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I think I wrote that one just half a year ago, since it's already got that master's degree stuff updated Anyway I do like the studies! But it's mostly in the sense that I continued with school not only because I wanted to learn more, but also because I'm not really sure what to do when it's over. Like, I know I'd like to do sports journalism, but it's really... in a sad way over here with this, as we barely have any big sports issues and most articles in newspapers are of the "let's take this from a press agency" type of thing. So yeah
Over here, being a sports journalist basically means being a hockey journalist. I vaguely remember reading that articles on the Montreal Canadiens made up about 50% of all sports articles published in Quebec newspapers (I'm talking about the whole province here, not just the capital city), and NHL hockey as a whole accounted for around 75%.

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I'm so disappointed in you to be fair though, I don't follow hockey so much either, I'm not that interested in Czech league, and following the NHL matches is... let's just say they usually start at 1 am over here. But I made effort for this playoff since (CANES ARE IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL, BITCHES) my favorite team is playing after a long time But I'm mostly really, like, really into hockey during the WC
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I mean, yeah, Bertens was a really bad draw, but honestly, she had a chance in that match.
Katka did as well as Petra (at least in terms of number of games won), which I suppose can be seen as a moral victory

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Also, apparently she's not with Iain Hughes anymore since he's coaching Potapova now?? I hate this because I thought they did well together, I feel like she should hire a mental coach to her team instead of getting rid of her main coaches constantly.
I was surprised by the announcement, considering he was still with Siniakova in Prague. That was quick.

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Basically, cautionary tale, never visit JustJanie's twitter again, it riles me up way too much. I hate how she's all high and mighty about Karo as if her super fave (Strýcová) didn't get a doping ban ever. Like, no one's perfect. Ugh. Bleh.
This Jana girl obviously has a crush on Strycova. But if Barbie paid my restaurant bill, I guess I wouldd be indulgent towards her too.

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The motherfuckers scheduled us to take the 7 worst ones in 2 days, and then the 6 next in 5 days... Makes absolute sense!
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I think it was Muchova + Vera Z. (was still rooting for Pota to win, especially in the position she was in but at least she lost to a sentimental fave I guess), so that was 7 players actually?
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Did you just happen to come across that image somewhere or do/have you actually watched the Buff Dudes?
Both. I found the image by chance, then took a look at their YT channel out of curiosity.
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God, sometimes sports just get you so depressed. Hurricanes yesterday, and Czech & Slovak national teams at Worlds today... Ironically, the Slovaks hurt the most because Canadians put in the winning goal three seconds before the end of regular time, I mean

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Oh, that's perfectly fine! I was also late to the birthday wishes, so Anyway I did make the finals exam and managed to turn in the paper on time (but well, the result of that is still incoming, so I might just need to fix it yet lol). On that topic, GL with your finals, too!

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Over here, being a sports journalist basically means being a hockey journalist. I vaguely remember reading that articles on the Montreal Canadiens made up about 50% of all sports articles published in Quebec newspapers (I'm talking about the whole province here, not just the capital city), and NHL hockey as a whole accounted for around 75%.

Ah yes, the Hurricanes. I knew them under a different name.

(Bobby Hull and Gordie Howe, two Canadian all-time greats)

Katka did as well as Petra (at least in terms of number of games won), which I suppose can be seen as a moral victory

I was surprised by the announcement, considering he was still with Siniakova in Prague. That was quick.

This Jana girl obviously has a crush on Strycova. But if Barbie paid my restaurant bill, I guess I wouldd be indulgent towards her too.

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Yeah, I'd expect nothing less of Canada Anyway I guess it's pretty much similar over here, we do have football, too, but we're pretty Crazy about hockey also. I mean, you cannot not be when that used to be the only place where we could say "fuck you" to soviet union back then, and also Nagano But the sports which operate mostly on international basis like tennis etc., are not getting much attention by daily news beyond those press agencies articles for sure. And I guess I wouldn't mind covering hockey that much, but I'm really not that much interested in czech league lol. I wasn't really driven towards that, being from small town with no league team

I remember the first time I saw them in Whalers outfits during one of their nostalgic nights and I was like "wait, why are they in green? Is CAR really an abbreviation of Carolina?? What is going on" I'm too young on the other hand I guess

Ah, I guess. I'm glad she at least won against Qiang today, but man. What a baad season. And hopefully she won't be coached by her dad for too long.

Yeah, she's some sort of super friend with her. I mean, I get that, but I'm not really in the whole business of shitting on other players the way she's doing. I mean, you seriously couldn't accuse me of liking Halep, but I'm always trying to be respectful outside of my own mind (). I cannot imagine having at least moderately popular twitter the way she does and doing this. So that's just another part of what I dislike about her I guess, aside from the blatant ignoring of facts, like that KaPlis, you know, never said she doesn't train AT ALL nowadays

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Yeah, I'd expect nothing less of Canada Anyway I guess it's pretty much similar over here, we do have football, too, but we're pretty Crazy about hockey also. I mean, you cannot not be when that used to be the only place where we could say "fuck you" to soviet union back then, and also Nagano But the sports which operate mostly on international basis like tennis etc., are not getting much attention by daily news beyond those press agencies articles for sure. And I guess I wouldn't mind covering hockey that much, but I'm really not that much interested in czech league lol. I wasn't really driven towards that, being from small town with no league team
Tennis used to be pretty much ignored by the mainstream press over here (apart from the slams and a few big names like Serena, Sharapova, Federer, Nadal, etc.), but things started to change c. 2013-2014 (guess why? ) and now, with young prospects like Shapovalov, FAA and Andreescu, tennis is actually getting reasonably decent coverage.

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I remember the first time I saw them in Whalers outfits during one of their nostalgic nights and I was like "wait, why are they in green? Is CAR really an abbreviation of Carolina?? What is going on" I'm too young on the other hand I guess


I think I was there <insert old man gif here> (it was either this match in April 1983 or a previous one from that season, but I remember it was against the Whalers and the Nordiques won)

Fun fact: back then, our local team's biggest stars were a trio of Slovakian-born brothers who had defected from Czechoslovakia. Do you know who I'm talking about?

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Tennis used to be pretty much ignored by the mainstream press over here (apart from the slams and a few big names like Serena, Sharapova, Federer, Nadal, etc.), but things started to change c. 2013-2014 (guess why? ) and now, with young prospects like Shapovalov, FAA and Andreescu, tennis is actually getting reasonably decent coverage.

I think I was there <insert old man gif here> (it was either this match in April 1983 or a previous one from that season, but I remember it was against the Whalers and the Nordiques won)

Fun fact: back then, our local team's biggest stars were a trio of Slovakian-born brothers who had defected from Czechoslovakia. Do you know who I'm talking about?
Ah, yes, Genie is a true legends of the sport Anyway, that's very nice. Hopefully it'll be just better and better.

Not surprised lol, Whalers was a baaad team from what I've read. But nice you got to see a non-existing hockey team. Kinda like I got to visit Notre Dame before it burned

I have to admit I didn't immediately recall and had to google them (and then felt incredibly stupid afterwards).

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That doesn't hurt as much the 2010 Gold Medal Game between Canada and the US.

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I was like "what 2010 Gold Medal are you talking about, we kicked Russia's ass that year!" but then I remembered it was Olympics in 2010, too

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Whalers was a baaad team from what I've read.
February 1, 1983: Quebec Nordiques def. Hartford Whalers 12-3
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Kinda like I got to visit Notre Dame before it burned
I've only been to Europe a few times (all during the 1990s), but when I think of it, the list of historical buildings I saw that burned down soon after is pretty extensive. Windsor Castle, the Kapellbrücke in Lucerne, the Hofburg in Vienna, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud in Turin... these were all damaged or partially destroyed in fires that occurred only a few years after I visited them. And of course I've been to Notre-Dame in Paris.

I also happened to be in Italy from May to July 1993, i.e. at the *exact* time the Sicilian mafia was waging an unprecedented terror campaign against the Italian government (and the Catholic Church) and bombs were exploding in Florence, Rome and Milan, targeting churches or museums...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_de...gofili_bombing

I arrived in Florence literally a few days after the bombing that damaged the Uffizi, and the museum remained entirely closed for over a month, so I couldn't visit it (and it was very high on my "to do" list).

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