it.

    **side note: good conversation, wish politicians could have the same banter with open minds. Merry Christmas**

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsm7302 View Post
    I agree with you in that regard. As a public figure representing a company; you absolutely should factor that in when making decisions otherwise you open yourself up to discipline or loss of a job. NBC has that right but at the end of the day; I dont see him losing his job over it unless she is offended or doesnt feel comfortable working with him then he made his bed and so be it.

    **side note: good conversation, wish politicians could have the same banter with open minds. Merry Christmas**
    Same! Merry Christmas.

    NBC is doing this, IMO, because they're co-workers. If he said he wanted a threesome with some rando it wouldn't be a big deal.

    You just can't say things like that about people you work with. It makes them (especially women) uncomfortable.

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    NHL wants personality. They rarely get it, but when they do, they hate it. (And yes, there is a difference between this and Don Cherry.)

    Boring-ass league gonna stay boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    NHL wants personality. They rarely get it, but when they do, they hate it. (And yes, there is a difference between this and Don Cherry.)

    Boring-ass league gonna stay boring.
    Can't tell if srs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LONG LONG LONG TIME FAN View Post
    Must not matter to them but if it was the female members of their family, or for that matter, friends as well, probably be taking a far different tack.
    but it had nothing to do with them. let’s try to be ever-so-remotely objective about this.

    A, B, & C are close friends who love/respect one another.

    A makes an attempt at humor involving B & C. neither are offended.

    however A is reprimanded because D, E, & F would presumably be offended if that same attempt at humor was about them or anyone who thinks like them. which it clearly wasn’t.

    but A was reprimanded to show D, E, & F that they or anyone who thinks like them would be justified in being offended if it was indeed about them. which again, it clearly wasn’t.

    ok here’s the fun part: D, E, & F likely never would’ve heard of A’s attempt at humor if there wasn’t a reprimand. nevertheless, high fives are exchanged. D, E, & F have presumably succeeded in being justified even though they had nothing to do with nothing. good times.

    this is madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyT View Post
    but it had nothing to do with them. let’s try to be ever-so-remotely objective about this.

    A, B, & C are close friends who love/respect one another.

    A makes an attempt at humor involving B & C. neither are offended.

    however A is reprimanded because D, E, & F would presumably be offended if that same attempt at humor was about them or anyone who thinks like them. which it clearly wasn’t.

    but A was reprimanded to show D, E, & F that they or anyone who thinks like them would be justified in being offended if it was indeed about them. which again, it clearly wasn’t.

    ok here’s the fun part: D, E, & F likely never would’ve heard of A’s attempt at humor if there wasn’t a reprimand. nevertheless, high fives are exchanged. D, E, & F have presumably succeeded in being justified even though they had nothing to do with nothing. good times.

    this is madness.
    Sorry but this just makes no sense. Let's use real names.

    Roenick and his wife have a relationship with Tappen. That joke is probably OK in their circle.

    He made the joke in front of hundreds of thousands of people. She's not OK with that.

    Let's not even get into his commentary about her T&A, and about Sharp.

    For NBC, that's unacceptable because they're co-workers and you can't just go out on the airwaves and talk about co-workers you wanna fuck because maybe your co-workers don't want to know because they think it's fucking gross to be thought of that way.

    There is nothing that NBC did wrong and nothing that JR did was cool, acceptable or OK.

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    how do we know his wife and Tappen are not ok with it? if either have suggested otherwise, that’s different. but from what we know right now they could totally be into it. and what’s wrong with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LONG LONG LONG TIME FAN View Post
    Some people on this board are actually dismissing, and in some cases condoning this kind of talk in public for the world to hear and see? Must not matter to them but if it was the female members of their family, or for that matter, friends as well, probably be taking a far different tack. How can some be so ignorant, I wonder. A$%#!&#S!!!
    You need to be more of a yaysayer

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    You need to be more of a yaysayer
    And take a Valium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyT View Post
    how do we know his wife and Tappen are not ok with it? if either have suggested otherwise, that’s different. but from what we know right now they could totally be into it. and what’s wrong with that?
    Because Tappen already said it was unacceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Because Tappen already said it was unacceptable.
    yeah that’s different but I haven’t heard that anywhere. that said, apart from Tappen or his wife speaking out I find any offense to the situation to be bs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Because Tappen already said it was unacceptable.
    Tappen through NBC PR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    Tappen through NBC PR.
    Not sure why that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    Tappen through NBC PR.
    anything “through NBC PR” probably means it went through NBC PR—which is lol some network ass covering all bases shit

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    god lord sad times that we have to critique whether KP was really not ok with it even when she said she wasn't. I guess we would have to believe NBC gave her her opinion on the matter just because they wanted to screw JR for basically doing nothing wrong. I get it now. What better way does NBC portray the NHL as boring?
    Last edited by jsrangers; 12-25-2019 at 10:13 PM.

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