Bad omen of the day: I am stuck in Charlotte, N.C., of all places, where Elton John’s “Rocket Man” (“I think it’s going to be a long, long time…”) is playing above. In other words, I’m not making it to the morning skate.
If that’s not torture enough, at airline terminals, I have an uncommon knack for always sitting next to the annoying guy with the Bluetooth headset who insists on letting the free world hear his entire conference call (something about scheduling *another* conference call. It’s obviously very important, seeing how he’s pacing back and forth and now yelling).
Anyway, fear not, dear readers: I will make it for the drop of the puck even if it means crawling there. And at least now I have time to fill out my ballots for various end-of-the-year awards, all of which are past due.
In the meantime, here’s “my story from today’s paper”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070412/SPORTS01/704120362/1034/SPORTS about how the myriad hiccups the Rangers endured this year probably made them a better team in the process.
Meanwhile, “Atlanta is getting excited”:http://www.ajc.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/sportscolumns/entries/2007/04/11/playoffs_a_brea.html.
And by excited, I mean people are reading the paper and saying, “Hey cool, we have a hockey team in the playoffs!”
Before adding: “But wait, what’s hockey?”