The View From Wisconsin
Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
A few thoughts on an idle Tuesday:
- It was rather surprising that the cardinals selected a new pope in such a short time. I hope that Benedict XVI has a long and bountiful reign - regardless of what the MLP in the United States would lead you to believe.
- The Brewers seem to have forgotten how to win baseball games. A six-run inning, and they not only can't hold it, but blow it in the top of the 10th. Methinks Mike Adams' days as the closer in Milwaukee are numbered.
- The purchase of the Admirals by Harris Turer is noteworthy, in that it brings a possible marketing synergy between the town's minor league franchise and it's longest-tenured major league sport. It would be complete synergy if the Predators were to buy in to the Nashville Sounds franchise.
- An update about my cable issues: it appears that the signal leakage that was causing the problems were not eminating from my unit. Instead, they were coming from a neighbor's house, three doors down. That happens to be the same unit that was vacated a few years ago because of issues resulting from a fight with our condo association over the owner's dogs.
- Admirals open their defense of the Calder Cup tomorrow night against the only team to take them to seven games in their playoff series: Cincinnati. Hopefully these guys can get back on track and make a successful defense of the Cup for the new owner.
- By the way: congrats to Seamus Kotyk for scoring a goal on the empty-net Sunday. I'm pretty sure that hasn't been done much in IHL or AHL play - and definitely not in Admirals history.