snowed-in-commuteNew York, NY – Its finally February and we’ve made the turn towards the end of winter. That son of a whore groundhog teases us every year with his shadow/no shadow shell game. The tyranny has gone on long enough. Bill Murray had the right idea taking that rat over a cliff in a run-down pickup truck. And while there is a light at the end of the winter tunnel, that hasn’t stopped the one night stand between Old Man Winter and Mother Nature that produced this bastard child, Nemo that is getting set to dump several feet of snow on the northeast. So while you’re shut in by the second storm to end all storms in a matter of months, here are a few sports events you can follow to pass the time.

Friday afternoons are usually pretty slow sports-wise. But if you’re in a pinch, there’s always golf on. This week, its the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. So if you want to watch a bunch of people you’ve never heard of miss the cut in a tournament you don’t care about, tune into the the Golf Channel this afternoon for some hard-hitting links action. you could also watch paint dry or snow accumulate outside of your window. All equally exciting.

Should-Mike-Woodson-return-as-Knicks-coach-O41EI30F-x-largeFriday night, Dude’s Knickerbockers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Knicks are still flying high in the Atlantic division with a three game lead over the Brooklynettes. New York is only a game and a half behind the Miami Heat for the Eastern Conference lead. Mike Woodson and his painted on beard has the Knicks in tip-top shape. ‘Melo and ‘Mar’e are playing well together, even though Stoudamire looks about 14 years older than he actually is. Anthony has been hearing “MVP” chants this season, though I don’t think he has any real chance of winning.

_65676936_italy_beat_france_gettySaturday morning, there’s plenty of Rugby action in the second round of the Six Nations Championship. Traditional whipping boys, Italy head to Scotland coming off of their shock win over France last week. Ususally, the only chance Italy has at a win is against the Scots. This year, the Eye-Tees will be looking to make it two from two and top the table heading into their next match against the sheep-loving Welsh. After the Scotland-Italy wooden spoon battle, you can watch France try to bounce back against Wales. The Frenchies will look to make Wales pay for last week’s broken plates by putting up some gaudy numbers against the dodgy-haired brits. It should be a good game.

Saturday afternoon, the Penguins travel to Newark to take on the Devils. Lets hope Nemo doesn’t necessitate the postponement of this game. It should be a great one between the top two teams in the Atlantic Division. I wish there was a way for both of these teams to lose in regulation. The Rangers don’t play again until Sunday.

steven-stamkosElsewhere Saturday afternoon, the Bruins take on the Lightning in another battle between top Eastern Conference teams. Tampa looks really frogging good, losses to the Rangers and Devils this week notwithstanding. They seem to score at will and are a very exciting team to watch. This is another game that Nemo may ruin, so lets keep our fingers crossed for some good hockey action Saturday afternoon.

After these games the snow should taper off and you’ll be able to leave your house again. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay safe.

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Different Matt is our cunning Cornell grad/rugby player. “Diff” joined us just after the switch from being “Mets only” to an all-sports stop. He’s a Yankee fan; thus he was “different.” Aside from the Yanks, he’s a diehard NY Giants, NY Rangers and NY Knicks fan. He also likes long walks on the beach and cappuccinos and nearly died in Las Vegas.

  • SentFromMyBlackberryWirelss

    Former NFL defensive lineman Tony Casillas scoffed at the “deer antler spray” madness that surrounded Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis during Super Bowl week, telling a Dallas radio show Wednesday that his Cowboys teammates in the 1990s were fond of their own obscure potential enhancement product, a horrific smelling veterinary ointment known as DMSO.

    “When I heard about deer antler spray, I said that’s nothing. We used to use this stuff called DMSO. That’s what veterinarians put on horses’ muscles, and we used it in the locker room. We had a bottle and you’d take it. It goes right to the bloodstream,” Casillas told KRLD-FM. “I’m not sure about this deer antler stuff, but it was prevalent in our locker room. It’s called DMSO. You get it from the veterinarian. It’s an ointment that’s like anti-inflammatory. You put it on your skin and you put it on a muscle, and I guarantee you, in about 30 minutes you’d feel great. If you’re going to talk about the deer antler stuff, we used DMSO and people knew it. Everyone knew about it.”

    • We’re rubbing some Different Matt Sexy Ointment on right now! Yeah, baby!!!

    • It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does so whenever it’s told.

  • AngryWard

    Bill Murray is usually at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which is another reason to watch. Looking forward to the snow. Have enough booze and snacks for serveral days.

    • Bill Murray is great. Love him… But he does push the “Trying-to-be-too-funny” envelope at live sporting events a bit… He gets a pass, though.

      • Catl S.

        You push it too

  • Cam James

    I’m going to devils rangers tomorrow. I got the tickets as a b-day/valentines day gift for a lady. I asked her what do you want for your bday? She said, “I want to see a fight. Can we see one of those at a Rangers Game?” i replied, “No babe, that team is a bunch of pre-maddonnas that dont want to break a fingernail. There is a great place we can see a real hockey game and fights in Jersey”

    • Cam James

      *devils pens

    • Blashphemy!!!

    • The rangers make the blues look like an aqua dancing team in the toughness department.

  • Snow?! It doesn’t snow in Vegas??? And check out the enclosed photo from a Denny’s on Tropicana Blvd with Jim and his pooch Sheeba… They met with our partner on, Johnathan WIcklow Barberie…

  • WestCoastCraig

    so I’ve got a fantasy hockey team, and I don’t know what I’m doing. I needed some points, particularly power play points, so I just picked up this Devil Clarkson because he’s apparently been hot lately, and dropped Jeff Skinner, although I really liked saying “Skinnn-er!” whenever he didn’t score. I also picked up Sam Gagner from Edmonton and dropped Dion Phanouef, thinning out my defense but I’m not sure if that’s a loss. Any thoughts? I turn to the hockey collective here.

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