Nov. 27th 2005 – Lost 100k on Patriots -6 @KC. My wife is going to kill me. Gotta cheer myself up. Maybe I'll go a movie. Hmmmm Brokeback Mountain sounds good. I wonder if the guy breaks his back skiing or something?
Nov. 28th – WTF was that? Oh well… I think the Celts will come up big tonight, +4 @home v. Orlando… I'll wager 220k. Hopefully I can get the money back into my 401k before she notices.
Nov. 29th – Oh god… this is my worst nightmare. How did they lose to Orlando at home? Damn it. I'm down 320k in two days…. How the hell am I going to explain this to Karen? Oh … wait a sec.. I have a call coming in, It's Mike Milbury…
Milbury: Hey Mikey did you have the Celts last night?
O'C: Yeah… I'm in bad shape.
Milbury: I spoke w/ Tochett and he hated the line so I laid off that. Are you down right now?
O'C: Yeah.. This is a new low for me.
Milbury: Cheer up buddy… Is Janet still taking your action?
O'C: Yeah… and Wayne is all pissy w/me as it is.
Milbury: Well you're in luck… Chuck & Sanjay would like to take some of the heat off me as the biggest ass in hockey, so here's the deal
"I'll bet you 500k you wont trade Joe Thornton to the West.."
O'C: Really? Why would you do this?
Milbury: Well OC… I promised Yashin 15% ownership of the Florida Marlins in his last contract and I've been trying to sign DiPietro to a 25 year deal and they wont let me. Chuck Wang gave me 500k to amuse myself. I've never forgotten how you helped me get laid that time in Moose Factory.
O'C: IT'S A DEAL Wow… How can I ever thank you?
Milbury: Have you seen Brokeback Mountain?
O'C: Ahh a uhhh mmm nooo… Oh my other line is ringing… hey it's Doug Wilson, I gotta go…. I'll call you back later Madman… take care..
In saying all of that, i'm sure his diary was edited. He must have had conversations with other people about players on his current team that ended up not traded. He can't say that he was considering moving any of those. This isn't anythign against him, just pointing out that there could be alot more info.
On Philly.com today, an article asking Holmgren about it was somewhat interesting. Homer basically wouldn't disclose any details, but just said "there's 2 sides to every story."]]>