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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Connecticut Whale Logo Unveiled: Add One More to the Fugly List

Connecticut Whale Logo Unveiled - Courant.com

It appears there are a lot of pissed off whales and fisherman wandering around. My vote is for the whales who have every right to be pissed off at fishermen and whoever created and approved this logo.

Is there one graphic designer whose only job is perfecting the Grrrr mouth look on sports logos?

No whales were harmed in the making of this post however my eyes were singed a bit revisiting the fish stick logo. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A New Dawn? A New Day? for Jeff Tambellini?

We shall see.

Tyler Carr: A Warrior Indeed

Tyler Carr of the Washington Ice Dogs earns his Black Belt.

Thanks to The American Special Hockey Association for sharing the news.

Congratulations Tyler! 

One should act 
in consonance with 
the way of heaven and earth
which is enduring
and eternal
The superior man
perseveres long
in his course
adapts to the times
but remains firm
in his direction
and correct
in his goals

I Ching

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NHL Rule Enforcement, Will it Work?

The NHL recently posted an official video regarding 2010-2011 rule changes including blind side and lateral hits to the head.

Comments about these rules seem to be mixed between those who think this is a puss move on the NHL and those who like the changes but are skeptical about the NHL enforcing the rules and/or confident the refs will be able to discern the difference between a good hit and a bad one. Maybe this video below is a pre-season precursor as to how accountable players will be held for their antics -

Chicago's Nick Boynton received a game misconduct penalty for making a throat slashing motion towards Tampa Bay's Blair Jones after Jones pummeled Boynton right in the kisser. Boynton mouthing "you're f*#$*%g dead" while making the gesture probably topped off his being suspended for one game which means missing his team's home opener on October 7th. Maybe this kind of thing has happened in the past but if in pre-season a player is going to be suspended for this and miss the home opener, maybe there is hope that all involved and responsible for rule enforcement will do their job. As I watched the video part showing bad hits, it repelled me from the computer screen - that kind of violence doesn't represent the sport I've loved since being a kid. It's not necessary, it's not ice hockey and kids especially should not have to be subjected to it. 

Side note - Boynton got pummeled because he pulled back his right arm too far when winding up to hit Jones thus he lost his balance and gave up his space to Jones. 

(source: NHL.com)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

WTF? and Just Plain Disgusting

WTF??  : (


Just plain disgusting.

Way to be classy Philly. It is no wonder why I can't stand your sports attitude in general. 

To those at Philadelphia Daily News who find what Michael Vick and his cohorts did to defenseless animals over the years as 'Top Dog', may you come back in your next life as a fighting/bait dog. Here's Vick's indictment just in case ya' wanna have an idea of the brutality which only stopped...wait for it...BECAUSE HE GOT CAUGHT. 

Leopards don't change their spots, neither will Vick. Now in the spotlight again with the pressure to perform...just give it time. Vick in the starting spot is not a 'shocking turnout' - this was the plan from the beginning but the slow ease-in was done to avoid pissing off too many dog loving season ticket holders and so on....'so on' meaning $$$$$$$$$$$.

This post co-written by our guest blogger Maddy

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Yet Another Reason Blindside Hits Have No Place in the NHL

From CNN news -

College Player Who Committed Suicide Had Brain Injury

FYI...An athlete's art work may be used to identify changes in brain activity and could be tracked from childhood. Certain drawings 'pull' for certain information about a person and may be one of the only ways to externalize symptoms that medical tests have yet to pick up on.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We Remember

It's times like these you learn to live again 
It's times like these you give and give again 
It's times like these you learn to love again 
It's times like these time and time again

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oh Caption My Caption!

And the Fu Manchu award for best tweet regarding Kovalchuk goes to...

@IntentToBlow: New on ItB: Devils in crisis as Kovalchuk contract approved, but no one has pen.

This award sponsored by various sports media, bringing you James and Kovalchuk coverage that can suck the life out of sports fans.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Analogy of the NHL Pre-Season

Kovalchuk's Deal Saga : Watching Paint Dry

Thursday, September 2, 2010