Here you go, Gentle Reader — our musings during a mellow night of hockey on VS, the only channel that can make a four-point night from Sid Crosby seem boring:
– Is this the year? Is this the year the Devils get the #1 pick overall? (We should point out that we think this is a great ad campaign. It manages to showcase players that aren’t Sid, so all those crankypantses out there who say this never happens can just put a sock in it, and it also presents a really great balance of serious and fun. Good stuff, NHL! Now if only you’d get cracking on our wishes to see more behind the scenes stuff.)
– VS clearly isn’t working hard enough to get us to memorize who all its color guys are. When Doc makes a reference to a player being minor-league teammates with Andy Brickley, Pookie says, “Heh, I almost just found myself asking, ‘Who’s Andy Brickley?’” Boomer responds, “Well, who is Andy Brickley?”
– Sid is interviewed during the intermission. Schnookie decides he sounds like he’s trying to do his best Super-Coop impression. “Well, Chris, I’ve learned a lot since dinner…” We’re also not pleased that Sid has ditched his clearly beloved sweat-stained perfectly-broken-in baseball hat for some heeee-diously ugly form-fitting trucker hat. Sid, we don’t care if Maxie and CheeseTed said it was cool. It isn’t.
– It sounds like VS is experimenting with shaking maracas next to their ambient microphones tonight.