The Canucks have lost game six of their playoff series with the Chicago Black Hawks. The Blacks Hawks won the game in overtime.
The Canucks who once had a three games to nothing lead in the series, now have to play a game seven in Vancouver. Hopefully, the home ice can help them. Hopefully, their being competitive in game six is a good sign -- the Black Hawks shellacked them in games four and five.
But the consequences of the Canucks losing game seven would be monumental. It would be the worst moment in Vancouver Canucks history, and it would be all the more bitter after coming off what was the Canucks' best ever regular season.
But it would prove what I realized twenty years ago. The only thing you have to do in the regular season is qualify for the playoffs -- first place means nothing.
I hesitate to venture into political commentary but what the hell!
I listen to mostly political podcasts and I do try to listen to podcasts from the "other side." I feel the opinions expressed on these leftie podcasts often laughable, sometimes infuriating, and rarely challenging to my beliefs (Never forget, I once was a leftie but I smartened up.).
I want to mention a couple of outrages I have heard on the Slate political gabfest.
First off, the hosts of this show seem to think that Keynesian Stimulus policies work, and so say that the Republicans are being irrational or petty because they won't get on board with President Obama has to do to get the American economy going again -- that is, the Democrats and Republican politicians should together try to get the economy rolling again.. Well, the fact of the matter is that Keynesian Stimulus policies don't work and retard economic growth. If you don't think this is a fact, you should at least provide political analysis that shows that there are people who do sincerely believe it. To say that Republicans oppose stimulus policies because they don't want Obama to have a good economy to run for re-election on is stupid.
Second, the hosts of the show reacting to Trump presidential candidacy stunt, said the precedent for it was the Palin candidacy for Vice President. "She set that bar" said one of the Gabfest hosts. I would have countered that it was the 2008 Democratic Candidates for president who lowered the bar. Let's see! There was a junior senator from New York State who was considered the leading candidate for the nomination on the basis of being wife of a former president. And there was a junior senator from Illinois, with no executive experience, no business experience, who hung out at a anti-semite church -- and like Trump, he had an exoticness to him. The latter candidate, unlike Trump who says what some people want to hear, said nothing so that supporters could see in him what they liked. It shows you that a lot of Palin-loathers are irrational and hypocritcal.