The last game brought to mind the lyrics of a little pre-game ritual the All-Blacks employ. Maybe fodder for the playoff poetry thread, but I would kill to see a Canuck Haka:
Ka mate, ka mate - 'I die, I die,'
Ka ora' Ka ora' - 'I live, 'I live, 'I live,'
Ka mate, ka mate - 'I die, 'I die, 'I die,'
Ka ora Ka ora - 'I live, 'I live, 'I live,'
Tēnei te tangata pūhuruhuru - 'This is the winning man (point to Schneider, Dank, applicable star)'
Nāna i tiki mai whakawhiti te rā - '...Who caused the sun to shine again for me'
A Upane! Ka Upane! - 'Up the ladder, Up the ladder'
Upane Kaupane - 'Up to the top'
Whiti te rā,! - The sun shines!
Hī! - Rise!
It's life or death. Schneids will be the winning man today. One more rung on the ladder to the top.
One prediction - The mouthketeers will score tonight.
Love the Sport. Love the Team.
Hate the League. Live from Riga, bitches...