Sabres Futility Post

January 12, 2008

On the Off Camber racing forums, there’s a little thing called a Foyt Futility thread. A Foyt Futility thread mocks racing legend AJ Foyt and his attempts at running an Indy Car racing team. You see, Foyt doesn’t believe in much modern technology, has a temper, and not very good drivers. Those three things together have led to some crashes, pit fights, computer smashes, and a whole bunch of crazy rhetoric. Foyt Futility threads are a way for fans to harness their amazement at Foyt’s situation all in one place.

I never thought that I would be writing a Sabres Futility post.

So the team has a one goal lead going into the third period. They were 12-1-1 this year after having a lead entering the third period. This game was theirs to lose. And you know what, they did. Someone should tell them that when something is theirs to lose, its a metaphor. It doesn’t mean go out and actually do it!

Brodeur looked shaky for most of the night. He was badly out of position on Paille’s first goal, and was beat by a fluky shot on Paille’s second goal. The Sabres had numerous opportunities to put the game away. Vanek continues to not be able to buy a goal if his life depended on it, as he hit the post twice in one shift. Pominville hit the post on a wide open net after Marty came out on a 2 on 1.

I was going to be perfectly happy if the Sabres eked out a 2-1 win, but no, the Devils score on a fluky bounce off the post and Miller with less than two minutes left in the game. Then Miller, who’s normally solid and stoic in the shootout, gets beat bad on a fancy deke by Zach Parise (and what is up with Parise’s hair in his Yahoo roster photo) and gives up the winning goal to Elias. AGAIN.

I’m getting tired of this losing in OT / shootout nonsense. Of the past 9 games, the Sabres have only picked up 5 points. That’s 5 of a possible 18. The futility is getting old.


  1. I’m thoroughly defeated right now. I’ll repeat the question you asked on my blog: What happened to Ryan between last season and this season? He was SO awesome at shootouts. He never got fooled, never bit too soon. Now not only is he losing, he’s looking TERRIBLE doing it. I don’t get it!

  2. I will have you know that Boxworthy labored for hours to make Zach’s hair look like that on headshot photo shoot day. It’s not easy to look that bizarre.

  3. Zach wanted to rock a beanie propeller look but was afraid he’d get mocked for it. So he sculpted his hair to look as much like a beanie propeller as possible. There’s a reasonable explanation for every question poses about Zach’s quirks, I assure you.

  4. Heather – someone or something got into Ryan’s head.

    Schnookie – I could see where Boxworthy would have problems styling Zach’s hair, what with having no opposable thumbs and all.

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