Thursday, February 12, 2009

Why the Thrashers are Like the Javan Tiger

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the Javan Tiger. The last one is said to have died out aroud 1972. Despite this poor fellow's "extinct" status, some islanders report seeing them now and then, strolling up and down the green hills on the eastern side of the island, where forests cover 30% of the land. In 2008, a female mountain hiker was discovered mauled by something that left marks strongly resembling those of a tiger, in an area where villagers had reported seeing a tiger, every now and then.

This is a lot like talent among the Thrashers. It's probably extinct, forever, but occasionally there are glimpses and unconfirmed reports of its survival.

The team has a long break to enjoy before they hitch up the wagon and head overland to California, for what should be a daisy-chain of Fail at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks, the L.A. Kings, the Phoenix Coyotes (not in California, but close enough), and the San Jose Sharks.

After last night, I think this team and your Chronicle editor could use some time apart. I think we'll describe it as--what are the kids calling it?--a break. Ah yes, breaks. Not together for the time being, but it doesn't mean you can't still have filthy sex every now and then. I call this "going to games."

Which is a lot like seeing the Javan Tiger every now and then. Right?


FrenchCatalogues said...

The Javan Tiger was a great, majestic animal. We haven't been to that status yet.

Mortimer Peacock said...

Good, good point.

I miss the Javan Tiger.