Tonight is a pivotal Game 5 between the Blues and Wild, and I know exactly what will happen:We will all overreact to the outcome.
A student in my class yesterday announced he was glad that the Blues had claimed the momentum in the series.
To which I responded:
Like the momentum they had ending the year strongly (beating the Wild in the last game, no less), only to lose Game 1 of the series?
Which transferred the momentum to Minnesota, who lost Game 2.
That momentum was squandered famously by the Blues in Game 3.
And Minnesota would’ve needed seven goals in addition to the momentum they had in their pocket during Game 4.
What does momentum look like? Is it tall? Is it orange? Does one player take it home after the game, or is it divvied up among them equally?
The Blues series reads not like a case study in momentum, but one of human nature.
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) April 23, 2015
At what age should you discuss momentum with your children? Before the Easter Bunny and after Santa Claus?
I also can predict the future about the score of Game 6: zero-zero. I bet that’s how Game 6 begins, regardless of who wins Game 5.