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Posted by Justin Bourne under General Hilarity, HardBall Talkin' on Mar 15, 2013
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Hilarity, Hockey Vids on Mar 15, 2013
If you didn’t already love these two, this should pretty much put you over the top.
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Hilarity, Twitter, Whimsy on Mar 13, 2013
There are some times in sports when we simply know an athlete is on another level. Right now in the NBA, LeBron James is on another playing field. In the NHL, Sidney Crosby is pulling away from the pack. There have been times when names like Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, and Annika Sörenstam have been simply unbeatable.
That’s the Los Angeles Kings Twitter feed right now.
The best. Try as they might, other sports’ franchises can’t hang.
For those who want to re-live that excellent Wayne’s World reference…here you go.
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Hilarity on Mar 11, 2013
The above picture came through my Twitter feed yesterday, and I had to share it. It comes from Amy of The Fourth Period (@kinbuddy2), and it’s fantastic. Oh THAT’S where that player’s injury is.
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Hilarity, General Idiocy on Mar 07, 2013
A) He won a bet
B) He had to take a breathalyzer yesterday
(Stick-tap to CBS Eye on Hockey)
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Hilarity on Feb 26, 2013
This killed me this morning.
No disrespect meant to The Great One, it has to be grating that every time you attend a game – hell, almost every time you leave the house – you’re stuck writing your name on pucks ‘n’ stuff.
But seriously: Wayne is contemplating death here, whether it be his own, or that of the person asking him to sign stuff. Poor dude.
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Hilarity, Whimsy on Feb 07, 2013
Okay, a couple things to note before listening to this song:
* It’s Danny Taylor, the Calgary Flames new goaltender, singing about the hilarious routine of getting sent down from the AHL to the ECHL, which I myself had the privilege of experiencing three times. HOWEVER - he did not write it. They aren’t his lyrics, he’s singing a song that was written by a guy he used to play with. So nobody from Wheeling should be mad at Taylor, and in reality, it’s more about having to go to a lower league than to a bad town.
* “Wheeling” is in West Virginia, and they have an ECHL team called the Nailers. Yes, the Wheeling Nailers. This is in the same league that once was home to the Macon Whoopee.
* This is from three or four years ago, and I just dug it up because Taylor’s name is in the conversation these days. I played with him for a few weeks in 2008-2009 in Reading’s training camp (when James Reimer was the other goalie, incidentally), and I can confirm that he is hilarious. My favourite lines in the song: “I can’t believe they found me in my hiding place” (when you’re worried about getting sent down, for some reason it feels like it won’t happen if you don’t run into the coaches), “Leave your sticks here” (sticks ain’t cheap, and minor league teams aren’t afraid to be stingy with them), and the coach’s “We both thought you were great!” (nobody ever tells you you played like dog meat, because they are massive liars). Oh, and I also like “I’d fight Bonvie,” but that might just be from someone who recognizes him as a minor league knuckle throwing assassin.
“Don’t lose any confidence in yourself!” Here’s “Death’s Better Than Wheeling.”