Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gameday Preview: Blogger Showdown

As I'm sure everyone knows by now, Caps-Habs games are particularly painful for us here in the Cheap Seats. The wind feels a little colder. Food doesn't taste as good. The Penguins logo looks twice as ugly.

So naturally the league has stepped in to make a little bit of pain even worse by scheduling a home and home series between these two teams over the course of a three day stretch. Because you know they make up the schedule thinking how to make CapsChick cry the hardest, right?

It's scientific fact, ask anyone.

Anyways, as usual I implore you to not worry - when it comes right down to it, the Caps will always hold the number one spot in my heart and that won't change just because Gary Bettman has it out for me. To prove it, I've belatedly agreed to (read: invited myself into) a friendly little wager, along with fellow Caps Goddess Shmee of Capital Addiction fame, against the lovable scamps over at Four Habs Fans.

That's right, we will be taking part in a threeway...prediction contest. Nothing illegal or dirty to see here, folks, move along.

Here is what we will be attempting to predict:
total # of goals scored by the Habs over the 2 games
total # of goals scored by the Caps over the 2 games
total # of goals scored by Ovie over the 2 games
total # of goals scored by Kovy over the 2 games
Winner of Tuesday night game
Winner of Thursday night game
pick one person from the Habs who will get into a fight
pick one person from the Caps who will get into a fight

One point for each winner, blogger with the most point wins. We all will be posting our predictions simultaneously at 2:30 pm EST and the winner gets...something. I'm not entirely sure, but the losers will probably have to write something nice about the other team.

Or, you know, paint themselves red white and blue and streak down either St. Catherine's Street or Pennsylvania Avenue during rush hour. (To which I say, careful boys...it's cold in Montreal this time of year.)

Helpful suggestions are welcome in the comments right up until the deadline - and yes, I will be taking credit for all of your ideas and sharing none of the glory. It's how I roll.

Time to take down the Bleu, Blanc et Rouge. Les Habitants. The Habs. The Canadiens.

Patrick Roy's castoffs.

...too soon?


HabsFan29 said...

Nothing illegal or dirty to see here, folks, move along.

the week is early

Victor said...

The losers have to pour poutine (or simply fries & gravy) down their pants, and post the video on YouTube.

Shmee said...

I like Victor's suggestion.

HabsFan29 said...

The losers have to pour poutine down their pants

i do that every weekend. no big deal

CapsChick said...

habsfan: this is true. If anything illegal or dirty is done involving Youppi, though, I quit.

Huh, poutine down your pants? Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "would you like fries with that?"

...thank you, I'll be here all week! Try the veal!

CapsChick said...

Oh, and Victor, you can't leave out the cheese curd!! Simply pouring fries and gravy down ones pants would not be enough...as habsfan29, he knows.

Victor said...

You are absolutely correct, CC, but do you know how hard it is to find cheese curds 'round here? Besides...something something Baltimore something Balitmorons something something something!

(There's a Baltimore joke in there somewhere!)