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.

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Trumpian Tweetage Haiku Continuum



Republican Congressmen
Two wins now in doubt.


Dems love Sessions now
Same thing: lyin' James Comey
Saint-like. Really sick.


Russia: "nothing to
do with meddling." Why isn't
Hillary looked at?


The Special Counsel
I’ve done nothing wrong



The phony witch hunt

The soon to be released book
Looks like a big hit


Fake News Media

Together with the witch hunt:

My best poll numbers


“Caravans” coming

Must go nuclear option.



We don’t have a wall

Not going to have a country



Trade Wars are good and

Easy to win. They get cute?

Don't trade; we win big!


Gun-adept coaches

Weapons-talented teachers

Instantly Shooting


Promote the Fake Book

Mentally Deranged Author

False Information


Now that collusion

With Russia: a total hoax



Kim Jong Un, I too

Have a nuclear button.

And my button works.



Tax cut/Reform bill

Massive Alaska Drilling

Incredible Year



United Nations

Sanctions on North Korea

World wants Peace, not Death



False Accusations.

Women I don't know. FAKE NEWS!

Collusion. Russia.


Army Navy Game





He's bad on Crime, Life, Border.




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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