Thursday, February 18, 2010

Afternoon Scrum 2/18/10

Hockey headlines for the CBJ and from around the league. Mmmmm... hockey

  • Tom Reed over at Puckrakers rails against NBC and their programming decisions regarding Olympic hockey.
  • Puck Daddy expounds on the TV coverage issue. Speaking of their coverage, watching Jeremy Roenick and Mike Milbury pretend to have controversial opinions about these games is nauseating. And what is with the set? FSN-Ohio is nearly as professional looking. Can't we at least get Milbury, Bill Patrick and Roenick some Olympic, or just some NBC jackets to wear? The Winter Classic is a much more professional and enjoyable viewing experience. Sorry, I went off on a tangent there.

  • Olympic Men's Hockey games today: USA v Norway (noon), Switzerland v Canada (4:30 pm), and Slovakia v Russia (9 pm).

  • TSN has their Olympic Power Rankings posted here.

  • The Dark Blue Jacket (one of my favorite fellow CBJ blogs) has a contest going to guess how many goals Captain Columbus will have in these Olympics.

  • Looking for an explanation of how the Olympic format plays out? Here you go.

  • And finally, how 'bout a Get to Know Your Pepsi Party Patrol Two-fer?!?! Let's meet Jeffrey. Jeffrey thinks Vin Diesel should play him in the movies due to their both being follically challenged, has a weakness for jalapeno potato chips (muy calante!), and says the best concert he's ever been to was Evanescence. He's also obsessed with "lifting." Yeesh. Anyway, good to meet you Jeffrey.

  • And our 2nd PPPer today is Amanda. Amanda would like to travel in time to meet her future family. I have a friend who by chance met his future-self in a bar in Austin Texas a few years ago... it was awkward and he has not been himself ever since. Amanda idolized Britney Spears when she was younger, and today would most like to meet Taylor Swift because she seems fun and outgoing, just like Amanda. Peas in a pod they'd be. Finally, Amanda seems to be a bit geographically challenged, but that just makes her all the more adorable and more likely to be played by an Olsen twin in the movies. Thanks for doing what you do Amanda!

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