Of course we are. There is nothing else like it. The NFL has made nearly 50 rule changes in the last few years to make it safer, and concussions are down 25% over the same period but it is inherently a gladiator game. They could make it flag football, but then it wouldn’t be fun to watch.
The average NBA Finals game and MLB World Series game average less viewers than a normal non playoff NFL game and the SuperBowl is one of the worlds last enourmous spectacles.
Second only to the 3rd period of a Vancouver Canucks game
Hamlin is awake!
He can move his hands and feet and when he woke up he wanted to know only one thing… he asked if they won the game!!!
Instant Legend Status
PK Subban is being honoured before tonight’s game, coincidentally against the Predators, who we traded him to. With PK there was no middle ground, you either loved him or hated him, and I loved him. Entertaining, fun to watch, generous. I thought the way he was traded was disgraceful. Thankfully the old management is gone and the new management is eager to mend fences, starting with PK (they also apparently wanted to honour Andrei Markov tonight as well but he presumably couldn’t leave Russia in time to make it) I hope we get to see him and Price do one last triple low five.
Here we go again. (Still the , though.)
Fun fact, Tom Brady was the last active athlete drafted by the Montreal Expos.
End of an era.
Kinda crazy how players from my two teams have both broken all time scoring records within a few days of each other.
Just a pity neither of them are going to win anything this season
Larry Bird said something similar when Kobe suggested his Olympic team could have beaten the Dream Team. Charles Barkley took exception and said something along the lines of “we’d have crushed them” and MJ (who liked and respected Kobe a lot) said it was not the smartest thing Kobe ever said. Bird said “yea they would beat us, we’re all old now and I haven’t played in years”
Yep heard both those quotes before and they’re spot on. As much as I appreciate Kobe and LeBron, I’d back '92 Dream Team & '95-96 Bulls over anyone.
The Super Bowl was an absolute shootout. Lots of fun to watch. We went to an outdoor watch party at the hotel we were staying at. I think I want to always be somewhere warm for the superbowl now.
Bahrain F1 race was pretty amazing. Max ran away but behind him lots of action. Sadly Ferrari is still crushing my soul with an engine failure from what would have certainly been a podium finish. That meant that at 41 years of age Fernando Alonso was able to get his super impressive Aston Martin into the trophy spots with 3rd.
Humorously Esteban Ocon got 3 penalties for a total of 35 seconds and poor Lando Norris pit 5 times when everyone else only did 2
If Ferrari can figure out just a little bit of speed and relatability maybe the Redbulls won’t just run away with the entire season. Oh! And the first American to be driving in F1 since 2015 (Logan Sargent) did fairly well on his debut.
Hey Mano, so I am trying to buy tickets to watch the F1 race in Austin, but I still don’t understand how the ticket system works. Looks like the cheapest option is to buy a ground pass?
General Admission means no assigned seats. You just find a hill to sit on and watch from there. You can walk around most places but can’t access the grand stands or lounges. General Admission is always cheapest option.
So yesterday I get to see a 10-9 Jays W over possibly the best starting lineup in the league, and then later I watch Sean Farrell, at home, with his parents in the stands, score his first NHL goal, in his 2nd game, on his first shot. The dreadful NHL season is ending soon, so it’s time for baseball szn now.
George Springer hitting 5 was amazing, but Kiermaier’s ridiculous run to 3rd was amazing. Manoah didn’t even have a very good game, but the bullpen just barely managed to bail him out. Zach Pop and Swanson were fantastic, and Cimber was fine. Bichette still can’t play defence, but he can hit so whatever.
Most insane race I have ever seen today. 3 red flags including 2 within 2 laps plus a 4th bc Hulkenbergs car died on the victory lap
Really bad day for Ferrari. Zero points scored. Oh well. 20 more this year!
Jays update: I’m far from convinced this team will do anything in the playoffs, and pitching is still very suspect, but they are so fun to watch this year, and our hitters can damn hit. Gotta upgrade the pitching lineup though (and also need to learn when to deploy them)
NHL update: 2 games left, Habs sit at 5th last and that’s probably where we finish. Still haven’t picked someone to bandwagon
Wow, Penguins eliminated. First time in 16 years they didn’t make the playoffs and the first time since 2006 that neither Sidney Crosby or Ovechkin are in. Feels like the end of an era.
I am watching. I don’t have a prediction but Vegas says Holloway wins. He’s -190. Allen is +160
Enjoy the show!