If you're up for some non-hockey exclusive sports talk- I've been invited to contribute to a new, comedian written sports blog that's just started up this week called The Nosebleeds.
My first post, (where I offer up my bold analysis of the 1978 NBA draft) should be showing up sometime tomorrow morning, but so far there has been other good stuff as well.
Here are some highlights:
Ed Holland on Red Sox fans who live in New York:
"(Red Sox Fans in New York) sound...just like Yankee fans. Except they are much better informed. About the Yankees. Ask a New York fan who plays for Boston and he’ll come up with Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and oh Curt Schilling...Not so with your Sox man. Want to know Clay Bellinger’s on-base percentage? Ask a Red Sox fan. How much did Chili Davis weigh? Consult the Boston supporter."
Chris DeLuca on Yogi Berra's son, Pirates Third Baseman Dale Berra:
"You, on the other hand, were an early to mid-80’s middle infielder for the Pirates and Yankees who is famous for being fined 10% of his salary for admitting to using cocaine on and off from 1979 to 1984. You also, after being traded to the Yanks where your dad was the manager, were fined (for) public urination and resisting arrest. And if that wasn't enough, later that year you were the 2nd of two players to be thrown out at home plate in the same play. And, as you can see, you had a cheesedick mustache."
Liam McEneaney on the New York Yankees grounds crew who still do that YMCA dance:
"Now, I wasn't on The Bataan Death March, but I imagine that the POWs looked remarkably similar to the Yankee grounds crew - posture bent, defeated, eyes hollow like damned men marching to the Pits of Hell...Watching them go through the motions of forming letters with the jaded exhaustion of the world's oldest Bar Mitzvah DJ, one must ask oneself: What did these poor men do to deserve this?"
More hockey tomorrow.