Wednesday, July 13, 2005

It is Finished

Hockey is back. I promise. The Phone won't stop ringing, and I am 100% sure it is back.

14 comments:

Big Daddy said...

I'm breaking out the jersey if they announce this today.

And, Bob, you can't kill the "Five Minute Major". That would be like SNL canceling "Weekend Update".

It's just as important as "Homer Call" and "Gay/Not Gay", if not moreso...

JY said...

A great hockey prayer from a avalanche fan and friend of mine...

To Nancy: --

"Lord, grant this, my prayer, unto Thee

Return to me my beloved Avalanche, starved from action and suffering from hunger of The Game Let them know the smell and feel of the ice--that which is Thy most glorious creation and their birthplace Let their fans know the smell of game dogs and beer, fermented from the holy water that Thou gave unto us from Heaven above Let their enemies know the penalty box, which is damned by Thy 2 minutes of unrelenting wrath Let their rivals know Thee, fear Thee, and desperately crave Thy mercy, that which by Thine divine grace has been taken from them. Let Thy beloved Avalanche taste the blessed fruit of Victory, while the defeated blankly stare down in shame. Let the Stars, Devils, Red Wings, and NHL commissioners be hand delivered by Thyself, into the deepest darkest expanse of nothingness. Let them burn for all eternity in the fiery pits of Hell after you hand them over to he who is Evil.

This I pray in Your name, Amen."


Enjoy, and feel free to do as I do and replace the avs with the stars in the prayer above.

Vijay said...

I agree - the 5 minute major must stay! It's a show staple and I think the comparison to the Weekend Update is apt. Great for hockey fans. Hey, all we ask for is 5 minutes a day. I love football more than hockey (like you Bob, if you made me pick, I'd take football first and hockey second), but just a few minutes a day would be great. Thanks and I never listen.

JIM said...

Bob,

Any chance that the Stars will play "If I Had A Million Dollars" when the Stars start their warm-ups for the season opener....

Can't wait until the opener...

JG

Anonymous said...

i'd like to say im excited to see the nhl coming back, but i just find myself not really caring, i guess i just became disinterested and found other sports to watch. and i used to be a diehard stars fan.

meredith said...

I've missed hockey more than Don Koharski misses a dougnut.

But seriously, when do we find out if this 20-team playoff thing is legit? Because that is the worst idea imaginable. 20 teams? Why not let every team in? And hey, I'm a season ticket holder - let me play too! What a joke.

Anonymous said...

What a great year it has been. I could watch sportscenter in peace without the beating that is hockey highlights. Now they have to reserve the last 2 minutes of the show for hockey and womens basketball. Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

I'm about to take a dougnut in my pants.

Mike

BettmanIsATool said...

20 team playoff?

Ah, let's make a playoff season that goes on forever go on longer.

Such is the *cough* genius of Bettman.....

Bryan said...

So after all this nonsense now in theory we have a structure in which player slaries are tied to revenue. I doubt ticket prices will drop enough to matter - I hope they do. I grew up in this state on football and have grown to hate it, mostly because of the players. I have grown to love the game of hockey over the last 10 years from the Stars, to beer leagues and pickup games. I beleive the biggest problem with hockey is the way in which it is marketed. No one down here grew up playing hockey, but guess what noone grew up running moonshine or Friday night dirt-track cars and look how many passionate NASCAR fans there are. Its all marketing. All that being said, if BAD radio didn't talk hockey no one in this town would.

Anonymous said...

Where can you find a pick-up game of hockey??

Erin said...

You can find pick-up hockey, also known as "Drop In" at most area StarCenters and Richardson's ITC in the evening or around lunchtime. The schedules are always online weeks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Cant loose the major, probably the reason I started listening to the ticket to begin with. As irritated with the sport as I am I cant wait to watch the draft, free agency, and the puck dropping. Cant wait to get out a jersey jump on the train and watch a game at the hockey being played again FINALLY
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ChozSun said...

Things to do:
Fire Bettman and Goodenow. Take some of the teams out of hockey (hard to say that since some of the teams who should fold have gone to the playoffs or even win a Cup).

BTW, the real reason for the 20 team playoff: they have got to try to find a way to get the Rangers into the postseason. Why else would they be a lock for the number one draft pick.

You know, come to think about it, they might do okay since the NHL now has a hard cap.