Saturday, May 31, 2008

RIc Flair + Hurricanes + Pig = WIN!

This totally makes me wish there was something like this for every team. And if I had any talent or creativity, I would totally make one for the Sharks. I will say that the best part is the panicked look on the pig's face when they mention the pig picking. Full of win!

Thanks Puck Daddy!

Friday, May 30, 2008

That Magical Word

As women, we'd be remiss if we failed to mention the sale starting tomorrow at the Sharks store and mall kiosk. You hear that ladies? SALE. Bring your man, or woman, down to the Tank and buy that Roenick jersey you've been eyeing all season.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Things I Learned This Weekend

I am no good at picking teams. I should stop.

I am one of three people on the planet who liked "Temple of Doom"

Osgood took lessons at the Marty Turco school of goal tending. Unlike Turco, I have no love for Osgood. He isn't anywhere near as funny and he doesn't sell the hits anywhere near as well as Turco does. I'm still trying to figure out how he went from doing his best swiss cheese impression at the All-Star Game to become an impenetrable wall of stoppage. He needs to stop doing his job so well so my pick of Pens in 6 can, you know, happen.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

We're not dead.....yet....

Before I start, I would like to point out that we made the blog-roll for Battle of California. Not quite sure how that happened, but we're honored. Thank you gentlemen and welcome to the insanity.

The rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. Neither of us entered into a deep end of hockey season depression (though Gray did turn to the drink...:P). It just happens that for me the inevitable Sharks postseason collapse comes at the busiest time of year for me: the dreaded (and yet desired) end of the school year. I promise that there will be hockey discussion soon especially since there is a bunch to talk about: JR back, RW gone, and the Cup Finals. I will throw my guess into the ring and say Pens in 7. To be fair, I have a Cup Finals contest in my classes and most of the students picked Pittsburgh because many of them are from Pittburg, CA. I think I don't have to pay out anything for the Pens in 7 (the kids had to pick the winning team and the right number of games). Color me selfish, but I do think that the series should go 7 games of interesting hockey.

For now I will leave you with this:

I love this guy's work, and while the song in the video is pretty weak, it's awesome to see him on the floor screaming "BOOOOOGAAAAARDDD!!" Check out his other stuff here and here.

SCF Picks

If you really want a good idea of who's going to win this series and why, my post is not the place to find such insight. All I can provide you with is a hilarious wrong guess at who will win, and how long it will take them. With that out of the way: Pens in 5 or 6. I'm undecided on exactly how long it it will take, but I don't foresee a sweep (watch it happen) or a 7 game series (or watch that happen).

Friday, May 23, 2008

Some Boring Stuff

We'll be doing some site overhauls here over the next few weeks. Nothing fancy, just adding some graphical goodness and trying to add some sense to the madness.

In other news, the Sharks will be hosting their annual equipment sale on June 7th from 9am-noon. We may show up just to look at all the neat stuff we can't afford.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I Was Lost Tonight

There was no hockey on my tv at 7pm. Or even 7:30pm. I've had hockey on my tv since October of last year, warming me with it's comforting glow of hits and pucks in nets, but tonight there was none.

We haven't been wallowing in misery since the Sharks were eliminated on Sunday, (technically Monday), we've just been incredibly busy. Expect a season wrap up post sometime soonish.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

That was incredible

I have never heard the Tank as loud as it was last night. They interviewed Little Joe, but I have no idea what he said. It was so loud you couldn't hear him, not even a hint. It was like the speakers didn't exist. I can't even describe how loud it was other than to say it was amazing. Wow.
After 2 we were already to pack it in, down 2-0, but something happened. The Sharks woke up. They scored, they tied, they went to OT, and won. I cheered myself hoarse, as did close to 18,000 other people at the game. The energy in the building was great all night. Even when it looked like the Sharks had given up, the fans stayed in it, cheering, even after Dallas scored, trying to keep their team alive.
The scene leaving the Tank was nuts. People cheered and chanted in the halls, the staff looked on in amazement as thousands of happy fans streamed outside, continuing to chant and cheer all the way to their cars. It was a sign to anyone that ever thought that San Jose fans don't really believe in their team. The WWJRD people had a huge sign that said "BELIEVE" and people did. It was an incredible sight and one I hope the Sharks can bring back to the fans in a game 7. There were nearly 18,000 people in that building who want to see this one go all the way, and countless others watching at home hoping for the same. With luck, and skill, and a determination to play the game well, hopefully the Sharks can bring it back home for us. We'll be watching Sunday and hoping for the best.

Go Sharks!