Former Blue Jacket Fan Favorite Derek Dorsett Forced Into Early Retirement

Well, this really sucks. As a Blue Jackets fan, I loved watching Derek Dorsett. There were some nights that he was the only aspect of the lowly Blue Jackets game worth watching. Whitty and I suffered through some rough losing seasons as season ticket holders (not to brag) but we always sat on the edge of our seats when Dorsett was on the ice. He might not have been the biggest guy on the ice (he was often the smallest) but he played like a man possessed and wouldn’t back down from any player in the NHL, no matter the size.  Continue reading

Wake Up With Whitty – 6/25/2017

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Wake up With Whitty. We’re just a couple weeks into that dreaded summer sports lull, but the NHL and NBA have provided us with plenty of excitement to keep us on the edge of our seats. I know nobody wants to have to think for themselves this early in the morning, so let me go ahead and do the thinking for you. Then once you’ve had a chance to wake up a bit, feel free to come back and tell me why I’m wrong.
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2017 NHL Awards Recap

In case you missed it, the 2017 NHL Awards ceremony (aka the Connor McDavid show) was held in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.  The event also included the expansion draft selections for the Las Vegas Golden Knights.  The Golden Knights selected a good mix of young talent and veteran experience.  I expect them to come in and immediately be competitive with the rest of the league, although they may not look very good doing so with those uniforms that were unveiled on Tuesday.

Now if you’re anything like me, you’re not a big fan of awards shows.  They can be cheesy and gimmicky and typically just aren’t something I find enjoyable to watch.  Grammies? Oscars? Teen Choice Awards? No thank you.  But when you throw sports into the mix, I’m dumb enough to convince myself that it’s something exciting and different that I’d like to watch.  With the corny jokes and bad skits though, it quickly became painfully obvious that this was just another awards show.  Luckily for you, you won’t have sit through all of that again, because I’ve listed each of the award winners below.
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Summer Sports Depression

It’s official.  With football still months away, and the NBA/NHL finals in the rear view mirror, we’re left with nothing but Major League Baseball to hold our attention until we get some fake NFL games in August.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the last two games of the NBA finals, with KD getting his first ring with the Superteam to beat all Superteams.  The chippy nature of the games and the almost-fights were fun to watch.  And Xavier Alum/badass David West got his first ring.  Also, apparently KD doesn’t like the taste of beer… pussy.

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Rules Don’t Apply to Golden Boy Sidney Crosby

Every sport has that player that gets unfair criticism for being the Chosen One and getting the benefit of every call. Sidney Crosby gets criticism for getting the benefit of every call, but it is not unfair.

Crosby has a well documented history of head injuries that have put his long term health in question. Some people (me) blame his series of traumatic brain injuries for the pathetic excuse of a beard he tries to grow every summer during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Sidney, of all people, should understand the risk involved when it comes to head injuries, which led to my surprise when I witnessed this during tonight’s Game 5 contest:  Continue reading

Wake Up With Whitty – 5/27/2017

Welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty.  Thank you for choosing to kick off your 3-day weekend with me.  I know it’s early, and you don’t want to have to process your own thoughts at this hour, so I’ll go ahead and do the thinking for you.  Then after you’ve downed a few Monsters or Red Bulls and you’ve had a chance to wake up a bit, you can come back and tell me why I don’t know what I’m talking about.
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Pre Game Meal with El Jefe 05/15/17

Welcome to another edition of “Pre Game Meal with El Jefe.” We have a whole new set of must watch match ups this week. This week brings us conference final games in two different leagues. It should be a great week to watch some history making moments in the world of sports.

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