Friday, October 30, 2015

Grab bag: In The Penalty Box

In this special Halloween edition of the grab bag:
- The one problem with the coach's challenge, and its simple fix
- In praise of the Avalanche's brilliant sound effects
- The closest thing the NHL has ever had to a Jack O-Lantern
- Comedy stars (and costumes)
- And the world's most terrifying man is here to sing you an awkward love song.

>> Read the full post on Grantland


  1. "Penalty Box" sounds like "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" -- too bad it's 15 minutes shorter.

  2. While we're on the subject of video game stuff, you might want to listen closely to the Calgary Flames organist, as he slips in video game tunes every once in a while. He plays Frog's Theme from Chrono Trigger on a fairly frequent basis, which I think should get serious bonus points.

    Also, sorry to hear about the whole "ESPN made the entire website go belly-up" thing. Will you be back posting on this blog for the time being?

  3. Very disappointing to here about Grantland. I do hope you continue to post articles. I have really enjoyed reading your writing and sense of humor the last couple of years. There is usually at least one laugh out line for each one. Wish you all the best.

  4. DGB, I'll keep reading your stuff no matter where you end up, even if it's just here. Hope you rebound quickly, you're too good not to.

  5. Please let us know if you end up writing anywhere else in addition to here! You are by far my favorite hockey writer - please keep those Grab Bags coming!

  6. Where will I get my fix!! I waited in anticipation for every post!! Let us know where you will be writing next!

  7. DGB, to echo what others have said, your hockey musings are always enjoyable. Please keep writing and let us know where you end up.