Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Weather, Ugh

It's usually bad in Chicago when the number for temperature and the number for humidity are the same number. It works at both ends of the scale!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Rangers, SCF 1933


Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Rangers, SCF 1933: 

My comments:

Generally when I see old hockey footage it looks really slow, but actually this looks pretty fast.

WHERE ARE THE LINES? WHERE IS THE TRAPEZOID? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS? HOW CAN YOU PLAY HOCKEY WITHOUT THE TOTALLY ESSENTIAL TRAPEZOID?

Holy shit it's terrifying that goalies didn't used to wear helmets.

Oh good, I'm glad that the announcer clarified that this was the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Team as opposed to the, I don't know, Toronto Maple Leafs Curling Team I guess.

What is the reporter doing with his hands? I don't think they really understood tv in 1933.

But hockey players still sound like hockey players.

Aaaaand we have a hockey player playing in a final with a cast where he has to hold the stick between his thumb and the cast. So nothing has changed, basically. 

Including the fact that the players appear to have no discernable personalities. "How did it feel when you scored that goal?" "Pretty good." That's a real exclusive scoop there. 

Hey! Is that jaromir jagr???!? Haha no it's not just kidding.

I get the feeling like these "meet the team" spots were filmed earlier and then cut in, but I'm not sure they knew they could do that in 1933.

Really? Hockey has been accepted into the hearts of the American <unintelligible>? I have yet to see evidence of that. Whatever <unintelligible> is (unless it's "Canadien emigres").

Ok this rangers player says he'd rather play in Montreal. if Henrik Lundquist said that today it would explode the internet.

"ALL YOU YOUNG HOCKEY PLAYERS OUT THERE" moment..."Put the puck to the goaltender" REALLY THAT IS SOME EXCELLENT ADVICE.

In all seriousness it makes me cringe a little to watch them doing this with their heads completely unprotected.

Is there someone playing named "peeble" or can I not hear correctly?

Clearly they are new to this tv thing since they forgot the all important "put your camera position high enough so the view isn't obstructed by fedoras everytime someone has a good scoring chance" rule. 

Could the announcer look less interested in this result?