When you have cable, you watch a lot of basketball.
When you watch a lot of basketball, you become a Celtics fan.
When you become a Celtics fan, you delay a title fight to watch the NBA Playoffs.
When you delay a title fight to watch the NBA playoffs, the judges get pissed.
And when the judges get pissed, you lose a split decision to an inferior opponent.
Don’t lose a split decision to an inferior opponent. Get DirecTV.
Chris Osgood shutting out the Penguins and proving his critics wrong? Marian Hossa held to an assist on a Valtteri Filppula goal? That I could live with.
Instead, it’s Ty Conklin getting the shutout, and Hossa scoring a back-breaking goal.
That’s Fate twisting the knife.