Monday, June 4, 2007






That's how many dudes she has slept with in the past 7 minutes.


3 - 2

Alanis Morissette came out and rocked NBC.
This game took the Heroes timeslot and ran with it.

Solid

IRONY:

The game puck was brought to us "on time" at 8:19PM by Luggage Express.




"Luggage Express. Your shit's gonna be 20 minutes late."

.................................

The Sens came out flying early.
They get rewarded with a penalty when Chris Neil takes a better dive than Greg Louganis.


Greg Louganis had AIDS.

The rest of the first period saw what we've come to expect in the series.

"Chris Pronger" was uttered 23 times.

Sens fans were just waiting to explode.

The period was winding down when Ryan Getzlaf breathes on Ray Emery.
Ray Emery follows Chris Neil's dive with a reverse three-and-a-half somersault tuck.


Greg Louganis called it the gayest dive ever.
Penalty on Getzlaf.

Just when it looked like the period was going to end 0-0,
Danny Alfredsson comes up huge on the ensuing powerplay.
0.3 seconds left.

Goal.
1-0.

The first intermission brought the talking heads of Brett Hull and Ray Ferraro to the table.
What an awkward roundtable.
Bill Clement, the consummate professional, just blindly agrees with Hull and Ferraro to avoid a catastrophe.
Ray Ferraro is in good terms with NHL fans, due to his days on NHL2Night.

But Brett Hull is a faggot.

.......................................

Big second period on the way.
It was time for Old MacDonald to dominate life.


EE I
1-1.

Before anyone could fart, he struck again.


EE I O.
2-1.

After that goal, you could hear a pin drop.
The only thing you heard was actually Brett Hull talking about he invented Jesus.

After some jobbing around, Dany Heatley makes his first appearance in the Finals.
Talk about knowing where to be on the ice. 2 -2.

The period winds down to 4.0 seconds as Daniel Alfredsson carries it through the neutral zone.
He lift his stick, looks at the clock, stops, actually repositions himself, and aims a slapshot directly at Scott Neidermayer.
Mayhem ensues.
Eddie O was flipping out.
Classless move by Alfredsson.


Stanley Cup rings:

Neidermayer - 3
Alfredsson - 0

A big controversial play...just in time for Don Cherry to talk about it during the second intermission.


Solid.

There's only room for one ego at the roundtable.
Brett Hull would've been wise to tone it down. He didn't.

Cherry calls Alfredsson stupid.
Beautiful.
Cherry says fighting should be more prevalent in hockey, jobbing the NHL and the United States in the process.
Beautiful.
The 23 people tuning into the game love it.
Brett Hull reminds us that he scored 86 goals one year.

Then the topic of Alfredsson's kick in Game Three comes up.
Cherry goes out on a limb to job Hull with regards to his goal in 1999.
Brett Hull looked like he just swallowed a gallon of diarrhea.

If you thought Cherry was done when they went to commercial, think again.
He comes back and calls Arnold Schwarzenegger a tree-hugger.
What television.

NBC = Stunned.

But after that interview, NBC gave us a commercial that saw someone get the f-bomb bleeped out and a 30-second commercial about erections.
So it is what it is.

Subliminal advertising at its best:


Yes, that's a stylized vagina.

If you don't think that's a vagina, it's because you've never seen one.

....................................

Before the third period, Ottawa officials sent out an Amber Alert.



Alfredsson lines up for the opening faceoff of the third period, scared shitless.
Anaheim comes out with their heads on straight.

It takes only matter of minutes before the Finnish Flash(TM) and Dustin Penner team up to give the Ducks the 3-2 lead.


The pass Selanne made on this play is what hockey is about.

Time starts steadily ticking away on the proverbial Ottawa season.
Mike Emrick says "knifed" for the 51st time in the broadcast.

5:44 left. Crunch Time.

Job. Job. Job.
Ottawa fans, really, how does it feel?

1:32. Emery pulled.
The Sens put O.J. Simpson on as the extra attacker.


In the last two minutes of a Finals game, you can get away with murder.

The Ducks shut everything down.


Game.
Lord Stanley will be in attendance Wednesday night.
..........................

Mailcallblog



The East Brady bridge came crashing down into the Allegheny River on Monday.


The cause: Gary Roberts gave a local woman an orgasm.


The lady on the left is a recovering burn victim in the Pittsburgh area.
The nose makes it or breaks it.

We're don't phone in our look-a-likes, folks.

=====

...The Arena Committee makes the Hill residents think they actually matter...

A lot of complaints are incoming because people say the Hill District has never recovered from when the Mellon Arena was built.
Look -- anything that happened in the 1960's doesn't even matter anymore.
Pittsburgh was a joke in the 1960's.


Sophie wasn't the mayor. That is why it was a joke.

Jerome Bettis is opening his restaurant tomorrow:

Hopefully the waiters are a little bit more surehanded in big-time situations.

................................
Musicblog

As Musicblog has grown over the last couple weeks, we can't possibly keep up.
So we have decided to hire a summer intern to handle the task.
Say hello to Tiffany of commentorblog fame.
She will be running musicblog all summer.
So without further ado:

We'll let the King of Pop kick off TheMusicblog in style.

Classic





Everyone needs a little spice.
(Thanks Spencemo)







And everyone needs to have a little fun.
(Spencemo)




Just one of the many solid songs by OLP.
(Thanks WilSmith)





This one goes out to Pensblog Adam because it’s all you need to know about the ‘90s.
(Thanks Jason & others)






Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
(Jason)






Gin Blossoms - Found About You = $$$
(Thanks Jay)




Live – I Alone
(Jay)


Tuesday will be Tuesdays with:

Queen

What a band
...................

A Winter in the Sun
Game #18
Pens vs Isles
Tomorrow
............................

Day Number:

Thanks to Mike Costa and the better Godfrey.
Why did the Pirates trade him?

58 comments:

Stanley P. Kachowski said...

What a game. Should I be ashamed that, in spite of all the great hockey, my favorite part was Cherry telling Hull he had no room to talk about disallowed goals, Mr. Foot-in-the-crease?

Backing up the 90's video truck and dumping my load:

*disclaimer... these aren't necessarily my favorite songs, but definitely some of my favorite vids*

Started it all

Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun (kind of Fear and Loathing-ish)

STP Plush. Scott Weiland = underrated front man

More Nirvana weirdness/goodness

Live - Lightning Crashes. Throwing Copper one of the best overall albums of the 90's

No Doubt - Spiderwebs. Yes, this song was overplayed, but how hot is Gwen?

Gavin says 'Hot enough to marry'

I think Silverchair were like 9 year old Australians or something. Fact: Without Silverchair, there'd be no Russell Crowe.

Beck: Ahead of his time. Musically, and at dressing like it's 20 years earlier than it really is.

Weezer getting their Happy Days thing on

Classic RHCP. John Frusciante is a guitar god. Even if he was addicted to heroin at the time of this vid.

Veruca Salt's Volcano Girls. Chicks with guitars are hot. And apparently Bungee cords were just getting big.

Fiona Apple's Criminal. There is no better dirty-sexy video.

Alex said...

Wow, that is EXACTLY what I thought when I saw that pic of that woman in the Post-Gazette earlier today. Good call, Pensblog.

Anonymous said...

would somebody please job gary dickson on kdka1020 after midnight? hes a jobber.

Jonny V said...

Stanley, I gotta hand it to u...great taste in music. Weiland and the Deleo boys need to mend fences and get back in the studio again.

That game was crazy, and the Alf thing was just the cherry on top of the proverbial sundae. Giving Cherry the fuel for one of his patented rants, and him ripping Brett Hull a new one over the gayest cup winning goal in Stanley Cup history. That's good TV NBC, I hope they realize that.

Tiffany said...

Since Tuesday is Muscblog day, the band of the day will be Queen. So post to your hearts' content.

Vidoes submitted by anyone other than Queen WILL be taken into consideration for future Musicblog posts. Don't worry. (~_~)

AdamG said...

During the 2nd intermission I'm pretty sure Brett Hull wanted to make out w/ Cherry. Hull just agreed with everything Cherry said and then offered the most awkward trying to be cool handshake/pound in the history of television. what a fag.

Going into the finals I was just hoping for a good series. In fact I was even pulling for Ottawa a bit. But after the kick-in being allowed in gm3 followed by the diving by neil and emery and alfie's fagitronics tonight, I would like to see Anaheim dominate the Sens in gm5 the way the Pens did in Minnesota in the '01 finale.

Anyway, its 4am and I'm not longer making any sense. later.

lis said...

Here is my contribution to musicblog:

Midnight Oil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10BbpGKLXqk

and

Wild Wild West (not big Willy style)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQt89ATKYC4

FritoWill said...

whats wrong with Big Willie Style???

Michael said...

Alfredsson SHOULD be suspended for game 5 for that stunt.

However, Ottawa is down 3-1, and he wears the C, so there will be no punishment.

Anonymous said...

Alfreddson's "C" stands for CUNT.

Hopefully Pronger elbows his fucking head off in Game 5.

loralei said...

I think I loved everything about that game last night. Just a great, great game. The anthems, both of them, were solid. O'Canada when she held up the mike for the people to sing gave me chills. Thats how you show national pride people, there is no booing of other peoples anthems. Jackasses.

Brett Hull needs to go away. The man never matches. Seriously cant his wife at least tell him "Brett, you look like a clown, fool" and put out some clothes for him like he's a fourth grade color blind kid. Don Cherry may have flare, but the man matches. And, he says ridiculous things. Just the other night he said that was definitely an illegal hit by Pronger, last night suddenly it was hunky dory for asshole Chris Pronger to put his elbow in Dean McCammond's throat. Make up you mind. You can not just say any ridiculous thing that comes to your head. You are not Charles Barkley.

Grapes was exceptionally toned down though considering. I was just waiting for the anti-Euro speak to start after that Alfredsson thing, but he pretty much left it alone. He really censored himself, but even so, what are the chances of NBC having him back after he jobbed them, the NHL and clown fool sitting next to him. Don Cherry 1, NBC 0.

Finally how awesome was that crowd? That chant at the end of the game for the Sens was loud as hell. That too gave me chills. I love playoff hockey.

Anonymous said...

Music blog blows.

dying alive said...

Seriously, no Sens fan had better EVER complain again about how Sid whines and dives after last night's game. The diving was ridiculous, as was Alfie's bitch fit a the end of the second period.

Pat said...

I can't believe there was no penalty on Alfredsson. If not for blatantly slapping a shot at another player, how about for clocking Moen in the face right in front of a ref during the ensuing scrum? Ottawa is a joke.

I may be the minority, but I don't find Brett Hull as offensive as Ray Ferraro. Every time Ferraro opens his mouth, all I hear is "I'm a tool. I'm a tool. I'm a tool...".

avianburner said...

bwahahaha If I didn't spit out all my coffee at stylized vagina, I would have at amber alert. Solid stuff pensblog.

Barrasso35 said...

Ray Emery, what a douche. I couldn't believe that dive but the Ducks came up big in that game.

It was the most exciting non-Pens game I think I've watched in years.

Jean-Sebastian Giguere was a maniac.

ESPN is a joke. Did anyone catch sports center this morning? Ducks/Sens highlights were the ninth story behind a baseball game, some crap about a baseball manager getting suspended for acting like a doucheclot a basketball coach who couldn't decide if he wanted to stay at Florida or go to the Orlando Magic and some more baseball.

I'm sorry... I know that hockey isn't as popular as baseball or basketball but god dammit, this is the Stanley Cup finals. There were no NBA games last night and it's still essentially the beginning of baseball season so they should be leading with Ducks/Sens, not fitting it in right before the first commercial break.

It sucks that I don't have Versus but fuck ESPN. I hope the NHL never signs rights with them again.

Brett Hull needs to die. Daniel Alfredsson needs to be suspended for game 5. I need more coffee.

Tiff nice job taking over Musicblog.

Andrew said...

great to see grapes on NBC. loved his more fighting bit. hopefully the NHL listens.

also, in no way should pronger be suspended. hes 6'6" and the guy he was hitting is 5'10". i'm 6'5" and i'd get elbows up on accident a lot on people since i'm 6-7 inches taller.

also, i live like 7 miles from EB. that bridge was such a piece of shit.... so glad to see it go. it was rusted all to hell, was about 1.25 lanes, and felt like it way going to fall whenever you drove over it.

-andrew13

Spencemo said...

Yeah, when I saw the Levitra thing, I almost hosed my monitor down with coffee.

Props, Tiff for musicblog. I need to get some Queen vids, but the firewall here at work eats YouTube, so no dice...

Anonymous said...

Queen:
Somebody to Love
http://youtube.com/watch?v=cxbFLYa0_bw

Bohemian Rhapsody
http://youtube.com/watch?v=irp8CNj9qBI

Another One Bites the Dust
http://youtube.com/watch?v=hMenB9Ywh2Q

Stanley P. Kachowski said...

Andrew - which direction from EB? Towards Clarion, or towards Karns City/Butler?

pete said...

"Don't stop me now"
http://youtube.com/watch?v=58CJih1iYC0

and of course, the Shaun of the Dead version
http://youtube.com/watch?v=u4MXHPfMYXg

The ~D said...

If you've never heard Dragon Attack then you've never lived:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU6FWuOO-rA

Rico Fatastic said...

my non-Queen musicblog contributions.

The first was heard on the way to work this morning, behold: Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gJmX1z1NY2c

Then, some pure High Octane 90s Awesomeness:
Guns 'n Roses "You Could be Mine"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VlzptZ9wieQ

and finally, because I caught their concert this weekend and it was beyond fantastic, a little 80s cheese from Huey Lewis & the News, "Doin' It All for My Baby"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=q2wj91vHeZQ

Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Musicblog is retarded. Find something better to fill your shitty page with, fags.

The ~D said...

Anonymous,

Did you know in Canada they call hockey football? It's true. They also dig on Musicblog quite a bit I'm told.

Steve In Denver said...

First, Congrats to Tiff on being the music blog editor. PensTube rocks.

Alfie should have been eaten and thrown back up after that crap. I hope Brad May gets him next game. No match penalty, intent to injure, & game misconduct??? Then nothing for the punch to Moen's face?? Wow. Loved the Niedermeyer cup rings comparison.

I had an uninterrupted feed of the second intermission on my pirated vs network. Here's what you missed during the vagina commercial - Ferrarro giving Cherry a wrap around while Hull caught the discharge in his gaping piehole. 86 goals has nothing on the 1168 loads he's swallowed. Clement looked on, stunned, holding Cherry's derby.

Love the Old Macdonald cartoons.

Who gets Conne Smythe if the Ducks win tomorrow?? Pronger?? He's been suspended twice in the playoffs. Giguere??

I was pulling for the Sens until the diving and b.s. that happened last night.
Ottawa = Toast.

I got Queen's "The Game" for Christmas when I was a kid when it came out. One of my first albums. Yes, albums. Not CD's. Not Cassettes. I'm old. What an insanely good band.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFWbF0Kp-_4

snoopyjode said...

dying alive said...
Seriously, no Sens fan had better EVER complain again about how Sid whines and dives after last night's game. The diving was ridiculous, as was Alfie's bitch fit a the end of the second period.


couldn't have said it better myself, dying alive. it was so dead on, i had to post it again. :)

watching cherry hand hull his "grapes" was awesome. brett hull is a scrote, but brett hull + don cherry = gold.

about the game: ray emery dove harder than enron stock circa 2001. alfie deserves a game 5 suspension for that grade school caliber tantrum, but so does chris neil for the game 3 hit on mcdonald. it's outrageous that pronger was suspended for his hit on the much smaller mcammond but neil was not seemingly because mcdonald was able to get up and resume play because he (thankfully) was not injured.

i'm not a die hard fan of either team in the finals - i'm a loyal pens fan and always have been - but let's call a spade a spade here: the sens are getting away with murder. for that reason, and that reason alone... GO DUCKS!!!

Anonymous said...

the ultimate tag team steel cage match: don cherry and pensblog vs. NBC and fedko

special guest referee: gary roberts

sponsored by levitra

Viagra = Stunned

lis said...

"but let's call a spade a spade here: the sens are getting away with murder. for that reason, and that reason alone... GO DUCKS!!!"

Is it bad that IMMEDIATELY after I read this comment Dany Heatly came to mind????????????????

Rico Fatastic said...

one more thing-- tomorrow = Day Tim Wakefield.

Korn said...

Why the hell does he say knifed?? That always bothers me...

And Ron Porter is a joke, I'm sure he'll extort a bunch of money from the Pens for the hill district.

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/07155/791453-61.stm

Barrasso35 said...

The Selanne to Penner goal is the NHL Frozen Moment today, in case anyone wants to relive it (I know I do, it was a beautiful goal.)

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=FrozenMoment


Now, I have a question:

If you could get only one jersey (and bear in mind I already own 10 Penguins jerseys) would you get an old school Sabres Barrasso jersey or an old school Flames Roberts jersey?

The Roberts jersey does have the 1989 Stanley Cup patch on it but Barrasso is my favorite player.

Another thing to consider is that I have the Pens' current home jersey, which I plan on putting Roberts' name and number on.

Opinions?

Loser Chris said...

snoopyjode,

There was a quote on ESPN.com yesterday from Colin Cambell saying that he specifically didn't suspend Neil because MacDonald was not hurt.

As for Alfredsson, I hope that he isn't suspended (not that I think there's actually a chance he will be) and then I hope Ottawa wins by 5+ tomorrow night so someone on Anaheim can go after him, and then the Duck can win the Cup in Ottawa on Saturday night just to stick it to all the Sens fans.

Loser Chris said...

Here is the article I mentioned. Read the sidebar about Neil.

snoopyjode said...

loser chris,

screw the suspension - your idea is much better! that's just good stuff.

also, thanks for the article. [sarcasm] i'm glad campbell subscribes to the "an ounce of prevention..." theory. [/sarcasm]

-----------------------

lis,

don't feel bad. my husband and i went to game 3 pens vs. sens and some guy had a sign he was carrying around the corridor of mellon arena that said:

FOR SALE: 2002 Black Ferrari
Seats One Comfortably
Slightly Damaged
Call Dany Heatley for details


sign guy = gold

wilsmith said...

you passed on the butthole surfers?! I'm disgusted!

AJ said...

Freddie Mercury's performance on this song is so solid, it almost makes you believe he appreciated a stylized vagina:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D99n9f3vU4


Queen trivia - Brian May designed and made his guitar. When you can't find anything you like at Guitar Center and have to go home and make something in your dad's woodshop... that's money.

Jason said...

aj, brian may is definately a bad ass because he built his own guitar. But I think the fact that he was in the middle of a PhD in astrophysics when Queen took off makes him one of the top five bad asses of all time.

i want it all (written by brian may)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptCtz_0sBbk

Jason said...

by the way, thanks to advertising, now everytime i hear 'i want it all', i get a craving for dr. pepper.

Teej said...

Never have been a big fan of Don Cherry... but in my opinion, the score reads:

Cherry 5, Hull 0

Loved Brett Hull as a player, absolutely cannot stand hearing him speak. Chicken Parm isn't much better. Alfredsson's goal the other night was fair and square in my opinion (and so was Sid's in Game 1 such a long time ago, albeit that was NOT fair), I'm close to muting the intermission reports, but Bill Clement is a standout professional, always has been.

Spencemo said...

Freddie Mercury did enjoy stylized as well as real vagina. Freddie loved E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y. That's what got him the HIV. In fact, in one documentary I saw, it was said his 'soulmate' was, in fact, a chick. The chick he left his estate to in the will. Now, perhaps one of the most powerful Queen tunes ever...

The Show Must Go On...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ADh8Fs3YdU

wilsmith said...

This video would be the most epic video ever if you could figure out a way to eliminate that clown from def leppard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI_m3WNlotw

and heres one with maximum overbite himself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOYyDg_RJVs

I'm not sure why they'd put those two songs together, but it's still great.

Ryan said...

Me = stunned at this post and the comments from it.

1. Barrasso35 talkin about how ESPN drops hockey highlights way down in the show.

First off, you should be used to it by now. But more importantly, you need to realize that it's ESPN's way of saying FUCK YOU to the NHL. The NHL passed up on a few less dollars from espn to go with a gay network that no one gets, so why should they give them any love? When the NHL goes crawling back to ESPN after next year, your hockey lights will headline the show. ESPN markets what they actually get to air. Why would they do any different?

And...

2. You're all giving love to Don Cherry? WTF???????

Ok, the comment about Hull kicking the goal in was pure gold, but other than that, did you not hear how he totally jobbed our entire country? Saying that the NHL cleaned up the fighting because America wanted it that way is not only disrespectful, it's illogical, stoopid, and sophomoric.

Do I need to find videos on youtube of Cherry jobbing Sidney?

Don Cherry is a joke and NBC is retarded to put him on the air. His antics work in Canada. Not America. There's a reason for it.

And...

3. Musicblog is money.

BUT

It's getting out of hand. Back in the day, like 3 weeks ago, musicblog ruled because only absolute classic videos were posted. Now it's like any video some jobber stumbles across makes its way on.

Here's to hoping Tiffany uses some sound judgement, and comes through in the clutch just like she did on the Fone Zone.

Staff said...

Ryan,

Solid feedback.
Tiff will set the tone, and we trust her with.
We might need to make a rule about musicblog

All I can say to everyone who is against musicblog
1. skip it
2. don't enter thepensblog.com into your url
3. go to hell


peaceeeeeeee
-dr

wilsmith said...

Agreed: You have to have find the classics, a "that song", not find every video by a certain band and post them all, hoping to hit the jackpot with one.

Anonymous said...

look at what WIKI says about the hill district and the civic arena...

HISTORY
Prior to 1930, the Hill District was inhabited by a diverse mix of residents, among them strong Irish and Jewish populations. During the Great Migration, which began in World War I and reached its peak during the Great Depression, Blacks came to the North to escape poverty and repression in the South. However, conditions in the area not being much better, they settled in the Hill District and started up many area businesses. The Hill became a cultural hotspot in the 1930s, and until the 1950s was one of the most prosperous and influential black neighborhoods in the United States. The area housed jazz legends such as Stanley Turrentine and Art Blakey and writers such as August Wilson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who set many of his plays in the area. The Pittsburgh Courier, an influential black newspaper, was printed in the Hill. Its chief photographer, Charles "Teenie" Harris, documented life in the Hill for more than forty years, creating an unusually comprehensive photographic collection now housed at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The Pittsburgh Crawfords baseball team also played here. The team, which played in the Negro National League, featured players such as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Jimmie Crutchfield and Cool Papa Bell.

One of the reasons for the decline of the Hill came with an urban renewal project which tore down homes and businesses to make room for the Civic Arena and public housing projects in the mid-1950s. Over 8,000 residents were displaced by the project. After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, race riots made the area even more volatile, and the crack epidemic of the 1980s further devastated what was left of the neighborhood. By 1990, the area population had declined to 15,000 from over 50,000 in 1950. Most of the residents lived in public housing in 1990. Recently, a great deal of government money has been funneled into the area in an effort to rebuild the community to its earlier heights, but crime in the area is still high. With the destruction of some of the public housing projects and construction of market-rate housing, though, the Hill is showing signs of improvement.

A.L.

snoopyjode said...

ryan,

unless i missed something, no one here is "giving love to don cherry." he's getting props because brett hull is an annoying loudmouth, and it was nice to finally see him meet his match. HOWEVER, just because i thoroughly enjoyed seeing hull get jobbed certainly does not mean i liked the guy doing the jobbing. grapes is just as abrasive and irritating as hull - perhaps to a higher degree. his attire pretty much announced "i am a probably a jackass," and his rant about how hockey needs more violence simply confirmed what the suit was saying.

as for "jobbing our entire country": they were the comments of one old man whose gimmick is long past its prime. to me it seemed as if his appearance on nbc was intended to be more of a circus style sideshow than anything else - not to be taken seriously. hey, at least the fans did not boo our national anthem - even in ottawa. it's really more of a shame that that a small yet embarrassingly noticeable percentage of people in attendance at game 3 in pittsburgh cannot say the same thing about the canadian national anthem...

regarding musicblog, you and i are in accord. GOOD STUFF ONLY!! :)

snoopyjode said...

ryan,

unless i missed something, no one here is "giving love to don cherry." he's getting props because brett hull is an annoying loudmouth, and it was nice to finally see him meet his match. HOWEVER, just because i thoroughly enjoyed seeing hull get jobbed certainly does not mean i liked the guy doing the jobbing. grapes is just as abrasive and irritating as hull - perhaps to a higher degree. his attire pretty much announced "i am a probably a jackass," and his rant about how hockey needs more violence simply confirmed what the suit was saying.

as for "jobbing our entire country": they were the comments of one old man whose gimmick is long past its prime. to me it seemed as if his appearance on nbc was intended to be more of a circus style sideshow than anything else - not to be taken seriously. hey, at least the fans did not boo our national anthem - even in ottawa. it's really more of a shame that that a small yet embarrassingly noticeable percentage of people in attendance at game 3 in pittsburgh cannot say the same thing about the canadian national anthem...

regarding musicblog, you and i are in accord. GOOD STUFF ONLY!! :)

snoopyjode said...

aaack! sorry for the double post. i foolishly double clicked the button.

theNick said...

I don't know about everyone else but i got sick of only posting older videos. So now i am just trying to find newer videos or songs that i think are really good that maybe some people have not heard

The White Stripes-Icky Thump
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OjTspCqvk8

also please look at the last post for my queen contribution

Stanley P. Kachowski said...

Icky Thump rocks.

Jack White is a guitar virtuoso.

Meg's not the greatest drummer, but she has big cans, so that sort of makes up for (and possibly explains) it.

Can't wait for the rest of the album.

theNick said...

Stanley p. Kachowski your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

Anonymous said...

Hey Bucci,

I'm sure you get these e-mails all the time, but what do you think the chances are that the Pens will deal for Nikolai Zherdev? I know that he's considered a "cancer" on the Blue Jackets right now, but I think that he'd work really well alongside Evgeni Malkin. If I were GM Ray Shero, I'd give up Michel Ouellet and a pick/prospect or Ryan Malone and a pick/prospect for this guy. The Pens need a scoring winger bad and Zherdev has stated that he wants out. What do you think?

Cory Mills

That is interesting, Cory. Zherdev obviously has good size, beautiful hands and the necessary talent. But he has shown no competitive fire that you want from your players. That being said, it is hard to judge a player who is in a losing environment. Coming to Pittsburgh, where he will be about the fifth-most talented player and where the team has an older Russian in Sergei Gonchar, could put him in a good place. Also, having a 20-year-old in Sidney Crosby (his birthday is Aug. 7) screaming at him could resonate more than a crusty old veteran. I would not trade Ouellet for Zherdev. I probably would trade Malone.

Nick said...

2. You're all giving love to Don Cherry? WTF???????

Ok, the comment about Hull kicking the goal in was pure gold, but other than that, did you not hear how he totally jobbed our entire country? Saying that the NHL cleaned up the fighting because America wanted it that way is not only disrespectful, it's illogical, stoopid, and sophomoric.

Do I need to find videos on youtube of Cherry jobbing Sidney?

Don Cherry is a joke and NBC is retarded to put him on the air. His antics work in Canada. Not America. There's a reason for it.

Stanley P. Kachowski said...

Roger that, thenick, look for next month's newsletter, where we cover:

Sharing is overrated too. And helping others. And what's all this crap I've been hearing about tolerance.

HJ Simpson 4 Life.

Nick said...

Ryan,

2. You're all giving love to Don Cherry? WTF???????

Ok, the comment about Hull kicking the goal in was pure gold, but other than that, did you not hear how he totally jobbed our entire country? Saying that the NHL cleaned up the fighting because America wanted it that way is not only disrespectful, it's illogical, stoopid, and sophomoric.

Do I need to find videos on youtube of Cherry jobbing Sidney?

Don Cherry is a joke and NBC is retarded to put him on the air. His antics work in Canada. Not America. There's a reason for it.

Regardless of what Cherry has said in the past about Sid, he's absolutely right this time. Don Cherry wasn't jobbing the USA, he was jobbing the NHL. He said that the reason the NHL put in rules like the instigator rule was to please American fans. He's absolutely right. There is a conception that non-hockey fans are just that way because they don't like fighting and violence in the game. What Cherry said was that this conception was false and cited examples such as the NFL and Ultimate Fighting to back up his claim.

The NHL DOES attempt to cater the game to its American fans for a few reasons. One is the vast populatio n and two is that Canadien fans aren't going anywhere. (Pens-Sens game on NBC Saturday afternoon, as an example.) Hockey Night in Canada would have eaten that up but NBC wanted afternoon and they got it.

Stanley P. Kachowski said...

That's the third time today that I've heard/read that 'Zherdev would work really well with Malkin'.

I don't understand why. Because they both have sexy Russian-ny names? Remember 'Sexy Aleksey' Morozov? Seems like the same trend...

I think the Bucci-column's proposed trades are a moot point, because it will take more than a 3rd line player (what MO or Malone are, really) and a pick to land Zherdev. He's got issues, but some team will pay for his pedigree and try to revive him. I don't see King Shero being that guy.

Andrew said...

stan, towards clarion kinda. i live between rimersburg and callensburg. fucking hick central.

and cherry for comish!!! down with buttman!

-andrew13

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