Tuesday, January 20, 2009

To Fight Or Not To Fight

Let's face it - one of the things people love about hockey is the fighting. It's like NASCAR and wrecks. That's the train-wreck mentality of the sports fan.

So NBC's Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury debated the issue during Sunday's Rangers-Penguins game. If you know hockey, you know who came down on which side.

I'll help you out - Milbury isn't known as "Mad Mike" for nothing. Got it?

Anywho, Awful Announcing has the video of the debate here. Deadspin has their take here, including footage of a classic 1979 Bruins-Rangers brawl at the Garden (Madison Square, y'all) that features - who else? - "Mad" Mike Milbury going into the crowd.

Take note of the former WGCH announcer who spars at center ice towards the end.

Oh, extra note about Awful Announcing. They nearly sent my brain into explosion mode with their thoughts on the Steelers Sound Person that played music during Willis McGahee's injury timeout on Sunday night. As usual, people have too much time on their hands.

Here's the thing: I took note that music played as McGahee laid on the turf at Heinz Field. Yet what I took note of was whether or not the music could be deemed inappropriate, not whether music should be playing at all.

“Down On The Corner” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, and then “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas were the offerings. Seemed innocuous to me.

God, why do we have to be so friggin' PC all the time?

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