Things That Are Ridiculous And/Or Funny

January 26, 2009 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Alex Ovechkin, Alexei Kovalev, All Star Game, Brian Engblom's Hair, Carey Price, Evgeni Malkin, Players, Randomness, Thomas Vanek | 2 Comments
  • The final score last night.  12-11?  For reals?  Yikes.  We actually missed the first half of the third period, because, hello!, the SAG Awards were on.  I went 10-for-10.  During the Golden Globes, I predicted the correct winner for every single category.  It’s crazy, man.  But, uh, anyways, back to the All Star Game.  Heh.  I don’t know why I even watch it.  Those poor goalies don’t try to stop the puck half the time.  It’s all ridiculous and high-scoring.  I love high-scoring games, but not when the defense is non-existent.  I would rather see the Sabres score ten goals in one game while the opposing team’s defensemen scramble around trying to look like they’re actually doing something.
  • Gary Bettman.  Did everyone catch right near the end when they showed him coming down to ice level?  Because when he stood up on his tip-toes because he couldn’t see around the people on to the ice, it might have been the funniest moment all night.
  • Props to the Montreal fans for booing him, by the way.
  • I can’t believe they actually went to a shootout last night.  I figured one of the goalies would just let a puck in right at the end.
  • I also can’t believe that Alex scored in the shootout.  I love the guy, and I certainly see him play a lot, but that was the honest to goodness first time I ever saw him score in a shootout.  I always wondered what it would look like…
  • Not really funny or ridiculous, but I thought Kovalev as MVP was a good decision.  He got two goals, scored in the shootout, was the captain, and is a Montreal player.  The fans would have gone absolutely bonkers if a Montreal player hadn’t been named MVP, but I had no problems with  Kovalev being chosen.
  • Evgeni Malkin’s English.
  • Remember back over the summer when I couldn’t decide if I loved Malkin or not, and then I was all, “Oh HELL no” after finding out he and Alex were ex-besties?  Well, I’m back to a state of confusion.  They were all cuddly and “I love you” over the weekend (dinner dates?  Geno being the first one to congratulate Alex after the shootout? the Breakaway Challenge?), but my friend Kristen thinks they’re going to go back to hating each other.  I hope they do, because then I would just be able to hate Malkin in a show of solidarity.  I mean, Malkin’s a total man-skank and his teeth are screwy and he’s beating everyone in the points race and he plays for the Penguins, but at the same time he’s kind of adorable.  You just want to make him cookies and teach him proper English.
  • A penalty was actually called.  I bet the referee forgot it was an All Star Game.
  • How did no one score on that power play?  I thought these were the best of the best.
  • It’s really cute how my Latin teacher thinks we’ll actually read 80 pages in our review book this week.  We’ve already learned everything covered in it, according to her.
  • I can not believe Carey Price actually called his mom.  That made my night.
  • I’m pretty sure Brian Engblom broke the record for saying a player has smooth hands the most times in one game.
  • One of my teachers in school.  We kind of hate this teacher because he’s absolutely terrible, has no idea what he’s talking about, and is a total asshole on top of it all.  One of my friends thinks he got the honors position because we’re the gifted kids and can figure it out on our own.  Even the parents think he’s a jerk.  He’s also a total jock, so instead of teaching he likes to spend his time talking with the jocks in the class.  Apparently, if we talk amongst ourselves while he’s talking to kids, we’re “rude.”  It’s really funny.  He tells all the other teachers in the school how rude we are, writes it on the instruction sheets for the subs (last month a sub actually told us at the beginning of class, “Yes, your teacher tells me you are the rudest class he has ever taught.”), and even tells his other class at our level how rude we are.  He decided that the fact that he let us pick our own seats was the reason we were so rude, so he decided to put us in alphabetical order today.  Only problem is, the chatty kids are all next to each other when he does that.  Jill and Maggie are next to each other in one row, Justine is in front of me and Ally’s to the side of us in the other, Gena and Leah are both next to the window.  He realized this and then spent the next fifteen minutes trying to separate us all so that we couldn’t talk.  It was kind of one of those, “you had to be there” moments, but if you had been there you would have been cracking up.  Andrew and I were.  It was so ridiculously funny.  I can’t believe he actually did it.  Now I’m right next to the door and get to leave the class first.  It’s quite nice.
  • This blog got hit about eight kazillion times yesterday, and approximately four kazillion of those hits were on my post from yesterday.  Hmm.  That’s kind of cool.
  • The Savard-Ovechkin-Chara commercial.  “This guy can’t beat me.  This guy can’t beat me either.”
  • I’m actually probably going to watch the West Coast games this week.  It’s quite irresponsible of me, but then again, so is only studying for one of the exams I have.  I haven’t seen the Sabres in ages, and I’m sort of starting to miss them.
  • I still can’t stop thinking about Thomas Vanek’s hair.  I think he let his son do it for him.

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  1. I still can’t stop thinking about Thomas Vanek’s hair.

    I still maintain that it looks like he stuck a fork in an electrical socket.

  2. Yes but now I’m sitting next to Gena. BTW I think the seating was totally unfair! I don’t usually talk in that class, cause you’re talking to Alli or Kendall or Justine.


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