All right, we’re gonna do it a little differently this time. Currently, our record sits at 7-15. We went 5-10 during the Week 15 Bonanza. 5-10 is not good. But since we’re so bad, 5-10 actually improved our winning percentage. Basically, we suck.*
If there’s any one out there who has used Good Men Picks as a gambling guide, we apologize. And no, we will not be able to reconstruct your marriage, pay your heating bill, or buy back those gold teeth you pawned. Sorry.
We hate it when a man is forced to sell his dental bling, though, so we’re changing things up this week. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, while expecting a different outcome, right? Despite numerous indications to the contrary, I am not insane.
This week we’re moving to hockey—a frozen realm, untouched by the haphazard fingertips of Good Men Picks. And this week we’re choosing between two players, not two teams. And really, these teams wouldn’t be anything without these two guys.
Even though Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau is the most frequent and creative user of the f-bomb we’ve ever seen, without Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals would not be starring on an HBO series, and they would not be playing in the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day. They are far and away the two best hockey players in the world.
So, this week we’re gonna let Crosby and Ovechkin decide it themselves. They were each interviewed on ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Each conversation concluded with the brilliant question, “If you had the choice of having the strength of 100 men, the ability to fly, or the ability to be invisible, which would you pick? And why?”
I would say the strength of 100 men. I don’t know why. I just think that’s a pretty great power to have. Flying? I guess I’ve flown in airplanes, so I’ve done that. Being invisible? I don’t know if I’d really like that, so I would say strength of 100 men.
While Ovechkin said:
Probably, be invisible.
I think it’s funny. You can wear clothes. You know, you can go to the bank. You can go eat some food, free food. You know, It’s kind of funny stuff.
Done and dusted. Ovechkin wins. He wants to be invisible so he can go to the bank, wear clothes, and eat free food. Now that sounds like a good time. There’s nothing else I’d rather do if I were invisible. Crosby’s answer put me to sleep. Oh, and Ovechkin gets bonus points for still living with his parents. I feel your pain, Alex. I feel your pain.
*[Speak for yourself, O’Hanlon —ed.]