Happy 16th anniversary Stephane. And Howie Rose. And Brian Leetch, who opened the scoring with one of the greatest goals he ever scored.
First things first. The Rangers, starting today, are doing profiles on the top 20 prospects in the organization — one each week day not including the Memorial Day Holiday. You can see the story here and go to the Rangers’ site each day for the latest profile.
Now onto Boneheads Stanley Cup Finals Extravaganza Contest (and picnic) No. 1.
This one is where you pick the series. Winner and number of games. Here’s the kicker. I’m going to ask you for a score of the clinching game, and a score of the first game. Those will be the two tiebreakers, in that order.
So your ballot, if you choose to participate, should look something like this:
Flyers in 5.
Clincher: 6-4 Flyers.
Game 1: 4-2 Blackhawks.
I’m going to ask youse to play fair. One ballot per person. Don’t make me go checking your IPs.
Get ’em in between now and gametime Saturday. The winner gets a copy of the book “100 Ranger Greats” co-authored by my late friend ans NHL historian, John Halligan.
I’ll have details on the the BSCFEC (ap) No. 2 tonight, I hope.
Can I just say something about all this hoopla about the Super Bowl coming to New Jersey? People were making signs and gathering to cheer the decision, and calling the radio stations …
Unless you own a hotel in the East Rutherford, N.J. area or have a stake in the NFL or the Giants or Jets, why the byfuglien do you care? You won’t be able to get a ticket, and you couldn’t afford it if you could get one. There are only going to be a few thousand even available after all the NFL/team/player/sponsor allotments. You are going to watch the 2014 Super Bowl in the same place you watched every other Super Bowl — on your couch. The Giants and Jets aren’t going to be in it. It’s more likely to be your arch-enemies, like New England vs. Dallas.
You won’t be able to get into any of the big parties. You will be able to stand in line and pay plenty to get into the “NFL experience” things, which really are no big deal other than an attempt to get you to spend more of your money on crappy merchandise.
So, in summary, the very rich will be at the game, and the very rich will be getting richer off the game, and the whole thing is going to cause traffic problems and probably cost the taxpayers of the two fine states plenty for security and police, etc. Oh, and it’s going to help the Giants and Jets sell more PSLs.
Why are we supposed to be excited about that?
Oh, plus the world is supposed to end in 2012.