Finale Wednesday

So the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last night. And broke a 49-year championship drought.

What a ride it was.

Although, after such a memorable series, the finish was a little anti-climactic -- even with the game ending in overtime. Patrick Kane scored the winning goal so quickly and from such an angle that it took some time for the referees to determine whether he actually scored.

The celebration was somewhat delayed, and we never got to hear that loud horn in all its bliss signifying that Yes, indeed the winning goal has been scored and the Chicago Blackhawks have finally won the Stanley Cup!

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who began thinking about the Cubs’ 100-year-plus championship drought within moments of the Blackhawks’ win … In fact, I know I wasn’t. Within minutes of the Blackhawks' win, a Facebook friend posted in his status update, simply: 1908. (For the uneducated, that’s the year the Cubs won their last championship).

Let's see: Blackhawks, 2010. White Sox, 2005. Bulls, 1998. Bears, 1985 ... Cubs, 1908.

As another friend posted, “Cubs, you’re on the clock.”

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After the postgame celebration had died, I was on the clock to watch the “Glee” finale.

Judging from the status updates flying during the live finale the night before, I was dooped into thinking it was going to be the best “Glee” episode ever …

Not so much. If I had to give it a letter grade, I’d say it was a B-.

I liked it better than most of the episodes during the spring half of the season. But still not as good as almost any of the episodes during the fall half of the season.

The only bit that drew any strong emotion from me was the climax of the New Directions regional finale performance when the glee clubbers brought out “Don’t Stop Believin.’” Ok, I really liked the splendid “To Sir With Love,” too … I was glad to see Quinn have her baby, if only to put that tired storyline out of its misery.

I think the spring episodes have made me so sour on the once golden “Glee” that I might never recover. (For the umpteenth time, get rid of the theme episodes.)

(Side note: EW has doled out TV Season Finale Awards ... Ooh, the “Grey's Anatomy” and “Lost” finales were good.)

I had more fun after I finished watching the finale episode …

With watching most of the episodes online this spring, I’ve fallen in love with the short and sweet theme for the closing credits … Curious, I jumped on YouTube to see if the closing theme was more widely available. Sure enough, it was.

And then, of course, I got myself sucked into a load of related videos … and I was up until past 1 a.m.

Check out my favorites …

Possible “Glee” movies … These are hilarious …

Possible opening theme sequences -- because “Glee” doesn’t have one …

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