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Wildcard Bitches!

January 5, 2012 Adam Thomas

Alrighty then!  The NFL was fun while it lasted but now it’s time to get down to business. No more slogging through terrible Jets games or being stuck watching the Browns and the Bills.  Now it’s only the big boys so let’s get the picks, shall we?

Denver +8.5 over the Steelers.  As a matter of fact, I am going to go out a limb and say that Denver just flat out BEATS the Steelers.

Look, I watched the Steelers play the Browns last week and they looked turrible!  I know the Donkeys did too, but still, I just have a weird gut feeling about this one. Plus, Michael Lombardi picked the Steelers to go to the Superbowl on the BS Report and that guy is never right. On a side note, it was really awkward having Bill Simmons introduce Lombardi as the new GM of one of the teams that needs a GM right now because you know Lombardi ain’t getting any calls. But hey, on the plus side, he is a Sixers fan so I can’t be too hard on the guy.  Anyway, Broncos are winning.

Detroit +10.5 over the Saints.  The Saints win this one, but the Lions cover.

Giants -3 over Atlanta.  Why is everyone so hot for the Giants all of a sudden?  It really wouldn’t surprise me to see Atlanta win, but I’m still going with the Giants victory.

Cincy +3 at Houston.  I think the Bengals take it down. This pick has been made solely for Big B.

By the way, did you know that The Strokes put out an album last year?  Neither did I!  But I listened to it on Itunes and I really like that “Under Cover of Darkness” song.  The only thing that pisses me off–and I’m sure it pisses off all the other Strokes members–is that the singer sounds like he REALLY doesn’t want to be singing. I mean, I know that his style was always slackery/I’m too cool to care, but man, it sounds like he’d rather be anywhere but singing for the Strokes. I read that the rest of the band recorded the music and then sent him the tracks to lay the vocals over.  That sounds like a cohesive band.

So I started watching the Flyers/Rangers 24/7 show on HBO, and I gotta say, I’m starting to get the appeal of hockey. The Winter Classic was high drama, and it made me really hate the Rangers. The strangest guy ever has to be the Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. During one interview, he said something like, “I have a million different faces. The face you see is not the face my wife sees which is not the face my teammates see and that is not the face my dog sees.” That sounds like something the Son of Sam would say.  What a weirdo.

I don’t know much about hockey, but it looks to me like the Rangers are just better than the Flyers and they wanted to win the Winer Classic more than Philly did. Also, the Philly D looks pretty darn weak.

Anyway, that’s all I got.  Happy New Year!

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Hockey…what the hell

February 25, 2011 Adam Thomas

I tried to watch hockey a few days ago with my friend Bob, and then I tried again last night.  And it just isn’t happening for me.

Playoff hockey, I can get into that.  It’s crazy intense. But regular season hockey is just kinda…meh.  And last night, while watching the game, which the Flyers won 4-3 in OT, I finally discovered the main reason for my dislike of hockey: It is incredibly, incredibly, INCREDIBLY stupid that the players can use their hands to knock down the puck and put it right in front of their sticks.

That is how the game was forced into OT last night.  The puck popped up in the air with 30 seconds left, the Islander player stood in front of the goal, reached up, grabbed the puck, put it right in front of his stick, spun around and scored.

Lame.

Look, if you’re going to primarily use your sticks to move the puck in the game, there should be no hands allowed.  Wait till the puck hits the friggin ice before you touch it.

What happened last night is the equivalent to if a soccer player stood inside the six, grabbed the ball out of the air, set it down perfectly right in front of his foot, spun around, blasted a shot, and scored. Of course, using your hands is illegal in soccer so maybe that analogy is way off.  I don’t know.

I also don’t know about hockey. I’m trying to get into it so we can write occasional articles about it for Theheadrush, but I don’t know if I can.

Watching the sport is like listening to indie-folk rock.  I can see why other people are into it, I’m just afraid I never will be.

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