Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas and A Happy Third Period Collapse!

Let's review what every New York Rangers fan expects to get for Christmas:

1) Extended losing streak
Check! They've now lost 5 in a row, with nary a point in any of those five losses.

2) Finding new ways to lose each game
Check! First a blowout loss early, then a blowout loss late, then a almost comeback that stops short, then a 2-0 third period lead blown, followed by a 3-0 third period lead blown!!

3) Slipping in the standing
Check! Dropping like a stone.

4) More games played than most teams
Check! Not only are they dropping in the standings, but the teams around them all have 2, 3 or even 4 games in hand on them! Meaning they're really even further down than their current position would suggest.

Yes, as Christmas traditions go, this one's pretty reliable. Fucking losers!

At least the hated Steelers were just eliminated from getting into the post-season in the NFL, so all's not gloom and doom in my world of sports. This joyful development has the additional benefit of allowing me to resume following the NFL again, since I'd sworn off of it until Pittsburgh's reign was ended.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I got the best Christmas gift ever before Christmas:

1) Boston beats Montreal 4-2.
2) Toronto loses, yet again.
3) Boston PASSES Toronto in the Eastern Conference, and Northeast Division, Standings.
4) Boston STILL has 4 games in hand on Toronto.

I'm sorry about the Rangers, but I have to be somewhat pleased in my B's performance of late, coupled with Toronto's complete disintegration.