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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 08:58 AM
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There's always one a-hole at every sports bar

Chargers fans Arlo Magpantay (left) and Kevin Perez,
both of Mira Mesa, watched their team fall further
behind during yesterday's playoff game while Steelers
fan John Sigmund celebrated at Callahan's Pub & Brewery
in Mira Mesa. (Nancee E. Lewis / Union-Tribune)


What is the so-called Steelers fan wearing? Packers gear? :eyes:
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 11:02 AM
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1. The color may be off because of the lighting
But I believe that's an old school Terry Bradshaw jersey.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 12:33 PM
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3. Besides, if he'd been wearing Packer colors, he wouldn't be an a-hole
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 12:24 PM
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2. Good for that guy!
I remember going to a bar in Montreal with my Bruins shirt on to watch a game. It was one of the first wins the Bruins had gotten there in years and years, and I was pretty obnoxious about it. :P
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 12:42 PM
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4. You were obnoxious about it? Gee, hard to believe.
Go Montreal!

HA

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 12:52 PM
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5. I only accept insults about Montreal from people who know what their logo means.
Without looking it up. ;)



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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 01:16 PM
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6. I know. I was like, what's their mascot? The Expos?
:rofl:
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 03:56 PM
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16. I have a picture somewhere with Youppi,
the Expos mascot. I saw a game there the last weekend they were in Montreal. Shitty team but great city!
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 01:23 PM
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7. Habs, as in "habitant"
which is of course, a person native to the area.

And I did not look it up. OTOH, I don't dislike Montreal, have no reason to insult them (love the city, which I've visited), and buy "The Hockey Sweater" for all the little kids I know.

I just reserve the right to insult them.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 02:03 PM
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9. Actually I looked it up and that's apparently a misconception.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 02:19 PM
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12. Ding ding ding!
Everyone gets that one wrong, that's why I posed the challenge. :)

You cheated though. :P

Did you read the sickening stat on that page about how they've won 26% of all the Stanley Cups going back to it's inception? :puke:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 02:24 PM
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13. I know. Staggering.
I'll take just one! x(

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 02:29 PM
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14. And you may get it.
The Sharks look awesome. Detroit is still the team to beat, but if the Sharks get them head to head they've had some luck against them over the years (ask Detroit how they feel about drawing the Sharks as the 8 seed lol).

Hmmm, maybe a Bruins/Sharks final?

#1 SJ - 31-5-5
#2 Bos - 31-7-4

:yoiks:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 08:56 AM
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18. That would be fun. After all, Boston fans haven't had a lot
to cheer about lately. :eyes:

:P
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 03:46 PM
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19. It's been a rough stretch in these here parts.
There hasn't been a parade in months, fer fuck's sake. Fucking loser Patriots.... x(

Hey, how insufferable do you think we could make this place with SJ and Boston in the Finals? :rofl:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 04:14 PM
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21. I know. You could do it by yourself ..
Look how mean you are to Montreal!



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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 04:20 PM
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23. Heh
That second pic actually is a good reason why the rivalry heated back up. All last year Montreal dominated the Bruins, and their fans flooded Boston for every game, singing the "Na Na Na, Goodbye" song, and "Ole Ole Ole"....in the B's building, dammit! Let's just say it fostered a little emotion on the Boston side for this year (and a few fights in the stands last year). :)

We play them again tonight (on VS if you got it)....the rivalry renewed!
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 05:13 PM
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27. Oh you do play them .. Sweet....Dish Channel 151
I'll check it out.

That would drive me insane. It reminds me of when the loud mouth Dodger fans invade San Francisco. :argh:


Anyway, we play Tampa at the Shark Tank tonight .. not exactly our rivals.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 05:38 PM
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29. I can't believe the season is half over and the Sharks haven't lost at home yet.
That's unreal in hockey. The B's have only lost a few, and that's awesome. To lose none 42 games in is amazing.

It's cool that the Thornton trade worked out the way it did. I liked him a lot, but we weren't getting it done with him here. The trade itself wasn't good for the B's player wise (Stuart was the only one who I liked in the deal), but it shook the team up and made them refocus. The next year they started reshuffling the off-ice structure of the team itself, but it was that trade that was the catalyst for both teams going from sucky to contenders.

Nabokov doesn't hurt either. A truly under-rated player in the East Coast/Canadian minded hockey press. I watched his very first full game against Roy and the Avs and the game ended 0-0 (this was before the shootout rule). Great stuff.

30 minutes 'til faceoff. :D

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 06:20 PM
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32. Thanks for jinxing them
x(

I guess I'll root for Boston since I know someone who's a Bruins fan. :D
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 06:59 PM
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34. That was my duty as a complete and utter bastard.
Edited on Tue Jan-13-09 07:01 PM by Forkboy
See, you failed that test by rooting for Boston. You too could have been a prick bastard, just like me, by rooting for Montreal.

You're too nice for this sports stuff. Look at trumad. He's as pleasant to talk to as a constipated cop late at night in a small town, but he's the epitome of "sports fan".

:hide:

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 07:14 PM
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35. I can't stop laughing
:spray:

1-0 Montreal :thumbsdown:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 07:24 PM
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36. 11-4-2 when trailing first.
Best win % when giving up the first goal in the league. :thumbsup:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 07:44 PM
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37. Yup
2-1 Boston :thumbsup:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 07:57 PM
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38. Bit of luck on that 2nd goal.
This is exactly what to expect from these two teams. A tough, ugly game. The B's lead the league in goals, but you'd never know it when these teams play. Montreal is playing a great road game so far, and they deserve to be tied or better.

Loved Thomas dishing out the forearm on the Montreal player. The check by the Montreal dude wasn't anything outrageous, but it's great to see a teammate step right up like that, especially the goalie. They've been doing this for each other all year. Always a good sign in any sport.

This game is following a nice pattern the B's have developed where they slowly but surely take over a game and win going away. Hopefully the 3rd will follow that, but the Habs are tough little blighters.


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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 08:49 PM
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39. You called it

3-1 F



Now our turn

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 09:28 AM
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40. And................

7-1 F



:patriot:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 03:39 PM
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49. I noticed that this morning.
That poor Southeast division is getting beaten more than a redheaded step child. If it wasn't for the Caps they'd really be in tough shape. :)

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 05:26 PM
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28. I'm watching the replay of the Detroit-Dallas game
:evilgrin:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 05:43 PM
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30. I watched that...good game!
I won't even spoil it for you by telling you the winner.

I'm fucking awesome, huh? :yoiks:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 06:19 PM
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31. Yea I knew who won, hence the evil grin
Which is, ironically a red devil. :evilgrin:
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 12:36 PM
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42. When SJ upset the Wings that year, it was terrible
I played my first round of golf that day (and one of my last; I'm terrible) - 18 holes, and it was sleeting and hailing. I got frozen cold. We came home and put the hockey game on. It was devastating enough when we lost, but later that day, I was hosting all our friends for a basketball playoff game (Sonics - we had to get it PPV that year) and I just knew everybody would come and rib me about it. So I went out into the back yard and cried for about ten minutes, just to get it out of my system. I didn't want anyone to come over, but we'd ordered the game, I had food ready, and I couldn't stop it. Plus, after spending four hours in rain and hail, I was physically drained. I still remember how I felt, crying out there in the yard.

IIRC, I may have put down a few beers that night!!!!
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 01:05 PM
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43. LOL..that's hardcore.
Got to love hockey fans! :D
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 02:54 PM
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44. I was wearing a Red Wings sweatshirt, too, I think
don't you even feel a little bit bad?

Of course, after Colorado knocked Detroit out of the playoffs in 1996, I went to bed and couldn't sleep. So I got up at 11:00 at night and drank two beers.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 03:22 PM
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45. Well if it makes you feel any better, I was horrified of the way
the Sharks played during their trip to Detroit recently.

HORRIFIED.

So, you guys still worry me probably more than you should be worried about us this year.

I don't know.

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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 06:51 PM
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56. I'd worry if I was a Sharks fan.....every team slumps at some point
and if they don't do it now, it'll happen in the playoffs.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 10:21 PM
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61. They did just go through a slump, including the Detroit loss
which followed an OT loss in Columbus.

So...I realize it's not a major slump compared to most teams, but they hadn't been playing great recently.

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 03:33 PM
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47. I feel a little bit bad.
:)
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 03:23 PM
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46. Yea, don't tell me you haven't cried after a loss!
:P
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 03:35 PM
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48. Crying? There's no crying in sports!
Unless you're a Lions fan, in which case it's understandable. :)
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 10:34 AM
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41. My Team Has One
It was a million years ago. Well, not quite a million. I was alive, but i don't remember it!
GAC
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 04:40 PM
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50. Yea, the 1980's 49er dynasty is beginning to seem
like a million years ago. :cry:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 05:39 PM
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51. I'll let this one roll by.
:hi:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 05:51 PM
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52. Does your iPhone go off every time I post something?
:wtf:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 05:59 PM
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53. You are so predictable!!1!!
Edited on Wed Jan-14-09 06:03 PM by madinmaryland
BTW, i just got my first cell-phone that has a camera in it a couple of months ago. An iphone??? :rofl:

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 06:22 PM
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54. What were using? All cell phones have cameras you dork.
:rofl:



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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 06:57 PM
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57. Dude. I don't even text. Whatchu doing with my brick??
:rofl:

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 07:14 PM
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58. What? No texting?
:spray:

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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 02:39 PM
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15. But they call them the Habs
So I think it's a fair guess.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 04:05 PM
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20. That was my guess for years and years.
It's what they always said here in Boston, so that's what I thought it always was.

Look at it this way, most people can't tell you who Terrible Ted Lindsay was, or know that the term "Production Line" even has a meaning outside of auto makers, but I'm sure you do. :)
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 04:55 PM
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25. I do, in fact I saw a biography of Gordie the other day on the Hockey Channel
and they showed the old production line.

It's funny about the "H". I know I've been told that, too - one of those common misconceptions, I guess.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 05:09 PM
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26. I would kill for the Hockey Channel.
Edited on Tue Jan-13-09 05:09 PM by Forkboy
x(

I had a neighbor when I kid, and his dad had all these 8mm films of football and hockey from the 60's, all from the Blackhawks, Red Wings, and Bears. It was literally like raw footage of the games, no ads or announcers, but it was usually full games with all the pauses between whistles edited out. I was totally entranced by it, and I must have made my friend play them a hundred times. He had tons of Bears footage, which is why I feel confident in saying that Butkus was the best damn defensive player ever. Seeing players like Bobby Hull, Howe, Gayle Sayers...it was heaven.

Being a kid I never thought to ask how my friend's dad had all that footage. I'd love to know, because it was a treasure for me as a kid.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 02:14 PM
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11. I love the city....the team can all die.
:evilgrin:

Take the Red Wings biggest rival, inject it with growth hormone, add ten measures of hate, and you have the Boston-Montreal rivalry. It lagged for a few years, but it's gotten pretty intense again the last couple of years. Great stuff.

Btw, and friend and I were talking the other day about Lidstrom. Now, being in Boston we have a couple of greats to choose from in Orr and Bourque, but we came to the conclusion that Lidstrom is better than Ray was (though not as good as Orr was). The guy is just amazing, night in and night out. I don't think I've ever seen him have an off game. Bourque was amazing, but Lidstrom is better, and I don't say that lightly.

Orr was simply on a whole different plane of existence though. :)
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 01:48 PM
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8. Uniform Question
Is the Steeler fan wearing their throwback Jersey?
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 02:07 PM
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10. hughee99 thinks it's a throwback Bradshaw jersey
It probably is because it's #12

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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 04:42 PM
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24. If it is, it isn't that one
the numbers on the one in the bar are smooth, like the present-day ones.

His number might also possibly be 42, but they don't seem to have one at present (maybe a couple of years ago?)
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 06:22 PM
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33. Maybe. The colors don't look Pittsburgh to me,
but that is Bradshaw's number, which is too ironic for it to not be a Steelers shirt.
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 06:27 PM
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55. As far as 42 goes...
I doubt anyone but the players themselves ever owned a John Kuhn, Myron Bell or Randy Cuthbert Steelers #42 (going back to '93). Being California, I guess it could be an Aaron Rogers Packers jersey, since he went to Cal and probably has some fans in the area. I still think it could be a Bradshaw throwback/knockoff jersey in odd lighting, but I'm not so sure now.

I think it would make him even more of a douchebag if he wasn't even a Steelers fan, just hatin' on the local team. At least as a Steelers fan, you can respect the fact that he's supporting his team, as a Packers fan, he's just being an asshole for no good reason.


Maybe he's got $$ on the game, though. If found myself cheering for some unlikely suspects with money on the line.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 07:16 PM
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59. Just being an asshole for no good reason!
Ding ding ding

Winner

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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 12:06 AM
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17. People don't do that in Philly.
Not for long anyway.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 04:15 PM
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22. I like that
There should be terror in rooting against the home team in a home bar.


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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 09:25 PM
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60. Having been to a number of sports bars I can tell you there's always WAY more than just one. n/t
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