Wednesday, May 17, 2006

 

Oilers-Sharks Game Day VI



Preview

Before talking hockey, I need to get a few things out of the way.

First, anthem booing in the context of sporting events is lame. Fronting an amnesiac holier than thou attitude about anthem booing is even more lame. Let it go, people.

Second, it would appear that my single post on playoff beards has -- in some people's eyes -- elevated me to the status of Playoff Beard Guru. I've actually received more than one email imploring me to intervene in Chris!'s decision to shave (or not). [UPDATE: the decision is in-- the beard stays]

Look, if dude wants to shave, dude's gonna shave, and it seems highly unlikely that this will have any impact on the result of the game--of course I'm not ruling out the potential for said impact. This is not to say that I apologize in any way for giving him (or Grabia) the gears over it. As Cosh noted in a comment section: "Why grow it, document it lovingly, turn it into an international celebrity that gets its own fan mail, boast that it's responsible for the team's success, and then threaten to shave it?" That kind of audacity certainly deserves, nay requires, some sort of mocking. Plus, I kinda feel like one of those Dharma Initiative white coats -- "how long can we actually keep this monkey dancing by telling him that his work is gravely important--especially given that he has never met any of us. Bwa-ha-ha-ha." [UPDATE: The monkey keeps dancing!]

All I'm saying is that, while Chris!'s beard has provided a welcome and amusing distraction during the two days off, it is now time to focus on more important issues, like figuring out the best way to flip cars on Whyte Avenue without spilling your beer, and establishing exactly where on the All-Time Athlete Baby Scale Joe Thornton ranks for wussing his way off to the dressing room with 113 seconds remaining in the last game (pretty damn high, is what I'd say).

Sacamano's Keys to the Game:
Prediction: 4-2 Oil (Stoll, Hemsky, Pronger, D-vo with the empty netter)

Quotes of the Day:


Go Oil!

Comments:

I have no other comments than to say... it's not the Spruce Grove Saints! It's the damn St. Albert Saints. Unless something has changed since I left Alberta 4 years ago.
 


Never mind. Computer say they moved. Carry on.
 


That's okay, it looks like Tait missed this memo from the day before.

One less thing to worry about.
 


It seems highly unlikely that this will have any impact on the result of the game.

You disappoint me, man.
 


I see the Edmonton media is now learning about how ridiculous Ron Wilson is. Just ask the Calgary media about him from the 2004 series and they could tell you mindboggling stories all day.

The media here is Calgary is of course disappointed that the team is out but had nothing but great things to say about Ducks coach Randy Carlyle. In the next series, the Edmonton media will also find Carlyle a breath of fresh air compared to the BS they've had to put up with this series.

As for the beard, if I was the gf I'd support it. Can't go this far now and then back out!
 


is the prediction ever something other than 4-2, or an oilers win? there hasn't been a game by that score in the series yet
 


is the prediction ever something other than 4-2, or an oilers win? there hasn't been a game by that score in the series yet

[Shrug] You've got your ticks, I've got mine.
 


Uh, unless you meant "tics", I have some Lyme Disease pamphlets you guys might want to check out.
 


Errrr, right.

I must have ticks on the brain, so to speak, because just yesterday I was vaccinated against Tick Borne Encephalitis.
 


girlysportsrant said...
As for the beard, if I was the gf I'd support it. Can't go this far now and then back out!


Awesome. I knew it wouldn't be hard to find Chris! a beard-friendly replacement. Thanks for volunteering. You too, sacamano.

In other news is anyone else fascinated by the punctuation in "Chris!'s?" It's even more awe inspiring with my contribution of a question mark and quotations.
 


It's like Ichiro!.
 


Conference finals baby! Its duck hunting season!
 

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