Now picture the absolute opposite, and you’d have the lead-up to their game against the Blackhawks.
After years of pitting geographic and traditional rivals against each other, the NHL made the truly bizarre choice to pit teams from opposite conferences with no discernible association in its marquee event. The result was a game seen by few people outside the D.C. area — the 3.47 million viewers in the U.S. was, at the time, the event’s smallest audience — which is a shame because it was one of the most exciting Winter Classics in history.
This is the world we live in. I was thinking about ESPN and they laid off, I don’t know 100 people? … How many people did they lay off over the last year? More?!
Many of which were talented journalists covering the NBA. So this is not an ESPN judgement, it’s a societal thing more than anything. But where we’re going is away from covering the game and we’re getting closer to just sensationalized news, and it’s not even news, it’s just complete nonsense. But if you package that irrational nonsense with some glitter and ribbon, people are gonna watch.
I’ve talked to people in the media and said ‘Why do you guys have to cover that guy.’ They say ‘We don’t want to. Nobody wants to. But our bosses tell us we have to because of the ratings and the readership.’
Field goal Chiefs. Kansas City fails to punch it in after the turnover as Alex Smith’s third-down pass to Kareem Hunt narrowly falls incomplete. Harrison Butker adds a short field to increase the Chiefs lead to 20-13 with 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Turnover Chargers. Rivers attempts to force a deep ball into double-coverage on the second play of the possession and his pass is picked off by Marcus Peters, who returns it all the way to the LA 6.
If you’re a fan of the performing arts, you may have heard of a popular structure used in narrative fiction referred to as a three-act play. Simply put, a three-act play is a form of storytelling that utilizes three major components – the setup, the confrontation, and the resolution.
On Monday night, while some of you (hopefully not many) were watching the College Football Playoff National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia, a certain young Wolves player found himself in the midst of his own three-act performance.