During an interview with Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, the folks at WIP had the good sense to ask him for his thoughts on that big-ass meteor that recently landed in Russia and that even bigger-ass asteroid that whizzed by Earth and threw us all into a brief, existential meltdown. Bryzgalov's response was the best (Transcription via Sporting News):
Probably every day, our atmosphere was penetrated with the smaller size of the meteors, and (they) just burned high in the atmosphere. This is a much bigger size, but that big that struck the earth like … back in the days, like when the dinosaurs was destroyed. On one thing it's very interesting. On the other hand, it's dangerous. And you know we can't protect ourselves from the space danger.
I think we've gotta like be thankful, and be happy, and enjoy every day our life with our relatives, our wives, kids, and enjoy our work every day.
Thanks, Bryz. I'm gonna go give my mom a call. Maybe tell her I love her, or something.