Friday, February 8, 2008

the curse of mcgeough

i'm sure most of you are aware that i'm unemployed. i've been doing some odd jobs and taking days of work here and there, so i'm not broke or starving (i know you're concerned), but it also affords me the most ridiculous amount of time to ponder and research things like this:

do the flames win or lose more games officiated by mcgeough ?

ol' mick wore the zebra stripes fourteen times during flames games, going back to the start of the 06/07 season, and the split of calgary wins/losses is exactly 50%. in the past ten games, however (all of which fall within the past calendar year, starting feb 22, 2007), there were no less than seven flames losses. this season the flames have only notched one win in five matches where mcgeough was on the ice, bringing the split to a near-shocking 80% losses thusfar in 07/08.

clearly you have to give some credit to the teams that are winning, and the state of the flames (slumping/streaking) when they're faced with the wrath of mr. magoo.... but with a flurry of bad calls in each and every tilt, it's antagonism at its best. i needn't remind the calgary blogosphere of the officiating agony we felt throughout the loss to vancouver december 27. the guy does not like it when our fourth line appears to score...

enough on that.

it's hockey day in canada and i will be sporting my former #1 jersey (the junior XL of the last era ---what i like to call the 'mike vernon banner' jersey) at the game vs. the oilers. since my rbk edge sweater is now 2-2-1, i'm gonna bench it for the night. it better work.... we need a win in the worst way....

:)

1 comment:

MetroGnome said...

hmm, interesting. Oddly, I bet the Oilers have a similar record with Mcgeough officiating...

Maybe he just hates alberta (though I think it's just senility and incompetence).