Sunday, October 13, 2013
Therrien pushing all the right buttons
It was great to be behind the mic again as host of the Merson Drive/Week in Review on Montreal Hockey Talk. Don Scary seemed to enjoy being freed from the shackles of mainstream corporate radio, and I even got to use my favorite John Malkovich clip from "Burn After Reading" in the show intro.
Nice to see Opie from Sons of Anarchy get some at bats for the Red Sox in the ALCS. Not bad for a guy who was beaten to death in prison last season.
With the New York Giants suffering from stage 4 incompetence, I need to find a secondary team to cheer for to keep my NFL interest alive. My son, Sam, developed an affinity for the Chiefs a couple of seasons ago and his loyalty has been rewarded with a 6-0 start. but I'm loathe to be a bandwagon jumper. I've always had a soft spot for long-suffering also-rans, so I've got it narrowed down to the Cardinals, Lions and Browns, which is a bit like deciding whether to take my own life by clorox poisoning, self-immolation or giving Mom Boucher a wedgie in the exercise yard at Ste-Anne-des-Plaines
Rob Ryan is what Jesus would have looked like if he were middle-aged, overweight and out of miracles.