and my brother sent my dad and I this text: "Oh my God YEEEESSSSDdSsDdDDddDgjjj"-
we immediately got to work cranking this shit out. For Allison's version, mosey over here, and be sure to give me extra points for adorable use of the word "mosey."
If you're just tuning in, here's a rundown of our
Basically, we're predicting which teams we think will win each round of the NHL championships. That's it. Not real creative or difficult to figure out. Sorry. To make this a little more engrossing for the rest of you, Allison and I came up with a way for us to lose even more of our dignity and self-respect: We awarded ourselves one point for each series winner that we called correctly, and at the end of the Stanley Cup Championship, whoever has the least points has to display their most hated team's logo on their blog for an entire month. Allison can't stand the Bruins and I want the Flyers to die in a fire, so I REALLY hope I win. Let's do a recap of the Quarterfinals, just for fun:
NUGS vs. ALLISON, ROUND 1:
NEW YORK RANGERS over OTTAWA SENATORS
Although I have to hand it to the Sens, who managed to force seven games out of my Rangers, did anyone really expect them to emerge the victors of this series? There were a few moments where the Rangers let their guard down, allowing the Sens to capture three games, but I'm attributing that more to the Rangers' lack of offense. Sorry, Allison, but the Sens never had a shot. Solid effort, though. Word.
(I asked for a bonus point due to my Rangers still being in it, but Allison said no. I'm greedy that way.)
WASHINGTON CAPITALS over BOSTON BRUINS
I lost this point, but I can't say that I'm too broken up about this. A), the series did go to seven games, so at least I was half right, and B), I'm not exactly the Bruins' biggest fan either. Actually, I don't know anyone who likes them, unless they're from Boston. Plus their fans are racist dicks. I'm with Allison on this one.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS over FLORIDA PANTHERS
What an incredible Game 7 this was. I hate the Devils and even I was on the edge of my seat. It was easily the most exciting game in the 2012 Quarterfinals. My brother was practically shitting himself. It went into double overtime, so Allison went to sleep, but we were on Facebook together for most of it, and a lot of our conversation consisted of "!!!!!!"
Sadface though: Jason Garrison of the Cats is seriously hot, and now I don't get to look at him anymore.
|Both sides win, then?|
STUPID PHILADELPHIA FLYERS over PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
LOS ANGELES KINGS over VANCOUVER CANUCKS
I have no idea what happened here. This was probably pretty embarrassing for Vancouver. Meanwhile, I would like to think that LA is getting better and maybe, maybe, I'll be able to go to more Championship games. Probably not, though.
BTW, the Canucks just lost Luongo- he's already asked to be traded.
ST. LOUIS BLUES over SAN JOSE SHARKS
This was pretty much a given- every NHL analyst and their dog called this one.
PHOENIX COYOTES over CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
This was the only series in the Western Conference that wasn't a 5-game defeat. Chi-Town put in a valiant effort but in the end, my genius showed itself once again and the Coyotes advanced.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS over DETROIT RED WINGS
The Preds stomped all over playoff mainstays Detroit and won me another point.
QUARTERFINALS POINTS TALLY:
NUGS 5, ALLISON 3
NUGS vs. ALLISON, ROUND 2:
Just like Round 1, my picks are in red, and Allison's are in blue.