Bolland, Canucks set for epic rap battle

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Bolland, Canucks set for epic rap battle

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

Controversy in the NHL tends to be more on what happens on the ice than whats said off of it. Its why the recent Dave Bolland vs. Vancouver Canucks trash talking spat via the media is so much fun.

During an interview on WGN Radio, the radio host called Canucks star forward Henrik and Daniel Sedin sisters. Nothing out of the ordinary; the Sedins have probably been called sisters since they came out of the womb. Boston Bruins fans have even took the nickname and ran with it or skated with it, we should say during the Stanley Cup finals.

Controversy with Bolland comes when he echoed the whole sisters bit.

Host: If the Sedins become Hawks, will they still be sisters?
Bolland: Well, they'll never become Hawks. I don't think we'd let them on our team. That'd probably be one thing. We'd be sure not to let them on our team. And, yeah, they probably still would be sisters. I think they might sleep in, like, bunk beds. The older one has the bottom one, the younger one's got the top.

Well Bollands right about one thing.

And because the Canucks just love to talk cheap (see: Roberto Luongo tire-pumping) they fired back.

When you have comments like Bolland obviously an individual whose IQ is the size of a bird seed and he's got a face that only a mother could look at probably for the twins, they don't really care. Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault

Vigneault kept going, dropping the tried and true class argument:

Such a classy organization as Chicago, I'm sure they're not too happy about that. I'm sure the NHL is not too happy about that. We're not talking about a junior league here or a bush league. We're talking about the National Hockey League, where they have professional players who get involved in community. They all do a hard line of work and they do it the best they can. And to have guys like this trying to act like comedians, it's just not the right thing to do.

Reading Vineaults comments youd think Bolland dropped an ethnic or gay slur. Gotta love that there are insults being thrown around the ice 100x worse than calling someone a girl and the Canucks are making this into a big deal.

Theres only one way to settle this -- insult battle.

Wed imagine itd look something like this.

Your team sucks so bad your top two players are gingers.

Youre so stupid you went to the dentist to get a Bluetooth.

Your team sucks so bad your top two players are sisters.

You're so ugly, you went to a haunted house and came out with an application.

Your team sucks so bad your top two players got beat up by a goalie and Brad Marchand.

You're so ugly, you have to sneak up on your mirror.

Ever watch Two Girls, One Cup? Its about the Sedins play minus the Cup.

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Raiders creep past Patriots in race for top seed in AFC

Raiders creep past Patriots in race for top seed in AFC

The Patriots and Raiders and neck-and-neck as the race for home field in the AFC turns for home. And, with four games left, the Raiders are ahead by a nose. The tiebreakers between the 10-2 teams in play currently? Common games followed by strength of victory. 

The first tiebreaker – conference record – is a deadlock as both teams are 7-1 in the AFC (the Brady-less Patriots lost to the Bills back in Week 4.

After conference record, it's the teams record in common games. 

PATRIOTS 26, RAMS 10

So far in common games with the Texans and Bills, the Patriots have gone 2-1 and the Raiders have gone 2-0. The Patriots play the Ravens next week. Oakland beat them. The Patriots play Denver after that. Oakland beat them as well but have one more game against Denver in Week 17.

So if it comes down to common games the Patriots really need to win these next two games.

Or hope the Raiders stub their toe a time or two in their final four games which are at the Chiefs, Chargers and Broncos with a home game against Indy in Week 16.

As for strength of victory, that too goes to Oakland at this point. The Raiders’ strength of victory is at .471. The Patriots’ is at .370.

But the tiebreaker that kicks in after conference record and before strength of victory – common games – is very much unresolved.The remaining picture as it stands right now? The Ravens are the No. 3 seed with a 7-5 record that leads the AFC North. The Texans’ 6-6 record is good enough to lead the AFC South. The 9-3 Chiefs are the top Wild Card. The 8-4 Broncos are the No. 6 seed.

The Patriots play the Ravens and Broncos over the next two weeks. Currently, the Dolphins (7-5) and Steelers (7-5) are on the outside looking in.

The Titans (6-6) will have a chance to get even with the Texans in Week 17 in head-to-head matchups but they host Denver and play at Kansas City the next two weeks so they have obstacles to clear before they get there.