Let’s Go Pens!
And yes, I know I am stepping on Anne Laurie, but I don’t control when the games start. SO THERE, WHINERS.
BTW- in the thread last night, a lot of you mentioned the fighting as a reason you don’t like it. Maybe if you are just starting to watch, it may seem like there is a lot of fighting, but trust me, it’s like 1/10th what it was even a decade or so ago. The game has just changed.
Hell, in the late 80’s, every time my lacrosse team played the syphilitic pricks at Wheeling Jesuit, we ended up in a bench clearing brawl. Same with the St. Vincent goons. But that is all over now, too, thankfully.
If the Seattle area ever gets an NHL team, I’ll try and get excited.
Yes, it’s true. The games are when they are.
FFS, I rescheduled TaMara’s weekly post — which you could’ve done, but then you’d have to climb down from your cross. Jerk.
I detect a certain bias in this comment.
omg.. it’s not that you stepped on the what’s for dinner blog..you erased it.
also, too.. even though I’m older, I can still multi task so put it back..
Biased? Me? In a sporting contest? With a Pittsburgh team involved? Never!
Uh oh, OT, but Koda is in big trouble with John. She just slunk between my legs and laid down. Very quiet all of a sudden. Freaking hilarious but I’m trying not to laugh because she’s too smart and will take that as more license to be bad.
@Anne Laurie: He’s too busy emoting.
@Anne Laurie: LOL. I didn’t see a need to reschedule because they were both open threads that catered to different people, but I am sorry to step on you. Most of the time when I do it, it is by accident, but I thought I should own that I did this intentionally.
For all you macho hockey fans:
Found at McSweeney’s
@John Cole: Where did you hide Anne’s post?
I remember watching the beginning of a Rangers-Devils game (I think it was last year) that, as soon as the puck dropped, 6 of the 10 men on the ice dropped their gloves and started a fight. Have to say, I don’t remember any of that happening when I was kid (which would be the early-mid 90s, when I cared enough to follow all 4 major sports closely).
I also suck at ice skating, which probably contributes to why I don’t like it much anyways.
Seattle in 1 week for the long weekend. Thank goodness.
@Anne Laurie: You go, grrl!
I once dated a girl who went to Wheeling Jesuit. I didn’t know syphilis was a concern; I guess I dodged a bullet.
I can’t possibly choose a team until Jon Snow lets us know who he’s — oh.
Well, strike that.
(And, yes, I am going to run that joke into the fucking ground.)
@John Cole: God, you are just a reprehensible fuck. Every fucking blogger joke is based on you.
Mr Stagger Lee
Hello San Jose Sharks? This is your fan from BJ, Mr Stagger Lee. You do realize you are in the playoffs? Can you turn this around, last night you handed the Kings that game, damn you!
Meh. For decent fighting, you need to attend a Thanksgiving dinner with my family.
Since I can no longer copy the recipe for the buttermilk pie that Tamara highlighted, I’ll go off topic.
My son thinks that the President needs to appoint an independent prosecutor to look into who doctored the emails about Benghazi.
There’s less fighting in general, I agree, and there’s very little fighting in the playoffs.
Don’t see Ottawa hanging with the Penguins. Either the Bs or Rangers would be an interesting matchup, tho I guess the Bruins’ depleted defense would help them.
So, thus means we won’t get an ‘I’m a monster’ post from Cole later?
That’s OK, Cole can post a three pics of his pet overlords later instead.
@Calming Influence: May we expect a sincere apology from you tomorrow?
Sorry for the both belated and OT post, but is Tunch’s unused tower near a window? A nice view might make a difference.
pseudonymous in nc
They’re called the Canucks. I know, I know.
“a lot of you mentioned the fighting as a reason you don’t like it.”
Maybe if they had halfway decent fighting I’d like it better. Most hockey fights are clownish. Two guys standing on ice hold each other by their puffy, oversized jerseys and attempt to land haymakers. Boredom ensues.
I can only guess Anne pulled her post in a bit of pique.
why does the new reply box have a “uri” field? isn’t it supposed to be “uti” ??
Hey John, remember the Pittsburgh Condors?
Hockey fights? Remember this?
@Heliopause: That’s because Probert is dead.
@Mr Stagger Lee: They showed all 22 seconds of the Sharks folding last night on the local news here in LA.
Did someone bump up the size of the font on the comments? They look a bit embiggened.
You are now required to disclose your uric acid count when posting. BMI will be required shortly. Thanks, Obama!
used to be able to insert links. Let’s twy it again.
Are we at least going to see the recipe thread later?
Although I’ve never understood why “bigfooting” is so terrible a blogcrime. Most of the time I don’t even start reading posts and comments until the threads are many hours old anyhow. In fact, they’re usually more interesting with a few dozen comments. What’s so hard about reading an interesting thread and then reading another interesting thread, regardless of what time they first saw light?
@SiubhanDuinne: I will thank you to stop being reasonable. Seriously, no good will come of it.
@mark: While a possible typo, URL is a type of URI.
Can’t edit or delete. Well, put ‘1979 Bruins’ in YouTube search and enjoy the fun, at about 1:30.
Hmm. For some reason, FYWP seems to be eating my replies to your question.
Mid-90s, high school water polo, I witnessed a bench clearing brawl (in the water) at a scrimmage. There were three teams, play two 20 minute running periods and then switch out. We were the third team and on break when the other two teams decided that the festivities needed to be a bit more… Irish
(the preceding statement is meant in no way to denigrate the great Irish people)
@pseudonymous in nc:
Yup. And we’ve got the Trailblazers in Portland if you’re into basketball!
Are any of the players in the penalty box texting?
Somewhat like hockey: grizzly eats GoPro camera.
@Roger Moore: Maybe Mark is having a Yutsy problem. Maybe changing his nym to Muck might help.
@NotMax: I would think that they are feeling shame.
@Corner Stone: OWKA…Icing the post.
Holy shit how did a double happen?…..Maaaaa!
Meet Cathy who’s lived most everywhere
From Zanzibar to Berkeley Square
Isn’t constant updating of Facebook or Twitter or whatever with what one is feeling/eating/scratching the new black?
@NotMax: All I know is that you go in the box, you feel shame, and then you get free.
Mr Stagger Lee
@Geoduck: Word has it that Paul Allen voted no on Sacramento keeping the Kings instead of them moving to Seattle. I guess he is a nice guy, if I owned the Blazers I would make sure there would be no team coming to the Northwest unless I got paid. Oh BTW I guess the new target is going to be the Charlotte Bobcats, or the Milwaukee Bucks.
A hot dog makes her lose control
Still got that earworm?
Maybe a theme with some more class and panache will help. (Although ditching her naugahyde body suit as shown in the earlier b&w version was a mistake.)
N.B.: (Sorry, O.O. about the typo with your name. My bad; no edit option.)
By the way, this made me very fucking happy this afternoon (yeah, I’m a week behind). I haven’t seen it but I remember Woodrow/asim Jarvis Hill pointing to it in a comment last week. I finally got around to it.
The Audi Spock Challenge: Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy
@Mr Stagger Lee: The nice thing about being a SJ Sharks fan is you rarely have to pay for more than two rounds worth of playoff tickets.
LET’S GO RED WINGS!!
@NotMax: Catsuit version.
@Omnes Omnibus: Fuck that shit.
I’ve been away and I brought presents for nobody! BTW, why is this peculiar looking page here where BJ belongs? Parts of it appear familiar but somehow all… wrong.
so….. mistermix, this field would not accept URIs that are not also URLs, but because all URLs are URIs, and URL will work fine. I am feeling troubled by seeing something asking for a URI… must be my autistic OCD? I dunno. but it troubles me
I think it must have been something in the material I was quoting. When I just responded without quoting, there was no problem. Forget it Jake, it’s WordPress.
@PaminBB: We found a 5 ft. tower at a yard sale for 10 bucks. After sanitizing it we brought it into the living room, expecting the cats to be as excited as we were. The cats said meh. About a month later pushed it out of the way, next to a window that had a bird feeder in view. Now it’s unusual not to see a cat on each of the three levels, especially when the sun is shining in.
Not NHL-related, and probably buried here for the folks that’ll appreciate it, but here’s a site with mini-Tunches coming up.
John from Minneapolis
Wow, the Kid is back!
ETA: Interesting; it would not take a non-URL URI. Also, too, on the edit page, it asks for a URL, not a URI.
John from Minneapolis
@Mr Stagger Lee: It’s a frickin’ merry go round. There are only so many cities that can support pro sports. About 20 of them are reasonably stout, and the other 10 are so-so. But they try to field 30 teams and shuffle the bottom 10 in and out of cities that lose interest. 20 years ago Charlotte was an up-and-comer that couldn’t wait to land an NBA franchise. Now they’re in danger of losing it.
@Roger Moore: Being that you’re name turned to black, I’m guessing you put a URI that’s not a URL. Guess it only takes URL’s in the URI field.
Meet Cathy who’s lived most everywhere
From Zanzibar to
@John from Minneapolis: I guess that LA is a city that can’t support a NFL team, we lost 2 in one year. Then again, we have a pro team playing just south at downtown.
@John from Minneapolis:
Maybe only 20 or so that can support major league pro sports, but a lot more that can support some kind of team. And some cities seem to be able to support teams in some sports but not others.
Used to be much worse!
Hockey is way less violent from a fight standpoint now than it was in the 70″s, or 80’s and playoff hockey has even fewer fights.
As far as college lacrosse fights were concerned, we almost never had any bench clearing brawls. Of course I played in the midwest in the 80’s, and the game was much more physical and violent, than the style of play out east, (less skill = more collisions) so maybe we were able to get our agression out more in the course of normal play. I can only recall one time when I got into a fight, and that’s because on a ground ball the guy coming from the other direction decided that, instead of a regular collision, he would go down, and try to cut me at the knees. Something I had never seen before, or since on a lacrosse field. Having just come back the semester before from major knee surgery such an action really didn’t sit well with me, and I had to be pulled off of him twice before it was over.
For those of you that were confused by the Bilbo baggins song Nimoy was singing
with stuff like this out for public consumption was there really any need for LSD……..or was this actually a product of it?
Loved hockey as a kid, for me the Makita-Hull days of the Blackhawks, with Vince Lloyd on PBP, and then the fighting broke out in the ’70’s and ’80’s and I grew to hate it because the whole style of play at that time was, to me, seriously detracting from the game’s essential beauty, stick-work and skating.
I dream of a Pens-Hawks matchup for the Cup. It’s always fun when the two best teams go at it.
If Seattle had a Pro Women’s Curling team I’d buy a season ticket.
Old Dan and Little Ann
One of my favorite things about hockey is the hatred I have for so many teams. Especially the old 80’s Patrick Division. I liked watching the Islanders on tv as kid back then.
Since it’s an open thread just had to add, the level of wingnut crazy seems to be reaching a boil…
On my way home from work (Phoenix area), I stopped at a Circle K for gas, and someone had written in Sharpie on the gas pump “Remember Bengazi (sic)! Fuck Obama!”
Jan Brewer is incorrigible.
@Baud: My money’s on drunk.
Oh please. . .
What’d she do?
I came out of starbucks this morning and found Juno was no longer tied to the pole – Chuckie had chewed through Juno’s leash in the short time I had been inside. Juno looked a little bewildered.
@mark: He used “URI” since “NIDWALDEN” would look too ridiculous?
–end geography geek–
I’ve long thought there’s something hilarious about ridiculing others as “syphilitic” or “syphilitics.”
Leigh Montville, who wrote the definitive biography of Ted Williams, reported that Teddy Ballgame’s go-to insult was “fucking syphilitic.”
@Mr Stagger Lee: Dude. Of course the Sharks realize they’re in the playoffs. Hence all the losing at critical junctures.
They save their winning for when it doesn’t count.
And as an Indiana Pacers fan, believe me, I’m not mocking (much). I feel Sharks-Fan’s pain all too well.
Just Some Fuckhead
I told you why I hated hockey now, asshole.
Hockey and Lacrosse mentioned in the same post. That must be some kind of record!
Never mind that NHL finals are eclipsed in ratings by the Westminster Dog Show. Or that even knowing how to spell Lacrosse makes you an elitist.
That’s some crazy stuff.
The Blackhawks are just what we in Chicago need to soothe our souls over what happened to the Bulls.
Goal just scored by Kane against Red Wings says all you need to see to appreciate a good hockey team…Go Hawks !!!!!
@Calming Influence: what about 5 hole?