Wednesday, February 16, 2005

See Ya Next Year, Stanley. . .

A loyal reader had asked that this blog be about the economic benefit of oatmeal hats. Since I'm all about pleasing the reader, I will address this very issue. There is no economic benefit to wearing oatmeal hats and it is probably the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I'd still probably rather wear oatmeal hats than watch Napoleon Dynamite again, but there can't be too many other things. Though, I hear oatmeal is great to soothe poison ivy, but I don't think that would be done in hat form.

Now, onto the real purpose for this blog. It is now official; there will be no Stanley Cup in the year 2005. I have to say, that is the most unsurprising news of the year. I had given up hope on NHL hockey back in November. Despite the obviousness, it's still rather disheartening and frustrating. The Major League Baseball strike of '95 killed the sport for me, and I can't see myself getting too pumped for hockey any time soon.

Greed is no fun. Watching professionals act like spoiled 3 year olds is pretty embarrassing. I want to see these guys do what they are gifted at. I want to see men get smashed into boards. I want to see heart stopping plays. I don't want to see men whine and moan for more money. It's sickening. I'm slowly getting pretty tired of pro sports.

On a plus side, March Madness is almost upon us, and that won't be interrupted by any strike garbage. The drama will be saved for the courts. Exactly where it always should be.

4 comments:

  1. Awww...March Madness! I remember last year when Bruce and I were running back and forth to his house to see who had won the previous game and write it down on his game map...GREAT FUN! I'm gonna miss Bruce this year. Dunno why you would care...but just thought I should tell you.

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  2. I would never watch Napoleon Dynamite again either - so you have a fellow hater in that respect... however in no way should this discourage you from enjoying the song Ms. Dy-na-mite, by Miss Dynamite... stellar british hiphop song! March Madness is definitely top notch, I hope the local American Propoganda... er.. Army Network shows it here in Korea... Just wanted to let you know that people you know also read this blog on occasion.. from the flip side, N diggity

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  3. I can't say that I share your dislike of Napoleon Dynamite. Who could hate a movie with a side ponytail as great at Debb's? You know, I can pull off a pretty sweet side ponytail...but I think it would be ruined by an oatmeal hat. Because of this, I shall never wear one...and oatmeal hat I mean, not a side ponytail.

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  4. though i whole heartedly agree that greed is killing pro sports....i gotta go ahead and say that i agree with the players. my reason for this is simple. it was the owners who let contracts get out of hand in the first place. all they had to do from the begining of this whole multi-million dollar per season deals was say no. it's a pretty easy thing to say......i have to say it all the time to my puppy when she wants a piece of my sandwich. and it's not hard to keep a stiff upper lip about the whole thing either. no matter how much, or how many times my puppy whines, that beef and cheddar is not going to replace her kibble.

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