That’s a line from Blazing Saddles, by the way.
Sigh, I have to work today, on this beautiful, sunny, warm spring day that was made with Mr. Titleist in mind. Oh well, there will be others. I can rest in the comfort that the Rangers are enjoying themselves on golf courses. PS, a friend of mine played locally with Colton Orr the other day.
Some rollicking start to the conference semifinals, or as they used to be called, the Stanley Cup quarterfinals. (Versus’ promotional ad calls them the Stanley Cup semifinals, and points out that eight teams start and only four survive; duh, how could it be semifinals with eight teams?).
I digress. I thought that was a fabulous game last night, though I didn’t see the whole thing, and you gotta just love all the goals being scored in these playoffs, and that games aren’t over when a team scores first, and they aren’t over when a team leads in the third period.
A friend sent me this photo: a stop sign spotted in Washington, D.C.
One downside I forgot to mention about Washington’s ouster. Beninati is now available to do Versus games. Ugh. Tallies, helpers, stanzas, campaigns, twine, etc. “On Versus” every five seconds. Too bad.
Finally, it’s official: The winner of “the inaugural Olli Jokinen Five-Hole/Beat the Blogfather Extravaganza and Picnic” is True Fans Bleed RW&B. Most of you have congratulated him already. Those who haven’t should. He very nearly went 8-for-8, but was upset by Halak and Co. in Game 7.
And for those who asked what the prize is for correctly picking the next round … I’ll happily mention you in the blog. I would imagine we’d have to have tiebreakers since there are only four series. The first will be the number of games in the Pitt-Montreal series, next the number of games in Boston-Philthy, then Detroit-San Jose, then Vancouver-Chicago.