January 10, 2012
Hey sports fans what a time it is for us. The NBA's shorted season is giving us some great games seemingly everynight. The NFL's Wild Card games were very telling and at least one of them was exciting as Denver proved there was still some Tebow magic left in the mile high city. I still can't believe they beat the Steelers...well technically the Steelers beat the Steelers in overtime with that coverage. The BCS gave us another Championship thriller...uh no they didn't. I want my three hours back. I will talk more about them tomorrow.
I want to talk hockey, I need to do more NHL blogs. Ever since I went to my first NHL game and sat with some friends in a luxury suite, I was sold. Of course I haven't been back since but I put it out there that whenever my buddies get those same suites I'm game. I will do more blogs on the NHL if their players keep getting injured off the ice in ridiculous ways like Dustin Penner.
Apparently eating breakfast is dangerous for the L.A. Kings forward Dustin Penner. Dude suffered severe back spasms while eating pancakes. It was so bad that he had to miss Saturday's game.
Penner said, "I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made. It's just like it [the pain] wraps around you and squeezes. So it was disappointing. Hopefully its just an isolated incident, and not something that's going to become chronic. I was probably at the third stage of evolution. So my wife helped me get dressed, and then I drove to the rink here, to hope they could do some magic and get it opened up. [Kings trainer] Chris Kingsley just looked at me and said 'Go home'. So I got some treatment and went home."
Well congratulations Dustin, you are now added to my ever growing list of professional athletes who are world class on their respected fields of play and a disaster off of it. Like I said Dustin's not alone when it comes to off the field misfortune. Dustin now joins...
Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz who burned himself ironing a shirt he was wearing...Smoltz tried to deny this, tried and failed.
Kendry Morales of the Los Angeles Angeles hit a walkoff grand slam and breaks his leg celebrating at home plate.
Joel Zumaya couldn't play in the ALCS due to inflammation from playing too much guitar hero.
Sammy Sosa also suffered back spasms after sneezing.
Moises Alou reinjured his ACL after he ran over his son on a bicycle, his kid was alright.
Charlie Hough breaks his pinky finger by "pinky swearing" with someone, what is he seven years old?
Rickey Henderson gets frostbite after falling asleep on an ice pack, the most remarkable thing about this is that it happened in August!
Glenn Healy of the Toronto Maple Leafs stabs himself fixing bagpipes...how do you fix... nevermind.
Glen Allen Hill of the Toronto Blue Jays had a nightmare and jumped out of bed slamming into a wall, falling through a glass table and down a flight of stairs. Surprised dude's still alive.
Plaxico Burress shoots himself in the leg with an unlicensed gun...who could forget this one. Plax is back in action with the NY Jets.
Jeff Kent's injury is so unbelivable, well they're all pretty stupid but Kent broke his wrist washing his truck in his driveway...Yes dude was taken down by his driveway.
So Penner can take comfort that he's not alone with his "injury" or the way it happened. Still, that's pretty incredible that dude was taken out by pancakes. You know how some athletes are told to steer clear of strip clubs and bars and places when they may get into trouble, well this dude should steer clear of IHOP or Bisquick.