i read last night that the Rangers were going to treat Game 6 like it was Game 7. so, i decided to do the same thing. i put on my favorite clothes knowing damn well if they lost, i was getting matches and a trash can. and i certainly didn't want to burn these clothes. so, when the Rangers won 1-0 to advance to their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years, i was very fucking happy and relieved at the same time.
it was easily the best game the Rangers have played in the entire playoffs. they smothered Montreal for the entire game. it's really hard to believe that i was getting ready to graduate from high school the last time the Rangers made it this far into the playoffs. hopefully they win the damn thing so growing this beard was worth it.
winning goal from Dominic Moore. Hank with his 9th career playoff shutout. he also set the team record for playoff wins. they get some days off now as the finals don't start until Wednesday. they will be playing at Chicago or Los Angeles. given how good they have been on the road for the last few months, i'm fine with that. if the finals get to a Game 6, that is on my mother's birthday. that will get a little interesting.
my sister happens to be in New York City today and has sent my mom pictures of all the Rangers stuff around town. she said it is nuts. i'm hoping she gets me something nice while she's there.
needless to say, i had one of the sweetest victory beers of my life last night. and then i did the dishes as i knew damn well i'd be up for hours. and i was. i don't think i got to bed until around 4 in the morning. was up by 8, because who the fuck needs sleep.
the Yankees play tonight at home against the Twins. they have owned the Twins over the years. hopefully that continues.
i'll bounce between that and the playoff games tonight in hockey and basketball. and if i somehow get bored, there's always the Food Network and pro wrestling. such a rich, sophisticated white trash life i live.
the weather has been fucking amazing here today. hardly any humidity, a little wind, plenty of sunshine, but not crazy hot. it's supposed to be like this all weekend. hopefully, for once, those fuckers on tv are correct.
i'll probably do a little poetry work this weekend. i'd like to get some submissions out the first week of June.
had a little fun on iTunes this afternoon. you'll see that madness below.
hope everyone has a great weekend. be well. be safe. be drunk. be the crazy fucker that jumps off a building to prove he can fly.
until we meet again my enemies...
DJ Khaled w/T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross - All I Do Is Win
P!nk - Raise Your Glass
Michael Franti & Spearhead w/Cherine Anderson - Say Hey (I Love You)
Sharon Van Etten - Taking Chances
Lush - Ladykillers
"There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted." - Gayle Sayers