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Congrats, rED!

May 30, 2013

This is our community blog. What good is it if we can’t share in each others’ fun?

And starting in almost exactly 12 hours, the BB boys and I will be doing our best to secure a place in the National Championship Tournament this summer.

  1. May 30, 2013 6:34 am

    Aaaahhh!!!! %^&*^%$!!!!

    My Dead Wings let this series slip away. I must say that although Detroit did look good at times, all series I could see that they were slower, and a step or two behind the Blackhawks.

    The OT goal was a series of blunders by Detroit (AND heads up hockey by Chicago). First Nyquist didn’t clear the zone (he fanned), and all of Detroit’s momentum was heading in that direction. Then while one Blackhawk scooped up the puck (Seabrook), another slammed him into the boards, Seabrook sails in untouched and fires a decent wrist shot that Howard would have stopped, except that Cromwall’s leg/stick deflected it a foot higher and that’s all she wrote…

    The funny thing about hockey is that while the puck is in play, these guys HATE each other, but then watching the series end hand shaking, they are all of a sudden joking, patting each other on the back. Hockey, what a Great sport.

    • Blankman permalink
      May 30, 2013 7:14 am

      …and the agony of defeat. Sorry about the bitter defeat, Jimmy.

      Best of luck, Suns! Box out, clog the paint, & force the other team to make tough shots.

    • rEDChief55 permalink*
      May 30, 2013 12:22 pm

      Yes best of luck at the tournament, Suns!

      Blank I can just picture you joining in on the L.A. celebrity bandwagon, buying a jersey, hanging out with Justin Bieber at the game, saying you’re the biggest Kings fan in the world without the ability to name a single current player…haha I kid, but you know it’s gonna be like that from now on like we talked about

    • Blankman permalink
      May 30, 2013 12:46 pm

      There is no shortage of bandwagon Kings fans all of a sudden. You should see all of these fake ass homers sporting Kings flags on their cars & wearing jerseys. The only player they can name is Gretzy & he’s retired. It’s just ridiculous how these tools were slamming them all season because they weren’t dominating like they did last year. Yet, all of them are converted now that they’re in the playoffs. You won’t get that from me. Ever. It’s pretty much how everyone is a Clippers fan. Bandwagoners, sheesh…

    • rEDChief55 permalink*
      May 30, 2013 2:37 pm

      haha yeah I know you’re one of the noble few who aren’t like that. Btw since it’s a team in your market you should check out a game or two, maybe you’ll catch the hockey bug 🙂

  2. rEDChief55 permalink*
    May 30, 2013 11:51 am

    This was a roller coaster of a series and a game. What you probably didn’t see Suns was the controversial incidental penalty call behind the play while Hjalmarsson (Blackhawk defenseman) scored with under 2 minutes left in the game. In other words, the goal was waved off due to a very questionable penalty far away from the play. It was a break for Detroit but in the end the speed couldn’t be matched like Kenai said. Hopefully casual Detroit fans aren’t blaming Kronwall for the deflection because his block shots and shut down D on the hawks first line allowed Detroit to be this close in the first place

    The live call of the goal is much better than a voiced over highlight:

  3. rEDChief55 permalink*
    May 30, 2013 12:00 pm

    It was a very emotional game for players and fans (stomach churning the whole time) BUT this only marks the halfway point of the playoffs. There’s a long way to go, and I won’t be satisfied until the cup comes back

  4. May 30, 2013 7:45 pm

    Oh, and Suns, thanks for rubbing salt in my wounds……. Shuffle…. Shuffle… Sniffle sniffle….

    • Blankman permalink
      May 31, 2013 12:40 pm

      Aww, Jimmy. 😦 I couldn’t help but laugh at your heartbreak; not because your team lost, but the imagery of you shuffling around in your bedroom slippers, droopy faced, three-day old stubble, and moping around. 😉

  5. June 1, 2013 4:13 am

    Y’all are hilarious!

    @Kenai, I am so sorry. I didn’t even realize who the team that lost was. I only read the headline and then raced to snag a good youtube of the play and get it posted before I had to dash to the gym. Wasn’t even paying attention to who it was they beat. Having said that, I could never cheer for a team whose symbol is a paisley anyway. LMAO!

    @rED and Blank. As regards for bandwagoners: when I lived in North America, I always rooted for my hometown, if they were in the sport: Oilers for hockey – we made the post-victory-game downtown parties popular back before rED and Grymm were born, and before they actually did millions of dollars of damage, and Eskimos for football back in the days of Warren Moon, BABY! Now, I live elsewhere I can choose for whomever I want without ever being a bandwagoner.

    But just as I could never cheer for a hockey team with a paisley, I could never cheer for the Kings, either, or any Eastern team other than the Blackhawks, because I learned to hate them when the Oilers had to face them for the Cup. The Blackhawks get a pass because they were one of the original six, they have the very coolest uniforms in the league, and they were lousy when the Oilers were good. I don’t remember anything but sweet victory when we played against them.

    As for basketball “bandwagoning”, I get to like the Clippers because Kenny likes them, they play the most exciting to watch basketball in the league, and Blake Griffen is an outstanding young fellow.

    Thanks for the info about the controversial penalty. I didn’t have time to research what I only saw alluded to in the news.

    As for my BB team, we have one more day (with two games) left. The boys are taking turns in the oxygen chamber as I write. We should do well tomorrow.

    Talk to you soon! Have fun on Sat and Sun!

    • June 2, 2013 4:45 am

      Buddy, you know I was just messing with you (and dramatic effect for Red, cause I was rubbing it in on a party chat when Detroit was up in the series 3 to 1). At 43, I don’t live or die according to the success of my sports teams. Especially professional sports. These guys make so much cash (and ticket prices reflect it). Although i’ve taken a lot of customers to various games on my company’s dime, i haven’t paid for a ticket to any sport (with the exception of a couple Tigers games) In 20 years. And that was because they were church outings (with the fam).

      Playoffs come and go. Sometimes we win. Most times we lose. Either way, 20 minutes to celebrate or mourn, then life goes on.

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