Games

I’ve been bouncing back and forth between the Red Sox and game five of the Stanley Cup finals.

The Sox are up in the eighth and the Lightning are up in the second intermission.

The Sox are amazingly only half a game out of second place in the AL East. The Lightning are down three games to one and are facing elimination.

Also, the supreme court fucked over all american females today.

Morning Madness

I slept a little late this morning but I was still able to get all 30 minutes of my daily exercise goal in, and I finished Breaking Bad. Finally. I know I still have the movie and the whole run of Better Call Saul to go, but the main show is done and all is well.

Last night I got all excited about the third period of game one of the Stanley Cup Final, only to see Tampa lose in overtime. As I wrote last night, I think I am on the Tampa Bay wagon, but if Colorado wins the cup I will be pretty much equally as happy. I have to admit that I sided with Detroit in the Great Avalanche vs Red Wings blood bath back in… whenever that was. Then Ray Bourque was traded to the Avs and I obviously switched sides. I’ve been a casual Avalanche fan ever since.

Still… threepeat. We haven’t had one of those since the Islanders won their fourth in a row in 1983. The Oilers then won four of the next five and five of the next seven, but the last actual threepeat was a fourpeat in 1983. It would be cool to have another one. I guess I am rooting for the streak more than I am rooting for the team. Whatever. It should be a fun series.

Did you see episode four of Obi-Wan Kenobi? Did you have your mind absolutely blown the way we did last night? Holy shit, I could not love this series more. I have been listening to a lot of Star Wars podcasts during this series’ run and a lot of them are down on the show. I think those people need lobotomies because this show is amazing. It’s bordering on perfect. I can’t overstate how much I am loving this show.

I read yesterday (or was it the day before) that they are going to show the entire series in theaters, and Obi-Wan Kenobi will sort of become the next official Star Wars movie. I am all for it. I told Harry last night and he was so excited he almost exploded. I don’t know how I am going to feel about it Covid-wise, but we’re already thinking of trying to go to a matinee of Thor: Love and Thunder as a possible first trip back to the theater. We’ll have to see.

What else… I was thinking of doing some car music today but I slept too late. Maybe tomorrow. Definitely over the weekend. I don’t have any songs ready for guitars yet, other than one that is ready for leads, so I want to finish the bass/drums bed for a couple more songs too. I have my big amp, the one I used at the last gig, in the music nook now and I want to use it. Things to do, things to do.

Stanley Cup Finals – Game One

I found out today that ESPN hired former Red Sox announcer Sean McDonough to call the Stanley Cup finals. He is the single worst play by play announcer in the industry and I hate him more than all other announcers that I hate combined. It sucked most of my interest out of the series.

I also didn’t know who to root for. I once considered myself an Avalanche fan, but that was just because Ray Bourque ended his career there. I do not like the Lightning because my Bruins have faced them so often in the post season. Also, they are from Florida. I mean… hockey in Florida, right?

You would think that would make me an Avs fan for this series, but there’s also the possibility of an honest to goodness dynasty. Tampa Bay has a shot at winning the cup for the third year in a row. We haven’t seen a threepeat since the Islanders in the early 80’s.

So do I root for the Avs or the threepeat? I couldn’t decide.

Until…

I checked the score a few times tonight. The first time it was Avs in the lead 2-1. Later it was Avs up 3-1. Then about 10 minutes ago I checked and it was tied at three in the third. I immediately put the Lightning radio broadcast up on the NHL app on my iPad.

I guess I’m rooting for a new dynasty then. As soon as Tampa woke up I was invested in the game.

Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup

It was never really in doubt, but a minute or so ago the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive season. More importantly, the Montreal Canadiens did not win the Cup. For me, a Bruins fan and not even a little bit of a Lightning fan, seeing Montreal lose was the real goal. I really, really hate the Montreal Canadiens. I mean I really, really hate them.

I don’t actually want to be the guy who roots against a team rather than actually rooting for their opponent. I don’t want to be that guy. The only exceptions involve the New York Yankees and the Montreal Canadiens. Boston’s history against those two teams sort of flush good sportsmanship down the toilet. For this fan, at least.

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The hockey gods smile upon you for beating Montreal. Amen and all that.

Damn it, Tampa Bay

They failed to complete the sweep. Montreal won game four 3-2 in overtime.

Damn it, Tampa Bay. You had one job. Eliminate Montreal in four games and win the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive year. One friggin’ job.

Game five is Wednesday night in Tampa Bay. Win it at home, Lightning. Or else. Or else what? Exactly.