Saturday, February 6, 2016

John Scott: All-Star

Not sure if you follow the NHL or if you care.  But just recently John Scott was voted into the NHL All-Star Game as something of a joke.  Fans mounted a huge campaign to get this guy into the All-Star Game, something he didn't deserve based on his playing skills or statistics.  Hey, let's get a goon in the game, they thought.  Just for fun.

Well, check this article out.  See if this doesn't shatter some misconceptions about the guy.

"A Guy Like Me | The Players' Tribune"

Love this part:
I thought I was done. But, yet again, somehow things just worked out, and I got another chance a few weeks later. Against the Detroit Red Wings, of all teams. I hopped over the boards for my first shift, and I’m out against Pavel Datsyuk and Nick Lidstrom.

That’s a holy shit moment for ya. That’s a long way from the GM cubicle.

Looks like Scott had the last laugh.  Check out these stories.

From NPR:
I love the part about his daughters.

From SBNation (published before the All-Star Game):
"At some point, the joke morphed into something else: appreciation."

From CBS Sports:

Friday, February 5, 2016

Quote of the Day: Confucius on Life

Here's a quote that makes you think.  Maybe I'm at this stage of my life.

"We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one." - Confucius

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Song of the Day: Rilo Kiley - My Slumbering Heart ... and Pictures of Success

Maybe time for a more hopeful song.  An expression of what I'd like in the future perhaps.   :)

"Rilo Kiley - My Slumbering Heart"

Lyrics, from

It just feels good when we're waking up
It just feels good when you're next to me
It just feels good when you're coming home
It just feels good when it's waking up
My slumbering heart

Here's a decent list of the 10 best Rilo Kiley songs.  I tend to like numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 the best of the bunch.

Here's a bonus song.  Time to move forward.

"Rilo Kiley - Pictures of success"

Again, lyrics from

These are times that can't be weathered and
We have never been back there since then

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Song of the Day: Eagles - Take It Easy

A old friend from college noticed that my last few songs were "so heavy."  Suggested I lighten things up.

This song was suggested due to the recent death of Glen Frey, as my friend was playing a bit of Eagles music lately.  Maybe I need to "take it easy."  Good idea, and good advice.

"Eagles - Take It Easy -HD"

Letter to My Younger Self | The Players' Tribune

Here's a great article.  Hockey in its purest sense.  If this doesn't put a smile on your face, even if you're not a hockey fan, I don't know what would.

"Letter to My Younger Self" by Bryan Trottier