May 27, 2011

Bruins Are On the Way to the Stanley Cup Final!

First time since 1990.  I love hockey.  What other sport could they pound the crap out of each other and then at the end of the series they all shake hands. 

What other sport does a guy get hit with a puck, get his nose broken (Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning) or his teeth knocked out (last year Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks) - they get some treatment and are right back on the ice to finish the game!

So congratulations Bruins!  And here's your victory dance:



See you in Vancouver!***

*** Here's the whole song which makes me laugh. 


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February 16, 2010

Notes on the Games

So I sat down tonight from 10pm to 11pm Eastern time - prime time.  To see exactly what we're getting for tuning in to the Olympics.

I have to say taking notes on this stuff is about as boring as it gets.  Really.  Therefore, I'm going to spew them out exactly as I wrote them - below the fold so you can skip them if you like.  I was even generous and skipped the earlier hours where we were regaled by a travelogue about Polar Bears (did you know they were endangered in "some places"?  thank you Bob Costas for that interesting bit of folklore).  BTW - Bob Costas is the only guy I know who can take a winning moment and make everyone feel bad... it's a gift.  Instead of congratulating the winner and leaving it at that - he has to then pull in those who didn't win first and finish up by asking something along the lines of "wow - don't you think they feel terrible?" 

We also miss the 5 different interviews with Bode Miller who apparently didn't live up to NBC's expectations in the last Olympics and they are therefore going to ask him about 100 more times if he has a different outlook this time around and did he clean up his act.  

We enter the hour at the end of the 10th repetition of the Gold medal win for Alexandre Bilodeau - the Canadian gold medal winner, repeating yet again his "story".  I was okay with it the first time, but it's worn way way too thin. Okay I know he has a disabled brother, I know he skied for him, I'm good with that, can we move on now?

Mind you, it's not his fault and I'm glad for him that he won the medal - he deserved it, but how many times do we have to hear about it in the course of the first 2 hours of broadcast after we're on to other events?

Oh well... read on if you are so inclined.

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May 28, 2009

For the first time in years

I will be watching the Stanley Cup playoffs this year.  Hockey in HD is excellent.  And I will be rooting for the Pittsburgh Penguins (since Chicago is out).   I highly recommend it for some great fun relaxation time.

Especially watch for this guy - Evgeni Malkin - incredibly talented and just wow!  Prettiest goal you'll ever see - hat trick goal game 2 against the Hurricanes.



Whew. Yeah - Incredible.

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May 12, 2009

Because the Bruins Won Tonight

And will now have a game 7 against the Carolina Hurricanes to get to the semifinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

My favorite Bruins commercial.



heh.

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May 07, 2009

And I Only See It On Television

My daughter was at the Blackhawks game tonight in Chicago.  I was watching on television. 

They pulled it out in overtime to win 2-1.  Wow!

Darling daughter says it was awesome and sends this from her cell phone:



I think I need to get out more.

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February 01, 2009

Whew!

Well, it was a hell of a game.  Congratulations Pittsburgh Steelers!   I'm so glad it was a game down to the end.  I really hate blow outs and this one went down to the wire.

I was hoping Warner could pull off a victory, but in the end, it wasn't possible. OTOH - It's wonderful when both teams turn up to play and give it their all.

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September 14, 2008

Congratulations Carlos Zambrano

The first Cubs no-hitter since 1972!  Way to go!

Oh yeah, I should add. I had forgotten they moved the Houston game to Milwaukee because of Ike.  So I was looking at the score box on Sports Center with  Cubs vs Houston in the boxes.  Then at the "brewers.com" behind the hitter and it was the most disorienting thing I've seen in sports for a while.  heh. 

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August 14, 2008

Got Some Extra Time On Your Hands?

Then you can still watch baseball.  Looks like instant replay is coming to a baseball game near you... 

Replays would be used only to determine whether a ball leaving the field is fair or foul, or whether it actually went over the fence. It would not be used on close plays on the bases, or to determine balls and strikes.


No problem, just add an extra half hour to every game, make 'em an even 5 hours.  Cause if you've got 4 to 4.5 hours for baseball, what's another 30 minutes while the umps haggle over fair or foul. 

Sorry but I loathe instant replay no matter what sport it's used for.  The game is played by humans (so far) so let humans call the shots.  It's not perfect and it shouldn't be.  I don't give two hoots in hell if it's fair or not - when has life ever been fair?  Besides, just look at the arguments continuing to this day...

"Was he out or safe?"



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April 13, 2008

Top of the 9th

We were out at dinner tonight and sitting at the bar as the Red Sox game was finishing up.  It had been a long rain delayed game.

The Yankees were up to bat - Pappelbon was pitching. Sox were up 4-3. On the Yankees, there were 2 down and 2 strikes on the third hitter of the inning. 

Bam!

Since I know there are people who don't like sports - I put the rest below the fold so they may ignore it.

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March 30, 2008

What.A.Game!

Down to the wire.  Every shot counted.

Congratulations to Kansas for squeaking by Davidson to go on to the final four. 

Congratulations to Davidson for playing so damned well. 

I was pulling for Davidson.  Even though, looking at Kansas and knowing Davidson would be playing in the land of the giants, I never thought it would be that close.  If only they had made that last three at the buzzer...

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