Thursday, December 29, 2005

goooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!



i hope everyone had and are continually having a great holiday season...

there's nothing like attending a live NHL hockey game. the crazy cheering, the driving, relentless, heavy metal music, the pretty ladies, the sounding of horns to a rhythmic cheer, having beer sloshed on you, the clanging of pucks off the plexiglass, the blast of heat from the "enmax" flame machine, are just of the few things you can't get from watching hockey night in canada on television.

live NHL hockey is like a drug...

my sis took the entire fam (those in town... i.e.) out to the minnesota wild vs. calgary flames game tonight. that was alot of fun.

that Wild team is one tough bunch of hombres to play against. they were lightning fast. daaaaamnnnn...they've got that 2 line pass figured out. in fact, they generated at least 6 scoring chances off breakaways including a penalty shot. for the first period and a half they just forechecked the flames into the ice. they scored first and, unfortunately, then started executing the trap (a defensive strategy where they pull back everyone including the forechecking forwards and line them up across their blue line). that meant really boring hockey. i was still really impressed with their counterattack. man, they can turn a play on a dime...

well, the evening wasn't lost. the calgary flames did comeback. the TSN turning point according to my sis was the kiprusoff save off that Wild penalty shot. i thought the turning point was the late second period goal scored by shean donovan.

credit goes to the flames. i thought they were dead in the water (or on the ice).

thanx sis for a great evening!!!

cowboys in space?

just started watching a tv series called "firefly" on dvd. it's suppose to be that AND a bag of chips. first impressions: the lead character mumbles really fast (i've got to read the subtitles when he speaks), mandarin chinese (forget about ojibwa) is the cryptic language of the future, cheap special fx, and the camera jerks around alot.

i've just watched the first show. so, i'll give it a chance...

stay tuned...

for the blockbuster NYE bigtubofgoo post of the year.

way too much hype in this post already.

good nite.

3 comments:

soapyDave said...

wow, that sounds a whole lot different than the games i remeber going to (season tix from the Corral until the mid-90s when you couldn't give them away, though I only went from about '87 to '90, and only if mom didn't go). I remember: quiet, people listening to the p-b-p on their radio, people having meetings, but most of all i remember the cheer that rang out when the guy said "1 minute to play in the ___ period".

qtlibrarian said...

I love the hype.
Hype is the new black.

bubba said...

dave, it's all show now. lots of fireworks, spotlights, rock and roll, and best of all, frank sisson's ice scraping babes. they even got rid of the part where they prompt the crowd with the yahoo bit after scoring a goal.

kelsey, funny you say hype is the new black. i look good in black. yikes.