Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wake Up With GTOG: A New Year

By Finesse

As you now know, yesterday was GTOG's one-year anniversary.  Today, we get back to work.

- Game 7 of the NHL Finals is tonight, and the Bruins come to Vancouver fresh off of (another) convincing home victory.  If you are a believer that the best team always wins a 7-game series, then you probably think that tonight is the night the Bruins finally take one on the road.  They've outscored the Canucks in this series something like 44-2.  But Vancouver has been resilient at home all playoffs and it's hard to argue that they don't have a superior roster top-to-bottom.  If you think you know what is going to happen, you're insane.  So here's my hedge: I'm tempted to go with the road team here because all of the pressure is on the Canucks.  If the B's score first, look out.  But I picked the Canucks in seven and they've been the best team all year, and unlike Reality Steve, we don't change horses midstream.  Canucks win, 3-2.

- What the hell is going on with the Pirates' pitching?  When did they become the 1995 Atlanta Braves?  The Buccos are back to .500 after a 1-0 win over the Astros last night.  It's a remarkable achievement.  Look at the batting averages of the 9 guys in the Bucs lineup last night:

  1. .267
  2. .221
  3. .292
  4. .256
  5. .245
  6. .233
  7. .000
  8. .223
  9. .087
Clint Hurdle for manager of the year.

- If you want to read about adults behaving like children, read this account of the Lance Armstrong/Tyler Hamilton "altercation" at a restaurant in Aspen.  It includes: snubbed hugs, harsh words, non-tipping, and threatening voicemails.  And a government investigation.

Stay tuned later today for the most shocking Bachelorette Recap ever.

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