Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tonight's Game

OK. I just got a call from my electric company saying that they'll be turning off my power for a few hours due to an emergency situation tonight. How does this affect you? Well, apparently I won't be able to watch the game tonight, so no recap. I'm charging up the portable XM radio as I type, but I don't know how that's going to work out. I can't even go to any of my friends' houses to watch it because the outage is scheduled for most of the surrounding cities. So right now I'm not sure how the recap for tonight's game will go... :(

Anyhow, you can check out this Yahoo! Sports mailbag. It's chock full of Crosby-hate. One reader questions Sid's leadership skills because Sid didn't defend Mark Recchi during his last week as a Pittsburgh Penguin. The reality there was that anyone with two working eyes could see that Recchi didn't fit in with the fast paced Penguins team.

Another reader relates a story from the Mississauga Sportchek Sidney 360 Reebok clothing line press conference. "Just want you to know that after Sidney Crosby did his little spiel...he ditched 15 fans waiting for autographs. ...there was no craziness; he just ditched us, didn't even say hi." We'll give this reader the benefit of the doubt and proceed as if that statement is 100% fact. Where is it written in stone that athletes and other celebrities owe any one of us anything, whether it be an autograph or even just an acknowledgment? Sure, it's always nice when they do this, but it is done as a courtesy - it is not mandatory. Haven't you ever had a bad day and just wanted to do your job and then just go home and not be bothered? Is Sid not a human being like the rest of us? How about cutting him a little slack once in a while, GEEZ! By all accounts, this is not Sid's usual M.O. He's generally very cordial and will oblige when asked for pictures or autographs. However, having not yet met him myself, this is just hearsay.

I guess if you're Sidney Crosby you've got to learn to take the good (Art Ross, Hart, and Pearson awards) with the bad (constant scrutiny). By the way, if any of you were there, tell us what you saw either in the comments section or you can drop me an e-mail. A shout out goes to the guys at ThePensblog.com for finding that article.

Despite those moves, he's still only human.

If you need a stocking stuffer for a Penguins fan that likes to eat, you could get him or her "Goal Scorers and Gourmets," a collection of the Penguins' favorite recipes:
In addition to learning more about your favorite Penguins’ players, coaching staff and team management, you’ll also find a collection of their favorite recipes – as submitted by the ladies in their lives.
Good Friend of The Show Cassie C. sent in this sneak peek:
Questions asked of Sid:
What is your favorite midnight snack? Cereal
What is your favorite childhood meal? Shepherd's pie
One item that's always in your refeigerator? Orange juice

Here's the recipe the Saint contributed to the cookbook (well, actually his mother Trina did):

2 lbs. ground beef
1 cup ice water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
1 to 3 teaspoons curry powder
steak seasoning blend, to taste
Garlic salt, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat over to 300 degrees F. Add water and soy sauce to ground beef. Mix spices together and add to meat mixture. Roll into balls and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
It's full of goodies like this. It only costs $10.00 plus $4.00 shipping, and all proceeds go to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Thanks for the preview, Cassie!

The Pens face the Flyers tonight. I may or may not have a recap for you... Either way: GO PENS!!!

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