Monday, March 31, 2008
As confirmed yesterday by DT and myself, Coach Q's often-aired "GMC Rocks" commercial starts with some rather curious DJing...."You're on the air. Let's go to the phones." What?!?!?! In addition to this spot being way over-played and highly annoying, it doesn't even make sense. Makes me pine for the days of Bob Hartley yelling at an engine block "YOU QUIT ON ME!!"
More importantly, the Avs scratch out a much-needed point on the road against the Wild. While two points would've been sweet, considering they quickly fell behind 2-0 and the Wild's defensive style of play, this was a "good" OT loss on the road. With Calgary losing last night to the Canucks, the 6-8 spots got even tighter. A win in Vancouver Tues would be huge!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Hey there Young Bear....I got your Das Boot post right here.
Don't recall you actually doing what is seen to the right, even though you earned one...we really need to keep on top of homerun related Boot chugging responsibilities. Perhaps that duty could be part of the lineup card each week? Killer victory tonight against a team that took themselves way TOO seriously for the most part. Allow some joy into your softball evenings fellas....even when you're enduring 13 run innings thrown at you by a bunch of beer swilling scallywags.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Anywho, that was a huge win against a team that is also fighting to keep their postseason hopes alive. Everyone contributing, and props to our checkers. Guiete and McLeod both with goals, and Lappy practically killing that one penalty all by himself. And of course, a big game by The Duke as well. On a side note, as Mike and Peter kept on mentioning during the game, Dallas sucks now, so the Northwest teams could eliminate the Stars before the playoffs even start. (huh? whammy?)
The heck with this 8th seed shit!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Talk about coming up big when you need to....The Avs, led by another brilliant job in net by Jose, come up with a very, very large victory against the Flames. It was a very blue collar effort by the Avs, who were solid defensively and saved by Theo when there was a rare breakdown. Getting a shutout against Iginla and that f*ck Phaneuf. Thank god, we were able to capitalize on a couple of the few opportunities and put a couple past Kiprusoff. Good to see Peter back on the ice, who didn't have a great game, but provided some spark. Things got rather chippy in the 2nd period. Would've been nice to see Footer involved in the many scrums that were breaking out. Get that hip fixed, my friend.
Avs fans can now exhale, for the time being......things are so tight in the NW Division, the stress ain't going to subside anytime soon. Let's hope myself and ST can reverse our inhouse luck at the Can on Wed.
HUGE win for the Avs tonight, and a mighty solid one at that, I must say. Great Defense. Great Goaltending. No need to call up a trio of unknowns from Double-A to get these points.
Obvious effort in the defensive zone from Wolski, not sure I've ever noticed him playing D with such purpose?? Great night from a couple guys I don't think of as difference-makers usually, Tyler and Jordan (I use their first names because they sound fruity & gay) The insurance goal had some fucking amazing assist-work from Smyth and Stastny.
Theodore was money. That shutout was a good one. Let's keep this momentum on the upswing for Wednesday night's game against the Nux. I know me and TD would appreciate it up in da' 350.
I'm currently in talks with a couple labels for the rights to release the debut of my one-person doom metal, stratified dark guitar landscapes project, "Salei's Eye", it sounds like Ruslan's right eye looks.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Not how I intended my Sat afternoon to unfold. The Avs look timid and sloppy and Theo had a pretty rough 1st period. C'mon Super Smyth, this is your house!! Didn't we just trash these guys 5-1 last time? I'm not turning it to the Rockies-DBacks game yet, but I'm getting tempted. Seems like a month since the Avs last won.
Friday, March 21, 2008
The dude holds the franchise records in games played in a Broncos uniform to begin with, and I was really wishing he would be back. He was totally clutch last year for a team that pretty much blew, and that probably allowed him to get a 4-year (wow!?!) deal out of Atlanta. The Falcons though do seem to love an aged kicker. see: Morten Andersen
Hard to get too nutty bent out of shape about the departure of a kicker, but #1 will be missed and he will definitely wind up on the Ring of Fame. Rich Karlis and David Treadwell can't say that...
Now for a photo that I'd prefer to have as a lasting image of Jason Elam, Denver Bronco...kicker.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Granted the final shot tonight was a tad flukey...
Sunday, March 16, 2008
To the right is the only existing evidence of defense being played in tonight's Nuggets/Sonics game. Crazy shit. Quite fun watching a Nugs game only being concerned about how badly you kick a team's ass. Pretty much able to nestle into that comfort-zone by halftime.
Franchise records getting broken all over the damn place, triple doubles getting thrown up on the boxscore, and basketball on my TV with no mention of bubbles or brackets, on a day that it was freaking unavoidable for the most part.
Oh, and by the way, in that picture, K-Mart got called for a foul which resulted in 2 made free-throws, so may not technically be a true defensive play. Ruling?
Whatever, a truly smile-cracking game of B-ball. Long live offense.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I didn't get a chance to see the 1st period, but the 2nd period action has been entertaining, with exception of that unlucky PP goal by the Canucks. The Sakic-Forsberg-Hejduk line seems to be gelling like it were 2000. Kind of troubling that they have no goals to show for all the slick passing. (As the YB pointed out, you can almost hear fans yell "Shoot It" through the TV.) That will come soon, no doubt. Hopefully here in the 3rd period.
Win or lose, it's great to see Sakic and Forsberg skating again. Go Avs!!!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sounds like the Rocks and Hawpe have agreed to a 3-year deal (going through the arbitration years) with a team option to extend into the first free agent year. Another move that looks like the team has a plan to commit multi-year deals with a sizable amount of jack to good young players, without totally breaking the bank.
If Holliday and Atkins get extension deals, Rockies fans might have to change their tune about management....keep up the good work boys....
Five days until DT and myself head to Tucson to check out some Cactus League action.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Jesus, that hit was brutal. Not dirty, just a brutal hit on another Av player. Hope Smyth is alright. Great win, but kind of costly. Not too much Svatos, too much Svatos better be alright. And here's to Ryan Smyth knowing what country he's in...I dedicate tomorrow's headache to RS.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
A couple of nights ago, the legendary SST band and KTH darlings, the Meat Puppets graced the stage of the Gothic Theatre in Denver. It's been about 15 years since I've last seen the Puppitos play live and I must say they did not disappoint. While the set was a tad short (they were opening for Built to Spill), the set list was pretty satisfying. After opening with the epic Touchdown King, they ripped through other classics such as Lake of Fire, Up on the Sun, Sam, and Plateau.
And while the band didn't seem to have skipped a beat (even with a new drummer), there was something distinctively different about seeing the Pupps again after all of these years. At past shows, I always seem to remember being a youngster at a show largely populated by an older crowd. Well, I guess I've now become that older guy who is probably a little too stoked when I hear the opening bars of Up on the Sun. I wondered if many of the 20-something crowd even noticed that Curt Kirkwood is now playing a Strat, instead of the classic sunburst Les Paul. Well, I surely did, but I'm just one of those old dudes at a Meat Puppets show.........rock on brothers.