“Blurb Sauce!” is a quick look at some of the stories floating around the blogosphere today. It’s also what I put on my rigatoni on Pasta Night every Tuesday.
It was a slow night in Philadelphia sports… haven’t said that in awhile. Anyway, here are some things you may have missed on Thursday.
The Flyers and Penguins Deliver for Versus
Tuesday night’s game pitting the Flyers against the Penguins was more than just the battle for Pennsylvania this time around. It was the biggest game in the NHL thus far. As such, it shouldn’t be surprising that the game was the highest-rated regular season hockey game in seven years!
Kyle Scott of Crossing Broad has more on the story, including the tendency of the city’s teams to be involved in breaking ratings records as of late. Certainly not a bad thing.
P.K. Subban Destroys Brad Marchand
Staying with hockey, Montreal Canadiens rookie P.K. Subban is a name you may remember. Mike Richards made a big stink about an incident between Subban and Scotty Hartnell in November, where Hartnell says he was choked by the rookie.
Richards said, “You can’t just come in here as a rookie and play like that. It’s not the way to get respect from other players around the League.”
I’m pretty sure that hip check just took a few games off of Brad Marchand’s career.
J.R. Smith One-ups Demar DeRozan
On Tuesday night, the Raptors’ Demar DeRozan delivered the best dunk of the year… until J.R. Smith of the Denver Nuggets closed the first quarter against the Spurs with some straight up viciousness. Play-by-play man Kevin Harlan contributes with the perfect dose of intensity. Check this one out, folks.
Yao Ming Makes A “Funny“… A “Really Funny”
There’s not much to laugh about for Houston Rockets center Yao Ming. He has been plagued with foot injuries throughout his career and will be out indefinitely after his latest stress fracture. Some are reporting that the injury will keep him out for the duration of the season.
Yao seems to be doing just fine, though, as he delivered a late entry for “Funniest Quote of the Year”. Damn… this guy is getting better with his English.
“I haven’t died.” Yao said. “Right now, I’m drinking a beer and eating fried chicken. What were you expecting, a funeral?”
Nice to know that a guy who has missed almost 170 games in the past five years can still laugh a little. Plus, he has a ton of money…