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2020-08-22 9:31:20 AM  
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2020-08-22 10:28:19 AM  
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2020-08-22 10:33:51 AM  
Mike Milbury made my Western Conference bracket go 2020.
 
2020-08-22 10:39:41 AM  
Mike Milbury is Jordan Binnington's goalie coach.
 
2020-08-22 10:40:34 AM  
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2020-08-22 10:45:53 AM  
Mike Milbury thinks Thanos was right.
 
2020-08-22 10:46:54 AM  
Here are the leaders after the First Round of the bracket challenge.

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/what in god's name is the sorting criteria for that list?!
 
2020-08-22 11:14:17 AM  

RminusQ: Here are the leaders after the First Round of the bracket challenge.

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/what in god's name is the sorting criteria for that list?!


Huh, with the Canes out I thought my bracket was hosed (had them going to the conf finals), as well as the Blues moving to at least the 2nd, but I'm in 3rd?

Mike Millbury must have picked the rest of your brackets...
 
2020-08-22 11:23:50 AM  

Recoil Therapy: RminusQ: Here are the leaders after the First Round of the bracket challenge.

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/what in god's name is the sorting criteria for that list?!

Huh, with the Canes out I thought my bracket was hosed (had them going to the conf finals), as well as the Blues moving to at least the 2nd, but I'm in 3rd?

Mike Millbury must have picked the rest of your brackets...


Well if those are the only two you missed, you're 6-for-8, which is pretty good. Looks like the average Farker bracket got 4.5 correct picks with a little less than two number-of-game bonuses.

And losing a conference-final team just means one future pick that's already busted, which is by no means unique. In fact, looking at the "total possible points" column, it appears NOT ONE of us still has our final four completely intact.
 
2020-08-22 11:32:50 AM  
Oh, and fatalvenom, from the conversation last night, you both can watch Canadian style.
 
2020-08-22 11:49:12 AM  

RminusQ: Recoil Therapy: RminusQ: Here are the leaders after the First Round of the bracket challenge.

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/what in god's name is the sorting criteria for that list?!

Huh, with the Canes out I thought my bracket was hosed (had them going to the conf finals), as well as the Blues moving to at least the 2nd, but I'm in 3rd?

Mike Millbury must have picked the rest of your brackets...

Well if those are the only two you missed, you're 6-for-8, which is pretty good. Looks like the average Farker bracket got 4.5 correct picks with a little less than two number-of-game bonuses.

And losing a conference-final team just means one future pick that's already busted, which is by no means unique. In fact, looking at the "total possible points" column, it appears NOT ONE of us still has our final four completely intact.


Looking at mine again, it also helps moving forward that I lucked into the actual matchups that are being played.  Yours (for instance) has Colorado playing Vancouver so that's going to hurt you as far as potential future points.

Shrug 2020, what canya say...
 
2020-08-22 12:03:16 PM  
Mike Milbury tries to call Tim Apple for tech support.
 
2020-08-22 12:39:31 PM  
If any of you subscribe to The Athletic, Katie Strang has a solid piece up where she rips into Milbury, his comments on Thursday, and NBC for keeping him around. It's worth a read while you pre-game.

Also, Mike Milbury put Carolina as a Stanley Cup Finalist in my bracket.
 
2020-08-22 12:57:31 PM  
Mike Milbury burns popcorn in the office microwave
 
2020-08-22 1:03:09 PM  

Count_Crackula: If any of you subscribe to The Athletic, Katie Strang has a solid piece up where she rips into Milbury, his comments on Thursday, and NBC for keeping him around. It's worth a read while you pre-game.

Also, Mike Milbury put Carolina as a Stanley Cup Finalist in my bracket.


Can you quote some of the good parts?

_/not the whole thing as copying over something behind a paywall can get you in trouble around here iirc
_/_/I have Philly winning the SC as this being 2020 it's only logical that Gritty 'will' get the game winning goal...
 
2020-08-22 1:07:41 PM  
May as well toss in one of these too as long as I'm stopping by here...

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2020-08-22 1:11:15 PM  

andychrist420: Mike Milbury burns popcorn in the office microwave


Mike Milbury burns tuna fish in the office microwave.
 
2020-08-22 1:17:29 PM  

andychrist420: Mike Milbury burns popcorn in the office microwave


Mike Milbury reheats fish in the office microwave.
 
2020-08-22 1:18:49 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: andychrist420: Mike Milbury burns popcorn in the office microwave

Mike Milbury burns tuna fish in the office microwave.


Polish Hussar: andychrist420: Mike Milbury burns popcorn in the office microwave

Mike Milbury reheats fish in the office microwave.


This is what I get for forgetting to refresh before posting.
 
2020-08-22 1:35:25 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Count_Crackula: If any of you subscribe to The Athletic, Katie Strang has a solid piece up where she rips into Milbury, his comments on Thursday, and NBC for keeping him around. It's worth a read while you pre-game.

Also, Mike Milbury put Carolina as a Stanley Cup Finalist in my bracket.

Can you quote some of the good parts?

_/not the whole thing as copying over something behind a paywall can get you in trouble around here iirc
_/_/I have Philly winning the SC as this being 2020 it's only logical that Gritty 'will' get the game winning goal...


Absolutely. By the way, the piece is called, "Do We Honestly Have No Better Options Than Mike Milbury?"

On her Twitter response to Milbury's "not even any women here to disrupt your concentration" idiocy:Still seething more than 12 hours later, I settled on something succinct, unemotional and professional.
This is an exercise I've become accustomed to because, in addition to adhering to the editorial guidelines at The Athletic, women in this business, and likely all others, are constantly modulating.

Our tone. Our comments. Our appearance. Our anger.

But because Milbury felt little need to self-censor, I won't either.

I'm tired of this shiat.


On comparing him to other analysts:

This is not to suggest that these types of comments should be tolerated if Milbury had the analytical acumen of a Ray Ferraro, the insight of an Anson Carter or the motor of an AJ Mleczko. But he doesn't. Maybe at one point he did, and that explains his rise to where he is now. But I've seen nothing to suggest that he adds anything so redeeming to the broadcast that could possibly offset what seems to be a nightly liability, for himself, the network and his coworkers. For his ignorance, everyone suffers.

On NBC:

I hope NBC is asking itself these questions because enabling Milbury's commentary ultimately makes them complicit in disseminating this type of toxicity on its airwaves each night.

One more jab at Milbury:

This is not about "cancel culture." This is about standards. Milbury has not evolved with the times and, perhaps most importantly, he hasn't demonstrated a desire to do so. Instead, he seems like someone who either lacks the awareness to realize how many people he alienates on a nightly basis or realizes it and doesn't care. Either should be disqualifying.

And the closer:

I prefer my hockey with a beer, some snacks and analysis that adds nuance and texture to a game.
What we heard Thursday was garbage. And it's distracting.
 
2020-08-22 1:43:59 PM  
Mike Milbury reheats fish in the office microwave AGAIN.
 
2020-08-22 1:45:38 PM  

Count_Crackula: I prefer my hockey with a beer, some snacks and analysis that adds nuance and texture to a game.


Let's get her a fark account. We need some more "Mike Milbury..." ideas.
 
2020-08-22 1:59:49 PM  
CSB:  When I was much younger I went to a Seals - Bruins game at the Oakland Arena.  I was hit in the face by a Bobby Orr slap shot from the blue line and lost a tooth that was already loose.  Been a Bruins fan ever since.
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2020-08-22 2:02:48 PM  

teto85: CSB:  When I was much younger I went to a Seals - Bruins game at the Oakland Arena.  I was hit in the face by a Bobby Orr slap shot from the blue line and lost a tooth that was already loose.  Been a Bruins fan ever since.[Fark user image 850x850]


Proving once again that Boston has to beat people into supporting them.
 
2020-08-22 2:10:37 PM  

Count_Crackula: If any of you subscribe to The Athletic, Katie Strang has a solid piece up where she rips into Milbury, his comments on Thursday, and NBC for keeping him around. It's worth a read while you pre-game.


That's a really good piece.

One of the writers I talk to occasionally on Twitter, goalie expert Cat Silverman also wrote a piece for the Toronto Star that's getting positive feedback. Unfortunately, it's behind a pay wall so I can't read it. If any of you can, here's a link to it.
 
2020-08-22 2:22:39 PM  
Mike Milbury thinks "The Flintstones" was a documentary.
 
2020-08-22 2:43:20 PM  
Mike Milbury hates Zambonis.
 
2020-08-22 2:51:02 PM  
MikeMilbury leaves dirty dishes in the sink
 
2020-08-22 3:07:07 PM  
Mike Milbury thinks the Stannis #1 Dad meme is unironic.
 
2020-08-22 3:09:00 PM  
Mike Milbury leaves a load of wet laundry in the washer before leaving on vacation
 
2020-08-22 3:18:54 PM  
Mike Milbury burns popcorn in the office microwave.
 
2020-08-22 3:27:02 PM  
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - The Waiting (Official Music Video)
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Not sure how long I'll make it tonight, got a four-hour car ride with the kid ahead of me tomorrow morning.
 
2020-08-22 3:39:05 PM  
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2020-08-22 4:01:00 PM  
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2020-08-22 4:01:42 PM  
And now your Hockey Fark Thread Cliché Checklist:

1.       Lame headline from ESPN, greenlit the night before.
2.       Johnny Sex.
3.       Hating on Bergman.
4.       SOON.jpg
5.       Simpsons Hockey Time.jpg
6.       Quarantine/Self-isolate yourself, Pierre.
7.       Shut Up, Milbury.
8.       Too Much Man.
9.       Intermission GIF Party.
10.   Time Outs are so Disrespectful.
11.   Danger Zone.
12.   Pointing and laughing at the NBA threads.
13.   Game On.
14.   Goonjuice.
15.   Bonus Hockey.
16.   Gredunza.
17.   TIED.
18.   UNTIED.
19.   Damn early/late starts.
20.   The Dreaded 2 goal lead.
21.   Mastodon.
22.   "The play is under review."
23.   Reviewitorium.gif
24.   Questionable calls by the refs (most of the game).
25.   Refs put the whistles away (last 10 minutes of regulation and all of OT).
26.   Pics of Dinner.
27.   Fresh Prince OT GIF.
28.   Badge Talk/Token post for keeping badge eligibility alive.
29.   Handbags.
30.   Glass Pounders.
31.   {Team} because {Player}
32.   Mocking Canadians.
33.   Mocking Americans.
34.   Fark Cancer.
35.   Fark COVID.
36.   Delay of game penalty for puck over glass is the stupidest penalty.
37.   Get rid of the trapezoid.
38.   Elliotte Friedman's beard.
39.   TING!
40.   Long Change:  DRINK!
41.   DAGGER!
42.   "I wish I got 2 minutes for hooking."
43.   Slash GIF.
44.   Active Stick:  DRINK!
45.   Checkin' The Chiclets.
46.   References to hockey movies (Slap Shot, Mighty Ducks, Goon, Youngblood, etc.)
47.   The goalie just said fark it and left.
48.   Penalty Murder Death Killed.
49.   Post 'shops, macros and images hyping your team.
50.   Post 'shops, macros and images mocking your teams opponent
51.   Oh God ________ is reffing tonight
52.   Annoying Leafs fans
53.   ITG Bruins Fans
54.   Annoying Penguins Airhorn Fans
55.   Trolling for Penguins fans
56.   __________ is strong in this advanced stat
57.   __________ is weak in this advanced sat
58.   Neither team has the edge in this advanced stat
59.   This advanced stat is constantly overlooked
60.   STFU about advanced stats
61.   ICE GIRLS!!!!
62.   Atlantic Division complaining
63.   Giant, in depth post from desertgeek
64.   Why is this guy in the lineup?
65.   Why isn't this guy in the lineup?
66.   Someone gives up mid-game and goes looking for beer
67.   Someone comes back late and finds their team has tied/taken the lead
68.   The Docisms of Doc Emrick
69.   (Goalies name here) says NO!
 
2020-08-22 4:03:04 PM  
Badge Update:

Thursday's thread has now closed...  And then there were 39.  We bid a fond farewell to WhiskeySticks.

Avoid the fate of the Blues, Flames, Jerks, etc. and DON'T GET ELIMINATED.
 
2020-08-22 4:04:51 PM  
Mike Milbury doesn't qualify for a Badge.
 
2020-08-22 4:16:52 PM  
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2020-08-22 4:49:38 PM  
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2020-08-22 5:06:17 PM  
I think we know who's starting in net for the Knights tonight.   MAF's agent posted this on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/walsha/status/129​7​276016499425281/photo/1
 
2020-08-22 5:14:55 PM  
When Mike Milbury would sing "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" with his children, he'd stop the song and explain to his kids that his name was actually Mike .
 
2020-08-22 5:24:24 PM  

buckeyebrain: I think we know who's starting in net for the Knights tonight.   MAF's agent posted this on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/walsha/status/1297​276016499425281/photo/1


Yikes.
 
2020-08-22 5:46:15 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Oh, and fatalvenom, from the conversation last night, you both can watch Canadian style.


We are starting early with brunch on the beach, if I'm lucky I'll get her to dinner around Early Bird, get her back to the hotel, tear it up, then watch the game.

Then give her another round after the game.

/my luck it would go 8 overtimes
//fark you Milbury
 
2020-08-22 5:47:05 PM  
Mike Milbury hates circular Cheerios
 
2020-08-22 6:03:55 PM  
Mike Milbury is taking the rest of the playoffs off.

Seriously.

NBC Sports PR  @NBCSportsPR
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FROM MIKE MILBURY:
In light of the attention caused by my recent remark, I have decided to step away from my role at NBC Sports for the remainder of the StanleyCupPlayoffs. I do not want my presence to interfere with the athletes as they try to win the greatest trophy in sports.
 
2020-08-22 6:22:29 PM  

Polish Hussar: OtherLittleGuy: andychrist420: Mike Milbury burns popcorn in the office microwave

Mike Milbury burns tuna fish in the office microwave.

Polish Hussar: andychrist420: Mike Milbury burns popcorn in the office microwave

Mike Milbury reheats fish in the office microwave.

This is what I get for forgetting to refresh before posting.


No problem. You said it better.
 
2020-08-22 6:24:42 PM  

fatalvenom: Mike Milbury hates circular Cheerios


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2020-08-22 6:27:27 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Mike Milbury burns popcorn in the office microwave.


Mike Milbury burns tuna-flavored popcorn in the office microwave.
 
2020-08-22 6:29:55 PM  

fatalvenom: OtherLittleGuy: Oh, and fatalvenom, from the conversation last night, you both can watch Canadian style.

We are starting early with brunch on the beach, if I'm lucky I'll get her to dinner around Early Bird, get her back to the hotel, tear it up, then watch the game.

Then give her another round after the game.

/my luck it would go 8 overtimes


Which? The action on the TV or the action in the room?
 
2020-08-22 6:38:22 PM  

desertgeek: Mike Milbury is taking the rest of the playoffs off.

Seriously.

NBC Sports PR  @NBCSportsPR
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FROM MIKE MILBURY:
In light of the attention caused by my recent remark, I have decided to step away from my role at NBC Sports for the remainder of the StanleyCupPlayoffs. I do not want my presence to interfere with the athletes as they try to win the greatest trophy in sports.


He was seen out of the bubble, at the airport in Toronto earlier today. He was also not on the broadcast list for the game tomorrow, that was released yesterday... He was soooooo fired yesterday.
 
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