Jen (jennybenz) wrote,

Sports and such

I couldn't sleep last night, and I'm spending most of the day with my Grandma while she gets chemo. Caffeine will be my best friend.

ONE WEEK UNTIL BRICK CITY. I can't wait to see everyone, especially Everett. Though I feel like it might get crazy with everyone wanting a piece of him. Stef thinks he's staying with her, and Jen A thinks he's staying with her. I'm expecting the Drama Llama to make a visit.

Oh Yankees. So many chances to tie/take the lead, and you just kept stranding people. I still don't understand putting in CC with the way he's been pitching lately. Sigh. I'm saddest for Jorge, as we probably won't be seeing him in Yankee pinstripes again. At least he finished well, or at least way better than he started. And he got to catch one game this season, too! :__: I kind of hope he retires, I don't think I could stand to see him playing for another team(I'd support him either way). It still pains me when they play against Hideki.

While I'm sad the Yankees are out, the end of this season for the MLB as a whole has been pretty exciting. I will never forget the awesomeness of the last day of the season, and Boston's epic collapse. I'm a bitter bitch, what can I say? Also: squirrels. Meanwhile, it was kind of convenient they went out on the first day of hockey season. I will still probably vaguely follow the post season, but not as thoroughly as I would if I had a horse in the race. I rooted for Texas last year, and I think I will do so again. Or really, anyone but Philly.

Speaking of, I was actually rooting for the Flyers tonight. 3 of them are on my Fantasy Team, and they were playing Boston(both are evil- might as well give me points and help the Sabres with the division). They gave me 2.70 points with a win, so I'm pleased.

Onto the Canucks: The first period of the game was kind of in-and-out for me because I was flipping between this and the Yankees game. So I pretty much missed the short handed hot-mess goal. I did not, however, miss the awesomeness that was Keith Ballard's goal in the 2nd. I started stanning for him when Tanev got paired up with him, and I feel like AV never really gave him a chance last season. So I'm happy he's starting off on a good note and basically telling Aaron Rome to get used to the press box ♥

So they lost in the shootout, but it was come-from-behind so I'm not really mad. A point is better than no points. People are already crucifying Lu, but water is wet. It's only game one- CALM YO TITS.

Sabres season starts at 1pm today, but I will be at the hospital. :( I'm bringing my netbook, so hopefully I can find a stream. I'm also DVRing it to cover my bases. I have 6 Sabres on my fantasy team, they better do well!

ALSO: RIT starts the regular season tomorrow vs Niagara. They haven't beaten them in 13 years(they didn't face them for 12 of them, but still). They're the only AHA team RIT didn't beat last year. Time to remedy this, tbh. It should be easier with Zanette and Haczyk gone. I can't go to the game, but I lucked out that it will be on TV here. :D Usually Cornell gets preference, but the ECAC starts their schedule late.
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"I'm saddest for Jorge, as we probably won't be seeing him in Yankee pinstripes again."


"It still pains me when they play against Hideki."

I've seen many players leave my Mets and play against them later. I can never support them. D: I can be gracious about it, but I can't be like "YES GO [former Met] GO." If Jose Reyes gets picked up by another team this offseason, I'm going to hang myself. ;A;

"anyone but Philly."

This. I have my favorites for now, but I don't care too much one way or another.

"So I pretty much missed the short handed hot-mess goal."

Good. It wasn't pretty. Five minutes into the game, that's how we started not just the home opener, but our season.

"People are already crucifying Lu"

You have to admit, though, Letang and especially Malkin made him look like a fool. Not to mention that the shootout was a sticking point last year, and we're technically on a two-game losing streak. I content myself with the point, and that it's only Game One too, but that's not a good way to start a season, especially when those first two goals really should have been saves; it shouldn't have come down to the SO. maybe everyone's just excited hockey's back, and you know how you always care too much about things that are shiny and new? give it a week, we'll stop caring so hard lol


It's not every former player, just the ones I'm super partial to(which so far is only Matsui and Posada lol). If Jorge did anything great against the Yankees, tbh I'd be like "DAMN STRAIGHT YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE LET HIM GO >:[".

It's not so much people being critical, because yeah some of that was really awful; it's the people that are like "OMG TRADE HIM/WORST GOALIE EVER/LET SCHNEIDER START EVERY GAME". He won the Jennings, was a Vezina finalist and got to game 7 of the SCF. He wasn't the only one "choking", it was the whole team.

He also only played 2 preseason games, so I think he's still a bit rusty(and he normally is spotty in October anyway). If we're in mid-November and he's making mistakes like that every game, then I'll start to worry.
IDK I just can't find myself with player-loyalty. It's nice to see them again, and give them a polite round of applause if the split was amicable, but if they're not on my team, screw 'em. XD

"he normally is spotty in October anyway"

I think he said that in one of the intermission interviews, actually (haven't been paying attention, either, so I didn't realize he was in two pre-season games, but I guess that makes sense). Everyone needs a chance to get his feet back under him, so I won't know Lu for that, and I certainly don't think he should be traded (but I wouldn't mind seeing Schneider more), but it was still disappointing. I could allow him Letang's shot, but Malkin's... that was ugly.

I feel really bad for him sometimes, he doesn't deserve all the nonsense people throw at him. But he's gonna have a great game one day -- everything will go right and perfect and it'll be, like, against Chicago (ILU CAZ) -- and everyone will love him again.
The Rangers' loss just now (in OT, not SO) reminded me of how badly some people wanted to string up Lundqvist last season, too, despite his league-leading eleven shutouts. He started 68 games. That's one shutout every other week. :|

People are silly when it comes to goalies.