Mothership OT: Rangers Up Against The Wall

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Dan Girardi #5 and Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defend Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014 in New York, New York.

(Credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

It looks like the New York Rangers magical season may have officially taken the dagger last night. After two brutal OT losses in Los Angeles to the Kings, the Rangers looked to rebound at home. This would be the first time MSG has hosted a Stanley Cup Final game in over 20 years. DA was under the impression, like most of those following hockey, that the Rangers would get the bounces/calls they did not whilst in LA. Unfortunately they did not, and after losing 3-0 in Game 3, they now trail the Kings 3-0 in the series. Threes were wild on Monday night apparently. There were many an opportunity last night for the Rangers to score, but it seemed like Jonathan Quick wasn’t going to let a goal in, no matter how spectacular the chance. Rangers coach Alain Vigneult said pregame that Game 3 was a must win. Now down with a seemingly insurmountable 3-0 deficit, it could be goodbye NYC on Wednesday night. This morning’s WaterCooler.

Former Dallas Cowboy Jesse Holly jumped on with our boys down in the DFW on their morning show on 105.3 The Fan, to talk about a Rookie dinner tab that Dez Bryant had to help pick up during his first year. The tab accumulated to over $55,000. He talks about some Louis XIII cognac they were drinking that was over $1,000 per shot. Holly describes it as “smooth.” Oh, is that right, the shot that costs over a grand is smooth? Thanks for the hard-hitting analysis. But DA speaks to the bigger point, that in professional sports, you are taught early and often that money will grow back and to just burn through it as fast as possible. Talk about an epidemic.

DeShea Townsend was a defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts in the mid-late 2000s. So while he played in Pittsburgh, he bought a house to reside in while he was roaming the secondary. But after he stepped away from his playing days, he got into coaching and is currently the defensive back coach for Mississippi State. DeShea was renting out his old house, which just happened to be raided by the fuzz. What did the coppers pick up? Oh just 1,500 bricks of heroin, about $100K in cash, jewelry, cars… and the biggest get of all, a live chicken. Yes, you read that correctly, a live chicken.

The Epic Fail is Rich in Houston this morning. To be completely honest, I’m not even sure what Rich’s point was. He was all over the place about this that and the other thing, all relative to LeBron and what have you. But he made some sort of Superman references, several times. The whole thing is really disorienting. This morning’s Epic Fail.

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