I like the theory that Vegas almost always wins at home because the visiting team was out partying all night. Makes about as much sense as any other explanation of the team's highly improbable success thus far.
Meanwhile, the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins are literally off the charts when it comes to bad puck luck:
I really do just think the Pens are fatigued from the back-to-back runs, and I expect to see them continue to coast into March. I think around then, we'll see if they can "flip the switch" and go on a run. I feel like if they make the playoffs they'll be dangerous regardless of seed. I just think it's been really hard for them to get motivated right now after playing so much tough hockey the past two springs. There's a reason hardly anyone repeats anymore in the NHL (my expectations going into last season was a 1st or 2nd round exit; I thought it'd finally be the year that Caps would get past us, and I still find it hilarious that they couldn't get it done), and going through that grind three years in a row and winning again seems like too much to ask.
Alas, the Bills came and went in the playoffs with nothing more than a whimper. The offense was truly offensive. Very questionable play calling, and Tyrod Taylor is just not a good starting QB. He will never lead a franchise beyond where he got the Bills. It's time for him and the offensive coordinator to go.
The Bills have some big needs, especially OC, QB and WR. Here's hoping they get addressed.
It was pretty gross. Two hands/arms around the neck slamming him down backwards? That was super intent to injure.
It's a shame, I will never fault the guy for not playing hard or doing everything within his ability to win. But sadly, he just does not have the elite ability to lead a mediocre team like the Bills to great heights.
Word on the street is Alex Smith might be the next WB for the Bills. I feel like it creates the same problem.
The whole card up and down was very good and had a little bit of everything. Even not knowing the stories behind almost all but Jericho/Omega I was able to get into the stories told during the matches. It was a clinic in creating compelling atmosphere and intensity. The WWE could learn a lot from NJPW. No ridiculous gimmick matches, what blood that was shed was used in enhancing the match and the matches were given time to breathe and tell the story they wanted to tell without numerous run ins or distractions.
Also the version of Chris Jericho on display in his match with Omega could easily do a great heel title run in the WWE.
What an end to that Saints Vikings game. Crazy. I always find it weird, though, when what is actually being celebrated is less what you did and more what the other guy didnít do. That defender seemed to actually avoid the receiver. Oh well, fans donít care.