I think I'm going to do the media post tomorrow. That seems a good way to wrap up the week. As for today, I don't have a ton, because it's hockey playoffs, so that's commanding my attention at the moment. I fell asleep during the second period, but apparently I didn't miss much. Chicago looked thoroughly overmatched in the first period, basically hanging Corey Crawford out to dry twice. He's already a rookie that started the year as the backup. Being named the playoff starter is enough pressure for anybody, especially with how he came to get the job. He doesn't need the help of defensive breakdowns. The Blackhawks were looking better before I fell asleep, but apparently Robert Luongo was just too much. It's about time. I kept hearing about how great he minds the net, but I'd never really seen it because it kept melting down against the Blackhawks. Maybe now I'll understand what the great northwest sees in him. By the way, I have no problem rooting for Vancouver, I would love to see Canada bring home the Cup.
The other game I watched a decent amount of was Capitals-Rangers. I'm a little torn over who to root for here, but watching the game, I found myself pulling for the Caps. I'm not the biggest Ovi fan. I don't dislike him, necessarily, but I appreciate players like Crosby and Toews more. But, you have to admit, Ovi plays hard, and he's not afraid to get physical like a lot of other "faces" are, both in hockey and in other sports. You have to respect that, and I would like to see him go deep in the playoffs. Maybe even (to quote that great bastion of culture, Major League) "win the whole fucking thing."* Anyway, the Caps were the better team, but it's impossible to say enough about Henrik Lundqvist. He's got a chance to be Halak 2.0, except with a better projection for the future.
*I don't think I ever promised this would stay PG, but I'm not sure that's pushed it up to R yet, either. By the way, you should rewatch Major League again. It's not as good as Bull Durham, but there is room in everyone's heart for both.
In other news, Wabash completed it's sweep of DePauw yesterday, powering to a 12-5 win in Crawfordsville. This makes a nice pair with their 7-5 victory in Greencastle earlier in the year, and goes very well with the 57-40 basketball win at DePauw, and (most importantly) the 47-0* nothing victory in the Monon Bell football game at Wabash. I don't know the last time either side swept the "money sports,"** but I'm not sure I could be more thrilled about it. Welcome to the conference, DePauw.
*Did I mention Wabash was the heavy underdog in this game? I mean, heavy underdog.
**Well, you know, as "money" as sports gets at the Division III level.
I need to start making a list, I've got a few kind of big topics I want to tackle in the near future. I'll give a little insight here so you can be looking for these posts. There's the media post I plan on doing tomorrow. I also plan on doing a post talking about baseball games in other media (video and board games, mostly). I would like to say I'm going to do that one next Friday, but I might not sit on that one that long. It's a really interesting topic to me, maybe something of a pet project. If you take a look at the "Sites I Like" page, you'll probably see why.
Oh, and pictures. I guess that was the title of this post, wasn't it? Wabash wraps up their home schedule this week, so this is pretty much my last chance to get a picture of the stadium in use, which I would very much like for the top of the page. Keep your fingers crossed that I'm able to make it happen.