Friday, April 27, 2012
The Agony of Defeat
Yeah, we lost. Sadly, we deserved it.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were the favorites in the sports world in going all the way into winning the Stanley Cup. As it was, we had been down players for almost the entire season. Sidney Crosby suffered from a concussion for most of the season. Evgeni Malkin had knee problems. Bruce Orpik suffered from an upper body injury. The list of injured players goes on.
But we were still the favorites. We battled into good standing and won home ice advantage. We were up against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first playoff game, who we've successfully beaten in the past. We had a good lead at 3-1. Then, we blew it. 4-3 in the Flyers favor.
Okay. No problem. We still have Game 2. Again, the Penguins played playoff hockey, getting into the lead again by 3 points. The final? Flyers-8. Penguins-5.
The Flyers were up 2 games from the Penguins. What had happened? No one really knew, or if they did they sure didn't want to say why. Game 3 also went to the Flyers at a score of 8-4.
The Penguins just looked like they couldn't keep up. We came back to win Game 4 at 10-3 and Game 5 at 3-2. But then we dropped the ball and lost the all important Game 6 at 5-1. We were out of the playoffs.
Instead of looking like this:
We looked like this:
Oh well, next year can again be our year. On to brighter news, the Overlord has discovered a thing called, "walking." She's starting to become quite proficient with it, as I would show you except I haven't been able to post any video with Blogger now.
I have the little blue video box appear and it says it's loading video. But I get a message at the bottom of the screen (I'm using Firefox) that constantly says it's waiting for a response from Blogger, and it doesn't seem to receive one. The last time I tried to upload video, I waited over 15 minutes. I'm not sure if it's not recognizing the video I created with my camera (I never had problems with video taken with my laptop) or if this is strictly a Blogger thing.
Okay. Times UP! Like the Penguins, you have disappointed me, Blogger. You're in my penalty box until I figure out what to do with you. I'll just have to post the latest photo of the Overlord, taken the day before the day before yesterday.
Have a good day, everyone. May your teams make mighty goals and drink gustily from their playoff cups.