American Idol, The Biggest Loser, Survivor, Dancing With The Stars, Celebrity Apprentice (Really, that's a show? Are you effing kidding?)....just some of the reality shows that I've seen ads for recently. I've never actually watched any of these shows, because they are not real, but completely contrived by their producers to create artificial triumph and tribulation. But, there is one great reality show that started tonight on the Versus network. It has drama, excitement, athleticism, grit, toughness, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and even an occasional fist fight, all of it occurring naturally. And, a respectful handshake at the end.
I am talking, of course, of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the greatest annual sporting event in the world. Real men playing a real sport really hard. No Donald Trump. No voting for the winner. No sequins. No crying. Now that's a reality show! I don't even have a favorite team in the game this year, the Sabres and Avs both having fallen short. But I'll be watching nonetheless.
If you don't love hockey, I just feel sorry for you.