The View From Wisconsin
Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
First things first: The senseless shootings in both Omaha and Tucson this week were mind numbing to hear of. The second one, of course, is going to be political fodder for probably the next two years or so, simply because of the intended target. However, that won't bring back the life of the assistant principal at Millard South, nor the little girl who was at the Safeway to meet a congresswoman. They were both tragedies, yes; they both, however, probably could (and would) have happened no matter the safeguards in place.
On to other things...
On to other things...
- That the Nashville Predators have won their sixth consecutive game is not amazing (though they are turning into Team Streak - 10 game point streak followed by five game losing streak followed by 6 straight wins). No, what is astounding is that the two-headed Nordic monster in net have yet to surrender the team's 100th goal against on the season. It was a mere four years prior that the Preds took 40 games to allow the 100th goal against; it is a major, major kudo to our two Blocks of Ice (Pekka Rinne and Anders Lindback) that they are, indeed, doing something right in net.
- I do like the Predator Guardian from the mind of Stan Lee. However, "Matter Intake"? C'mon, Stan. Call "gaping jaws of death" what they are.
- The Twitter Statement of the Day that I can get behind: "To all my non-Christian friends: Westboro is neither Baptist nor Church, they are a hate group." (J.J. Merrick, @jeremiahx on Twitter)
- Speaking of Twitter: I've been reading an old book that I got when I was still a member of SABR - Ward's Base Ball Book. I noticed that the Dapper Pitching Deity @OldHossRadbourn was not mentioned at all in said book. I wonder why...
- Not sure if it's a problem on my end or on TWC's, but my LCD TV's reception of basic cable channels has not been very good. Haven't noticed any issues with my 'net connection as of late (knock, knock).
- Deep down, I think I prefer the owners of my favorite NFL team over that of the Falcons. Of course, I have to say that, since I see many of them on a daily basis...
- Trevor Hoffman has retired. That means that he can start planning his 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony speech.
- If you didn't catch it, I did alter my previous post apologizing to Bert Blyleven for not thinking he was a Hall of Famer. I still have my doubts, but once you're in the doors, you're in for life (and death, in most cases).