Friday, March 30, 2007

A couple hours in Canada.

Last night DCSC and I spent a couple hours in my homeland of Canada. Well we spent a couple hours in the embassy of Canada. That counts right? Thanks to Mr Smooth who gave us the heads up. We attended a showing of "the Rocket" a story about Maurice "the Rocket" Richard. First of all Wow! I personally loved it. I am a fan of most hockey movies, and this was one of the better ones I have seen. The fact it was based on an actual person was an extra bonus. I only know Maurice Richard from the record book and very few anecdotes. The movie was eye opening. It helped me understand my French-Canadian side a little bit more. But even if you are not French-Canadian, this is a great Hockey movie. Interesting to see that fighting and the existence of the league was an issue "back in the day" as well.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I hate Pittsburgh.

Tonight is the last time we have to deal with the Pens this year. Thank God. These guys have the Caps number this year. Well, most years. No matter what incarnation, it always seems we get get hosed by these guys. I am still hoping/praying for a Caps win, but I am not optimistic. The Caps are not a playoff calibre team, and unfortunately the Pens are. But can the Pens win a series without the benefit of the shootout? I don't think so, but that is why they play the game.
Back to tonight. Hopefully the Pens will be looking through the Caps, and the Caps can catch them napping. Here is to a Caps win. Mmm, yaa?

Note to George McPhee; We expect the Capitals to be in the playoffs next year, not just playing the spoiler. This is getting old!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Hooray, Beer!

OK, not just beer. Hooray for "Jaws"! Today ESPN announced that Monday Night Football will replace Joe Theismann for Ron "Jaws" Jaworski. I for one am quite happy. I have always been a Jaworski fan. First, as a lifelong Eagles fan he has always been my favorite player. Second he has to be, if not the best, one of the best football analysis on TV. He knows how to break down a game and give it to without the pretentiousness that some former players air. Also, I think the dynamic between him and Tony Kornheiser will only improve the show. Congratulations Jaws.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


This past weekend DCSC and I headed back to Philly to see Friends and Family. It is always nice to get back "home". I miss being able to get my Cheese-steak, soft pretzels, and just hanging out in the city. Though I did get a reminder that I do have my other home. On my way to Delaware Ave (Columbus Ave to newbies), a Pick-up pulled up next to me and the passenger shouted "Go Flyers!". See I am a proud Caps fan and have my personalize plate. Also, being that I am from Philly originally I had to shout back "Go Caps, Flyers Suck!". I also added "Its a race to the bottom". Which got me a laugh from them and my passengers. That got me thinking. Can the Caps be so bad the rest the way and end the season the worst team in the NHL this year? The answer, sadly is yes. Pretty much what would have to happen, is the Caps lose the rest of the way, without getting a point. And the Cryers average out at least a point a game. But come on, How likely is that? Sadly, I can see it happen.

What a difference. At the beginning of the season I was hoping we would be in the hunt for the 8th spot in the playoffs. Now I am looking for a bottom 4 finish, and a possible number 1 pick. What a difference a couple months make.