Friday, August 31, 2007

Cmon September!!!

Well, September is almost here. And after September comes good old October. Ladies and gentleman, the season is upon us!

Okay, okay, I know I am getting ahead of myself here. I can't help it. Rookie camp starts in one week, training camp the week after that, and then lame ass preseason games. I shouldn't make fun of preseason games, since last year's first preseason game brought tears of joy to my eyes (I really missed hockey).

Opening night is in 33 days. Can that be right? So close I can almost taste it.

Monday, August 27, 2007

OMG! I forgot it was Jordi's birthday!

Happy Belated Birthday to HLOG head bitch Jordi! She is now the ripe old age of [young enough to be my daughter].

Please head over to her blog and spam her with Birthday wishes!!!! Of course you'll need a vox account and all that but hey, it's Jordi!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Noooooooooooooo! Please, no!

See that seat, right next to the guy in blue with the bald spot? That is where I sometimes sit for Flyers games. Right next to the goal judge, who depending on the night is either a really nice guy who likes to talk trash or an old dude who steps on your feet when getting in and out of his booth.

Now, the Flyers (and everyone else) have removed the goal judges and banished them to the press box (poor guys, they had the best seat in the house)! In removing the goal judge seat, they freed up room for luxury seats. According to Tim Pannaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

The new leather seats are deeper than other seats and have waiter or waitress service.

But there's a hitch. The seats are packaged with the lease of a suite for both Flyers and Sixers games. A midlevel suite and six goal-judge seats would cost $225,000, according to Shawn Tilger, vice president of marketing and communications for the Flyers.

Among the several changes this fall offered to season-ticket holders, this one affects the fewest but will be the most noticeable.

"The majority of our suites are sold," Tilger said. "What was intriguing to us was you could entertain clients in your suite, then rotate back and forth to the goal-judge seats."

Great, so now these seats are going to be owned by suits and used to entertain clients. I just loooooooove sitting next to those assholes. For a playoff game last year, the only ticket I could score was in a suite/box/whatever you call it. I wanted to kill myself. People there were not even aware that there was a playoff game going on. They were on the phone, or they were up and down 5 million times, or they sat with their seatmate and talked about TPS reports and sales figures and real estate. Hello! You are at a freaking hockey game! Watch some hockey! When I am at a game, I don't want any discussion. Even if I am there with you, I need you to shut up and watch. 9 times out of 10, if you engage me in conversation, I miss a goal being scored. Honestly! Talking is for intermission!

And with these seats, the up and down factor is going to be even worse: "you could entertain clients in your suite, then rotate back and forth to the goal-judge seats," according to the Flyers spokesman in the article. Ack! Please don't encourage these assholes to be up and down. Or at least make sure they wait until a stop in play.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hockey weather!

Oh man, this cold rainy dreary weather is killing me because it seems like October but it's not!!! But it does give me a good excuse to throw on my favorite jersey and take a nap.

Zzzzzzzzzzzz...wake me for the home opener.....

Friday, August 17, 2007

Love this post...

Melt your face off...

Not a fan of the blog name for some reason (it reminds me of an Andrew Dice Clay joke) but this post is good...and not just because it's about the Flyers. Okay, it is because it's about the Flyers. And about pushing Antero Niittymaki down a ski slope.

Behold...Sidney Crosby...the Brand!

Okay so I am totally stealing this from Jodie at The Sidney Crosby Show, but it was worth posting here as well...Sidney360.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Crickets and mums

Well, the crickets in my yard have started their incessant/annoying chirping. They are so loud that it sometimes sounds like they are in the house. And sometimes, they actually are in the house!

Yesterday, on my way in to work, I saw the mums that we sell every year. At this time of year. Mid to late August.

The crickets and the mums are a sure sign that summer is winding down and fall is fast approaching.

In 30 days, I can watch the Flyers play the Devils in preseason action. In 29 days, I can buy single game tickets. In 24 days I can watch the rookies at another training camp. In 29 days I can watch the big boys take the ice for camp.

I've never been so happy to hear those crickets and see those mums!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Putting asses in the seats

So there has been a lot of talk about how the Briere deal is not an especially smart one for Philly.

Well duh.

I totally agree that Briere is overpaid and will likely lose value over the course of the 275 years he has signed for. But I don't care. At all.

Briere is gonna put asses in the seats, and after last year's *ahem* dismal season, the Flyers need that. Also, the fans (okay, me) should be rewarded for sticking with the team through last season. And I don't care that we broke the bank to do it. Briere is an exciting player and his signing has already generated more interest in the team.

So there.

Monday, August 6, 2007

There's no place like home...

The view from my hotel room. Yeah, it sucked...

Phew. I'm back. I knew the internet connection would be rough in Maine, but I didn't realize I wouldn't even get a cell phone signal! It wasn't that bad, it's just that my hotel was at the top of a cliff overlooking the North Atlantic, and on that side of the building there was no cell phone reception whatsoever.

Anyhow, I am going to get all caught up on the blogs and hockey news, and hopefully I will get some fresh posts up later in the week.

The good news is, I got a tan!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Okay all, I am headed to a place where my internet connection will be sketchy at best...Maine! My sister's wedding is this weekend and I will be MIA for a few days. I will miss you all, but hopefully with the help of my friend Sauza, I will get by somehow.
I will try to post from my iPhone, but for some reason, iPhone and blogger don't get along. Sheesh! Wish me luck, as I will be wearing a bridesmaid's dress that makes me look like a blueberry!