Saturday, May 22, 2010

There's No Hockey In The Summer

Renamed Again: Chesapeake Bayhawks

Although primarily a hockey blog, this doesn't mean we can't mention other sports - especially ones that barely conflict with the NHL. In the ever inept style of the NHL's version of Napoleon, Gary Bettman (for those asleep at the wheel) to this day has managed to make sure hockey is still not on ESPN. Surprisingly, lacrosse is one of the sports filling decent spots on weekends. MLL, Major League Lacrosse, takes up a lot of the summer - where there is no NHL to watch.

If you don't know who the Chesapeake Bayhawks are, don't feel bad. They were previously Baltimore and Washington (DC), playing now in Annapolis MD at the Navy Memorial Stadium. As all of you should know by now, I'm a homer through and through for my teams - but I do pay respect. As a UM grad, I still pulled for Joe Walters (the slowest player on the planet, but everything still hits net) last year when he was on Toronto.

MLL players, similar to several players in the NHL, have heart. Case in point, Brett Queener (Toronto Nationals goaltender) is absolutely the fucking man. Last season, played the championship with a BROKEN HAND and won. Take that Kari Lehtonen (both: making a championship game and toughness). Queener is the scary-type of goalie, who will try to start a rush, and keep the other team on their toes.

My team is the Bayhawks, and you should get in on it. Unless you're rooting for Philly, Montreal or Chicago, you've got nothing better to do anyway. Yes, it's over San Jose, unless the Sharks learn how to do the heimlich on themselves with the back of a chair. Don't count on it.

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