February 26, 2002

Barry Melrose: : "A meteor strike can make or break your season. If a meteor strikes your team's plane, that's bad news. I think the teams that have the best chances in the postseason are the ones that don't get hit by meteors."

I challenge you to find a reason that Barry Melrose should get paid for writing this garbage. Owillis could write a better article.

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 02:39 PM - 8 comments

I tend to agree with Barry, but would also add that volcanic activity can win or lose hockey games. Say, for instance, you're sacrificing virgins to the volcano gods of Tonga. That is a ceremony that can last well into the wee hours of the morning, and players do not get sufficient rest from their foggy nights of pagan revelry. The effect is doubled if the volcano erupts and swallows the team into wisps of forgotten greatness.

posted by Xopi at 02:50 PM on February 26

I'm just gonna lean back and take that as a compliment... I think.

posted by owillis at 04:00 PM on February 26

Barry Melrose is the Mr. Obvious of Hockey. Although ESPN may be trying to guide recent converts (new fans from the olympic coverage) into the playoffs.

posted by tj at 04:07 PM on February 26

Owillis could write a better article. Well duh! (about hockey may be open to question, though.)

posted by Wulfgar! at 06:27 PM on February 26

espn and fox sports both make it a habit of hiring color analysts that are familiar faces rather than in addition to being good at analyzing game situations. exhibit a: espn's rob dibble.

posted by moz at 06:48 PM on February 26

Just screwing around of course, owillis.

posted by Samsonov14 at 07:09 PM on February 26

That mullet must be growing into his brain.

posted by mmesker at 07:28 PM on February 26

about hockey may be open to question, though Very true.

posted by owillis at 07:55 PM on February 26

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