Sunday, March 21, 2010
After three days off, I was really looking forward to watching some Avs hockey tonight. That didn't last too long. Although they came out with some pretty strong energy in the first few minutes, that quickly turned into sloppy turnovers and easy goals for the Ducks. Now is not the time to drop consecutive games (if you can remember all the way back to Wed's loss to Calgary) when seemingly every other team in the Western Conference playoff race never loses. Combining this latest Avs loss with a Nuggets home loss to Milwaukee last night, and some rare DU hockey ineptitude, the last two nights makes for a pretty lousy Denver sports weekend (at least the Rockies 'tied' their Cactus League game this afternoon). Here's to America's favorite meth dealers and a good season premier of Breaking Bad.....
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Nuggets overcome a horrendous night from J.R. Smith to win on Friday night.
Nuggets enjoy a fabulous night from J.R. Smith to win on Saturday night.
Avs play some inspired offense and some lackluster defense (think Andy was getting tired of shots on goal much during this game?) to get 2 points in Dallas.
And the Broncos trade for Brady Quinn (Bret Michaels was a throw-in on this deal). Weird. Got to think about that one for a bit.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Dont have much time to blog these days with this whole dissertation bull-shit, but I did have the game on in the backgroundwhile I worked tongiht and from the sounds of it: a tip of the hat to Mr Paul Stasny. The groove post game shows sure could use more toothless intervews. I'm drinking. Anywho, it's good to hear Stasny is scoring goals; I'm not the one to complain about the lack of goals and the buildup of assists but I think it's good for Lasek surgery and 'merica... freedom.
And I'm sure Andy enjoys the W. as well. Great Job!
Unwar my buffs NIT hopes.
War 'Exploded Drawing'... that's right my friend.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Ahhh. The healing relief that can be found in a Nuggets/T'Wolves game. So comforting. I think I might even have some candles burning softly in this freaking bubble bath shit up in here. So relaxing.
Very unlike the harsh comedown of last minute Avs choke-jobs. That's more like a prison shower.
J.R.'s spinning alley-oop dunk with about 5 minutes left was quite awesome. Should be on some sort of George Michael Sports Machine highlight reel I'd think.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
After a glorious first period that gave them a 3-0 lead, the Avs shit the bed in supreme fashion against NW Division rivals Vancouver at home. No one could stop Mikael Samuelsson in the 2nd period, as he registered a hat trick and got the Canucks back into the game despite more offensive fireworks from the likes of Duchene, Stewbag, and Mueller.
Totally brutal to lose such an important game, especially when it involves blowing two 3-goal leads. I've cringed while 'watching' the Canucks come back via the 'ticker' all season, but it sucks even more to feel the wrath first hand. It's pretty clear the Avs played scared after Samuelsson scored his second goal to make it 4-2 and Andy looked rather slow late in the game. Luongo, on the other hand, made some big saves in the last period after having a rough start. All you can say is they blew it. The Canucks are probably the better team, but this was a real shitty loss....when stacked alongside the recent losses to Detroit and Phoenix, this is the third bad loss in 8 days. Need to turn this around quickly, or falling out of the playoffs will be more of a concern than falling further out of first place in the NW.
And now I cry myself to sleep....
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Mighty fine hat trick. Not something the Avs get too often....it's been several years I think since the Avs last had a player get one.
Nice to see the back-from-injury Hejduk get a goal as well. Magic hands indeed.
Still haven't fully recovered from that Coyotes game, but that worry-free romp was a nice start, and hopefully a good sign of things to come.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Old Wojtek couldn't have scripted that any better.
Traded. Debut with new team comes against old team. Nets game winner with 22 seconds left. Shits pants.
Unbelievable. I turned off my TV. Closed my eyes. Rolled over and cried myself to sleep.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Not a real big fan of this move. Wolski is the Avs second leading scorer this season... They probably got no takers for Liles and still felt like making a trade? Lots of potential on both sides of the deal, let's hope all this talk of upside for Mueller and Porter is realized at some point sooner than later. We'll see... So long Super Wojtek.
And as YB trumpeted. Welcome back Yelle.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Why yes, I will bask in another Buffs victory over the Cornhuskers. Face Nebraska!.... again. A pretty dominating game despite a mid-game lull. An unexpected good game by Casey Crawford, who I am usually a bit critical of (but probably not at the same level as a Danny Ardoin). The dude was pretty money today though. Probably the biggest part of the win tonight is the end of that stupid Big 12 road losing streak. Nice to know that shit ain't carrying over to 2011.
One other note: After watching the game pretty much in its entirety, I can officially say that I'm sick of hearing the yammering of former NU Defensive Coordinator Charlie McBride (1989-1999?). The pud gets like 2 commercials per TV break to talk about how great Nebraska (and more specifically Nebraska football) is. I'll den the Lincoln Fox Sports feed.
Bring on the Dance!!!!
(the NIT dance)