Does Anyone know where I can put this one in my house?
Greetings from the Hoodwood, where the locals are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Have another donut” rant by Devils coach Jim Schonefeld to ref Don Koharski. Make mine cinnamon…what will you have?
NBA: Lebron not unanimous?
To absolutely no ones surprise Heat F LeBron James won his 4th MVP award garnering 120 of the 121 votes. Making him only the 2nd player to win a near unanimous MVP, Shaq was near his apex with the Lakers in 1999-2000 he was also one vote shy. But the problem I have isn’t the fact that LeBron wasn’t unanimous though he should have been. Right now at 28, LBJ is the best player on the planet and being a big Kevin Durant fan I can say that without reservation. My problem is what the one voter, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe voted. Not that he voted against James, but that he voted for…wait for it. Carmelo Anthony. Carmelo fuckin’ Anthony! Now please don’t take my increudity at Washburn’s vote as a dis toward the prolific Knicks scorer whom Ive always had a bit of a soft spot for. I just don’t think that beyond being the reason the Knicks were a 54 win team was a reason that he would be in the serious running for MVP. If there would have been a holdout case, make it for Kevin Durant but Carmelo Anthony? I see that and think of one of my favorite quotes from the 2000 version of Shaft when Christian Bale replied to the query posed to him bad guy drug dealer played by Jeffery Wright when asked if he could land him some upscale clients. “Entre Nous? No Fucking Way.” I disagree with Washburn’s assertion that Melo being on a 54 win Knicks team is more important than the iconoclastic James making the Heat a near legendary team with their 27 game win streak being the closest a team has gotten to the iconic 33 game win streak the Lakers set a generation ago. Im sure that without James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh would be hard pressed to keep the Heat at elite status. I know that there is a tendency to get tired of voting for the same guy every year. Which explains why Barkley won in 93 and Malone in 97 when Jordan should have been getting an assembly line of the trophies from 90-98. I wonder if Washburn was the dissenting vote for the Shaq MVP vote?
NBA: Conference Semis start off tense...
The conference semifinals in the NBA have started with high drama but not the usual suspects. Both LA teams are gone. The Lake Show having been closed out, and the Clippers joining them on the sidelines after the Grizzlies spotted them two wins in LA then storming back to win four straight. The Warriors won a contentious series with the Nuggets in 6 as Steph Curry absolutely sparkled. The Bulls raced out to a 3-1 lead let the Nets back in the series to a game 7 in Brooklyn but rolled to an easy win. The Thunder dawdled in dispatching the Rockets in first losing at the buzzer in game 4 looking disinterested in a game 5 rout loss in OKC before realizing that they were playing an 8 seed and dispatching the Rockets in game 6. Meanwhile the Spurs and Heat sat back and watched the other teams fight it out while they rested after dispatching the Lakers and Bucks in effortless sweeps but now the question is rest vs rust. The Heat struggled to find their rhythm early as they have a tendency but seemed to pull ahead in the 4th. But shockingly came apart late in the game and the Bulls ran a 10-0 blitz late to stun the defending champs and steal game 1. The Spurs were down early and often but clawed back from 18 down late in the 3rd to force OT then made shot after big shot capped by a stunning 3 by Manu Ginobili. Damn, I hate the Spurs they always seem to fuckin win. They win a 2OT thriller 129-127 to survive game 1.
NHL: Working OT
The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs have epic written all over them, many a solid storyline. The Caps won a 1-0 OT thriller on Saturday only to the Rangers bounce back strong to win game 3. The Maple Leafs back in the playoffs for the first time in 9 years won the split the first two games in Boston to snag home ice advantage. With a party atmosphere in Toronto, the Bruins ruined the party by spanking the Leafs and snatching home ice back. An all-Canada series between Ottawa and Montreal has gotten downright nasty as the Sens and Habs are just proving that they just don’t like one another. The Sens routed the Habs 6-1 in Ottawa to the Canadian Capitals delight who love to pound their haughty French Canadian neighbors. My beloved Red Wings got smacked around in games 1 and 3 by a talented Ducks squad but stole games 2 and 4 in overtime thrillers. This series is going to be a frequent flyer series as the series heads to Anaheim and will come back to Hockeytown for game 6. Do you think that the Wings are glad to be moving to the Eastern conference? The Wild looked to be down and out as they got spanked by the Hawks in Chi-town the first two games. But the Wild pulled a game 3 OT stunner and wont go quiet. The only real walkover is the Canucks-Sharks series as the Canucks once again are playing way below expectations. Despite winning the Northwest division the Canucks dropped a pair of fairly tight contests in GM place in Vancouver then got straight housed Sunday Night as the Sharks steamrolled them 5-2 smoking Canucks Cory Schneider with 3 goals in the 3rd in a 3 ½ minute span breaking open a 2-1 game. This series may just as well be over and yet another disappointing spring run for the Canucks will be added.
NFL: Is Chris Kluwe getting the shaft for his stance?
Punter Chris Kluwe has been one that has been on the forefront of his support of gay marriage and has been quite vocal about it. Whether you agree with his support of it is on your conscience and thinking. But some head are being scratched that Kluwe who averaged 45 yards a punt (gross) last year was cut by the Vikings after they drafted Jeff Locke of UCLA (the same school Kluwe came from ironically) but his 39 yards net on his punts ranked him in the bottom third of the league and many think that his best kicking days are behind him. There are some though that think that the reason that he was cut was because there were those that were not in favor of his stance on gay marriage and that the Vikings were under growing pressure to release Kluwe as an example to keep others mum on the subject. I hope that it was the numbers and politics that led to Kluwe’s release. I also hope that he will catch on somewhere. Someone of his talent on and off the field is needed.
PHAT DAP/HEAD SLAP
To my buddy Jason Wilson. Wilson, who is the president and CEO of his own construction company in the greater Cincinnati area ran a 3:14 in the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati over this past weekend. Wilson qualified for the vaunted Boston Marathon next year and I just have to give him dap for being a better runner on his worst day than I could ever be on my best. The furthest I run is on the softball diamond.
To former NBA player Chris Gatling. Gatling who played with a number of teams in an 12 year NBA career was accused of squatting, breaking into a lock box for a house in a Phoenix suburb then living there for better than a year. The actual owners lived in California but had kept the power on. Gatling then tried to rent out the house on Craigslist for $800 a month. You have to think that a person that gives someone dap after they posterized cant be all that bright...see below.
Thats The View From The Hoodwood...Until Next Post Fellow Sports Fans!
With all of the chaos of the past two weeks in my personal life and here, this post has been on the fire, off the fire smoldering , on the fire, on the back burner and off again…and now on again.
My Mom suffered a mild heart attack and is off for surgery and my patella bursitis has flared up so I'm in a knee immobilizer for a couple of weeks.
With Shorty back in town for the NFL draft, this gimpy legged tandem sat at the end of the bar thru the entire 3 days man… 3 days.
The last time I did anything for 3 days was back in ’69 at Yazgers farm. Everywhere there was song and celebration.
And speaking of Woodstock
Rest peacefully Richie Havens,72 who passed away last Monday. Richie released 25 albums over his career and is best known for being the opening act at Woodstock Music and Arts festival in 1969. Richie played for 3 hours while the other performers were getting ready after arriving late.
Best known for his renditions of Freedom, Hands of Time and Here Comes The Sun.
Hands of Time
Keep looking through the window pane
Just trying to see through the pouring rain
It's hearing your name, hearing your name
I never really felt quite the same, since I've lost what I had to gain
No one to blame, no one to blame
Seems to me, can't turn back the hands of time
Oh it seems to me, can't back the hands of time
Seems to me, can't turn back the hands of time
Oh it seems to me, can't turn back the hands of time
Seems to me, history was left behind
The NFL draft brought a little excitement over at Mo’s Tavern, some of the Gab guys weren’t exactly pleased with their teams picks. Rumor has it that one of our regulars is changing his identity. Our friend IHM will probably be going by I Hate M&M soon.
He was stomping around the un mowed side yard of the Tavern next to the bocce courts mumbling to himself “a funter, a pucking funter…I can’t believe they ficked a pucking funter”
The Beeze was there wearing two hats, his ND lid facing Northeast and A Rangers cap facing Southwest. He was saying how fate had delt him a bad hand with this Cleveland thing and that he shoulda moved to New England years ago for the wifey.
Mo was a little befuddled about the mower and his Hartford Whalers cap had gas and grass stains on the bill. Scott was trying to sell him on the idea of a lawn service. Mo wasn’t sipping a Fred like usual, he had a brown bag under the bar with something good in it…he wasn’t sharing.
Rad wasn’t dazzled at all by this draft, it wasn’t overwhelming at the beginning or end
And probably the best value was the middle rounds
BOB was ecstatic with the Forty Niners 200 picks and
Frag was at the first booth doing his lineup changes and giving fantasy baseball draft and trade tips to Qwazier, Lanz, Bandit and anyone else that would listen.
Sully was there laughing at the Gabbers who were wondering why their team took this guy and not that guy, didn’t move up to get X or down to get Y
…what diff does it make now, most of these guys will need a passport to get to the great cold North and try to catch on in the CFL.
Remember Bill Belichick moving up to take Chad Jackson and leaving Greg Jennings on the board…it’s a crap shoot so lets not get to high or low over it. It could be worse you Brownie fans, you could have been born Cowboys or Jets fans.
This is the first week of May and not wanting to further discuss the NBA or NHL
I’ve decided to bring you this special segment featuring a voice over by:
Read below in the voice of Morgan Freeman
Spring is here
… and so begins the annual migratory of the human kind as they embark on the tedious journey that ends with the female of the species pushing the male drone out of the nest to perform the rigorous tribal ritual know as the: honey do list
We find the limping alpha male oldharry looking over his domain, pondering his list
The windows need to be cleaned
The ceiling fans need a dusting
I have the house needs a new roof
I have the screen house on the piazza project
I have the clean out the shed project
I have the fix the fence before it fall the rest of the way and the neighbors pets get in
I still haven’t replaced the leaky faucet in the bathroom project
I have the buy a new lawn mower project so I can give back the mower I borrowed from Rick
I have the power wash the deck and patio, and paint the house project so I can
Put up the screen house project
I still have the put the new dishwasher in project
I have the dig out the stump project
I have the vegetable garden project so we can have those fresh vegetables all summer and fall. The work never ends with growing food. I have to tend the berries, blue, strawberry and raspberry. I have to watch the grape vine and be sure the weeds don’t win control over the herbs
I have the, we host mothers day brunch so get the flowers in the pots and make the yard
I have the fix the picnic table that got crushed by the tree that blew down and took out the table and the Toyota
I have the take the kayaks and canoe out and clean them so I can skip a few of these other projects and go fishing project
I have the lawn swing project for my mother in law
and so the oldharry drone limps and staggers about his tasks, he can be heard mumbling
Projects projects projects…never done never done…when one gets crossed off two get added on… and on and on
Don’t forget to check out some real sports with Lanz, over there------------à
Yeah Mr. President I know what its like to have 50,000 people cheering for me
Greetings from the Hoodwood, where the locals are celebrating the person who assassinated the groundhog.
NBA: Dwight Howard quits on the Lakers
My buddy Dave is a die-hard Laker fan and when I came into the office yesterday I was fully expecting him to be despondent on the Lakers lifeless sweep at the hands of the Spurs a team that we both were pretty sure that the Lakers could have beaten. He was down to be sure, but he shrugged off Dwight Howard’s game 4 ejection as the residue of frustration over being fouled constantly and not being called. I disagree, now its no big secret of my disdain of Dwight Howard. I think that he is soft, he whines to the officials instead of playing hard wrecking havoc and letting the chips fall where they may. I agree with Shaq O’Neal who was vocal in his criticism of Howard saying bluntly that Howard should knock a couple heads off and the fouling would stop. Howard seems to eschew the physical nature of his position instead being more content to whine to the officials when he should be playing hard. His ejection in the 3rd quarter of the Lakers season ending Game 4 loss was a fitting coda to a puzzling frustrating season. Many pundits thought with the acquistions of Steve Nash and Howard that the Lake Show could match the intensity of their newly robust neighbor Clippers as well as push the defending conference champ Thunder. The problems started with the Lakers 1-4 start and quick dismissal of the seemingly overwhelmed Mike Brown. Instead of Phil Jackson, Mike D’Antoni was tabbed to run the team which seems very resistant to the game plan the he was trying to install. The Lakers fell as far down as 8 games under .500 at 17-25 at the half way point of the season and this scribe was openly proclaiming that they were dead meat and not remotely a playoff team. To their credit they went 28-12 over the back half of the season and barreled down the stretch to not only get into the playoff but snag the 7th slot. There were many saying then the Lakers would be a tough out in the postseason. But with the critical loss of Kobe Bryant and the diffendence of Howard in the playoff games the Lakers season came to a crashing halt. The Spurs more or less toyed with the Lakers thumping them in four straight with ease. The nadir was a pair of humilatiing routs in the Staples Center by 29 and 21 points. The Lakers cracked the 90 point plateau one time in the series while the Spurs scored that many in the first game and that was their low point total as they scored 102, 120, and 103 in the final three games. The Lakers suffered their first first round sweep in franchise history and never have won a game 4 after trailing 0-3. Simply humiliating. Will Dwight stay in LA? My bet is that he takes the first thing smokin' out, he cant hack it and the Laker faithful are not tolerant of losing.
NBA: Jason Collins Comes out…so?
In light of the recent revelation by top WNBA draft choice Britney Griner, this really shouldn’t be a surprise. But NBA player Jason Collins, announced that he is gay. I really don’t think that much of it. There was the sophomoric and immature postings on ESPN that I saw Monday and it wasn’t really a surprise of the common man reaction. By and large most people (including President Obama, Shaq O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade and former President Clinton with his daughter Chelsea who was went to Stanford with Collins) have been very supportive. Me myself, it really doesn’t matter as a subject. Collins is a workmanlike player who has been well traveled in the NBA. I think that all that should matter is if he can play. Im supportive of Collins decision and feel that its really no ones business but his own. Now, I have friends who are gay and lesbian, and its really none of my business what anyone does in their own lifestyle. My only problem had ever been where homosexuals try to act like their civil rights struggle is the same as the one in the 1960’s. When it comes to ones sexual nature, it’s a little easier to hide than ones color. Again, I don’t care who a person is having relations with as long as both parties are of age. But for Collins, his stand while courageous and commendable really is for naught. Collins is a free agent and I seriously doubt that he will get picked up by another team. Collins is getting up there in age and I doubt that someone of his limited skill set will be something a team would want. Of course in a perfect world that’s all that would (and should) matter but you know that many folks will be quite vocal about an openly gay player on their team. Its not right, but you know it will happen.
NFL: Caught in the draft. Cowboys flub it again
Jerry Jones is a piece of work, no one will ever doubt his savvy business acumen. The Cowboys were one of the first sports franchises to be valued at over a billion dollars. The Cowboys own their own stadium and are the envy of the other owner in the NFL. Like the old Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri classic “Money Aint A Thang” to the Pokes. Jones has made himself and his fellow owners very very rich with his negotiation skill in the broadcasting contracts. Jones is a very skilled cat at making the duckets. But as a football head??? Welllll. Lets just say that he doesn’t have the skills for that. Jones again demonstrated that as a football GM he is seriously lacking in the acumen to scout and draft key players for his club. In the last 16 years the Pokes are at exactly .500, they have all of one playoff win. The trials and tribulations of the Pokes are well documented. They have went through 5 coaches in that span. None more than four years and only Wade Phillips more than 2 games over .500 since 1996. Jones latest draft is just not something that will raise eyebrows. His selection of center Travis Frederick at 31 after trading away the 18th pick to the Niners for their 31st and 74th pick was roundly criticized and lampooned for a pick that many said would still be there at the 2nd, 3rd or 6th round. The pick that the Pokes traded to the Niners was used on LSU DB Eric Long, someone that would have likely been gone had the Niners got their original pick. The Pokes are helping others but not helping themselves. Im seeing with more mediocre picks another mediocre season. Not like Im really heartbroken, but you know the honks and wonks will try their darndest to make the Pokes seem like they are still a whiff away from the Super Bowl.
NFL: End of the Tebow legend?
Ive never been a Tim Tebow fan and have never thought much of his ability. Many people say that Im bitter because of what his Gators did to my Bearcats in the 2010 Sugar Bowl. That’s not it (entirely) but Ive never thought much of his ability as a passer. Tebow was the cats meow in the 2011 season in Denver and his playoff win against Pittsburgh was stuff of legend. But a cat named Manning came to town and Tebow was expendable. He was shipped to New York after rejecting a possible trade to Jacksonville closer to his college stomping grounds. After being hitting NYC, he was expected to fight the embattled Mark Sanchez for the starting job, but after being ignored by head coach Rex Ryan and feuding with offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, Tebow rusted on the bench. After being passed over for 3rd stringer Greg McElroy, Tebow was openly vocal about not getting a fair shot. What little chance Tebow had to get that shot withered with the signing of vet David Garrard and just about died with the selection of Geno Smith in the draft. The final insult is that Tebow has been outright released after many NFL teams have solidified their quarterback situation. Tebow will likely be waiting for a call that might never come from a NFL club. This might be the last we see of Tebow in an NFL situation…I don’t think that Tebow was ever going to get a shot in NYC and with his steadfast resistance to playing any other position will likely keep him from suiting up for any other NFL team
NHL: Red Wings make it 22
I was worried, Ill tell you that. The Red Wings were teetering on the brink of missing the playoffs for the first time since 1990. The Wings tottered but didn’t fall apart. Buoyed by signing a long term deal Goalie Jimmy Howard played like a beast down the stretch leading the Wings to a 4-0-1 finish that netted them 9 crucial points and with a 3-0 win over the Stars on the final night of the regular season got them one of the last two remaining playoff berths. The Wings have a tough draw in the Anaheim Ducks to be sure but Im glad to see the Wings maintain pro sports longest postseason at 22 seasons. They have made the playoffs longer than the existence of 9 teams and have seen 5 other teams relocate. But its through the three captains and three coaches that the Wings made the playoffs a spring tradition.
Carlos Defino did an oh my goodness dunk on Kevin Durant Monday night in the Rockets game 4 win against the Thunder
But Durant got a bit of a payback later in the game...
This has been an entertaining series for a 1-8, Though the Rockets staved off elimination Monday. I think the Thunder close it out tomorrow in OKC.
PHAT DAP/HEAD SLAP
D.J. Hayden was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 1st round. Hayden has an inspirational story Hayden was an all-conference defensive back who was winding down a promising college career. Hayden was in a freak collision during a late season practice which severed one of his arteries near his heart. Hayden very nearly died in surgery but was able to not only overcome the injury but impress enough to be selected by the Raiders as the 12th overall pick. Heres to an overcomer, Hoodwood is rooting for this guy, if not to be a great player, just to survive and be well
Brandon Jennings , the talented Bucks guard who openly bragged that his 38 win Milwaukee Bucks would beat the defending NBA champ Heat who not only had 66 wins but had won 36 of the last 38 games. Jennings instead of being humble and saying that he would do his best to lead the Bucks to an upset, Jennings said that the Bucks would beat the Heat in six games. Well the Bucks not only got swept aside like so much detritus by the Heat, the games weren’t even close, The Heat won all four games by double digits the finale being the closest at 11. Jennings prognostication skills aren’t that good and making outlandish predictions like he did wont help it.
Thats the View from The Hoodwood, Until Next Post Fellow Sports Fans!
It is the Monday after the NFL Draft, and I don't know about you, but I need a bath...Why you ask? Well, I live in Cleveland...And after this draft, it really fucking stinks in here!
There is this thing in Cleveland when everyone gets their hopes up when the Draft rolls around...Sadly, since 1999 the Browns have had a lot more misses then hits...In April Browns fans are blindly optimistic, lead by the Cleveland media that is more often than not blindly swinging on the nuts of the team, and believing everything they say to be gospel...There are very few who are willing to criticize the team on draft weekend, and those who do, like me, get shouted down....
Example: When the Browns took Notre Dame Safety Jamoris Slaughter in the 6th round, I voiced my displeasure with this move...You know I love ND, and I like Slaughter, but kid played 3 games, and tore his Achilles last year....The year before he missed most the season after a shoulder injury...He was only in the draft because the NCAA disallowed a second medical redshirt...Yes, he's a big hitter...But he's a small guy, just under 6 ft. and 195 pounds...So of course it was tweeted at me that in 39 games he made 98 tackles...Big fucking deal...Former ND safety, now Vikings safety made 93 tackles in one season...Another ND Safety, Zeke Motta, taken in the 7th round by the Falcons made 77 tackles this year...Why the fuck wouldn't you take the heavy hitter that he is, instead of the guy who has been hurt the last two seasons?
Another asshole tweeted at me, "You know it's the 6th round?" Yeah dick face...I also know there are better players and players who aren't hurt out there! Everyone at 92.3 the Fan are fucking idiots, who just got the rights top air the Browns games this season, so they're all afraid to be fucking honest...
Then they start tweeting that Mike Mayock was raving about the Browns getting Slaughter...Well no shit...He gets one of his paychecks doing color for Notre Dame games...He's not gonna blast a ND guy...Fucking tools!
The Browns first round pick, Barkevious Mingo, DE from LSU...Fine pick there...They had no 2nd round pick...They gave that up when they took Josh Gordon in the supplemental draft last year...Fine...Kid has skills...3rd round they took CB, Leon McFadden from San Diego St....WTF! Kid is 5-9...I like my corners a little taller...Kid ran a 4.5 40...I like my corners faster, especially if they are short...Kid was projected as a 6th rounder....Of fucking course he was! Then they show a quick video of him...The clip showed him getting beat by a WR 4-5 inches taller and if the QB could hadn't overthrown it, it's a TD...
No worries, the Browns have more picks...Wait, they traded a 4th and 5th to the Dolphins for Devone Bess...Okay, so adding him, plus the recent acquisition of David Nelson, the Browns are okay at WR...Then they traded another 4th round pick to Pittsburgh for their 4th round pick next year...Then they traded another 5th round pick to the Colts for their 5th round pick next year...Okay, so they are already throwing in the towel on this year's draft...Got it...
In the 7th round they drafted two guys, one DE and one OL, both from division 2 schools...Listen, no offense to D-2 guys, but if you wanted them, you probably could have signed them as rookie free agents...The DE has a great history of getting busted for selling dope to undercover police...TWICE! Great pick...Then the Browns went and signed Notre Dame C/G Braxston Cave...(Finally a smart move)...They also locked up Bess for 3 years...
The media kept saying this draft was weak...Light in star players...So maybe be smart and load up on depth...Like the Patriots who traded out of the 1st round (29 overall) for a 2,3,4,and 7th round picks...Oh, and they made a trade Jeff Demps and a 7 for LaGarrette Blount...The depth they added...2 WR, OLB, ILB, CB, S, and DE...3 players, all on Defense from Rutgers...I guess Bill liked something he saw from the Scarlet Knights D...
All I know for sure, is a couple months back I talked about me and my sports fandom being free agents when it comes to the NFL and MLB, because the Browns and Indians make me sick...I gave my baseball fandom to The Nationals with an eye on the Orioles and Pirates...In the NFL I talked about the Seahawks and Patriots...Yeah, sticking with that...The Browns proved me right this weekend...All I had to see was what the Bengals and Steelers, and Ravens were doing in the draft...Ravens looking to fill holes and maintain...Steelers and Bengals looking to get better...And they both did...The Browns look like they are maintaining...Only problem is, no one should want to maintain when you are a perennial loser!
-Other Draft news...Matt Barkley proved something I've known for awhile...USC QB's are overrated...4th round to Philly...Ouch...Which of their 4 QB's will stay and which will go?
Geno Smith doesn't go in the 1st round, which is hilarious since both ESPN and NFL network filled their promo shit with him...Lucky guy then goes to the Jets...Clearly the Jets wanted to lead the league in drama again...6 QB's now...Including the hack, Mark Sanchez, and the media darling Tim Tebow, now adding Smith who has already shown what a twat he is by tweeting his smarmy feelings to scouts and draft "experts"...Kid is going to flop...Especially going to that environment...
What I watched of the draft I watched on the NFL Network...ESPN is awful...I can't stand Berman, Gruden, and Kiper...How is it old Mel keeps his job...All this guy does is analyze players for the draft, and he is religiously wrong...Mayock is a douche, but he's right a lot more than the dopes on ESPN....
But then the NFL Network guys got on my nerves when they wouldn't shut up about Manti Te'o...People, you want to know why he slipped? Watch the National Championship game again...Missed tackle after missed tackle...Found himself out of position to make plays for the first time all year...On the biggest stage...With a cloud of lies hanging over his head about a fake, dead girlfriend...It's not the girlfriend shit...It's not even the slow 40 time...It's that game, and how he got owned...I knew he'd get drafted...There is too much potential there not too...But 1st round...No way...hey, lucky for him, he's going to San Diego...Wasn't his girl in the Hospital there!?!
-The NHL playoffs will get started this week...My NY Rangers are playing well and seem to have it all together at the right time...They'll start off with The Washington Capitals...Hopefully they roll right through them...Rick Nash finally gets to take his game to the Playoffs...Looking to see him shine...I'm feeling so confident that I have excepted a bet friendly blogging bet on this series with SunTzu4m!
Chicago is the favorite out West, but they open up with the Minnesota Wild who have been a pain in their ass this year...The Wild have invested a lot this year...They want to win now...Should be an interesting goaltending battle between The Wild's Backstrom and The Blackhawks' Crawford...Both teams have firepower, so it will come down to which goalie can steal a game or two.
-This coming Saturday we have the Kentucky Derby...I love Derby day...We get the kids together and all pick horses...The kids have done well the last few years...Always a good time...Maybe I'll give them a couple Mint Juleps...Make it easier to take their money!