Archive for the ‘Center Ice’ Category

The urge to re-order Center Ice is now at a Terminator level

February 18, 2009
Don’t even try shooting him, bros.

NHL Center Ice is starting to resemble the mafia. Every time its wonderful hockey coverage seems to fade far off in the horizon, it speeds back up in my metaphorical rear view mirror.

The blame falls on Verizon’s wise choice of a free Center Ice preview (and also on Puck the Media for making me aware of that). You see, after making the HD jump, standard sports events look about as attractive as a naked Roseanne Barr by comparison.

Not sure if I should be scared or aroused. Eh, go with the usual “weeping with an erection” then.

At least tonight, there are two HD games on the schedule. Some might say that my resistance is wavering. In fact, it’s probably more like a scene in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

That guy who’s the brother of the singer from Filter is currently running faster than my car. Edward Furlong is huffing in the backseat. Linda Hamilton looks around with a concerned expression on her semi-masculine yet oddly hot face. It’s all just about a formality at this point.

Paying the price for Center Ice

October 11, 2008

At this point, my relationship with Time Warner Cable is about as chilly as Hillary and Bill’s during MonicaGate. It’s taken three tries and my internet connection has only been upgraded to “on thin ice.”

And that “free preview” of NHL Center Ice is but a joke to the evil corporate lackeys at TWC. Still, my biggest concern and question is:

THERE ARE GAMES IN HD, RIGHT? PLEASE FOR GOD SAKES TELL ME SOME GAMES ARE IN HD!?!?!?!!!

Watching those feeds from local stations on my 42″ plasma was slightly depressing at first, although I’m getting used to blowing up the crappy picture transmitted through my cable box. This may end up being the truest test of my hockey devotion: do I watch hockey on these piss poor feeds or basketball/football in glorious, unrivaled ESPN HD?

(The answer: hockey, unless it’s the Nashville Predators)

Nothing’s easy these days.

It has begun

October 9, 2008
Could it be … (Miroslav) Satan?

The REAL regular season is on its way in about 3.5 hours and despite the high bloodbath probability of a Toronto – Detroit match, you better believe I’m pumped up.

Once I actually order NHL Center Ice (if Time Warner Cable provides it), my plan is to have a “game of the day” or two. This will designate what game is the juiciest.

As Sleek notes, the first Battle of California is today between the Pacific division’s Mercedes franchises when Anaheim visits San Jose. The runner up is Calgary at Vancouver, which should be a great Canadian/NW division blood feud.

One other odd note: the week that Hockey Orphan premieres is also National Orphan Week according to my hotmail SPAM. Well, I’ll be damned. An odd coincidence like this reminds me of BoC commenter brokeyard’s link regarding coincidences that would make the Church Lady say, “Well, isn’t that conveeeeninent?”