Yes, Game 6 of the NBA Finals was as compelling as basketball gets. Back and forth, legacies on the line, defeat snatched from the jaws of victory by a team known for not folding. Even that emergency weather system interruption added to the drama.
Let’s hope that tonight’s title game is as scintillating.
But, you know, the Stanley Cup Finals between the Bruins and Black Hawks stands 2-2. Three of those battles have gone to OT, including the series opener which was essentially two games in one. Three OTs were necessary before the winning biscuit nestled in the basket.
Which exciting series somehow got my buddy Harry and me arguing about the “best hockey song.” It was really odd since Harry is a baseball aficionado of the highest sort. SABR and all that. But he’s a music buff and a man, like myself, of strong opinion.
I immediately demurred. But couldn’t remember that Chuck Brodsky was the singer/ songwriter, or that “Hockey Fight Song” was the name of the tune. I checked in with my old FPK nemesis Dan Reed, now in Philly, because I knew he’d know.
So, it’s time for you, my loyal followers (and other assorted hangers on) to choose which tune is best. Or, more likely, fuel the argument.
Here are the two tunes. Please register your vote and opinion in the Comments section below.
First up, Chuck Brodsky.
Pretty zesty, eh? “A little donnybrook, a little brouhaha.”
Okay, next up is Warren Zevon.
Okay, readers, music fans, hockey fans and those who could care less about pucks on ice, let me know which you think is best?
– Seedy K