Monthly Archives: June 2012

Stupid Media Narratives, Ctd.

My favorite part of all of this is how the talking heads (no, not those Talking Heads) whip themselves up in a frenzy with their own made-up narratives (“destiny” “inevitability” “unbeatable” “historic”), and then wheel around and mock their own made-up story like it betrayed them. They set their little plot in motion, and then if it doesn’t work out, then that’s the story.

What explains the Kings’ turnaround?

Derek Zona of www.coppernblue.com tweeted last night that he didn’t know who was responsible for the Kings’ recent success. His candidates were Darryl Sutter, Jeff Carter, Jack Johnson and variance. Variance, I imagine, is another way of saying, “just because this is happening doesn’t mean it’s likely ever to happen again.” Or, “if you stick…

Greatest Hockey Legends.com: Hollywood Ending?

The great and wise Joe Pelletier on the Finals so far. Read the whole thing, but here are some snips: Joe Pelletier, Geatest Hockey Legends.com: Hollywood Ending?. […] It is inevitable that LA wins the series now. New Jersey looks like a team that knows they are outmatched. I thought their strong forecheck game would…

3-0, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0

New blog. Good stuff. Read the whole thing. Kings of Hockeywood: 3-0, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0. […] No team in the long history of the NHL had ever gone ahead of their opponent 3 games to none in all four rounds of the Stanley Cup Finals as the Kings have now done against Vancouver, St. Louis,…