Thursday, April 12, 2007

(Spits).

Ahh. Nine minutes into the Red Wings game tonight, and the Flames are already down 2-0, thanks to terrible defensive coverage and a Brad Stuart skate redirection.

Oh, and I see that one Mr. Mick McGeough is on the ice, as well.

Enjoy, Flames fans! May this schaudenfreude of this early post not come back to bite me in ass.

UPDATE: 3-0, fools!

HA!: Stuart again. 4-0.

Guh!: Tanguay goal, but the Flames lose!

31 comments:

Darien said...

which it almost certainly will, but the good news is that it won't until next season when the oilers are still in the process of rebuilding (what - I don't know) and calgary loses some of its stars to be a middle-of-the-road team. Go wings HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA! HA!

Chris! said...

Darien, you do realize we're cheering for the same team here, right?

mike w said...

Half of the lower section is empty seats. Hell, Nashville does better than that.

Hockeytown, my ass.

D. said...

Go Wings. Flames suck.

mike w said...

Wow, the Flames look like poo.

Alana said...

SMILEY FACE!!!

Alana said...

FOUR NOTHING!

Garnet said...

Hey, where'd all the anonymous Calgary fans go? Normally, they're quite a presence here in the comments. What could it mean?

Darien said...

@Chris!

Yeah I know, I'm just being realistic about things coming back around. I'm assuming you WILL be cheering for the oilers next season. Um. Go oilers?...

mike w said...

The Calgary Flames are terrorists!

Anonymous said...

Half of the lower section is empty seats. Hell, Nashville does better than that.

Probably three things:

1-Recent history of disappointment in early rounds. If they can win a round, it'll pick up. (Reminds me of the New Jersey Devils.)

2-Price for tickets really high, in order to recoup some of the cash that will be distributed to the lower-revenue teams. A lot of fans are balking at the price.

3-Highest unemployment rate of any state in the US, and no realistic prospects for improvement anytime soon. Rent, heat, and food come before attending playoff hockey in person. (Actually, I'm impressed that the attendance hasn't dropped off a hell of a lot more this year.)

mike w said...

Fair enough, anonymous.

Warren said...

Unemployment rate my ass!

Edmonton's in the middle of the biggest inflation boom in the world right now with prices up 300 per cent for housing in the last few years while the Oilers jumped ticket prices 21 per cent and we still sold out every game.

We've got guys with full-time jobs living in homeless shelters here because they can't find a place to live it's so bad.

Think up another excuse please.

- Warren

Andy Grabia said...

Probably three things:

I'm tired of the excuses. I've been bitching about their attendancefor over a year now, and there's always some excuse. Just take the term Hockeytown U.S.A. away, already. And fire every hockey writer in North America for not pointing this out already.

Andy Grabia said...

By the way, (Spits) is already taking on a life of its own. It may become the Flames equivalent of "The Vaunt." I hear myself saying it already: "those Flames sure played the (spits) tonight."

mike w said...

Usage:

The Flames came up short (spits) ... in a four-game sweep against the Red Wings.

I like it.

mike w said...

I think I just heard Pierre McGuire say Chris Drury "HAMMER-TIMED that pass and he's championship person as well."

McGuire: Too Legit 2 Quit?

Scarlett said...

McGuire going MC Hammer on us?? Working on his street cred.

Lord Bob said...

McGuire going MC Hammer on us?? Working on his street cred.

If he introduces himself as 'MC MONSTAH!' in a broadcast, I'm watching the Score.

Slipper said...

Anyone hear Tobias Funke... err, I mean Pierre McGuirre, wax poetical about how every man wants their daughter to marry Chris "the total package" Drury?

Just to be closer to him I bet.

Jim said...

I hear myself saying it already: "those Flames sure played the (spits) tonight."

No, no, no, no, no, NO! (Spits) isn't the object of the sentence, (spits) is the action reflecting complete disgust AFTER the statement. Spits does not equal shits.

Chris! said...

"Those Flames sure are playing like shit tonight. (spits) I hope they all develop face cancer."

MetroGnome said...

Wow that was painful.

I now have a greater appreciation of what it must have been like to be an Oiler fan during the regular season.

Chris! said...

Not really. At least you guys scored a goal tonight.

Scarlett said...

Oilers only scored off the ice.

D. said...

Ha ha. What ever do you mean???

Darien said...

Monsieur Lupul to the front of the stage.

Spits "Spittleson" Spitz said...

Flames sure (spit!) it up tonight. No one wants to (spit!) with a loser. Who knows what kind of (spitting!) malaise they carry with them? And that's the (spit!).

(Spit!)

Steve said...

Edmonton's in the middle of the biggest inflation boom in the world right now with prices up 300 per cent for housing in the last few years while the Oilers jumped ticket prices 21 per cent and we still sold out every game.

Um, this is dumb. Inflation is high largely because of the absurdly tight labour situation. Meaning unemployment is very low. Meaning the situation in Edmonton is exactly the opposite of the situation in Michigan. Meaning that the value of Edmonton as a counter-example to the hypothesis that high unemployment is a factor in Detroit's poor attendance is zero.

The Hockeytown label's still undeserved, of course. It's just that your comment didn't make any sense.

LittleFury said...

Edmonton sells out every game because it gives the working homeless a place out of the elements for a few hours.

pete said...

Inflation is high largely because of the absurdly tight labour situation. Meaning unemployment is very low. Meaning the situation in Edmonton is exactly the opposite of the situation in Michigan. Meaning that the value of Edmonton as a counter-example to the hypothesis that high unemployment is a factor in Detroit's poor attendance is zero.

The Hockeytown label's still undeserved, of course. It's just that your comment didn't make any sense.


I noticed that myself but apparently I was too polite to mention it. That comment was nonsensical. But the crux of the issue remains valid -- Detroit (spits) doesn't deserve to be called Hockeytown (spits).