Thursday, April 10, 2008

Let The Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin!

If I was coaching the Detroit Red Wings, here is what I would tell my team before the game tonight. I hope they would get it...
"OK. Tonight I want to talk about giving 110%. Giving 100% means giving everything you've got. Giving 110% means giving 10% more than is humanly possible. If we are going to win the Cup, we need 100% of you guys giving 110% 100% of the time. If only 50% of you guys give 110% and 50% of you guys give 100%, I guarantee you 100% that we would only win 50% of our games. Suppose 75% of 110% gave only 50%, and 50% of 100% gave 25%, and 75% of 100% were not feeling 100%, then we'd be in a heap of trouble. That's why we need 100% of you guys giving 110% 100% of the time.


  1. Yeah, they'd get it: you're a geek :).

    I'm just a bitter britches b/c my canes didn't make it.

  2. I'm with ya Lofty, nothing like a good first round playoff hockey game. Go Thrashers!!

  3. You could always try this speech:

    Bluto: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
    Otter: Germans?
    Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.
    Bluto: And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...
    [thinks hard...long pause]
    Bluto: the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!
    [runs out, alone; then returns]
    Bluto: What the fuck happened to the Delta I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer...
    Otter: Dead! Bluto's right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.
    Bluto: We're just the guys to do it.
    D-Day: Let's do it.
    Bluto: LET'S DO IT!

  4. Pathetic. Obviously, there are no statistics classes required as med school pre-reqs.
    It is truly scary that statistical/mathematical illiterates like you advocate clinical trial based, evidence based medicine. I weep for the future. Weep.

  5. Ted Lindsay STILL RULES. Wings all the Way!
    Jane, who lives in Calgary and is thus surrounded by patsy Flames fans.

  6. Folks, you have to remember that I would be talking to Canadiens! They would obviously not get the math, but would be so fired up they would be ready to skate on the ice and shoot the puck 100 miles an hour and knock the bejesus out of Nashville.

  7. etotheipi-that is one of my favorite movies ever!

  8. GO WINGS! Congrats on having the best record in the NHL and winning the President's trophy. Now lets go win Lord Stanley's Mug!!! Hockeytown Rules!


    No way did you do the whole scene from NLAH. Props. Made me giggle.

  9. Richter,
    that randomized clinical trials stuff is a bunch of crap! I pick my medicines by which drug company has the hottest saleswomen thankyou very much.

  10. Frank, just ignore Richter. She's a little troll in high school who just got banned over at panda bear's. I suppose she's looking for more targets.

  11. haha wow. I should say that at our next soccer game :P

  12. Richter, after reading your previous posts, let me tell you something. If you ever want to put the skates on, I will pull your pink jersey over your head and start kicking your little gutless ASS before you know what hit you. That would be you in red, BIATCH!!

  13. Richter,
    Jeez, why are you so hostile? Go get an MD if you're so fucking superior.

  14. I just got back from a Chemistry Conference and now my head hurts more than when I left. Thank you Zahari, and American Airlines

  15. amy- Wait, wait, wait, richter's a chick?

  16. I would want my team to give 87-91 percent 95 percent of the time, so that if they needed that extra 9-13% (say, in overtime, which happens 5 percent of the time) they would have it, and could even give 109-113% for brief periods, and sacrifice the beginning of the next game giving only, say 86 percent for the first 10 minutes.


  17. What is this thing you call "hockey"? Your ways confuse the CAT.

  18. giving 110% means giving your 100% and taking 10% of the other guys'...

  19. Go Wings! Detroit is a great sports city...too bad the rest of it is so Fxxxxx up, with the hip-hop mayor and his posse! Glad I'm living in the burbs.

  20. Out here in California nobody seems that interested in hockey or football: Our sports are plastic surgery and internet dating.