Petshark: Talking Stick
Entries with the tag: playoff
Northern California got some rain and fireworks for Game 1 in St. Louis. I think we even had tornadoes. Apparently it’s St. Louis’ turn today, so both teams get to hear and feel the thunder. To survive this one, the Sharks will need to do more than prove they are hard to drown. That surprised the Blues once, it won’t work again.
Nothing ever turns out quite the way you expect, even when it’s the predicted outcome. David Pollak wrote:
The boss gave me the green light before the series started to book flights for Game 5 because I found a fairly decent air fare. Now the only way that ticket goes to waste is if the Sharks sweep. -Working the Corners
There are two predictions that I find odd: predicted sweeps and predicted seven-game series. The one claims there will be total dominance and the other claims there will be next to none. So to me, predicting a seven-game series and still choosing a winner is like not choosing at all. (For reasons I may get into later, I’m in a babbling mood right now, so this may go all over the place. Apologies. )
Here’s another interesting word: doubt. Nowadays it means “I don’t think it will happen but I’m not sure.” It used to mean “I think it will happen but I’m not sure.” It’s a subtle difference but it’s noteworthy.
Tickets for the Sharks’ first round of the playoffs go on sale tomorrow morning, though the dates of those games have yet to be announced. I guess everyone has a general idea, give or take a day. The tickets will be on sale Saturday at 10:00 am, online at Ticketmaster (Game A, Game B) or from the HP ticket office using a wristband procedure detailed here.
I wouldn’t say I doubted that the Sharks would make it into the playoffs (by either definition) but I certainly didn’t have faith that they would. I can’t say what the Sharks’ frame of mind was, surely they must have had some faith. But prior to the game, the Sharks were certainly not expecting any help from outside sources: