FROZEN TUNDRA, CT – Happy 2014, everyone! How about we cram a god damn BLIZZARD down your throat after your kids have been off school for nearly two weeks so you can be saddled with them – amidst a dose of cabin fever like that in The Shining?! No? Just me? Well, OK… But while I can complain about that aspect of winter (seeing as I’m a bikini, tanning butter and triathlon loving girl), so far I’m loving 2014. And yes, 2013 showed me that there IS such thing as a free lunch (compliments of the NGO organization I volunteered for last fall AND the MTM Holiday Extravaganza for us writers). But there have been some great 2014 Sports Highlights so far. Here’s a look:
The Winter Classic: With temps around 13-14F and a wind chill of 0F in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the 6th Winter Classic was a HUGE success with nearly 105,000 attending the game. (Take THAT soccer!) The Red Wings ultimately lost to the Maple Leafs in an ever exciting shoot out. (And seriously.. how COOL was that game?) Super cold… snow falling to the point that it needed to be cleared off the ice. C’mon. You call hockey a NICHE sport?! That beat the CRAP outta watching the Tostitos Vomit Cheese Dip Bowl.
Speaking of Bowls… did anyone see some of the Rose Bowl Parade? I always marvel at how EVERYTHING on all the floats are made out of flowers, seeds, or some sort of plant life/foliage. Good stuff.
But.. the Bowl Games are drawing to a close.. with the last game being the VIZIO BCS National Championship on January 6th, and the REAL bowl game of interest for many may be the January 5th, Go Daddy Bowl with Arizona and BALL State. I heard it’s supposed to be the TITS!
Winter Olympics: Are you dreaming of seeing the Jamaican Bobsled team? Are you HOPING that Tiger Woods’ Flavor of the Year Lindsay Vonn gets a GOLD at one event and then BLOWS the giant slalom? Will you be SHOCKED when some male Olympic skater comes out of the closer after watching him prance around on the ice, completely unlike not gay Aaron Rogers? Well… what I LIKE about this all is that it doesn’t start until FEBRUARY (I thought January) and by the time it’s over, it’ll be March.. which is almost the end of winter.. so.. there’s that. Also, Sochii sounds like mochi, which is some Japanese confection I’ve never tried – but I’m fascinated by.
Da Cutler! Being a Broncos fan, I’m pretty excited that Da Bears saw to extend a long term contract to Jay Cutler. Quite frankly, I think the guy wasn’t given a decent shot anywhere before he landed with the Bears and despite an 8-8 season, glad a team is showing him some respect and confidence.
From ESPN.com: Although financial terms were not released, Cutler’s deal is expected to eclipse the $17.6 million average the Detroit Lions gave Matthew Stafford in July. It also includes at least $50 million in guaranteed money, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Timmy Tube Time! Also exciting, another stray Bronco that wasn’t given a fair shot has found a new home. Tim Tebow will now be an ESPN commentator (as covered by Angry Ward this past Wednesday). And while I can be pissy that a team like the J-E-T-S (HEAR ME BLABER?!) stiffed him so fast, yet bet the farm on that high school-girl-loving, overrated coverboy, Mark “The Sanchize” Sanchez, I am glad that Tebow will have some nice cashola to console the too-soon finish of his NFL career.
And with that… I’m going to sign off and for Friday night, console these winter blues with some drinks, good friends and good times. Come on back tomorrow for the good times of Junoir Blaber!