Clemson? What's a Clemson?
You know what's fun about a Merrimack vs. UConn hockey game? Well, not all that much, but chances are with two teams that bad, something funny is going to happen. Mack's and UConn's Hockey East opener fit the bill.
UConn took a 1-0 lead in the first period and rode that wave all the way until the very end of the third period. It appeared that the Huskies were going to start the Hockey East era in first place, but then...womp.
Oh, wha happa? So much for leading Hockey East.
live standings update: uconn is now tied for second in hockey east— Bloggin' on Babcock (@blogginbabcock) October 19, 2014
Pretty funny. But it got even better.
uconn is now last in hockey east— Bloggin' on Babcock (@blogginbabcock) October 19, 2014
Ah, that's the UConn we were expecting. Getting outshot 43-18 to Merrimack. Ha.
But UConn isn't the only one we're having a laugh at. First of all, Merrimack, where did you get those uniforms, the toilet store? You look like you're wearing prison stripes. Perhaps it's a look BU should take up.
But beyond that, you needed a late third period comeback and overtime to beat UConn. And then you act like you won the national title or something. How about you take it down a notch.
Joe said it best the other day:
When you score in OT to beat f****** UConn, you put your head down like Bobby Orr after scoring.
Let's stay with hockey for a little bit and take it out west for a minute with the Wisconsin Badgers.
The Badgers didn't have a good weekend. Their women's team came into the weekend as the #1 team in the country--one of two remaining teams with a perfect record, and the first team not called Minnesota to be #2 in a couple years. This past weekend, in rolls their hated rival, those same Gophers, and, well, let's just say it was a short-lived stay at the top of the rankings.
After this weekend, Wisconsin rides a pretty goddamn impressive 13-game (!!) losing streak to their big rival. That's going to sting.
But that's just the tip of Wisconsin's crappy-weekend iceberg.
That's Andy Johnson of Bucky's 5th Quarter, taking umbrage at someone picking Northern Michigan to sweep the Badgers. The nerve of some people!
And finally, Notre Dame.
Notre Dame. So obnoxious. In case you missed it (I don't know how you could have, given the whining that has come out of the midwest the last several days), Notre Dame and Florida State played football this weekend. No meteor hit the stadium, so there had to be a winner (unfortunately). Notre Dame, down 4, has 4th and goal with seconds left, throws what appears to be an easy touchdown. But the refs (BALLSY!) flag the Irish for offensive pass interference, negating the play. The Irish would lose the game.
There are a number of different places I could refer you to see Notre Dame fans crying about the call, but instead I'm going to throw you a curveball and show you an amazing article from Every Day Should Be Saturday, EXPOSING the American CONSPIRACY keeping Notre Dame out of the national spotlight.
I won't spoil it for you, but you will not regret the read.