Monday, December 22

WELCOME TO THE SQUIDNEY CROTCHBY SHOW

Once again the NHL got the picture perfect ending to a nationally televised hockey game, Sidney Crosby scoring the game winner in overtime. Does that remind anyone of a certain Ice Bowl where said golden boy scored a shootout goal successfully clinching the game for Pittsburgh also on national television? Even better then Crosby scoring the game winner was that, most likely, the guys on Versus, I was at the game so I didn't hear what they were saying, turned tonights broadcast into 'How many times can we say how great Crosby is? All I can say is that I'm grateful to Cari, who bought my ticket for tonight's game for my birthday, that I was able to miss that because usually the Versus broadcasters make me want to projectile vomit all over my TV, successfully covering Squidney's reasonably handsome, stupid face. Oh Versus, where the commentators know even less about the game then the nearest puck bunny and that's saying something.
When Buffalo scored less then a minute in the game I got nervous because usually that translates into a quick goal for the other team. However, when we ended the first period still up by a goal my spirits were temporarily lifted, then when Kotalik scored making it 2-0 I was flying high. But my dreams of conquest slowly started to dissipate and the cartoon cloud of doom started to hover when Pittsburgh scored twice tying the score at 2. But Sparky Clarky who has been on fire lately scored on the power play allowing the Sabres to pull ahead 3-2 at the end of the second. Why do you build me up Buffalo Sabres just to let me down? Then everyone knows what happens next Pittsburgh scores sending the game into overtime, which against Pittsburgh usually never bodes well for us, and Squidney gets the game winner with a VERY questionable goal. I still say that the stick was higher then the crossbar as did all the other Sabres' fans left in the arena who still had hope that the goal would be disallowed. But once again we were all disappointed which to Buffalo is really nothing new I swear we're getting battered wife syndrome, they keep beating us down yet we keep coming back for more. Go figure.

And how about Petey's 'fight'? Or as I like to call it Bromance on Ice because they were literally hugging each other for a good half a minute before the first punch was thrown which got them both 5 minute majors for fighting. How about 2 minutes for unnecessary hugging? I think that would have been a much more appropriatepenalty. Sorry I'm just a little bitter. Okay, well that was a huge understatement a lot bitter but that's besides the point. Once again Happy Birthday to the best PIC ever and I guess it's better luck next time we go to a game together which is Saturday actually. Until then Happy Holidays everyone.

20 comments:

Cari said...

GRUMBLECAKES.

STUPID [BLEEPITY BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP] SIDNEY CROSBY I HOPE YOU DIE. No, scratch that. I hope you get bowled over by Patrick Kaleta next year, and that Derek Roy knees you in your head on the way down, and then a ref doesn't notice you, and skates right into you and slits your wrists as a result. That would be AWESOME.

Cari said...

Wow, that was a tad a bit hostile.. Hmm...

Rachael and Lucinda said...

The comment about Andrew's Bromance fight made me LOL and I love that guy!

Matt said...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fw7iF68JR8k/SVB9hFH3jQI/AAAAAAAAf5k/q05mAY3WTDI/s400/-1.bmp

look at that and then say it's not a goal.

Anonymous said...

WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

Quit bitching.

Cari said...

look at that and then say it's not a goal.

I refuse to say it's not a goal.

Cari said...

WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

Quit bitching.


Um, last I checked, this is our blog, and if we want to bitch, we're more than welcome to do so. I suggest that if you have the gall to tell us to quit bitching, you man-up and post with a name, not as anonymous.

Kim said...

look at that and then say it's not a goal.

I will admit from that angle it does look like a goal, and I will admit that I wrote this blog while I was still incredibly bitter about the game. But it seems that Buffalo is always getting the short end of the stick, if you'll pardon the pun, I know I just have to deal with the fact that it was a goal but damnit I don't want to.

Kim said...

WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

Quit bitching.



It's my blog and I can bitch if I want to. (To the tune of Big Girls Don't Cry, appropriate enough...no?)

Kim said...

I hope you get bowled over by Patrick Kaleta next year, and that Derek Roy knees you in your head on the way down, and then a ref doesn't notice you, and skates right into you and slits your wrists as a result.

WOW, you're even more bitter than me and that's saying something.

Cari said...

WOW, you're even more bitter than me and that's saying something.

HE RUINED MY BIRTHDAY. Oh, and dear? You were quoted on the PensBlog, FYI.

Anonymous said...

I'm too lazy to create an account and I don't read blogs too often so it's not worth it for me. I first thought it was a high stick but the replays were really close. his blade was clearly above the bar but then i heard the explanation that if it hits the shaft below the bar it is still a goal. I'm willing to concede the point now. Sometimes the breaks go the other way. what can you do?

Anonymous said...

I think almost everyone can agree the guys at Versus are absolutely terrible. But they were actually criticizing Crosby for most of the game, not praising him as you theorized. They kept talking about how he just "hasn't showed up" and "something isn't right with him and he's playing a little poorly."

Cari said...

I first thought it was a high stick but the replays were really close.

Touche. Honestly, my ranting and raving isn't so much Crosby's fault, so much as the attention he garners. It's not fair to the rest of the Penguins, the rest of the players, or the fans for that matter, for one player to get so much attention, and possible/probable special treatment. The goal was iffy, but I truly believe that the NHL needs to mandate on-ice camera angles. Use the cameras that the guys hold in the corners in the front row and check that angle. And I'm sick of people saying it's the arena's flaw. No, no arena has that angle. But they all should if a rule is going to be in play that involves such an angle.

The thing that irks me the most about it is that it was a game-deciding goal.

Cari said...

But they were actually criticizing Crosby for most of the game, not praising him as you theorized.

Like we said, we weren't watching the game since we were physically there, so how could we possibly know that? Especially since the Versus trend is to talk about Crosby for 2.5 hours out of their 3 hour broadcast.

Anonymous said...

Rule 39.4(VI) Puck struck with a high-stick, above the height of the crossbar, by an attacking player prior to entering the goal. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick. If the puck makes
contact with the stick below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed.

Cari said...

Rule 39.4(VI)

Okay, I know we give the impression that we're crazy fangirls, but how many times do we have to say that WE'VE BEEN RAISED ON HOCKEY???

We know the rules. What we want is an absolute definitive angle to determine if the rule was followed.

Kim said...

I'm willing to conceed that it was a goal if everyone else is, however, by virtue of the fact that the game is over and there's not a damn thing that anyone can do about it. Was it a goal maybe we'll never know but either way game over discussion over.

Jill said...

Ummm Ladies... were girls... we don't know ANYTHING about hockey...

Jill said...

Oh and Matt I have posted on Frostee's site... grainy crappy pic bad angle of vision for a pic... don't try to pass that off as a representation of a goal... HA!