Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eye of the tiger

Right here, right now. Seals vs Vipers. The Battle Near the Cattle (sorry, the best I could do!). Four games that will essentially decide the fate of both teams. How can you not be fired up?

Just a quick post today to credit the Seals with at least putting themselves in a position to have a meaningful series with a week to go in the season. It is easy to get lost in the minutia of the season and get wrapped up in analyzing specific player moves, in-game managerial decisions or big plays (good or bad) of an individual game.

The net of the second half of the season is that management - we can debate if it is Darren Parker or Kip Gross - has made moves to try and make a run for the playoffs. Whether we agree with them all or not is slightly irrelevant; at least the people in charge are trying to give us a playoff team. And here we are, thanks in part to what I hope will be a total Viper collapse, with a week to go with a real chance to make something happen.

Now if I take off my "homer" glasses, it's still a tough hill to climb. The Seals MUST take at least three of these four games from the snakes to even have a sniff, and assuming they do, it's still far from a gimme. In the final series, the Seals will play the sizzling hot Edmonton Capitals while the Vipers get the weak sister in the listless Tijuana Cimarrones.

Still, who cares! It's late in the season and we're in the hunt. So let's get ready to rumble.

Ding, Ding.