Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
You know, TD I appreciate the free tickets and all, but mini-ST and I prefer our minor league hockey played in the intimate setting of the Broomfield Event Center, where the Dippin' Dots cost an even 4 bucks not the outlandish sum of 4.50 that one shells out at Pepsi Center.
Geez. The depths continue to get lower (even if the score is a little more respectable). For two periods the Avs were in this game, not that they looked all that good, but the Canucks hadn't quite begun to get their chances. Those came eventually.
You get spoiled I guess, but this is SO removed from the Avs that we've known since the franchise relocation, that it is just really jarring to watch and try to accept. Just ask the cool Indian dude that I finally had the pleasure of sitting in front of in the 350 tonight. To quote: "Who are these players? Who is #41? Who is #43?" Exactly. Well it turns out that #43 is the only goal scorer for the Avs tonight...his first career NHL goal.
Out of disgust for the current state of the Avs, and the fact that I never wear it, I busted out an old replica 40's era Leafs sweater tonight (not like Toronto is going to make the playoffs either). Strangely complimented up and down by the bald 350 usher, and the dude who runs the cab stand.
Ironically, since I got home I have since settled into a Rush show in HD on the Palladia channel. I do love, and always will even at my old age love, the punk and the indie rock but I must say I really do dig Rush. Maybe someday I'll compose an inappropriate post about how awesome Neil Peart is on drums, or how impressive it is that Geddy Lee chooses to play both bass and keyboards - occasionally at the same time (instead of enlisting some keyboard lackey to fill that role), and how I wish he still played the Rickenbacker bass instead of the equally cool Fender Jazz, and how Alex Lifeson plays a different guitar for every song...come on, is that really necessary?
Maybe I just wrote that post? Maybe I will someday be that grey-haired uncle with the red Barchetta?
Well, I'm rambling and buzzed. (mini ST's first cab ride was this evening.)
>Nugs win. Melo scores basketball points, and the team holds off a Dallas comeback.
>DU looked hella flat in their NCAA hockey tournament loss. Tyler Bozak's return nets a goal, but not enough to stave off an ouster. However....AFA Falcons! Wolverines shocked.
>Cutler likes booze? So do I.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
>When the Rage score a goal they play some song that sounds like the Replacements "Take Me Down to the Hospital" but isn't.
Friday, March 20, 2009
On the bright side, that was maybe Coach Granato's finest piece of coaching I've seen all year, leaving Budaj in to accrue the mind boggling 8 goals against....and that my friends is me NOT using sarcasm. Looking forward to this team getting a real #1 goaltender sometime this offseason.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Apparently a conference call between Cutler and McD didn't go that well today when the QB was told anybody can be traded. Cutler thinks he might have to take his shoulder pad gripping (and general griping) show on the road and may not show up for offseason conditioning Monday. This saga is getting incredibly old in a hurry. I hear a certain ex-Bronco QB has been staying in shape in his retirement. Something has to give.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Now, about the Tap. It seems that the blokes formerly known as the Thamesmen are planning a reunion tour sans wigs. Clear out your calendar for April 29th when ST plays the Paramount. I will be expecting pics posted here on KTH.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Nice free agent moves, but....
Poorly handled trade talks.
Cutler is a freaking whiny baby.
Marshall is pretty much an idiot.
Plex is thinking that Yo Gabba Gabba might need to have an entire episode devoted to the Broncos, with some behavioral instruction for the new coach and his stars. Jon Keyworth appears in the Super Music Friends Show, and Terrell Davis demonstrates his Dancey Dance, "The Salute"