Maybe it’s the conclusion of the Olympics, or the fact that September is now within sight, or maybe it’s because last night I had a dream in which Toni Lydman and I were watching football and debating the merits of popsicles versus fudgesicles, but I woke up this morning with the sudden realization that it’s time to start getting excited about hockey.
I know it’s a bit early to get all wound up, but I can’t help it anymore. I don’t care if my early enthusiasm winds up biting me in the ass when I find myself ravenous for hockey with WEEKS left to go. I don’t care! I’m feeling excited and happy for hockey! There is a distinct feeling of Fall in the air! I refuse to see reason!
HOCKEY IS COMING BACK!
I’ve been on the fence, but I think I’m going to do Kate’s Favorite Sabre again. KFS will get me back into the habit of thinking about hockey and making fun of the Sabres. With all this blogging about the Olympics and woolen eggs I’m feeling a bit rusty on the hockey front. Do I still have what it takes to carefully rank the Sabres based on a ridiculous and ever shifting list of criteria that has little or nothing to do with hockey? I don’t know! I guess we’ll find out. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read the entire KFS series from last year here.)
I’ll wile away the next month on TWC whimsically ranking the Sabres for Kate’s Favorite Sabre Competion Part II, and then before we know it, training camp will be upon us and it’s all down hill after that. Soon we’ll have a wonderful, unblemished, hopeful, fresh, agonizing, shiny new, hilarious, infuriating, looong, fantabulous, FULL season of Sabres hockey stretched out before us! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!
HOCKEY IS COMING BACK!!!
beep beep beepbeepbeep!