Monday, November 24, 2008

Congrats... the Columbus Crew for winning the MLS Championships.  I'm not much of a soccer fan (maybe during the World Cup I'll watch it), but I was watching parts & bits of it anyways.  I was telling my husband (who knows about le football and played it as a kid, but does not actually like watching it):

Man, this is so boring. They keep kicking it out of bounds!

So it was flipping between the game & TruTV.  But I did watch the final minutes.  They may have recruited a new fan (without really adding a new soccer fan - it's fun to play but not to watch)

I hope they motivate the Jackets to go for the cup themselves, and do it in under 12 years :).

Oh yeh, is it just me or does the Crew's coach look faintly like Coach Hitchcock?  Is that possibly  a good sign?

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Let's fire him and give him an honorary title so we don't have to pay him and can placate our fans....

Blackhawks name former coach Denis Savard as team ambassador

The Chicago Blackhawks have named Hall of Famer Denis Savard as a team ambassador, joining legends Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita in representing the organization at events at the United Center and throughout the Chicago area.

A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and one of seven players in franchise history to have their jersey number retired, Savard recorded 1,096 points (377 goals, 719 assists) in 881 career regular-season games and 145 points (61 goals, 84 assists) in 131 Stanley Cup Playoff games in parts of 13 seasons with the Blackhawks (1980-90; 1995-97). 

Savard also served as the Blackhawks coach for parts of three seasons (2006-08), notching a 65-66-16 record.

“It is important to our fans and organization that Denis remains a part of our family,” president John McDonough said in a statement. “He is a very classy individual that embodies the spirit of the Chicago Blackhawks.”

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Some Interesting Things

The lack of posting is a result of my man arriving back from being on the other side of the pond for over a month and just not having the peaceful opportunity to get online to do much of anything, except at work.  So, this is probably going to be indicative for most of the time now.  My apologies.
  • The Fort Wayne Komets has the highest attendance of all minor league teams (that includes the AHL).
  • Every remaining Saturday home game, win a chance of having the St. Louis Blues pay your rent or mortgage for 4 months.
  • The Indiana Ice has the best record in the USHL: 10-1-1, and the sole lost is the game I went to.  Note to self: just stay home and listen/watch them online.
  • For Fort Wayne, they are tied for first in the IHL (6-2-0); the other team being Muskegon.
  • For those who have CSN-Chicago, they will be airing the retirement ceremony for Blackhawks #3 (Keith Magnuson & Pierre Pilote) tomorrow before the game.  Because, hey, the Blackhawks are all about marketing....
  • Steve Mason, Steve Mason, Steve Mason :) Go Jackets!