Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Profiles In How To Hold A Grudge: Brendan Shanahan

From the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger:

Brendan Shanahan tells a story [...] about growing up as a Maple Leafs fan and meeting former Toronto captain Rick Vaive during the summer of 1983.

“When I was 14 years old I was skating in the summertime at a rink in Toronto,” Shahanan recalled. “Rick Vaive happened to be skating at an adjoining rink and we were actually in dressing rooms that were right next to each other.

“I went in when he was sort of settled and asked him for an autograph. I didn’t get the best response from Rick Vaive at that time.”


“Fast forward four years later and Rick Vaive is waiting for a meaningless faceoff in Buffalo,” Shanahan said. “He’s now playing for the Sabres. He’s lined up next to some 18-year-old kid from New Jersey. When the puck dropped, I attacked Rick Vaive.

“It was a quiet, uneventful game. He couldn’t believe the rage I had, not only in attacking him, but it took two (linesmen) to restrain me afterwards and throw me in the penalty box.”

via Deadspin

Friday, November 20, 2009

Play Kniceley!

Times West Virginian publisher Andrew Kniceley (left)

. . . oh all right, there is more.

From Poynter:
used his newspaper to apologize for yelling at a football coach because his son played only three plays in a game. "I regret any embarrassment or discomfort that I have caused FSU [Fairmont State University], my newspaper and my family--especially my son Josh," writes the publisher, who is also chairman of the FSU board.

"I said to him I am not going to talk to you about this as long as you are coming at me like this," Lanham wrote. "He then said to me, 'I will talk to you when I want and where I want to talk to you.' . . . He kept coming at my chest to chest bump me and saying repeatedly, 'You will talk to me now.'"

Thankgiving Dinner

"Off to a good start--with hot spiced tomato soup. And then--for digestion's sake--smoke a Camel right after the soup."

(Click to engrossen).

via MetaFilter

Monday, November 16, 2009