And as far as the hit on Nathan Horton: it's very unfortunate. If you didn't see it, here it is. The hit itself is bad enough, the aftermath was downright scary. Aaron Rome was tossed from the game, and that's fair. Was it really that dirty, though? It was well after the pass, and he lowered his shoulder a bit, but the bigger problem seemed to be that Horton wasn't paying attention. I wouldn't call it a blindside hit. The only reason it was blind was because Horton wasn't watching where he was going. You want to do everything possible to protect players and punish dirty hits, but there has to be some sort of responsibility on the skater to protect himself. You can't punish somebody for making a "blind" hit when the skater didn't bother to look to see where the other players were on the ice.
I probably could write more about the Cubs getting demolished (again) and about how Mike Greenberg is so off-base about Zambrano being pissed off at losing, but frankly, I don't really feel up to it. My alma mater spurned me for a job without even giving me an interview, and I'm about eight kinds of hurt about it and don't really feel like doing any more than is necessary today. If you feel like you need to come by and cheer me up, I'll be at Danville Stadium tonight enjoying $2 Tuesday, and might need somebody to make sure I don't overindulge in the $2 beer.