This is the thing that makes up everything, apparently.
Big news, guys. Turns out that space and time may not in fact be ‘fundamental components of reality,’ but rather that they are a consequence of a geometrical model of particle interaction that more accurately explains the universe called an amplituhedron, which would be a good name for a Swedish death metal band. Also, that idea that things may not need to be near each other to interact? Yeah maybe not.
So…good news there. Or maybe bad news. I have no idea. Probably somewhere along the lines of mind boggling news that we will never actually comprehend and will probably never have any impact on our lives. Or maybe the whole thing is made up. Whatever.
In a related story, reading quantum physics articles over breakfast is probably a bad idea. I have spent the past couple of hours 100% mind-fucked, trying to understand concepts that are completely and utterly out of my range of comprehension.
Like ‘what happened before the big bang?’ Answer: nothing, because time was a construction that came out of the big bang so there is no such thing as before the big bang. Same with space. What exists outside of the universe? Probably nothing. Since things exist in space, which was also a result of the big bang. Same for space. What exists outside of the universe? Nothing because space is a construction of the universe? What is nothing? What color is it? I bet it’s black. Maybe white, that would be weird if nothingness was orange or some shit.
Oh, also, the big bang may not even exist, and now we are changing math so that the sum of probabilities don’t have to add up to 1. But I’m not going to get into that because my head hurts.
Anyways, update forthcoming when I figure out what the fuck this all means, so probably never. When does hockey start?
Welcome to the Friday Shout out. 25 virtual daps from the week that was and for the weekend that will be.
1. Shout out to Vinny Parretta, Brock Forsey, Korey Hall, Marty Tadman, Colt Brooks and everyone else from the White Boy Glory Days of Boise State football.
Marty Tadman? Marty fuckin Tadman.
We have been waiting 8 months for this. It is finally here. Huskies. Broncos. I stopped being nice to my numerous Seattle friends earlier this week because finally, it is time to go.
BRICK BY PERFIDIOUS BRICK
Heatley was actually invited to camp, but when they wouldn’t promise him a spot on the first line, he demanded a trade to Germany
This is an absolute outrage. As an American I love it, but in every other sense my ghast is thoroughly flabbered. It is a joke.
I am Logan Couture’s biggest fan, and Joe Thornton is a hall of famer, but guess who the Sharks best forward was last year. Number 12. He was Canada’s scariest player in Vancouver, too, not for nothing.
Patty should be insulted. Disassociate from Hockey Canada.
Whatever. Just another reason why the United States will be the predominant hockey nation in the world, and WELL within our lifetime.
Pro Hockey Talk
USA Hockey announced their 48 man Olympic Training Camp roster today. With NHLers going to Sochi, naturally all the names that you would expect are present. The most interesting roster battle will be at goaltender, but with 6 invites (Quick, Anderson, Miller, Howard, Schneider and Jon Gibson) nothing is really learned from this. I guess that Tim Thomas will not be making his return, but I don’t think I need to be surprised by that.
Really, there isn’t much to be learned at all from this roster. 48 players is enough that there really isn’t anyone you can express surprise at, either because of their exclusion. Dan DeKayser, Seth Jones, Beau Bennett, Nick Bjugstadt and Gibson are all included despite lacking NHL experience.
I guess that is the biggest takeaway, that the US has elected to use camp to give a bit of experience to some potential future Olympians.
Snapchat informs me that my sister is excited.
End of blog.
(PS. Lot of people complaining about how this isn’t news. I support the whole ‘screw the monarchy. 1776 chants and so forth, but I was watching local news at the gym this morning and they did a 15 minute segment on how a pedestrian warning sign got changed in Berkeley. It isn’t like they are cutting away from continuous Foreign Relations and Congressional hearings coverage. There news sucks. I consider myself over it.
The Colorado Avalanche inked their young star, Matt Duchene to a 5 year $30 million dollar deal last week. That is a number that jumps off of the page for me, not because one side or the other got jobbed, but for reasons entirely unrelated to Matt Duchene (although his agent may have sold them as very much related):
It is the exact same contract, money and term, that the Sharks signed with Logan Courure, just a couple of weeks ago. So, the question becomes obvious.
Who got the better deal, Colorado or San Jose?
Well, my job consists of waiting for someone else to make 800 copies one at a time for the next few hours. While that may be bad news for me, it is excellent news for you, Mr. OV Sports reader. Time to go on a bit of a blogging purge. Now, anyone have anything to write about?
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Kaner gettin Funky.
It’s Friday. Thank god. TGIFIDGAF indeed. Time to get…fresh? Probably. Flavorful? Maybe. Fightin’? Why not. Fluorescent? Doesn’t seem likely but you never know. Kaner did. Funky….? ABSOFUCKINGLUTELTY LETS GO:
Hey Ovi, when you get paid $8+ million a year to be a pro athlete but you look a lot like my average Fraternity brother with your shirt off, maybe think twice about tweeting pictures like that one.
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