One of my Row B pals decided to take an "unjustifiably upbeat Sleek" shot from last night's awful opener. He shot the picture from the back to preserve my internet aura of mystery, but I'll admit I was posing for the shot. It's true, though -- I did have a pretty swell time despite the fact that the Ducks didn't show up. Plank was a great Row B guest -- didn't kick us when he could have, and we all had a good batch of cynical fun. Good thing it was only Game One -- easy enough to laugh off a shitty loss when there's 81 more chances to get it right. As a bonus in the picture, I believe the blurry dude to the right of my elbow is that very same Mr. Plank, proudly sporting his Pavelski jersey. Now that's some SB Nation networking, right there. Upbeat Sleek says: "Go Ducks."