It’s been a good weekend.
Two thoughts on yesterday:
- The shootout still sucks. I thought this last year when the Leafs couldn’t win a shootout, and I think so this year when they’re winning them consistently (don’t quote me on this, but I think Toronto is 4-1 in shootouts this NHL season). It’s just a stupid, stupid way of deciding a team sport; sure they’re fun to watch, but they’re ultimately a very bad idea.
- Hey, the Leafs are actually playing pretty well these days. I’m not saying they’re Cup contenders–they’re not–but the thought of them making the playoffs and not being embarassed is at least midly comforting.
Today, meanwhile, is Super Bowl Sunday–which means a day in front of the television, with little to no option of moving. My pick: Bears 24, Colts 16. I just can’t root for Peyton Manning, even if it’s again one of Minnesota’s divisional rivals. But hey, if Jim Sorgi makes an appearance today, go Indy.