I don’t know if anyone has said this before, I imagine somewhere in Boston there are plenty of Gisele haters out there, but I think it could be possible she jinxed the Patriots and no one realizes it yet. It might be funny to think the Pats could possibly be jinxed coming off a year where Tom Brady cruised to the MVP trophy, but who really cares about individual achievements? The Pats are supposed to be the ultimate lunch pail club, team above all else. The team hasn’t achieved its ultimate goal in a while and along the way there have been a couple pretty painful losses. The Boston Red Sox won three World Series in four years before they traded Babe Ruth. No one knew what was coming. The Pats could win the Super Bowl next year, but then again, look at that picture.
Originally Flyers Kitten wasn’t planning on making an appearance in these parts until the playoffs started. In other words, Flyers Kitten was going to just act like any other fan. But, suddenly and without warning, the Flyers are terrible. They’ve lost four straight. This alone is not the end of the world, but they’re losing to fringe playoff contenders and capped the skid with a horrifying 7-0 loss to the Rangers on Sunday. They previously had the Rangers number all year, but the game Sunday looked like a little bit like Boston College taking on F&M club hockey. There’s nothing like getting your teeth kicked in, but to give up while it is happening is really special. I don’t know what to think. Swoons are part of Flyers lore. All that really matters (see last season) is how they are playing in about a month. Up until this point there wasn’t much worry, but now, fingers are hovering over the panic button. I don’t know what to think. I’m a mess. Flyers kitten says the team needs more Tiger Blood. We’ll see.
I found it quite ironic that last night on 60 minutes Andy Rooney, the man I love to make fun of, took my stance on the Kindle and similar devices. Listening to the old man ramble on about feeling a book in your hands and everything else made me feel a little bit like an old man, but I think it bought Andy some slack from yours truly. I’ll leave him alone for a while. And, I must say, it was one of his more coherent segments that I can remember. Speaking of books, I think one or two of you read…if you do, you might want to check out Jonathan Tropper for some light fare. He’s not going win any Pulitzer Prizes, but he writes this kind of everyman fiction that isn’t easy to come by. The author I see him compared to most often is, Nick Hornby, who wrote High Fidelity among others. Tropper is a little more serious I would say and his topics a bit more solemn at times, but he’s still good for a laugh and very easy to read. I’d recommend The Book of Joe, Everything Changes and the one I’m reading now, This is Where I Leave You.
Quiz of The Day: College Towns. Category: Geography/College Game Day. My Score: 27/30.
There was a quiz on fractions posted today. Let’s just say you are all lucky I didn’t pick that one. Can you say, wheelhouse?