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Go Jays. Go Sens. Go
GOAT. Go rouge.
(Lose Leafs Lose.)
In our hearts forever:
Andy Peters vs. Rob Ray
. Okay, so it turns out that you can't watch that video anymore. Damn. In its place, I present to you Aaron Downey vs Brad Norton
the fight that changed the NHL forever.
Sara Orlesky is cute, but Patricia Boal is always in the right place at the right time.
Coming real soon.
There are certain inalienable truths in sports, at least according to me.
- "Intangibles" do not exist in any meaningful form. If a player brings something "intangible" to his team, that should be reflected in either his individual stats or the team's stats. If not, then his "intangibles" have no value and are not worth discussing.
- The NHL's regular season standings will remain inherently unfair until all games are worth the same number of points.
- The pitch-out is the best play ever conceived in any sport.
- You are not a unique snowflake: everybody here is a fan of a team. Referring to said team in the first-person possessive does nothing to strengthen your argument or make you stand out. Indeed, a comment beginning with "My Brewers" taints the comment's value by informing me that you're arguing through the blue-and-gold-tinted glasses of a Brewers fan, and not objectively as a sports fan. Be proud, but be reasonable.
- Winning breeds relaxation, losing breeds frustration. It is infinitely easier to get along with your teammates when you're winning lots of games. Let's stop gazing at .600 teams and talking about how they're all bosom buddies. (Feel free to do the same with .400 teams, though.)
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Like most discriminating SpoFites, I'm really picky about the commentators and analysts that I have to watch and listen to. Fortunately, there are a few shining stars which pop up on my television. Included with your basic Rogers Cable package up here is a scrappy small-market sports channel, The Score. Their programming's centred around their near-constant highlight/update reels. They're my favourite in terms of sports news and entertainment: they just have fun with the stuff.
Tell it like it is
Sunday afternoons feature The Score on the NFL
, which keeps track of the millions of games going on at once. December 19, they were doing their usual mid-afternoon round-up. The game was Minnesota at Detroit:
[highlight reel running]
"Minnesota gets one late in the fourth quarter to go up by seven, but it doesn't matter, because Detroit marches right back to score the major with eight seconds left in the game."
[boxscore screen comes up]
"It's still 28-27 as we're just waiting for the extra point, I'm just watching it now... and THEY MUFFED THE SNAP! They muffed the snap! Amazing. Amazing. Eight seconds left, the touchdown, and they muffed the snap. Okay, hang on, we gotta get you this picture. Amazing. Amazing."
[highlight comes up]
"Okay, here is it. This JUST HAPPENED, folks. Detroit scores to nearly tie it up, and they muff the snap. Amazing. Amazing. Man. Lions suck."
I love good sports journalism.
How to call a Tampa Bay home run
From MLB highlights on The Score Tonight, Summer 2006:
TIM: Fifth inning, Johnny Gomes at the dish. Now he's a model, if you know what I mean, 'cause he does his little thing on the catwalk.
SID: On the catwalk?
TIM: On the catwalk, yeah.
SID: He does his little thing on the catwalk?
TIM: That's correct.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: The turkey leftovers are nearly finished, which means that we're past the final quarter pole and into the home stretch. Four weeks remain in this weird and wild 2014 season. argoal stands alone at the top this week, but who will it be next week? Grab your crystal balls and make your picks inside.
posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:38 AM on October 16 - 12 comments
CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16: The crazy times continue: the East wins out again and our rankings turn upside-down. JPR and argoal take over the top spot, which means they're bringing the maple turkey on Monday. That's right, it's Canadian Thanksgiving, so grab your hoser hats and make your picks inside.
posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:39 PM on October 08 - 11 comments
CFL Pick 'Em, Week 15: Six weeks to go and absolutely nothing is even close to being decided. Calgary and Saskatchewan, early favourites, now have no quarterbacks. Montreal and Hamilton, left for dead, are winning games by magic. And we have four players tied for second place. Blink twice and make your picks inside.
posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:44 PM on October 01 - 14 comments
CFL Pick 'Em, Week 14: Holy upsets, Batman! The East shows it's still got some fight left in 'er as the underdogs take three of four. That means excitement on the tee vee but tough going for us valiant pick 'ers. Shake it off and make your picks inside.
posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:55 PM on September 25 - 13 comments
CFL Pick 'Em, Week 13: Howard_T and owlhouse remain in lockstep at the top of the standings, like two voyageurs fighting over the same pair of long underwear. Speaking of blood spilt between countrymen, it's all east versus west this week. Will you take the easy route or go where no one has gone before? Find your nerve and make your picks inside.
posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:55 PM on September 16 - 19 comments