I Have Confidence in the Blue Jackets, and That Scares Me

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There are few things in the world better than playoff hockey. Unfortunately, as a Blue Jacket fan, I’ve only gotten to experience the feeling a limited number of times, and never beyond the first round. This is the year that all changes though. The Blue Jackets will give me something I’m really not used to as a Cincinnati sports fan: a winning postseason.

I know what you’re saying. “Oh Mac, you’re just being optimistic again like you always are, hoping for the best but never expecting the worse”. You obviously don’t know me. I fully expect my teams to lose every single time they step onto the field (or ice). Until the clock strikes 0:00 and all chances for a video review are exhausted, I still don’t believe my team has won. It’s a miserable life to live, but someone has to. Right?  Continue reading

The Columbus Blue Jackets Can Start Growing Their Playoff Beards

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For the first time in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets are heading to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in back-to-back seasons. With their 5-4 OT loss at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Jackets secured the final point needed to stamp their playoff passports. It would’ve been a lot cooler if they clinched their playoff berth with a victory over the Penguins, but with the way the season looked at times, I’ll take it.

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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