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December 18, 2008 9:03 PM

Income Ideas in a Bad Economy


99 bowl games a year on the wall
I'm not totally an anti-bowl game guy but pretty close to it. I say turn those smaller bowl games (the Sun Bowl comes to mind since I grew up going to those as a kid) into regional playoff match-ups. Those smaller bowls would actually mean something. Until then I relate well to the guy in the cartoon...too many bowls, so little time.


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  • December 19, 2008

    6:28 AM

    Anonymous writes:

    How about if the NHL actually follows its own rules regarding shootout goals/attempts.

    The NHL rules state that if a goaltender throws his stick at the opposing player during a penalty shot, then a goal is awarded.

    The attempt by Hejduk last night against Tampa Bay was not a penalty shot. It was a shootout attempt.

    No goal should have been awarded even if Mike Smith threw his stick because it wasn't a penalty shot. That said, Mike Smith didn't even throw his stick. He made a poke check attempt and his stick collided with Hejduk. That's not throwing a stick. It's a regular hockey play.

    The NHL is obviously rigged.

    Happy Holidays.

  • December 19, 2008

    10:59 AM

    [-=m2=-] writes:

    Problem is, there is no rule for throwing a stick in a shootout attempt. However, there is a rule for a penalty shot, which is about as close as you're gonna get.

    NHL senior vice president of hockey operations, Mike Murphy, offered this statement: “They huddled to make the decision to see if they felt the stick was thrown. And if a stick is thrown, as outlined in Rule 26.4, they can award a goal and that’s what they did in this case. There was a strong feeling that his stick was thrown.”

    The question isn't whether he threw the stick on the poke check, but on Hejduk's backhander AFTER THE POKE CHECK.

    More specifically... here:

    So... whether he threw the stick, or lost the handle on his stick is the question. It really didn't look like he threw it, but the referees thought he did.

    I bet we see a rule addition or clarification on throwing a stick in a shootout attempt from this.

    The bigger problem is, why are the AVS going into a shootout with Tampa Bay? (Sigh).

    The NHL rigged? Please. If you're rigging games, why waste time on the 15th seed in the East and the 9th seed in the West?

  • December 19, 2008

    11:35 AM

    Jacob writes:

    Drew, can you make clear to everyone that this blog is not a forum for people to come out and bitch incessantly about inane topics? There's more complaining done here than at an American Idol tryout.

  • December 19, 2008

    4:12 PM

    Anonymous writes:

    It's a sports blog, Jacob. Do you not understand?

  • December 19, 2008

    9:10 PM

    Mike writes:

    The Avalanche were simply gifted an additional point by the NHL. This "New NHL" is a disgrace. I would feel the same way if the tables were turned. If Marty Turco's situation didn't allow for a goal to be awarded, this definitely did not. While Turco didn't throw his stick either, his looked far more convincing than Mike Smith's play did.
    The refs were obviously late for dinner.

  • December 20, 2008

    2:28 PM

    Penfold writes:

    The sad part is that Gary Bettman's idea of what constitues hockey is far different from what true hockey fans want.
    The shootout is a gimmick. It will always be a gimmick. It's why the players don't practice the shootout. It's why goalies don't practive the shootout.
    Gary Bettman took one of the most exciting, spontaneous plays in hockey (the penalty shot) and turned it into a circus event.
    Gary thinks he's brought excitement, when in reality, the fans are the ones who lose.

    There is nothing wrong or disgraceful with a tie game.

  • December 21, 2008

    10:18 AM

    Colorado State University writes:

    Once again, Drew fails to give due credit to a Colorado school taking a step forward like the Rams did yesterday when they won their bowl game.

    I guess if it had been the Buffs instead of "the other school" then we'd have seen something here.

    Big, huge, FAIL.

    Guess it's no wonder that we never saw another Buffs toon after the 3rd game of the Buffs season.

  • December 21, 2008

    6:52 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    I am just waiting for Drew's Bronco toon from this latest choke job against the Bills.

    I plan on having a lot of fun with this one.

    Cutler. Marshall. Shanahan. Oh boy.

    This will be excellent.

    See you all later.

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