Hmm: How was I spending the final hours before Gabe's birth? There was this, the Friday before. (OK: The link to my final Quickie column before he was born -- the actual day before -- seems to not be working. This happens from time to time, usually with the few old columns I'm specifically trying to get to.)
I actually wrote one of my favorite Lead Items ever that day. Here it is:
Two Words for You: D'Oh. Canada.
What kind of moronic fans boo any national anthem, let alone the wonderfully benign anthem of our wonderfully benign neighbors to the North?
Apparently, Sharks fans do.
It's not just disrespectful; it makes all sports fans in the
Sing along to the tune of "O! Canada!" with these updated lyrics below:
So hated by Sharks fans!
But it's no patriot love...
...to rip another's land!
Fans show no heart...
...But they get a rise
From Oilers vi-si-ting!
But an act so snide,
Shark fans are so dumb:
It's only motivating!
God keep our ice...
It backfires miserably...
Your team's now down 2-3!
So: Did YOU spend the final days/hours before your kids' births immersed in anything memorably sports-related?-- D.S.