1. I don’t tend to notice the crowd cheers during hockey broadcasts, but last night, riiight as Doc Emrick was saying, “And now you hear the ‘Let’s go Sharks’ chant,” I was cringing and thinking, “Are they chanting, ‘Let’s go Sha-arks’ right now? Because that’s NOT COOL.” Turning a one syllable team name (Sharks) into two syllables (Sha-arks) in order to cram it into a cheer offends my sense of decency. I know that Sabres fans are not always the most sophisticated bunch (we boo first, ask questions later), but we’re not animals, and I’d like to think we’d never do such a thing.
2. For some reason I’ve really been paying attention to those “Try out a Ford for a week” commercials with Mike Rowe. I love me some Mike Rowe. Doesn’t everyone? He’s handsome and charming, which appeals to the ladies, but he’s also kind of a dude’s dude, so he appeals to the gentlemen. I think everyone, man and woman, loves Mike Rowe. But, have you noticed that the only people who try out a Ford for a week are women? And then, after they swap their Camry for an Escape, the women stand next to the Ford, giggling about how much they love it while Mike Rowe flirts with them? It’s kind of a hilariously simple ad campaign. Women, buy a Ford because if you do, men like Mike Rowe will make you feel adorable! Men, buy a Ford because if you do, the women in your life will look at you like they look at Mike Rowe. They’ll be constantly giddy, and much more likely to dispense blowjobs. Everyone wins!
3. (Heather, please turn away)
I do not understand why anyone (except Heather B) would suggest that the Sabres should sign Tallinder over Toni Lydman. That’s nutty. Yes, Hank had a good year, and yes, he has nice chemistry with Tyler Myers. But you know what else Henrik Tallinder had this year? A contract year. Don’t you guys remember how HARD he sucked last year AND the year before? I’m sorry to say, but Hank can’t be trusted.
I would argue that Toni Lydman is every bit as valuable as Tallinder, but he’s MUCH less fragile, and he’s WAY more reliable. You know what you’re going to get with Toni Lydman: hilariously dry interviews, reasonably solid no-nonsense defense, and a few truly atrocious mistakes every year. With Hank, you really have no idea what you’re going to get.
Now, if you want to argue that Darcy should sign Hank just to keep Heather happy, I’d be willing to listen to that. Ain’t no one happy unless Heather B’s happy.
4. I’ve got the Suns/Lakers game on in the background right now (Let’s go Su-uns!), and they just showed Phil Jackson sitting on the sidelines. It got me thinking- do you think Lindy ever wishes he could sit down during a game? They should give him a little bar stool or something back there. I bet he gets tired.