Wednesday, May 7


This is the most exciting news I've heard in weeks.

Granted, I've pretty much signed off on politics for the playoff season. It's just too depressing contemplating our pathetic pool of Republican candidates out there. (Did anyone hear John McCain saying last week that he can't wait to bring back his Kennedy amnesty bill if he's elected prez? Between that and his global warming concerns, I'm surprised more Democrats aren't falling in line with their favorite little maverick! If only he'd talk about more tax cuts he wouldn't vote for...)

But I digress. I've long said that hockey's popularity in the U.S. would double if espn had someone like Don Cherry and now they will!!! Don Cherry himself- on espn news, Sportscenter, etc. While he's not a Wings fan (he's understandably partial to Canadian players and we're so Euro), he's still the man. Can't wait to see the new wardrobe he'll break out for his espn debut this Friday...

Friday, May 2

May in the D

Is getting off to a good start - as you'd know if you watched Sportscenter recently. They couldn't ignore the D after last night's dominance.

The Wings swept the Avs with an 8-2 win. (that's our hockey team, not our baseball team) Johan Franzen ("The Mule") had another hat trick, breaking an old Gordie Howe team record for most points in a playoff series, and setting an NHL record for most goals in a four-game series. He took all of the attention away from Datsyuk's playmaker (3 assists in one game). As Mickey Redmond would say, the Wings "had their way with them" last night. The Wings will do that sometimes; they're that good. Bring on Dallas!!!

The Pistons also finished their series in commanding fashion, beating the 'Sixers by over 20 points. Can everyone say Deeeeeeeeeetroit Baaaaaaasketbaaaaalllllll!!!

And the Tigers swept their 3-game series at Yankee Stadium for the first time since 1966! (Who's your Tiger?)

Yep; it's a good time to be a Detroit sports fan.

Wednesday, April 30

Kwame Khronicles

Kwame and Beatty's text messages have been released - click here to read them.

"April in the D"

That's the promotional name Fox Sports Detroit has given to the glorious month of April in Detroit. And it is finishing on a strong note.

Last night, the Wings took care of the Avs again, taking a 3-0 series lead.

The Pistons also beat the sixers yesterday and head back to Philly up 3 games to 2.

And don't forget our Tigers, who hung on to beat the Yankees last night.

Let's hope all of our great teams keep their winning ways!!

Did I mention that I love Pavel Datsyuk???

Monday, April 28

Don't Disrespect the Octopus!

Cory McLeod tried to hit a few fans at the Joe with a post-anthem octopus on Saturday.

Yeah, he found out what happens when you disrespect the octopus!

Go Wings!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 24

The $10,000 Tradition

Yep - $10,000 - that's the price mentally challenged NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has put on an octopus twirl.

Read ""'s take on "Eight More Reasons for Losing Bettman."

And please, even if you're not a Wings fan, sign the petition in protest of something so asinine!


Monday, April 14

The Real Barak...

Has everyone heard the elitist beliefs Barak Obama espoused late last week? When he said that many Americans "cling" to guns and RELIGION because of frustrations over lost jobs, etc. (Sorry Barak, but I think both guns and religion have been around a lot longer than this recent recession affecting states like Pennsylvania! I wonder what made people so religious before they became so frusterated over the troubled economy...?) Slowly, the Obamas are revealing who they really are: Elitist liberals who have been perfectly comfortable for 20 years listening to the hateful rhetoric of their American-loathing reverend Wright; Harvard/Yale grads who for the first time in their lives are "proud" of their country.

It's not surprising after these condescending remarks that Hilla the Hun has taken a 20 point lead in the PA polls!

Speaking of Hillary - despite her inability to tell the truth for two days in a row, I'll admit I'm really enjoying watching her on the campaign trail. To observe a woman so driven, so desparate to win at any cost! It's a matter of - dear lord, what will she do next? Shots of Crown Royal and beer, apparently! People seem to be making a big deal that it was Canadian whiskey (she should have went for the Jack!), but I think it's fitting. She's such a big fan of their health care system... (BTW- she handled that shot like a pro!)

Thursday, April 10

It all starts tonight!

Well, technically, it started last night, but tonight the Wings have their first playoff game and they feel confident they have the depth and know what it takes to make a great playoff run this year. I agree, though that won't stop my nerves. (Wings fans still have nightmares about past years we've won the Presidents' Trophey...)

Last night the playoffs kicked off with Pittsburgh soundly beating Ottawa 4-0. Colorado beat Minnesota in OT. The NY Rangers also whooped NJ (ha!) and (ha, ha, ha!) the teal-clad Sharks lost 3-2 to Calgary.

Tonight, in addition to Detroit v. Nashville, Boston ventures to Montreal, Dallas takes on the (formerly Mighty) Ducks, and somehow San Jose and Calgary have another game. (back-to-back games should not happen in the playoffs! Just reason 1,632 why Gary Bettman should be tarred and feathered!) Philly and D.C. don't start until tomorrow. Click here for the complete Round 1 schedule.

All in all - some GREAT match-ups!! This has to be the most exciting start to the playoffs in a long, long time. Three Canadian teams, plus some old cross town rivalries like NY-NJ and Boston-Montreal. Should be a great run!

Go Wings!!!

Frivolous, I know

Maybe Elton should worry more about these guys in Egypt than how awful Americans are for not loving Hilla the Hun. Won't vote for a woman? That's crap, Elton- give us the next Thatcher and I'm sure she'd beat any of our three candidates in a landslide!

(BTW- Another brilliant political move by Hillary! Bring someone high-profile in to bash your voters!! Good one!)