If TV Said “You Know” Once More I Was Going To Punch A Hole In The Wall

December 28, 2008 at 11:35 am | Posted in Alex Ovechkin, Bills, Derek Roy, Empty Threats, Frostee Loves Way Too Many Guys, Jason Pominville, Maxim Afinogenov, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, This Irks Me, Thomas Vanek, Thought-provoking Stuff, Tim Connolly, Tim Connolly must be made of toothpicks and chewing gum, Tim Kennedy, Washington Capitals, Winning Is Totally Awesome | 3 Comments

Good grief!  Every other word was “you know” in Tvan’s post-game interview.  EVERY OTHER WORD.  I was about to go get Little Ryan and throw him at the television.

Why did it take a shootout to beat the Islanders?  Not only are the Islanders craptastically bad, but the Sabres had a two goal lead with four minutes left.  Hell, they had a one goal lead with TWO SECONDS left.  That was not good.  N.G., as my grandfather would say, “smelly” as my great-grandfather would.  It’s a good thing Ryan delivered in the shootout and that Staffy and Al scored those nice goals.

Max had a two-on-one in the third, and he had a FREAKING EMPTY NET, and he passed the puck back to the BLUE LINE.  WHY DOES HE ALWAYS PASS IT TO THE BLUE LINE?!?!?!  WHY?!?!

Timmykins looked pretty good in his debut, especially since it was in his hometown.  I love the vacant expressions he always had on the bench.  They made him look about ten years old.  I was afraid he would have to leave before overtime so he could get home before his curfew!  His interview after the game was also absolutely PRECIOUS, so now I have all these players vying for the number one spot in my heart.  

The look of relief on Pommer’s face when he scored that goal was priceless.  Seeing him shake his fists to praise the hockey gods and then mouthing “finally” was great.  I don’t like it when Pommer is off his game.  It…confuses me.

Derek, did you get in a fight with Cari or something?  Yikes, you were all over the place last night and you kept fanning on shots and missing empty nets and not getting to the face-off circle in time and then putting the team offside when you were trying to get on the bench.  You need to get back to that badass play.

I’m kind of glad the Habs beat the Penguins.  I know that they’re in the same division as the Sabres, but I just don’t really like it when Pittsburgh wins.  You know, the Penguins are still a good hockey team, but they aren’t the invincible monster that plowed through the playoffs last spring.  And all the Pens fans are going to send me angry emails now claiming that they’ve had a ton of injuries and they just need to get everyone healthy again, but have they seen how many injuries the Capitals have had?  The Caps have lost almost 200 man games to injuries and they’re sitting in second place in the conference, fourth in the league, and they don’t even have a great goaltender like the Pens do!  And, not to be gross or anything, but Sid can’t even spit well.  They showed him on the bench and he was trying to spit but all he ended up doing was drooling.  He looked like my cousin’s daughter.

I’m kind of mad that I forgot to DVR “Miracle” last night.  I haven’t seen it since right after it came out, but I watched the end.  And got very teary-eyed, because not only is it still incredibly how the Americans beat the Soviets, but remembering that Herb Brooks passed on choked me up.  Then you throw those plaid pants in the mix, and forget it.

Completely unrelated to hockey, but just an interesting observation on how the Chinese view us:  My family might be getting a Chinese exchange student for ten days in January.  There are several middle schoolers coming in and we sent in an application since we thought it would be really great to host one.  The woman called yesterday to set up an appointment for us to review the kids’ profiles, and when she and my mom were discussing the kids it came up that while most of the families here didn’t care if it’s a boy or a girl (even though the kid would be following my brother, it would have been okay if it was a girl since Ben does, after all, get along with everybody), the Chinese parents almost always specify that they want their children staying with American kids of the same gender.  I can’t help but wonder if that’s because of an American stereotype in China.  I was intrigued by that, and also convinced that taking the kid with us to see “Rent” right after they get here is probably not the best idea.

And apparently the kids have a very, very basic knowledge of English.  Frostee:  “So, like an Alex Ovechkin-level understanding of the language?”  Frostee’s Mom:  “I think they know even less than him.”  So there’s your frame of reference.

Speaking of Alex, since I’m sure you’re all dying to hear what witty anecdote I prepared about him for today, I thought I would direct you back to the video I linked yesterday.  (I forgot to mention this  since I most likely suffer from short term memory loss.  It’s crazy)  I would like you to pay attention near the end of the interview when Alex takes that fantastic hard hat out of his locker stall.  You’ll notice how everything falls, and he gets this adorable, “Oh shit, here it comes,” look on his face.  Dear Readers, that look is so easy for me to read because I get an identical one on my face whenever I go into my closet.  Stuff always rains down on me.  It’s probably hilarious for outsiders to watch.

I have no faith in the Bills being the spoilers today.  And apparently now Tom and Giselle are saying they aren’t engaged, and that story was made up.  What, TMZ making up a story?  NEVER!

I can’t reveal my sources, because I don’t want to get anyone in trouble, but I was talking with someone the other day who said that most players would play through the kind of injury Tim Connolly has and that he’s something that rhymes with “wussy.”  I was kind of surprised hearing it from this particular person, and highly amused.  Timmy, not playing through and injury that most players would handle?  Shocking!

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  1. Derek, did you get in a fight with Cari or something?

    Um–and Kim will attest to this–every time D messed up and should’ve done something and didn’t, I honestly said that I’m breaking up with him. And I mean it.

    • I honestly said that I’m breaking up with him. And I mean it.
      good for you, girl! surely he’ll HAVE to step it up with your relationship on the line!

  2. Ok, I watched the video. That look you’ve been rambling about? nonexistent. Sure he’s got a messy locker but nothing more.


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