An On-Line Journal
by Paul Buceta
2003 04 11 - I have the fever and it's not SARS!

Springtime signifies the beginning of the NHL playoffs.

I don't watch much hockey during the regular season. But come playoffs, it's a whole new ball-game, err… something like that.

This year, for some reason, I find that I'm tuning in to the playoffs with a greater amount of enthusiasm. Tonight, my friend Travis is coming over to join me in watching the game. (I've never been a big fan of crowded bars sporting drunken fans).
We plan on drinking beer, yelling at the TV, high fivin' each other and other guy stuff.

Watching the playoffs over the last couple of days, I've learned a little something that I'd like to pass along.

There are numerous ways to show your opinions when it comes to sporting events.
Here are a couple of examples.

 
 Raising the index finger (as illustrated to the left) portrays a positive outlook.

Often, this gesture is used to indicate, "We're number one".

 
 Raising the middle finger (as illustrated to the left) indicates disapproval.

Often, this gesture is intensified with an 'up and down' motion indicating strong disapproval.

Now that everyone has been brought up to speed, let the playoffs begin!