Unwittingly, I made my life just a tad more difficult that it should.
Never mind that my sports teams forever torture me in way or another. I guess it’s all about character building. And let’s just say that if character were a quality that paid me a lot of money, I’d be a millionaire several times over.
Yet, I said in one of my videocasts that to me, if the Rangers didn’t make the Eastern Conference Finals, I’d consider the season a failure.
This was in Round One.
It didn’t look like, or at least maybe there was a slightest possibility, that the Devils would not make the finals. I mean, weren’t the Flyers supposed to be this juggernaut of a team?
Marty must have lost a few pounds I guess. Or the Flyers forgot he’s easily distracted by a good barbecue. Or maybe he just didn’t take the cheesesteaks.
Son of beech. Sheet.
So now? I’ve upped the ante. Simply because I don’t want to hear it.
The Rangers ARE the best team in the Eastern Conference.
Yeah, there I said it.
However, it doesn’t matter. NOW is the time to prove it. Two series of game sevens isn’t good, but then again, extra added rest usually doesn’t help in setting momentum or keeping it up after a few days off. Just ask the Detroit Tigers in 2006 or the Los Angeles Kings in a few days.
The next few days are going to be interesting. And if I was keeping people entertained on Twitter or on YouTube these past few days, just you wait to see how I react to this series.
If I remember my name, I’ll consider it a success.
My friend Rob told me last night that I have balls. I won’t tell you why, but it’s for good reason. But let’s just note that I’ve upped the ante.
I’m officially nonplussed about baseball right now. My dad and I have said for years that baseball season starts when our team is out of the hockey playoffs and that hockey season starts when the baseball team is officially eliminated. I have a Sunday afternoon game on the TV right now, and I couldn’t care less about it. Sure, I like that the Mets are winning.
But hockey has upped the ante for me. Officially, I’m all in.
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