The Kings Are Like a Black Jack Table
Have you ever sat at one for hours on end, losing, losing, losing, getting more money from your credit card, cashing your paycheck and losing some more? Just when you’re at your wits end, they change the dealer and something good happens.
You get on a roll. You split aces and get a Jack and a Queen. You’ve just about recouped your losses, but then you start to go cold again. Real cold. They change dealers again and just when you’ve broken even and you have a pile of chips on the table you go for broke. You go all in.
And you win.
You’re euphoric! Girls who would never pay attention to you suddenly want to fuck you. Strangers want to touch you. You’re the King of the casino.
What do you do? What you’re supposed to do, of course.
You walk away.
But you don’t.
Instead, you sit there for more. You can’t walk away! You’re on a roll. And its not bad. You get hot for a while, you have a good run.
But you still don’t leave.
You think there’s more! You’re good and greedy!
Now you’ve gone cold. You can’t buy a win. You get 20, the dealer gets 21. You get 18, dealer gets 19. You bust, and bust, and bust.
Walk away man!
You HAVE to ride it out!
Change the dealer!!! Nope. You’re stuck with this one.
Change the other players at the table!
Nope. They’re “coolers” designed to take you down.
This is exactly what its been like to be a Kings fan for 25+ years.
Jets scouts have been in attendance lately, although with their win this afternoon, they’re now just four points out of a playoff spot.
Kings scouts have been watching the Florida Panthers.
It’s going to be something stupid and minor.
Brown ain’t going anywhere, even though he has ONE POINT in 29 road games this season. Next season, he’ll be collecting 7.25 million dollars – Can you say Lubo? Jack Johnson?
It’ll be a band-aid on a skate blade wound.
At least after the Columbus game I don’t have to be so pissed off anymore. I’m making my wifes life miserable during this slump.
I’m glad Seattle won the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning looked like every single Kings player.
I’m saddened by the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. I had the pleasure of casting P.S. and James Gandolfini, both early in their careers in a film that did no business called “Money For Nothing” – He died literally steps from where I grew up.
Fucking demons man. You gotta enjoy your life, your kids, whatever shit the world throws your way (like going 1-7-1) because life really is beautiful. I’m so glad when my eyes open every morning. We live in a beautiful country, a beautiful city with great weather and great golf, and sometimes we take this shit for granted. Make love to your significant other today. Buy that car you don’t think you can afford (you can). Go on that vacation. You never see a Hertz truck following a hearse.