Tagged with "nhl"
Monday Moaning 5-12-14
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NHL NFL Draft New York Rangers Margot Robbie Kate Upton Henrik Lundqvist Sidney Crosby Cleveland Browns Justin Gilbert Johnny Manziel

That's right people...Kate Upton is a Rangers fan too...But lets be honest...Smart, foulmouthed guys like me,†and good looking women have one thing in common...Our love of the Rangers...Am I right Margot Robbie?

Yeah....I'm right....

Sunday night the Rangers tied up their series with the cheap-shotting, always crying, Shittsburgh Penguins...The last couple of games the Rangers seem to be clicking...Although it still scares me that the line of Brassard, Pouliot, and Zuccarello have been their best line...Pssst...Rick Nash, get your shit together!†† Game 7 will be Tuesday night...And of course, like most games nights...I'll be working...SHIT!

And anyone who wants to deny Crosby is a cheap-shotting, dirty, crybaby player...NBC Sports actually showed it, and called him on it...I know...I was shocked too...It was after game 5 and the Rangers had all the Penguins frustrated...Crosby slashed, speared, cross-checked, shoved, multiple Rangers, and then would cry when some one knocked him on his ass, or pushed back...Here's a clip from game 6 of Crosby being a punk-ass...But there's a bonus feature in it...

Watch closely, as Crosby is slammed to the ice, and Lundqvist is skating by...Henrik gives him a little water bottle squirt to the face...I love it....

It's even more funny, because there was all kinds of shit raised about Bruins Shawn Thorton squirting PK Subban in the face Saturday...I believe Thorton was fined...So I'm sure Boston will be watching to see what happens with this...Mind you, any fine they could give Lundqvist wouldn't even dent his wallet...

Anyways...Fuck Crosby...I'd completely be happy if his career ended Tuesday...He may be a superstar that the NHL is trying to sell...But he's not what you should be selling...I would never tell a kid, 'watch Crosby, that's how you should play'...It's not...If I was building a hockey team and was told I had to take 5 Penguins...He wouldn't be on my team...He can score...Big deal...Hockey isn't just scoring...Fuck Crosby!

Now...I guess I need to talk about the NFL Draft...I mean it was the big news this week/weekend...I watched Thursday night...I loved the Browns trading down...They robbed the Bills of their 1st and 4th next year, just so the Bills could move up 5 spots...Then the Browns took shutdown corner Justin Gilbert...And Browns fans bitched...Heaven forbid you have a guy playing opposite Joe Haden to lockdown the secondary...There was even a former sports writer from the Cleveland Plain Dealer who bitched on twitter how CB's don't win games, QB's do...Hey Timmy Rogers, maybe that's why you're out of work dipshit...You're right, Seattle's defense had nothing to do with their success...Fucking idiots!

Then all the talk was about Johnny Manziel falling...Except, if anyone paid any real attention to scouts, you'd know that NO NFL team thought he was worth a top 10 pick...Then the Browns jumped up from 26 to 22 for their 5th round pick, and....They took Manziel....And Cleveland went batshit, fucking crazy with joy...A new savior has risen to throw interceptions!

Forgive me for not being as excited as the rest of Cleveland...I don't like the kid...And I don't think he'll last in the NFL...Then Friday it was leaked that the Browns paid $100,000 for a full, analytical, statistical breakdown, of who would be the best QB in this draft for them...It came back Teddy Bridgewater...So, that the guy I liked, and I'm not surprised the Browns ignored what their money told them...Then, just before round two and three kicked off, it was released that All-Pro, WR Josh Gordon failed another drug test...Second in the NFL, plus two in college...Some fucking assholes never learn...So he'll be suspended for awhile...But the Browns didn't change their draft strategy, even after it broke the WR Nate Burleson broke his arm in OTA's...So Greg Ooops I Dropped It Little is the man, because the Browns drafted no WR's...But I really like the RB from Towson they drafted...Could have...Better have a strong ground game this year!

Listen, I don't like the Manziel pick, but I like how they got there...I like that they raped the Bills over 5 spots, so they walk into next years draft with 2 first rounders again...I love the Gilbert pick...Dude also is quick and can return kicks...They picked up a good Tackle, and a good Running back...A strong LB from Iowa, and another depth CB...They had a plan and they executed it...We'll see how it works...

And then some draft news for all the Notre Dame haters...The Irish had 8 players drafted...Then 6 undrafted free agents signed...How'd your team?†

Oh, and when you watch the draft next year, watch on the NFL Network...Fuck Berman, Gruden, Kiper, and Ray Lewis...And besides those annoying ass-hats, Mike Mayock blows Kiper out of the water...Dude knows his shit...Hits on a lot more then Kiper or McShay...Shit, Mayock nailed it at pick 100 when it was a kid that won't even play next year because of a ACL injury that happened at the senior bowl...I about shit...

That's it for now...Have a week...

The Beeze.

NHL --- Best Action of the Year --- as Usual
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NHL playoffs

Baseball is getting into gear about now. Early stories abound. The NBA playoffs are in full swing. The NFL draft, hyped beyond belief, has come bringing with it web-based ticker tapes and endless analysis of who leapfrogged whom in the standings as a result. But for anyone actually watching, what can possibly beat the NHL playoffs? Another week, another slew of games all of which were great contests and great sports TV. Speed, skill and effort unparalleled in sports. Great stuff. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Even at the Patriots' draft gala in Foxboro, the screens were showing not videos of potential picks but Rene Rancourt singing the Anthem. BB is a huge Bruins fan. How can he not be?

And with that for a backdrop, let's take a brief look at what's been going on in the four remaining series, what they've shown us and maybe even a guess or two on how they project...


BOS 3 MON 2: After two games Montreal had taken home ice, and despite being outshot by about 20 in game 1 had won it. Yes, they were beaten fairly handily in game 2, but home ice means something and they had taken it. After they took a 2-1 series lead with a strong performance back home, things looked bleak for Boston. Then they came out checking in game 4, kept the raucous (to say the least) Montreal crowd quiet for long spans, blanketed nearly every move by Habitante stars like Subban and Plekanec, and got a 1-0 OT win on a great shot by a guy named Fraser. He was an add-on in the deal that sent Tyler Seguin to Dallas for Loui Erikkson.

With that goal he earned a spot on the 3rd line with Erikkson and Soderberg, and in game 5 it was Boston's most effective line, on the ice for 3 of Boston's 4 goals in a game not as close as the score.

Prognosis: Montreal's stars continue to be a threat. Subban continues to score and pass (and dive a lot, but that's Montreal), Plekanec, Gallagher, Pacioretty et al continue to threaten, and Price continues to be a strength in goal. But Boston has, in consecutive games respectively, throttled Montreal's stars by checking and simply outskated Les Canadiens. When Boston combines its hitting game with its 'finesse' game, they are hard to beat. The series is far from over, but you have to believe there's a reason Boston finished 17 points ahead of Montreal this year.


CHI 2 MIN 2: Not many pundits thought Minny had any chance after falling twice in Chicago, but this scribe did. Seemed to me they had outplayed the Black Hawks for the majority of time, but just couldn't finish as well. That's a big deal of course. Still, only the biggest optimist in Frostbite Falls could have seen them virtually overwhelm Chicago twice in a row, even on home ice. So far, this has been a home ice series and that favors the Hawks. Doesn't it?

But Minnesota, generally seen as a skating team (and they can skate), has found a way to hit with Chicago, thought to be the more 'physical' team. It hasn't been a case of designated goons (e.g. Stoner) putting up an isolated sideshow. They've been hitting all over the ice, and it looks like it's taking a toll on the Hawks. When Chicago's goons took a shot at Minny's front liners in game 4, it took Minny about five minutes to return the favor.

Prognosis: Minny is playing with a chip on its shoulder, and it's bound to help. The return of the league's premier dirty player, Matt Cooke, had a huge impact on game 4. Will that continue? Chicago had better hope not, because under those circumstances Minnesota looks like the better team. Still, it is a home series so far, and Chicago did finish ahead of Minny this year... though only by 9 points. Things favor the Hawks generally, but Minnesota has played too well to write them off in any way. It's a tossup really, with Chicago having a slight push owing to two more coming at home. But it's a very slight push. It may be no push if Minny keeps mixing skating and hitting so well.


ANA 2 LA 2: After two games in Anaheim, it looked like it was all over. I sure thought so. The Kings, with their Cup pedigree and the momentum from the San Jose series (in which they fell behind 0-3 and won going away) seemed unbreakable. Plus they now had an impenetrably stolen home ice advantage. And Anaheim was in a goaltending quandary, while LA had Quick being Quick.

Surprise. Apparently the Ducks finished 16 points ahead of LA for some reason at least. Both games in LA were not only won but generally dominated by Anaheim. In game 4, the Ducks started unknown (but highly regarded) rookie John Gibson in goal. What a time to start your third goalie of the series. And a rookie at that. Gibson responded with a shutout, and on the other end Quick was actually pulled after letting in 2 goals on 11 shots. His replacement, Martin Jones, didn't let in any more (he would face only 3 official shots), but the damage was done, thanks largely to Gibson.

Prognosis: If Gibson is the real deal, and so far he looks like Ken Dryden in 1971, LA may have a long row to hoe. But they were red hot, and that can't last forever. The question is whether they've gotten the regression out of their systems, or perhaps whether they're actually facing a team 16 points better. Based upon their resilient performance in round 1 and their veteran playoff stature, I'd tend to favor LA the rest of the way. But the Ducks are good, and Gibson is an X factor now. Maybe Quick too? Without him in top form the Kings may be toast regardless. Anaheim has taken back home ice. Of course, nobody's won on home ice yet, but it's gotta happen someday, right?


PIT 3 NYR 2: For three games in a row following a Ranger opening win, Pittsburgh was laying it on the Blueshirts. NY seemed unable to generate anything except a lot of puck movement. Marc-Andre Fleury was outplaying King Henrik by a wide margin, one thing truly nobody expected.

So with game 5 in Pittsburgh, fans were ready to see their team go home early for a nice rest. Instead they saw a Ranger team rally around bereaved teammate Martin St. Louis (who lost his mother) and absolutely thrash the Penguins. More interesting than that, Lundqvist seemed to get back his mojo, while Fleury appeared to be sinking to his expected form.

Prognosis: In a series that has so far seen one home win, New York may not be getting the push they'd expect from home ice, but their gritty performance after being left for dead might have exposed some genuine team character, something lacking in Pittsburgh for a number of years now. You can't pick against a team that has a 3-2 lead, but if the Rangers (and Fleury) repeat the performance of game 5 and tie the series, methinks the talented Penguins just might be booking flights to Little America sooner than anyone thought.

Lot 'O Sports
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: NFL NBA NHL Golf

Unless you live in a sports desert, you know the NFL draft spectacle has been running the last few days. †Aside from my interest in what the Redskins decided to do with their picks, why does this event attract so much attention? †I saw that the ratings for this year's draft had a big spike in TV ratings. †If you watch or listen...which even I did for a few minutes to check on the draft scroll to check on the Skins draft...and the audience hoots and hollers with each selection like they know how any of these guys are going to perform as pros. †It is easily the most over-hyped sports event of the year.

Now if you want to have some fun, take a look at how scouts score draft prospects by race / word choice at†http://www.deadspin.com. †You can put in words like "intelligent" or "speedy" and see how the scouts describe the candidates...looks like there is still a bit of old fashioned bias (e.g., leadership 3.21 vs. 1.34 per 10,000 words). †I am not sure what it means, but it is interesting.

I've been enjoying the hockey (mostly). †We have 4 good series for conference semi-finals. †Last night the Rangers rose from the dead to pound Pittsburgh and the Wild got even with the Blackhawks. †The Bruins avoided disaster.by pulling out the OT win in Montreal and the Ducks got back in their series with a win in LA. †I don't like the scheduling that was imposed on the Rangers...6 games in 9 nights cannot be the recipe for good hockey...not to make excuses, but it's not fair.

In the NBA, the top seeds seem to be rounding into form which is bad news for my Wizards who could not make a shot last night. †They may rise back up and play excellent ball Sunday night, but it is a concern that the Pacers have started to play well. †Whoever wins that series is going up against the Heat...not an enviable task.

In golf, young Jordan Spieth is staking out his ground as the new young force in golf. †There is no doubt that with Tiger on the sidelines, golf misses a star. †Everyone seems to be on this young man's bandwagon, so it should be fun to see if this Sunday he can accomplish what he could not do at the Masters - pull off a big win.

Well, it is finally warming up and the honey-do list is calling - have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there...you guys, clean a toilet for your wife...there is no better gift!

Talking Sports
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: NBA NHL

The Golden State Warriors were the joke of the NBA for many years. In the past 3 years they hired Mark Jackson and Jackson got them to the playoffs the past two seasons something they havenít done since 1991. The Warriors fired Jackson last night after the Warriors where eliminated in the first round with a team that had injuries and no† superstars.

This bothers me because we have developed a society that needs instant gratification. Iím all for the win now mentality because you donít whatís going to happen in the future. However, in a lot of cases you have to build for the future and accept that maybe your not quite there yet. In the world of twitter, facebook and myspace where everything is instant. We donít wait anymore . we donít use are natural ability to think about something before we put it into cyberspace. Something happens no facts reaction and bang we are twitting some cowardly opinion because we have lost the ability to think before we speak. We all have done with on cyberspace or in a conversation .

Has ownership of sports teams developed the same instant gratification mentaliaty. That we need it now or else suffer the wrath (usually meaning the coach, GM get fired).I think if teams are close to the Golden Ticket they need to go for it. Because that window closes and closes quick. In some teams like Golden State the coach may have that team on the Cusp and maybe he needs aplayer to get there or maybe itís just a matter of a halthy team. Give a guy 5 years and see what he does.

†This doesnít transcend to every team look at the tankers, in Boston, LA, and Philly. They realize d that we need a few down years before we can raise again. The Warriors were on the cusp with the right guy. I guess sometimes I just donít understand how we fire guys that get to the playoffs. We expect it when they donít. Black Monday in the NFL is almost as entertaining as Football itself. The messed up part about Black Monday is 3 guys will get their peers jobs 3 will get a coordinators job and the other guy will be the HC at some struggling college program.

I guess Iíll never understand why we fire winning coaches. I get sometimes there maybe a conflict with ownership or the GM. I get that the players are the show and the coach is theguy that has to play psychologist, friend, mentor and in many cases father.The guy gets you there and now you change his whole system with another guy.

So I guess in many cases that instant gratification translate in all aspects of society. Itís the same in sports.

NHL

†Subban Has been a Force so Far

Well as it was predicted the Boston and Montreal has been a crazy series and I still think will go 7. Montreal dominated game 3. The Bruins just couldnít get it together. It seems seven in game 2 the Bruins took 2 and half periods to wake up before they exploded for a 5-3 win. Scoring 4 goals in about an 8 minute span. The one guy giving the Bruins headaches is one PJ Subban. The guy has played some damn good hockey over the last couple of games. If you werenít a Tuuka Rusk fan you should be. The new dad is shouldering a lot of blame probably much more than he should. This is playoff hockey and itís an emotional ride.

The Los Angeles Kings were almost elminated in Round 1 but now they are up 2-0 over the Ducklings of Anaheim. The Hawks lead the Wild 2-1 and the Rangers maybe on the way to the Golf Course trailing 3-1 to Pittsburgh

The Final Word

Senator Harry Reid went off on a tirade complimenting the NBA and Adam Silver for handling the Donald Sterling situation(of course that will tied up in court for years). In the same speech he begged Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Which many native Americans support the name according to several polls. Reid needs to focus on fixing the country and actually working with the otherside of the aisle. I just donít want here a pols opinion outside his realm, goes for actors and singers as well. Harry do your job because we have a mess on our hands and you and the rest of both the senate and the house arenít getting it done. So letís not worry about the name of sports teams and letís worry about make good decisions for the American people.

Musings From The Hoodwood 5-6
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: NBA NFL NHL Boxing Kentucky Derby

Hey Tronna, thanks for softening up the Nets for us...oh you forgot we were still in the playoffs?

Greetings from the Hoodwood where we laugh at the number of idiots that have been coming out of the woodwork.

NBA: A Yahtzee of 7th Games

This past weekend was the NBAís time to really shine. The first round of the 2014 playoffs were probably the most intense games Iíve seen in the postseason for a long time. You are used to seeing the kind of intense battles come late May or early June but in no fewer than 6 of the 8 first round matchups, you had all the drama of conference finals. Only the Heat who barely broke a sweat sweeping out the Bobcats cum Hornets 2.0 and the Wizards who shockingly steamrolled a punchless Bulls squad were not pushed hard.

Item: The Blazers and Rockets played for a six game series some of the most drama filled basketball, and with the Rockets hanging on to a 2 point lead near the end of game 6 Friday most figured that a seventh game would be on tap in Houston Sunday night. But Damon Lillard got loose on a double screen and furiously clapping for the ball got the inbounds and in all one motion caught squared up and shot.

The bucket went down, and so did the Rockets. Lillard for his part didnít jump on a table or run wildly about. He turned like he expected the ball and expected the shot to go down. It was the Blazers first playoff series win since 2000! It was bitter coda for a Rockets team that many had as a dark horse to legitimately challenge the Spurs or Thunder for Western supremacy. Unfortunately Dwight Howard and the Rockets will have to watch the other 7 teams battle it out and wonder what might have been.

Item: The Raptors and Nets might have a built a real rivalry

I watched the 7th game of the Nets ĖRaptors first round matchup and was genuinely intrigued by their legitimately rowdy fan base. I mean Iíve known that the Raptors have been in the NBA close to 20 years but their rowdy crowds in and out of the Air Canada Centre where the 20,457 for the game inside were almost as loud as the equally large crowd outside. †The Nets were trailing 3-2 after losing 115-113 on Wednesday but the Nets routed the Raptors in the Barclays Center in Game 6 and raced out to a huge lead in game 7, but the Raptors fought their way back into the game and whittled the lead down to a single point, but couldnít get over the hump. Kyle Lowry had the last shot but was denied by Paul Pierce and that was that, probably the best series you didnít see. The Air Canada Centre crowd saluted their team with a standing O but it was the Nets who would be moving on to face the Heat. Pierce was effusive in his praise for the vanquished Raptors along with his teammates looked like they wanted no more of the Canadian club. This might be one of the better rivalries taking shape in the NBAÖ

Item: Spurs/Mavs end on an ill coda

By all right it was supposed to be a walkover the 62 win Spurs were supposed to brush aside the Mavs who just got in the playoffs on the next to last day of the season. The experts were saying 5 games tops most were saying sweep. But the cagey Mavs kept counterpunching and keeping the Spurs off guard. Vince Carter tossed in a buzzer beater in game 3 to give the Mavs a 2-1 lead, the Spurs won game 4 and 5 and the Mavs were down for the count seemingly but they staved off elimination with a thrilling game 6 win on Friday Night and pushed the Spurs to a 7th game where many said now the series was a tossup. Problem was the Spurs had one more punch in them and they hit the Mavs hard from the get go charging out to a 12 point first quarter lead and never letting off the gas. Duncan, Ginobili and Parker went for the kill shot early and the Mavs had no answers. Dirk Nowitzki gave it a go, but he was basicially on his own his 22 points wasnít nearly enough as the Spurs sent the Mavs out the door with a 119-96 rout that wasnít even that close. I thought it was a flat way for a great series to end.

Item Pacers survive scare to move on but are they vulnerable

It looked sure as shooting that they would go down, the Pacers were down 3-2 to a spunky Hawks squad playing with house money. The Pacers defied the naysayers and routed the Hawks in both game 6 in the ATL and in game 7 before a roaring house in Indy. OMG, we had a Roy Hibbert sighting! The much maligned Pacer big man finally came out of his shell in game 7 and played a solid game. Paul George dodged a serious bullet when he almost caught a suspension for going on the court during a game 6 melee but he did play and led the Pacers with 30 and the Pacers rolled to the series clinching win. But the questions lingered if the Pacers supposedly the Eastís top team had trouble with a 38 win Hawk squad, how much trouble would they have with a Wizards team that brushed aside the Bulls like so much an afterthought. The questions get louder after the Wizards took the Game 1 by a 102-96 score that wasnít as close as the 6 point final margin. Are the Pacers worn out from their 7 game battle in the first round will we see a mammoth upset by the playoff neophyte Wiz?

Clippers and the Sterling aftermath

Much has been said and written about the sorry mess that is the Donald Sterling affair and I will not rehash it here other than saluting Adam Silver and his quick and decisive stance on the matter. One had to wonder if the Clippers as a team worn and battered by the unneeded attention and scrutiny would understandably wilt. To the high credit of the coaching of Doc Rivers and the steady hand of Chris Paulí the Clippers instead were buoyed by the surprising support of the LA basketball community who rallied around the players and coaches of the squad and held them blameless for the stupid actions and comments of their disgraced soon to be former team owner. The Clippers battled a very good Warriors and won games 5 and 7 on their home court, the latter in a thrilling 126-121 battle. So for only the third time in their mostly forgettable history, the Clippers are moving on to the 2nd round, where facing a rowdy Chesapeake Energy Center crowd in OKC routed the Thunder 126-105 to take a 1-0 series lead. Watch out folks this team might be coming together at a time that no one in the West might be ready for.

More stupidity on the airwaves

Iíve never been a fan of Chris ďMad DogĒ Russo cut from the know it all New York broadcasting cloth, Russo has that snarky, smarmy, Iím always right and youíre always wrong attitude of sports talk show hosts. Unlike Jim Rome or Scotty Ferrell who can be abrasive but are willing to listen to other points of view if you come correct, Russo has always been the loud braying voice. He was asked why there werenít any black talk show hosts on his Sirius radio network Russo replied that there might not be any ďblack talent worthy of a national talk showĒ Russo backed off some of his strong statements saying that he wasnít ďoverwhelmed with resumesĒ I worked in radio for nine years and as a black man know all too well that radio was an old boys club that eventually I wasnít welcome in. Was Russo right in his comments, itís not like the job field was that thin to begin with. I remember at 28 being told I was too old and wanted too much to just be a producer and I didnít have the ďexperienceĒ enough to be in front of the microphone though I was producing for a talk show host who was only few months younger than me and whoís day job was in the legal department of the areaís Jewish Chamber of Commerce. I knew what I was up against and pursued my dream of being an on-air personality till I was basically told that there were no positions that I could have at my asking price (with a young daughter to support at the time, I sure as hell wasnít going to take minimum wage and free concert tickets) So I reluctantly left radio and the broadcast arts, but I hear morons like Russo bray that there arenít any good talent out there. Itís apparent that they climbed the ladder and made sure that it couldnít be followed.

NFL: Caught in the draft

I canít take it anymoreÖwill someone please start the fuckiní NFL draft already? Iím tired of hearing every so-called expert say who they think will be picked and where Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, Jimmy Garapollo and Derek Carr will go. I like Todd McShay of ESPN, Iíve always liked the astute observations of John Clayton (the man likes old school funk too as well as Slayer) heís got to be an alright dude, yeah? Mel Kiper annoys me as well as the knuckleheads on FS1 who are so much Johnny come latelys, NFL network has basically oversaturated the football landscape. Donít get me wrong, I love football. I write on it often but there comes a point where itís too much. The 3 months between the Super Bowl and the draft has dragged on to the point where the speculation has turned into overkill.

Phat Dap/Head Slap

Phat Dap

I donít know (or much care) where former Alabama QB AJ McCarron will go in the aforementioned draft but heís got a big fan in the Hoodwood after I peeped out the story of how he befriended a young cancer patient by the name of Starla Chapman. Chapman was battle acute myeloid leukemia a rare disorder that starts in the bone marrow and affects the blood the chemo that little Starla was receiving was weakening her heart so bad that it was just functioning at a mere 6% capacity. McCarron met Chapman who gave her an Alabama cheerleading uniform, while Chapman gave McCarron a bracelet with the phrase ďJust TrustĒ something that she said to her very worried parents before she started chemo. McCarron vowed to wear it constantly and did so as the Tide won the national title in 2012, little Starla has gotten better, with her cancer in full remission and her heart returning to full health. She and McCarron have grown close and McCarron is her godfather now. You have to tip your cap to the simple act McCarron did that meant a lot to a little girl.

Head Slap

To the idiot Bruins fans who took to twitter last week to crudely slur Canadians defenseman PK Subban after his rocket blast shot in overtime found the back of the net and handed the Habs a stunning game 1 over the Bruins in the Eastern Semis. Now I know that the Bruins and Habs have had a long, bitter acrimonious rivalry that has spanned decades but the level of vitriol was vicious and nasty. Subban is black and the tweets that were focused on him were the vilest of racial hatred that one could think of. These taunts coming from some fans who forget that the Bruins drafted and have his younger brother in their minor league system. But all these chuckleheads saw was that Subban had beaten their teams and they were going apeshit about deriding him. One idiot went so far as to post a picture of a noose. Now I love my teams and support them win or lose. I hate when they are beaten but would never go as far as to post slurs of any kind and to do something racially motivated is below the belt. This is a nasty blot to the populace of a proud fanbase. The Bruins themselves were quick to repudiate the actions of the tweeters and quickly denounce and distance themselves from it, which I applaud. Do the games mean that much to some that they have to reduce themselves to the lowest common denominator? I for one am rooting for Subban to have a great series, just to spite the asshats that are using that LCD to justify and intimidate.

Quick Musings

I had Money Mayweather 117-112 on my card and each of the last 7 rounds

The greatest of all time Muhammad Ali, wants to see a fight between Money and Pac...why cant this happen?

I picked California Chrome to win the Kentucky Derby, but I cant get on the hype for him winning the triple crown, if he win at Plimlico then we'll talk.

Durant will win the MVP, and he came up big against the Grizz but he should be a more dynamic leader.

I think Manziel†doesnt get past Cleveland at #4 and Im hoping that my beloved Vikes take Blake Bortles

​Until Next Post Fellow Sports fans!

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