Offside Thursday/Yikes it’s 2011

Offside Thursday/Happy New Year

Well another year gone by, looks like nothing went right for the Kings since the start of the 2010-2011 season. But it’s a new year…YIKES it’s 2011.

What can we expect? What’s Your Wish for 2011? A two game winning streak, maybe three in a row. Trade some big name players who are not performing. What’s your wish? Make your comment below or send me an e-mail at

Last Sunday.

Sunday, the RiverKings were in Allen, Texas to take on the Americans. The Kings were edged by the Americans 2-1.

The Kings have now lost three straight games and are winless in its last seven road games, they have a record of 13-15-1 for the season.

Last night…

The Komets almost blew a 5-1 third-period lead before holding off the RiverKings 7-5 in front of 7,036 Memorial Coliseum rabid fans. We played about 20 minutes in this one.

The Kings have now lost three straight games and are winless in its last seven road games, they have a record of 13-15-1 for the season.

The Kings are in Evansville tonight.

The Kings will then take on the Bugs in Bossier-Shreveport on New Years Day.

Mississippi returns to the DeSoto Civic Center on Sunday, January 2nd, in a 3:05 pm game against the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs.

They will then pack their bags again and head out on a five game road trip.

Joe Sports thoughts


The coach needs to make some big changes to motivate this team and win back the fans in this town. A shake up is needed and it is needed now.

The team has no heart or ba**s. If you watch them you’ll notice that most of them just don’t give a **** anymore.

I don’ mind if we lose, if we play hard every night, finish our checks, skate hard into the corners for loose pucks, and defend ourselves as though we have no other choice.

What I don’t want to hear is players and coaches saying “we weren’t ready, or we weren’t prepared. To me with the exception of an occasional game, that’s not something this team can afford.

All I can say is put some effort into it.

A couple of players having off nights or a tough stretch of games is expected. It happens. Good teams have bad games once in awhile. Hell, even bad teams “don’t show up” once in awhile. But what the Kings do that I rarely see happen to other teams is not show up, as an entire team, for long, long stretches of time.

We’ve seen what we can do when we put the effort out there. I’m trying to hold on to the belief that they can turn this season around. But in most games, most players look like they don’t want to there, and I think it starts at the top.

The blame is from management down. I can’t blame the new coach, he just got here. But I can blame Mattice and the vets on this team. The new coach is already under pressure.

Under pressure:

Here’s a couple of e-mails this past week.

I’m a RiverKings fan and I’ll condemn any number of the buffoons on this team.The defense is the worst. The worst in the league.


The Kings have no heart, no guts whatsoever.


It’s not even worth our time to make fun of the Kings anymore, they are such a sad excuse for a hockey team its just pathetic.


I get many e-mails from fans each week. These are the type of e-mails that show up in my in box every day.

It can’t get worse than what we’ve seen in 2010! Wait, can it?

It doesn’t take long for an CHL team to go from good to bad and from bad to good, which is why it’s so unbelievable that the Kings have been so consistently bad. This year, they’re in the process of hitting a new low.Rock bottom has arrived for the Kings.

I’m looking at this team, and I’m thinking it just can’t get any worse than this.

The Kings look like they could use a dose of Sheddon.

That’s the way I see it and I’m Joe Sports.

It’s time for Offside Thursday

New Gig for Killer…

LAFAYETTE, LA –The Louisiana IceGators would like to introduce the new head coach for the IceGators, Kevin Kaminski. Kaminski is taking over a team that is currently 7-19. He will take over the Head Coaching and Director of Hockey Operations immediately.!

Memphis Tigers quarterback Cannon Smith was arrested for a drunken incident where he refused to pay a cab fare and challenged police officers to a fight. Smith has been charged with a) disorderly conduct, and b) being a loaded Cannon.

NHL president Gary Bettman reportedly has no problem with Bruce Boudreau’s profanity-laced rant on HBO’s 24/7. No surprise really; Bettman’s probably used to hearing obscenities

A man who threw waffles on the ice during the Toronto-Atlanta game has been banned from the Air Canada Centre. This means he can’t go to any Leafs or Raptors home games.

They call that a punishment?

The New York Islanders placed goalie Rick DiPietro on injured reserve. He’s suffering from a sore knee and a swollen save percentage.

The Chicago Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings 40-14 in the final game for both teams before Christmas. Talk about season’s beatings.

The top three NHL Christmas songs: 3. Away at the Rangers; 2. O Goalie Night; 1. Right Wing Wenceslas

Yahoo! Finance reports DreamWorks Animation shares dropped more than three percent this week due to the less-than-expected performance of Megamind. Analysts say it’s the week’s second largest drop in stock, but well short of Donovan McNabb’s.

TMZ reports Cameron Diaz is in Mexico to catch a little sunshine. They also say she’s there with Alex Rodriquez, so it won’t be a short stop.

Shaquille O’Neal directed the Boston Pops Orchestra as guest conductor this week. Who better than Shaq to know about scores in a key?

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s  husband glues his eyes shut. Response from Viking fans: Why didn’t we think of that?

The San Jose Sharks said part of their plan against the Edmonton Oilers last Tuesday was to repeatedly put Taylor Hall on his backside. Or in keeping with the season, to deck the Hall.

Most shocking story:

Not just the fall of Tiger Woods, but the manner in which this story took on a tabloid reportial slant. It started with a late 2009 car accident and some kind of domestic dispute. But before the 2010 was over, there was a bevy of skanks, seemingly willing to tell their stories for money, and oh they had stories.

The most famous golfer in the world stopped winning tournaments and became a punchline. In a year of living dangerously for all kinds of athletes, Woods managed to surpass Brett Favre on the — isn’t he a pig — scale. He did all that, while paying off his ex-wife and not winning a single golf tournament.

Biggest overreaction:

The IOC’s concern about the Canadian women’s hockey team’s celebration post gold medal. Long after the game was over, the players went out on the ice, smoked a few cigars, drank some champagne, drove around on the Zamboni.  The IOC and the IIHF and even Hockey Canada got way too uptight over a harmless celebration.

This only goes to prove one unavoidable fact: Canadian girls know how to party!!

Absolute best performers, any sport:

Sidney Crosby, Kobe Bryant, Michael Vick, Tom Brady, DeSean Jackson, Joey Votto, the San Francisco Giants, Georges St-Pierre and Manny Pacquiao.

My pick:

Best trade that didn’t change anything:

The Dion Phaneuf deal probably led to Darryl Sutter’s demise as GM of the Calgary Flames. But in the big picture, what happened to the Maple Leafs? They got a name in Phaneuf and a captain and a figure. But it has yet to impact Brian Burke’s troubled team. The Leafs’ year was like too many Leaf years — with low expectations not being met. Phanuef isn’t the star we thought he could be but at least the Leafs gave up little of consequence to acquire their captain.

The best of 2010

If I had a million


One hell of a basketball shot

The Rent Is Too Damn High

Party’s Jimmy McMillan at the NY Governor Debate You gotta love this guy)

Louie-Richards-JC AND OF COURSE LANDMESSER.( The Grecian formula guys) (The Four Pops)Which one is Derek, Louie, JC, Richards ?

Fight video of the year

Zeitgeist 2010: Year in ReviewWhat did you search for in 2010?

Am I seeing things?

My Blackberry Is Not Working!

Here are some New Year’s resolutions:



* I will no longer waste my time reliving the past, instead I will spend it worrying about the future.

* I will not bore my boss  with the same excuse for taking leaves. I will think of some more excuses.

* I will do less laundry and use more deodorant.

* Assure my lawyer that I will never again show up drunk at a custody hearing.

* I will try to figure out why I *really* need nine e-mail addresses.

* I resolve to work with neglected children — my own.

* I will spend less than one hour a day on the Internet. This, of course, will be hard to estimate since I’m not a clock watcher.

* I will think of a password other than “password.”

* I will stop considering other people’s feelings when they so obviously don’t consider mine – if that unwashed fellow sits next to me again, I’ll tell him he stinks!

Have a Happy New Year !!

I’m Joe Sports

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