Wednesday, January 7, 2009

gio trade countdown: DAY 1

my boy mark giordano came up big against the league-leading sharks last night, ending the night with a goal, the #2 star, a +3, and more time on the powerplay than anyone else in a flaming C. this, coupled with the fact that just yesterday i sent my 10-1-2 jersey off to get numbered with a "5" and lettered with "GIO," obviously means that gio's days in calgary are numbered....

i really thought the flames would come out flat last night ---historically, that's been the M.O against elite teams--- so i opted to head out to the pub where the game would be available to me but i wouldn't be forced to give a blowout my undivided attention.

well, obviously that was unnecessary. but since i was already out, i had to enlist duncan to explain the following, by text message:

- re: the backlund interview (which i could see but not hear): " Did you catch Backlund saying 'it's Darryl's choice' about Kelowna, then talking clearly that he's definitely going ? Classic."

- re: the shot of the squirrel sitting on one of the club seats: "They just spotted it in the crowd and cracked jokes." [note: i WOULD still like to know what kind of jokes....]

- re: onscreen graphics that i missed: "Graphic about how great Iginla and Thornton are. Big header: 'Smokin J's.' Classy Sportsnet !"

clearly i missed the best outing of the year.

9 comments:

Rob said...

Regarding the Squirrel:

It was a squirrelly period.

Things are getting nuts in here.

Did someone check his ticket?

walkinvisible said...

:D

awesome.

duncan said...

I still can't get over "Smokin' Js" Funniest thing on a sports broadcast all year, and I'm sure it went over the heads of 99.9% of viewers.

Kent W. said...

so i opted to head out to the pub where the game would be available to me but i wouldn't be forced to give a blowout my undivided attention.

Me eyes skipped over this sentence, so it read rather differently my first time through.

Kent W. said...

*my. That's the british in me speaking above.

walkinvisible said...

kent: i'm starting to think that you might be exploring this whole "THE PYTHON" thing.... mostly because of what you wrote just there, and of what you wrote that time i was talking about the enmax firespitters...

:P x

Kent W. said...

heh. I totally forgot about that actually. In fact, I've forgotten what I wrote about firespitters as well...

walkinvisible said...

you *ahem* mis-read it.

Kent W. said...

Hmm...I seem to do that a lot.