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Monday Moaning (Oh Canada edition)
Category: FEATURED
Tags: Hockey NHL Olympics Sochi Canada Team USA

 

Well, again Canada showed their dominance in the sport of Hockey, to the entire world...First there was the Canadian women beating the U.S. women in overtime, for the gold medal...

Then in the men's semifinals, the Canadian team shutdown, and dominated an American team that had looked strong the whole tournament...The Americans looked flat most of the game, losing a tight defensive battle, 1-0...

The next day, the U.S.  fell flat again, looking pitiful in a 5-0 loss to Finland...Now, while Goalie Jonathan Quick played great against Canada, and he did play okay against the Finns, I would have started Ryan Miller in that game, just to give Quick the day off after the tough loss...I like Miller more anyways....But it didn't really matter...Quick was left hung out to dry most the game, as most of the Americans were looking flat, or in the case of Patrick Kane, pressing too hard...

So Sunday I had my money on Sweden who rolled through the tourney...But Canada played the same stifling game they put the U.S. through, and beat the Swedes 3-0...Canadian goalie Carey Price was totally out standing throughout the Olympics...

Those Canadians produce good looking goalies...

 

I wonder how well she can stick handle!?!

There is something unique about Olympic Hockey...I watched a lot of these Olympic games, minus the figure skating...And I got up early or DVR'ed a number of the hockey games...In all other Olympic events, winners of the Silver, and Bronze for the most part, are thrilled...They look genuinely happy when they finish their races, or what not...And they look happy to be getting their not Gold medal...But in Hockey, those Silver medal winners look just miserable...

 

 

 

Odd right, cause look how happy these two losers look standing on the sides of the chick that smoked them....

 

Is it that hockey players just care more?  Do the athletes in these others sports just have more fun, and are just happy to be there?  What is it?   I mean over time, I'd be happy to have my Silver or Bronze medal hanging on the wall, but that day...Right after some one beat my time, to take first place, I wouldn't bee smiling...I'd look pissed, and upset like the hockey players...

But now the Olympics are over and people can stop dreaming of another 1980 like "Miracle"...Every Olympics the 1980 U.S. Hockey team is brought up, and it brings us such joy...But it's time to knock it off...It will never happen again...Something that magical, and shocking, and thrilling won't happen, because, we have pro hockey players in the Olympics now...There is no dream of a bunch of college kids beating Russia's best...The Cold War is over...Their best play in the NHL, with our best, and Canada's best, and Sweden's best, and the rest of the best...Those moments are gone for good folks...

And for the few folks out there who were saying "Fuck Canada" over the last few days, I saw a great response to that on twitter Sunday morning...

"actually I'm pretty sure Canada fucks you" followed by this pic....

 

Pretty funny shit there!

Have a week...

The Beeze.

Slapshots and Hipchecks
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: WInter Olympics Team USA Bryan Stow John Tavares

 

Before I get started I want to take a minute to thank DVT for all his years of dedicated service here at the Gab. Like most of you I had the pleasure of meeting up with Doug at the now defunct TSN community. Back then he was writing a ton, he had so much going on in his head he had to create alter egos just to satisfy his urges to vent. Crabby was definitely my favorite, he was quite the curmudgeon whose brogue translated into the written word, it was a very enjoyable read for sure. I’ll miss DVT, but I see already he may have walked away from blogging, but he hasn’t left entirely, he’s around commenting and at least we still have the chance chat with him. He deserves the time away, and I hope whatever he ventures into in his “golden years” gives him as much joy as his blogs gave us here.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming: where to start? There’s not much going on in February, especially since we’re in an Olympic year. I’ll be honest, I haven’t been swept up in this Olympics as much as I usually am. I don’t know if it’s the ungodly time difference or what, but I’m just not feeling it. I love the hockey that’s been played so far but I’ve had to do a lot of dodging and avoiding of social media and news so I didn’t hear scores. If I hear a score I won’t watch the game…what’s the point? I guess the best game so far, the one that gave me the most pleasure was the Russians playing Finland. What’s better than having the Big Red Machine, or in this case, the “little engine that couldn’t”, play at home with Vladimir Putin sitting front and center watching Finland whip on them?  That was a pretty enjoyable game to watch, especially with Russia being so heavily favored by talking heads. I couldn’t understand why the hell they were routed as a favorite, even with home ice, not with Canada and the US teams competing against them…both of those teams are on another level.

Speaking of Team Canada and the Olympics, there’s a casualty coming home and for the Islanders it’s a huge loss…John Tavare has a torn MCL and meniscus and now is down for the season. The Isles were likely not going to make the playoffs, but any chance they may have had to make a run for the 8th seed went down with Tavares.

As for the Olympics as a whole, they’ve had a lot more ups than downs. From the reports of toilets not working, or two toilets being placed side by side in the same stall (remind me to hire that plumber), athletes being stuck in elevators, no one knowing where their rooms were, snow melting and just a plethora of other malfunctions, these Olympics will go down in history as the most expensive along with being the most disastrous on many levels. In excess of $52 billion dollars was spent to host these games. You’d think with that amount of money anted up they’d be able to have crews work around the clock readying the sites and being on time doing so, but that’s hardly been the case.

 

In other happenings, the two dirt bags that beat S.F. Giants fan Bryan Stow were in court today. Both pled guilty,  Louis Sanchez was sentenced to eight years and Marvin Norwood received 4 years for his part. Personally I think these two scumbags are getting off easy. Norwood is possibly eligible to be released as soon as today for the time he already served but the Feds have said they may very well get 10 years each on for weapons charges the government is bringing separately. GOOD! I hope they serve every day of that sentence for what they did to this poor guy, who worked as a paramedic. Apparently Sanchez was smiling while the judge was speaking and he let Sanchez have it, stating there was nothing funny about this whole debacle. Stow’s father addressed the two prior to sentencing, telling them “the years you spend in prison is what you cretin’s deserve”. I’m not sure if it were my son I could’ve been so reserved, I think I would’ve had to do a little more yelling, or at the very least the word SCUMBAG would’ve been spoken more than once.  Good riddance!

 

Well that’s all I have in the sport shortened month. As you all know by now, Norman and I will be alternating duties…my next time up we’ll undoubtedly have a lot more going on. Until then…enjoy the rest of the games (if you’re watching) and go Team USA!!!

Q-o-t-D 2/15/14 Tags: Olympics Hockey USA Russia
Were you up early go watch the epic U.S vs Russia Olympic hockey game?

Q-o-t-D 6/26/13 Tags: NFL Aaron Hernandez Ausar Walcott Ray Lewis

 

With Aaron Hernandez being charged with murder today...And Browns rookie LB Ausar Walcott being charged with attempted murder, should the NFL start doing more intense background checks before letting fuck-sticks like these into the league?

 

 

The Beeze's Friday Finger Pop 5-24-13
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NHL NFL RG3 RG2 New York Rangers Chris Kreider Torey Krug USA Swimming Asses Finger Pop The beeze Little Beeze Baseball

 

After a long time away, the Friday Finger Pop is back...A little bit of this, and a bit of that...and a little bit of sweet asses, perfect for finger popping!

First off, the New York Rangers finally showed some signs of life Thursday night against the Boston Bruins...The Rangers pulled out a 4-3 OT victory on a goal from Chris Kreider, off of a great feed from Rick Nash...I've been begging for Torts to play Kreider more...The kid is a play-maker and a goal scorer, on a team that doesn't score much...He's got great speed, and slick hands...When he gets ice time, he makes things happen...

That said, While I'm a die hard Rangers fan, I have trouble seeing them winning three more straight against the Bruins....Boston has 4 solid lines...Plenty of depth...Including on the Blue line, as proven by rookie D-man Torey Krug, who has been amazing to watch in this series...

 

Mmmmmm, that looks finger poppin' good!

I saw a little bit of ESPN's Outside The Lines Thursday afternoon...They had a bunch of talking heads, all up in arms because Robert Griffin III's father, Robert Griffin II said he wants to see his son run less...Why would anyone be shocked by this? 1. Don't all dads want to see their sons stand in the pocket and throw bombs!?! 2. He saw his son get a concussion, and get his knee wrecked twice in his rookie season...Who the fuck wouldn't want their son run less? You'd want to see your kid have a nice long career instead of getting crippled within 3...

Somehow these jokers were appalled that a father would stick his nose into this serious football discussion...How dare he have an opinion...Only ESPN gasbags are allowed to have those! I'd be willing to bet this snippet came out, because some asshole reporter asked Mr. Griffin if he'd like to see his son run the ball less....And then let the media frenzy begin! Crap like this is just ridiculous...

 

Oh yeah, that's pop worthy!

I spent a couple hours Thursday pitching to my baseball team...Little Beeze is swinging the bat great...Seriously, he's looking like one of my top 6 hitters...I have 3 girls who are swinging the bat really well...two are lefties...The one has this leg kick that she starts as soon as my motion starts...It threw me off at first, but it works for her...She was cranking it...I made a number of self defensive stops...Then I have a boy who loves hitting...And he swings with aggression...He looks to kill everything....His foul balls scare people...And when he makes solid contact it's oer you or through you...Even the kids that struggled at first, took all the tips and started finding their groove...We're going to have a good line-up...Saturday morning we'll be practicing again, and that one is going to 90% fielding...I'm looking forward to that...So is my arm...

A while back I wrote THIS about sexual abuse within USA Swimming...Justice has been slow in these cases, but a small amount was served THURSDAY...Rick Curl's sentencing is hopefully just the beginning, as now even more questions are being raised...

Does it seem wrong to post another pop-tastic ass at this point...Maybe...But, what the hell!

 

Have a good weekend gang!

The Beeze.

 

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