Story as old as time itself. Team’s completely out of the game so they go out there and try and injure the other squad’s superstar. Classless. Totally classless.
Because the answer is slamming beers with no hands and getting his tattoos drunk at some type of Eastern European Karaoke contest. Which when you really think about it is exactly what a Serbian NBA bust should be doing.
My God she’s perfect. Lots of girlfriends and wives would get mad at going viral for taking a look at another woman’s ass, not Linda Holliday. Just comes out and says she snuck a peek herself. That’s what we call a down to ride. It’s impossible to decide who I think is the perfect couple: Brady and Gisele, Bill and Linda, or Brady and Bill.
PS – Jk, it’s obviously the third.]]>
And….exhale. The series was a roller coaster, but the Blackhawks ended up where we thought they would…in the the 2nd round. The Blackhawks were fortunate to get a 1st round matchup where they didn’t have to be perfect. The Blackhawks have plenty of work to do before they can win the Cup, but their talent, experience, and coaching were the difference against a young and hungry Preds team.
–This is the strangest goaltending situation I can remember. The Blackhawks are the first team in NHL history to have two goalies register wins in relief appearances in one series. Just like Crawford getting pulled in Game 1, Darling getting yanked was an indictment of the team’s play in front of him, not of his. Crawford answered the bell just as Darling did in Game 1. After Game 2 when I called for the Hawks to go to Darling, I said we hadn’t seen the last of Crawford. To Crow’s credit, he seized his 2nd(third?) chance in this series. Once he settled in, he was very solid and shut out the Preds the rest of the way. The relationship between Darling and Crawford seems to be very healthy. Character matters in hockey, and it’s clear these guys really support each other.
The old saying about Quarterbacks and Goalies is “If you have two then you don’t have one”. Well I don’t think that’s the case here in Chicago. Both goalies have shown capable of winning in the playoffs. There isn’t a wrong choice between Crawford and Darling, but I would go back to the guy who was your starter, all-star, and your Stanley Cup Champion. I love Darling. I would be very comfortable with him as a no.1 based on his body of work, his size, and his athleticism. His emergence gives Stan some flexibility this summer if he wants to shed Crawford’s $6M cap hit, but for now it’s Crow’s job to lose…again. Or just treat it like Squirts and sub goalies mid way through the 2nd. Only do that if Crawford and Darling’s mom’s start to cry about playing time though.
–Kimmo Timonen has to either play more or not play
I’ve said this in basically every blog so far. Another 8 minutes and change for Kimmo. I love Kimmo. I am rooting for him. And maybe his presence on the bench and in the locker room has value. Maybe he’s still playing himself into shape and learning the Hawks’ system. I honestly don’t know. Coach Q obviously values his 8-10 minutes per game more than whatever he’d get from Rundblad or Cumiskey. Kimmo is basically the old guy in the office that’s semi-retired. Comes in a few times a week. Gives you advice. Plays golf with clients. But work is more of a hobby than a profession. Say it with me “In Q I Trust, In Q I Trust, In Q I Trust”.
The Hawks are essentially playing with 5 defensemen at the moment. Roszival was solid again last night. Basically Roszival played solid at home and was a liability on the road. And that comes down to the home team having the last change. Coach Q can manage Rozsival’s matchups and zone starts more effectively at home and that has been the difference. Playing him with Duncan Keith almost exclusively helps mask some of Roszivals deficiencies as well.
–I think it’s time we start asking if Duncan Keith is even a human. He was unreal last night. Gaming winning goal, unreal in transition both offensively and defensively, and played at game high 28 minutes. He’s a freak. He has Lance Armstrong on steroids endurance. He’s super man. There’s no defenseman in the league I’d rather have. Elite skater, strong on his skates, offensively gifted, and he just works and works and works. In the 3rd period when everyone else seems to start slowing down, Keith gets stronger. He’s a freak and will have his #2 hanging from the United Center rafters in 30 years or whenever he decides he wants to stop playing.
–Game 6 was probably the most well rounded game for the Hawks forwards all series. They got good performances from all four lines. That’s what they’ll need to get beyond the 2nd round and take a serious run at the Cup. Richards and Kane really showed signs of life. Kane finally looked confident with the puck on his stick. He looked like the Patrick Kane we saw pre-injury for stretches last night and that is BAD news for the rest of the league. If the Hawks have two lines that cause headaches, nobody can really matchup. They need to have the balance in their lines that forces the opponent to choose how they want to die.
I am really glad the series ended the way it did. Good, hard, but clean series for the most part. No major injuries. Survive and advance. Now Nashville can go back to being my favorite city to visit in America. Full marks to the Preds. They competed hard every night even after losing their Captain and best player, Shea Weber. The Central Division is going to be so tough going forward its not even funny. The Jets and Preds are only getting better, the Wild and Blues are some of the top teams in the league already, and you’d have to expect the Avalanche to bounce back as well. The Central is the toughest division in sports, but the Hawks are still the alpha. Now it’s time to kick back, root for collateral damage in the Blues-Wild series. 12 more wins. Viva La Hawks
Ran right to the locker room and is out for the game. Now all we have to do is throw Lebron, Kyrie, Mozgov and every one else on the team in an arm bar then rip their limbs off and we might have a chance to send this one to game 5!]]>
WAINOOOOOOO, NOOOOOOOOO. Man what shitty news on a Sunday afternoon. Love Waino, such a good Cardinal. Real bummer. I mean I didn’t want to have to win the Division, I thought the Cubs would probably sneak into the Wild Card being so young and everything but now we sort of have no choice right? The NL Central deserves a willing participant, we’ll take it from here St. Louis, go die in the corner. #wearegood.
This injury has brought up a huge discussion about pitchers hitting and how the NL should have the DH. I’m probably in the minority here but I love not having a DH, if you field a position you should hit. NL baseball has way more strategy in late inning situations when juggling the pitchers spot and pinch hitters but that’s just me, I guess I’m an old white sports writer when it comes to that specific rule]]>
No NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit and gone on to win the series. That changes today. Just kidding, the Celtics are most likely not going to win this series but I fully expect them to show up guns blazing today and give Lebron and co. every last bit of effort they have and try and salvage a win. What Brad Stevens has managed to do with basically a team full of bench players has been impressive and extremely fun to watch and I don’t think he has any intentions of letting that end today. Celtics in 7.
Hey Lebron, only Tom Brady can make dorky White America cool in Black America. Get a clue.
Why was the Cowboy’s head coach essentially in the huddle on the Rockets bench during the waning moments of a playoff game? No clue whatsoever. It’s not like he’s Jerry Jones and can insert himself in the middle of important situations of games at will. But that smile is the definition of creeptastic. Garrett should keep his head on a swivel for children before putting on his happy face. That ginger grin could put an innocent man on the front page on the Megan’s Law website if they’re not careful.
Sighhhh of relief. I was feeling pretty nervous about tomorrow’s game. It’s going to be a tough one and I’m not even playing in it. I expected to have 8 heart attacks before the game was over, but not anymore. NBC 4 New York has calmed me down. Knowing this could go to 8 games, shit, maybe they even come back to DC for game 9? So tomorrow win or lose is just another game.]]>
This weekend is the US All Star Federation Cheerleading Worlds and, as you might guess, I was breathlessly awaiting the outcome. Unfortunately, it’s hard to appreciate the majesty of girls flipping around to the Spotify Hot 100 when one girl’s leg ends up looking like that metal L tool you only use to assemble things from Ikea:
I don’t know a ton about cheerleading outside of Bring It On and a whole lot of fantasy porn scenes but I do know that anyone who says cheerleading isn’t a sport is an absolute idiot. This girl obliterated her ankle and she TRIED TO GET UP AND KEEP FLIPPING ON IT. That’s hardcore as fuck. And stuff like this happens all the time because high school cheerleaders are mediocrely trained young women who don’t pay attention throwing each other 25 feet in the air. Maybe I don’t want to do it — obviously I’d have been great at it, their loss — but if you don’t respect the hell out of every bad bitch to lace up a pair of pom poms get out of the faces of both me and K’nex leg here.
Wait, did you guess selling kinda racist t-shirts and self-published autobiographies while leaning on a Port-a-potty and heckling gay people? Well guess what, you’re wrong because there’s no proof of that last part and it’s just an assumption. Butttt if I was a betting man I’d say you’re probably right. That picture there screams a man yelling “Nice shirt, what are you a fudge packer?!” at every person who walks by wearing a shade lighter than black.]]>
The stadium was just about the only safe part to be in Baltimore last night. We need these idiots to stop destroying our city. I get protesting. But taking it out on people and businesses who have nothing to do with it gets what accomplished exactly?
Couldn’t get in, couldn’t get out. Hopefully the violence and destruction stops soon.
Fast forward to 1:30:
I just took this. To the people protesting in Baltimore. Shame on you. Please share and watch whole video.
PS: I’ve been asked to tell you to leave the racism at the door if you’re a commenter. Don’t get yourself banned.