Mix & Match Monday: Release the Kraken!

It’s been known for a while that the National Hockey League was getting a new team in the Seattle Kraken for the 2020-21 season. After the remainder of the 2019-20 season and the 2020-21 season were both impacted by the pandemic, having an expansion draft this week is a sign that the league is gettingContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Release the Kraken!”

Mix & Match Monday: Hey Now, You’re An All-Star (Sitting out the Game)

Major League Baseball has really been the first professional sports league to return to a pre-pandemic setting in 2021. Stadium are filling up again, there was a slight inconvenience to the schedule early on due to the virus, but everything has been staying on track. Now, we’ve reached the All-Star break. The Home Run DerbyContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Hey Now, You’re An All-Star (Sitting out the Game)”

Mix & Match Monday: “But Look, I Made You Some Content”

I think in last week’s post, I made the comment that there was nothing good on Netflix right now. It turns out I was wrong. Bo Burnham’s new special “Inside” was highly-recommended by friends, co-workers and the podcasts I listen to. On Sunday night, I finally watched it and really enjoyed it. Along with Burnham’sContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: “But Look, I Made You Some Content””

Mix & Match Monday: Is this How A Team From Canada Finally Wins a Stanley Cup?

There is a lot that can be said about the 2021 NHL season. For the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it hasn’t been dull. This season, four different divisions were created, with all seven teams in Canada in one due to COVID-19 issues, and teams just played the ones within their divisions all season long and throughContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Is this How A Team From Canada Finally Wins a Stanley Cup?”

Mix & Match Monday: Woops! Forgot Last Week

Well, I broke a rule I set for myself. I missed doing a blog post last Monday. It was part laziness and the other part exhaustion from a different work schedule. It was also the day of my birthday, so I get a pass, right? Right? Anyway…Here’s your Mix & Match Monday: Week of JuneContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Woops! Forgot Last Week”

Mix & Match Monday: OK, These Cicadas Suck

After the pandemic put a damper on the summer of 2020, this summer will be closer to normal. The only problem is, it coincides with the emergence of Brood X Cicadas in my area. Originally, I thought “meh, I’ve seen these things before. They’re annoying but it won’t be too bad”. This past week, itContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: OK, These Cicadas Suck”

Mix & Match Monday: Maybe This Will Catch On?

Introducing “Mix & Match Monday”: random observations and a look ahead at the week coming up because you never know what’s gonna blindside us these days. Well, it is the week before Memorial Day weekend. When I was a kid, the upcoming weekend was the signal that school was going to be winding down withinContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Maybe This Will Catch On?”

2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Most Normal Hockey Has Felt Since The March 2020 Pause

Maybe it’s because fans are slowly coming back into the stands? Maybe it’s because my Pittsburgh Penguins again matching up against the New York Islanders again in round one and possibly facing the Washington Capitals in the second round again, just like they did for three-straight playoffs from 2016-2018? Regardless, this is the most normalContinue reading “2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Most Normal Hockey Has Felt Since The March 2020 Pause”

“By Gum!” The Blues Might Just Do It!

The St. Louis Blues took a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final after a controversial Game 5, in which the eventual game-winner came after a missed penalty on St. Louis. Aside from the controversy, the Blues have not only won three games in this series, which is three more than they won in theContinue reading ““By Gum!” The Blues Might Just Do It!”

The Blues Are Now 1-13 in Stanley Cup Final Games

On Wednesday night, the St. Louis Blues, who are appearing in their fourth Stanley Cup Final, did something they’ve never done before: they won a game in the Final. When the NHL expanded from six to 12 teams in 1967, St. Louis, along with the five other new teams, played in their own division (theContinue reading “The Blues Are Now 1-13 in Stanley Cup Final Games”