Monday, May 2, 2011
Sore winners and other Monday morning musings
It hardly seems possible, but certain elements in the Boston Bruins' fan base and media entourage have managed to harvest sour grapes from winning. The anti-Montreal vitriol on the internet and in the Boston press in the days following the Bruins hard-fought and well-earned opening round playoff win over the Canadiens sounded like the stuff of sore losers rather than gracious winner and would-be champions. The best explanation I've heard for that kind of mentality is "inferiority complex"...Even though Phoenix and Los Angeles were bounced in the first round and Atlanta and Florida missed the post-season entirely, the NHL playoffs are not without enduring dream scenarios for league Comissioner Gary Bettman, who must be absolutely giddy at the prospect of a Nashville-Tampa Bay Stanley Cup final...The New York Giants' second round pick in the 2011 college draft, North Carolina defensive lineman Marvin Austin, has been described as undersized for an NFL nose tackle even though he weighs 310 pounds. Is it any wonder these guys turn to steroids and human growth hormone?...Don't know if you've seen former teenage golf phenom Michelle Wie's Kia commercial, but she's not "this many" anymore.