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ICYMI at the #NYR game last night Tom Hanks and Wilson were finally reunited! #BFF

A video posted by New York Rangers (@nyrangers) on Feb 5, 2015 at 10:05am PST

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If this video doesn’t make you all warm and tingly inside, you don’t have a pulse. Plain and simple.  Castaway Hanks and Wilson are one of the best cinematic duos in movie history. Maybe not quite Red/Andy, Marty/Doc Brown, or John McClane/Al Powell.  But they are definitely somewhere on the list.

In full disclosure, my brother showed me this video for the first time today and it is already one of my favorite Youtubes of all-time.  I honestly don’t know which part of the video I like the most.  The instant karma?  Maybe.  The fan being unable to taunt because he can’t keep the towel on his tomato can of a head?  Perhaps.  But if we are being honest, it is probably the fan’s wife/girlfriend giving the player a thumbs up for taunting her dickhead husband/boyfriend.

 

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After a week of great news and uplifting stories, I figured the only place scarier than the sports world is the world in George R.R. Martin’s twisted mind.  So here is my list of sports leagues and the Houses of Westeros that they represent.

***Spoilers ahead if you are not caught up on Game of Thrones*** (more…)

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NY Daily News-  An ESPN anchor has filed suit against an upstate hockey arena after a promotional appearance there went bad.

“Listen Closely” host Linda Cohn — a former goalie at SUNY Oswego — was at the Brewster Ice Arena in March to face off against the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack when she says she suffered “severe and disabling injuries” in what the team described as a “freak accident.”

The accident took place off ice, when “a heavy, large coin change machine fell upon her,” her Manhattan federal court suit says.

In a post on her Whosay.com page in March, she said “some kids paying in (the) arcade” were responsible” for the crash, which left her with a gash in her arm that required 25 stitches to close.

The Hartford Courant reported at the time that Cohn, 54, was confident she’d be back on the ice quickly.

First of all, I take great offense to the Daily News calling Brewster “upstate”.  As a resident of a nearby town, I don’t get down with the upstate moniker.  Dutchess County is the border for upstate.  Brewster is basically Westchester County, which is the county that Yonkers is in.

Okay, now that the geography lesson is over, let’s talk about Linda Cohn.  How do you get into a situation where a large coin machine can cut you?  Was she trying to get some quarters to try her hand at Ms. Pac-Man?  If so, I can’t blame her.  The rush I get from a good Ms. Pac-Man game is probably the same rush that Danny Ocean got from knocking over Terry Benedict’s casinos.  But that being said, a coin machine is one of the most ludicrous things in the world that can injure you.

And what exactly is a “disabling” injury for a SportsCenter anchor?  You sit behind a desk all day and throw it to clueless ex-players and rambling columnists.  A disabling injury would be growing a brain and realizing you are above the drivel that is ESPN’s flagship show.  Hating on ESPN is cliche now, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun.

However, I will say this.  Linda Cohn is still bringing the HEAT after all these years.  Horseface killah?  Sure.  But she is still as sexy as she ever was, especially with those F ME boots.  Linda Cohn was always kind of an acquired taste.  She had her good days and her bad days.  But to still throw in the mid-80s at the age of 54 is impressive, no matter who you are.

PS- Being a goalie and a sports anchor means Linda Cohn is one of the coolest chicks of all-time, right?  I would rather hang out with her more than some of my guy friends, and that has nothing to do with her ageless body.  I didn’t think I would fall in love with Linda Cohn when I woke up this morning.  But that’s the way love goes (that’s a Janet Jackson line).

h/t Ding

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We are back in sunny LaLaLand for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  Ron Barr tells us we are all equal going into Game 2.

The Kings draw first blood, with Robitaille putting one between the pipes on Richter.

The Robitaille goal is the difference after the First Period.

The Second Period comes and goes with no scoring.  The Goalie play has really been dialed up after Game 1.

The Captain puts the Rangers on the board by tying the game up less than 3 minutes into the Third Period.

Robitaille answers back quickly to put the Kings up once again.

With hope quickly fading for the Blueshirts, Mike Gartner comes up with a dramatic goal and ties the game up.

Shortly thereafter, Gartner scores the go-ahead goal.  Rangers up 3-2!

Mike Richter shuts down a late flurry to give the Rangers a 3-2 win, to ensure the flight to New York is a happy one.

***Real Life Note***:  So the Rangers are 2-0 in the NHL94 simulation, but 0-2 in the whole “Real Life Stanley Cup” thing.  So I guess I should be rooting for the Kings in Game 3 on NHL94.  See you all on Monday.