Wake Up Kessel, It’s Boston

In case you missed it Wednesday morning, Brad Marchand got an unexpected prank wakeup call from a Toronto morning show. At about 7am on gameday, the radio station sent several pizzas to his hotel, and after explaining that it was a pregame ritual of his, had the front desk call Mr. Marchand’s room and wake him up. Not going to lie, pretty funny stuff. As a fan, that’s the kind of witty prank I can handle. In fact I enjoy it. operation retaliation waafCompletely different than the Toronto Stronger D-Bag from Monday’s game. Anyways, no harm no foul there. But Toronto, I’ll tell you this. You are extremely naïve if you didn’t think us Bostonians would retaliate. I mean not only were you destined to come back to our city the next day, but you have an obvious target for us to go after. Cue…Mr. Phil Kessel.

With little doubt they’d let it slide, WAAF’s Hillman Morning Show took the reins on Operation Retaliation, sending Spaz out to Toronto’s hotel this morning, fully equipped with a megaphone, bright yellow morph suit, and the support of relentless Bruin’s fans. I can only imagine the scene taking place as he yelled and taunted Kessel over the megaphone, with an army of vehicles beeping violently in the background. Absolute radio gold. Unfortunately, it only lasted about 10 minutes before our boys in blue showed up to send the annoying yellow man packing. Either way, WAAF should be posting it as a podcast later this morning so make sure you listen for yourself. Just more fuel for the fire, I love it. Great work guys. Now let’s go Bruins! Puck drops at 7:10 tonight. Happy Friday indeed!

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Toronto Stronger Loser

Toronto Stronger LoserHow about this freakin guy in Toronto last night? Grade A douche. I’m all about witty slurs against an opponent, and I understand how desperate Toronto fans are after being completely irrelevant to playoff hockey for so long, but this shit won’t do. That’s not a clever jab at the Boston Bruins, that’s a sucker punch to the face of humanity. Nice job bro, instead of taunting our hockey team, you made fun of innocent men, women, and children that fell victim to a terrorist attack. I would love to see how long this Gangnam-looking jerkoff would last coming into the Garden Friday night. And congratulations Toronto, you poked the bear. #BostonStrongBoston Strong Bear

Playoff Hockey is Back in Boston

The beast that is Chara raising the cupI don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning feeling great. May 1st has arrived and for the first time in months, it appears that New England might finally be in the clear as far snow is concerned, although I wouldn’t bet the house on it. More importantly, it’s showtime! Playoff hockey is back in Boston as the B’s open up tonight at home against the Leafs. Let’s hope they’ve been able to flip the switch over the past few days and come out firing tonight. We’ll be doing our part, as you best believe the Garden will be ROCKING. So if you have any doubt, here’s a playoff montage that will be sure to get the blood pumping. Watching these clips still give me the chills. Tonight begins our quest to get Lord Stanley back to the Hub. Let’s go B’s!

PS – Sweet “bear” mascot Toronto.
UPDATE – His name is Carlton.

Blade vs. Carlton

The Looch Saga

The B’s have been taking a lot of heat for a team that’s sitting in first place of their division heading into the final week of the season. And I’ll be the first to say that I’ve been right there throwing stones with the rest of the angry mob. So why are we complaining? Besides our Bostonian expectation of win it all or bust, it’s obvious that the Bruins just aren’t playing to their full potential. Come playoff time, the fumes we’ve Lucic Scratchbeen running on aren’t going to be enough to make a legitimate run at the Cup.

The sense of urgency and our ability to score has just been lacking, among other things. One of which being Milan Lucic. I love Looch, but there’s no denying his metaphorical absence. The Looch of old has been nowhere to be found on the ice this year. Lucic used to be our enforcer. Would anyone call him that right now? No. A lot of people say he’s gone soft since becoming a father, but I’m not buying it. Regardless, the Lucic we’ve grown accustom to over the years needs to return if the B’s want to win the Cup. When Milan Lucic is playing Milan Lucic hockey, the Bruins are playing Boston Bruin’s Hockey, the kind of hockey that won us a Stanley Cup in 2011.

As much as we are all complaining, things aren’t all bad. Although we are in first place, the B’s just need to pick up some momentum heading down the home stretch. And I think that starts with Looch. So here are a few throwbacks that might help build some confidence in the Milan Lucic we all know and love, so Lord Stanley can be returned to its rightful home in Beantown.

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The Welker Situation

wesBeing a Boston-based sports blog, how could we not touch on the whole Welker situation? I didn’t want to and put it off because, frankly, I’m indifferent about it. My general essence over this ordeal can be summed up by one word, “meh”. I mean we clearly had this coming. As much as I wanted Wes to stay, this was inevitable after how things have been panning out over the last few years. You can argue that he chokes in the big game situations, but the guy put up crazy numbers for us and left it all on the field. I’m not going to blame him, or the Pats for that matter. The NFL is a business. Belichick, Kraft, and the front office made a business move that they feel made sense to better their business. Granted, letting him go to Denver wasn’t ideal for us in New England, this isn’t the first time the Pats have made risky moves in terms of signing, or not signing, a big player. Also, keep in mind Danny Amendola isn’t some scrub. The guy can play. Oh and in case you forgot, Brady will still be the one throwing the ball to him. I don’t know about you but the way the Patriots have completely dominated over the last decade, and that’s not an opinion, I think I can safely put my trust in Bill and company to make the right offseason moves for the team. There’s always a plan. With that said, will we miss Wes Welker? Of course. You haven’t watched a single Pats game over the last five years if you say different. Just how much though, is the question? Only time will tell.

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Kettl For Shooting Touch

shooting_touch_logoAttention readers! My buddy Kevin Kettl is one of five finalists (out of 70 applicants) for an amazing opportunity to go to Rwanda for 10 months in October through an awesome nonprofit called Shooting Touch. I’d probably butcher it trying to go into detail so check out their website, http://www.shootingtouch.com/, to learn more about the organization. Anyways, long story short, Kevin would use the game of basketball to create a positive social change in this country. To help him out, take a few minutes to watch this awesome video he put together. Enoy!

The Fraud That Is Ray Lewis

Like any Boston fan, I’ve been trying to avoid Sportscenter as much as possible lately. Aside from the Bruins, there’s just too much upsetting news in the sports world right now. I mean the Red Sox are still irrelevant for the time being, the struggling C’s lost Rondo for the year, and Ray Lewis’s face pisses me off now more than ever.

But with said, it’s kind of hard to raycriesavoid hearing about the latest in the Ray Lewis fraud fiasco. I honestly don’t know how he is getting off so easily with all this. For starters, he may or may not have murdered two guys outside a nightclub, or was at least involved enough to pay off the family of the victims and lead them to cringe each time they see him on TV. I know this is old news and only coming up again now because he’s back in the Super Bowl, but it wouldn’t be nearly as bad if the man didn’t pretend to be a saint. Wes Welker’s wife hit the nail on the head and I really wish she stuck by her words instead of apologizing. As much as he pretends to be and wants to be, the man is no role model.

nfl_u_raylewis_cmg_600With the murder situation aside, new insight from Sports Illustrated claims Ray used banned substances to recover from his torn triceps injury. Again, the man just simply denies it when confronted at media day and everyone moves on. HOW? How in the world did the media just give up on that question? Ray says he doesn’t want to talk about it and that’s it? A 37 year old Ray Lewis suffers an injury that would keep a 23 year old specimen of an athlete out at least 6 months. Within 7 weeks, the guy is back on the field. In less than 3 months he’s playing again. Oh and just happens to announce upon return that this will be his last year. I call bullshit.

Now I’m all about a good sports story. Coming back from an injury to end a Hall of Fame career with a Super Bowl win, who wouldn’t want to see something like that? But not from this guy. And I’m not saying that as a Pats fan whose still bitter about losing in the AFC championship game, even though I am. I’m saying that as a human being who doesn’t want to see people praising a murderer, cheater, liar, fraud, etc. In fact, I despise Jim Harbaugh so much I would actually root for the Ravens if it weren’t for Ray Lewis. I know this new story will have no effect on Ray playing Sunday but I truly hope more comes of it after the season and his career gets yet another asterisk next to it. I say this with reluctance, but let’s go Niners!

Introducing AJ McCarron’s Girlfriend – Katherine Webb

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