Justice for Cisco!

I am heartbroken after I read this story coming out of Austin, Texas. This is truly sad depressing story: a man lost his best friend. On Saturday April 14th Michael Paxton and his beloved Australian Cattle Dog companion Cisco were playing in the backyard. Paxton ran to fetch something from his truck. At this point a member of the Austin Police Department pulled up and held him at gunpoint. They received a 911 call for a domestic disturbance call for the wrong address.

Cisco heard the commotion from the backyard and ran to see if his owner was alright. Paxton told the officer not to shoot the dog and he was friendly. The officer refused Paxton’s request. He shot to kill the dog instantly without remorse and without hesitation. I’m deeply appalled at this story. I have huge respect for law enforcement officials this however crosses the line. Of course they are humans so there is room for error.

However, they aren’t claiming it was human error and that the officer responsible for Cisco’s death acted within his rights as a police officer. 100% bona fide bullshit. The APD released a statement that the dog attacked the officer which the owner said is an outright lie nor did the officer show ANY sympathy nor apologized at the scene as they’ve claimed.

I really hope justice is served for Cisco and his owner. My heartfelt condolences go out to Mr. Paxton and the people blessed to have Cisco in their lives.

Please join the Justice for Cisco Facebook Page. 

Wanna be a Canucks fan?

In response to: So you want to be a Canucks fan? on Brown to Bure.

Dave – someone I’ve met on Twitter has written an excellent guide on joining the Vancouver Canucks bandwagon. We’re pretty much open to everyone joining our team’s cause. However, I think he’s missed one key point.

DO NOT broadcast the team that you cheer for on the regular season, especially if they’re the Toronto Maple Leafs. Although the same can be said for the following teams as well: the Minnesota Wild, the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers because we all know that the longtime rivalry between our teams isn’t going to be suspended for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Yes, we’re thrilled that you are cheering for our team on in the playoffs. We just like to poke  check. It’s fucking fun.

You should also bookmark Brown to Bure, if your a new or old fan. Dave does blog about insightful things about our team. And who knows, you may actually learn something. I certainly have.

Stanley Is Coming

The NHL 2011 – 2012 NHL Season has come to an end (at least abruptly for the Maple Leafs and their fans – better luck next year?). The Canucks have won their second consecutive President’s Trophy and I was there when they clinched the 2-point 3-0 win over the Oilers. I was glad to be there in person as a fan and a lover of the sport and the team.

I’m pleased that the Canucks’ season continues on into the playoffs and I’m confident that our team will advance to the Final series. To twist the words of the Stark clan, “Stanley Is Coming”. This cup will grace our city once again and be awarded to the greatest team in the league!

Here are my predictions for Round 1 of the 2012 NHL Playoffs:

Eastern Conference

  • In favour of the New York Rangers over the Ottawa Senators in five.
  • In favour of the Washington Capitals over the Boston Bruins in seven.
  • In favour of the New Jersey Devils over the Florida Panthers in seven.
  • In favour of the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven.

Western Conference

  • In favour of the Vancouver Canucks over the Los Angeles Kings in six.
  • In favour of the St. Louis Blues over the San Jose Sharks in seven.
  • In favour of the Chicago Blackhawks over the Phoenix Coyotes in six.
  • In favour of the Detroit Red Wings over the Nashville Predators in seven.

And there we have it Vancouver. Are you ready to commit regicide?! DOWN WITH THE KING!

Also are you interested in joining a Playoff Pool? Please hit me up for deats on Facebook or Twitter! Or in the comments!

2012 The Anth Zone Playoff Pool

I have decided to start off my own playoff pool. I plan on blogging results on a daily/weekly basis with point leaders and so forth. Winner will get bragging rights and a guest writer spot on my blog so you can bloat all about how fucking awesome you are. If I’m able too, I’ll take the winner out for a burger or something but no promises there.

Who’s fucking in? Post a comment here or send me a message directly on Twitter or Facebook so I can get ya set up.