Wednesday, February 23, 2011

That's the Spirit!

I know, congrats are in order for the Avs with the HUGE win last night...but when you revert right back to your recent past of ineptitude, you are going to get some varying degrees of obscene gestures from the crowd.

If you're unfortunate enough to have seats on the glass for the current incarnation of the Avs it seems fairly logical to get busy with the disapproving hand signals. Not a lot of cause for clapping...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Boom, Outta Here.....

And Boom, Welcome Back....

Champ giveth what Melo taketh away....thank you Champ, thank you. And thank you John Elway. A defense cannot hope to significantly improve when your best defense player walks away for nothing.

The only common thread between the Melo and Champ situations is both players apparently got their wish to wear Orange and Blue.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Boom, Outta Here....

After the way his (and the Avs') season has gone, this is hardly a surprise. Not sure we get much in return (Elliott from the Sens), but that probably doesn't matter much anyway since it was doubtful Andy would be coming back next year after kinda sucking this year. Elliott? Never heard of him. But some hockey nerd I work with who follows the Eastern Conference closely says the 25-year old has some upside. Until the defense gets fixed, it probably doesn't make a ton of difference who is getting peppered in net.

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Bloody Valentine

This season so far. Hard not to hanker for the olden days where you didn't let in 5 goals in the 1st period, and had a good goalie in general? We'll call those our Salad Days. (minor threat, dischord 015)
Pretty laughable game tonight. Sacco has to be shaking in his boots a little bit. Hard to figure the slide on some level, but it is ugly, of that there is no doubt. When you're calling 1st period timeouts and you're in the midst of a 7 game losing streak and you're en route to offering up 5 goals in the period, you know things are bad. This is what the franchise has become? Worst in the entire league in GAA? Thankful for the Oilers so that your point totals are not the worst in the conference? Forsberg dicking around for a couple road losses, and then "retiring", distracting a team that looks pretty lost. It's no longer cute.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Losses by the Avs that is.....this skid just gets worse and worse. Time to start evaluating how good the upcoming draft is looking....

Friday, February 11, 2011

Adding the Spleenless to the Heartless

Admittedly, I didn't catch the most recent week in Avalanche bed shitting due to time spent in LA, where it seems only the Lakers and the NBA are acknowledged as sports. When I was boarding my plane home last night, I was actually convinced I cared about the Lakers-Celtics game that was in progress. That's how quickly I had been brainwashed. Thankfully, it only took about 15 minutes of watching the game in the airport and on my Frontier free preview Direct TV to realize I couldn't give a shit about this "huge game." Couldn't even bring myself to drop the $6 to watch the Nugs-Mavs game that would soon follow the conclusion of that game. Turns out that was a pretty damn good game for the Nugs judging by the final score and seeing the last 5 seconds of highlights. I just figured my money was better spent on $5 gin and tonics. But I digress....

The point of this post wasn't to rip on LA sports or the NBA, it was to complain about how the Avs have treated their once promising and entertaining season like a five dollar hooker. What the hell happened to this consistently resilient team since the week before the All-Star break? With their suspect defense, crap goal tending, and never-ending series of injuries, it wasn't terribly difficult to predict a lull in the offense at some point and would spell trouble. But I wasn't expecting it to be this prolonged and hideous. Again, I haven't seen the last few games, but judging from the scores and what I saw right before and after the all-star break, I'm going to say this team isn't playing with much heart right now (no PP goals in like 5 games?!?!). And now the Avs are relying on He Without Spleen to inject some life back into a season that is hanging by a thread. I'm not sure it can happen. But I guess it will be more interesting to watch them coast toward a lottery pick.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

This Will Be the Last Time I Support You

I know that this is a Denver Broncos fanbloghumpfest but I am here to declare my support for thee Green Bay Packers as they are set to do battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers. I know that in the past I have made the mistake of publicly switching NFL loyalties from the Broncos to the Raiders on this blog (I'm back to the Broncos now. It was a mistake and I admitted it.) but I can justify my one day fan support for the Packers. Here is my reasoning:
  1. This is not the Brett Favre led Packers of old. I hated you in the 90's but now I'm backing you for one day in 2011.
  2. What happened the last time the Packers won a Super Bowl? That's right. The Broncos won back-to-back Super Bowls. Huh? Huh? It could happen.
  3. These Packers have done everything I have asked of them. I asked them to humiliate Jay Cutler and expose him for the backwards hat wearing, thumb-sucking, skippity-skippy-skip, interception hucking, pouting cry baby that he is. They did exactly that. (How's the knee Jay? Think you'll be there for Training Camp?)
  4. I hate the Steelers and their fans. Steeler fans are by far the most obnoxious fans that I have witnessed inside Mile High Stadium. Oh, how I hope they lose this game. By the way, they are the reason why Jake the Snake Plummer is playing handball at this very moment WITHOUT a Super Bowl ring.
Witness this, by wearing these here shoes I hereby hope the Packers win today.

PS. John Fox - If you're reading this today you should consider trading Tim Tebow to the NFC West. Thanks!