Oho, Blersus, you sneaky vixen. First you tried to pretend you weren’t giving us this game in HD, playing all hard to get, and then at the last minute you capitulated. There’s no need to be so coquettish, but we appreciate the end result.
We anticipate a significant upgrade in game quality and intensity from yesterday’s Wings/Stars G1, but we’re looking at a significant downgrade in play-by-play. Sigh. Hi, Beninati. And you too, Eliot. (These two guys clearly did not coordinate their outfits – Joe’s got a yellowish-beige suit and a florid orange tie, and Darren’s wearing charcoal gray with a patterned fuschia tie. Is it really that hard to make sure ahead of time that you won’t clash terribly?)
After a Chris Simpson interview with a thoroughly undynamic John Stevens, we go to commercial, then come back for a nearly announcer-less full segment of a wide-angle shot of the massive, white-bedecked, explosively loud crowd. Speaking of things that have been greatly improved in quality from the game in Detroit last night.
We should mention now that we have no idea who we’re cheering for in this one. Games like this are the best – when you just sit down and wait to see which way your heart goes.
20:00 Oh! We didn’t time our evening very well here – our pizza arrives just as the puck is dropped. We hope nothing exciting happens just yet. (After a lingering look at Sid on the bench, Pookie says in her Sid voice, “Aw, I don’t think Gary Meadows is going to be selling the Sid model any time soon.”)