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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Earl Takes a Request

Tim Sassone, Chicago Beat Writer, November 25:

Is it being a little too greedy to think the Hawks can go 6-0 on this road trip? Wednesday's game in San Jose won't be easy, but the Sharks can be beat and the Hawks almost did it last week at the United Center. The Hawks led 5-4 going to the third period then took a couple dumb penalties and wound up losing 6-5. It's on to Anaheim Friday and the Ducks aren't anywhere near as good as they were when they won the Stanley Cup. The Hawks close the trip Saturday at Los Angeles against an improved, but nothing special Kings team.
Rudy Kelly, BoC Blogger, November 29:
The Blackhawks have lost both California games (against San Jose and Anaheim) this weekend. Let's make it one more so Earl has to bust out the ol' rape graphic again.
Well, apologies for the absence this week, but with siblings in town for Turkey Day, I was away from the computer for a bit -- but I've had myself a great week. I was even in Row B for Friday's game against the Blackhawks, and had great seats to see Wild Wing trip over some carpeting thanks to his duckbill-obstructed view. It was a pretty fun afternoon and a decent 1-0 game, and it's not hard to see why Blackhawks fans are excited this year -- this looks like a top-eight roster and once a goalie gets moved there's even salary room for improvement. Still, I'm not sure they're ready to call for sweeps just yet on the west coast swing; those are rare even for the great teams since the lockout (see comment #2 in this post), and there's always plenty of legit excuses -- miles, time zones, often back-to-backs, home refereeing, and the fact that SJ is killing all visitors this year. Whatever, the dude called the BoC road trip out and crapped out hard, and will get what he deserves.

San Jose Sharks 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT)
Anaheim Ducks 1, Chicago Blackhawks 0
Los Angeles Kings 5, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Battle of California 9, Sweep-Talking Blackhawks 4


Modified from the State Rape cartoon that started it all.

Go Ducks (and sure, Kings and Sharks too when it makes for a good graphic).

17 comments:

brokeyard said...

ChicagOWNED. Though that word might better be suited for a situation where Chicago wins.

mc79hockey said...

Fantastic work Sleek. I like how you've modified the logo. Great stuff.

Lowetide said...

Jesus Earl. I'm taking the kids to Disneyland in a few months.

Kyle said...

Is that even legal in California??

Earl Sleek said...

ChicagOWNED. Though that word might better be suited for a situation where Chicago wins.

Well, the Ducks go to Chicago on Wednesday; we may have a chance to use it yet.

Jesus Earl. I'm taking the kids to Disneyland in a few months.

Just don't predict a sweep and you should be fine. But yeah, watch your back. :)

Is that even legal in California??

I think it's protected under one of the Native American protection acts.

As an aside, the Ducks won a game today that I guess was in no way televised. Per the boxscore, they were outshot 17-3 in a scoreless second period before winning it in the third. Nicely done, Hiller.

alix said...

That's just so delightful! Thanks for the giggle.

Ksy92003 said...

This gives the term "statutory rape" a whole new definition...

Oh, come on, like I'm the only person who thought of that?

Hank said...

I'm assuming Mr. California gets to finish his topping on Chicago, right?

Brandon said...

Well that's a keeper. I almost feel sorry for the Blackhawks, Chicago and Illinois. But deep down I absolutely do not. Nice work California. Go Sharks!

Earl Sleek said...

It's not really just this specific road trip, either. In 40 games Chicago has played against the BoC since the lockout, they have a 9-26-5 record and have been outscored by 45 non-shootout goals. And 6 of those wins came against the Kings.

I'm kind of hoping they make the playoffs.

Mike Chen said...

If there are any Howard Stern fans out here...

"Can I taste your juice?!?!?"

Angie said...

I love it!! and GO SHARKS!

Good Kyle said...

California sure gets around.

Forklift said...

I like Sassone, but even I couldn't figure out what he was thinking with that one. Beating the Coyotes, Stars and Leafs is a far cry from beating the Sharks and Ducks. I called the Kings' game to be an ugly one, and I guess I was right.

Like the photoshop too.

Anonymous said...

Of course, Chicago also has a book out touting their revival. They have done some nice stuff, no doubt, but now it might be time for the front office to stop patting themselves on their collective backs and concentrate on actually winning something significant.

Mike in OC said...

Sweet graphic. It never gets old, does it?

Hostpph said...

It isn't greedy but it is probably a little bit strange to ask that kind of difference.