Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dr. Doodles busts out his crayons

"[Bill] Butler said he met with Katz at a coffee shop on Saturday." — The Edmonton Journal.

And the Oilers came up short again tonight against everyone's favourite one-line team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Whoever shelled out $12.95 surely can attest to the value on the dollar: an intermission report from Mark Shultz on some local minor hockey team, Gene Principe asking and not getting an interview with the equipment manager, and, of course, 60 minutes of Rob Brown colour commentary.

23 comments:

Andy Grabia said...

The mock turtleneck made my day.

garnet said...

Really? The equipment manager snubbed him? That's Earl Camembert territory.

marriedtotheoil said...

I'm amazed anyone thought paying to fly Gene Principe to Florida was a good idea. Or was he clinging to the wing of the plane, ala The Twilight Zone?

Lady_Byng said...

I watched the game down at a Boston Pizza lounge and the only good thing about PPV was the locker room shot in intermission and the sight of a half naked Souray (from the waist up obv.) HOT.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had 2+ billion dollars in my bank account...I would buy the Oilers and soon after, I'd make MacT and Gene Principe disappear.

Spoilers said...

MacT putting Rollie in has been a "one full swoop" move to preventing any payoff hopes.

sacamano said...

Really? The equipment manager snubbed him? That's Earl Camembert territory.

Oh, that is a glorious observation.

I demand that we call Gene Principe "Earl Camembert" from now on. It is too perfect to be ignored.

Anonymous said...

MacT has got to go, why does he keep putting Roli in net? Some of those goals (especially the third I think where it went over his glove) were soft...others he had no chance on..but MacT has a good team that he cant do anything with...look how much hes done with Hemmer

PJ said...

Hey Mike - are you Dr. Doodling on a regular basis, or is this an occasional thing? I've always enjoyed your stuff...

mike w said...

Hey PJ, yeah my resolution was do more "cartoonies" (as my Dad puts it) this year.

I started a new blog, too:

http://www.chamberofcomics.blogspot.com/

Pleasure Motors said...

I like the "h" in "fhucking," myself. It really cuts to heart of what kind of asshole Bill Butler is throughout this whole meeting.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain Oilers PPV economics to me? Is it a matter of no networks wanting to air the games, or is it a matter of the Oilers trying to make more money?

-lj

David S said...

(a) Seriously man. This was the funniest thing I've seen in a while. You have got to doodle more often!

(b) "or is it a matter of the Oilers trying to make more money?"

Ding-ding-ding-ding!!!

Dennis said...

Allow me to be the latest guy to beg for more cartoons.

The second panel with Butler's tongue hanging out was what really did it for me:)

Earl Sleek said...

Hell, you know where I stand on blogging and cartooning and the blurry line that separates them. Excellent, excellent stuff.

James Mirtle said...

THE Rob Brown? Huh... I might have to watch.

Dennis said...

Yeah, take a look if you can, James. Just as long as you're not too busy running around..:)

OK, I've had my fun, I'll stop now:)

David S said...

"Fhucking delicious"

Outta the park Mike. Outta the park.

MikeP said...

Gene tried to grab Sparky as the latter had just scurried across the ice with an armful of gloves during a TV timeout. Sparky presumably didn't want to have to wait til the next timeout to get back to the bench. I don't blame him for telling Principe no.

That Tampa Bay arena really is the shits.

Andy Grabia said...

That Tampa Bay arena really is the shits.

Then the city must be the shits, too. Direct correlation. Dan Mason tells me so.

MikeP said...

Never been. Have a friend who lives near there though. He hates it.

Since 100% of the people I know that live nearby hate it, it must suck really bad, since I can't even find that for Toronto.

Anonymous said...

That Tampa Bay arena really is the shits.

Are you nuts? Tampa's arena might be the nicest in the NHL. They've got freaking carpet on the concourse. Might not be nice in five years, but it sure is nice on the joints for the time being.

LJ

Black Dog said...

Naw, I used to live in Clearwater, across the bay from Tampa and we went to a few games. The arena itself is nice.

Its right downtown and guess what? There is absolutely nothing going on down there. Not a soul. One old rundown bar, iirc. We drove in. Saw the game. Drove out.