Monday, May 28, 2007

How to Pick a Champion:
Stanley Cup Edition

Gabe is obsessed with ducks. It's one of the few words he can say. It's one of the few animals he clearly recognizes. It's his favorite toy (or toys, because now we have many versions of them).

It makes his rooting interest in the Stanley Cup finals that much easier to figure out
: I mentioned to him that it's the Ottawa Senators (my pick) versus the Anaheim Mighty Ducks...

...And his head perked up: "Duck!" he cried out. (Actually, it's more like "Duh!" But we know what he's talking about.)

It might be coincidental, but it is Gabe's first pro-sports championship prediction. Given his success with college sports (Florida football, Florida hoops), I should probably go with Anaheim.

(UPDATE: Ducks take a 1-0 lead in the series with a 3-2 win at home last night over Ottawa.)

-- D.S.


Jibblescribbits said...


Your kid said more about hockey than you do ;)

MY wife wants the Ducks to win, so she'll be happy to know that the most accurate forecaster out there, your son, picked the ducks.

L. Jalbert said...

That's an interesting way to make your kid pick a team, but you better not use it in NCAA, or you might discover Gabe already forgot Florida and is now an oregon ducks fan.