Friday, July 11, 2008

Sippin On Gin And Jokes

No idea why we are on a rap music/Penguin thing.
Oh. It's July 11.
We would probably join Heaven's Gate just out of boredom.


Snoop Dog takes the cake, with his sporting of the Pens Jersey in the video for [Gin And Juice].
Snoop Dog is wearing a #94 jersey with GIN AND JUICE as the name.




[ Mike Costa ] with the pic that simply can't be found on the internet.

If Snoop wears a 66 shirt, maybe TuPac is still alive today.

And since this is the last time we will be talking about rap/hockey...

We called a "Tribe Called Quest," obscure yesterday.
And we meant every word of it.

The only Billboards they saw were probably the ones they slept under on the highway.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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This Saturday. 6:00.

We need a decent head-count estimate by Saturday morning.
If you're not on Facebook, then you probably haven't RSVP'd.

If you want to go, just leave a message in CBlog.

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Remember Don Barden?
Remember all the shit he caused because he was the best man for the casino?

Yea, he is gone. [PG]

"Mr. Barden expressed disappointment yesterday in losing control over the casino, which was to be the flagship of his Majestic Star chain. Now Majestic Star probably won't even be part of the name. But Mr. Barden also said he was proud that he was able to get construction started."



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[Chewk]

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Mistake

[Capt Dummy] makes a solid point.

Why are the Panthers wearing their old uniforms in the '09 trailer?





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Picture Blog


Hey, cool.
Put your logo on the picture.
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Game #18
[ Only One Way To Go Now. PENS LOSE]

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But scoring on New Jersey when you absolutely need to isn't a good business.
Weekes says no.
The second unit comes on.


The look on Elias's face said it all.
It looked like he finally got laid or something.
After that, it was all a matter of time.

Before you know it, there was under a minute to play.
Sabu has no clue what's going on.

Pens have nothing left.
Game



It is cold in the basement.


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Go Pens

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[Jefe]

"Pittsburgh has a great team, great people, great organization. I had to compare the two teams, and there's a little better chance to win the Cup in Detroit. I had a great time with Sid and playing on the power play with Geno [Evgeni Malkin], but the team in Detroit is something special. I know it's a short term, but we never talked about a one-year [deal] with Pittsburgh. We just talked about a long-term deal. I totally believe Detroit has the kind of team that can win it again."

--Hossa 3:16--

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[Chad F]

587 comments:

Kierstan said...

That Free Candy pic = win.

Kierstan said...

...I haven't been around long enough to earn a first yet, wow...am I the only person awake?

great_white_nwpa said...

damnit, so close

great_white_nwpa said...

Q-tip = stunned

laughed my ass off reading that

Dan said...

i missed something with putin along the way.

either the old north stars or vancouver uni's made an appearance in the nhl 09 video too, it was on a goalie. i think it was northstars unis.

mose schrute for life

UncleJorgi said...

It's only the middle of July. This is killing me, the Pirates bordering a meltdown and still quite a while till hockey season. Shit.

brndlynn said...

i had almost forgotten about the Gen-X ad campaign. those were sad times. Im very glad Free Candy and MAF are the only ones remaining.

eileenover said...

Well I'm going to bed. Goodnight c-blog.

great_white_nwpa said...

'the pirates bordering a meltdown'


did you expect any better?

brndlynn said...
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great_white_nwpa said...

@ brndlynn:

the pens? really? how does that work?

brndlynn said...

@ gw: haha. thats what i get for multi-tasking. im gonna erase that one and pray for forgivness.

jefe penguino said...

i def need some gin and juice up in herr. thanks staff for adding my HO-ssa pic.

maybe ill make it to wingblog 28.5

night.


[pez]

great_white_nwpa said...

haha, just a minor jobbin

had to do it...it was right there

brndlynn said...

it was def right there. major fail on my part. i was watching game 5 of the philly series (my baby newphew was crying and the pens make him happy) and typed the wrong team.

great_white_nwpa said...

haha

i'm watching "it's always sunny in philadelphia"...the only good thing ever about philly...wow, i need to get off cblog and into bed

SexyChubbs said...

Thank you Captain! Who is still up with me? I want to stay awake, but yet everybody is telling me to go to sleep. They don't get why I'm still C-Blogging.

Much Love C-Bloggers!

Anybody else drinking?

SexyChubbs said...

I want in on Candyblog...that must be where everybody else is....

SexyChubbs said...

Do I have to beg?

SexyChubbs said...

Like TLC said, I ain't too proud to beg

Kierstan said...

The joys of being awake when no one else is, eh? :P

penstone410 said...

the putin photoshops = CREEPY!!

as for wingblog, i have been counting down the minutes til this morning when my dad told me in scheduled me to work saturday.. and of course i blow up and tell him i have plans, and he says that i should have told him, which i did.. and ive got no way out.. fuck family businesses!!

brandi i know said shed have a drink for me (thanks!!) ..im going to need more than one tho to get me through the devastation that i wont be there..

SexyChubbs said...

Kiersten -

I come here for friends. When no one else is awake...I feel...well...lonely.

Nobody understands my fascination with this site, and tonight is not helping.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ sexychubbs

candyblog is dead tonight too

everything is dead

penstone410 said...

@sexychubbs
i understand you fascination, trust me!

and i'll be your friend! i'm always here at rediculous hours of the night, wondering if i am all alone in the world haha

SexyChubbs said...

On an earlier note...

Why did ESPN just show an Oreo eating competition as their number ten top play.

That hurts.

Oreos and Jason Giambi's mustache have gotten more play this week than NHL all year.

Ouch

SexyChubbs said...

Aww...Between Kiersten, Greatwhite, and Penstone...

I DO have friends. Now I feel loved...

Kierstan said...

I'm always awake now at this time since I work overnights. When I'm working I don't have a chance to post because I don't have time to keep up on it at work, and by the time I get off work and get home there usually aren't many folks on. I didn't find this site until the SCF, and didn't start making any posts until last week. I wish I'd found this site sooner :)

penstone410 said...

yeah i found the site like february-ish but didnt start posting til late in the playoffs.. now this is the first place i go to when i get on my comp and where i stay when i am up all night
majorinsomniablog

yay i have friends too!

SexyChubbs said...

I am a sporadic poster, constant reader. I made my first post during the Ottawa series. I averaged one post a week. Each one was emotional: I blame it on waiting on the right moment, others blamed it on the alcohol.

I am an out-of-town Pittsburgher; this site has made me feel at home. I love having people around me (even over the Gore) that share my passions and my feelings. I love this site for good Pens talk, and random shtuff, just like tonight.

SexyChubbs said...

This just in...

I lost all my friends.

Is this my bedtime?

I hope not.

penstone410 said...

you havent lost your friends!! not yet!!

SexyChubbs said...

Yet. Good word.

SexyChubbs said...

You say insomnia, I say drunk.

Either way, I appreciate good talking.

What made you a Pens fan?

eileenover said...

Well I tried to sleep, but I guess I'm just not tired.

SexyChubbs said...

Here are my choices...

1. Go to bed with my fiancee.

2. Keep talking on C-Blog.

Give me a reason to stay awake!

penstone410 said...

welcome to insomnia/drunkblog eileen!

penstone410 said...

sexychubbs
What made you a Pens fan?

i was born into it.. my family have always been hardcore pens fans.. i still remember the 91-92 cup run and i was only about 6 years old.. then i lost touch with the team in the late 90s and came back in the past few years because some of my friends in high school/college reminded me how amazing it is! i consider myself a "born again fan" haha

eileenover said...

Thanks! I really wish I could sleep though.

gcampbel08 said...

I couldn't agree more kids, I have not lived in the Burgh for 8 years now spending 7 of those in the Philly area (kill me, glad I moved) and while I NEVER post it is so nice to feel at home with this website, no matter where I am at the time. Been reading them forever and the only thing I miss more than the Burgh are live Pens games with the home fans. Keep up the good work pensblog and cblog.

teamkory said...

boo urns

Kierstan said...

I'm not from Pittsburgh, I've never even been there...but I've liked hockey since I was a kid, and started out liking the Pens because my dad did (and hating the Flyers for the same reason). I've followed it since then, but not as closely as football because I've never really had the chance...being from Nebraska, I am a football-lover first. :) One of the many reasons to love the internet, the ability to follow things I wouldn't be able to otherwise.

eileenover said...

I really started getting into hockey near the end of the 06-07 season. When my dad would pick me up from work he'd always have the game on in the car, and I actually started paying attention. I was never a big sports fan in general, but hockey just sounded really interesting to me. My dad told me I had to watch Sid play, so I decided to watch the next game. I've been hooked ever since.

SexyChubbs said...

I buy the Center Ice package every year to watch each and every Pens game.

This year was my first exposure to talking and listening to other people than the four walls around me in DC.

I loved it. What a special year to find out there are other out-of-towners committed to the Pens that I could read their reactions to each play.

My wife-to-be (15 days) was on one hand happy, because she didn't have to be the only one listening to my yelling. However, now she says I need a 12 step program to get over C-Blog.

Her famous quote..."How are they still posting, there's no hockey right now." I try to explain, it doesn't matter.

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SexyChubbs said...

Great Pens Fan stories...

My first recollection is against the North Stars (the first Cup), and not knowing what was going on (I was only 10-11), but being so happy with everybody else.

I'll never forget the moment we won that first Cup, even though I couldn't give a shit less at the time.

gcampbel08 said...

sexychubbs

Pens fans are EVERYWHERE!!! I also get center ice every year, greatest thing EVER, makes me feel at home to see the games, haven't missed one in years I have them all recorded and watch them after class/work it drives my gf nuts but she knows it means the world to me.

penstone410 said...

"How are they still posting, there's no hockey right now."

HAHAHAHAHAHA

ive heard that quite a few times lately, as im sure a lot of others here have too..

great_white_nwpa said...

sweet jesus i can't sleep

arggh, pissin me off

SexyChubbs said...

@Gcampbell -

I know. My fiancee gets mad when she asks what I'm doing that night and I say, "Pens are playing ..." and she's all like, "Is that important?" I try to tell her that every game is important to me, but she has to tolerate me. Being from Pittsburgh herself (North Catholic), I am pretty much her father when it comes to me bleeding black and gold. She may not know what the Immaculate Reception is, but she understands an undying devotion to Pittsburgh sports.

eileenover said...

My first hockey experience was a game against the Sabres I went to when I was 9 years old. My dad's friend had 4 tickets he couldn't use in the Igloo section. I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen, especially the fights. I honestly don't even remember if we won or anything like that, but it was one of the best times I've ever had.

SexyChubbs said...

Me typing while watching Full Metal Jacket = incredibly happy

Kierstan said...

@ penstone - I know what you mean about drifting away from the sport for a while...when I was in high school I stopped following sports completely for a while, and didn't start watching again until I was in college. Then, though, the home team games I got to see were Blues games, since I was living about 2 hours away from St. Louis at the time.

Since then about the only chance I have to watch pro hockey is if it's randomly on FSN (which here would show Avalanche home games, since we don't have pro hockey anywhere near here), if it's randomly on any other channel, or if I go to a sports bar that has it on. We have a college team here and a USHL team (the Omaha Lancers, once part-owned by Le Magnifique!), though...those are fun games. :)

Kierstan said...

Correction to last post, I saw Blues games on tv...I've never gotten to see a live pro hockey game. Me = fail.

One of my good friends from work and I were talking about road tripping somewhere this season to see a pro game...she's been a Pens fan for decades, and she reeeeeeeeeally wants to see a live Pens game.

penstone410 said...

sexychubbs
im watching fight club while typing, so im getting easily distracted!

kierstan
im glad you understand.. some people give me shit because i kind of fell out with the sport, but like you i fell out with just about every sport except soccer, because it was my life.. then busting my knee made me have to find solace in something else, and that was tagging along with my best friend to pens games, she had season tickets (and i wish i could disown her for getting rid of them!!)

gcampbel08 said...

sexychubbs

I hear you on the "every game is important" front so my gf (4 years now) actually bought me a dvd recorder so that I could watch the games after she goes to sleep, not a bad trade off since I live out of town and all my friends know not to mention hockey unless it is started by "are you caught up??" We do have one issue though, she is from Erie and moved to Northern Delaware, she thinks she is a Philly sports fan and it kills me but the first time I visited the family in Erie they had Steelers, Pirates and Pens blankets signs and everything you can imagine. I called her a traitor, she was mad for a day or two and then bought the dvd recorder, and now wears her pink pens hat I bought her too, I win!!

SexyChubbs said...

I love the fact that I am one of only 3-4 left standing. What a poor showing by C-Blog, but what a great showing by us!

Kierstan said...

@ penstone - Got rid of season tickets?!?! That does not compute...I'll bet they regret it now !

eileenover said...

Kierstan you should definitely come watch a Pens game before the new arena is built. It's so much fun at the Igloo, and the crowd is always insane.

penstone410 said...

@kierstan
haha yeah for sure.. they gave them away just a few seasons ago too, and for like dirt cheap too.. if i was as into it as i am now, i would be the proud owner of those tickets.. my friend AND me = fail!

gcampbel08 said...

YES!! The Igloo is a must for any Pens fan, it is our Mecca and even all of the players say it may be old and sad yet it remains a hockey icon. It is the oldest spot in the NHL and is also the only ever home of the Pens. What a place.

SexyChubbs said...

@ Penstone -

Full Metal Jacket > Fight Club

Firestarter up next though, I'm in for the long haul...

@ GCampbell -

The only reason I have DVR is to make sure I had no excuses for me not going out to dinner and schmoozing. If there's a Pens game, I answer the phone, "If you're watching the game, don't tell me shit. So, what's up?" Normally they answer, "Alright, call me back in the second period." I am the only one of my friends away from home, so we play a good game of Cat 'N Mouse.

Best story...

One of my boys (Best Man) calls me, and I answer the phone as I just told you. He says, "Shit, call me when you see Ruuttu do something." That was the night he kicked Darcy Tucker's ass. I immediately called him flipping out! What a fight!

SexyChubbs said...

Iglooblog...

I have a statue in front of my tv. No matter how sweet the new arena is, it will never match up to the Civic Arena. Great atmosphere for hockey!

eileenover said...

I don't know if any fight could ever top the Ruutu/Tucker fight.

SexyChubbs said...

Best fight ever!!

Kierstan said...

I would love to be able to come see a game at the Igloo...it's just a question of economics, especially with plane tickets being as ugh as they are right now. Driving from Omaha to Pittsburgh is not really feasible either. It stinks. About the best chance I have to see a pro game anytime soon is if I go see a Blues game while visiting the future inlaws...hopefully they'd be playing someone decent. ;)

eileenover said...

They might as well just call the new arena Mario Lemieux Arena, since he's the reason we still have a team.

gcampbel08 said...

@ Sexychubbs

Word dude, I have a feeling we lead similar lives. I have a similar answer to the phone until I got sick of my flyers fan friends sending all kinds of silly scores as texts to just anger me. Now, I keep the phone off until I see the game. Cat and mouse still happens though.

@ ALL

I now live in the central time zone (pain in the ass) do others here struggle with comcast not allowing the nhl channel with the nhl center ice package?

SexyChubbs said...

@ Eileen -

If that were the case, we'd have Roberto Clemente Stadium! There's no more loyalty anymore.

God only knows what this new arena will be called. It damn well better still be parked on 66 Lemieux Ave. I'm just sayin....

penstone410 said...

chubbs
ive never seen full metal jacket, is that bad?
and i cant LIVE without my DVR.. i still have game 5 of scf finals on it and plan on NEVER erasing it..

my story is that during the playoffs, my best friend from school is from LA and her friend came in to visit and she wanted to show her the burgh but she didnt know much about the area herself so i offered to take them out.. we went to mt washington and hard rock cafe for dinner, and it was a night when the game was in pittsburgh.. it was insane at the restaurant, they turned the sound off on the game for 2 minutes and i thought we were going to burn the place down! we had to leave when there was 5 minutes left in the game so i called my brother to give me the play by play until it was over.. my friends still talk to me about how amazed they were at the pens fever and how nuts i was acting during the game, but guess what? now theyre pens fans! (LA kings who??)

mario lemiuex arena
has a nice ring to it =)

SexyChubbs said...

@ GCampbell -

You speak to me on 2 levels...

1. Comcast sucks. I missed 3 Pens games this year because the NHL Network does not come with Center Ice. F them.

2. I now also shut off my phone because my best friend down here is a Flyers fan. During the series (not much of a series), I refused to talk to him and never turned on my phone until it was over.

Are we the same person?

eileenover said...

@sexychubbs

Oh I know. Only in a perfect world. I just hope the arena's name isn't something completely stupid. And it's going to be right across from the Igloo, so I think it will still be on 66 Lemieux Ave. I'm not 100% sure though.

SexyChubbs said...

@ Penstone -

Want to hear the worst SCF story ever?

Kierstan said...

@ gcampbel08 - I'm in Central zone too, but can't help you there. I have Cox Cable here, and I'm looking into what it'd take to get the NHL network also.

sh0ez said...

Yeah. I never did go to sleep like 2 hours ago when I said I was. I got on Flickr, uploaded all my pictures of Trav, and went to Tabblo and made a 6 picture poster print collage of him and bought it. It should be here in a week. $30 for a 20x30 poster doesn't seem bad. It's gonna go right above my bed . . .

I'm also going to make a huge photobook through HP with all my pictures of him and buy and send it to my mom as a surprise. I have to be up in two hours, though I did sleep for four hours earlier. Ugh. I think I'll try going to sleep again.\

Goodnight again, cblog. Thanks for all your support. Outside of cbloggers, I only had one other person say something to me. Thank God I have you guys here . . .

SexyChubbs said...

I teach. I also lead trips across the oceans. I watch the first two games of the SCF. We're down 7-0 in score. I hate life. I tape every other game. I come back on a Thursday (Game 7 would have been on Saturday), and I watch games 3-6 all in a row. How heartbroken was I when I realized there would not be a Game 7?

How happy was I when I watched Game 5?

penstone410 said...

chubbs
umm i dont know, do i?
might as well, nothing else going on..

im now kind of dreading what the new arena name may be.. im assuming it wont be mellon arena anymore, so what other rediculous corporation will it be? how can we get this "mario lemiuex arena" thing on the table

eileenover said...

Sleep well sh0ez.

eileenover said...

Well whatever business has the most money put into the arena will get the name. I think it would be sweet if it was Primanti Arena. Do it.

SexyChubbs said...

I've never hated Germany so much...



You've never seen Full Metal Jacket?!?


Watch the first 45 minutes, turn it off after that. Still in the top 10 of best movies ever!

penstone410 said...

ugh yeah
my best friend and i were supposed to go out for game 6 but she got sick so we watched it at my house.. she said she owes me and would make it up to me.. i went "well i guess there will have to be a game 7 for you to do so"

spoke too soon..grr

game 5 on my DVR keeps me going in life.. just looking through the list when i need something to watch i pass it and just get a smile on my face =)

SexyChubbs said...

I would so buy into Primanti Arena.

What are other possiblities?

Heinz?

PNC?

Adam Mfg?

Kierstan said...

Sleep well, sh0ez...I'm sorry to hear about your pet. :(

penstone410 said...

@eileen
somehow i have a feeling that primantis has FAR less in their bank accounts than mellon, USX, PNC (oops, that ones already taken..), etc.. which is again, why i fear what the new name may be.. just look at some of the names of other arenas.. BARF

SexyChubbs said...

@ Penstone -

2 games still on my DVR. Last game against the Cryers and Game 5.

Both make me smile.

That's the only reason I'll keep them. I don't know if I'll ever watch them again, but I love seeing them on my list!

Josh Melvin said...

I am an out of town fan from metro-Detroit and I got SOOOO much shit for being a Pens fan (strangely only after we met up in the finals) and I feel like the majority of it was from bandwagon wings fans which really pisses me off.

But I feel like the Pens can do better next year. And then all those people can just shut up.

Apparently I need to look into NHL center ice, because the highlights on the website just aren't cuttin' it.

And I love how Putin's wearing a shirt and tie under his uni in ALL of those pictures (even though I don't understand why he "plays" for Pittsburgh).

eileenover said...

I know, I just like the name. I really don't know all off the businesses in Pittsburgh, so I have no idea who would even be able to fund the arena.

SexyChubbs said...

I didn't remember how messed up Firestarter was until now. Wow

KaylaJ said...

i'm about to hit the hay after napping on the couch, but another for the rap/penguins connection: LL Cool J wore a Jagr jersey and a Pirates hat in Back Seat (of my Jeep). Oddly enough, on the cover of the Back Seat single, if i recall right, he's wearing a ChiSox hat.

as for Iglooblog, i also have never been. The one time i was in Pitts it was the middle of June, but it did feel good to wake up and see the Igloo from my hotel room, very nice view. However i was lucky enough to see them play the Stars back at the old Reunion Arena in Jan of 01. I had actually gotten my tickets only a few days before Mario announced his comeback so not only was I finally gonna see Jagr, but Mario too! major bonus. In the end the Pens lost 5-4 in OT, but hey i got to see both Jagr score and 66 bury it, so i'm happy :)

well, until later today, ciao & night

gcampbel08 said...

@ Kierstan

I called comcast and told them I was going to leave them since I was missing games I was rightfully paying for and they gave me the network rather than me going to satellite which generally offers both broadcasts of ever game.

PS I am in Chi town, you near?? Nobody in this city respects hockey, nothing but cubs, cubs, cubs, lovable losers my ass, I hate them.

SexyChubbs said...

@ Melvin -

F Hossa.

Get Center Ice, watch Pens! You won't be sorry. Then, you can rub it in their face when you were dedicated all year.

SexyChubbs said...

@ Gcampbell -

That works?!?!

The night we played the Flyers and I missed it, I wanted to try that, but she wouldn't let me! And she's the lawyer. She knew what was rightfully mine. I said, "Why would I pay for Center Ice and not want the NHL Network?" I was irate. She didn't back me up.

Now I'm pissed!

eileenover said...

Well I'm going to try to sleep now. Goodnight again.

penstone410 said...

@eileen
well since pnc and heinz are taken, and though i hate corporate stadium/arena names, id much rather prefer it be a local business.. so i could see something like UPMC or USX.. ill be thinking of some more here..

@chubbs
yep, ive only watched it once since game 6, and i may never watch it again, but just knowing it is there makes things seem alright!

@josh
you poor thing! i dont know if id be able to handle being a pens fan in detroit! thats like my brother in college, being a steelers fan in boston! yikes!

SexyChubbs said...

Eileen is gone...

Who's still hanging?

penstone410 said...

chubbs, im still here.. im not going anywhere any time soon!

Kierstan said...

@gcampbel08 - Nope, Omaha NE here. Our state addiction is Husker football, Husker football, Husker football (and then the CWS in June). At least folks around here tend to be pretty respectful of others' sports addictions (as long as it's not against the Huskers, haha), considering we basically have a college football state religion. That said, hockey's hard to come by. UNO having hockey, as well as the Lancers (USHL) doing so well, are doing a bit to raise the profile, though.

gcampbel08 said...

Arena names,

Firstly, I do believe it is 66 Mario Lemiuex PLACE not ave. I think that a name like BLANK arena at 66 Lemieux Place would even work, so long as it is a part of the name. I do not think we can expect him to even allow his name in the arena, he understands the financial impact of it. At the best we can hope for something like "Conoco Arena at 66 Lemieux Place."

SexyChubbs said...

Penstone - I like your attitude! We're in it for the long haul!

SexyChubbs said...

Place > Ave.


My bad. You win. I'm drunk.

I'm legitimately embarrassed though. I can't believe I f'd that up

SexyChubbs said...

Drew is about to mess some people up in Firestarter!

penstone410 said...

yeah realistically the amount of money to name it after lemieux would be ghastly.. so yeah, like i said, id rather it be a local corporation if it must be.. i just cant handle taco bell arena or starbucks arena.. or even worse GM arena (you know those detroit fans at the GM HQ would love to have naming rights to our arena.. ughhh)

chubbs
thanks!! this is the time of night (morning?) when i have the most energy.. yikes

jefe penguino said...

i think mellon gets first crack at naming rights. id like to see iron city bone up to make it the iron city center. that aint happenin.

SexyChubbs said...

Any chance that Iron City, with Primanti's, can make it happen?

I would love the Iron Primanti Arena!

Penstone - I'm here as long as you are...

gcampbel08 said...

@ Sexychubbs

Do not get me wrong, it is a risk. Go in with something like "(competition) is offering NHL Center Ice AND NHL net together, why am I paying for games that I am missing if I can trade providers and get them." Research before you do it too, in chicago it comes with some packages so it is a debatable point and the company you are with generally folds to keep you as a customer. Remember though, never get angry and always be the one informed and in charge.

As far as leading the same life I am worried. I travel over the ponds a good bit and I am going to school to teach, you scare me.

gcampbel08 said...

@ J Pen

I am pretty sure that Mellon gets the first rights at it, they are the current holders of the contract though that may change with a new building.

jefe penguino said...

i had centerice but missed several pens games last year because my cable service didnt offer NHLnet. they finally added it during the playoffs. to the sports package that also has VS that i was already paying 5 bucks/mo extra for.

switching to directV soon i think. that will get everything.


[The Mellon Center]

SexyChubbs said...

Stay informed, good advice.

Going to school to teach, what subject?

When I graduated high school, I had never been on a plane. Since I started teaching and leading trips, I've been to Greece, Costa Rica, Belize, Italy, Spain, and Germany. Great gig, if you get involved.

Same life?

penstone410 said...

iron primanti arena ? ohmygod a pittsburghers dream!
yeah i think mellon inc does have dibs, but i would feel wrong calling the new arena "mellon" just like the old one.. mellon2.0?

penstone410 said...

chubbs
traveling and teaching?
uhh how can i get in on that? i am SICK of politics!! i got into it to travel, and so far.. nothing!

jefe penguino said...

lets hope they dont call it the "bank of new york mellon corporation center"

they should drop out of the naming just for that merger.

SexyChubbs said...

You have to know the right people.

And, in all honesty, some of it sucks. I'm always on the job. I get great trips, but my breaks are filled with students. It sucks to be a teacher 24/7. Make sense?

gcampbel08 said...

@ Sexychubbs

English Lit major in undergrad a focus in global lit. I love it and it opens the world up to us, you??? If you say English I will crap my pants and "not know whether to wind my watch or cry." as Lord Lang would say.

penstone410 said...

yeah, its got its good and bad parts.. still very cool that you get to travel like that though..
guess i'll stick with politics haha

SexyChubbs said...

No joke...

Get on the Depends....

I've taught English at the same high school for 5 years.

9, 10, and 12. English.

Same person?

SexyChubbs said...

the best thing about tonight....

the three of us are going to take it to the next page.

at least, we damn well better.

SexyChubbs said...

sorry jefe....

FOUR of us are going to take it to the next page

penstone410 said...

haha cblog bringing the same person together

hottfuzzondvrblog

SexyChubbs said...

hot fuzz?

Good or bad?

penstone410 said...

very very very good
hilarious! hot fuzz and shaun of the dead = my faves

SexyChubbs said...

Wish I saw them.

Also, wish somebody else was awake.

No turn?

SexyChubbs said...

Did my alter-ego leave?

Kierstan said...

On a totally unrelated note, I was randomly reading the page where ESPN has the bios for their anchors doing the TitleTown USA judging (I know, TitleTown = ugh)...I didn't realize that John Buccigross was from Pittsburgh. Also, Linda Cohn's bio states that she was a hockey goalie for the boy's team in H.S. and the girl's team in college. I just found those tidbits interesting.

penstone410 said...

its ok, i havent seen full metal jacket..

maybe no turn tonight..

and i think your alter ego did leave.. hmm

gcampbel08 said...

@ Sexychubbs

I hate you because you scare me. I am planning on going for the college level but have done limited HS and considered it as a great spot. You have made me think more college, though, but just because I am apparently already teaching in the spot I considered!! I love that even though tonight is the first night I have really been on c-blog I find that I have basically been here all along!! We should stay in touch, you sound like the man!!

Kierstan said...

Pensblog = reuniting long-lost, yet unknown, alter egos.

SexyChubbs said...

First of all...He would never leave me.

Second of all...I am the man.

Third of all...Best night I've had on C-Blog ever!

Fourth of all...ok, this is just getting redundant.

Fifth of all...You get the point

gcampbel08 said...

Did not leave, just checking the windows . . .

penstone410 said...

titletown just annoys me cause im sure the town that "wins" will just be rediculous and or totally predicted.. got to give linda cohn some props then, theres a girl i went to school with who played on the guys wrestling team and got so much shit for it, i have respect for those women

gcampbel08 said...

I worry that Sexychubbs is out there . . . watching.

SexyChubbs said...

And, for the record, you couldn't pay me to leave high school. I could never envision me doing anything else. I have a degree in administration that I'll never use. I'll never leave my classroom

penstone410 said...

praising cblog is never redundant! yaaay! i do enjoy late night cblog sometimes moreso than during the day.. its somewhat harder to keep track of..

jefe penguino said...

i dont think ill make it quite that far. and im hungry. i should sleep before i binge haha.

SexyChubbs said...

Daytime C-Blog, although awesome, is random and tough to keep up with.

This, however, is way too much fun.

penstone410 said...

sleep before eating? but you are the eating champ jefe! you should eat and then sleep! or eat, then sleep, then eat again when you wake up?

SexyChubbs said...

I prefer to eat, and then I like to Park

penstone410 said...

or both at the same time.. Eat n' Park woooooo

gcampbel08 said...

Another reason to love my other self, best c-blog night ever for me too, in fact ONLY c-blog night ever.

What a guy that sexychubbbs is, If I were not basically engaged and totally strait I would be in trouble. SO you just must be my brother from another mother good peoples you are, and that is all in PB nation too I would be a different person without all of you!! Thanks all!!!

jefe penguino said...

just cause i would like to eat in record amounts, does not mean i like to eat that much all the time, lol.

coffee cbloggers are gonna be like wtf.

staff needs to post at about 8a and 8p so nightowls and earlybirds dont cross paths.

gcampbel08 said...

I have always loved c-blog but love it more tonight. Great to be a part of it! Great fans deserve a great place to talk, just glad to be a part of it.

penstone410 said...

jefe
good point.. though you still are the food king!
and yeah, some coffeebloggers get really upset with us night owls having our conversations here.. oh well..

gcamp
thanks to you too, you contribute to the awesomeness that is cblog as well! cheesy as it may be, i do love you all and eveything about this place, hence me being here all night long!

SexyChubbs said...

Jefe -

much agreed. we need separate time slots.

Gcampbell -

Brother from another mother? I'll take it. Glad we made your night fun.

Penstone -

still there?

gcampbel08 said...

Where did my mentor go, I need Sexychubbs!!! I can't deal with these kids alone!!

penstone410 said...

course im still her SEXYchubbs!!!

jefe penguino said...

cyanide and happiness

read, hit the Next link, and go from there.

SexyChubbs said...

open another beer - good idea or bad idea?

penstone410 said...

jefe
haha funny stuff

SexyChubbs said...

Jefe -

Funny

penstone410 said...

chubbs
at 6 am?
good idea
haha

SexyChubbs said...

@ Penstone - You took too long to answer. I've talked myself out of another beer. Bad idea.

Instead, I am going to go to bed. I will walk in, lie down, and my fiancee will ask why I am coming to bed at 6 am. I will tell her C-Blog. She will then demand a 12 step program. A fight will ensue.


You're right. Another beer sounds delicious!

penstone410 said...

hahahaa
sorry, like i said, bit distracted by movie..
and another beer definitely sounds like a much better alternative than truing to explain cblog to the non-believer..

SexyChubbs said...

As always....I am glad we're on the same page.

Kierstan said...

And we'll be on the same page for at least another 47 posts or so.

*rimshot*

SexyChubbs said...

And now that I'm just getting into the scores...


The Buccos beat the Yankees tonight! Or yesterday. Whatever it is, we've won 3 out of our last 4. Good stuff!

SexyChubbs said...

Kiersten - Great pun.


Firestarter is over. What else is going to keep me awake?

penstone410 said...

beat the yankees? niiiice, i dont watch/particularly like the pirates but i know i hate the yankees..

kierstan - TEN POINTS! haha

penstone410 said...

chubbs go watch game 5 on dvr haha

SexyChubbs said...

Too many yawns....

Goodnight C-Blog.

It was completely my pleasure.

I am going to go to sleep on the couch and act like it was an accident.

SexyChubbs said...

Great call...

I'll "fall asleep" watching Game 5.

You're a genius!

penstone410 said...

haha thanks!!
right back at you chubbs!
goodnight!

penstone410 said...

though think about it, it'll be kind of hard to "fall asleep" to game 5 haha

jefe penguino said...


SexyChubbs said...

Shut up...

She doesn't know that.


By "fall asleep," she knows I mean that I passed out drunk.

I can pass out during Game 5!


Don't you ruin the perfect plan you gave me!

jefe penguino said...

im out. night. again.


JAARRRKKKKOOOOOOOO!!

penstone410 said...

haha okay it sounds like a perfect, fool proof plan! glad i came up with it! yay
night chubbs!
night jefe!

Kierstan said...

Wow...I'm dropping off, which is sad since this would be during my shift if tonight was a work night for me. Anyway, g'night! :)

Tony Little said...

RUUUUUUUUUUUUUTU!

Lady Jaye said...
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Lady Jaye said...

Why am I surprised at the number of comments at 7AM?

Barden = Joke

Picnicblog @ Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=28270465254
I'm not everybody's friend yet so you can add yourself if you want.

Stilly said...

Holy hell. The other day we had like 30 comments at 10 AM and now we're up to 169 (woo) before 8. Kudos cblog.

Agreed about heaven's gate. I'm so bored I'm ready to drink the kool-aid.

rcp5029 said...

does anybody feel that Putin sort of looks like James Tolkan, from Problem Child 2 fame?

http://content9.flixster.com/photo/72/71/45/7271455_tml.jpg

Raybin said...

Commit to the Free Candy picture.

Putin is a beast. He may be an enemy of freedom of speech and other political rights, but....man, you've gotta give some respect to a guy you're pretty sure would enjoy killing you with his bare hands but not even blink doing it.

Downloaded the Pens vs Leafs game from January 3rd from iTunes. Bob Errey in the first period (paraphrasing): "Sykora's been eight games without a point. He needs to play with a playmaking center. He's with Jordan Staal who doesn't set up a whole lot of plays. He'd score a bunch with Malkin"

Bobstradamus!

That game seems like it was played 10 years ago. Crusher, Army, Malkin a winger with Sid, USS Hal Gill flying the Leafs colors. Crazy.

ballin_pens said...

does anyone know why there's a nike swoosh on the front on the russian jerseys? I've got a malkin jersey thats exactly the same as those, but it has a russian company's logo there instead

Erik said...

Oh, I get it now! You're all allowed to call me low-blowing insulting swear words and demeaning nicknames. I'm just supposed to sit here and take it without being allowed to defend myself.

When Raybin and the other girls cry their crocodile tears I'm just supposed to lie down and feel bad about you? Oh, please, really if you're that sensitive, don't get involved. You're all free to ignore me.

If what was written is so sensitive to you, just don't write me insulting and derogatory comments. Actually, if you're so sensitive about not having gone out this summer, you *really* need to go out.

Before you go Chris Crocker on me again just go back and have a look what Akus and you were sending my way.

Instead of damning me you should commend me for coming on here. As a fan of hockey ready to discuss all things Pens, with objective views that sometime go against yours, I've had to deal with a lot of curse words and petty insults. Still, I haven't resorted to the same and have been very respectful in my choice of words.

Stilly said...

erik = homo.

Maria said...

I think I missed something about the Putin pics, but for some reason they made me laugh really hard. So did HO-ssa.

JAAAAAAAAAAAARKKOOOOOOOOOOO

penstone410 said...

ohhhhhh here we go again

Original Nathan said...

You can have your "First"s and your "Page Turn"s, I got the game comment of the day. And two weeks after that game, the Pens did turn everything around (the "Pumpkin Pie in the Face" game), and didn't lose more than two consecutive games the rest of the season. And that includes the Cup Finals.

And unless 66, King Shero, or HCMT lurks in here, no one in c-blog will ever know just how close Therrien came to getting the axe back in November. But you still have to wonder.

Victor Raison said...

Oh, Erik. You and your silly non-sequiturs.

Original Nathan said...

Funny how whenever we pose legitimate hockey questions to Erik he never responds. I believe we've determined he's a Rangers fan, yes?

So, on that note, how do you like the fact that the Rangers have built a defense that's going to lead to Henrik Lundqvist killing himself in about February since he'll have faced two seasons' worth of shots by that point?

Raybin said...

Erik, you've gone from upsetting to annoying to self-parody. That first sentence of your last paragraph is so patently self-serving, arrogant, grandiose, and delusional that it can only be intentional. Which means it fails because it's too funny to be irritating.

And aside from your first post dumping on Shero for no adequately explained reason, I can't recall you mentioning Penguins hockey once.

I'll be happy to respond politely to any Pens related post you make or any off-topic subject you may choose if done in a manner that is not done in a manner calculated to piss people off.

I suspect you're incapable of that however, so I feel comfortable I will be able to continue to be insulting and rude to you without fear of regret.

Dick.

Original Nathan said...

And with Barden, a high schooler could've done better research on him and decided not to award him the Pittsburgh slots licence. The new casino owners better honor his part of the arena funding bargain.

I know the new owners said they'd honor their part of the arena funding, but being raised by parents who came of age during the Nixon administration taught me never to believe anything said publicly until it actually happens.

mattb171 said...

Chewk's picture of Ho$$a as the CottonCandyHere guy was so random but hilarious.

Ian said...

Re: NHL 09 Panthers Jersey

I know you can choose alternate or historical jerseys for teams in other versions of NHL games, so I'm assuming you can still do it in 09 (e.g. Quebec jerseys for Colorado) so maybe for that simulation they were just using a historical Panthers jersey?

Erik said...

@raybin

Good. As long as I know you'll keep taking your mood stabilizing medication I'm happy. We wouldn't want to have to read about you going postal in the news, now would we?

Clearly, your labile mood swings cannot be healthy for you or anyone around. What do I know, it's probably just PMS.

Victor Raison said...

Barden>Erik

Not by much, though.

lis said...

labile? seriously?

Step away from the thesaurus...no one here is impressed you can use big words.

Stoosh said...

@ Original Nathan -

Arena funding is secured one way or another because the bonds have already been issued on them.

The only thing that remains to be seen is if the new slots licenseholder will agree to front their share of the funding or if that burden will ultimately fall to Mr. and Ms. Taxpayer.

That will depend on how ironclad the financial responsibilities are in that financing agreement (not sure how easy it would be for the new licenseholder to refuse to contribute to the arena financing).

Raybin said...

My psychosis < your assholishness

And, hey, at least there's pills for me! The only cure I can recommend for you is cyanide.

Max Power said...

@ Staff

Count me in for wingblog. Just one question... How will I know the group?

@ erik

Its not that you really insult the people on this blog. Its the fact that you insult our players. Hence you receive treatment that you've earned. Nobody likes a C U Next Tuesday.

uncleyorgi71 said...

*Piles wood, soaks in gasoline, lights match, throws*

Raybins comment @ 9:32 AM = BURN

J.S. said...

Tampa just signed another ex-Penguin

Tampa signs Konopka to a 2 yr contract

2 years? Why?

The Koules and Barrie Show = joke

J.S. said...

ahhh, speaking of joke, I see Erik is back.

I didn't think they had internet access from your daycare center.

J.S. said...

JARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKO!!

Raybin said...

RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTU!!!!

Raybin said...

Tampa just signed another ex-Penguin

So much for the Tampa Bay North crap. They've become Pittsburgh South.

J.S. said...

ugh, I can't find what I'm looking for. Maybe I'll find it if I ....

J.S. said...

turn

Raybin said...

Why don't we...

Raybin said...

TURN

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