Edmonton Sun- Two junior hockey players are backpedaling after their private discussions with women were made public Monday night through social media. The discussions, which appear to take place on popular matchmaking mobile app Tinder, included explicit comments by Ontario Hockey League players Greg Betzold and Jake Marchment.
First of all, 15 games for abusive language on Tinder? Lets reel it in a bit. I know we are in an age when anything that can be considered harassment is deemed a big deal. Rightfully so. However, they got a little butt hurt and talked a little shit, they didn't threaten their lives. Plus, tinder shouldn't count. If people could get fired, or suspended, from their jobs for being inappropriate on tinder we definitely wouldn't have a weak job market. Truthfully, girls on tinder aren't even people. By the same token, guys on tinder aren't real people. It's not a 'dating site'. It's a mildly entertaining way to pass the time, and occasionally try to hook up if the mood suits you. If these girls were really upset they could have just blocked them after the first message.
With that said, these two guys are idiots. The reason why tinder is a place where inappropriate conversations take place is because guys can hide behind a computer screen. Kind of hard to find out who someone is based on a few pictures, a first name, and an age. So yeah, all the off limits, fucked up thoughts of a guy occasionally 'creep' up on the app. This doesn't apply when you start bragging about your credentials. While saying I play in the 'O' is quite the line, it is supposed to be used as a pickup line, not a put down line. It also makes you readily accessible if you manage to offend someone. You're no longer Jake from 9 miles away, you are Jake Marchment from the Belleville Blues.
I am not going to sit here and say I wheel with the best of them, but Jesus are some of these lines cringeworthy. Just take the loss and move on to the next match dude. You can't try to sleep with a chick then call her an ugly dirt ball when she refuses. She may very well be an ugly dirt ball, but you lost that right when you willingly wanted to stick your penis in her. Greg does understand the irony in getting turned down and then assuming the same girl will be selling her body after graduation, right? In all honesty, those are some hurt egos talking. What did they really expect though? It's tinder, not a prostitution ring. Maybe use a clever line or two before just straight up offering her your manhood.
The reason these two shouldn't be punished is because these conversations going viral are punishment enough. Just flat out embarrassing. I know some of you may not be familiar with the culture of a hockey locker room, but these guys are going to get abused. Don't get me wrong, I would probably use the fact that I was drafted into the NHL as a line too. However, maybe we should use a little humility considering you were a 6th round pick. You have as good a chance of bagging this girl's groceries as you do of gracing her television screen. Plus you'll never make it into the L with that F- game.
If were being real, the use of the word 'cunt' is what got these guys suspended. Still not completely sure why it's so much more offensive then every other degrading insult, but damn is it fun to say.
P.S. "a pure bread dumb stupid cunt" is laugh out loud funny. I don't need you to sound like Shakespeare when you are chirping, but maybe don't come off like a 2nd grader.