Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pointless Preview: 11/11 vs Blue Jackets

Category #1: Looks most like a Professional Wrestler


Columbus: Ken Hitchcock as Paul Bearer




“Ohhh Undertaker!”








Detroit: Brad McCrimmon as Marty Jannetty






Sure not much similarity back when Jannetty was in his prime, but look at him now….







Winner: Surprisingly, Detroit...because Jannetty might actually do a better job of coaching the PK

Category #2: Dumbest Player

Columbus: Mike Commodore, for taking this photo...



Detroit: Doesn’t matter, no one tops that in stupidity.

Winner: Columbus

Category #3: Better Mascot



Columbus: Stinger…green cross between a bee and a ninja turtle. And what is that tuft of yellow I see peeking out beneath that jersey?  Happy Valentines Day, indeed!

Detroit: Al the Octopus…though soft in color, fierce in demeanor. Rather than have a former college (male) cheerleader dress up in a suit, Al hangs in the rafters. Named after our legendary zamboni driver and fashioned after one of the game's longstanding traditions.

Winner: Detroit

Category #4: Best Use of Flammables at Home Games

Columbus: The cannon. Fired off every time the Blue Jackets score a goal at home. Thank god that 8-2 drubbing last season was NOT at their home rink. The cannon is also always accompanied by “For Those About to Rock” by AC/DC.



Detroit: The scoreboard goes ablaze during the pre-game during the Stanley Cup play-offs.



Winner: Actually, I’m calling this one a tie…the cannon is unique, but the Joe makes up lost points for saving the firepower for the the play-offs (much like the team does).

Since Jimmy Howard will be starting tonight, I have a sneaking suspicion that this will be a high-scoring affair. Rick Nash is a beast and against Jimmy? I fear for the republic. Wings win, but it won’t be pretty…7-6

8 comments:

  1. I doubt that Columbus will score six goals on anyone.

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  2. It's Rick Nash, Chris...Rick Nash.

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  3. Mike Commodore looks like he lives in my first college apartment. All that money and he is still sleeping on what appears to be a twin sized bed?

    I'll admit that everytime Nash touches the puck against the Wings I just start praying

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  4. Commodore picture is one of the funniest, most pathetic things I've ever layed eyes on. Where do you find stuff like this. I've been to Nationwide, The cannon blows...GO WINGS!

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  5. Thanks for the awesome blog guys! I'm one of those dots from Europe, in exile working for a year. Your blog is my Hockeytown lifeline!

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  6. Of course Columbus scores six goals.

    Nash will just have two hat tricks.

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