On a non-hockey related note, I was really happy when Barry Bonds hit homerun number 756, not because I'm happy he broke the record - steroids or not, he's one of the biggest jerks in the history of pro sports and I refuse to be happy for him about anything ever - but because I figured all the single-minded devotion to Bonds would cease. I could watch a baseball game without having to sit through cutaways to every single one of his at-bats. I could read the internet without having to skip over yet another person's commentary on Bonds. I could read the newspaper without having to look at an official Barry Bonds homerun countdown. It was a joyous day at Stately B. Manor. And then I sat down at work today, opened up The Buffalo News, and saw the front page of the sports section: a huge photo of Barry Bonds with the headline BONDS BLAST 757th. Are you kidding me? Who cares? Is he going to get a headline for every homerun he hits for the rest of the season? Do we really need to keep a running tally now? At this point I'm just not reading anything in TBN at all.
Now there are rumors that the Sabres are looking into re-acquiring defensemen Rhett Warrener. Now I like Rhett and actually wouldn't mind seeing him return - he's exactly the kind of defensemen we're lacking and he's not falling apart at the seams like his former partner Jay McKee (best looking defensive pair in hockey) - but I'm greatly amused by all the rumors about former Sabres. Hey, Buffalo, maybe we should just bring back the entire '99 team! They made it to the Cup Finals after all so they must be better than the pile of crap team we have now, right? We don't really need Rob Ray between the benches, do we? Put him on the ice! He'll bring us some grit! :::eye-roll:::