I had the intention of doing a big long post today about Darcy Regier. I might still write that post, but I’ve been temporarily halted by a completely disturbing discovery.
Here at The Willful Caboose Headquarters, I do the research for my brainier posts in one of two ways. I either google things in the form of a question, (Example: “Is Darcy Reiger as dumb and/or as smart as he looks?”), and if that doesn’t work, I usually just make shit up. My post today was going to be super brainy, believe you me. Like, mega suuuuper brainy.
I had some questions about Darcy’s trade history and what it might tell us about how he’ll proceed on Monday. So, first I googled, “Everyone is constantly bringing up the fact that Darcy traded for Briere and Drury as evidence of Darcy’s mad trading skillz, but they always gloss over the fact that the Sabres missed the playoffs for the first two years that both of those guys were on the team. Of course, that doesn’t detract from the awesomeness of those trades, but it DOES raise the question- Is Darcy capable of turning the Sabres around quickly?”
That google search turned up diddly-poo. At first I thought it might be time to shift into the “just make shit up” portion of my research, but I decided to go the extra mile in an effort to make my suuuper-mega-brainy post extra legit. I decided to google Chris Drury and Daniel Briere. Truthfully, I wasn’t totally positive about that whole, “The Sabres missed the playoffs for the first two years that both Drury and Briere were on the team,” claim. I thought it wouldn’t hurt to double check.
So, first I googled, Daniel Briere. I learned that he was a deadline acquisition in 2003. So, that means he WAS on the team when the Sabres missed the playoffs in both 2003, and 2004. So far the facts were backing up my claim.
Then, I google Chris Drury. And this is where I made a TOTALLY HORRIFYING DISCOVERY.
Seriously, you guys? SERIOUSLY?! WHAT THE EFF IS WRONG WITH US?
Yes, that’s right. When you google, “Chris Drury,” the drop down menu provides “Chris Drury back to Buffalo,” AS AN AUTO-FILL. What this means is that so many people have actually googled, “Chris Drury back to Buffalo,” that now Google just FILLS IT IN AS A HELPFUL TIME SAVER.
This discovery has completely derailed my research because now I’m just sitting here on the couch feeling vaguely embarrassed. I don’t want to write about the history of the Sabres anymore today. I don’t even want to think about the history of the Sabres anymore today.
Buffalo, we need to take a long, hard look in the mirror. Constantly looking backwards is… I just… I MEAN, COME ON. This is Chris Drury we’re talking about.
I want to move forward, and I suspect you do too. So, let’s take baby steps. We can do it together. First step: We’re going to stop googling Chris Drury. All of us. We can do this, you guys. Cold turkey.
We’re never ever ever ever ever ever going to google Chris Drury for fun again. Ever.
If, for some reason I wind up needing to google Chris Drury for a TOTALLY LEGIT bloggy-type reason, I BETTER not find “Chris Drury back to Buffalo,” in the drop down menu again. DO YOU HEAR ME, BUFFALO?
Here is an example of an acceptable drop down Google menu:
100% awesome, and not at all embarrassing (at least not for us).