April 25, 2011
Is it blasphemous to refer to the Celtics, Bruins & Red Sox as the Holy Trinity, especially the day after Easter? Well those three are a combined 12-0 so trust me it is tempting. As a result, these links promise to be fun, and not all depressing.
So I could give a crap, but I’m pandering to the (female) masses here…a schedule for what to watch on this Royal Wedding Week.
Something tells me Ference didn’t mind opening his wallet for $2,500. Im sure he thinks it was worth….especially since he’ll get over $10,000 worth of alcohol bought for him in Boston bars.
Um, this is perfect. Probably not completely safe for work.
This movie looks kind of Catcher in the Rye-ish, kind of sweet, kind of predictable, but whatever.
December 27, 2010
I know Christmas is over … but if I could have a do over, I would like to ask Santa for these pajama jeans. I mean how can you argue with a “jean” so comfortable that you can and will want to wear them while working out?! Here is the infomercial.
Holy cow. This is amazing and for the first time, minivans are COOL. Jodi Hill, the mind behind Eastbound and Down, was behind this new Toyota Sienna music video. Brilliant move, Toyota. Brilliant.
I was okay with some of the eighties fashion trends returning. Off the shoulder tops and tapered jeans were okay, as were over-sized tops and leggings. But I will not succumb to pleats, shoulder pads, or these ever again. No matter how awesome Katie Holmes tries to make them seem*.
I don’t even think I could do this in my dreams.
*a reference to her stubborn habit of peg rolling her jeans about a year ago.
May 3, 2010
So I’m going to annoy readers who don’t like sports, because they have consumed my life this past week (even moreso than normal), for better and worse. Here are some highlights and lowlights in the world of sports this week:
This foul call, along with the whole Tim Donaghy gamlbing thing, are why the NBA struggles to get new fans.
Here is Marc Savard getting knocked out with a severe concussion a couple months back. Here he is Saturday, scoring the game winning goal in Boston Bruins OT against the Philadelphia Flyers in game one…in his first game back.
The rebirth of the Boston Celtics happened during this fight. Unfortunately, based on game 1 against Cleveland, the rebirth won’t last too long.
This guy is going to be a legit New England Patriot…if anything skip to the end when his family chants his name. Awesome stuff.
I was going to post something about the Red Sox, but it’s just too depressing at this point. Instead, I’ll veer off my path and show you another highlight from Pearl Jam, Hartford 2008…since I’ll be seeing them again in 12 days. Here is Eddie talking about the epa and global warming stuff…usually this annoys me at shows, but at least it gets conversation going. (beware some curse words)
April 23, 2009
I don’t know if the poor people we force to read this watch hockey, but the playoffs are going on, and the top seeded Bruins swept the Canadiens 4-0 last night.
I started playing hockey 3 years ago and fell for the sport hook line and sinker. I love it both as a spectator and as a player. I love stepping on the ice on a freezing morning when I’m pretty sure that without those gas station hand warmers, I wouldn’t be able to feel my hands or feet. I love the feeling of skating, the sound, if I can manage it, of a deep cut in the ice. I love learning a new sport as an adult when I’m not concerned about being the best or making it onto a college team. I love the people I’ve met and their love for the sport.
I also love the Bruins.
But I don’t love Milan Lucic.
He’s a meathead … and not in an endearing way. He almost makes up for it by being amazingly good and having an innate ability to get the puck in the net … but his passionate fighting, ensuing penalties and occasional suspensions are unnecessary, detract from the game, and end up costing his team.
Its not that I’m a pacifist. I wish I could claim that, but the truth is I have gotten in a fight at one of my hockey games and served a major misconduct penalty. I got into verbal fights at most of the soccer games I played in high school that probably weren’t necessary (although, the girl who insulted my hair was out of line). My younger brother and I would get into epic fights that that usually ended with injuries and him getting the wind knocked out of him. It’s not that I was able to trounce him, but that he never stooped to hitting me and had to resort to other means.
I get what it’s like to get caught up in the moment. I understand competitiveness and not wanting to lose all too well. The feeling that the other team is, for that time allotment, the enemy.
And so I feel qualified, due to my “passion” for competing and past experience, to deem his fighting extraneous. I wish he were either less of a hothead or less effective on the ice. It would make my struggle easier. Because I can’t sulk when he scores for my team. And yet, I find it all too easy to yell at him that he’s a douchebag from the comfort of my couch.
April 23, 2009
You are probably right Nifer, a good chunk of our readers probably don’t watch hockey, but I don’t give a shit. I’m like Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, “I fight for me, I FIGHT FOR ME!” In this case – write, not fight (You either get that reference, or clearly don’t watch TNT enough on Sundays late Autumn).
You know what else I could give a shit about? Your feelings about Milan Lucic. Here’s the thing, you are spot on – he is a goon, meathead, sometimes to the point that he is detrimental to his team. You know what else he is? Probably the most important offensive Bruin since Cam Neely hung it up. Just for a frame of reference, Cam Neely had 39 points and 34 points in the NHL when he was 19 and 20, with a +/- of -26 and -30. Lucic had 27 points last year at age 19, and 42 this year, with a +/- this year of 17 (and -2 last year). Am I sitting here claiming that Lucic is going to be as good as Neely? Absolutely not, because I’m not a moron. But I am going to sit here on my couch and tell you he has a chance to lead his team to a Stanley Cup victory, something Neely never did.
I could honestly care less that he is a cheap shot artist, because every other NHL team has at least one – yes, I’m looking at you Georges Laraque. It’s a necessary evil of hockey. You think his teammates don’t appreciate everything he does on the ice? You think every GM and coach in hockey wouldn’t want Lucic on his team? If anyone answered “no” to the previous two questions, go back to the country club and book a tee time.
Still not convinced on the importance of Lucic? Go to the Bruins Home Page – http://bruins.nhl.com/ – Look who it is, Milan “I might be a goon but even the Bruins Front Office realize that at age 20 I’m still the face of this franchise” Lucic. I would be willing to wager a fair amount of money (you know, somewhere around $10) that Lucic #17 jersey is the best selling one for the Bruins over the last 12 months. As a fan, the business side of things doesn’t mean that much to me. But the Bruins have not had a player this young, and this popular amongst the fans since…Cam Neely.
Honestly, the above, while important, doesn’t really have shit to do with why I heart Lucic. Just watch him rock out during “Alive.”