Archive for May 8th, 2008



May 8, 2008

Two unsubstantial posts in one day. That’s some kind of record around here.

– I’m not sure how I feel about the person who asked Crunchy on his blog about his eyebrow: unnatural arch he was born with or puck to the noggin? On the one hand, its a completely awesome question and the questioner has quite the set of bits to ask that question, but on the other hand, its kind of a rude question to ask in a public forum.

– I really love this Marty tidbit from Bucky’s column in today’s paper:

One lasting memory from the Eastern Conference finals two years ago, aside from a medical room full of Sabres’ defenseman, was Biron doing “The Wave” with Carolina fans from his Zamboni entrance perch in the RBC Center. That’s when he wasn’t performing the dance number that accompanied the song, “YMCA.”

Why is it we’re hearing about this two years after the fact? Or maybe we did hear about it but we were so distracted by the defensive injuries that we completely missed it.



May 8, 2008

– Rob Ray’s suing the NHLPA for lockout related money plus $1 million in punitive damages. What the hell?

– I was all set to really get a rant going after this latest Bucci column, but these two paragraphs stopped me in my tracks.

Our game is not a freak show. It’s part of the purple mountain majesty of sporting passion. It has the passion and physicality of football, the speed and agility of basketball, and the mental faucet drip of baseball.

I am not the hockey guy. I am the American sports fan guy. And hockey has a table in the room. We are separate and unique, but we are equal despite being in the television ratings minority. We have a history and purpose that is undeniable from any reasonable person’s common sense department.

What a beautiful mini-rant. Love it.

– And Don Cherry will appear on ESPN during the Conference Finals. Will Steve Levy be able to get a word in edgewise between all the yelling from DC and Barry Melrose?