Death Cab for Woody

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

10,000 Days...a great album...and other meanings

I recently picked up the 10,000 Days album by Tool. While I am sure that the Tool had its own reasoning for the album title, it really got the Death Cab for Woody staff thinking...What else hasn't happened for 10,000 days, since May 30th,2006? (Only speaking of teams that have done it in the past...Sorry Mariners fans!!)

It's not an exact science, so 27-28 years is a good gauge of drought for these franchises....

Stanley Cup Droughts....

  • Chicago Blackhawks - 1961 - How Bill Wirtz can sleep at night is beyond me? WGN shows the Cubs and even the White Sox...Why not the Hawks?
  • Toronto Maple Leafs - 1967 - Every Canadian outside of Ontario thanks the good Lord everyday for this display of obnoxious fan justice.
  • Boston Bruins - 1972 - Only fans of a team like this would be happy for its signature player to move on to the Dive'alanche for a better chance at the cup.
  • Philadelphia Flyers - 1975 - Eastern Conference Fans love Bobby Clarke...He is kind of like LLLLoyd Carr for us OSU fans. Bobby...this is called "Karma" from the Summit Series in 1972. I suggest watching some "Carson" or "My Name is Earl" for ideas on solving that Karma problem.

I really can't shed a tear for poorly managed organizations that will not spend money or spend it unwisely, such as the teams listed above.

MLB World Series Champs

  • Chicago Cubs - 1908 - Thank you kept me from speaking first about my beloved...
  • Cleveland Indians - 1948 - Mistake by the Lake...or mistake going with a shaky Mesa in Game 7 of the 97 series. %$%^%^@-ing Craig Counsel.

NBA Titles

  • Sacramento Kings - 1951 - Oh, how we all long for the days of........Pep Saul.
  • Atlanta Hawks - 1958 - No...Dominique did not play on this team.
  • Milwaukee Bucks - 1971 - The Bucks piloted by Meadowlark Lemon...err...Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won Milwaukee its last B-Ball Title.

Jimmy....Have you ever let scrubs go to town on Kareem's leg?

  • New York Knicks - 1973 - Does anybody really see this ending anytime soon?
  • Golden State Warriors - 1975 - If they could ever get Zarko Cabarkapa to shoot free throws like Rick Barry...look out.
  • Portland Trailblazers - 1977 - Clyde the Glide, Terry Porter, Kevin Duckworth (Ate small children during TV timeouts), Buck Williams...How did this team not win a championship?
  • Washington Bullets - 1978 - That's right...I called them the Bullets. It doesnt matter what they are called...they were terrible with the greatest player of all time (Disclaimer: Jordan was past his prime) and they are terrible now.

If I hadn't mentioned it already, the new Tool album is very good. Deeper lyrical poetry from Maynard and the gang with a tid bit more anger mixed into the musical genius that most Tool fans have come to expect from the band. I definitely suggest picking up the album and giving it a listen.




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