Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Fan Nation, a SI run blog, named Boston Bruins fans as the 4th most tortured fans in sports.
Yes, the B's have made me cry, swear, hit, throw things, swear off hockey, and worse, but after being amidst the whole team and Heath Bar Crunch last night, tortured does not properly express how I feel at the moment.
This rare gesture of accessibility and fan interaction was a good step in the right direction of getting Bruins fans back on board. I am a die hard fan, and would put up with heartbreaking losses until the day I die, but I am few and far between.
The B's need to continue their efforts to meet their fans, but much more important than that, they need to win. And win big.
Game 6 of last year's playoffs for the B's was winning big. Sleepy B's fans woke up and realized that this current team under the leadership of Julien was one worth watching. They are not disappointing, they are exciting. They are not tired, they are rejuvenated.
While I appreciate the sympathy from Fan Nation, I will happily decline the title. I am not tortured, I am excited. The B's are young, hungry, and with Cam Neely running the show, I think they want it more than the fans do.
P.S. Claude signed the Habs Suck shirt too...
Monday, September 29, 2008
For the second year in a row, the B's took a preseason trip to Stowe, and rested their heads just 15 miles from my house. Must be why I slept so peacefully last night.
As the B's settled in to the Ten Acres Lodge, Timmy T snuck off to his first B-Town, to grab a pint at What Ales You for old times sake. He was probably quickly dismayed to find it has turned into a St. Mike's hang out and left dissapointed.
This year the boys will spend 3 days, 1 day longer than last, and most likely fall in love with the place all over again, vow to buy summer homes on the Lake and invite me over for BBQ's and to oil up Looch and Andrew all summer.
They took 31 players to Stowe, and will most likely dump 8 or 9 next week. Really, the only one who's a shoe in is Wheeler. The rest will have a strong year in Providence, but Lashoff needs to go. I'm over the kid. He's been on the cusp for too long now and it's time he tried elsewhere. Perhaps the Stowe Raiders
need to bloster their D this season.
On Wednesday the boys invade Montreal for a preseason game with the Habs. I had tickets, but ended up selling them to my Pops. I'm a good daughter, eh?
In addition to having to deal with the annoying OLE'S! of the Hab fans, the B's may have to sit through the Hab's new goal song. It's a gay reworking of a Simple Plan song (yeah, apparently they are still around), called Go Habs Go. Did I mention it was gay . I've been reading some Habs blogs and even Habs fans are pissed about it. I really didn't think they could have anything worse than Vertigo, but apparently they out gayed even themselves.
I was kinda hoping that the Habs would score 5 goals on the game I'm going to 12/4 against the Rangers because you get 8 free wings at La Cage Aux Sports ( 5 buts, 8 Ailes!), but I don't think 8 free wings will kill the pain of hearing that song 5 times. Pray for a shut out by the B's on Wednesday. Even if Manny is playing.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Who cares that WaMu just got bought out and the Dems and GOP are squabbling over the bailout...Savard and Ryder aren't "clicking" (after playing 2 games together)! The Bruins are deep into the preseason and Savy and Ryder still haven't generated many scoring chances. Time to signal the collapse, sound the sirens, beg for a bailout, and lose interest....blah blah blah.
In the spirit of the B's being the red headed step child of Boston sports, this popular attitude of finding some little issue quickly and use it as your reason to not show interest in the Bruins this season.
However, being one of the few New England faithful who actually gives a fuck about the Bruins, could care less about Tom Brady, and is soooo over the Red Sox, I would just give them a few more games to find some chemistry during the handful of pre season games left. Or Julien could God Forbid, change up the lines??
Anyway, I will finally get to see the B's first hand this season tomorrow when they take on Washington. All signs are pointing to Ovechkin playing who always seems to bring the nasty when playing Boston, but luckily our D is pretty solid right now. Something I haven't been able to say in some years now.
Timmy T made his first preseason start with a loss last night (against Detroit). Boston Herald's Harris said he looked shaky, but he did redeem himself quickly by stating loud in clear that Timmy T is the Bruins NUMBER ONE GOALIE. Hear that Manny? TIMMY T NUMERO UNO.
Yes Manny had a win, but lets compare the numbers shall we?
Thomas - GAA 4 Saves 36 Save % .900
Stupid - GAA 2 Saves 10 Save % .833
I'm one of those people who believe good will prevail in the end, and good is Timmy T.
Finally tomorrow night we get the pleasure of NOT having to look at the rainbow bangs of Rob Simpson and will test out a new rink side commentator, Naoko Funayama. Not gonna lie, the name concerns me. I'm a Vermonter, I'm allowed to be a little narrow with my stereotypes.
B's vs Dee-Troy-It again tonight. Looks to be Manny in net. God help us.
And for the record, I blame Manny Fernandez for the US Economy's recent collapse.
God Bless America.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Stevie, please stop crying because a big mean man hit you. You are a vet, you are a "tough guy" in Queeb standards, so when a guy bigger than you comes after you, don't cry about it with your coach after the game. Be a man, stop being a bitch.
In a brighter note: Patrice!
Words to not describe how happy I am seeing him back in black.
On a retarded note: Manny. Yeah, yeah, you won, but you faced 10 shots. Big whoop.
On a false sense of hysteria note: Listening to 990 and Habs fans are already freaking out. Whining about the pressure of just being the Habs, pressure of 100th celebration, how it will lead to a collapse, yada yada yada yada, blah blah blah.
Chill out people. You still have a great team. Don't jump off the Pont Champlain if they lose big in a game. The sun will still rise, Kovelev will still have a perfect golden mullet and the Kostisyen brothers will still be ugly as hell. Take some xanex and relax.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Sherriff broke his back and I've been in wedding bedlam. Besides a few mid summer nights dreams about Lucic sunbathing a top a Canadian waterfall, I really haven't thought about much besides centerpieces, cakes, and dresses. And sheriff has been so doped up on pain killers his posts would have belonged on Terry Gilliam's blog.
Anyway, a chill is in the air, and I am off to Bruins Training camp this weekend. Hopefully my love for this team will return in full force and save me before I become a full fledged Bridezilla.
And to my fellow Bruins fans, I must apologize in advance. I will be attending the Habs Centennial Celebration on 12/4. And they aren't even playing the Bruins. Love does crazy things to you kids. Since they are playing the Rangers, I can't root for anything except the beer man who will hopefully frequent our section. The only satisfaction I will receive from this is that there are many Habs fans who would love to attend this celebration, and I will be wasting their ticket. And I will try to put a hex on Kovey.
Please stay tuned, as sheriff and I will have a season opener shortly.