This video is a lot more boring because it was quick and rushed. i’ll try harder next time.
Archive for April, 2010
I don’t think this video needs much of an explanation.
The Kings have been embracing LA punk band The Briggs this season, and I’m sure the Briggs are having a blast. Especially now with the increased exposure from the Kings finally making it back into the playoffs.
The band got a sweet gig playing the Staples Center during the playoffs, as well as various Kings promotional shows around town.
According to About.com Guide to Punk Music:
the Briggs play a brand of blue-collar street punk that owes as much of its sound to Boston as it does to L.A., and bears influences of bands from both coasts as well. At times they reflect shades of Rancid or the Distillers, and at times there are elements of The Ducky Boys or Street Dogs. But whichever sound they seem to be emulating, they almost always do it in an infectious way.
The Kings have been using the band’s song “This Is LA” for promotional videos and on their broadcasts. Here’s a video…
Definitely check out this band, regardless of their poor choice in hockey teams
So back in September, one day before the start of the 2009-10 NHL season, I made some bold Stanley Cup Playoff predictions. So bold in fact, that I guaranteed that my predictions were “the pure, unvarnished truth.” So how did I do? Let’s start with the Western Conference (for the record, we’re just looking at the playoff spots in each conference, because no one cares about the failures who didn’t make it):
|1. Sharks||1. Sharks|
|2. Blackhawks||2. Blackhawks|
|3. Canucks||3. Canucks|
|4. Red Wings||4. Coyotes|
|5. Ducks||5. Red Wings|
|6. Stars||6. Kings|
|7. Flames||7. Predators|
|8. Oilers||8. Avalanche|
Perhaps not so good, though I did correctly predict 50% of the teams that would make it in, and I get extra points for getting the top three division champ seeds correct. To be fair, those I got right were pretty safe choices. I should lose points for saying that the Oilers would make it to 8th seed, when in fact they finished last not only in the conference, but in the entire league. But the Kings? The ‘Yotes? How the shit does that happen? There’s no way I could have predicted any deals with the devil, so I get a pass on those.
Fuck it, I get C+ for Western Conference Predictions.
How about the Eastern Conference?
|1. Capitals||1. Capitals|
|2. Bruins||2. Devils|
|3. Flyers||3. Sabres|
|4. Devils||4. Penguins|
|5. Penguins||5. Senators|
|6. Canadiens||6. Bruins|
|7. Hurricanes||7. Flyers|
|8. Maple Leafs||8. Canadiens|
My top 6 predictions made it in, not bad. Of course, only one of them seeded as I stated, but you can’t win them all. It was a lot easier to guess the Eastern Conference, because the whole conference sucks and there’s no real competition. Need proof? The 8th-seeded Canadiens made it to the playoffs with a mere 88 points. However in the West, the Avalanche had to rack up 95 points to take the 8th and final spot. Actually, not only would the Canadiens not have made it in out West, but neither would the Flyers, the Bruins, or the Senators.
But I digress.
A- for Eastern Conference Predictions, even without proper seeding.
So how could I guarantee my predictions as the word of the gods in September, yet be pretty far off come April (and still give myself some pretty generous grades)?
I intentionally gave you all the wrong predictions so that you’d rush to Vegas and place your bets, only making the odds that much better for me when I placed my bids the RIGHT way. The real seeding I clearly knew all along, and now I’m filthy rich, shitbags!
Stay tuned for my Stanley Cup first-round predictions, which will be posted soon (before the games start, with plenty of time to get your Vegas bets in).