Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Go in peace...not "piece"

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae if she is checking in.

Getting away from the norm here - meaning no NHL; can't bring myself to discuss last night's loss to the Devils. The Leafs completely dominated the Devils for 50 minutes but couldn't solve Martin Brodeur. An unjust result - the lone silver lining was that the Flyers lost (albeit to Buffalo who gained two points on the Leafs) and the Rangers lost in a shootout (to the Isles) so we're still in striking distance - a win over Boston tomorrow is crucial. Let's hope Hazel doesn't sit behind the Bruins' bench tomorrow.

So Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre retires - finally? There is no question he had a good year last year, but going into last season he had come off two or three average to below average seasons. Anyone else find it funny that for guy with the number of records he holds, he leaves the game not with the tag of "one of the greatest, if not THE greatest of all time", but rather as "the gun-slinger".

Favre's longevity and the offenses he played in were huge factors in his record setting career - he was a very good QB, but not one of the greats. Favre didn't win enough to be considered one of the greats of all time - for all intents are purposes, his record in big games was average to well-below average if you consider what the Packers should have accomplished. Go in peace Brett, but for God's sakes just go.

Speaking of a guy that didn't go in peace - but rather held on to his piece. Red Sox Nation needs no explanation of who this person is. A chump if there ever was one.

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo scores Manchester United's lone goal in a 1-0 win over Lyon in Champions League yesterday. The win means that the Red Devils move on to quarter final stage.

Calgary Flames G Miikka Kiprusoff stopped all 39 shots he faced in a 1-0 win over Columbus yesterday - good for the Three Play and even better for Maeple Leafs in yahoo pool.

Nashville Predators RW Martin Erat records his first career hat-trick in a 5-1 win over the Oilers last night - never mind the other stinking Martin who had a good game yesterday.

The play of the day is FC Porto, the little team that could, over Schalke 04 in Champions League this afternoon - but "football" plays don't count here. Still, FC Porto will win today - if you are on -line gambler, do it.

The Bruins killed the night last night - losing 1-0 to Florida at home, after the beatdown they got in Washington is inexcusable, unforgiveable, and infuriating. The total for the week is down to + $100 - as the Bruins were - $150 yesterday. Thanks for nothing donkeys. Today's suggestions:

San Jose over Ottawa - I swore I wouldn't trust the Sharks again, but they have to get the nod over a Tards team that is overrated and questioning themselves with each passing game - they are at the point of celebrating moral victories like "we played with emotion"; not good when you are facing a red-hot Sharks team. Lay $100 on the Sharks - $150.

Dallas over Phoenix - the Stars are trying to stay ahead of the Ducks and Sharks in order to avoid a first round matchup with the aforementioned - they'll get it done tonight. Lay $150 on the Stars - $200.

That's it for now - there might be a pick or two added this afternoon. Thanks for taking the time to check in.

Hazel, here's hoping things are groovy in your world.

I'm Out!


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