Morning Free Association: Updates

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When getting ready to write a post, I often think about whatever news I might have heard or read that day and then try to find a way to express that in an interesting way, a sarcastic way, or in many cases, in a way that expresses my love of the medical and medicinal. Naturally, when I heard an update about an injured Bruin, I wrote something up right away, intending to publish it today. Well, the rest of yesterday happened, so that article was pushed until tomorrow. Now, I find myself writing something much later in the day (on a day in which my primary opponent was myself) and have to parse two different sets of news into one piece. More work today means less tomorrow, right?

Actually, they’re kind of related.

One: Another Bruins player has been placed into the COVID protocol. This time it’s Brandon Carlo.

If you want to know how I’m feeling:

I'm dying

He is the now the 10th Bruins player to enter the protocol.

The Omicron variant has overtaken the Delta variant in just two weeks. When it was first noted in the US, it was responsible for 0.4% of all new infections. Last week, the CDC stated that the strain was found in 13% of new cases. This week, that number has jumped to 73%. While the new variant is highly contagious, it also comes with some reportedly light symptoms. Luckily, those who have been fully vaccinated are likely to only experience something that feels like a cold. I mean, our own LB hasn’t felt all that bad, so that’s good.

The NHL has decided to not send players to Beijing for the Olympics citing the Omicron variant as an issue.

Seravalli brings up an interesting point: could they just postpone by a year like the Tokyo Olympiad? If they could and would, it would give players who had hopes of competing for their countries for the first and maybe only time a chance to compete, like Brad Marchand.

There is more to come on this for sure.

Finally, this has nothing to do with anything above, I just like the story. We all could use something to lift us up.

Dylan Larkin bumps into the glass during warmups and spills a fan’s beer. He feels bad about it and then reveals that he’s just a good egg.

It’s hard to not to love this kid. He’s good for Michigan, good for Detroit, and good for hockey.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good morning!
Jo and I are working on a jigsaw puzzle and watching It’s a Wonderful Life… Lots of tissues, laughs and cries!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Ah fabulous! I’ve been watching old films in the evenings before bed and was looking for Wonderful Life but havent found it yet!

In my mind you have a log fire going and mulled wine – though probably a bit early for that! (Its already dark here)

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I was just thinking of a flaming rum punch!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

We are both sentimental slobs…

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

We are planning on a fire this evening!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. The Larkin story reminds me of the baseball player who brought a fan nachos after they got spilled during a diving catch:

The London Bear
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The London Bear

This one?
https://youtu.be/2rki0cQ5V2U

Haha – it’s a fan of the other team, too!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Doh! The video you loaded didnt show on my phone! Yes, it is the same one!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And the Cubs and Cardinals are rivals!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I mean, really, if you put your beer on the dasher you deserve all you get …

Definitely postpone the Olympics. They did with the summer one. Might actually be able to have some fans in attendance in 2023.

My symptoms seem a bit better today. Our government has changed the rules so that if I test negative on days 6 and 7, then I can stop isolating (instead of the previous 10-day rule). That would be nice, as it would mean I wouldnt have to eat Christmas dinner in a corner, facing the wall, as i have taken all my meals this week!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Fingers crossed you can have a family Christmas dinner!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Here’s hoping !!

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IntentionallyWidenberg

Wait, with all the talent Canada’s got, was Kadri really being considered for their team? Seems unlikely.

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I’d have a hard time paying for the beer of a dumbass who tried to balance a beer on the lip of the boards.It doesn’t take very long to figure out why that’s a bad idea.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Knowing me, I would probably be that dumbass.