Monday, March 26, 2007

Jackets Decimate Blues - Doug Weight Caused Hurricane Katrina

I unexpectedly had a chance to attend the Jackets game last night. The home game against the Blues was recently rescheduled from a 12:30 puck drop to the normal Sunday 6 pm start time after NBC realized that a national audience wouldn't be too entertained by two non-playoff teams.

The Jackets played hard, and it was a great game to watch. The squad put up four goals, which is enough to sorta make up for being shut out last time I was in attendance. Norrena was great- he displayed a great glove hand that managed to snare anything that came to his vicinity of the ice. A couple of his grabs were particularly impressive. Despite only 24 saves (though only 25 shots), I probably would have notched him at 3rd star. Jason Chimera was all over the ice, as usual, and kept play quite lively and exciting. Jody Shelley's name became synonymous with 'turnover' in a way that hasn't been seen since the Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre days.

I watched the game with Dan (sports723), another contributor to the Jacket Times. He and another friend continually made 'Doug Weight' jokes, which is sort of like the Chuck Norris jokes that became popular last year, except our version was generally negative toward the aging St. Louis centerman. I'm sure Dan has plenty of good ones to share. Here's a few I just came up with:

Doug Weight reads Tiger Beat magazine.
Doug Weight put salmonella in the peanut butter.
Doug Weight started the Valerie Plame leak.

Jackets' consecutive wins are now 3... I'd say that's 'streak' worthy. Seven games left this season.


sports723 said...

Doug Weight tivos Montel Williams

Doug Weight only buys day-old bagels

Dough Weight watches NFL Europe

Brandon said...

Doug Weight runs a fantasy WNBA league.