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In a few weeks, it’ll be my ten year high school reunion. Crazy, crazy stuff.
The only thing more crazy than that is I’ve reverted back to making the same amount of money now as I did then. And then I delivered pizza and bused tables.
Glad I could be around for this whole “death of journalism” thing.
I give the NHL my share of little jabs for not making the best decisions, but I had this brought to my attention yesterday: the NBA Finals are a 2-3-2 home-away-home format.
As in, if you win one of the first two games on the road, you get three straight cracks at home after that. That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Sooo, the next three games of a 1-1 series are in Boston?
Doesn’t that seem insanely unfair, given that home court advantage in the NBA is like playing the entire game on the powerplay?
What are your thoughts on playing hockey tipsy?
This an entirely new experience to me, since, y’know, I’ve never been a rec player before. But when the game is at 10 o’clock and you have a couple beforehand, it’s an odd experience. Can’t say I love it.
But, it seems a lot of guys do…. doesn’t it just make the game seem like it’s happening too fast?
Alright, my buddy and I batted this idea around the other day. Nothing gets tainted or changed by doing this I don’t think, so….
Shouldn’t the NHL have some guy that sit in a booth somewhere and reviews every single play? They could have just as much power as the on-ice refs.
They would review every important play between whistles (like how we get to see the replays at home), and if the on-ice refs miss something, they can turn on a light at the scorers booth before the puck is dropped, or communicate it directly to the on-ice official. So when we go ”oh, wow, penalty”, someone actually gets one.
Refs aren’t trying to miss calls, but you can’t look everywhere. Take last game: our new booth guy would turn on a light and the ref would turn on his headset or whatever, and the guy says “yep, Briere was high-sticked by Keith off the draw, it’s a double-minor”, and the call could get made.
We’d still need the on-ice guys because so much happens quickly that’s irreversible (offsides calls, for instance), so the refs would do the exact same job, they’d just have a safety valve for obvious calls that they miss.
We’ll never catch everything, but wouldn’t it be good to catch more? Whaddya think?
I’m pumped “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” is on Comedy Central now. Give it a chance. I could watch like ten episodes in a row.
Comment sections on internet articles should have some way to lock down commenter picks, so they can’t flip flop.
As a writer, I’m held to my predictions pretty firmly. At least you can look up what I said and call me on it. I want a thing on Puck Daddy and here where the person’s comments on the series come from say “Jim Smith, Philly in Six”.
It’d be awesome for me to be able to filter what everyone is saying through their own bias, the way EVERYTHING I WRITE gets filtered.
Yesterday I walked out of Costco and a guy with knee high black socks, black running shoes and a vicious side-part looked at the contents of my cart and said “good choices”.
So now I’m worried I bought stupid-looking stuff.
Guy Fieri host “Diners, Dives and Drive-Ins” or something like that. Turns out one of the spots is a minute from my front door, called Chino Bandido.
It’s “Asian-Mexican Fusion” (apparently a Chinese guy married a Mexican girl), and it’s awesome. If you’re ever in Phoenix, look it up. Ginger chicken burrito. Orange chicken quesadilla. I’m so goddamn full. Still. (Maybe because I ate the leftovers for breakfast?)
Okay, today’s Puck Daddy entry is on the Struggles of the Top Dogs in the Finals. Here’s the link to yesterday’s Keith for Conn bit. Happy Tuesday!