Sunday, August 17, 2008

Eight for Eight



In four months when you can't buy a box of Wheaties, a can of Coke or a toilet plunger without the face of Michael Phelps on the packaging it might be a little tiring. But right now you've got to give credit where credit is due, even if it's only swimming.
Dominant performance.

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:: EA Sports NHL 09 will include a helmet-less Montreal Canadiens Legends team. [ Going Five Hole ] has a video interview with some guys from EA who talk about that and some of the other new features.



:: [ Barry Melrose Rocks ] has the ratings from EA Sports NHL Blogger 09. And we only gets an 85 agility?

In high school they called us "the cat", which had everything to do with our quick and agile reflexes, and absolutely nothing to do with the picture on our Trapper Keeper.



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[ Bill R]

[ CoffeyTalk ]

[ Elliot L ]

Buckner'd

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[Manage à Trois. PENS LOSE.]

4-3
[OT]

Right off the back, Erik Christensen leads a flying V from the Pens zone. Jordan Staal almost stuns Marty Brodeur.

Brodeur says no. He shows great body control.
Too bad he doesn't have control in other places:


--J Schiff, esq.--

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Everything slows down for a few minutes.
But then Malkin and Sykora settle in for Chemistry class.
Malkin drops it to Sykora.
Sykora lets go a wicked wrister. It hits off some jobber's pads.
Brodeur has no clue.


2-0
Sykora with his 600th career point.
Sick

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This meltdown is brought to you by Chernobyl power.

Things simply changed.

The Pens had some big-time problems in their own zone.
And then Patrick Elias got the puck.
While Eddie O is running his mouth about how Crosby's ankle might "never be the same," Elias goes to the net.
Puck hits off Tanger. 3-2.

Uh-Oh.

Cue it up.

Heres the thing, we started out friends.
It was cool, but it was all pretend.
Yeah Yeah.
Since You Been Tied

3-3
Kelly Clarkson with the huge goal.

We may suspend ourselves for even putting taht Kelly Clarkson stuff on there.
There was nothing else to put.

Penguin fans everywhere just stare at the TV screen.
What a feeling. Just blah.
But it's not like choking in a Super Bowl.

At that point, it was time to just get a point, because it was clear the Devils and their game had reappeared.

People were getting hooked left and right and anally.
The old NHL makes a rare appearance, as the refs let them play down the homestretch.

Somehow Conk keeps the Devils off the board.
Overtimeblog.


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OT

Staal comes out flying. He turns Colin White into Colin Powell.
But Colin White tackles him.

Here come the Devils. Dreaded shot from the point.



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Go Pens

84 comments:

The Big K said...

1st!

The Big K said...

Oh I have so many people to thank.

8 for 8, bitches!

This is my second career first comment, and I am just at a loss for words, even more than last time. I want to thank all the jobbers who made it possible, and just say that I am thrilled to be keeping company (2 firsts) with great c-bloggers like the Stoosh, Eileenover, and Flyer Hater.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Flyer Hater said...

Nice call BNG...










Joke

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Phelps will always be amazing in my mind even if his face is on toliet paper and Wheaties ... he is the best at what he does, which is nearly everything in swimming.

Peirsol is amazing, I hope he competes again in the next Olympics in the backstroke events, maybe even relays ...

J.S. said...

So now that Phelps has won everything in the Olympics, are there any events left?

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@J.S.: Apparently there is this thing called track and field ...

There is still beach volleyball, and I'm pretty sure Misty/Kerri don't need another teammate, but Dalhausser/Rogers are iffy, though. Phelps is tall, Rogers could use him *laughs*

eileenover said...

If May and Walsh don't win, I'm going to be stunned.

PittHockey said...

I think you got hosed on the cat picture.

jimmypop6996 said...

If nothing else, the Winter in the Sun recap of the season just proves how inconsequential these losses proved to be being that the team had bigger fish to fry in the way of a Stanley Cup run. Makes you laugh to re-read that people are talking about Crosby never being the same from the ankle and he would return to lead the playoffs in scoring.

PittHockey said...

j.s.: 2012

MattB said...

How about that Bolt fella? Set the world record tonight without even trying.

Michael Johnson = stunned

penstone410 said...

phelps is a beast! okay we get it, and i dont know about you all, but i didnt watch one of his races yet there was no doubt in my mind he could do it. like i said, beast. i swear the boys got some fish DNA in him! okay lets all move on now..

is it time for hockey yet?

Flyer Hater said...

"If nothing else, the Winter in the Sun recap of the season just proves how inconsequential these losses proved to be being that the team had bigger fish to fry in the way of a Stanley Cup run. Makes you laugh to re-read that people are talking about Crosby never being the same from the ankle and he would return to lead the playoffs in scoring."

And we'll all do the same thing, the first time the Pens lose two games in a row against Atlantic Division teams. What's the definition of insanity again?

jefe penguino said...

spitz > phelps

that mop on his head and killer mustache basically equals an eigth gold medal.

jefe penguino said...

and spitz made the top 12 here.

BlacknGold66 said...

Yeo blows.

I am OFFICIALLY calling for his head.







WOOOOO!

TheFandangler said...

Jefe:

I said the same thing tonight. Phelps couldn't pull it off with that sort of hair. Put Spitz in today's Olympic games and he shatters all records by a minute of more. 50meter sprint... he gets it done in 6.9 secs.

I like Labatt...

Anthony said...

99 checking > 99 agility.

Anthony said...

No mention of Lanny McDonald in the top 12 'staches is simply put, a TRAVESTY.

Hip said...

Woooooooo.
The more you race, the more chances you have to lose. And Phelps didn't. Solid.

Have a good Sunday c-bloggers. I'm in the ICU.

Vomit.

debrisslide said...

I hope I don't miss beach volleyball while I'm at work. That would blow.

I guess I better get dressed and get prepared for the Panera Bread onslaught.

J.S. said...

George Parros and Max Talbot at least deserve honorable mentions in that top 12. Half of those jokes were soccer players, so I'm sure once somebody told them how great their moustaches are/were, they probably fell over like they were shot.

Eddie the Eagle's moustache = an embarassment.

David Boon's moustache, now that's quality.

Rudy Voller (pic 5). Imagine that, a soccer player taking a diver. And they wonder why they have the stereotype of a league full of divers.

Rage said...

Max and George should have their own category: Porn 'Staches

Dr. Turkleton said...

Psychic Friends Network > BNG66

lame-o.


I KNOW I saw Vince from shamWow!™ on the sidelines of the USA-NZL Women's Field Hockey match yesterday. He was masquerading as a US assistant coach, but the black shades he was sporting couldn't hide his perfect form in wearing the headset.

BlacknGold66 said...

@Turk: I knew you were going to say that.

Eh?


Eh?


Ugh.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Until staff starts handing out prizes for first, i'll never get what the big deal is. it was like big k got two prizes at the bottom of his cereal box..."A DOUBLE PRIZER!"


I think I might have found a new Kenny Melvin dancing video, it's kind of fuzzy so i'm not sure.

I Like Your Booty (But I'm Not Gay)

TheFandangler said...

I think I'll say in bed until 09' comes out... then I'll stay in front of the TV.

J.S. said...

bah, youtube blocked at my reserve center

epic fail = The Navy's Information Awareness policy, although I did find a way to get around their blocking of Yahoo Mail.

Lady Jaye said...

Trapper Keeper...

Wow. You guys keep blind siding me with obscure but important things from childhood.. I was all about purple trapper keeper with rainbow gradient geometric shapes on it... or was it the one with the unicorn and rose.

Flyer Hater said...

I'm calling for BNG's head as a c-blogger.

TheFandangler said...

Trapper Keeper.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Sundin interested in Rangers

I don't like him a lot and after the whole summer dragging out deal he has done he is pretty low on my like list. If he joins the Rangers, no way will I be rooting for him.

J.P. Barry is also Evgeni Malkin's agent, so we know it's the individual not the agent.

Flyer Hater said...

LOL, Sundin is the ultimate loser. Toronto had much more playoff success without Sundin than with him. Everyone knew at the time that Gary Roberts was the leader of the Leafs, not Sundin. I would love if he went to the Rangers. The Rags went from a team having a bunch of proven playoff performers (Jagr, Straka, Shanahan) to a team full of pansies (Naslund, Redden, and potentially Sundin)

Flyer Hater said...

Oh no, the dude who runs buzzontheturd says that Sundin could dramatically alter the race in the Atlantic Division. I don't even want to play the season now.

KaylaJ said...

went to a museum a few months ago and they had a design like the kind you used to see on the front of trapper keepers-the spirograph designs form itt tech, not the cats and unicorns. i thought about getting a shot of it, but i realized when its much larger, its much more vomit inducing by both its colors and its dizziness.

as for sunday, GO AWAY!

KaylaJ said...

yeah, that should say from not form, mmkay?

jefe penguino said...

i cnat satnd wehn i mkae ralely smilpe selplnig matsikes eteihr.

jefe penguino said...

im hoping this event finds itself in the 2012 olympics.

J.S. said...

is c-blog that slow today?

Flyer Hater said...

I officially hate Sundays.

J.S. said...

ihk, I probably should have worded that better. I knew that there was track events left, but I meant since Phelps won everything possible....geez, what the hell did I type last night?

(rereads)

ok, nevermind. My comment, or what I was going for, made no sense.

I'm going back to sleep.

Flyer Hater said...

Someone must have let the retards out of their cage

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@J.S.: It's cool.

@Flyer Hater: Man, that ticks me off ... some people are so blindly stupid it isn't anywhere near funny.

“We’re here in Pittsburgh forever,” Penguins chairman Ken Sawyer said in the warm glow of Thursday’s ceremony.

But after Lemieux’s admissions, why should anyone ever believe them?

Why do they let people who have no sense write things?! I want to bitch slap John Mehno. So dirty politics and such aren't what he's pissed about, but that Lemieux had tried to get an arena that was originally going to be free? I don't understand. Also, the season tickets cost money, duh! Burkle and Lemieux can't pay out of pocket for the salary of their players, that would be outrageous. Sounds like this guy knows nothing about what he's writing. Good job make the decreasing field of journalism look worse and sink into the filth that you and your newspaper call "articles." Hmm, so for Heinz Field and PNC Park, the places the people had to pay with taxes after people voted against it (dirty politics once more), suddenly don't make money off of non-related sporting events? Have the common decency to actually sound intelligent by making thought out points, not by coming in with a piece of scrap paper that has coffee stains and your saliva on it because you fell asleep after you got bored from editing the paper and even the hot coffee the poor intern who hates your life had to pour couldn't wake you up from your Excuse-for-an-article-coma.

"But Lemieux didn’t just express a preference to stay in Pittsburgh, he said leaving was never a legitimate consideration. Why would he admit that?" Because it was obviously what he believed and wanted everyone else to know. He wanted to make everyone remember that he was the base, that he got us here, and was keeping us here.

Why not try complimenting Mario Lemieux for what he has done, huh? Like leading the team to 2 Stanley Cups, or his performances as a whole while injured or with cancer. Maybe even the fact that he lost money from the Pens becoming bankrupt? He didn't have his contracts paid out and bought the team to keep us afloat. Or the Mario Lemieux foundation? Is that a lie? I mean, helping people seems to be against every fiber of his being. Look at him and his family with his children smiling. Damn him for saving our organization 3 times, the hat trick. I can't believe he's one of my biggest heroes after all he has gone through and done his entire life. I must be stupid!

Flyer Hater said...

John Mehno=Owned

Flyer Hater said...

If I'm not mistaken, Mehdouche usually writes about the Pirates. He's probably bored with no one reading or caring about anything he has to write.

shawnawwwesome said...

To paraphrase General George Patton:

"Pittsburgh loves a winner, and will not tolerate a loser, this is why the Penguins have never, and will never, lose an arena."

Mehno got swirlies in high school.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Sorry about that ... I don't like when people call Mario Lemieux a liar and classless. The man defines class. I don't like when people insult Mario ever.

dying alive said...

I'm curious like a cat. That's why my friends call me Whiskers.

The thought of Whitney being out at the beginning of the season makes me very, very sad. I don't care what anyone says, I loves the guy. And it's hard to argue with a beard like that.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Also, Cicero was a glorified fool. He didn't like Julius Caesar much, who in fact lived for his people. He asked for Mark Antony to restore the peace and make Rome a republic. When Antony didn't listen to him at first, he began a campaign using his popularity as a statesman to push Octavian, the first Emperor of Rome (good call, Cicero.) He also wrote letters frequently to Cassius a main conspirator of Caesar's death. He had to flee Rome many times, once because he angered Antony supporters so much that they were going to arrest him. Let's see in the end his mouth got in the way of his life. He got decapitated because of his stupidity and the way he angered Antony who was at the time working with Octavian. So yeah, quote him. He did speak eloquently, but he also was known as a hypocrite at times due to his role in politics.

And another thing, he had 2 women divorce him. He married them young and after a while they became cold and distant with him. His 2nd marriage was basically for the money.

Yeah, I'm still angry *laughs*

eileenover said...

Mehno has never felt the touch of a woman.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

If the moon were made of ribs...would u eat it?

Hip said...

PS - In case no one else mentioned it, the Trapper Keeper reference is why this blog is a big deal.

Holy Shit, I begged my mom for those and she would NEVER CAVE.

Flyer Hater said...

This is the most publicity Mehdouce has ever received.

KaylaJ said...

hip other than the color, they weren't worth much in the end. by the end of the year the binder part was always broke, the cardboard part was always ripped, and by the end of the year it was either out of style or several other people had the same one you had. needless to say those trapper keeper people had a pretty good idea making faulty products you had to buy every 6 months...those bastards!!!

TheFandangler said...

FoodForThoughtBlog...

Spend more Sundays at the gun range...

KaylaJ said...

i'm no longer allowed at the gun range, something about too many accidental shootings. i tried to tell them its their fault if they saw me point and didn't move, but to no avail.

TheFandangler said...

I understand. I don't go with strangers because I was always told to eliminate strangers. I just went with my bro and cuz and we pretty much dominated. I haven't shot my guns in about a year and it feels good to blow shit apart... I can't wait for hunting season so I can blow living things apart. PA's deer population will be on the decline.

Dr. Turkleton said...

fandan...

you live in Beaver County?

BlacknGold66 said...

FH = Lame

Flyer Hater said...

BNG 66=Sexy


woo

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Sundin to the Rangers a lie This is just stupid ...

The Big K said...

Larry Brooks is about as reliable as the condom that broke on his dad.

-best line in the history of tPB

TheFandangler said...

Bob Saget roast = Epic.

TheFandangler said...

Dr. Turk:

No Allegheny...

I hunt here, Beaver, and Forest counties the most.

TheFandangler said...

Larry Brooks = A lesser Bobby Saget.

J.S. said...

just now waking up

j.s. approves of dethklok singing the national anthem for...whatever it is.

J.S. said...

found the roast. aw, c'mon, you can't job Norm MacDonald.

TheFandangler said...

J.s...

This is the second time it has been on... so naturally it's the second time I've seen it. Norm Mac's dialogue is so random and weird that no one gets it... he gets 0 laughs. Which in tern makes him even better.

Flyer Hater said...

Norm McDonald=Not Funny

J.S. said...

Norm Mac = very funny

He hasn't done his part yet, although the old chick that was on sounded very scripted.

Oh wait, there he is.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Flyer Hater = Not Funny.

*smirks*

J.S. said...

oh yeah, very very random

I'm not sure whether to laugh or grab the remote.

Just odd.

TheFandangler said...

I loved it...

He did it totally on purpose too. It's nice to see somebody not go up there and make stuff up about the people to be funny...Although that wasn't what I expected. After already seeing it I can tell you Norm and Brian Poishan were my favorites.

TheFandangler said...

brian *posehn*

Flyer Hater said...

IHK=...

You're right, I'm not funny.





Bitch.

J.S. said...

I kinda thought that was what he was going for after a minute or so, but wow that was a tough set to listen to.

Even if Gilbert has an annoying voice, dude buries it on the roasts. Plus, he gets a pass from me for being in a 3rd Bass video (1:04-)

TheFandangler said...

I mean you can tell Norm doesn't give a fuck by the way he owned Jim Norton.

I thought it was by far the best roast yet and I can't wait to hear it uncut.

jefe penguino said...

i havnt watched the roast yet, but norm mac is the man. dirty work.

TheFandangler said...

Dirty Work... amazing...

TheFandangler said...

"The Saigon whore who bit my nose off"

Flyer Hater said...

Dirty Work is awesome.

TheFandangler said...

...awesome.

Flyer Hater said...

"I've never seen so many dead hookers in my life"

"Lord knows I have"

TheFandangler said...

"Time to pay the Fiddler, WHORE!"

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