glad I don't have to write sports headlines, #8 in an ongoing series

well, I'm BACK from my fairly brief New England sports (and bookstores and diners) trip. I haven't unpacked or tried to upload my 1300+ photos, my apartment still isn't heated back to normal, I've still got over 2000 items of the nearly 2500 in my Bloglines to read...but here's a quick post because I can't believe there were THREE whole days at ALC without any new posts. it's as preposterous as imagining the Blackhawks could lose two consecutive games, and to low-ranked teams. fortunately, that wouldn't happen, would it?

I checked NHL.com a few times (and watched parts of a few games) on my host's computer, and saw this one:



well, guess it was inevitable (though I'm also guessing they've used that one before; there's a few Ricks in the NHL). the next two aren't terrible, they just make me wonder if the NHL Official Guide has a section on ways to work every player's name into common phrases or turn them into puns or whatever...





unrelated to headlines: now this is a game I wish I'd been watching online when the excitement happened. although the odds that I'd have been tuned in to see Lightning vs. Devils are...well, not that high.



there's a lot to catch up on here, and it won't even all be about hockey. see you later...

5 comments:

Shelby Rose said...

I wish that I had watched that New Jersey and Tampa game too, just to see what exactly was going on. I bet that was fun to watch on television.

Ken Socrates said...

I wish I was writing headlines.

Just so I could see the e-mails when I covered a Ducks shut-out and put up "Heil Hiller!"

Is that wrong?

k of c said...

Shelby: I wonder how long the TV coverage kept going, since it took them 2 hours to postpone the game, I think. (Some online feeds I find keep going and some shut off right after a game, so who knows what I would have seen.)

Ken: I've been thinking of having a contest for worst potential NHL (or any sport?) headlines, and you've probably got a front-runner right there...

Aubrey said...

Oh good grief. It's kind of sad that someone is getting paid to write these headlines.

The lights going out on the Lightning/Devils was pretty bizarre. Even weirder? I saw the highlights (or the highdarks)after I got home from an OSU hockey game that had been delayed (though not postponed) because they couldn't get the lights back on after the national anthem.

Frederick said...

The NJ-Tampa game was on the one NHL Network channel I get. The broadcast aired for quite some time but was still on when I turned off the set. I caught the replay: there was a stoppage for commercials, the broadcast came back on the air and about a second later the lights went off.

I checked for Hawks tickets on three sites (including eBay) for the Phoenix game in March and the cheapest seat is $87 in the 16th row of the 300 level. Many in this area are selling for $100. Looks like I'll be watching the rest of the season on TV.