So did you enjoy last weekend's sunshine and moderate, non-humid warmth, in the midst of which you only occasionally turned on the teevee to check news of the Egyptian uprising? Of course not; you stayed inside watching the All Star festivities (i.e. Jeremy Roenick asking Dustin Byfuglien to "rap"), and it's not like our hundreds of channels had any actual news anyway.
This year's hoopla (the Staal/Lidstrom draft, etc.) was a good narcotic and sort of fun, but your editor has to admit he couldn't find any enjoyment or excitement in the game itself. I've always had a feeling that Anze Kopitar and Loui Eriksson would play well together, though, and for the rest of my life I can sleep in sound confirmation, thanks to the 2011 NHL All Star Game.
ALSO: Vis-a-vis this year's ASG in Raleigh, our former boyfriend Craig Custance has written a nice article on the viability of Sun Belt franchises. Do read.
ALSO ALSO: As far as I could tell, the Hurricanes organization found no way to get Ric Flair involved in last weekend's festivities. This is regrettable.