Friday, May 02, 2014

Pool Report: Round Two Begins

Racist idiots try to spoil game-winning goal by Montreal Canadiens P.K. Subban

During one of my travels, I convinced a Black friend in LA to come to a hockey game. He agreed mostly because the Canadiens were in town, and he knew I was a little homesick despite the daily Snowbird sightings at Nate and Al’s.

My buddy was basketball obsessed and had never been to a hockey game, so I spent the night bringing him up to speed on what was happening on the ice.

At one point, he noticed Habs star Donald Brashear and tugged my sleeve. “Is that a brother out there?” I acknowledged that it was, to which he replied, “There’s brothers that skate?” and “That’ll never catch on.”.

Apparently, it has. And as PK Subban revealed last night, sometimes brothers are almost winning games by themselves.

Unfortunately, it was also revealed that while you can ban team owners for being ignorant troglodytes, we still have a way to go when it comes to the fans.

But then –- this is the town that gave us Ben Affleck…

Can’t wait for them to realize which sweater PK’s brother Malcolm will soon be wearing on a regular basis.

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Although it must have Jarome Iginla wondering if he shoulda stayed in Pittsburgh –- or better still –- Calgary.

But it’s almost as intolerant for me to be painting a whole town with the same brush on account of a few idiots. Because the guy sitting number two in the Infamous Writers Hockey Pool (Todd Gordon) is from Boston and PK’s a big reason he’s where he is in the standings.

Of course, at the moment, it’s right behind a guy from Toronto (Peter Wildman) with a lot of guys from Boston on his Roster. But no PK –- since that’s mostly an absolutely unforgivable Toronto/Montreal thing that has nothing to do with race or ethnicity –- anymore at least –- I hope…

Sharing third place are Maurey Loeffler and Michael Foster, two guys just happy to be anywhere with anybody.

Round two in the Playoffs has officially commenced. Hopefully, last night’s ugliness is not a signal of what’s to come. Because I’m loving all these overtime games and all the players who are making them so exciting.

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