my boy mark giordano came up big against the league-leading sharks last night, ending the night with a goal, the #2 star, a +3, and more time on the powerplay than anyone else in a flaming C. this, coupled with the fact that just yesterday i sent my 10-1-2 jersey off to get numbered with a "5" and lettered with "GIO," obviously means that gio's days in calgary are numbered....
i really thought the flames would come out flat last night ---historically, that's been the M.O against elite teams--- so i opted to head out to the pub where the game would be available to me but i wouldn't be forced to give a blowout my undivided attention.
well, obviously that was unnecessary. but since i was already out, i had to enlist duncan to explain the following, by text message:
- re: the backlund interview (which i could see but not hear): " Did you catch Backlund saying 'it's Darryl's choice' about Kelowna, then talking clearly that he's definitely going ? Classic."
- re: the shot of the squirrel sitting on one of the club seats: "They just spotted it in the crowd and cracked jokes." [note: i WOULD still like to know what kind of jokes....]
- re: onscreen graphics that i missed: "Graphic about how great Iginla and Thornton are. Big header: 'Smokin J's.' Classy Sportsnet !"
clearly i missed the best outing of the year.