In the world of sports, there are very few things better than a Game 7. By that point, the series has been balanced, both teams are clearly evenly-matched, and it’s come down to whomever makes the fewest mistakes, who sticks to the fundamentals a little bit better, and sometimes, who just gets lucky (PHRASING).
Tonight, the aformentioned Cubs of hockey travel to the late Minnesota North Stars of Dallas for Game Seven of their second round series. The series as a whole has been a great one, and it really should be mandated to go 13 games. While Dallas has home ice, it hasn’t meant too much, as the visiting team has won four contests so far. Both teams are looking to reach the Western Conference Finals since the very early Aughts: Dallas in 2000 (when the lost in the Cup Final to New Jersey), and the Blues in ’01 (losing to eventual Cup champ, Colorado). The fun starts at 20:00/19:00 on NBCSNCNNCNSNNCB.
I personally don’t have a dog in this fight. I’m too busy focusing on the upcoming EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL match-up with Tampa WOOOOOOO GO ICE STILLERS. I’m just looking forward to a terrific game, that hopefully goes like nine overtimes, though I imagine DTZM and Monty would disagree with that sentiment.
There’s also two Game 5s in the NBA Playoff games tonight, with Miami traveling up north against the Raptors, and Golden State looking to close out Portland. MIA-TOR tips-off at 20:00/19:00, and GS-POR 22:30/21:30. I’d probably enjoy the NBA a balls load more, if it weren’t for TWWL endlessly forcing it upon us, like THE BEN in a Georgia bathroom. The Stephen A. Smiths and Chris Broussards of the world don’t help, either.
There’s also baseball, probably.