Friday, December 21, 2012

Birthday Thoughts

So maybe the Mayans aren't as smart as we think. The world is still here. I have to check it out maybe they were talking about the NHL and hockey. Oh yes, you remember hockey? So my birthday falls on an epic day. But the 21st of December is a historic date. The first day of winter. Solstice. And of course my birthday.

The mayor of New York, Michael B(l)oomberg, was beating his chest about New Yorkers living into their 80's because of all the wonderful things he has done. The great bloviator completely ignored the great job done by the medical profession and wonderful  institutions like Sloan Kettering and St. Francis hospitals.

But I digress. This is the third lockout in 17 years for the NHL The first in 1994-95 permanently cemented the NHL and hockey as a minor disturbance on the sports scene. The second in 2004-05 resulted in no season. Did anyone notice? This one has the potential to be another zero. No hockey.

The two sides can't get together. The top guy says it's my way or the highway. No, I'm not talking about Washington, I'm talking about hockey. You know, these owners must have a lot of money to walk away and shut down the season if they don't get what they want. But how about the rest of the people?

How about the peasants? The people who run the local pubs, the sports shops, the coffee shops, etc. Who is representing them? Certainly not the lame stream media. For New Yorkers it may be a break. We already have a variety of stiffs in the other sports. Has anyone caught the Mets or Jets lately?

So in about five hours, New York time, the world will survive and life will go on. My hockey will consist of watching my grandson Nicholas and the T/Birds. The world? As I told my granddaughter Kaila, there is no way your grandfather will allow the world to end on my birthday. The world? No. Hockey? Yes.

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  • Scotty Hockey said...

    Few things as powerful as grandpa power - putting off the apocalypse like that? Go Pundit go. Hope you and the family have a very merry Christmas!!

  • jb said...

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Mike!

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