Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bonds indicted

And let me check.....just one second....... Nope. Still don't care if anyone or everyone who ever played professional sports is a juicer. Next manufactured controversy, please.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Panthers 2; Thrasher 3 - OT

Went down to Phillips Arena tonight to take in the last two period of the Thrashers-Panthers game. OK arena. We had club seats, so we were in the last row of the first section, near center ice. Pretty good seats, and the concourse in our area was really snazzy, but that's what you can get for $20 when buy tickets after the first period is over. Up higher, though, might have sucked. From the looks of it, one entire side of the arena is made up of luxury boxes, which were right above it. I mean, a whole side of the arena is reserved for the very rich. Kind of overkill, really.

As for the game, it was OK. Tough to get into it when you don't care for either team. But it had a great finish. Marian Hossa scored with 2.6 seconds left to tie the game, and Ilya Kovalchuk, who has been on fire lately, scored the game winner in OT. So the end was really exciting, and Hossa and Kovalchuk are worth the price of admission.

Plenty of former Kings in action, as Josef Stumpel and Olli Jokinen lined up against Alex Zhitnik. Always cool to see a new arena, even if it half full (kind of like a Hawks game).

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Do You Believe in Unlikelihoods?!

You make the call. What's more unlikely:
  1. Illinois goes into Columbus and beats the number 1 Ohio State Buckeyes;
  2. Juice Williams throws for four touchdowns; or
  3. the Kings, trailing 4-0, get five goals against Dallas in the final seven minutes and win 6-5 in overtime?

Welcome home, pal.