Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Now that I think about it...

Spazz

...maybe there could be someone at a ball game more annoying than that guy who sits behind home plate waving to the camera while talking on his cell phone.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Someone send Russ Crowe a cell phone

(An Abbreviated Guide to Summer Entertainment)

REALITY TV

See, the joke is that Brian Baker had a band called The 400, and... oh, never mind

"The 4400" -
Brian Baker and Lyle Presslar search for a lead singer for their band's 2005 reunion tour, now that Dave Smalley stopped returning their phone calls.

FILM REVIEWS

Hit the one in the middle, win a PS3

"Madagascar" -
If more animals would make movies, then humans wouldn't have to.
"The Longest Yard" - The Lousiest Movie.
"Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" - Turns out everyone's related. Yeah, suprised me too.

MUSIC NEWS

Bandwagonesque, apparently

I just put in a bid of 54 cents on E-Bay for "Bandwagonesque". Keep your fingers crossed!

McGill Out As Pack Coach

Have another donut

by Bruce Berlet (Hartford Courant) June 9, 2005

Wolf Pack coach Ryan McGill was home Wednesday afternoon entertaining friends when the phone rang. The words he heard were "pretty shocking." Despite having the best record in the AHL the past two seasons, the Rangers had decided not to pick up the option year of his contract.

"I thought I was probably coming back, but obviously they wanted to make a change," McGill said. "Obviously I would want to be back, but the decision was made to go in a different direction, and I'll live with it. It's part of the business and there are no bad feelings.

McGill's departure caught others by surprise. "You're kidding," an AHL coach said when informed of McGill's departure. "Don't they like winning in Hartford? Sounds like what happened before [with John Paddock]."

"Being a player, I'm not privy to everything that goes on behind closed doors," Pack captain Ken Gernander said. "I don't know why he was released. The playoffs weren't exactly what we expected, but we had a good [regular] season. And the previous season we had a real good season and playoffs.

McGill was 127-73-27-13 in three seasons with the Pack. Despite numerous injuries and losing two of his best defensemen to the Russian Super League after 13 games last season, McGill led the Pack (50-24-3-3) to a franchise high for victories and home wins (30).

The search process for McGill's successor was unknown because Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld could not be reached in Toronto, where the Rangers held their team meetings. In a statement released by the Rangers, Schoenfeld said, "I would like to thank Ryan for his service and dedication to the Hartford Wolf Pack organization over the past three seasons. After evaluating the situation at our organizational meetings, our decision was that a change would be best at this time. We wish Ryan nothing but the best in his future endeavors."


Slimy Jim Schoenfeld said himself, after the Wolf Pack bowed out of this year's playoffs in the first round, that all but a small handful of guys on the team failed to do their jobs while playing with very little heart this year. Firing McGill seems to be a "it wasn't my fault" move by Shufflin' Schoenfeld, though my guess is that the firing has as much to do with happenings within the Ranger organization (unknown to those of us who watch the games from the stands) as much as it has to do with what the Pack did on the ice this past season.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Giuliani proposes new hockey league

Former New York City mayor may act if NHL lockout persists

TORONTO (SportsTicker) June 1 2005 - The Toronto Star reported Wednesday that former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and leading Canadian diplomat Maurice Strong may join forces to create a new hockey league if the NHL continues its lockout, which wiped out the entire 2004-05 season.


Giuliani (try using your spell-check on that one) Home Taping is Killing the Scotch Tape Industry
One guy resolves disasters,
the other guy creates them

According to a 71-page business plan reviewed by the newspaper and circulated to prospective Wall Street investors, the new league - tentatively called the International Hockey Association - would rely on Giuliani’s New York consulting company to help raise as much as $5 billion in seed money.

Giuliani became known as “America’s Mayor” after he held New York together in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.


Obviously Giuliani's abilities in handling misfortune and catastrophe makes him especially qualified to run an NHL-level hockey league.