A loyal reader had asked that this blog be about the economic benefit of oatmeal hats. Since I'm all about pleasing the reader, I will address this very issue. There is no economic benefit to wearing oatmeal hats and it is probably the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I'd still probably rather wear oatmeal hats than watch Napoleon Dynamite again, but there can't be too many other things. Though, I hear oatmeal is great to soothe poison ivy, but I don't think that would be done in hat form.
Now, onto the real purpose for this blog. It is now official; there will be no Stanley Cup in the year 2005. I have to say, that is the most unsurprising news of the year. I had given up hope on NHL hockey back in November. Despite the obviousness, it's still rather disheartening and frustrating. The Major League Baseball strike of '95 killed the sport for me, and I can't see myself getting too pumped for hockey any time soon.
Greed is no fun. Watching professionals act like spoiled 3 year olds is pretty embarrassing. I want to see these guys do what they are gifted at. I want to see men get smashed into boards. I want to see heart stopping plays. I don't want to see men whine and moan for more money. It's sickening. I'm slowly getting pretty tired of pro sports.
On a plus side, March Madness is almost upon us, and that won't be interrupted by any strike garbage. The drama will be saved for the courts. Exactly where it always should be.