Thursday, July 14, 2005

Happy dance! Hockey returns

Glad to see the NHL owners and players finally signed a labor agreement. We've always been hockey fans here. Always disliked Bill Wirtz, too - we thought he, more than any other governor, did more to keep hockey off of free TV, limiting its appeal to about 18,000 fans who used to show up at the old barn. But they are among the most knowledgeable fans in the world along with Detroit fans, whom we hate slightly more than Wirtz. If Wirtz and a Detroit fan were both crossing the street, we'd hold back until we could get them both at the next corner. Yes, hockey is back this fall - now if only we could get a professional team in Chicago (please don't tell us about the Wolves. Chicago teams play in Chicago, not Rosemont. We still think the NFL Giants ought to be the Jersey Giants)


Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Mr. Moderator,
I am surprised you as a card-carrying, conservative would support a game played primarily, heck, exclusively by foreigners.

Next thing you'll tell me is you see sub-titled foreign films. Swedish movies don't count.

7/15/2005 04:33:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

What other sport allows you to see guys who go out there and beat the heck out of eahc other literally, and not get suspended? Five minutes in the penalty box.....oh, well. My favorite movie to this day is still "Slapshot."

7/15/2005 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous old old guy said...

Hockey is about the only sport where they give you a stick and tell you to go out there and beat the hell outta the other guy. It's almost as good as this job used to be.

7/15/2005 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Leftisthebest:

I would rather watch a game played by Americans, Canadiens and Europeans than felons, like the NBA,and NFL. The game takes skill, the fans are the most knowledgable and economically independent of all sports fans, you probably hate soccer too. Lowest arrest ratio of any professional atheletes in the US. When a hockey guy gets pinched it for a dui, not like those other mutts, UUWs, Rape & murder.

Mr. Moderator we would have to let the Detroit fan cross, Dollar Bill would be laid out on the street waiting for Major accidents. I have a recurring dream Writz has a fatal injury, a penny gets stuck in one of his heart arteries.

Your also wrong on the Wolves. I remember when Hawk tickets were 8 bucks for the upper level, at the Horizon you get the mid level for 12 bucks. Were else can you watch future stars in the NHL, for four hunders bucks a season and park for free. Its affordable for a family guy, the owner is not an ass hole, and the players are fan friendly. I have autographs of 11 former Wolves players now in the NHL. Try that with the Black Hawks,
fifty bucks a person to enter a banquet and only four players appear. The Wolves are the way to go for the family guys in the tradition of the seventies and eighty Black Hawk teams.

7/15/2005 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Once again I must prove an officer incorrect in his beliefs. I love the sport of football, world football, I mean. It is called football, not soccer, in the rest of the world. Why do Americans have to do everything backwardss?

In the World Cup, held every four years for the uneducated, virtually every single nation in the world enters. There are something like 192 countries in the world and all but 10 entered.

7/15/2005 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy NHL hockey (hell, I remember when games used to be on Channel 9 regularly, and I'd watch wtih my dad), but have to agree with anonymous re: family fun and cost at the Wolves. Doesn't matter that it's in Rosemont; who gives a s***? The family and I have had fun times at those games. (We also like minor league baseball games out in the 'burbs. Bought food and drinks for 6 people for under $40, the kids had a great time, seating was right up next to the field, the players play hard [unlike major league mother scratchers] and it was a riot watching the goofy contests they have in between innings.)

As for LITB's comment, I don't watch football very much in non-World Cup years, but I follow the scores from time to time and watch (and enjoy!) it a lot when World Cup time comes around. *That* is a truthfully named contest.

7/15/2005 11:15:00 PM  

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