Battle of the Blog: Playoffs

Welcome to the NHL Playoffs.  Where all friendships are suspended and The Battle of the Blog really begins.

Pants vs. Chuck, Round One

The Bruins and Capitals begin their playoff series tonight.  Chuck and I have called a time out on fifteen years of watching “So I Married an Axe Murderer” and 3 AM pizza deliveries.  All those *N Sync concerts and the time we got fined a dozen donuts by our broomball team mean nothing.  We are enemies.  Dawn is also a Caps fan – in fact, I blame her for most of this.

I don't like Ovi, but I will like him more than Chuck tonight.

I won’t bore you with a playoff match up preview because frankly, I don’t know which Capitals team will show up tonight.  We have Varsity, JV and powder puff, and they all wear the same uniforms.  Sometimes they swap out during intermission.  The only guarantee is that rookie goalie Braden Holtby will start tonight.  Foxy Friday, don’t fail me now!  

The Bruins are mean and tough and they know how good it feels to win.  The playoffs do crazy things to repeat contenders – Pens/Wings back and forth, the struggling Hawks almost pulling off a first round miracle last season.  Could this be the first repeat since Detroit in ’97 and ’98?

The fight is on.  We know a lot of you guys face this dilemma with your friends or family.  Any tips on how Chuck and I can play fair when we face off tonight?

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  1. Duuuuuuuuuuuude. As soon as this match up was finalized I turned to my husband to proclaim, “The battle of WUYS is ON!” He barely knew what I was talking about (which happens 98% of the time). I can’t help but be more excited about the Chuck vs. Pants battle more than the Bruins vs. Caps themselves.

    And Bob McKenzie says it’s just a game. Pffffffffffft.

    • I love that your first though it about us and this battle of the blog.
      You’re awesome.

  2. Stephanie Reply

    Well let’s see…. In my house we just don’t talk and mix I love you and I hate you together every chance we get….Aid tried to dry jump me yesterday in his GingerRoo sweater to get the Flyer germs on me, but I hadn’t taken a shower yet so I thought the hot water and loofah scrubbing worked to get the germs off (maybe not though)…

    I am looking forward to the blog while this is going on! I was yelling Chuck vs Pants all around my house when I saw the match up. I have to agree with LIndsay that I’m more excited for your battle than the games…still wishing they both could lose!

    • “I was yelling Chuck vs Pants all around my house when I saw the match up.”


  3. MouthGuard Reply

    I suggest recruiting Chuck & Pants “teams/cheerleaders” – a la Worst Cooks in America, when Burrell went up against Flay (and kicked his ass) – and just let your teams do the catfighting for you. Have THEM summarize/trashtalk this series FOR YOU so that you can then point your newly-shellac’d fingernails at each other without ruining your manicures. You can just blame the nasty on your “teams” and laugh at how pathetic they are at coming up with fake Bruins v Caps Foxy Fridays; their sad Photoshopping skillz; their even sadder, craptacular dirty play .GIFs; etc. etc.

    Pants gets to be Burrell because the Bruins are the defending champs, just like her. Chuck can bring on the Flay. Now – GO PICK YOUR TEAMS!!!

  4. I love Pants but IT IS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG.

    I’m DYING to see which Caps team shows up tonight.

    Poor Holtby. Not sure if the Foxy Friday good luck can help him much tonight. What a way to start your 1st playoff series…facing the defending Stanley Cup champs…on the road…against a team with 4 scoring lines…and 6 20+ goal scorers.

    May the best team win. And by best team, of course I mean the Bruins. 🙂

    • SHUT UP, CHUCK! Holtbysave!

      • HockeyMonkey (formerly NYR fan) Reply

        I think I may enjoy CHUCK VS. PANTS more than watching th Rangers or Hawks tonight 🙂

      • Apparently Holtby is from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan – where I was born! Hope that helps your Caps out, Pants – otherwise my money’s on the Bruins.

        • WHAT!? You were born in Saskatchewan? I didn’t think it was possible for me to like you more, but I was wrong. That is officially 100% the most fun place-name to say out loud.