By Brad Lee
So the Blues lost today. They had a lead and blew it. Go figure. I am going to try and write a boilerplate paragraph now that I think can be used for future Blues losses. Lets give it a whirl.
So the Blues lost, AGAIN. It's just another example of the team not having a direction and not committing to a rebuilding year while trying to squeeze out another win from a flawed team. The effort was inconsistent, AGAIN. For stretches the Blues showed some fortitude and played well, giving hope to Blues fans looking for some glimmer of a brighter future around the corner. And when that appeared, this team sat down and said, "Nope, not today, not this season. Here, right here, is when we have a let down that will sink this game. These moments are officialliy sinking this franchise and our careers. Thought you might want to know." So the next game, the Blues will probably look good for a few minutes, they may even have a lead. But don't worry, the moment will happen. And here, on this blog, you might see a very similar sentiment. Thought I might warn you ahead of time.
There. I think that can some up a run of the mill loss this season. Can you say autotext?
Now the Blues may lay a complete egg some night, or take a team to a shootout and lose. The blog will be different then. But another 4-2, 3-1 loss, yep, I'm going to be Earth friendly and recycle.
Now the dilemma. Tuesday against the Devils, I'm attending with my lovely wife and angelic daughter in a luxury box. I don't know who else is going to attend, what the mood will be like or the expectations going in. I'm a guest, not a host. And in these instances I am at a loss. Is it acceptable to wear a sweater? What if everyone else is a little more dressy, as can happen in these situations? What if my boss is there and that person doesn't match my level of comfort or fandom?
Some people, God forbid, actually think sweaters and jerseys are immature and not very good looking. I don't know why, but it's the truth, and the jeopardy.
The moral of the story: I don't expect the Blues to beat Brodeur and the beer will be free. The dress code will probably be moot in the end. Did I mention my optimism has faded somewhat over a winless five game road trip?