Hooray for Losers!

For hockey fans, my streak of days picking a money game correctly now stands at 17 days after last night’s unpopular, but correct, Vancouver over Colorado pick. If the Kings hadn’t surprised the Stars I would have had a perfect day. On the topic of hockey, and I’m not sure how many hockey fans are out there, but I have a bone to pick. A few years back a massive brain fart by the powers that be in the NHL decided it would be a great idea to start giving teams a point for losing games. If you’ve ever seen a hockey stat in the paper you’ll see something like this: 11-7-1-4, which means 11 wins, 7 losses, 1 tie, and 4 losses in overtime. In the old (read: good) days of the NHL, that stat would be 11-11-1 – 11 wins, 11 losses, 1 tie. In the present NHL, 11-7-1-4 equals 27 points, while in the old days, 23. So now not only are teams being rewarded for being losers in Overtime, but you’ll actually get teams like the Leafs last year who score 100 points and start proclaiming how great they are to have finally scored more than 100 points. You’re not great, you got 4 points for losing in Overtime, and therefore have 96 points. Losers.

And as a special reward for sitting through my little venting, I present to you your own opportunity to purchase a Bible autographed by Jesus! I’m not sure what’s worse, the fact someone is selling a Bible autographed “To Nick, Keep on Truckin’, Love Jesus” or the fact that bidding is already up to $31.


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