The Blues were probably the most thankful people in St. Louis that last night's game was postponed. Maybe not quite as thankful as if the game were at the Scottrade Center, but still, there would have been a precious few people in St. Louis (or probably all of Missouri, if we're being honest) that were going to watch the Blues over the Cardinals last night. Actually, upon further reflection, the Blues might have actually benefited more from being on the road. I'm sure most people that had bought World Series tickets weren't going to go out and buy a hockey ticket because they just had to watch some live sports on a Wednesday night. With Glee taking over the FOX airways, though, it would be pretty easy to punch in channel 671 (on DirecTV, anyway) and watch the Blues kind of embarrass the sitting Presidents' Trophy holders.* The Blues look like they may be playoff bound this year, which would be good for the city. I don't have the numbers, but I wonder if the Blues are more popular than the Rams. They've certainly won more over the past few years.
*This will be the first full hockey season for this blog, and I'm sure not all my readers are the most hockey-savvy. So, just in case we have anybody looking to start hockey from scratch due to the lack of pro basketball this year, I'm going to go out of my way to explain just about everything. The Presidents' Trophy is given to the team with the most regular season points, which was the Vancouver Canucks last year with 117. You get two points for a win, one point for losing in overtime (or shootout). As you might have heard, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup. That's always been the case. The trophy has been given out since 1985-86, and that winner has gone on to win the big prize all of seven times. Not a great percentage.
Speaking of football, the Colts put Kerry Collins on IR yesterday, ending that whole experiment. I didn't like that pick up from the start, really. I tried to talk myself into it, but I thought they should have at least given Curtis Painter a shot to start from the get go. Of course, I'm also a Purdue fan, so maybe I wasn't the one to ask. Here's to hoping Peyton Manning will have a chance to groom Andrew Luck into the next Aaron Rodgers.
Even though it sucks for me, I think this rain delay is the best thing that could've happened to a Cardinal team on the ropes. If they win tonight (which I think they will), they give Carpenter another shot. Carpenter has been an absolute stud this post-season. I would feel pretty good putting the ultimate game in his hands. As it stands, the penultimate game will be Colby Lewis (who has been a cast-off for most of his career, but reinvented himself after a stint in Japan) and Jaime Garcia (who might have saved the Cardinals season by stepping up huge to start the year) will pitch this one out. Should be a good one. Here's to hoping I'm listening to Game 7 tomorrow on the road.