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While attending the Bruins game today, I noticed a certain player’s overly orange beloved waving to him while Rene was belting out of the National Anthem. He didn’t notice. Sorry, hun.
If he noticed anything it was the white booty shorts and hose she wore under them. Black tights would have been way cuter and less tragic. For someone who’s a model, you’d think they’d know more about fashion.
Tickets are on sale for 3rd annual Cuts for a Cause(don’t believe what the site says – it’s the 3rd one). Toucher & Rich from 98.5 The Sports Hub join up with the Bruins and shed some hair for a great cause. All of the money raised goes to the Mass General Hospital for Children and will benefit pediatric cancer research.
This year’s event is will be @ Ned Devines on March 31st and it’s a blast. Don’t believe me? Here’s the link to my pictures from last year’s event to get you excited. It’s a great chance to meet the players, make fun of Adolfo(which is always a good time) and raise money for a great cause. Toucher & Rich should have the info on how to bid for the chance to shave someone’s head soon! Tickets are just $10 and you can purchase them by calling 617-746-5140.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make this year. I’ll be still in the hospital, so take tons of pictures for moi. Oh yeah, if someone wants to make a “Where’s Cameron?” sign and take pictures of the players holding it & get it signed for moi – I’ll be your best friend! haha
If you don’t go, Freddy T will be sad.
Well, folks – tonight’s the night. It’s been 11 days since Matt Cooke’s cheap shot on Marc Savard and the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. All eyes are on Boston. It’s only fitting that today was Shawn Thornton’s weekly appearance on Toucher & Rich on 98.5 The Sports Hub this morning.
Thornton said he was well aware that the world was watching tonight and was asked what he thought about the whole situation. “If he was suspended a couple games – it would probably be over.”
The radio hosts mentioned that NHL Disciplinarian, Colin Campbell, will be present for tonight’s game and plans on speaking to both teams prior to the game.
“I hope it’s a 2-way conversation.”
The players on both teams should be allowed to speak their mind with Campbell and if they don’t feel comfortable speaking to him in a group setting, there should be an opportunity to speak their minds privately. We’ve all seen the effects concussions have on people. Thornton mentioned that one his best friends had to retire from the game because of concussions.
Pretty much every Bruins fan out there wants Cooke’s head and is expecting his blood on the ice at some point in the game. Fred Toucher asked if Cooke would fight, Thornton responded, “Depends on who it is.” Thornton went on to talk about Cooke’s history of turtling when he knew he couldn’t win.
Toucher followed that question up by asking Shawn if Matt Cooke would fight him. “No.” Classy. Matt Cooke is a puss.
Video c/o Hockey Web Cast – amazing work, guys!
If you want to hear the entire Thornton interview, head on over to the Toucher & Rich section of 98.5 The Sports Hub – it should be up later on today. *EDIT* Here’s today’s podcast featuring the interview with Shawn Thornton.
So according to Eric Wilbur of the Boston Globe, NHL Head Disciplinarian, Colin Campbell, will be in town on Thursday to watch the Bruins take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. I’m sure Campbell intends on giving the lads a stern talking to about being good little hockey players and will later hunker down and will watch a 60 minute train wreck, like everyone is hoping for .
Campbell has no one to blame but himself if someone gets hurt Thursday night. If he used that thing, that’s three feet from his ass and suspended Cooke when given the opportunity – I’m sure the calls for blood wouldn’t be as bad. Instead, there’s been talks about sitting Malkin, Crosby & Cooke for the game and it’s not fair for Cooke’s teammates to clean up the mess he made.
I’m sure Campbell is going to pull Penguins coach, Dan Bylsma, aside and recommend he consider sitting the wonder twins for the night. I mean, since it’s so close to the playoffs and after that rough game in Tampa Bay on Sunday(Hey Pittsburg, it sucks when it’s your guy, huh?) and let’s not forget they play the night before against the Devils – maybe it’s time for them to have a break. But if Bylsma is an honorable guy, he’ll put Cooke out there and Crosby & Malkin(providing neither are hurt) and keeps it business as usual.
During an interview withe 590 The Fan in Toronto, NHL Head disciplinarian, Colin Campbell, called the hit on Marc Savard as “”shoulder to head.” and didn’t see Matt Cooke’s elbow with Savard’s head.
Now, I know I’m just some dumb blogger – but is anyone shocked? Now, I could say ‘I told you so!’ – but I’m not going to. For the first time I’m really upset. After the hit and everyone called for Cooke’s head – I knew nothing was going to happen and SURE ENOUGH! BOOM! Campbell strikes again.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on twitter that Campbell said it was matter of consistency , that if it happens next year, the suspension would be stiffer and that Matt Cooke would NOT be suspended for the possible season ending hit on Marc Savard. Ummm Are you kidding me? Just out of curiosity, what’s a stiffer suspension that NO GAMES? One Game? Half Game? A slap on the hand and no sent to bed with no supper? Can you also explain to me how mocking a slutty girl is worse than giving a man a concussion?
Colin Campbell is a joke.
Since you can’t get suspended for possibly cutting the season short for someone, it’s payback time. Can’t beat’em? Join’em.
Listen, I know two wrongs don’t make a right and it’s about being the bigger person and all that happy horse shit – but I want a repeat of the November 1st, 2009 game against the Stars. I want blood on the ice. I want Matt Cooke, to quote Amanda from Melrose Place, to be left with that proverbial wish – that he never was born.
Looch, I’m looking at you. Campbell already thinks you’re a thug for doing NOTHING, why not give him a real reason to hate you. I want Wideman falling on people & breaking their bones, I want the return of One Hit Hunwick, I want Chara to use their fourth line as finger puppets. Ok, that was a bit much – but you get my point.
Do I want them to win? Of course I do and I know fisticuffs could get in the way. But I don’t care. It’s payback time and if the refs or Campbell are going to do anything about it, it’s about damn time that the players do. *EDIT* After I posted this, The Sporting News spoke to Vincent Lacavalier of the Lightning(who had a run-in with Cooke) and Vinny said the NHL got is all wrong:
The hit on Savard “makes me sick,” Lecavalier told the St. Petersburg Times. “That’s the type of player he is. He runs around and he hits guys when they are in a vulnerable position. I hope the league does something about it.
“If they don’t, it’s going to be a big mistake, especially protecting a guy like him who has previous times hit guys dirty. I think they should suspend him more than one game.”
Colin Campbell is a joke and needs to be fired. Because what’s going to happen when Cooke clocks someone else and paralyzes them or worse? Will Campbell pull his head out of his ass then?
Wayne Whittaker from the band Verb The Adjective Noun, put up a $100 bounty on Cooke. I said I’ll toss in a 100 and I know Mr. Wendt said he would to. I’m serious – first Bruins player that knocks Cooke out gets the cash! Anyone else want in?
This morning, Nomar Garciaparra resigned with the Boston Red Sox. Now don’t get your hopes up just yet! During the press conference at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Florida – one of Red Sox Nation’s favorite sons announced his retirement from baseball.
Nomar played with the Red Sox from 1996 to 2004, you know when Theo traded Nomar for a couple no names and a World Series Championship. Who knew that was going to work out? Towards the end of career in Boston, times were a little tougher for the short stop. Between battling injuries and constantly being scrutinized by the media in Boston, a change is what he needed. It was sad to see him go, but deep down – we all knew he would be back.
During his time in Boston, Nomar was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1997, won two batting titles, was second in MYP voting in 1998 and had a career average of .323, 178 homers and knocked in 690 RBI’s with the Sox.
So now what? Nomar will be joining ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and hopefully he’ll be in town opening night when the Red Sox take on the Yankees. I do have one question, can we see a commercial like this for Nomar? I think it’s only fair that Mia returns the favor.
Red Sox commentator , former Sox player and pride of Fall River, Jerry Remy, is opening up his sports bar just in time for opening night. Located in WBCN’s old digs, it’s the follow-up to his sports bar & grill located in Terminal C in Logan Airport.
Now, Remy is a beloved fixture in Red Sox. He received a hero’s welcome when he returned from his battle with cancer last summer, was elected as President of Red Sox Nation and Mayor Tom Menino declared June 24th, “Jerry Remy Day” in Boston. So knowing all that, why would Remy try to fleece his fans out of their hard-earned cash to watch tv?
Jerry’s new place will be offering “Season Passes” to its fans and for $500, you can get instant access & a table to watch the game on one of its many televisions, a $25 food credit, one free glass of beer or wine, invited to exclusive events & of course, an autograph picture of the Rem Dog.
So maybe I’m cheap – but am I wrong in thinking that $500 is a tad much to basically sit & watch TV? Jerry, you do know there’s a recession going on, right?
In regards to the $25 food credit - knowing the savages I usually watch sporting events with, that would be gone before Jerry said, “Buenos noches, amigos!” and let me remind you – you won’t be watching the game from Fenway or through the fencing at the Bleacher Bar – you’ll be watching it ON TELEVISION. If I’m paying 500 bucks to watch the game, Pedroia better be serving me hotdogs & beer – while we watch Papelbon dance in his panties in between innings. *Dance for me, Monkey Boy! DANCE!*
Another thing I’m puzzled by, is in the Boston Globe’s piece on Remy’s Season Pass offer, they said, “packages are for either home or away games…” So does that mean if I buy a package – I need to buy another package if I want to watch away games or do I get both for 500. I could be a moron(more than likely that’s the case) - but it does sound a little misleading.
Now, I’m sure there are some of you with incomes to cover this – but I don’t see the average Red Sox fan being able to afford something like this or wanting to spend the money on something like this. It’s a huge risk to take on a place that’s brand new. But I’m sure based on name recognition alone, the place will more than likely do well. According to Universal Hub’s Twitter, Remy’s wants to build a 40 person patio in the back with a lovely view of the walls of Fenway Park and just incase you forgot, you’re still going to have to watch the game……ON TV.
According to Don Bailey, the restaurant’s GM & inventor of the “Season Pass” program, 170 suckers people have already signed up and they’re hoping to reach 300 soon. I wouldn’t hold your breath, Don. But if you can share the passes, like the guys at Surviving Grady are hoping – count me in, boys!
This could be another edition of animals who skate better(& score more) than Wideman. Thanks to OpieRadio for the fine footage.
For those of you who are looking for the perfect gift for any Celtics/Marquis Daniels fan, have we got a winner for you. The mediocre guard, decided he loved himself so much, that he wanted an iced out bust to hang around his neck and a blinged out bust is exactly what he got! If this doesn’t scream class, I don’t know what does.
Here’s a link to the making of video – because you know you’re all dying to watch the magic happen. I’m going to recommend Marquis consult with Suze Orman next time he wants to make a purchase like that. I know he probably has more money than I’ll ever see or make in my lifetime - but I would love to know the thought process where you think this is good idea?
He does know there’s a recession going on, right? By the way, when is it ever appropriate to wear something like that? Church? Sunday dinner? On the DL? Don Rivers needs to pistol whip some sense into him.