Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Posts of Philadelphia

First things first:


We've gotten a few photoshops of Umberger with a "C" in front.
We won't post them, but if they show up in C-blog, we won't say a word.



It was the temporary capital of the United States in the 1790's.

The government then made Washington D.C. the permanent capital
after noticing the U.S. was 0-6-1 in big wars when they were centered in Philly.

The nation's first daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Packet or The General Advertiser,
began circulation in Philadelphia.

Jonas "The Sentence Maker" Baker wrote the first column,
accusing a cricket player from Pittsburgh of diving.

Everyone in Philadelphia has AIDS

Will Smith was born and raised there.
Not surprisingly, he moved.

Nicholas Cage didn't want to step foot in Philadelphia.
Disney was forced to build an exact replica of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Mario Lemieux's backyard. Twice.

That is real. We love gay people.
And we love the term "Navigaytor."


:: Phil Sheridan wastes 5 minutes of your time with this column about tanking. [ ]
Just like he wastes 24 seconds of his wife's time every night.

Okay, we get it. You're playing the no-respect card.
Leave Eight Belles alone. wooooo


[ Flyers.Femme ]

[ Flyers Goal Scored By... ]
This one should be fun based solely on Malkin being chopped
into the cast of Hangin' With Mr. Cooper.




We had never heard of this for some reason.
But it is a good read.

According to the lore, at the top of City Hall in Philly, a statue of William Penn stands.

Under an agreement, no building was to exceed the top of this.

This was until One Liberty Place was erected
and turned out to be 397 feet higher than City Hall.

Liberty One Place was opened in 1987.
Before that, Philadelphia's sports team had enjoyed tons of success.

A mere two months after Liberty One Place was built, the Flyers lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Edmonton Oilers and have not won a Cup since.

The Phillie's were devastated by Joe Carter's walk-off home run in 1993.
The Eagles have won nothing either.

A big thanks to [Jamie K] for the history lesson and for sending us this YouTube video:

Staying on the semi-subject of curses:

The [ PG ] has a good article about Penguin fan rituals.
Spot-starter-photoshopper Lowell Murray is interviewed.


[Double R]

Sean Avery was actually writing his will in the hospital. [ NY POST ]


That's all business.

From the [ PG ] today...

In response to the Flyers saying the Penguins fear them:

"It can't be expressed, the fear we feel," Penguins left winger Gary Roberts said yesterday, sarcasm lacing every syllable.



We aren't sure when WWGRD will get stale and repetitious.
But it won't be today, and it won't be tomorrow.
It just refuses to die.

This might be our favorite one thus far.
Not sure how to answer the tough questions on your finals?

We can credit [ Tom and sh0ez ] for this one.

That's unreal.

Spotted on Slippery Rock University's campus:

[Thanks to Andrew S]

[ Matt B. ]

[ ]

The story in the magazine was a compilation of the Gary Roberts facts.
Thanks to Tawm for the heads-up.

[ Nathan K. ]

[ Click for print-out size ]


There is a reason we call him the Good Doctor.

[ Mirtle ] let us know that [ ] now lets you sponsor player pages.
In 24 short hours, we will sponsor Gary Robert's page.


[ Matt P. ] with this sick desktop wallpaper.

[ Matt S. ] found this receipt.



[ Empty Netters ] found this.



G-Dubs coming up big as usual over at [ Yahoo City ]

He reminds us that it's the 20-year anniversary of Jim Schoenfeld vs. Don Koharski:


Speaking of Koharski, he is getting inducted to the Nova Scotia Hall of Fame.
So is some other dude named Crosby.

[The Sidney Crosby Show] has some sick pictures:


[Evan and Maulin]



Go Pens


eileenover said...

First for the third time baby.

KJ said...

that sheridan guy needs to watch more hockey playoffs. the flys were supposed to lose to the caps just cause they had AO? huh, news to me. and no one else saw carey price flailing like a dead fish in the boston series as a sign? wow-wee.

anyway, on to more important issues. awesome gary pic. do we know rozival's condition?? besides golfing

and tom & shoez, i think your teacher marked that wrong cause you forgot the question mark. cause if that's not the reason, you're obviously not going to learn anything in that class.

The Seeker said...

I'm left speechless....that was The singular most epic of posts!


Eric K said...

that Roberts quote combined with "R2-Ruutu" changed my life.

BlacknGold66 said...

Eileenover = Money

Rozsival's head looks like it's about to just fly right off his head.

eileenover said...

I wonder which Cryer Gary will beat down this time. I hope it's Scott Hartnell. Dick.

BlacknGold66 said...

This may be too much info...

But that Gary Roberts quote just made me leak out my ass worse than any Oprah opproved weight-loss drug ever could.


Dr. Turkleton said...

GREAT Tune-up Post, tPB staff!

That RJ UmConscious video reminded me of another KO....

Boughner lays out Primeau

This was like 20 seconds into the game, I believe....

still relevant, IMO since Keith Primeau hasn't played in, what, 2 years, but is still on the Flyers payroll....

The Boogie Man strikes again....He was one of my favs wearing the pigeon logo...

Stoosh said...

@ Turk - Huge Boughner fan as well.

Jay H said...

I love that Roberts quote.

Ahhh...Is it Friday yet?

Stoosh said...

Good God.

That Molinari article was life-changing.

I've never been a huge fan of Molinari, mostly because he writes and talks sometimes as if he hates his job.

But that

*Stoosh stands up to begin the slow clap*

KJ said...

seriously, does Philly lead in guys getting leveled with serious concussions in the past say 10 years even if you only count lindros once?

Jason said...

@ seeker:

did you get my Morrison's Family Restaurant email?

The Seeker said...

OK...I lied.

Everyone in Philadelphia has AIDS

OMG that floored me!

The Seeker said...

Yeah Jason...but you know what?

That was one of the ones I said I loved the most. But it wasn't one of the two I mentioned needing:

Late at the Igloo
Shoot The Puck

Thanks for trying though!

Jonny V said...

Like seeker, i can't even come up with the words to describe this post, staff. For me, my appreciation for the daily posts are just understood as great, but tonight? Yinz are unreal...

eileen, u gotta let us in on your secret. Some kind of implanted device. A bat-signal-like apparatus? Pure skills...

Jason said...

@ seeker:

let me work on that. what about "Mario" or "Ice is on fire?"

Dr. Turkleton said...

I ♥ how every series there's been intentional/unintentional bulletin board material:

•Round 1: tanking/ Cryin' Bryan
•Round 2: Crosby diving
•Round 3: playing v. the team the Pens 'tanked' against


Bobby Boughs was here way too short of a time....was at the game sitting over on your side of F when Boughner jammed his wrist on a hit/getting hit against the boards & he never seemed to be quite the same player again.

That Jeff Serowik talk earlier [didn't he suffer from post-concussion syndrome REAL bad that caused him to stop playing?]
sparked a vision of Victor Ignatjev, big russian d-man that played only a handful of games & had a pretty bad shoulder injury if memory serves me right....

eileenover said...

@jonny v

The power of Gary Roberts compels me to refresh the page at exactly the right time.

BlacknGold66 said...

HARUMPH! to that Molinari article.

I don't remember whom it was against... but I just remember Boughner scoring a goal then sliding on the ice like a Penguin. (much like Kaspar did... in fact, probably same year)

Dr. Turkleton said...

in the pic of roberts v. rozsival....does the guy in between them have a bit of a Charlie quality to him or what?


that Molinari piece had a Collier-ish beginning to it that actually made me read it to the end.

speaking of 'hating their job' can the Burgh have employed any more of the most boring guys to LISTEN too talk about sports on tv/radio? [thank GARY their main job is WRITING]


[Hossa: The Undertaker]

Stoosh said...

@ Turk -

I remember Ignatiev to a point, but he might have had a shorter Pens career than Maxim Galanov...actually he did, according to the media guide. Galanov played about 52 games. Ignatiev played only 11 reg. season games and then one playoff game in 1998-99.

Boughner was a favorite of mine along with Slegr (who I liked going back to his start with the Canucks) and Janne Laukkanen. I was so pumped when we got Laukkanen.

I think you're right on Serowik, too. I don't think it was the Worrell hit we were discussing in that Florida game that did it...for some reason, I think he got blasted in the open ice.

Sven Butenschon

Stoosh said...

I can already see the Flyers trolls coming here tomorrow with the attacks about Roberts's age and his -2 in hand.

That, or they'll be jamming Molinari's article, accusing him of being on the NHL's payroll and advancing the cause to take care of Crosby.

Stoosh said...

I'm tired and heading off to bed.

See everyone tomorrow...or later know what I mean.

Jason said...
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eileenover said...

Goodnight c-blog.

Dr. Turkleton said...


I just remember Victor I. was supposed to have this 'booming' shot from the point...then he got crushed on the boards behind his own net & was never heard from again....I was just looking up his info on when I read your post & saw he played back 'home' up until a couple years ago....

Galanov? from the NYR or went on to the NYR???? right?

what a fun name to say...

Hans Jonsson...

would have loved to see what Stephan Bergkvist could have done in the NHL if it weren't for that crazy ear issue he suffered through...

night, all....

Jason said...

@ seeker:

Just bought the old 'DVE morning show CD with "Shoot the puck" on Amazon. mp3 will be on it's way soon.

Mike Costa Says I Don't Remember Hearing The Late To The Igloo Song, How Does It Go?

TheNWChica said...

I love that picture and quote of Lord Gary.

Hopefully tomorrow will be less craptastic because I missed you guys today. :)

And I second Jay's question...Is it Friday yet?

Night all!

sh0ez said...

@ kj:

I don't know the teacher. I just sent it in for him. Ha ha. He said she's from Africa and he can barely understand her. She isn't aware of his existence. Rumor has it that ever since, she has been visited by a mysterious man in the middle of the night.

Also, I love the Gary Roberts for President movement. Amazing. I can't wait for school to start back up just so I can put them all over.

Zarley Zalapski Blues Explosion said...

Ahhh yes, the legendary Schoenfeld/Koharsky altercation.

The highlights of that basically brainwashed me into pronouncing the word "doughnut" with a thick Canadian accent for years!

vezonex said...


Holy crap, I completely missed your post to me a few entries back! I've been having a tough time keeping up with c-blog since it's been running rampant.

I didn't remember much about the game itself, but I remember that play. Some plays in hockey just stand out to me as memorable, and I'll never forget that because of how Wright attacked Worrell.

Another key example of my hockey memory is that of a game against the Blues in the early 90s, when Bob Errey reached out and pinched the nose Sergio Momesso. It was such a hilarious moment, I'll never forget it.

Oh, if we're talking about obscure Pens defensemen from the late 90s, how about Tuomas Gronman?

vezonex said...

@dr. turkleton

Galanov went to Atlanta after us. They picked him up in the expansion draft, played for about a year or so and then pretty much disappeared from the NHL scene.

Oh, he had a cup of coffee with Tampa Bay. I had to look that part up. The first paragraph is based on memory alone.

BannedwagonPen77 said...

I have decided to divide my life into two eras. Before The Pensblog and After...not to get too sappy, but I can't even begin to tell you the kick in the pants this site gave to my fandom. Emodrunkblog?

Ric Flair "woooooo" and I'm out!

sfc72388 said...

Does anyone have a link or anything for a printout of the gary roberts for president sign? thanks!!!

stokes said...

Philthadelphia Flyers: Back with a Vageance

Nicholas said...

The Video of Umberger getting killed with Sabres long-time announcer Ric Jenerette making the call is just epic. He's sooooo excited about it it just makes it that much more hilarious.

Although the one posted here. If you watch at about 5-10s you can actually see Umberger's soul leaving his mouth. Quite breath-taking

somechic said...

I've been waiting since Sunday to hear/see the first Fresh Prince drop. Classic!

Fleury29 said...

Posts like these make it easier to get up in the morning.

Too many times the coffee almost met the monitor.

My mom went to Slippery Rock. She was most pleased to see the Gary4Prez flyers on the campus of her former alma mater.

Sooska said...

OMGary that Hungry Hungry Hossa is perfect! LOVE the Koharski flashbacks.

@ stoosh and seeker- I can get you those mp3s if you haven't gotten them already. I did not have a chance to try to upload but will do so this evening. No later than Friday afternoon. Let me know.

I wonder when the Invasion will begin today. Should we start taking bets on the time & screen name of who will be first? Their gene pool needs some chlorine.

Korn said...

That Eight Belles comment killed me...

dying alive said...

@ sooska - thanks for the Hockey n' Heels info! Sounds like something that would be cool if they did a better job of it, but I guess these days they aren't hurting for new fans so they don't need to go all out.

I saw yesterday that people were talking about getting up during play w/o waiting for a whistle - maybe it's just the section that I sit in, but NOBODY does this. I'm pretty sure there would be a group beating administered. D23 is all business.

I missed the dog conversation yesterday - I have two dogs and they are truly the best friends I could ask for. I love my human friends and everything, but you get so much unconditional love from a dog that it's not even funny.

The blog with the Hangin' with Mr. Cooper photo shop is pretty funny.

"I wonder which Cryer Gary will beat down this time. I hope it's Scott Hartnell. Dick."
Ha. I'm kind of hoping that Hartnell actually does knock himself unconscious this time trying to job Gonchar. What a clown.


Hip said...

@BNG - thanks for the 'ol top of the morning thought!


Did you rectify the ass leakage issue?

FijiH2O said...

I'm on my way out, but I wanted to let everyone know, if they don't already - on the Pens web site, there is a link for the post skate interviews that took place yesterday (5/6). A reporter asks GR about his cult status in Pgh.

threshhold9k said...

So excactly how is Boughner pronouced...?

Sooska said...

@ threshold- BOOGner

Sooska said...

@ dying alive - my dear dog died a few years ago a the ripe old age of 17. He was so damn funny. I really miss having a dog. My one cat actually growls like a dog does when certain people come to the house. It isn't for anyone but the biggest growls were reserved for our neighbor who was a Mennonite and a really nice guy. Cat just didn't like the looks of him - must have thought he was a Phlyers Phan.

Jacob said...

I just put that Roberts/Rozsival picture up as my background. My computer accidently put the picture up as "Tile" instead of "Center."
Needless to say, my eyes started bleeding and I was seconds away from turning to stone.

No joke.

Hip said...

I just watched the post-practice scrum report. Gary Roberts DOES NOT RULE OUT A FUTURE PRESIDENTIAL BID.

Don't worry, I already emailed Drudge and Wolf.

Stoosh said...

@ Zarley -

I STILL pronounce the word "doughnut" with a Canadian accent thanks to Jim Schoenfeld.

sh0ez said...

Did anyone notice the New Arena story? They redesigned it and approved this design. Read about it HERE.

wilsmith said...

that William Penn is kind of a loner.
if you look at it from the right angle it looks like he has a boner.

PO said...

@ sooska

i adopted a dog 2 years ago from the humane society and it was the best decision i ever made... all of their pets leave the shelter with all of their shots and are spayed/neutered ... they even offer free training classes for you and your dog after adoption

since then i have had two family members do the same with zero regret

i just bought a house with a bigger yard and once i move in i will probably go back and get a second dog from there


Stoosh said...

@ Vezonex/Turk -

There was a span of about three season - maybe from the 1997-98season through the 1999-2000 season - where I'm pretty sure we employed six or seven defensemen who all could've been interchanged for each other and we never would've known the difference.

Tuomas Gronman
Maxim Galanov
Jeff Serowik
Greg Andrusak
Viktor Ignatiev
Dan Trebil
Pavel Skrbek
Sven Butenschon

You could line all eight of those guys up in generic practice jerseys and I couldn't tell you which one was which.

In fact, these guys were all so anonymous, I don't think all of these guys really even played for the Pens...maybe just one or two of them. And they just went out for each game wearing a different jersey. Maybe one day, Greg Andrusak played wearing his own jersey; the next night, he went out in Viktor Ignatiev's jersey. The following game, he was Greg Andrusak least as far as the scorekeeper knew.

1998-2000 - The Era of the Obscure 6th/7th Pens Defenseman


Stoosh said...

@ Sooska -

I'll let you know about the mp3 files before the end of the week.

I think the invasion begins before noon, and the first comment will be about Gary Roberts. Specifically, a reference to "your (meaning "our") hero Gary Roberts" will be made.

Christina said...

fyi for anyone going to the game friday....another whiteout is planned

Nathan said...

Steiggy's father passed away.

M. Vanderlasser said...

HARUMPH!, indeed, BNG66...a cabinet position!

randomthoughtblog: while mowing the lawn last night, I was thinking that a couple of the lines from Airplane! (I know I'm dating myself) would make fine goal calls for the great Mike Lange...

(Roberts scores)..."Do you like movies about gladiators?!"

(Hossa scores)..."I guess I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue!"

(Geno scores)..."Have you ever seen a grown man naked?!"

Try it, it works if you say it with Mike Lange's voice.

Right, back to work.

lauren_hbg said...
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lauren_hbg said...

Lots of horrible mistakes in the last post I deleted... grammarblog.

I wanna construct a poster of some sort for the game Friday night... I know I can count on you all with some ideas. I'm leaning more towards something ANTI-Flyers, rather than just PRO-Pens, if you catch my drift.

Dwayne said...

Anti-Flyers, you say?

I'm going to go with our old friend Gravity on this one.

lauren_hbg said...

@ dwayne


Pensgirl said...

Dr. Mirtle giving you the heads-up on sponsoring the GR page was solid. Class act, even if he did pick the Rags. Unfortunately, some ticket resale company bought Bing's page already - I was hoping Snoop could get it.

Sorry I missed out on canineblog. I miss my dear departed dog...I could fill volumes with stories about him. One of the reasons I'd love to move home is that it'd be a lot easier to buy a decent property with a nice-sized yard and a shorter commute so I could hit Animal Friends for a couple of dogs. My roommate has a relatively doglike cat (loves sitting with you, etc.) but it's not the same.

Songblog: Just found this. Don't know if that download link really gets you those tracks - I can't test it at work - but it's worth a look, anyway.

threshhold9k said...

@ Sooska

Thanks. It made ''I'm a huge Boughner fan too.'' not funny at all haha. My AIM SN dates from 9th grade *vomit* I can spell threshold now...took me almost seven years haha. I cringe when I use my AIM name to post in c-blog but oh well. The google accounts I tried to set up just always got f'ed up some how.

Sooska said...

@stoosh- GAWDGARY you and vezonex should really have an obscure Penguin contest.

My favorite Paulsen-Krenn series was N'at Man. (Shut up Robert-Make me N'at Man!)

Dr. Turkleton said...


orange cardboard,black marker:



Losers since '75.

simple & to the point.

Let us know what you decide on so I can look for it at the game....


I saw Dawnie Iris shoppin' dahn Pants n'At.

michelle said...

The flyers fans jobbed Jarkko Ruutu's reference page sponsorship.


The Seeker said...

@ jason

"Mario" or "Ice is on fire?"

I don't have "Ice is on Fire".

If "Mario" is the one that is sung to the tune of "The Day The Music Died", then I DO have that one.

The Seeker said...

@ jason

"Mike Costa Says I Don't Remember Hearing The Late To The Igloo Song, How Does It Go?"

I have no idea...I can't remember it either. Sooska mentioned it and I am just as curious as you are.

Sooska said...

@ dr turk- yinz shure it wan't Rawnie or Lawnie Iris? was Sophie dere?

@ seeker- are you looking for the one that says "Mar-i-o, he's a fluid power skater, Mar-i-o says to the defense see ya later. Mar-i-o- OH the things he can do, I wish that I was Mr. Lemieux?"

Late at the Igloo-to the tune of Paul Simon's Late in the Evening and it's Marty Straka singing. It was late at the Igloo and the Pens were down by two.
Face off went to Kovalev, Darius punched the center in his head, Lexie passed to Ian on the boards...

GAWD I am blanking for some reason. I have the song on itunes at home. It may also have been called Marty Magic.

The Seeker said...

@ sooska

'Late at the Igloo' & 'Shoot the Puck' are two that I don't have. If you could upload those two, I'd be forever grateful!

No one ever seems to remember what "Late at the Igloo" was.

The Seeker said...

@ sooska

I that case, add the Mario one you just mentioned to the list of ones I don't have.

Mine's the French Canadian Guy tune.

Sooska said...

@ seeker- will do- I'll find the best way to do that. I don't have them here at work ( hee yes I am working) but will try tonight and find the best way. Will let you know when it's ready.

"Late at the Igloo" would be perfect for an updated version with Geno since he is doing the same voice and accent only a lot lower. sort of surpised Krenn hasn't done that.

Pensgirl said...

Seeker, "Late at the Igloo" is my favorite DVE/Pens song because Marty was my favorite Penguin at the time (I still love him, the whiny little bitch). "The crowd is loud/I hear them cheer, 'Martin you could end it here!'/I set up at the blueline/Slapshot SCORE!"

Ridin' with the Pack, the album that features "Mario," came out right around the time people were transitioning from tapes to CDs. We have the tape (though I don't know where the 'rents might have put it). I recorded it to a computer years ago so I do have it on CD, but it's totally canned-sounding. Check that link I posted above and see if it's downloadable there - if not, I'll upload my file. Maybe if we can find the tape, I can convince my brother to re-record it to his Mac using the much-better recording methods available today.

Stoosh said...

@ Sooska -

Once you printed the lyrics, I remembered it and that song was hysterical.

Even better was the N'at Man reference, especially the one with "The Piddler".

I miss Paulsen's Spit Chokenpuke sports reports, too. The best one was when he did the report on the Pens-Devils series in an English accent and read it like a medieval tale...the Pens venturing to The Swamps of Jersey to vanquish The Devil. I have to try to track it down because it was absolutely hysterical. One of my friends from college used to play it during his college radio show all the time.

JYo said...

Yikes, I can't keep up with C-blog anymore. Anyway, this whole throwing the game thing is pretty funny. Apparently the Cryers are admitting they could not have possibly beaten the Pens unless they threw the game. It would be awesome if some reporters asked the Cryers that are complaining about that issue.

Reporter: "So, what you are saying is there is no way you could have won that game, which the Pens had zero need to win, unless they completely tanked and let you win? If you can only beat them when they let you, why should they be afraid to play you in the playoffs?"

Cryers player, coach, etc. = stunned

The Molinari article did a good job of showing how stupid that argument is. I particularly liked this line:
"Just as no one offered a coherent assessment of why the prospect of facing a team they had just beaten three times in a row would paralyze them with terror."

The Cryers and their fans should be happy if the Pens did tank it. It allowed them to play a few extra playoff games since the Pens would have eliminated them in the first round rather than the conference finals. Pens in 4. WOOOOOOOOOO!

Sooska said...

@ stoosh - LOVED the Piddler! I loved the Mindy Mathers weather girl too.

I also remember that Pens-Devils report. He was so damn good. If that wasnt on a CD or old tape I dont think we had that one though. We have -all/all but one- of the old Paulsen Krenn compliations. One of the favorites was Gene Collier telling the stories of (1) the reporters version of the NFL draft (2) his blind date and her dog. hilarity ensued.

Pensgirl said...

Stoosh, I'd bet good money we have that Jersey Spitchokenpuke routine on one of the DVE albums...I remember it well because he had Artie giving a rah-rah speech in that one.

Remember how long it took Robert Lang to evolve into a solid player? My family used to yell at the TV all the time. "AWWWW, ROBERT, pass the damn puck there!" At some point somebody followed such an outburst with "Make me N'at Man," and it stuck. Even after he became a much better player we stuck with that, regardless of whether it made sense. "Great goal Robert!" "Make me N'at Man."

The next time I'm home I'll try to round up all the DVE ones.

Pensgirl said...

I meant to say "routines," not "ones." Foggyheadblog.

Korn said...

Sad about Mr Steigerwald. He and his wife had season tickets right across the aisle from us during the early to mid 90s, they were very nice people.

FlyerTears said...

I'll miss being made fun of by Old Man Steiggy at the Mt Lebo Golf Course....

chris e said...

Sorry if I missed this earlier but where can I find the R2-RUUTU video?

BlacknGold66 said...


@Hip: Leakage is under control. I took two things out of my diet: 1) Alli weightloss drug

2) Direct eye contact with GR

@M.Vander: Ooooooh! I like the Airplane references. I think they'd work. What about adding this one that would have the chance of never being used:

Gill scores: "OOOOooohhhh ME JOHN. BIG TREE!!!!!"

@Stokes: Back with a Vageance indeed.

PO said...
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PO said...


alli weight loss drug=bad move

that stuff is lethal, any fat you eat you had better be within 5 minutes of a toilet or you are gonna need a change of shorts... my girlfriend's dad is an MD and has told me some stories about patients of his who take that stuff

also, i thought the side-effects of making eye contact with GR caused blurred vision and impotence, didnt know about the leakage side effects

BlacknGold66 said...

I need some help Pittsburgh area cbloggers...


So I'm planning on going down to Pittsburgh on Friday to catch the game either on the lawn or in the Souper Bowl, Primanti's etc.

With our work schedules and moving in June this is one of the only chances my girlfriend will be able to catch the excitement in Pittsburgh... but since gas is going to cost my first born we are looking at dirt cheap places to stay for the night relatively close to downtown.

I know Green Tree and Crafton have cheap hotels.

Should we just head there or are there better options?

Thoughts? Ideas?

BlacknGold66 said...

@Po: I know. See my post from 1:27AM

I worked in a Pharmacy last Summer when that stuff came out. People were RUSHING there to get it. I can't tell you how many times I had to explain what "leakage" meant.


Pooch said...

more evidence that Ross McKeon is mud:;_ylt=Au6qCTRZ3VocZl2v9d41.hN7vLYF?slug=rm-stars5reasons050708&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

vezonex said...
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Dr. Turkleton said...


I don't know if these were mentioned in the Greentree Area discussions way back when:

These 2 are on Banksville Rd. close to 279 & the Fort Pitt Tunnels [never have stayed in either one, but drive by them all the time]

Comfort Inn on Banksville Rd.

Days Inn on Banksville Rd.

Sooska said...

@ vezonex- you are a master of the obscure. forgot about that one totally.

@bng66 - not sure about cheap places but you might want to avoid the use of the Parkway East, the have been closing it in or outbound on weekends beginning Friday evening (weather depending). It creates an unholy mess on the east side of town. Check this link on Thursday for the construction schedule- it might even be on the front page. The schedule is last minute and inconsistent. It can add hours to a trip of you get caught in the wrong direction.


vezonex said...

Since we're talking DVD Pens tunes, how about the original of originals, "Poppa Ed's Dough", set to Steve Earl's "Copperhead Road."

Well Robbie and Coffey and little Dan Quinn
Every skatin' team needs the guns to win
But we needed a goalie so we tried to get Moog
So we hollared up to Edmonton with Poppa Ed's dough

But Andy Moog, he didn't wanna play here
So Ed Jr. took his goalie stick and ride'm in his ear
Then we went shopping and we see Barrasso
So we hollared up to Buffalo with Poppa Ed's dough

Betcha this one's virtually impossible to find, but we had the tape. It's the same one with "Rednecks in Russia" and "Take a walk on the South Side"

vezonex said...

well, anything that relates to the Pens' 88-89 team is important to me. that was the year i got into hockey and the Pens.

Sooska said...

@ pooch- McKeon is doing a series on why each of the final four could win - he's picking the Pens to beat the Flyers in 6.

hmm I wonder where the idiots are today? did they beat themselves up?

lauren_hbg said...

@ dr t

That's actually a pretty good idea... And you're right, simple and to the point.

I had another suggestion of "Daniel Briere and I go to the same gynecologist" but I thought that was a bit much... haha

Sooska said...

@lauren hbg-that would be funny! dr turkelton's suggestion may get you on TV or in the paper-the other most certainly would not.

lauren_hbg said...

@ sooska

That's what I'm thinking!

FijiH2O said...

"Poppa Ed's Dough" - completely forgot about that song. I'll have it in my head for the rest of the day, because I heard "Copperhead Rd" earlier this afternoon. I like me some Steve Earle and I like all the old DVE hockey songs. Am I the only one not impressed with the new songs that are being cranked out? DVE should reissue those old songs - mine were on tape and they are long gone.

Colin said...

@ - bng66

Anything on Banksville is pretty money. You will have a short drive to the Mellon. You could even catch a cab from Banksville if you want. If you are looking for places to frequent let me know, I live around there and would be glad to suggest (won't be in town otherwise I could show you around).

dying alive said...

@bng66 - there's a Holiday Inn Express right across the 10th Street Bridge. Walking distance to the arena and the South Side bars if you decide to go out post-game. No idea on pricing or anything, but it's only a HI so I can't imagine it's steep.

karri said...

@ Seeker - Sending you some MP3's via email...

WDVE - Shoot the Puck
WDVE - We'll Kick Your Arse
WDVE - Mario Lemieux Song - French Canadien Guy
WDVE - 'Nat Man vs The Piddler
WDVE - Spit Chokenpuke - Mario Retires
WDVE - Pittsburgh Penguins Theme 2000

Hope you need these. :)

Anyone else want them??

BlacknGold66 said...

@Turk, Sooska, Colin, Dying Alive, everyone: Work may have just thrown my plans out the window.

Thanks for the suggestions though. Hopefully I can pull something out of my Ass Oh by Friday to get out of work in time.

@Karri: I've LOVE to get all of those as well.

Sooska said...

@ karri- do you want Late at the Igloo and the Mar-i-o song (NOT FCGuy -I forget the actual name- but look at earlier posts today for lyrics)? I will be sending that on to seeker too.

karri said...

@ Sooska - That would be great!

Do you need anything in return? :)

M. Vanderlasser said...

@bng66, Mrs. Vanderlasser and I bid on rooms using and we've been stunned (stunned, I tell you) by the deals we've got on hotel rooms in Pittsburgh (like, $50/night at the Marriott City Center).

We've never been disappointed with priceline. William Shatner wouldn't lie.

Or you guys could sleep in Brooks Orpik's van. Or bring some Raid and stay with the Sykoras.

Regaring Airplane! lines, could Mr. Lange use "...and Leon's getting laaarrrgggeeerrrrr!!!"?

@coffeytalk, VERY cool Iron Man PS!

Thanks, Potash.

Pensgirl said...

Sooska that song is just called "Mario." Did you also copy that from a tape?

Sooska said...

@ pensgirl- I am not sure -probably so. It sounds ok on the ipod though so ?? I have a little research to do on Friday when I am back in the Burgh.

@ karri- Thanks-nothing now. I have all of the stuff on your list there and a lot of that old stuff- a regular treasure trove of it. Some of it is on old tapes -will have to look at what I have see if there is a means of improving it. Thanks though.

Jonny V said...

Karri, i'd love those mp3' is

There was a poll on asking which athlete would win the most MVP's by the time their career was over. Sid had more votes than Lebron, A-Rod, and Kobe. The announcers were flabbergasted, and jokingly asked if Don Cherry was already having an effect there. Uh no guys, the NBA sucks and nobody likes A-Rod.

Pensgirl said...

Has everybody voted in the poll yet? This is a great one.

BlacknGold66 said...

Good lookin' out Pensgirl.

I love to hate the fans.

But I can't stand Darian Hatcher.

karri said...

@ Jonny V

Sent them to you.


Pensgirl said...

BNG, that was like the "hate" version of Sophie's choice for me!

Stoosh said...

@ Pensgirl -

THAT'S the one. It reference Sir Stevens, he of the broad shoulders, standing up and saying, "What the (bleep)? If we don't get our (bleep)ing (bleep)s together, we're going to be playing (bleep)ing golf next week!"

There was also a reference to Good Sir Jaromir, he of the flaxen locks (back in the JJ mullet days).

And I remember this...

Worketh thy puck...
Crasheth thy net...
leadeth us not into the land of New York, but deliver us from the Devil...

or something like that. I haven't heard it in like 10 years, and I can't believe I remember that much of it.

lauren_hbg said...

I've decided to go with the simple LOSERS SINCE 1975 sign - Can't decided if I wanna do white or orange posterboard though, since I do have orange paint (I coach at a school who has that filthy color in their logo). Look for me up in E4! ...or F30, my boyfriend and I will have to fight over who sits where.

Vern said...

What is it with people's weird fascination with making the first comment?

wiseguycz23 said...

I'm a Slippery Rock student (graduating Saturday) and just wanted to pass along another Slippery Rock related Gary Roberts fun fact:

The Math Department has an annual vote for the Math prof of the year. The winner has their name placed on the award, which is displayed outside of the department offices.

Why is this relevant?
The dominating name on the award is none other but Gary Roberts. I kid you not. If anyone has a camera, please take a picture of it.

it makes me realize why I went to SRU.

Dr. Turkleton said...


AWESOME!...I'll be across from you guys in E18 [hope the jumbotrons not in the way]...will take the camera to try & snag a photo.

you figure anything black/orange/white is gonna attract attention --- but the joke will be on them once the peeps read it!!!!!

[Hossa: Is it Friday yet?....52.5 hrs]

BlacknGold66 said...

So it's come to a "Sophie's Choice" reference in cblog huh Pensgirl. Haha! That was great.

Now if I were only clever enough to connect "Little Women" to Briere.

Nah. Too easy.

@Lauren_hbg: Go with Orange posterboard. It'll stick out like a sore thumb in the whiteout on Friday!

Grant said...

Headline of the day in philly. Family beaten on video by cops and a couple murders. Go figure

lauren_hbg said...

@ BNG66

Good thinking - orange, it is.

Pensgirl said...

Stoosh, the fact that I remember that routine means I had to have heard it more than once, and if I heard it more than once that means it's on one-a-them DVE CDs. I'll check the ones I personally own when I get home tonight; if it's not on those then it's gotta be on one at my parents' house. It will be found.

lauren_hbg said...

@ dr t

Sounds good - Look for me, I'll be wearing white... ha-ha-ha I crack myself up. :)

stokes said...


I wasn't sure what you were talking about with the "leakage" but i figured it was probably kinda nasty and not good. I think i'm right.

I do believe i'll be at the Souper Bowl this friday night. Hopefully real early so i can get my Flyer vitriol level up to playoff levels rarely ever seen. E16 is gonna love me on friday.

BlacknGold66 said...


Yeah, obscure references to weigh-loss drugs that I've heard of won't be used on cblog anymore. Nasty indeed.

I'll keep you (and any other cbloggers interested) updated as to what goes on Friday. Basically it's going to take a miracle from both of our bosses to get down there.

racheleyos said...

here are five reasons why the Flyers can skate to the Cup on or before June 9.

1. Mike Richards and the new era Flyer
2. Hey, the Flyers have a goalie!
3. Scoring depth
4. Depth on defense.
5. Flyers Playoffs Vindication Now

vomit.... Penguins match every one those reasons why they can win the Cup as well....only better. ross mckeon=joke

Sooska said...

has anyone figured out WHO the Flyers are seeking Vengeance against and for WHAT?

or do they just hear voices?

eileenover said...

3. Scoring depth

HA. That's all I have to say.

Nathan said...

@ racheleyos: As stated not that far above, McKeon is doing one of those for each of the four remaining teams. Also stated above was the fact that McKeon, as big an idiot as he is, is picking the Pens to win the series in 6 games. The Pens' version of that column is going to be the 4th one posted.

Sure, it's conceivable that the Flyers could win the Cup, but a whole hell of a lot would have to go right for them, and a whole hell of a lot would have to go wrong for the Pens and the subsequent Campbell Conference champion. Of the four remaining teams, the Flyers are the weakest of the bunch.

wilsmith said...

C'mon, no one wants to join in on the Atom and His Package sing along?

racheleyos said...

looks like somebody already beat me to that today.... if only i had read the previous comments before i posted lol. o well.

TheNWChica said...

5. Flyers Playoffs Vindication Now

Isn't there some sort of statute of limitations on that sort of thing? Like after 10 years, it's not vengeance anymore; it's just being an ass for being an ass' sake?

jefe said...

reading pensblog is so much better than looking for a job.

go pens.

GwinTheEskimo said...

phil sheridan wastes 24 seconds of his wife's time one night a month.

this series is will cleanse me of my childhood demons, flyer fans who wouldn't shut up about how great lindros was, and how jagr was such a homo, blah, blah, blah.

I moved to pgh because of philly fans.

i/we/the pens must get redemption for the 5ot game.

an early vote for red and andy.

FlyerTears said...


TPB is the only reason I even go to work. Make sure you find a job in front of a computer.

eileenover said...
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adam said...

So wheres this cumberger photoshop?

eileenover said...

Gary interview

eileenover said...

By the way, the picture of him on that page is priceless.

GwinTheEskimo said...

thanks for the link eileen

vezonex said...

speaking of Spit Chokenpuke and the Devils, he also did the really good one about Optimist vs. Pessimist after a Pens loss to Jersey

Optimist: "At least Ken Wregget got a good workout last night."

Pessimist: "If we had a defense, we wouldn't even know Ken Wregget's NAME!"

there were others, but that's the only one i remember.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

This is one of my favorite posts ever!

WWGRD ... Take southeastern PA by storm and beyond. In that picture, I'm am seriously afraid to look at it ... I feel like he's stealing my soul. Chills.

Yeah, I really wish it was Friday. My one teacher, she and I were talking, said she wanted to sleep and not wake-up until Saturday. I told her "Why not on Friday? The Pens game will be on." She turned to me with the most serious face she could muster and said it was "You mean the Flyers game?" I screamed blasphemy, and she laughed. Luckily she was joking ... she's from Philly but has no alliance to that team.

@Jonny V & Stoosh: I read yesterday's c-blog after I left ... yeah, I've been wanting to get back into the Pirates, but it doesn't feel the same. Probably because my Mom and brother chew me out and keep asking me why I'm starting to watch it again. AnnoyingBlog.

Also on yesterday's c-blog, that Jarkko Ruutu stuff = gold. I have been listening to it over and over.

@Wilsmith ... your comment @9:50 rhyming ... very poetic ...

@M. Vanderlasser: Oh my good Gary, you are right about those Airplane lines … they fit perfectly in with Lange.

@Sooska: On vengeance: I asked that aloud when I was walking into the Mellon with my cousin and brother. My brother told me it was because they finished last in the division last year.

In the Penguins Organization I Still Trust!

coffeytalk said...

Jonas "The Sentence Maker" Baker wrote the first column,
accusing a cricket player from Pittsburgh of diving.

i just choked on my dinner.

good one.

coffeytalk said...

uugh. i don't want to do another white out. i want to wear my jersey. it's won us every home game.


I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Coffeytalk: Do it! (Cue Ben Stiller in Starsky & Hutch at the end) It's lucky, and I don't like when people mess with that kinda stuff. Wear it; it'll make you feel better! (Wow, I sounded kinda like those DARE people who pretend they are trying to get you to used to drug situations and to say no ... "Do it. Come on, it's really cool. Everybody's doing it.")

Sooska said...

@ kaspar- thanks for the vengeance update. Shouldn't they blame themselves instead of the NHL? whatever motivates them...jokes.

Q: what is worse than Mark Madden?

A: Mark Madden and Don Cherry together!

Dr. Turkleton said...

incrediblog follow-up by shoez to IronMan's Free Candy


the BIG question is...

do you have a WHITE bag for the WHITE out?

coffeytalk said...

dr. turk!!

I DO!!!

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Sooska: No problem. I didn't understand it at first when he told me. Then I realized that not only do their fans ignore logic but they had to get that sense from somewhere ...

racheleyos said...

i was going to attempt the r.j. cumburger/cumberger shot.... but I don't know how to do that without turning off my safesearch....and that's sick lol.

Dr. Turkleton said...

someone PLEASE tell me that's not Gag-me's head on Scarlett Johanssons bod....

MizzPenz said...


I'm with you on the white out as well. First game against the Rangers I was really torn about what to wear. We took the T-shirts but (gasp!) didn't put them on. We sit in E30 and figured the cameras wouldn't pan up there and catch us.

But I must say, sitting all the way up there and looking down on that white sight was pretty amazing.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Sooska: What do you mean by "Mark Madden and Don Cherry together?"

You guys gotta check out our friend BigK's videos on Philly Sucks. He's starting them up again, and they are as good as ever.

Philly Sucks

MizzPenz said...


Do you know that there is a picturesque conical hill named Sidney's Knob, near the Turnpike exit Fort Littleton, just west of the Tuscarora Mt tunnel?

I have been traveling back and forth from Mechanicsburg to Pittsburgh on the PA T-pike all my 44 years and I had no idea. That has always been my favorite part of the trip... seeing that hill. Well, actually it was the S-curves before Somerset, but the T-pike managed to f*** that up by setting them straight.

This is why this place rules.

coffeytalk said...


it was a great sight, but we did it once, and i think once was enough. I remember people started taking off their white tees after The Rangers went up 3-0.

Sooska said...

@ kaspar- I was listening to MM on the internet since I get no hockey -and worse, no Pens- here in Eastern Pa where I am right now. MM was introducing an interview with Don Cherry but it turned out the DC had been on one of the national shows that 1250 airs and MM was just replaying it. He was an idiot-saying he had been have a small feud with Sidney because he criticized Sidney as a young golden boy in Canada and Sid didn't like the criticism. What a nincowpoop.

H.C. Prick said...

Gary Roberts facts were getting a little lame until I heard that "Gary Roberts has never had a hat trick because no person, place, or thing can ever trick Gary Roberst." on KDKA today. If this was created by a woman I'll marry you (I'm a millionaire with a heart of gold!), and if it was a dude... I'll buy you a drink (well drinks or Coors Lite only please).

M. Vanderlasser said...

@I Have Kasparaitis, we're supposed to do drugs at the whiteout, too? What kind? Geez, the Pens organization is getting really bossy.

To kill some time during the next 48 hours, I have created this brain twisting quiz for you'uns:

Fill in the missing letters to identify the mystery players!!!

1. He saved our bacon mid-season: T_ C_NKL_N

2. He is the Pens' captain:

3. He is a scoring machine:

4. I have a puck he autographed:

5. He's going to light up the Flyers, big time:

Unscramble the numbers to identify the mystery players!

1. J. Jagr ate one of his chinchillas before the last round of the playoffs: unscramble 71

2. He was arrested for public drunkenness last summer and I think he has a brother in the NHL: unscramble 11

3. He is a beast on the blueline and he is Geno's landlord: unscramble 55

4. His motto is "Free Candy!!!": unscramble 44

Sh&t, this isn't working. I'm going to work on that second game a bit.

Sooska said...

@ mizzpenz-I LOVE that hill-it is so beautiful and iconic. And not too far from World of Pigeons! I have had to travel the TP quite a bit in the last year and that hill just intrigues me in a Bali Hai kind of way. I envisioned long gone native peoples using it for ceremonies or thinking it was holy..rife with spirits, that sort of thing. One day I started to find out what it was called. It took a lot of digging but finally I found out the name of it: Sidneys' Knob. WOW did I ever LMAO.

EmmBee said...

I'm sorry if someone already posted this - Here's a link to an interview with AO. Guess who he's predicting to win the Stanley Cup?

"____________ is that good, they don’t have challengers.”

full article>

MizzPenz said...


Agreed. The thing that bothers me the most (besides friggin PSU does the same thing at their home games) is that we wear BLACK at our home games. The visitors wear WHITE. Now I know a blackout might not look as cool, but wouldn't it make more sense?

Dr. Turkleton said...

@m vanderlasser

I could be mistaken, but it seems like you're ready for game 1 to start, no?

Tour de Pennsylvania...

< 25 years of age to participate? discriminationblog?

I would've put $ on you to be wearin' the yellow jersey by Hershey.

Double Trouble [LITERALLY, for staalsy]

Hey! You tell your old man to drag Chamberlin & Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes a night!!!!!

[Hossa: I ♥ the Jumble™]

coffeytalk said...

white is easier and cheaper to do. in a dream world, i'd like the pens in their powder blues and the fans in matching tees. ICE IT OUT.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@M. Vanderlasser: Ha!! These puzzles are too hard for us hicks in Pittsburgh ... I barely know how to read ...

@Sooska: I'm with ya on that one.

@mizzpenz: I like that more, but they don't want to hinder the goalies if they have trouble seeing if everyone wears black.

racheleyos said...

"I am sure that Pittsburgh will win the Stanley Cup. They have to do it. Malkin is having an unbelievable season. Hossa has found chemistry with Crosby. They have a great goaltender in Fleury. Their defense is pretty even. Pittsburgh is that good, they don’t have challengers.”

why. thanks A.O.!

I Have Kasparaitis said...

add "the puck" after seeing. I'm too lazy to check what I write any more.

racheleyos said...

coffeytalk - i love the ice blue jerseys...great idea! i'm surprised they are doing another white out.... i heard fans got out of control grabbing them and stuff since they were free.

Dr. Turkleton said...


ditto what IHKaspar said:

I thought I'd like the Black Out, too...but, I heard either on a Pens postgame show or on tv that BLACK might interfere with the goalies being able to pick up the BLACK puck...[kinda the opposite effect for baseball, as they have the 'Hitters Black' directly behind the pitcher in the outfield, so they can pick up the White ball, when pitched]

A Yellow/Gold Out would be ok:
'Golden Triangle'-Gold tees w/ black or white lettering would've been nice --- since they're Money In Da' Bank, Cha-Ching!

H.C. Prick said...

If the Pens do a "yellow/gold out" can we PLEASE call it a golden shower? I just want to see the headline "Pens take a golden shower on the Flyers".

Dr. Turkleton said...


just like flashblog?!?!?!

Dr. Turkleton said...


just realized not really IN flashblog but instead beneath cheesesteakblog to lead off todays post.

Color Me MY Bad.

BlacknGold66 said...

I'm 100% for the white out. I don't see what's so hard about wearing a simple white t-shirt that they hand out.

The Pens players requested the white out in the first place. Not the organization or marketing crew.

Dr. Turkleton said...


I've unpacked my Winter Classic™ White thermal to wear...just a t-shirt is too chilly for an old guy, like myself...

now, if I could only find a White Bag to put my White T-shirt in ????...hmmm....suggestions?


eileenover said...

I wonder which extremely annoying announcers we'll have for the game this time.

michelle said...

if i ever get married i'm not going to have scripture read. i'm going to have best of c-blog read. and we're all gonna wear black and gold. damn, you guys. you're working overtime to be way more entertaining than anything else right now.

BlacknGold66 said...

@Turk: Agreed. I wore my Pens "Sacrafice" shirt underneath, with a long-sleeved white t-shirt as well.

The guy next to me had his white t-shirt over his jersey. He said he didn't want to mess with his ritual.

It actually didn't look half that bad.

Dr. Turkleton said...


some guy called into the Junker & Crow show today & said he's getting married....out in Philly....this Saturday...

Rehearsal Dinner is planned for Friday at 700p...needless to say, he was upset...

They told him that he'll either get jobbed like Hell on Saturday at the reception OR he'll be able to give every one of those Flyers Fans in attendance the shit.

wilsmith said...

i don't like the white out because it's a bunch of people stealing the idea from each other. why not gold? or black? why not have shirts black on one side and white on the other, and the half of the arena the opposing goalie faces turn the black side forward?

and this isnt collegefootball blog, but honestly, I dont even like PSU doing it, especially with the people up there claiming it's theirs. They also seem to ignore the one against Purdue in that terrible '04 season, and act like the first time they had it was in '05. That's PSU though. I paid to go there. /rant

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@wilsmith: That would so awesome if the shirts were black on one side and white on another. They probably wouldn't allow that, though.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Dr. Turk: My friend's mom got married during the regualr season, and she made sure her wedding did not intefere with any games. That's dedicationblog.

BlacknGold66 said...

Now THAT is a good idea Wilsmith in regards to the black/white shirts.

Early 90's Micheal Jackson (you know, beFORE the Jesus Juice) would be all over sponsoring it.

Hip said...

My parents planned their entire honeymoon around a Pens/Habs game in

I doubt I'll ever get married, but if I do, you can rest assured I'll be planning my honeymoon around a Pens Western Canada roadtrip.


eileenover said...

If I get married, it will be during the summer. There is no way I'm getting married during the season.

michelle said...

@Dr. Turkleton

That poor man. I hope those in attendance have on parkas to weather the shit storm their gonna get after we win.

eileenover said...

I think someone has posted this before, but it's just classic.

Colin said...

tshirtblog - Blackout would be no good for MAF. I am only an adult league / for college goalie, but it is ridiculous to see the puck in anything other than light colors.

annoucersblog - I actually really like John Forslund from versus. I think he is solid on play by play. The only problem is that he is usually paired with Darren Elliot who is weak (IMO).

I think when posed with the problem of what to wear to a whiteout game, I would just wear my usual and the white thsirt over it. Bestofbothworldsblog?

Just got my "Do It" PBC shirt. Love it.

Go Pens.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

I found this jem on youtube ...

Don Cherry meets a gay guy

That Stevens and Trottier video can never get old ...

Andrew S said...


I will find that award tomorrow and photograph it for posterity's sake

racheleyos said...

so i just happened to be on 96.1 kiss website...and i came to this....

the gary roberts welcome sign to pa photoshop is listed on there!!!!!!!! as well as pensblog!


racheleyos said...

let me try that link again....

click here!!!

somechic said...

On the subject of white/black outs are bad...not just for visual reasons but they've been attempted and it just makes the arena look empty...the opposite effect that you want. You want it to be overwhelming not muting.

eileenover said...

This is the most boring c-blog I've experienced in the past few weeks.

hess5285 said...

honestly we couldnt care less if you make fun of donovan and ben franklin and some movie from 15 years go or whatever... your town that isnt known for anything, hence no shitty photoshop compilation post on the700level making fun of all things pittsburg... 1. we dont care enough to 2. theres nothing to parody. that is all. LETS GO FLYERS!!!

KJ said...

scott thompson is so funny. i miss kids in the hall when it used to be on tv.

as for a blackout, can you imagine the players on the ice looking for the puck when it goes up in the air.

The Big K said...


Congrats on the FIRST for the THIRD time.
These opportunities come around only every so often.
You must be so proud.

racheleyos said...

a troll has been spotted.

Jonny V said...

Saw this in the local (McKeesport) Daily News and had to share with yinz. Written by Mark Kaboly, a sometime contributor to the Trib. It's nowhere on the web so I'm transcribing it:

You are one of the top players in the sport, but just happen to be on the same team as the league's poster boy. You have as much talent as anybody, but will always be in the shadow of the other guy no matter what happens because he came around when the franchise and the league needed a superstar - a squeaky clean, media-friendly, do-gooder superstar. You can't even speak the language well, can't defend yourself or explain yourself to fans, teammaes and, more importantly, the media

If you were Evgeni Malkin, what would you do when your contract expires after next season?
Would you stay in Pittsburgh where you have a chance to win a few Stanley Cups, or move on to where you can be the face of a franchise and be fully appreciated?
For me, it's a no-brainer.
If I'm Malkin, regardless of whether the Penguins win a Cup this season and/or next, I am looking to plant roots in another town where I can cast my own shadow.
There's absolutely nothing Malkin can do to get out of Crosby's shadow while playing in Pittsburgh.
Nothing at all.
Nobody in the NHL has been better than Malkin this season, but all people talk about is Sidney Crosby's Penguins.
Talent-wise, Malkin is right there with Crosby if not a tad better. Geno is a sniper, a mauler and a passer. He has a laser of a shot and blazing speed.
Based on pure talent, Malkin has the edge on Crosby, I don't care what anybody says.
But when it comes to the Pens it's always about Sid the Kid.
A recent straw poll was taken among media members and they were asked if they'd rather have Crosby or Malkin on a roster.
To a person the answer was Crosby, not one vote for Malkin.
My question is why?
Bofore this season I would've said Crosby too.
But what Malkin did when Crosby was out of the lineup with an ankle injury should have at least gotten him one or two votes.
Their numbers are eerily similar.
In 160 games over his first two regular seasons, Malkin had 80 goals and 111 assists, Crosby's first 160 games he managed 75 goals and 147 assists.
Not much difference there.
Sure, Crosby was the youngest scoring champion in any major professional sport and the only teenager to win the Art Ross Trophy, but Malkin is only a year older than Crosby and may win the MVP this year.
Don't get me wrong, Crosby is a very, very good hockey player. Where I stop is calling him a superstar. Superstars don't go without a goal in a second round Stanley Cup playoff series. Superstars are going to get extra attention in the playoffs, that's a reality. But what made Michael Jordan Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretzky, was their postseason success and the ability to excel despite getting double-teamed.
Malkin has a better chance of being a bona fide superstar than Crosby, but he has a better chance of fizzling out, too.
And he won't be a superstar as long as he is a step beneath the face of the NHL.
Maybe Malkin doesn't want to be the face of a franchise and is happy playing second fiddle to Crosby.
But do you think Mark Messier was happy playing second fiddle to Gretzky in Edmonton for all of those years?
Messier arguably was one of the top five players in NHL history, but didn't get the recognition he deserved until Gretzky was traded to L.A. He was named captain of the Oilers and won the Art Ross two years later.
Jagr's talent wasn't appreciated until Mario retired.
Malkin's greatness won't be recognized here as long as Crosby is around - not locally and definitely not nationally.
The NHL loves Did and Pittsburgh loves Sid, it's a great marriage for everybody except Malkin.
The Pens signed Crosby to an extension last year and will re-sign Fleury and possibly even Marian Hossa after these playoffs.
The money Malkin can get on the open market is unlimited and the fame may be too difficult for any person to turn down.
Because what's in it for Malkin to stay in a town where he won't ever be No. 1?

Whew...about halfway through typing that out, i realized it was a waste of time because of how many times he goes back on what he said in the previous paragraph. Local writers are jokes.

eileenover said...

I am proud big k.

racheleyos said...

jonny - wow is all i have to say. i don't believe malkin is in a shadow at all...heh right now id say crosby could be in malkin's shadow right now....but it's still retarded. they are both good players. and there is no way in hell either of them would be let free, right? it be stupid. people need to stop bitching about sidney this sidney that. if you don't like it then don't listen to it.

racheleyos said...

i also love the comment about "superstars don't go without a goal in the playoffs" or something along those lines. JOKE. check the assists stats. the end.

eileenover said...

I really hate journalists in general at this point.


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