Archive for the ‘Whimsy’ Category
Posted by Justin Bourne under No. You're a slow news day., Whimsy on Dec 06, 2012
Remember during the NBA lockout when President Obama started going on about how much it sucked and everyone was all “oh, he’s so awesome. He has opinions on sports. He’s just like us!” Well, the decidedly less awesome Stephen Harper hasn’t exactly done the same for the NHL lockout. In fact, the only thing we’ve heard from our ant overlord is he has no interest in getting involved. However, that hasn’t stopped the NHLPA from keeping parliament up to date on the goings on of the lockout because Canada.
Posted by Justin Bourne under Whimsy on Nov 19, 2012
Last night at the American Music Awards, Carrie Underwood was up for best country album, so naturally, she brought her hubby Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators along with her. Well, she won, and they gave us an excellent “Stars: they’re just like us!” moment when she made the purse hand-off.
Heh. Most men don’t carry purses, you see, so this is funny. I love that he immediately looks for somewhere to put it down. He did have a sense of humour about it though, so that’s cool. We’ve all been there, my man.
(Stick-tap to @cjzero for the .GIF)
UPDATE: While Fisher played hubby, Dion Phaneuf danced it out.
(Stick-tap to 33royhappened.tumblr)
Posted by Justin Bourne under Whimsy on Nov 07, 2012
I’m not sure if you’ve heard this or not, but not everyone loves Gary Bettman. The anger and frustration so many fans feel while hockey continues to not be played has to be directed somewhere, and the current commish has willingly made himself the target, taking the heat off, well, almost everyone and everything else.
Few public figures can be the object of so much scorn and keep their position for too long, so some day, somewhere down the road, Gary Bettman will hang up his commishing boots, take his shmillions of dollars, and go do whatever the hell it is that he likes to do in his spare time (skin kittens?).
So, given that yesterday was election day (yay/boo your guy won/lost!), we here at Backhand Shelf figured it’d be a good day to asses who would be the most popular replacement in the eyes of us, the fans. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Shamelessness, Whimsy on Oct 19, 2012
Yeah, whatever, I sunk to this.
I think a solid hockey blog should provide balance. A little advanced stats here, a little “watch the game” there, some analysis, some highlights, whimsy, all that good stuff.
This morning we posted an excellent lockout solution courtesy @67sound, who proposed a “make-whole” cap that would allow both the NHL and NHLPA to stick to their core principles, while coming to an agreement on how the new CBA should look. It involved both numbers and words, and those things are often very complex for hockey fans. Especially the male ones.
For balance (man this is taking a lot of justification), I now present you with the latest Dallas Stars Ice Girls “Lake Day” video. Because it says the name of a hockey team on some of their bikinis, this counts as hockey related, trust me. I’m an expert. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Justin Bourne under KHL Website, No. You're a slow news day., Whimsy on Oct 17, 2012
Fully saturated on stories about the latest CBA proposal from the owners, I set out to do something different: find a hockey highlight or two to remember why I follow this damn sport to begin with.
Naturally, I headed immediately to the website of the best league in the world right now (gag), the KHL. One would assume the World’s Best League would have a pretty rad website too. Yes, RAD. Speaking of, yesterday I stumbled across Alexander Radulov, but today’s find was even better.
“KHL TV” brought me to this page: Read the rest of this entry »