Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Snark break...

The stuff you're not letting bother you today ...

The gut feeling Henrik and Daniel Sedin's playoff underperformance (prior to Monday night's barnburner in Chicago) won't be so big a factor if they sign with the Leafs. They'd have to make it to May first, first.

TSN putting out a second press release hyping TSN2's coverage of next week's Red Sox-Blue Jays series.

(The rumour du jour: The Leafs, drafting No. 7 and the Lightning, picking No. 2, are going to flip picks and Toronto takes Ryan Malone's salary-cap hit.)

Talk about the NFL playing the Super Bowl in London, England. Everything there is already unaffordable as it is. Besides, you don't take your sport to new markets by playing games there, you do it by having players from those countries, such as Yao Ming or Dirk Nowitzki in the NBA or Ichiro in baseball. The NFL is comical when it comes to its Marshall Plan-era efforts to understand America's backwards neighbours throughout the world.

The ads Rogers Sportsnet ran last week trumpeting that the Blue Jays finished April first in the American League in "runs scored, hits and RBI." The first fifth of their season has been awesome, but two of those categories are essentially the same thing and what's slightly less irrelevant, hits or higher batting average? (The Jays are still first in that, at a robust .294.)

Sportsnet's been playing up tonight's pitching matchup between new Yankee A.J. Burnett and his "mentor," Roy Halladay. Ironically, Burnett is actually the oldest of the two.

The Windsor play-by-play announcer who shouted "Mission accomplished!" after the Spitfires won the OHL title on Taylor Hall's overtime goal without betraying the proper hint of irony (around the 4:15 mark).



(Seriously, how nails is Taylor Hall, the Kingston boy? The Kingston minor hockey product leading the Spits to a Memorial Cup berth, Mike Murphy being named the league's best goalie and the Kingston Kimco Voyageurs finishing fourth in all of Canada was more than enough to salvage the Limestone City's collective pride, junior hockey-wise.)

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4 comments:

eyebleaf said...

"The gut feeling Henrik and Daniel Sedin's playoff underperformance (prior to Monday night's barnburner in Chicago) won't be so big a factor if they sign with the Leafs. They'd have to make it to May first, first."

ZING!!!!1

Anonymous said...

I think the bigger question is what type of shape is tampa in.I have heard everything for fine to on the verge of beeing bankrupt.

Jayme

Andrew Bucholtz said...

I don't quite get how the Sedins keep the playoff underachiever label. Yes, they've had struggles in the past, but they both were point-a-game players this year (and only had three points between them yesterday). That's pretty darn good in my mind. Not their fault the Canucks are out, and I certainly hope they stick around instead of going to the Leafs.

sager said...

I don't quite get it either, to be honest, but I might as well pander instead of trying to fight the current.