I was out of pocket, so I couldn't post this after it happened on Friday night to force Game 7, but I had to get it up.
What better time to do that than after Zetterberg scores a couple minutes into Game 7 to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead? NONE.
Eat your hearts out, Mothers.no comments
With a 1-0 lead in the first period, the Ducks had a pretty good opportunity to tie things up, but then Jimmy Howard flashed some leather.
GIF via WorldofIsaac
Jimmy HoWOWard! RT @shepmatt: OMG.....Howard robbery— Detroit4lyfe (@Detroit4lyfe) May 9, 2013
UPDATE: Howard had 18 saves in the 1st period, but one shot he couldn't possibly see got by him. 1-1.no comments
During a break in the action of Game 4 on Monday night, while the refs and crew were tending to broken plexiglass, a very spirited Red Wings fan decided to grab her breasticles and shake them for all they're worth (lots of $1 bills, one or two would think).
Have a look and in case you miss it the first time, this video has super slow mo:
Thanks to our friends at Busted Coverage and Guyism, linked above, we know this peacocking (peaboobsing?) babe is Alexis Gilroy (or Sixela____ on Twitter). She says she wasn't drunk and her boobs are 100% real. I'm not sure if I'm more weirded out by the fact she was actually deciding to do this sober or that she has the same first name as my 4-month old daughter.no comments
During the 2011 NFL Draft, former NFL wide receiver Titus Young felt like Barry Sanders was passing him the torch when he called his name with the 44th overall pick. Titus might have had the right idea, but it definitely wasn’t Barry doing any torch passing. Might Charles Rogers have been passing something instead?
According to the Oakland Press, Titus Young was arrested not once, but twice on Sunday by the Moreno Valley Police Department in Southern California. The first arrest occurred just after midnight when Titus was pulled over for an illegal left turn and arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. He was booked, issued a citation and released.
Titus, not one known for calling it quits, found himself in yet another pickle when he was caught trying to break into impound later that day. He was attempting to steal back his black Ford Mustang. The MVPD arrested Titus again, this time for burglary, and booked him in the same detention center. They did not charge him with stealing from the Ford Family.
Apparently, Titus Young is just as delusional about his abilities as a criminal as his abilities as a football player. It’s too bad he already
quit got canned from his day job. Maybe he won’t beat Barry in any record books, but he does have at least one nailed down...
Detroit Lions (Unofficial) Record Book for Time Elapsed Between Arrests
15 Hours- Former WR Titus Young
Folks, you can put this one up there with Wilt’s 100, Gretzy’s career points and DiMaggio’s hitting streak of awe-inspiring records that will never be broken.
22 days- RB Mikel Leshoure
In 2012 Mikel was pulled over for going 92 mph on I-94 and arrested for marijuana possession. After stewing on it for almost a month, he decided the trick was to eat your weed during police traffic stops and landed in the slammer again.
31 days- RB Mikel Leshoure
Mikel helps cement himself on the list after failing to miss his ensuing court date and having a warrant issued for his arrest. He was able to work it out with the court so he didn't face contempt charges, but missing your initial court date after two marijuana arrests is impressive nonetheless. His spot as RB1 all of a sudden looked less cushiony.
54 days- DT Nick Fairley
Arrested April 3rd 2012 for possession of marijuana and May 27th 2012 for DUI, reckless driving, attempted fleeing/eluding and perhaps most gangsta of all, no proof of insurance.
Honorable Mention- Former WR Charles Rogers
Charles was arrested five times between 2008 and 2011, but surprisingly his arrest relapse time had a much larger margin than the fellas listed above. He does get special brownie points for flare, though. If anyone can make a move on Titus, it’s a man with truly special talent such as Charles.no comments
In the most exciting game of the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings evened their first round series with the Anaheim Ducks by winning a 3-2 stunner in sudden jubilation overtime thanks to a goal by a strange man named Brunner.
Damien Brunner, who was a ghost for most of the game, tapped in a trick-or-treat gimme on the doorstep ("please take one") to send the series back out West all knotted up at 2-2.
Here's video of the goal via NHL.com:
As you can see, Gustav Nyquist's speed created the break and the ensuing scoring opportunity for Brunner. Brunner simply buried it home. And they celebrated again.
Overtime was only possible because of Pavel Datsyuk. Down 2-1, Datsyuk decided he was going to score, skating with a mission into the Ducks' zone and wristing one top shelf. A gatorade bottle banger.
Watch it on loop via WorldofIsaac:
Game 5 is in Anaheim on Wednesday with the puck dropping at 10pm ET.no comments
At the very least, it'll wind up on SportsCenter's Top 10 - maybe even as No. 1. But this web gem may go down in history as one of those plays that saves one of those special things we don't explicitly talk about here at D4L while it's going on:
Yes, he is beginning to throw the ball while he is on his back/ass. Check out the screengrab below:
UPDATE: Verlander lost his no hitter with one out in the 7th inning. This play by Cabrera is still amazing.no comments
Justin Abdelkader's hit on Toni Lydman late in the second period of Game 3 was the turning point. He received a five-minute major and a game misconduct as a result. The Ducks then scored 18 seconds into the power play to go up 1-0.
That was all the Ducks would need, but they added some Aflac with another three goals in the third period. Goodbye, home ice; it was nice having you for a period.
Here's the hit in question:
Abdelkader is expected to have a conference call Sunday afternoon on any potential further punishment. Henrik Zetterberg said early Sunday that he looks forward to suiting up with Abdelkader on Monday, but I think the Wings' captain is going to be disappointed. I think Abdelkader is going to get suspended at least a game for this hit to Lydman's head.
UPDATE: Abdelkader reportedly got a two-game suspension.
video via CBSno comments
If you missed it late last night (and still haven't seen the highlight all day), here's Gustav Nyquist's OT game winner against the Anaheim Ducks, which evened the series at 1-1:
Valtteri Filppula's drag was remarkable -- Datsyukian even. He made Corey Perry drop to his knees and look like the chump that he is and then was able to make a backhanded pass to Nyquist on the left side of the net. Nyquist then one-timed it over the glove of a flailing Hiller. And they celebrated.
After blowing a three-goal lead, winning 1:21 into OT was not expected. Filppula and Nyquist teaming up for a goal like that, a goal that would make hummingbirds sing showtunes as women stretch out their jaws, was very low on my list of expectations. I thought the Red Wings were destined to lose a back breaker. I'm glad I was wrong. Now I think I'll watch the above highlights again.no comments