- Listen, I'm all for Sabre pride but I don't know how that pile of puke Derek Roy got on the All-Star ballot. I love him. I really do. He's on the short list of players I'll almost always defend. But he's been pretty awful so far this year. I can only assume he's starting to develop a reputation as a good young player with the selection largely based on the way he ended last season but still, come on. I'm officially giving his spot to J.P. Dumont who actually deserves it.
- Despite the above complaint, I'm perfectly fine with Teppo Numminen taking up a spot and will gladly vote for him a few times. It's a double standard, I know. But at least Teppo has played well unlike someone else. Okay, I really just wrote this one to give me an excuse to post this totally awesome photo of baby Teppo that I stole from Anne at Sabretooth's House. She dug up pretty cute pictures of all our All-Star nominees and I highly recommend checking them out. The scuttlebutt over there is that Teppo was pretty foxy back then but dude, come on. Teppo's foxy now. I guess the young'uns just can't appreciate it.
- So Saturday night a bunch of us blogger types are getting together to watch the game at Fat Bob's. I know possible attendees include Anne, Kevin from Bfloblog, Ryan from the Goose's Roost, twoeightnine, and the boys from First Time, Long Time and the Ultimate Sports Road Trip. The best news is, if you're reading this you're invited too! Yes, YOU! Okay, not you, Bucky... But everyone else! (Just kidding. Bucky can come too if he wants. I'm just not sure a night with potentially rowdy, drunken bloggers is his idea of fun. He might get fan cooties.) I can't testify for the company - I've never met any of these
I was planning on being there to enjoy the festivities but in the course of writing this entry I found out my grandmother died and unfortunately, I'll now be in Pittsburgh for her funeral this weekend. Please try not to sit around and mope about me not being there. I'm sure you can find it in your hearts to have a little fun without me.
- Just for the record, I'm leaving first thing in the morning and will be staying at my grandmother's. Her house is located in a wireless black hole so things will probably be quiet around here until Sunday or Monday. You'll have to come up with your own wit and wisdom about the Sabres' performance against... let's see... Atlanta and Boston. Oh, I'm missing a Boston game? Daaaarn. How ever will I go on?