The greatest hockey team of all time??

Is hands down the 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins. 

OK so I may be slightly biased, and even then exaggerating a bit, but damn, they do look good.  They look even better when you are watching them dominate the Flyers in a bar filled with 300 slope-browed Philly fans. 

This is going to be a great series.  I still say Pens in 4, but I think every game will be a battle.  Both teams are playing tough, physical hockey, and its the playoffs, so they aren’t holding anything back.  Malkin is the best player in the league right now, and he proved that last night, posting 2 goals and an assist. 

“I can’t believe I locked my keys in my Volga!”

Enough about hockey for now, and on to more important things, such as me bowling a 698 series in my bowling leagues season opener on Wednesday. 

My friend Liz and I were running late, as usual, because we were having a heated Rock Band battle and lost track of time.  By the time we got to the lanes, practice bowling had ended, and league play was starting.  Having not bowled in months (and two years since I last bowled in a league), I thought for sure that I was going to be doomed to the low to mid 100’s, at least for my first game until i got into the swing of things.  The result was a career high 698 series (212-248-238).  While I was proud of my accomplishment, I was also dissapointed that I fell just two pins short of the landmark “700 series”.  I guess that will have to wait for next week, although something tells me I may have a hard time maintaining my 233 average throughout the year. 

Other notables from week 1 at Facenda Whitaker Lanes:

1. Sunny, Noodles fiance, beat the self-proclaimed ‘greatest chinese bowler of all time’ in her first ever league game.

2. Keeping with tradition, Liz ate french fries and somehow immediately turned them into some horrible gaseous emission that cleared out 2 lanes and delayed bowling momentarily.

3. Missing only 1 spare (a split) in 3 games, I dominated noodle in our heads up poker bowling tournament.  That’s $3 of Noodle’s hard earned money in my pocket.  Victory is sweat. 

                       “Please, call me Ern, or Big Ern”

That’s all for today.  I’m off to my rugby match (last one of the season), then off to Mamma’s for a cheese steak. 


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