Sunday, July 20, 2008

Who Is Bob Smizik Talking To?



The latest in a long line of terrible columns.
[Knuckleheads Can't Wait To Boo Hossa]

"Philadelphia has nothing on Pittsburgh.
In Pittsburgh, they regularly and vociferously boo the second-greatest hockey player to perform for the beloved home team.
In Pittsburgh, they boo the kid third baseman who had put up Roberto Clemente-type numbers until he was mysteriously traded.
When it comes to knuckleheads, Pittsburgh has it all over Philadelphia."

Knuckleheads?
Is this 1930?

You have to love it when sports writers in this town chastise us.
Not to mention they group all fans in the same boat.

We don't boo Jagr, never have, never will.
We know a lot of people that feel the same way.

We also know a lot of people who do Boo Jagr.
That's fine too.

But to say we all Boo Jagr?
Come on man.

Philadelphia heckles and taunts Sidney Crosby for no reason, but we're all knuckleheads?
They booed someone who was paralyzed on the field, but we are wrong to boo anyone?

Comparing the booing of Aramis Ramirez and Marian Hossa?
It doesn't make sense.

First off, is it even that well documented that people boo Aramis Ramirez?
Maybe someone was booing because he banged their girlfriend.

Calling us assholes- we assume that is 60 year old sports writer lingo for "knuckleheads"- doesn't fit.

Hossa sold the Penguins out, he was not a man of his word.

We owe him nothing, and we will boo him if we want.

[bsmizik@post-gazette.com]

You know what to do.
We emailed him this picture:



Do it.


Go Pens



224 comments:

J-PRAK said...

first?

BobFarls said...

Bob Smizik rides his tri-cycle to work.

Tony Little said...

so close

Rev. Woodrow Morris said...

I booed Smizik and he told me to get off his lawn.

J-PRAK said...

Isn't Smizik on that really shitty show The nightly sports call or something? We definitely need to start calling in.

Barrett said...

Smizik is a no-talent ass clown.

BlacknGold66 said...

Bob Smizik is Bob Smizik.

PittHockey said...

Let's put a smile on that face of his

PittHockey said...

also


"we own him nothing" = we owe him nothing?

don't want the smizzer to say we all suck at spelling.

Maria said...

Bob Smizik is a knucklehead. BOOOO.

Tony Little said...

Is there anyway we can job his show?

Tony Little said...

He opened a can or worms.

Pensblog Staff said...

Good catch Pitt hockey--

We just exchanged some emails with Smizik.

He said he was only talking to the People that boo Jagr:

"I have no idea what percentage of the fans I was talking to."
-Bob Smizik-

Exact words.

Wow

-Dr

Flyer Hater said...

It's a shame that Smizik didn't jump out of a building when the Great Depression hit the Hartford Courant.

Flyer Hater said...

Flashblog at the top is why Gore exists.

Flyer Hater said...

I haven't been called a knucklehead
since I cheated my grandpa in a heated game of shoots and ladders at the age of 5

Tony Little said...

Part of one of my emails to Shitzik

"By-the-way, your mother booed your article."

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Predsboy18 said...

Pittsburgh is WORSE than Philly?

Remind me again who booed SANTA CLAUS...

As for the Nashville side of things, we booed Paul Kariya when he came back last season with St. Louis. The video "tribute" received some applause (being generous) and quite a few boos.

And by the way, doesn't Philly boo players on their teams that don't live up to their high standards?

It's always nice when sportswriters turn on their own cities. The "sportswriters" here are too afraid to do that. That is, unless you're a Predators fan, then it's fair game.

TheFandangler said...

Bob Smizik:

What do you call your mom's boobs?

...Joobs.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

so i added conkblock to urbandictionary awhile back....

and some fool decided to comment on my entry:

"This entire site is being ruined by people posting bullshit like this. Keep your stupid inside jokes to pensblog."

you know what i say to that...

eff off!

Flyer Hater said...

UrbanDictionary is all about professionalism and high standards, how dare you intrude on that sacred institution.

Flyer Hater said...

The NHL Network's programming absolutely blows. How many freaking times can I see the Stars/Canucks series?

RaCHeLeYoS said...

lol flyer hater.

BlacknGold66 said...

@Flyer Hater; My life is a mere shadow of what it used to be without NHL On The Fly.

NHL Net in the Summertime = Soff


@Rachele: Whomever left that comment on UrbanDictionary is obviously a knucklehead.


WOOOOOOOOO!

kmelvin43 said...
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Flyer Hater said...

BNG66,

Dan Pollard and Neil Smith doing OTF Final=Money in the bank

Pollard can make some jobber Thrashers/Hurricanes highlight seem like Game 7 of the Finals.

michelle said...

If he has no idea about anything he was writing about, including the percentage of fans he was accusing of being "knuckleheads," maybe he needs to give up his day job and go work for Fox News.

Luke said...

The most rediculous thing in that article wasn't even hockey related. Comparing ARAMIS RAMIREZ to ROBERTO CLEMENTE? How can anybody take that seriously?

sh0ez said...

Wooo.

Eric P. said...

i sent an e-mail to Smizik telling him he's a joke

also the new flashblog beta thing is so sick

Jay said...

Dear B Smizik and other editors,

I am writing in reference to B Smizik's column 'Knuckleheads' can't wait to boo 'traitor' Hossa printed on Sunday, July 20th.

I find it stereotypical and repugnant that you chose to lump each and every single fan of not only one sport, but of 2, to generalize as 'knuckleheads' the fan base of this city. I do not boo Jagr, my section (mainly season ticket holders) do not boo Jagr, so we've already proven you wrong. I actually tend say cheer him just in response to some of the booing, just to prove the point that at this point, the booing has gotten old.

B Smizik, you tout the numbers and success of Jagr as why to not boo him. That somehow the respect that someone should be shown is directly tied to their accomplishments for the associated team. They are booing him because he dragged the name of Pittsburgh through the mud in a national audience. Some members of this fan base, if anything, are full of pride and most likely to a fault. Some members of this fan base, are more hurt by a man and his words and chose not to forget it.

I also find insulting to compare the Pittsburgh fan base in large to the Philly fan base, in the same way you're citing stereotypes about Philly fans, you're evoking your own 'knucklehead' stereotype on us. And lets get a few things straight here, for one SOME members of the Philly fan base boo Sid any chance they can get. Sid has gotten "the numbers" and "the awards" that in your definition should garner respect. But that doesn't protect him from being the boo-ee in Philly, so it must be because Sid insulted Philly in some manner, mocked their city and sullied the name of their region... No? Oh he didn't do that... huh. So its hard for me to understand our lower placement in the knucklehead food chain when the subset of Pittsburgh fans that boo, at least do it because they were wronged in some way.

Now, onto Hossa. Does Hossa "owe" anything to Pittsburgh? - Nope. Should we expect the "discount to play with Sid" tag that seemingly every player in the league that comes here is getting slapped with? - Not in the least. I am not going to boo Hossa because of either of those two things.

But when a man as Hossa, himself says about his deal with Detriot, "...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." it raises suspicion. First, you don't believe that Shero would have done a one year deal? Detroit themselves said they were shocked when Hossa's agent came to THEM asking for a one year deal.

Second, in this league, where the Pens lose a fan favorite such as Jarko Ruutu because he needed to get the security of a long term contract, somehow an elite level player isn't concerned about long term security? he only wants the "best chance to win the cup"?

Here's the reason some Pens fans will boo Hossa, he said he was focused on long term deals, that the length of the contract was his main focus. To turn around, see the salary cap rise as much as it did, and his agent having his Jerry Maguire epiphany, saying he shouldn't get BIG and LONG term money this year... that he should just get BIG money this year and improve his chances to get even BIGGER money for a LONG term next year, the fans lose respect for you.

Hossa said one thing, and then did another, because of the opportunity for more money. Does he have the right to make as much money as possible during his career? - Absolutely. But what he doesn't have the right for is respect after doing so in the manner that he did.

Respect is earned and lost in the same manner, through the actions and words of a person. Once its lost, its very hard to get back, ask Mr. Jagr.


P.S. I acknowledge your job is to sell papers and garner attention... perhaps you shouldn't do that at the sake of intelligence of the readers you desire. You sir, have lost respect from this reader, and several others through your recent activities.

stokes said...

Krusty the Clown strikes again!


Staff, when i click on "BOOBS" in Flashblog, will Bob Smizik show up?

The new Flashblog is fantastic, by the way.

TheNWChica said...

Dear B Smizik: The thesaurus? It's your friend dickweed.

canaan said...

ive clicked the boobs link on flashblog about 1million times. wtf? i think it's busted.

teehee

wilsmith said...

Yeah, I left my windows down.

I R A Darth Aggie said...

I wouldn't be nearly as annoyed with Hossa if he'd said "Hey, I'm going where I think it works out best for me in terms of the Cup/money/stability. 'burgh, it's been great, but no promises."

Jay said...

Smizzy responded to me:

I did not lump all the fans into the knucklehead category. I did not say all the fans are knuckleheads. I said the ones who boo the second greatest player in franchise history and the ones who boo Ramirez are knuckleheads. -- Bob Smizik

TheFandangler said...

We should do a mas call in on the nightly suck show when he's on and just say I'd like to be a knucklehead and boo Bob Shitzik...

Flyer Hater said...

fandangler,

DO IT

Lori said...

"Knuckleheads? Is this 1930?" haha, I completely agree.

akus said...

Oh so the ones who will boo ASSOH, are not knuckleheads because it has not happened yet?Yet the ones who boo Jagr and Rameriz are, because its a done deed??

I can only imagine what Smizik's story will be Monday, the day after Hossa visits The Mellon.


Smizik, Why, I oughta......nyuk,nyuk,nyuk

TheFandangler said...

FH:

Do you know the specs on that show?... like is he on every night?

I've truthfully never watched it.

I also have no way of recording it which makes it lame because then there is no proof of the epic tea bagging that took place.

Flyer Hater said...

fandangler, I doubt he's on there tonight because it's a Sunday. I don't know the exact dates that he's on the show but he's at least on there 2-3 times a week. Job by ear.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Smizik may say that he geared it towards certain fans, but he didn't write it that way. If he's not intelligent enough to know how to put it that way through writing, then he should be fired because he can't do his job. He insulted the Pittsburgh fanbase.

TheFandangler said...

FH, IHK, everyone else...(you too staff)

We need to boo the shit out of him...

As FH said, we'll play this thing by ear this upcoming week.

eileenover said...

I'm in.

Flyer Hater said...

I look at the Smizik article this way, at least he didn't dedicate a paragraph to calling Madden a big fat poopy-head. He's expanding his horizons. Don't worry, he'll be able to write about how soft Jerome Bettis's tummy is and how Mike Tomlin isn't a good coach because he's black articles pretty soon.

TheFandangler said...

Nice.

TheFandangler said...

"big fat poopy-head"

...The ugly cousin of "knucklehead"

J-PRAK said...

i beleive goofball is the first cousin of knucklehead haha

debrisslide said...

I wrote Smizik an e-mail trying to explain that breaking it down between "playing for money" and "playing to win" is far too simplistic, and that neither of those things really explain Hossa's dick move. I wonder if he'll write back?

TheFandangler said...

debris:

He's probably taking a nap.

akus said...

IHK,
Normally when i read/hear what the media comments on, I just ignore it and take it for what is is worth.
However,when i read that article, as a fan, A Pittsburgh fan, i was truly offended.

My first thought was, He is comparing US to Philly fans!!!

But after reading the word knucklehead 5 or 6 times ( I think he uses it 7 times)and letting it sink it, i thought, I know he ain't talking to me, until a big ole light bulb went off.

Ohhhh shit,he is calling ME, Me.......me, a knucklehead!!!


Think Smizdick will show his knuckelhead at the game as Hossa get's boooed?

TheFandangler said...

akus:

Call in when he's on TV an ask him. Maybe we can boo him in person too.

Lori said...

Bob emailed and is standing by "knuckleheads". I even offered to help him and told him I was his go-to girl when it came to profanity. No such luck.

Flyer Hater said...

I emailed Smizik the picture of him with the dildo on his head, I don't expect a response.

J.S. said...

so let me get this right, according to staff he's only referring to the people who booed Jagr. How-evaaaah...he then says that he's only referring to the fans who booed A-Ram and Jagr. But I thought the purpose of calling out the "knuckleheads" were the ones who planned on booing HossaHossHossa.

Besides, why in the name of GODard is he calling everybody a type of Harley Davidson engine? It was named that because of the shape of teh valve covers. But knucklehead, like an insult? I haven't heard that term used in a semi-serious tone since I watched an old episode of the Three Stooges while hungover on my couch a few years ago. Leave it to Bozo The Smizik though. When facts and logic are not within pen's reach, resort to namecalling. Whatev.

I'm not gonna list my entire letter since it is long (probably even longer than longcat, which we all know is loooooooooong), but here's the closer.

That's part of the reason (jamming Shero until the signing deadline, mentioned earlier in my letter) the booing will probably rain from F level down to the glass. It wasn't that Marian took the money and ran. In fact, he took less than what the Pens were offering (per post-gazette.com) and what Edmonton was allegedly offering. It was the fact that he ran to the enemy. Again, completely legal, but I guess if you can't beat 'em, you might as well join 'em.

If you ask me, and that's only if you ask me, that is what a true knucklehead would do.

Instead of sticking with the team who he went to battle for, the team that was that close to raising the cup, he took the easy route. He took the route where he can sit back on a second line and not be the focal point. He took the route that most second rate unrestricted free agents took. The ones who are/were in the twilight of their career, like the Dallas Drakes of the league. The ones who got stuck on the cellar dwelling teams. It's no secret that Marian does not fall into either category. He's in the prime of his career, and yet took the route (although albeit under different circumstance) that Raymond Bourque took. Bourque asked for a trade to a contender. Hossa asked his slimy agent for an offer for not just the contender, but the reigning Stanley Cup champions.

So if we're gonna talk about knuckleheads, you may want to look in Detroit's media guide. His number is now #81, his name is Marian Hossa, but in Pittsburgh, we'll simply refer to him as knucklehead.

Or is that term already taken?

Josh Melvin said...

What is the number of his show? When do I call? Can I strem his show on the internet to hear everyone's comments?

stokes said...

J.s., I think i'd really like to read the rest of your letter, if the end was that well-written...

Josh Melvin said...

and J.S. that was great.

P.O. said...

there are actually enough people at a pirates game for a BOO to be heard when ramierez is up??

ramierez was traded to dump money by the pirates... not his fault..

jagr tanked an ECF then made the famous "dying alive" statement... BOO THAT MAN

hossa played us all, plain and simple... BOO THAT MAN

big difference between ramierez and hossa/jagr

TheFandangler said...

J. Melvin.

The details will be released this coming week when we find out if he's going to be on the show.

We'll need someone to record it and youtube it for the pensblog community to enjoy.

Original Nathan said...

I get the feeling that whatever booing Aramis Ramirez heard was more frustration directed at that fucking retard Dave Littlefield for trading him. No more Littlefield, no more booing. The one Bucs game I got to this season, I heard maybe two people boo when he came up for his first at-bat, so they probably were people whose girlfriends banged Ramirez.

akus said...

Father/Son???

Separated at birth??





Larry Fine/Bob Smizdick

You gotta love the `do. HA.


I have to work on my HTML tags for links.( I been trying for 20 minutes, grrrrr)

*back to the drawing board*

jefe penguino said...

BlacknGold66 said...

Bob Smizik is Bob Smizik.


well executed.

Flyer Hater said...

With Madden canned, Bozo the Columnist has tried to pick up the mantle of most controversial personality in Pittsburgh sports. My left nut is more controversial.

Veshinfsky75 said...

I Got a nice e-mail back from Bobby Ha.

I think when you start using words like ``betrayal,'' and ``traitor,'' you're starting to take your sports a bit too seriously. But that's your business.
It is also your right to boo any player you want.
It is my right to label those who boo the second greatest player in franchise history as knuckleheads. -- Bob Smizik

We take sports too seriously? Isn't that dickhead a sportswriter ha.

KaylaJ said...

is it october yet?

Ally said...

What's that I hear? A jobbing of Philly is required?

Look no further than this little ditty.

smitty said...

As I was picking up some tree limbs, that fell during a storm.
I happened upon a dog turd pile, I noticed a greenish blue assed fly was on the turd.

It dawned on me...















That fly = bob smizik

jefe penguino said...

@ally -nice find! heres hoping the philthy streak continues this year.

Raybin said...

Interestingly enough, Bob Smizik has not only written, but has been himself the subject of interesting newspaper articles on occasion.

Ally said...

@ jefe -

heard about that article on a rerun of the Ellen Degeneres show yesterday. She actually tried to defend Philthy. All I could think was "Must post that article on Pensblog!"

@ raybin -

Nice one. Now I'm all nostalgic for the days when the Simpsons was really, truly funny. It's gone downhill the past, what, 7 years?

spanky kane said...

@ Veshinfsky75

""
It is my right to label those who boo the second greatest player
""


i like how he is now saying "those fans" instead of lumping us all in one group of "all fans"

way to go back on your original article Smizik. what a failure.

Raybin said...

It is my right to label those who boo the second greatest player in franchise history as knuckleheads

I don't hear anyone in Pittsburgh booing Sidney Crosby.

OH SNAP!

akus said...

Smizdick is really starting to piss me off.
The article he wrote,"Knuckleheads Can't Wait To Boo Hossa", yet it seems in each email he replies to, he only talks about Jagr and Ramirez.

(I can't believe he said we take our sports too seriously.)

Jesus, Smizdick You forgot to mention how, we, Pittsburgh fans boo-ed Bonds and Parker. I am sure someone even boo-ed Honus at time or two.


No need to write an article on what Hossa did, we remember, and the booing will remind him that we didn't.

( again, in case no one heard me,I can't believe he said we take our sports too seriously.)

btw staff; love the flashblog, even for a dial up girl, its like grease lightin.



Flyer Hater, next week i will get to watch NHL network.( getting Directv) I hope they still don't have the Stars.~Canucks

(2 months 2 weeks)

Stoosh said...

You don't realize how much faster the game is and how much harder guys hit in today's game than they did thirty years ago. I'm watching Bruins-Flyers from 1978 on NHL Network and these guys look like they're playing in the old Bridgeville roller hockey league I played in.

No wonder those Edmonton teams dominated. They played at a pace 20 years ahead of their time and none of these guys could keep up.

I think that picture the P-G uses of Smizik has to be at least 10 years old. When you see the guy on KDKA, he looks like a wax figure from Madame Tussaud's come to life.

Bobby Schmautz!!!!! What a goal by Captain Hook Bobby Schmautz! Is that a hockey name or what?

Pirates lost their fifth in a row today, meaning they are right on schedule for dealing Jason Bay and Xavier Nady within the next two weeks and having justification to do so because they're no longer going to be within any realistic shot of the wildcard.

(Honestly, I won't be heartbroken if they deal Bay and Nady. Both are gone after next year anyway, and the Pirates desperately need to restock their high levels of the minors because Littlefield can't draft. They should be able to get a handful of good prospects for those two guys.)

wilsmith said...

I wish I knew more about this Smizik clown.

From what I've seen of him, it seems like he's angry because so many people like the Pens now, and he's just trying to bring everyone down.

jefe penguino said...

yeah and those bum pirates got swept by the rockies! not really helping out the dbacks since they already have the dodgers to deal with.

well, i was going to root for the buccos when they come to town in a couple weeks, but they are giving me little reason to now.

jefe penguino said...

i hear a ShamWOW ad in the other room. see ya later!

Dr. Turkleton said...

I'm cheering for Hossa when he comes back!

Otherwise, one or more of these things probably happens:

•Orpik doesn't come back.
•MAF gets a 1 or 2 year arbitration deal.
•WB/S not ready for prime time players suiting up on 3rd/4th line + 5th or 6th D-Man
•Staal gets traded during season / off season since signing him would put the Pens in a Flyer-ish situation with no Cap Money.

So, THANK YOU, Big Poppa Pump, for letting King Shero lock up the Pens CORE for years to come...It would have been nice to see your #18 skating around for another 4-5 years with a Penguin on your chest......but I think things will work out better for the Pens and their future without you.

It makes me kinda glad his part of 'Experience The Evolution' amounted to nothing more than a proverbial cup of coffee.

[LOO-ka ka-POO-tee]

Dan said...

i leave for 2 days and things change. i am confused

Dr. Turkleton said...

almost forgot...

Happy 35th B-Day, Floppa!!!!!!

I celebrated by just randomly falling down while walking around town today. Some peeps stared in wonderment, others laughed...but I think I drew 3 minors throughout the day!

[Ankle o' Taffy]

penstone410 said...

I celebrated by just randomly falling down while walking around town today.
SLOW CLAP FOR DR TURK!

Stoosh said...

@ Dr. Turk -

We were talking about the same today at our post-softball-quadrupleheader cookout (bunch of Pens fans on our team). I said pretty much the same thing you did - bringing Hossa back probably would've meant us waving buh-bye to Brooksie AND only being able to lock Fleury up relatively short term. There's no way in hell it would've allowed Shero to do what he did with each of them.

We'd have been mostly a two-line team, right back to dealing with the same defensive depth issues we did in 2005-06 and 2006-07, and we would be lacking in depth across the lower lines as well.

Shero staggered the salaries so we'll see some cap relief in each of the next few seasons. Sykora, Satan, Fedotenko, Gill and Sydor are all up after this year. That's a total of something like $13-14 million off the books, although I'd expect to see one or two of them back.

The following year, Gonchar and Eaton are off the books, so that's another $7 million freed up. Letang will be up for RFA status, so it might be time to extend him after that.

Shero = smarter than most

[YAH-nee PEH-soh-nen]

TheFandangler said...

Dr. Turk:

I had an ice pack on the foot/ankle all day and I had a paper mask of peter forsberg's face from the crocs commercial.

Dan said...

haven't been near a computer since pre dark knight on friday so it's ramblings time.......

@ doc - no clue why we weren't fbook buds, fail on both of our parts. glad you like the avatar

dark knight - holy shit, i still have a boner from it. i made a comment about just how damn good i thought heath was, and my friend used the phrase "too soon"........
oldman owns as gordon. if that movie on a whole isn't nominated for an oscar, i will be shocked. the script, direction, action, story, the philosophy, ethics, everything, i don't know how to describe it. nor can i say have i ever been so pissed at one part of the movie that it was ruined for me about an hour and a half in (it was all ok though). i just sat there saying, they just ruined this franchise. wow was i relieved. i have not been on the edge of my seat for a movie, well, ever. if i have to compare it to something, the movie "heat" comes to mind. i plan on watching the animated series on dvd every day when i come home this week.

bob smizk - proud member of nambla.

i think that's all, for now

sexymexyjeffy said...

It's a shame pens bloggers are going to kill him, I had always hoped he lived long enough to be assassinated.



WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

TheFandangler said...

Vehicle shopping when you're poor makes me feel like a "knucklehead" =\

Dr. Turkleton said...

stoosh...

1st off..gotta love Penguin talk at a softball game in the dog-days of Summer a week away from Steeler Camp!

We'd have been mostly a two-line team, right back to dealing with the same defensive depth issues we did in 2005-06 and 2006-07

Might be the understatement of the off season.

Especially would be lacking in the 'Physical' Defenseman role. I ♥ Hal Gill, but he's a different type of physical...more of a shutdown kinda defender. I think Orps might have found his game and has learned how to use his physical play to his advantage instead of putting himself in the doghouse and skating as a 4th line wing.

thefandangler...if you were able to rob a bank for millions of dollars: you would've completed the Floppa Hat Trick!

dan...

Thanks for the add! [or is that aids?]

TheFandangler said...

Turk:

I'll work on it.

Dan said...

doc - actually it's aadd (adult add)

and i forgot, i hope everyone enjoyed the who rock honors who didn't see it yet on friday.

Hip said...

BNG said:

Bob Smizik is Bob Smizik.

Easily the funniest comment on here.


What a tool. I don't give a shit about Hossa. I wasn't that into him during the playoff run but could appreciate what he brought to the picnic. I could care less that he bounced out other than the fact that he's a commitmentphobe money whore who seems to think there's guarantees in sports. Someone should have told him that by saying Detroit's got the best shot he effectively blew up any chance they had. Karma's a bitch and the hockey gods don't like entitlement. I'm not gonna boo his ass because I'm so over him the effort wouldn't be worth it.

The greatest players in every sport are those who are able to build something and don't just tag along for the ride. Hossa won't ever be one of them, no matter how many goals he gets.

Hip said...

RE: the convo from yesterday about sports injuries.

I've met the great Freddie Fu and he did not get my ass into Pitt med school despite the fact we share alma maters! And I graduated with his daughter!

Whatev.

Also, can we talk about Tom Brady being on the injury report EVERY SINGLE WEEK? Joke.

Cynique066 said...

My two cents to Smizik:

Please.
Have you actually attended any games at the Wachovia Center? When I was there for game 4 of the Eastern conference finals I saw things like a line of five grown men lifiting their shirts to expose their nipples and screaming "suck this, Cindy Crysby". Another section had a young boy, perhaps 12 or so, holding a large banner that said "Crosby bangs boys". The vile filth that poured out of people's mouths was shocking to me, and I've been a veteran hockey fan and attended lots of highly emotional games.
So when you say Pittsburgh has it "all over Philadelphia" for "knuckleheads" I think you simply haven't been paying attention. Booing prior heroes may or may not be classy. It pales in comparison to the regular and frankly accepted behavior at Philadlephia sporting events. I won't even go into the urine showers I witnessed at an Eagles/Redskins game once. Why no one in the state or national media has brought up this kind of truly reprehensible behavior amazes me.
You are utterly off base with your comparison.

Stoosh said...

@ Hip -

Single-best take on Hossa I heard came from Steigy after Hossa's press conference announcing his deal with the Wings. Hossa said something during that presser to the effect that he was happy because he was with a team that could help him win the Cup.

Steigy said if that's the way Hossa feels, the Pens are better off without him. They'd be much better off focusing on bringing in players who want to help the team win the Cup, as opposed to players who only want to come here so others can help them win the Cup.

Hossa = passenger

Stoosh said...

@ Dr. Turk -

1st off..gotta love Penguin talk at a softball game in the dog-days of Summer a week away from Steeler Camp!

I seem to know more and more people who are more interested in talking Pens as time goes on.

I'm as excited as ever for the Steelers this summer and I even tried to get some Steelers talk going today. Wasn't happening.

I've said this before...these younger generations of sports fans in Pittsburgh are going to be every bit as tuned into the Pens as past generations were the Steelers. I don't think the Pens will ever supplant them and I don't think there needs to be this "one always has to be superior" sort of thing. I'm just making the statement that the Pens are winning over these younger generations of sports fans the same way the Steelers did 30 years ago.

Hip said...

@Stoosh -

Steigy's a complete jagoff! Look at him stealing my commentary and not even giving me credit for it.

That's the last time I give him my reaction when he calls.


Seriously though - nail on the head is Hossa = passenger.

And let's be honest here.
Drivers fucking wanted.

Luke said...

It's a shame pens bloggers are going to kill him, I had always hoped he lived long enough to be assassinated.



WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


BEST COMMENT EVER.

Eric K said...
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aunt penny said...

As I said last night, we're only halfway through summer and Smizdick is bored. That's the best he can come up with, we're knucleheads.

Commit to the Stoosh. We don't need us any "hoosa" to hang around waiting for the Pens to deliver him a cup. Hoosa is a knucklehead.
Better off without out him.


Great comment Luke. Wonder if Smizdick cleaned the knife...er, pen that he used on Madden, before attacking Pensblog???


just sayin.

aunt penny said...

I know it's a slow night, just a thought to through out there...

I was thinking the 'free candy' bracelets would be awesome...then it came to me...what about Orpik as a PEZ ??? Now that's some classic candy.

sh0ez said...

Where the heck are all the regular cbloggers?

@ aunt penny: I'm in a Photoshopping mood . . .

TheFandangler said...

I'm not sure how regular I am... but I'm hanging around.

TheFandangler said...

ps:

That wasn't a poop joke.

coffeytalk said...
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I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Sh0ez: I'm lurking ... I have nothing important to say really *laughs*

coffeytalk said...

uuuuuugh.

I am so tired of Hossa and everything related to him. He's like an annoying fad that won't go away.

OVER IT.

Smizwhoev is clearly a bored, old, cranky "sportswriter".

How 'bout I'll knuckle your head, Bobby boy.

TheFandangler said...

*smiles*

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@thefandangler: You know you love my asterisks speak ... you are going to write me in for some political office and put *smiles* beside my name ... *laughs*

TheFandangler said...

I'm hooked... what can I say?

I'll be your campaign manager.

Vote for Carly!
*smiles, hugs, kisses*

eileenover said...

I think Smizik just needs a good lay.

coffeytalk said...
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TheFandangler said...

Eileen:

...if you know any old Jewish bag ladies you can play match maker!

TheFandangler said...

coffeytalk:

Everybody loves kisses!

...especially if they're surrounded by asterisks.

sh0ez said...

Hah. And then people start showing up.

TheFandangler said...

You're our piper Sh0ez.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

That was so weird ... why did my comment come up as coffeytalk wrote it? EvilInternetblog ...

Anways Fandangler, *kisses* are a bit too far ... no creeping out voters ...

Ask Penstone, she's my chief of staff *smiles*

coffeytalk said...

here's the thing, fandangler I didn't post that kisses thing. i had posted:

or a good kick to the head as a response to eileen's good lay thing but i guess my post and someone else's got tangled in the web. i just deleted it cause it wasn't m. weird blogger night.

coffeytalk said...

ah it was kaspar that did it!

WEIRD.

aunt penny said...

eileen...I believe Charlie does draw the line.

ShOez..go for it ...I'm like the straight line guy, setting up people. I get these great ideas but don't know how to photoshop.

TheFandangler said...

People like Creepy...

...Bob Smizik is on TV.

Maria said...

"Bob Smizik hates you and your family."

Love it. Maybe he's hoping for a job in Filthadelphia, that's why he's jobbing us. Some Pens fans may have booed Jagr, but we're not nearly as vulgar as "those people" on the other side of the state.

Whatev. Some kids were probably playing on his lawn yesterday & he's still pissed about it.

TheFandangler said...

I wonder how many burn spots Bob has on his porch... from all the bagged dog poo that gets set on fire.

"I'm gonna get you damn kids! You're all gonna DIE!"

Sinops said...

I just ordered dish network to get satellite TV. Is the NHL Network worth the extra ten bucks a month to upgrade the HD package?

Maria said...

Plus, don't we have the right to boo Hossa? Brutus lied to the team. I don't think it's unreasonable. Then again, I am STILL bitter when it comes to Marian Hossa.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Sinops: You should have gotten Directv ... it's cheaper even with the upgrade to get NHLN ...

@thefandangler: Is Adam Sandler shooting films at his house? *laughs*

coffeytalk said...

he called the shit poop!

aunt penny said...

And another thing (getting away from the hoosa)...now that we have a schedule, could one of the wonderful techo brains out there create the backwards clock for the puck drop?
Someone at work did one on my computer for my retirement date and though it's bit in the future, but it makes me smile. *big smiles*

And maybe add 'DICKS' to the top with 'BOOBS' and then we could vote on people to put under those titles. For instance Smizdick...dick or boob?

stokes said...

Stoosh- when and what team did you play for down at bridgeville, the greatest hockey league EVAH?


Along the lines of what Dr. Turk, Stoosh and CT were saying: i'm over Hossa. yeah it pissed me off, but we're better off without him due to the guys that were signed for the money they were signed to, and with Hossa here, that doesn't happen.

I may or may not boo Hossa. Depends on if i am at the game and how drunk i am.

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ aunt penny

Dick

not really "@" Aunt Penny, more like directed towards.

TheFandangler said...

I don't boo Jags because he's my second favorite (for now) player behind Lemieux.

I probably won't boo Hossa, I'll probably just call him a poo pusher or some other stupid insult when he's on the ice.

Dr. Turkleton said...

stokes...
I may or may not boo Hossa.

The fans at the Igloo should confuse the hell out of him:

Period 1: BOO Hossa every time he touches the puck.

Period 2: Stand & Cheer Hossa every time he touches the puck. [as if Parliments' House of Commons]

Period 3: Hooo-Saaa Chant...with some Smiii-zikkk thrown in for good measure!

[Knuckle Sammich]

aunt penny said...

Just think, Smiz could next write about the knuckleheads voting him to the boob list or dick list. Then he could call us all dingleberries. Or maybe he could just have pensblog people write for him for awhile during the slow summer,since that's the best he can do for having an original thought.

just sayin.

aunt penny said...

Dr. T-great sammich. Can we get a little mustard on that?

(I had no idea you were so young!)

sh0ez said...

@ aunt penny: Already a step ahead of you.

Dr. Turkleton said...

no official press release on the Pens signing Laffe Taffe???

huh.

maybe they're all off on the weekends and only those webmasters who run NHLPA.com and Penguins.com felt obligated to quasi-report about it.

aunt penny...

I'm an old kuncklehead...hence, the B&W photo! [HA!]....

I have no idea who that is...a relative of Gary Roberts, perhaps?

I do know that kid's face will break a lot of hearts & his left fist will break a lot of noses!

Sweet Dreams, Cblog!

aunt penny said...

okay, how did I miss this, and maybe this was brought up before but...... Hossa 'leads' the team in '+/-' ???

-14.

See ya.

aunt penny said...

g'nite turk.

Hey someone stole the boobs...they're missing from the top!!!!

poneil2005 said...

"The knuckleheads aren't excited about a chance for the Penguins to get some measure of revenge for their loss in the Cup final. No, what they can't wait for is the chance to rain down boos on Marian Hossa."

...That's exactly what I was thinking...?

TheFandangler said...

Deadblog.

TheFandangler said...

What do you think?...3-4 grand?

sh0ez said...

Inspired by 'aunt penny.' Photoshopped by yours truly. Orpik + PEZ = Ultimate Free Candy.

Sent to staff. Enjoy.

Allison said...

hahaha... german titov is probably talked about more now than when he actually was a Penguin

Allison said...

and sh0ez... that is really sick

jefe penguino said...

@aunt penny -whoa whoa whoa
just fyi, i already dubbed janne PEZonen as free candy's sidekick (although sh0ez would do much better work).

[edit after i refreshed. see.]


i called my dog a knucklehead today. i must be a 121 year old like bob smizzle drizzle.

brndlynn said...

sh0ez: its perfect. i love it.

sh0ez said...

Sorry jefe!

eileenover said...

Charles Barkley calls people knuckleheads.

jefe penguino said...

whatev!

haha its awesome though.

jefe penguino said...

i watched the whole f'ing espy thing and they didnt mention hockey at all. i didnt even see a blurb about best nhl player.

and fuck you timberlake. why do you have to be so good at everything.

TheFandangler said...

Charles Barkley = SpaceJam = ok in my book.

ya knuckleheads.

Flyer Hater said...

Just got back from the Dark Knight.

*There should have been more Joker, Heath Ledger deserves and Oscar.

*The movie was about 45 minutes too long.

Flyer Hater productions gives it 3.5 out of a possible 5 stars.

TheFandangler said...

Lol... I hate being bored.

penstone410 said...

@fandangler
HILARIOUS
*slow clap*

TheFandangler said...

Thank you... =]

jefe penguino said...

penstone is giving out slow claps like its free candy.

penstone410 said...

@jefe
*slow clap*

TheFandangler said...

Bored

...and Again

brndlynn said...

@ fandangler: that never gets old.

jefe penguino said...

and the espy for Best Slow Clap goes to..

Penstone410

TheFandangler said...

Brandy:

No one has ever been more right.

I watched about 3 seconds of the espy's and it was perfect timing to see Rick Nash get jobbed.

penstone410 said...

@jefe
the ESPY
oh god no

@fandangler
while catching up, i noticed this:
Eileen:
...if you know any old Jewish bag ladies you can play match maker!


i'm kind of offended, but i'm also kind of laughing.. bob smizik's brother was the principal of my jewish day school

TheFandangler said...

.................................... lol

TheFandangler said...

Lol. I'm sorry Laynie!

No ill intentions! I was just stating what I thought Bob Smizik would be into.

penstone410 said...

@fandangler
its alright! like i said im not sure if i am offended because it actually is quite funny and i am sure very true..

TheFandangler said...

lol, okkkkk

jefe penguino said...

@penstone -slow clapping is a sport. and you won.

sh0ez said...

Woo.

Just finished making my own jersey template.

penstone410 said...

@jefe
i feel so honored. in the fine words of the dude that accepted his award with eli manning for the best play at the ESPYs (i dont know who he was, i dont watch that much football, or particularly care..) "i would like to thank jesus"
oh wait.... my bad

@fandagler
i actually wouldnt be surprised cause when bobs bro was my principal he used to hit on all the little old jewish ladies and we alway thought it was creepy..

TheFandangler said...

Well, it looks like it may run in the family. Eileen said he needed laid so I was just throwing out options for her to line up for him.

sh0ez said...

What do you all think of my base jersey template?

I based it off of the original RbK EDGE jersey template. I made the liner curl and connect at the bottom, changed the chest curve designs, made the shoulder stripe come to a point, changed the sides and added the lace collar. Each color is editable to be whatever color I want. I am hoping to team up with Stephen to try the IHA tournament over at Icethetics.

Woo.

penstone410 said...

@fandangler
okay, just stay away from my grandma haha

TheFandangler said...

Spagett!!

sh0ez said...

I only find about 1% of the Tim and Eric Awesome Show to be anywhere close to funny.

TheFandangler said...

Sh0ez:

Two things, That's sick... will it match your shoes?... and secondly, what's Icethetics?

eileenover said...

I like the colors sh0ez!

TheFandangler said...

ok third thing...

Tim and eric... probably only behind south park for me as far as TV goes. I'm not a big fan of anything else really.

brndlynn said...

@ sh0ez: you're not alone in thinking that.

jefe penguino said...

@penstone -hah, when that guy thanked jesus several times. i wondered how many times jesus voted for him?

@sh0ez -the design would work, but the particular color scheme seems a bit too busy.


and remind me not to click any more fandangler links :F

TheFandangler said...

haha... geeze i'm bored!

I'm pretty much doing this for myself.

sh0ez said...

Icethetics (formerly NHL ToL): A blog with logo tournaments, concept logos/jersey (coming back soon), graphics contests, jersey information, 3rd jersey updates, etc.


Direct link to the IHA project. You are given the team names and team colors. From those two things, you must create a logo. That's what Stephen is good at. Then eventually you can create jerseys and such. That's me. Just something to do, really. Woooo.

TheFandangler said...

That's really cool. I've never heard of it. Thank you for changing my trend with links. Everyone should appreciate that.

sh0ez said...

@ eileen: Thanks. I love teal. Obviously.

@ brandi: Thank God.

@ fandangler: Family Guy is all I need.

@ jefe: That color scheme was just to show the different areas that COULD be colored a certain color. At most, I would use three colors on one design.

brndlynn said...

@ sh0ez: i only like the one that i commented on. the first time someone showed me that i was 3 days out of ankle surgery and the meds made me think everything was funny. lol.

TheFandangler said...

Family guy is pretty much at the bottom of the barrel now. It's dropped so far these past 2 years. I liked it when I first discovered it on DVD's but it's the same thing every episode.

Remember when I did this with this person...flashback...then back to 10 minutes of nothing.

Print it.

eileenover said...

I really wish there was some real hockey news.

sh0ez said...

@ brandi: My 'friends' are obsessed with it. It's annoying. In fact, the number of times I've heard "spaghett" in the past few months has made me want to kill Cartoon Network for allowing that show to exist.

@ fandangler: It is still hilarious. The last two episodes were amazing. After 55 hours of show, there are obviously going to be lulls.

jefe penguino said...


TheFandangler said...

You're not the only one... The only thing really hockey related is going to the rink in the morning and skating the fresh ice. That's the only thing really getting me by right now.

sh0ez said...

@ jefe: NO WAY!

jefe penguino said...

i was speechless at the family guy diss haha.

TheFandangler said...

Yeah, I'm weird... sorry.

jefe penguino said...

ZEBRAHEAD
aug 31 2008
Diesel - all ages

do it.

Beav said...

all i know is that we are lucky there's a family guy, lucky there's a man who positively can do everything he can to make us effing cry

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