Well, here we are again at the end of a NFL season. Things may seem bleak. Maybe as bleak as my Cure-inspired middle of the night ramblings, but fear not, dear readers for we have plans PLANS I TELL YOU for the offseason.
At least I do.
Old School Zero is putting together a more comprehensive post about what we plan to do in the offseason, but I thought I would take the chance to get you folks into my two big things.
As many of you may remember, I chronicled the 2015 Australian Football League season. I am back and, like my chosen club the Geelong Cats, ready for a great season! The first AFL Beat will post this Sunday and we’ll go on from there depending on the schedule. A bunch of us have picked teams (I think Hippo paid for the Broncos’ Superb Owl win by choosing Carlton as his team) and my goal is to get more of you interested and following this awesome sport.
Yes, they actually let the players celebrate and no one fucking died. Imagine that! Reason #204 the AFL is run better than the NFL…
The other thing I wanted to mention is hockey. I’ve noted a large proportion of the DFO readership is into hockey. Some by birth, having been born in The Canada, and others by simple good taste. Either way, I’m looking to add more hockey-centred (love ya, Canada!) posts, specially once the regular season ends and we get to the GREATEST TOURNAMENT ON EARTH.
To get ready, I think we need to properly identify all NHL teams so everyone can become more knowledgeable about the sport. Without further ado and subject to your suggested edits, here is a handy NHL team list:
Boston Bruins = Ice Patriots
Buffalo Sabres = Ice Bills
Detroit Red Wings = Ice Lions
Florida Panthers = Ice Dolphins
Montreal Canadiens = Ice Alouettes
Ottawa Senators = Ice RedBlacks
Tampa Bay Lightning = Ice Bucs
Toronto Maple Leafs = Ice Argonauts
Carolina Hurricanes = Ice Panthers
Columbus Blue Jackets = Ice Panhandles (look it up)
New Jersey Devils = Ice Generals or Ice Hitmen
New York Islanders = Ice Jets
New York Rangers = Ice Giants
Philadelphia Flyers = Ice Eagles
Pittsburgh Penguins = Ice Steelers
Washington Capitals = Ice Redacteds
Anaheim Ducks = Ice Chargers
Arizona Coyotes = Ice Cardinals
Calgary Flames = Ice Stampeders
Edmonton Oilers = Ice Eskimos
Los Angeles Kings = Ice Rams
San Jose Sharks = Ice Raiders
Vancouver Canucks = Ice
Canadian Lions Liouns
Chicago Blackhawks = Ice Bears
Colorado Avalanche = Ice Broncos
Dallas Stars = Ice Cowboys
Minnesota Wild = Ice Vikings
Nashville Predators = Ice Titans
St. Louis Blues = Ice Ex-Rams
Winnipeg Jets = Ice Blue Bombers
Everyone got it? Good. There is also a ton of international soccer on tap, but we’ll get to that closer to summer. See you on Sunday for the first AFL Beat!