Schnookie and Boomer were having their usual Monday evening of sitting dully in front of the TV while waiting for Pookie to get home from the late shift at the reference desk, but suddenly it was like the worst advent calendar window ever was being opened right in front of us. The channel was set on Versus, and, in a break from some nondescript western conference action, the Versus commercial voiceover dude started talking about the Devils. Playing against the Caps. Because Versus is stuck airing that shitty matchup next week, probably as penance for cheating us out of our playoff tracker. The voiceover blathered on and on, trying to make it sound like something a person with a functioning brain would want to watch, and finally it jolted us out of our stupor.
Voiceover: “The Devils can NEVER be counted out.”
Us, aloud, in horrified unison: “No, the OPPOSITE of that.”
Yup. Today’s window is the Johnny Mac, Head Coach Era.