This time of year brings many things: sunshine to dreary Ithaca, paper after paper after paper, stress, happiness, and the NHL playoffs.
One of the greatest of all sports traditions accompanies this too, the playoff beard. The Wikipedia article on playoff beards states that the tradition was started in the 1980′s by the Islanders. Fans and players everywhere now follow the tradition, annoying girlfriends, spouses, and managers everywhere. But I vow to not shave until both the Hawks and Sabres are out of the playoffs (Hopefully, I won’t be shaving until June…)
But I forget the most important part! I have been asked to provide in-depth analysis of the playoffs for a radio station in Ohio!! How cool is that!?!? Check it out at 3 O’clock (eastern time) today at doobieradio.com!!