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I love sports for a million different reasons. Last night was the best example of reason number 834,777 that I’ve ever seen in my life.
#834,777 - the random prediction come true. You know, when you’re sitting at your cubicle and you call your shot with the crumpled paper – “Off the printer, clip the water cooler, then garbage”. Bam. In the garbage.
Whether you call it a prediction, or a called shot, you have to love those moments. And it’s just as great to call someone elses shot. It’s fun being the guy standing behind your buddy while pointing Out-Of-Bounds right, just before he tees off… only to have him hammer it Out-Of-Bounds right.
Listen to the call by the Mariners announcer before the game - a prediction about a kid who’s never hit a big league homerun. I so so apologize that the only place I could find the clip was from *shudder* Rachel Maddow (poorly clipped too. The announcers start getting excited earlier in the count when it starts looking possible). But you’ll enjoy it:
Sooo, what the hell? Hossa is out til “late November”? And I was so pumped about picking him up as a third rounder in the Bourne’s Blog Hockey League. Don’t worry though, I just checked out my team and we’re still stacked. There was nooo bias in my “Carey Price is going to have a good year” comment from the video blog… Noooo bias at all.
And last… It’s official. I’m a USA Today staffer.
The blog on their site was sort of a “tryout” period, so thanks for all your support – especially you, Alaska and New York. You combine for almost 50% of my blog hits (with my long-time hometown of Kelowna contributing about 1-2%… thanks Mom, Dad and Bro). To those of you who’ve linked to my blog, and promoted me on hockey forums, blogs and everywhere else… more thank you’s.
I’ll be writing a bi-weekly NHL column called “Other Side of the Glass”.
So, throughout the year, I’ll be looking for NHL topics to write about. Given that the column isn’t all that frequent, I’ll have ample research time. Hit me up if you think you have something story worthy!