By the time you see this, you'll no doubt have read Howard Berger's latest blog post. If not, you can find it here.
I know you're probably waiting for me to tear him apart, but I just don't have it in me. Sure, I could point out that he essentially filled half his bingo card in one shot. But this one is different.
This isn't the usual Damien Cox style post that Howard normally aspires to -- smug, condescending, and written with a little smirking hint of self-awareness.
This latest post is a cry for attention. It's the absolute definition of trying way, way too hard. Not only does the screed come out of nowhere, but it doesn't even sound like his usual writing. It's full of incomplete sentences and bad puncuation. In all honesty, my first thought was that his account was hacked.
Something is going on here, and I don't think I want to wade in very deeply until we know what it is.
As only one example, the same man who a few months ago was waxing eloquent about how none of this really mattered when there were dying children at Sick Kids is now bragging about how much money he makes?
And, boy, do you make money for people! Even media scrubs like me. I can’t begin to tell you what your devotion to these blogs is worth.I don't know what happened to set Howard off. Maybe he heard one too many of those catty comments that most hockey media make about him behind his back, maybe he got an especially nasty e-mail from an angry fan, or maybe something is going on in his personal life.
In any event, I can't get worked up over it.
Howard, if you're reading this: Take a vacation. Go get some perspective. And if you hate what you do for a living so much, consider a new job.
Your last post doesn't sound like the work of a healthy man. Get well.