Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Old Time Hockey

I don't usually post random pictures of hockey players as filler, but when I do, it's usually something sensational. As you all know by now, the Boston Bruins came back from a 4-1 third-period deficit last night, scoring two goals in the final 82 seconds with their netminder, Tuukka Rask, pulled for an extra attacker, to tie the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Then, 6:05 into the do-or-die Game 7 overtime, the B's Patrice Bergeron (below, center) - who scored the game-tying goal with less than a minute to play - tallied the game-winner to send Boston to the Eastern Conference Semifinals against fellow Original Sixer, the New York Rangers.


We've written about overtime playoff hockey before, but I can't imagine what the TD North Garden was like in the frantic last minute-plus last night. I just saw the video and I've got goosebumps.

Sports, man.

32 comments:

T.J. said...

did Toronto riot last night? those Canadians really like to get after it, eh

rob said...

they went more bonkers than a tea party leader at an irs audit.

speaking of that, i'm so outraged at those irs asshats that i might ask geoff to pen a g:tb guestie on the topic.

alright, i'm not quite *that* outraged, but still, that is some egregious shit right there. can you imagine being the guy/gal who has to break that news to the president?

Geoff said...

The administration's handling of this has arguably been as bad as the scandal itself. The IRS outs itself, admits publicly that it happened, and then the President comes out and says "Well, we don't know if its true or not, but if it is, its real bad...and oh, by the way, the Republicans are over politicizing Benghazi." Pro tip--don't accuse your adversaries of being overly political when it just game out that your administration was targeting your political adversaries with audits. And the whole tapping the phone lines of over 100 AP reporters? Not good times.

Geoff said...

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-may-13-2013/barack-trek--into-darkness

zman said...

I love it when Geoff takes a wide stance.

Clarence said...

I expected an explanation along the lines of "At the IRS, we always consider members of organizations that are vehemently and publicly outspoken against taxes to be potential tax cheats. Not targeting them would seem to defy the logic we use every day in our industry to identify fraudulent activity."

It would be bullshit, but why wouldn't they lob that up there as a defense?

Geoff said...

There's no worthwhile qualification or explanation here. Admit fault. Express outrage. Fire people. Hire an independent counsel to investigate. That's the only way out.

Greg said...

Here are the options:
A) Express Concern
B) Act Surprised
C) Deny Everything
D) All three


The answer is "D": All Three

Danimal said...

you can probably throw in there - make counter accusations

Mark said...

I thought this post was about playoff hockey and how awesome it can be? Way to fuck it up, Rob.

Clarence said...

Yeah, Rob! Way to go. If this post is about hockey, then Rob is the puck.

Which is also the name of Rob's favorite MTV real world character.

Shlara said...

I'm really happy for the Bruins. I just wish they'd bring back that cute third jersey with the bear on the front.

And, you know it's bad when I agree with Goeff's comments. This is a MAJOR mess, and they need to own it and clean it up tout suite.

T.J. said...

is "tout suite" similar to "post haste"?

Danimal said...

speaking of Puck, did anyone see the 30/30 on Marinovich last night?

probably a busy day over there in 1600 PA Ave, no? my goodness.

Mark said...

I didn't see the Marinovich doc last night. But I did see it when it aired last year. Good stuff. A friend if mine who's a S&C coach has worked with Marv before and he's just as nuts as he appears apparently.

zman said...

The yellow bear jerseys were dope, but Bostonians are proud off their old time hawkey team and eschew anything even remotely newfangled in that regard. So the jerseys went unloved.

Danimal said...

Cutting edge is me

Mark said...

But DirecTV tells me New Englanders love the hawper, Z.

Clarence said...

Dish Network, Mark.

And it's tout de suite, with the latter "t" in "tout" going silent. Spoken quickly, like when I'm cycling along the Seine with mes amies, it sounds like "toot sweet." Synonym of immediatement.

And now you know. And maybe someday you'll care.

zman said...

Zut alors, Sink the Seine!

TR said...

Was that an effort at a Stripes joke at the start of the post, as in "I rarely wear underwear..."

I love me a good John Ringer quip.

Dave said...

i know i am catching up, but world class lullaby violinist or no, "earthen grave" really sucks.

and i agree with clarence on the "it makes sense to do these searches as they are far more likely than the free form jazz coalition to be engaging in politics" but i think everyone hates the irs so much that conservatives think this is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate that there might be (no way!) some partisan politics at play here.

rob said...

if you fuckers would ever post anything, mark, i wouldn't have to post hurried filler. although i did think about posting that playoff hockey post for the third time.

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Dave said...

i still don't see why this is such a big deal. the irs is looking for groups that are overtly political, and phrases "tea party" and "patriot" in the group's name helps signify that. if there were more of these groups applying for 501 (c) (4) status -- and it may be that the conservative groups like this that were suddenly flooding the system because of Citizen's United and want to have anonymous donors, while many other organizations, like the local fire company or the kiwanis club, don't need to keep their donors a secret -- then this seems practical and pretty normal behavior.

does the irs have to audit people at random?

rob said...

the issue as i see it is that they only targeted conservative-sounding groups for scrutiny. had they done the same thing with groups with 'progressive' or 'not batshit crazy' in their names, this is a non-issue.

TR said...

Self-promotion alert: set your DVRs for CNBC at 2:20. Your favorite oil pundit will get out over his skis talking about oil.

Geoff said...

Dave, see the USA Today article on this today. They were clearing applications by liberal groups and holding up applications by conservative groups. I don't believe that is how the IRS is designed to work.

rob said...

shorter geoff: rob is right, as usual.

TR said...

Eddie Shore

zman said...

Paulie Shore.

zman said...

David Garrard retired. Maybe the Jets will trade for Kevin Kolb?