PATRICK MCVAY

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Shoot The Puck

 

The sports fan inside me has been in a constant state of evolution since my youngest days. First came the Syracuse basketball and football “Orangemen” as they were known (a nod to William of Orange, perhaps?); later, the Doug Flutie-led Boston College football team came a-courtin’. Eventually, Pedro Martinez arrived in Boston and roped me in, such that I began to pay daily attention to baseball. Tom Brady and his Patriot brethren weren’t far behind. Enough already! I don’t have the time for these games.

The NBA has been reasonably easy to avoid since the last days of Larry Bird. I broke down around 2008 and started watching the Celtics make their annual playoff runs, but once Paul Pierce got traded away, pro basketball returned to being mostly a bore and not something to care about.

Now there’s hockey. Having been tricked in my youth into thinking this was just bare-fisted boxing masquerading as a team sport, I have come to see its appeal: all that sprinting; the puck finesse; the checking and ability to avoid hits. And best of all is the possibility of ending a game seven playoff match in sudden-death. Even baseball, which features extra-inning walk-offs, doesn’t have sudden-death, where both the home team and visitor can end the game and their foe’s season with a score. The tension can be gripping.

Bergeron et Desharnais

 

 

Let’s hope there’s none of that tonight. I just don’t think I can take it.

Pat's Hard Beet Juice
Chew On A Piece
 

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Monday, 18 December 2017

Trumpian Tweetage Haiku Continuum

 

False Accusations.

Women I don't know. FAKE NEWS!

Collusion. Russia.

 

Army Navy Game

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF'S TROPHY

Congratulations

 

Pelosi/Schumer

He's bad on Crime, Life, Border.

Vets. Guns. VOTE ROY MOORE!

 

Time Magazine Called

Prob'ly "Person of the Year"

I took a pass. Thanks!

 

The Christmas Story

Mother, Father, Baby Son

Jesus Christ. Bahrain.

 

Matt Lauer just fired

When will top executives

Be fired for Fake News? 

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