I think that you can tell by the above video that this week’s post is going to be all over the hockey boards. I have been trying to figure out a way to work the above video into a post of mine and, since it is Cinco De Mayo, today seems like an appropriate time to introduce you to “El Rama Lama Ding Dong”. I have always loved this song, but the tune has taken on a new identity just by being sung in Spanish by a gaggle of cute kids. I have never been able to figure out what Rama Lama Ding Dong means in English, so I have not a clue what the Spanish meaning might be. Obviously it translates directly into the exact same words whether I know its meaning or not.
Let’s begin our Cinco De Mayo festivities with a few shots of Jose Cuervo Gold, regular Cerveza can be ingested on any day of the week and today is La Fiesta. The celebrations on this day will surely end up fading into a straight tequila night. Perhaps there will be a little el amor in the offing this evening.
Turning to the sports world I have been tequila hallucinating on just how great it would be if the Phoenix Coyotes could just stay in the NHL playoffs just a little bit longer, long enough to win the Stanley Cup for the very first time. Their NHL owners won’t mind, and the Coyote fans won’t mind, if they take a little time and win that Cup for just one first and most probably last time on their way out of town to new surroundings in parts unknown. I do not think that there is a precedent in sports for a team to win a championship and then move to a new city in the off season, although the Brooklyn Dodgers did win the 1955 World Series and were then were moved to Los Angeles for the 1958 season by owner Walter O’Malley.
Actually I am going to be feeling more than just a bit conflicted if the Coyotes end up playing the Los Angeles Kings for the Western Conference title. My cyber-friend Ark_Razor has had season tickets to the Kings games for something like 20 seasons, and the Kings are venturing into unchartered waters just like the Coyotes. With Phoenix up 3-1 in their series with Nashville and Los Angeles up 3-0 in their series versus Saint Louis, it looks like this match-up is going to happen. Bart’s knowledge and love for hockey far surpasses mine, but tonight on this Cinco De Mayo I fell in love with the NHL.
In the end the better team will win out and will represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup. It would be a thrill for me if the Kings do win just knowing that the Cup would be going to Los Angeles to reward Ark_Razor and all the other Kings’ fans for their unwavering loyalty and, for the very first time, I will be watching it all.