Wednesday, January 9, 2008

What Just Happened?!?

KingsCast couldn't make Tuesday night's game so they were nice enough to give ckim their tickets. Ckim's brother was nice enough to get sick and not be able to go with her. Ckim was nice enough to ask me if I wanted to go to a game knowing full well about my New Year's Resolution. She apparently knows me well because how could I pass up a free ticket even if it meant I would break my Resolution (8 days into the New Year!) and my "No Mon-Thurs Games" standard. So what if I had to drive 45 miles during rush hour praying that an accident didn't occur on any nearby facilities that would cause my route to get jammed. Free ticket? I'm there! (Actually, I almost didn't go because I'm trying to kick a cold I've had for the past week but decided that being completely congested did not qualify as a valid excuse for missing a Kings game. I warned ckim that I would be super snotty and she didn't seemed too put off by my grossness....awww, she is my friend!)

I made it to Staples Center on-time and we got to watch the teams warm-up. I made one too many dirty comments about Zanon stretching on the ice in front of us. I determined that Radulov is just as scary looking as Ivanans. I frantically looked for Tootoo so I could shout obscenities at him and was slightly disappointed when he was nowhere to be found (he was a scratch).

KingsCast have great seats (upper level, dead center, second row up from the protective glass) and the usher knows them. When we asked him the best way to get to our seats he said, "You'll be sitting near Keith and Chris." "Oh, actually, we have their tickets tonight!" The only huge negative about their seats was that we were sitting in a fucking elementary school playground. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for getting kids into hockey, especially since I started liking hockey when I was just a wee little girl. However, I don't like other people's kids...just keep them away from me. Our section was FILLED with kids...I'm guessing, 8-10 year olds and all night long they kept shouting crap like "Do something!!" (dude, they're just trying to clear the zone) "Fire Crawford!!" (that's what a blog is for...gosh!) "Bring back Bernier!!!" (no, asshat, we can't this season.) "Go Nashville" (What? Now you're rooting for the other team?? Go the fuck home!) was really annoying.

The game was absolutely atrocious. Crow definitely should have called a timeout or pulled Barbs after Nashville's second quick goal. It was kind of surreal watching the Kings play so horribly. I kept looking at ckim and saying, "Is this really happening? What is going on?"

All life was sucked out of every single Kings player by the time the score was 0-3, 6:40 into the game. I tried not to get too upset about it because I figured it wasn't worth raising my blood pressure. I tried to laugh it off. I tried to make jokes. I tried convincing myself that it was just an "off" night. 0-7 games don't happen all the time and every team is a victim of them at some point in their franchise history, right? But this loss was even harder to take in and try to put behind me because of the number of losing streaks we have thus far and the season is only halfway done. It can't get any worse than this, right? I'm 50/50 on that statement. Something has to be done. How many more losses are the Kings going to endure before a major change occurs?

During the second intermission, ckim and I had some fun with the dire evening. We did a quick commentary on the game so head over to her Kings blog to listen to us (it might take a couple seconds for it to load). And remember, I was very congested and I don't normally sound like that.

Also, we started discussing how horrible and embarrassed the Kings must have felt, especially since all 14,700 fans were booing them for most of the game. This is their job! They're getting booed at their job!! Can you imagine if clients came into your office and booed you!! Oh man...that would be would you be able to continue working? It got me thinking...I get reviewed at work twice a year. Normally employees get reviewed annually and I think the halfway point of an NHL season is the perfect time to hand out performance reviews. It's getting late on the West Coast so I won't get to it now, but come back tomorrow afternoon/evening to read my performance review for the Kings.


CKim said...

I can't believe you had the patience to do a full write up! haha, at the beginning of the second I realized that the Kings didn't deserve a full write up from me.

And there were definitely kids younger than 8 in front of us during the first. Thank god they left and never came back. Those damn girls in their princess dresses were blocking our view!!

They're getting booed at their job!!

HAHAHAHA. I'm gonna go bury my head in the sand now.

Kirsten said...

Free tickets are awesome!

I hope you get feeling better. I have a lovely chest cough right now, so I feel your pain.

KMS2 said...

ckim: Haha, yeah...I just had to vent a bit and it turned into a full post! And what happened to that group of blondes and their kids?? that was strange...did they even stay till the first intermission?

kirsten: Hope you feel better, too. Luckily I avoided the cough but I'm still snotty!

CKim said...

I don't know where they went, but THANK GOD. They just let their kids do whatever the hell they wanted! There are seats in this arena for a reason!

KMS2 said...

I couldn't believe the little girls were just walking up and down the row...SIT DOWN!!! The entire group looked completely uninterested in the hockey game...didn't they?

CKim said...

Seriously! What the hell were they doing there? I'm sure they weren't the wives of the players since we were sitting in the "I don't make $2 million dollars a year" seats.

KingsCast Hockey Podcast said...

Thanks, girls, for jinxing our seats!! Now we'll never win another Cup...........wait...oh yeah.

KMS2 said...

We didn't jinx your seats, the fucking schoolyard did!! Are there normally that many kids in your section??

Many thanks for the tickets...I owe you guys several drinks!