Friday, October 05, 2007

No wonder hockey is dying

I took it easy last night. Went down to Bert's and bought a 6 pack before playing some poker. As I drank, I flipped through the channels to see if anything interesting was on. I noticed hockey was on HDNet and quickly went to see who was playing. The New York Rangers vs the Florida Panthers. Not the most interesting game for a Red Wings fan but it was hockey and I was ready to watch.

Only problem was, they were between periods. But they were interviewing Brendan Shanahan. Man is this guy old. As he talked, I wondered how many years he has been in the league. Like magic, they showed his career stats. 20 years. Wow. I then listened to the interview. I guess any chucklehead sports announcer can do hockey nowadays. This is basically the conversation I heard.

"So Brendan, do you think you will be able to come back tonight? (NY was down 2-1 at the end of 2)?"
"Well, if we get more pucks on net, we can get back in the game. I don't think we have played our best hockey yet this season."

blink blink have played an entire 2 periods in the very first game of the season. Of course you probably haven't played your best hockey yet!

It gets better.

"So Brendan, you have played with some good centers in your career. Which of your guys now, Chris Drury or (can't recall the other) do you like better?" Yeah, this is such a dumbass question. Why would you ask him to single out one guy over the other? Moron!

Shanahan takes the diplomatic route and gives a nice canned answer like "Hey it doesn't matter who I play with. They are both good players and I think we will have opportunities to score."

At this point, the other chucklehead announcer had to chime in "I bet you like the one who gets you the puck more! Ha ha"

Shanahan- blink blink

Sure this won't stop me from watching hockey on TV. But it will make me turn the volume down.

Trying to figure out what is going on this weekend. I may get my ass in gear and paint my living room. I put it off all summer and this weekend may be the last great opportunity. Or I could mow the lawn for (hopefully) the last time this season.

Any which way, I need to get out to the bar tonight. I feel guilty for not keeping the bartenders fully employed. I hope they didn't miss a mortgage payment while I was gone.

A thought hit me yesterday at work. We are currently in charity fund raising mode here. I should have talked with someone to see if I could have gotten matching funds for my Adopt a Stripper program last week.

Damn. Oh well. Rock on with your bad selfs.

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