Monday, November 8, 2010
MONDAY MORNING MUSINGS Nov8/10
Between frequent outbursts of childish and disrespectful behavior at the rink and mob rule in the streets, Montreal Canadiens fans haven't exactly cultivated a refined image in recent seasons, but they've responded capably and responsibly to the task of selecting the three stars, and Carey Price will be the beneficiary of their judiciousness when he's awarded with the Molson Cup for October before tomorrow night's game with Vancouver. Beyond rewarding Price for carrying the team through the first month of the season, the fans have also given due credit to opposing players in the three star selection process, turning what could have been an exercise in blatant homerism into a vehicle for putting some of the polish back on Montreal's tarnished reputation for hockey savvy and sophistication...Sorry, but the induction of two women as honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame is a shameless sop to political correctness. Women may one day play hockey at a high enough level to warrant a place beside the true greats of the game, but right now they're not even close...Washed-up football fossil Brett Favre threw for a career-high 446 yards in Minnesota's overtime win over Arizona yesterday. Yup, quite the has-been....Is it too early to talk about a Jets-Giants, all-New York Super Bowl?...The post-race dust-up betwen rival jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano in the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs Friday spawned a treasure trove of one-liners in the reader comments on TSN.ca, including "a little short-tempered, are wee," "they weeble and they wobble but they don't fall down," and my personal favorite "they're after me Lucky Charms!"