Category Archives: New York Rangers

World Series Bound

I’ve been neglecting this blog as of late.  I’m not entirely sure why, maybe I haven’t had as much to rant about. Either way, I’ve noticed that this blog is at its best when I rant or talk about sports. Today, I’m going to talk about sports.

While there are still four more games to win, the New York Yankees are World Series bound. While the Phillies are a great team and I’m expecting a tough series, I’d like to say to all of those anti-Yankees people out there:  SUCK IT. I LOVE that the Yankees have the highest payroll, the best players, and have just won their 40th AL pennant. I LOVE IT. I don’t ever want another team to win. EVER.

You see, that’s the difference between the Yankees and the rest of the AL. They get that the only thing worth anything is winning the world series. That’s it. I put up with losing in hockey and basketball so I’m entitled to a winning baseball team.

And guess what? If he continues to hit I’ll fall in love with A-Rod. Yes, the man I hated and thought was a big choker has been pretty damn good lately. If he keeps this up, I’ll sing his praises.  Why? Because Yankees fans love winners above all else.

Today I am very very very very happy.


Season Over

Typically I write a lot about the Yankees on this blog.  They’re one of my oldest sports loves. Traditionally winners, it’s great to be a Yankees fan. I do, however, root for one of New York’s biggest losers, and it’s not the Jets. I’m a big New York Rangers fan. Last night, their season ended as they blew the first round series with the Washington Capitals.

I shouldn’t be surprised considering it’s a team that sucked (and I mean sucked) for 54 years before they won a Stanley Cup in 1994. I need to keep my hockey expectations low. It’s just hard when you love the Blueshirts so much. 

So to all Rangers fans out there, don’t dispair. A few high-priced losers will be replaced by new high-priced losers that will give us flickers of hope. While we didn’t win again this year, we’ll always have MATTEAU, MATTEAU, MATTEAU!!!

I love…

that I root for the most contrarian team in sports right now. Let’s Go Rangers!

Pens End Rangers Hopes

Well the Pens beat the Rangers in OT this afternoon, ending the Rangers’ hopes of winning the Cup.  1994 will have to continue to stand as our bellweather event.  The other question is, what will the Rangers look like next year?  Jagr has said that he wants to play for four more years and that the Rangers are his first choice.  That being said, the team and Avery are likely far apart on money and Shanahan is done.  Straka is also likely to go from what I’ve been reading.

The Rangers did give away game 1, and they made a few bad plays that caused goals, but overall the officiating was some of the worst I have seen in a Stanley Cup playoff series.  Today was no exception with Chris Drury catching a high-stick that drew blood but no penalty was called.  At the end of the game the refs called a four minute on Drury.  I hope the Pens don’t make it solely because I’m sick and tired of hearing about Crosby. 

So now I have to pull for the team that wins the West.  I hate both the Flyers and the Pens and am cheering for injury in that season.  Now begins the long summer with only baseball to keep me happy.  Sigh.  Go Yankees.

Refs Steal Game 2 from the Rangers

It’s obvious to me who te NHL wants to win the series between the Rangers and the Penguins. The poor officiating is so biased to help the Pens. While they call the obvious penalties in favor of the Rangers, they keep calling weak penalties on the Rangers. The NHL wants Crosby to hoist the Cup, it’s so damn obvious. The worst call was the quick whistle on Straka’s goal in the third period. That goal should have tied the game, instead it saves the Pens from shifting momentum.

Let’s hope the officiating looks better when the series shifts to MSG.

Big Sports Day

The Rangers lace the skates back up and take on the Penguins in game two of their series today. After blowing a three goal lead on Friday night and then getting screwed by the refs on a bad late penalty, Tom Renney is shuffling his lineup a bit today, playing Petr Prucha in an attempt to add some speed to his fourth line. I’m also hoping to see Sean Avery drive the Pens crazy. While the league may want Sidney Crosby to win a Cup, I’d much rather see the Rangers win it. What Gary Bettman never seems to get is that when the Rangers win, the NHL becomes relevant.

The Yankees are playing in Cleveland today, they need a win to help ensure they’ll have a .500 April. Another slow start leaves me wondering why Jason Giambi hasn’t been cut outright. The Yankees have some trouble spots this year, though I think Cano will play better and Morgan Ensberg will eventually win the 1st basemen’s job. They need to start hitting with runners in scoring position.

The NFL is holding its annual draft this weekend. It reminds me that football is not too far off. So far the family teams (Cowboys, Giants, Jets) seem to be doing alright. Let’s hope the Eagles and Redskins stumble.

Sean and I will be on the couch experiencing sports overload today.

Rangers vs. Penguins Starts Tonight

So finally the NHL’s obsession with Sidney Crosby will get the Rangers on television more and more. While he’s a great player, I have a feeling that this series is not going to go more than 5 games. The Rangers seem to be pulling together at just the right time, getting scoring from key players, great defense, and great goaltending. Plus I think Avery will drive them nuts.

Once again, I’m heading to the New York Times Hockey Blog for all my coverage. Though I’ll check out the backpages of the NY tabloids online too. Let’s Go Rangers.