The return of the NHL means one very important thing: the return of the Defending Big D Weekly Off-Topic Threads! I didn't post any of these during the lockout because nobody wanted to know anything else besides what was going on with the CBA, myself included.
And now without further ado, here' s some interesting things to discuss.
So...the Golden Globes...if anybody actually watched some of that, what do you think of some of the winners? Did Argo deserve Best Picture - Drama? What about Les Miserables?
Speaking of entertainment, what do you think of the Oscar nominations? Ben Affleck was a major snub this year for Best Director, which I personally thought was a travesty. Argo's a damn good film.
Also, Christoph Waltz should win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Django Unchained. He is awesome in that movie, and I highly recommend you all see that movie. Warning: it's more violent than Inglorious Basterds. Like most Quentin Tarantino movies, it's not for the faint of heart.
Arrested Development...it's officially coming back! Yes, for those of you who haven't been following, Netflix will release 14 Arrested Development episodes in May. I know I can't wait for this. If you haven't watched that show, get on it now. You'll be hooked immediately.
For you out-of-state fans, like me, here's some important news regarding your hockey watching. NHL Gamecenter Live will be $50, and NHL Center Ice will be $60, a 40% discount from what it apparently normally would be. The NHL is offering Center Ice free for the entire month of January, and if people buy it early, it's $49.99, oer the official website. If anybody has any questions about NHL Center Ice, ask Trevor, since he's the best person here to answer that question.
There is a 30-second delay with Gamecenter Live, for those of you who are wondering what to get, but you can get both feeds to each game. However, if the Stars are in Los Angeles when they're playing the Kings, I can't watch on Gamecenter Live because of local blackouts. (Also I'd want to be at the game).
Speaking of awesome, Texas Star forward Taylor Vause just tweeted this:
Jagr's already having an effect with the team, especially with the prospects who grew up watching him play.
Taylor Vause is also a Photoshop god, so feel free to check out some of his work!
Also, it's my last semester here at USC. I will have to join the majority of this blog very soon in the real world. Is it scary?