Frank Sinatra had it right-way back in 1959

by professor ggrib

In 1959 Frank Sinatra popularized a song called “High Hopes”  Note, youngsters, this is not the same as Pink Floyd’s song. Following the bubble burst in last nights 3rd period, let’s review some of the lyrics. I believe it will do each of us some good. I mean everyone knows ” an ant can’t move a rubber tree plant”.–BUT—HE HAS HIGH HOPES

Next time you’re found
With your chin on the ground
There a lot to be learned
So look around

                         Just what makes that little old ant
                        Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant
                        Anyone knows an ant, can’t
                        Move a rubber tree plant
Last nite the Blue Jackets and the City of Columbus discovered what playoff hockey could mean to the team, the fans and the city of Columbus. What a sell out home crowd means. OK, they lost -but

But he’s got high hopes
He’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie
In the sky hopes

When troubles call
And your back’s to the wall
There a lot to be learned
That wall could fall

Ok, the backs are not quite to the wall although it’s kinda like the man starting the walk out the plank with a sword in his back. Things are looking a bit bleak. Anyone would be out of touch not to know the Jackets are the underdog. But we have high hopes. Can we take a series loss and claim a moral victory? yes, But we have high hopes.

I like all fans with a memory of years past live with trepidation in the waning minutes a a period. And lighting struck again. Probably turning the game. The shock and awe was gone. The genie was out of the bag. The dam had cracked….How many ways to say there was an ill wind blowing.

Note I did not say the tide had turned, because the Pens were riding a rising tide most of the night. When you are getting out shot 2-1, you gotta believe there is trouble a coming. Are we done? Who knows, the Blue Jackets have shown a lot of resilience. Will the city quit of the Jackets? I hope not. The flightless birds are in our barn, let’s not let them get away. After the 4-3 games so far, I hope the series goes 4-3, it would be fitting.

So any time you’re gettin’ low
‘Stead of lettin’ go, just remember that ant
Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant
Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant
Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant

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