Nov 30, 2013; Sunrise, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the third period of a game against the Florida Panthers at BB

Katrina’s Daily Rant: Sidney Crosby


They should really call today Sidney Crosby day because with his 500th game tonight he’s all everyone is going to be talking about. Don’t get me wrong I think Sid is a talented player and 500 games is a feat and I want to congratulate him first and foremost. However as talented as he is he has moments where is youth and immaturity have gotten him into trouble, namely in the 2012 playoffs when the Pittsburgh Penguins played the Philadelphia Flyers, but I have already done an article on that and I don’t want to beat a dead horse (if you want to read the article it’s here). What I’m going to focus on is the love affair the media has with Sidney Crosby.

It doesn’t matter what team the Penguins are playing everyone in the media has a man crush on Sidney Crosby. He is the constant topic of conversation during every broadcast and frankly I’m sick of it. There are other players on the Penguins that have the ability to start plays that lead to goals. I swear every time a Pens goal is scored the commentators say that really resulted from the play Crosby made in (insert any part of the ice here). We all get it, Crosby is good at hockey, you have been beating us over the head with that fact since he was drafted can you please talk about someone else now.

This is one of the reasons people can’t stand Crosby (well one of the reasons I can’t stand him anyway, the other reasons are I’m a Flyers fan and he’s a crybaby). It has really gotten to the point where you either love him or hate him. You either buy into to all the hype and believe he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread or you tune out the droning on and on about how he is single handedly winning the Penguins game and come to resent him for said droning.

Now let me make one last point. No one has ever said Crosby is untalented, we may be sick of him winning every award (I’m waiting for him to jump into the net one day and make a save that Marc-Andre Fleury can’t make and then win the Vezina for it), but we don’t dispute the fact that he is REALLY good at hockey. The Crosby-haters just feel he is immature and are just really sick of hearing about how great he is.

I leave with this tweet from Hockey Memes. The most famous Crosby bromance is definitely between him and Pierre McGuire, this just made me laugh.

 

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  • Markie Adriana Johnston

    You say all media is focused on him and how annoying it is, yet here you are loathing over him. All you’ve done is add to the media. -markie

    • Katrina Capp

      I said I can’t stand the media love fest. And really talking about the media love fest isn’t really talking about him so I’m not really contributing to it.

      • Markie Adriana Johnston

        The title of the article is his name, so how do you feel that’s not contributing to the so called media love fest?

        • Katrina Capp

          The title is used to strategically draw in readers. His name draws in search engine traffic. The title isn’t Sidney Crosby is the best player in the world, its just his name.

          • Markie Adriana Johnston

            You contradict yourself by saying all anyone in the media does is discuss him, but by titling the article Sidney Crosby, you are in turn contributing to the attention, whether it be for his annoyance or talent. All it seems you’ve done is bring more attention to him, good or bad. If you believe there is so much attention being brought to him, make it short and sweet. Begin with saying Crosby gets enough attention from the rest of the media, let me discuss the other extremely talented players on the team and in the league.

          • Katrina Capp

            This article is not about discussing players it’s about the over exposure of Crosby. I barely talk about Crosby himself just the media that talk about him. You keep bringing up the title but not the rest of the article. It’s not about the title, did you even read the entire article?

          • Markie Adriana Johnston

            I did read the article. It talks about Crosby. The whole point is the over exposure of Crosby. The article talks about how annoyed you are about everyone talking about Crosby;therefore the article is contradictive.

          • Katrina Capp

            But I’m not talking about Crosby. I’m talking about the people that talk about him. The only real thing I say about Crosby is that it’s his 500th game tonight.

          • Markie Adriana Johnston

            The article is about him. It’s about Crosby and the attention he gets. There is no arguing that fact, though.