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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were selected for HBO’s Hard Knocks, The 49ers at the second pick in the NFL draft, Nintendo broke our hearts, Matt has a serious gripe with Kickstarter and Ryan got engaged! Leave a voicemail at 401-285-8120 | Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/AverageNobodies | Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/AverageNobodies | Facebook – http://www.Facebook.com/averagenobodies | Website – http://www.averagenobodies.com | Merch – http://www.zazzle.com/theaveragenobodies
**UPDATE: WE HAVE A TRAILER**
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) April 19, 2017
Here’s hoping the #Buccaneers are ready for their close-up. They have been chosen for Hard Knocks. Official announcement coming Wednesday
— Roy Cummings (@RCummingsFRS) April 18, 2017
It’s about damn time, and I say that because I feel like the Bucs are in the conversation for this show every year. I can remember back to when Freeman was at the helm and HBO came a [Hard] Knockin’. They were ultimately shooed away; largely impart to our no nonsense head coach, Greg Schiano. Thank god they didn’t document that season for the whole world to see.
But now, the Bucs are a team I am proud to show off. They have a young, talented leader in Jameis Winston (Helps that he’s a super charismatic goofball), a young, on-the-rise defense and a coach who has proved that the Bucs don’t need to be bad for the world to keep spinning. The skeptics of this show, aka the haters who say “my team doesn’t need that distraction”, can kick rocks this year. I don’t always get to watch my Bucs on TV, so a weekly TV show starring all my favorite athletes is like Christmas morning over and over and over again.
Am I worried about guys showing off for the cameras? Nope. They are going to be showing off during the offseason one way or another, so might as well be in a controlled environment and not a strip club with some band substances and a hooker or two. Maybe the cameras will keep these guys dedicated or maybe the season will end in a fiery disaster. As a Bucs fan I’m more prepared for the latter, but I’m weirdly optimistic Hard Knocks will set the tone for the season to come. Let the media monsters take the Bucs and bring them into everyones homes week in and week out.
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It wouldn’t be a playoff preview from the Average Nobodies if it was posted on time right?
Well anyways, game 1 is in the books and the Bruins are up 1-0 in their first seven game series of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Ottawa Senators. After a stalemate of a first period and a shot less second period, the Bruins got a much needed boost from recently slumping goal scorer in Frank Vatrano. He tied the game at 1 early in the third period with a snipe of a shot from the slot. Now, we’ve seen the Bruins lose in the closing minutes of a game previously this season, but the boys were able to close it out after a stellar possession in the offensive zone. The line of Bergeron, Marchand, Pastrnak, Chara and McAvoy ultimately out hustled and out worked a tired Senators line to give the B’s the go ahead goal with under 3 minutes to play in regulation.
This has to be a great confidence booster for a Bruins team that’s starting this playoff run pretty banged up. Down top 6 forward David Krejci, hard nosed center Noel Accari, top 4 D-men Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo, the Bruins that were in the lineup made a statement Wednesday night. Sparked by a razor sharp performance from goaltender Tuukka Rask, the Bruins never lost their composure and were able to pull out the win on the road.
Highly touted 19 year old rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy played in his first NHL game Wednesday night for the Bruins and he did not disappoint. McAvoy is the real deal ladies and gentleman. He played with the confidence and poise of a veteran, and never looked lost in the moment. McAvoy looks like the type of player who brings his A game every shift on both ends of the ice. That is EXACTLY the type of player the Bruins have been missing in their past few playoff runs; a defenseman that can SCORE. I’m personally very excited to have him in a black and gold sweater for this run and hopefully many more to come.
Looking ahead, if the Bruins can get healthy I can see them continuing to win against the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round. However, if the injuries continue to linger and pile up, they will have trouble against stronger teams such as Montreal , Pittsburgh or Washington. I don’t like to make a prediction of who will win it all because there are so many factors that come into play and I genuinely just enjoy watching these playoff games because the guys out there on the ice are letting it all out to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup. There truly is nothing better to watch than playoff hockey.
I will say this though: a hot goaltender can win you a Stanley Cup, and no goalie in the league is hotter right now than Tuukka Rask. After some scrutiny by Boston sports media, Tuuk has buckled down and shut his doubters up by standing on his head to get us into the playoffs and that looks to have poured over into the postseason.
Fuck it, I think we’re going to see a 7 game final, and a rematch from 2013 with the Boston Bruins taking on the Chicago Blackhawks for the greatest trophy in all of sports.
LETS GO BRUINS!
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