Well guys, its been a while, haven't been on this site for about two months now. First I had my Spring Break which was awesome and thats why I wasn't on for the early part of April. Than ever since that point, I've been working my a-s-s of in school. So, as school is winding down, I figured I'd get back on fannation and check out what's going on around the nation.
As expected, the idiots still existed, in the bunches. I saw some ridiculous statements from the usual culprits (I'll try to leave their names out of this) and I saw some statements that really just bothered me and pissed me off. So, that is why I am here today.
I'm not sure how many of you even read my blogs, most of you just read them because I post them on TD's that I've commented on or I will fanmail them to people that I want to read the blogs. Anyways, with no further delay, here are just a few things in the sports world that bother me.
1. Why does everyone have to hate on California?
Yes we have beautiful women (fake or not), yes we have the best weather in the country, yes we have beautiful scenery, and for the love of God, YES WE HAVE PASSIONATE SPORTS FANS. All too many times, I see people hating on California sports teams with the excuse that our fans just aren't passionate. Really? What are you people basing that claim off of? Just because there is so much to do in California, doesn't mean we don't love our sports teams any less than a city or state with crappy weather does. Northern California especially, has some very passionate fans, which is remarkable given our lack of success in any sport over the last 15 years. In fact, the Bay Area Sports team combined have gone more seasons consecutively than any other city or area in the entire country. Our most recent champion was the 49ers back in 1995. The only other city or area that comes even close to the Bay is Cleveland. But I don't ever hear people accuse Cleveland of having unloyal or dispassionate fans. My point is, stop stereotyping us because we have so many great oppurtunities outside of sports.
2. Lack of NHL coverage
In the most recent ESPN magazine, there wasn't a single article about the NHL playoffs. Instead, they decided to write about things like where athletes like to vaction to and what they bring along the way... ARE YOU F#$%ING KIDDING ME!?!?!? WHO GIVES A RAT'S **** WHAT VINCE YOUNG BRINGS ALONG WHEN HE GOES ON VACATION?! If they were going to avoid the NHL playoffs completely, at least write about the World Cup like SI did. Although, even SI had a playoff article in their most recent issue. If there was any other Sports News Television competitor, ESPN would be out of business in a month.
3. NHL Coverage in General
The little coverage that the NHL does actually get, is awful. The Sharks were on NBC for the first time ever this past week as they took on the Blackhawks in game 1 of the WCF. The fact that this was the Sharks first time ever on NBC is a joke. They have the second best record in the entire NHL since the lockout... in the regular season at least. If NBC would stop showing the same dam matchups every week, I'd be pleased. The matchups every time are Chicago vs Detroit, Washington vs Pittsburgh, and Boston vs either Philadelphia or New York. I will blame the East Coast bias for this lack of coverage around the league, but either way NBC has done a horrible job.
Well, that's all I feel like writing right now. I'm starting to get pissed off just writing this stuff. Til next time guys.