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Martin Brodeur doesn’t care for all the swearing in “24/7”

Dec 20, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

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Martin Brodeur only has one problem with HBO’s “24/7” series, and that’s all the cussing.

“I’m not a big fan of the language. It happens, but it’s kind of over the top a little bit to me,” the Devils’ goalie told The Star-Ledger. “People swearing all the time. I know it is what it is. I’ve been doing it for 19 years now. But that’s one thing I don’t enjoy about it because my kids are watching it. I’m not happy they have to listen to that. I know that’s the real thing.”

New Jersey hosts the New York Rangers tonight, thus the topic of conversation between Brodeur and reporters.

For what it’s worth, I couldn’t agree more with Brodeur. Don’t need to hear 100 f-bombs each episode. It makes the players and coaches sound like they should be hanging out with the Fubar guys. Maybe “it is what it is,” but the “Oh my god the NHL is allowing this to be seen” shock value wore out halfway through Bruce Boudreau’s speech.

I dunno, maybe I’m getting old.

/watches old Lawrence Welk shows

  1. bostonhasrealhockey - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Fuck that

    • Jason Brough - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM


  2. kingjoe1 - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Damn condescention is what gets a bug up my ass..maybe your kids should be watching a program with things you don’t think are appropriate for them.

  3. jfive84 - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    As a Devil’s fan I’ll be first one to say that there’s nothing more Fucking frustrating than watching Brodeur give up soft goals game after game.

  4. t16rich - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Fuck that Shit. It’s HBO. Let the F bombs fucking fly.

  5. illbringdabeers - Dec 20, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Well he’ll never have to worry about being on 24/7 so it doesn’t really matter what he thinks.

  6. jpelle82 - Dec 20, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    in other headlines….brodeur doesnt like winning or being good anymore either

  7. rwmilli - Dec 20, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Once again everyone quick to jump the gun….yeah he doesn’t win as much anymore or play at the same level he used to, not even a devils fan but c’mon man ! Be realistic this guys done so fucking much for them it’s unreal, get off his nut Sack already he’s old SO WHAT ! Try having a younger guy performing worse….and on the swearing note, he simply feels they are using more than they need to just because their on tv, he didn’t say BAN swearing…fucking idiots.

    • hague507 - Dec 21, 2011 at 3:37 PM

      The fact that he has done so much for the organization (and I agree he certainly has) is not relevant to today. This is a what have you done for me “now” situation. I would rather have a young guy gaining the experience even if he’s losing than a guy who should be retired eating up that ice time.

      I’m a former goalie and love Broduer, but loyalty only goes so far before business kicks in.

  8. abrienza428 - Dec 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    I’m pretty sure HBO runs censored versions when they replay it and it’s before 10 PM. Record or watch one of those if you don’t like the swearing.

  9. murraychadwick - Dec 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    It’s reality TV, not scripted TV. They show what is really happening and what is really said, if you want a child safe program watch Oil Change on NHL Network. Why do you think non hockey fans love this show, because it’s so interesting. If you don’t want your kids watching it then block HBO which should be blocked anyway for kids. All the shows on that channel are for adults. In other words…WHO CARES if they swear, get over it or don’t watch.

  10. pavelfitzgerald - Dec 20, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Are you American Jason? If you are thats a pretty impressive Fubar reference!
    Either way keep on givin’ ‘er & remember, Tron funking blows man

  11. cshearing - Dec 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Then maybe your kids should not be watching, Marty? It’s just fucking language, get over it. I don’t like the inclusion for some teen-like giggling reason; I appreciate the honesty of it sounding like an actual conversation, not some sanitized media soundbite. Censorship is for the weak.

  12. rwmilli - Dec 20, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Your all silly if you think ” reality ” tv isn’t scripted….it’s all scripted to a point, swearing and drama attracts viewers, viewers bring more money…alll tv Is scripted in some way to draw viewers…

  13. blueshirts1926 - Dec 21, 2011 at 7:19 AM

    This is coming from a guy who left his wife for her sister? I think you need to worry less about the f-bombs, Marty

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