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4/8 Roundup: Mets Get Rickroll’d, NHL Picks Used As Diversionary Tactic

The way I figure it, there are going to be a shit-ton of articles tomorrow from the members of the sports media who just happened to learn of this Internet fad called the Rickroll. Now, to be fair, these sportswriters aren’t going to have the ability to bust out video feeds and what have you to accentuate their point. Seeing how this is a blog, though, I do have that opportunity, and will take full advantage.

And since once of the videos contains the Mets’ P.A. announcer explaining the entire situation, we’ll just move right on to the media portion of this post.

We’ll start with the portion of the Rickroll that reached the largest number of people, courtesy of this afternoon’s SNY telecast:

Following the jump, we have four more videos from fans who attended today’s game — courtesy of YouTube, natch — and a fifth video which, well, you just have to watch it.

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The Carolina Hurricanes Can’t Be Big Fans of the Shootout

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs about to begin, I decided to have a look at the NHL standings to see who is where. Since I rarely watch hockey during the regular season — I’ll try to catch the outdoor game, because it’s awesome — the teams I have the greatest knowledge of are fairly local — I’ve seen quite a bit of the Flyers, and a few Devils and Rangers games. It seems like every time I watch the Flyers, they end up in a shootout, and then they lose in that shootout. Now, my limited knowledge of the National Hockey League is not so limited that I think that I’ll be seeing any shootouts in the playoffs. To the contrary, I am fully aware that the 2007-08 NHL season has seen its last shootout (unless Phoenix and Anaheim go to one, I’m writing this while those teams are still playing). And I think that’s an important factor to examine as it relates to the playoffs. It is possible, after all, that those extra points teams pick up in shootouts are the difference between a run for the Cup and an early tee time.

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Tuesday Roundup: Bastards, Boobies, Chris Simon and Weed

I’m taking another break from the tedious data entry that comes with trying one’s hand at bracketology, and figured I’d at least throw up another post in an effort to generate or maintain at least some traffic while I focus the majority of my efforts on trying to project the entire 65-team field before falling flat on my face when I attempt to project a winner of the entire thing when the bracket is released on Selection Sunday (I nail it every ten years, exactly — witness UCLA in ’95 and North Carolina in ’05. Why I’m admitting this, I don’t know. Please come back and visit before 2015).

Since I want to get back to crunching numbers (God, what a geek) quickly, brevity shall be the key. Here, then, is a list of links to some of the top stories in the day in sports:

  • Running back Kevin Faulk, of the 18-1 AFC Champion New England Patriots, was cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession on Friday night. (ProJo Pats Blog)
  • Run DMC has made a lot of babies. (Miami Herald)
  • “So you’ve got something to look at while you’re talking to them!” (New York Daily News)
  • Yao Ming is done for the year. (AP)
  • Chris Simon was traded on NHL Trade Deadline Day. (Newsday)
  • As were many others. (TSN)

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Six Word Memoirs: Athlete Edition

I’m sure someone’s done this shtick already, but what the hell? Inspired by the success of Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser’s Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure (available at! [thumbs up]), we’ll give an athlete’s edition a whirl, focusing on some of the more prominent happenings in the past week in sports. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Coolest Game on Earth” Experiences Unseasonable Coolness

We usually have to wait until April for the NHL to present this type of awesomeness, but with Mother Nature’s cooperation, the 2008 NHL Winter Classic is appropriately being played in the snow. And thus, a regular season game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres becomes palatable.


Pittsburgh 2, Buffalo 1 (Shootout)

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