Bigger, Better, Faster, MORE.

So this is it:

conf final

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.

bruins pens

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?

hawks kings

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: , , ,

Leave a Reply

  1. Christine Brennan Reply

    I am a exceedingly tolerant Penguins fan that has just been called a “FAIRWEATHER FANGIRL” by a (male)Flyers-fan friend of twenty years. Oh yes, it is ON.

    • Weren’t the Flyers eliminated from the playoffs in, like, February?

      • Christine Brennan Reply

        Yep. And he’s been calling for the Pens demise ever since. Every round they advance makes him nuts.

        • As much as I’m not a Pens fan, making a Flyers fan miserable might be worth hopping on the bandwagon. 😉

        • Donna Reply

          Christine-I hear you; I’m a Pens fan and I’m married to a Flyers fan. I always tell people we have a “mixed marriage.”

  2. Since I have no more dogs in this hunt, my allegiance falls in the following order: Chicago, LA, Pitt (only for Iggy), Boston.

    I’d also like to mention that both Oduya & Westgarth are overdue for some #BeardWatch2013 love.

    But if we’re going with the carb-loaded #BreadWatch mentioned above, I’m #TeamSourdough all the way, baby. 🙂

  3. Another one in need of #BeardWatch2013 love – Corey Crawford for his magnificent #facefluff it looks surprisingly soft.

    • jana Reply

      I have loved Corey Crawford for a long time! Love hearing he’ll be getting some love soon! I’ve considered suggesting him for a FF post, but there aren’t a lot of pictures of him out there outside of Blackhawks’ practices. Shame. He’s so cute!

  4. The conference finals have literally reduced my Hawks/Bruins co-fandom friend circle to one. Possibly two. Negotiations are ongoing.

  5. Amy Reply

    Luckily, my BFF is on with me rooting for the Pens; and I’ve even been bringing her over to #teamcrankshaft with me as well. 🙂

    Oh, and my vote for #BreadWatch2013 is either light rye or cheese bagels. 😀

  6. Pens-Bruins game is on my birthday.
    Score better be 2-0 Pens (because I’m turning 20) or the Pens and I are temporary friends off.

    • Pants Reply

      Approved, approved, approved! Happy early birthday!