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New Puck Daddy: The Top Five Distractions Players Face From the Bench.
So, every price ends in .99, I get it – we see the small first number, it looks more affordable, and are thus more likely to buy it.
But are we? Am I the only one who finds round numbers more appealing? I gotta believe if a shirt is 16 bucks and the price tag says “$16″, that’s more appealing than seeing four digits in “$15.99,” isn’t it? It just stresses me out less, I think.
If you were a band, like say…. the Counting Crows. People know who you are, and you’ve had hit singles before. You have a unique sound and could still make lots of money doing it, but…. you just haven’t been able to write anything decent in years.
Wouldn’t you hire a songwriter eventually? I mean, these custom-built stars come from American Idol, and someone writes them a hit like the first six months after the show. There are obviously people who can write something relatively close to a hit with regularity out there. Don’t you just swallow your pride and say “hey um, here’s a bunch of cash… can you write me something Mr. Jones-ey?”
Or am I way off here? I’m not implying song-writing is remotely easy, I’m just saying: clearly there are gifted people out there who can help. Make me a new Counting Crows cd that’s tolerable.
Doesn’t eveyone have a “Damn, that guy made it?” guy?
Like some guy you played high school basketball with that was tall but kinda slow and not that smart and rode the bench…. just up and made the NBA when you weren’t looking? (Okay, bad example for the Canadians, but still.)
It’s super-common in hockey – whether it’s luck, natural development, or just plain hard work, I gotta believe most of you have a “wow, I can’t believe he made it that far” guy (in the business world too).
I mean, crap, GEORGE BUSH BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, I think you’d have to agree a few of his high school/college buddies went *puppy dog head tilt* “who’s president now, sorry?”
Our softball team summed up the steroids era of baseball beautifully on Tuesday. We were getting a new bat, and someone brought up how “all” our opponents used juiced bats (there’s some way to do it in softball, iunno).
Well, I don’t want to cheat or do anything illegal though, y’know.
Yeah, but we’re just putting ourselves at a disadvantage if we don’t do it too.
Yeah, you’re right, lets get a juiced bat.
I have no idea if we are or not (and frankly don’t really care), but still, it was funny to see how easy it would be to get caught up in that culture. Well, I’m not willingly falling behind, that’d be dumb. JUICE ME.
Just so you all know: If you’re a remotely competent hockey player, you can be taught to pick up the puck with your blade flat and throw it behind your back. Can we stop obsessing when a player does that, it’s barely any more difficult to do than it is to throw a lacross ball like that (and comparitively, I’m not even good at it). It was cool when that nine year old kid did it, because he was NINE. Not so much everyone else. #ParadeRain
As an add-on, the kid does do the move in like, a millisecond, which is worth badass bonus points. But still, that’s something you could do.
And with that nugget, I’m out! Listen to me on XM radio this Saturday, the Hockey Primetime Show. 12:15 EST I think, I’ll find out the exact station. Have a great Friday!