posted yesterday at The Score. Simply entitled "Pasta Diving Jeter", it makes so much more sense when you say the "pasta" slowly and remember what happens all too often with Jeter at short.
The Montreal Canadiens got away from that which has made them successful the last two years in the playoffs: they went and outshot their opponent last night so, of course, they lost. The Boston Bruins won 4-2 to get back in the series, albeit down 2-1. Bruce Arthur at the National Post looks at the "admirably boring" Canadiens.
All four roadies were winners in the NHL last night, with Detroit putting Phoenix on the brink of elimination, possibly as a team in Phoenix. Philadelphia now holds a 2-1 lead over Buffalo, and Pittsburgh leads Tampa Bay 2-1 in their series. Can't figure out how there are only two games on the schedule tonight with eight series in play. Lame.
The home cooking was working in the NBA, with both home sides winning last night. Chicago beat Indy by a 96-90 count to take a 2-0 series lead, and Miami hammered Philly 94-73 to take a 2-0 series lead. Lot fewer upsets in the NBA if history tells us anything.
Crazy MLB stat: after last night's win, the Chicago Cubs have been 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7 and now 8-8 on the season. Bet accordingly. Another crazy one: the New York Mets were swept on double headers twice in three days last week. They're going to redefine the term "trainwreck" this year. And hands up, who had the Cleveland Indians tied for the best record in the game at 12-4 at this juncture?
Cam Cole at the Vancouver Sun says that after hometown player Raffi Torres was not suspended for his head shot on the Chicago Blackhawks Brent Seabrook, it is clearly open season on behind the net head shots. Love that he references the "Campbell Wheel of Justice". Funnier still are the comments from Canucks Fan going off on him for not having Torres' back. Just shows who is ready for 4:20 tomorrow and who isn't. Damien Cox at the Toronto Star took the "circus" that is the NHL to task, again.
Word is the NFL schedule is out today. Don't imagine it will have the usual buzz attached to it.
The Philadelphia Phillies have outscored opponents 15-0 in the first inning this year.
25 funniest "that's what she said" photos.
There are roasts, and then there is this. Roastmaster General Jeff Ross takes a blowtorch to Charlie Sheen. An incredible 9 minutes that you must see.