So this is it:
If your team won a Stanley Cup in the last four years, remain in your seat to ride the roller coaster again. If not, you probably hate this. It’s like playing original Monopoly, before they swapped the iron for a cat, and thinking, “Oh great, the old shoe won again.” (Seriously, how is a thimble more relevant than an iron?)
Lucky for us, we are old shoes.
Chuck and I will be suspending all direct interaction during the Bruins/Penguins series and communicating only via passive aggressive Tweets and blogs.
Perhaps we’ll let Intern Jeff Skinner man a scoreboard and tally how many times we don’t say what we want to say because we know we can’t unsay it, even when the series ends
with the inevitable Penguins win. (INTERN EDIT: Stop it, Pants. Behave yourself.)
Fine, Principal Skinner.
Last night’s Hawks OT win guaranteed that a great many of our Western Conference friends will be just as verklempt during Round 3. That means “choked with emotion,” or perhaps more specifically from the German verklemmt – “emotionally inhibited in a convulsive way” [urbandictionary].
I think it’s fair to anticipate convulsions, no?
Personally, I’m thrilled to have something to care about in the West. I haven’t seen enough of Kaner’s tufty beard-and-receding hairline mullet combo. Plus the Kings ensure that we won’t run out of #BreadWatch2013 topics to discuss.
(Ha! #BreadWatch – Typo of the Week.)
It’s going to get a little ugly, a little dirty, but we’ll all love each other again in the end. In a few
wins wars weeks. Right?
Take the next two days to love your friends because when Saturday comes, all bets (and BFFs) are off.Tags: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins