Monday, September 21, 2015


I like the restraint the Flames are using when pitching their message in regards to the new arena. You don't see that type of soft sell employed very often nowadays; and the mellowness of the approach is quite refreshing.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Funny Picture Of Kim Jong-un

I think I stole this from Reuters.

I’ve got a license to chill

What is homie in the hat thinking?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Flames Show Life

Second best game of the year? Behind Vancouver Game Six.

Bollig scored. Colborne scored (on a break away!). A rookie scored and had it disallowed. Another rookie scored with twenty seconds left to put it into overtime. Backlund puts it away in overtime.

The hockey gods love us and want us to be happy. What more proof could you want?


The Flames gave out pom poms for the game, which was smirk inducing. The pom poms were red and yellow. Which means they became orange when viewed from afar. I would imagine they looked orange on TV.

Pretty dumb.

Hopefully they fix that before the next game. The noise sticks they gave away for the Vancouver series would be a better 'thing' than these pom poms.

Flames should give out duck calls, obviously.


At least seven people fell traversing the stairs in my nosebleed section.

Good line from one of the fallers: "Doing my best Prentice impression!"


The Saddledome did not announce anything out to the crowd about the election. I have been to games played on days where elections were held, and they usually announce who wins. So I thought that was kinda funny.

My line yesterday was "They didn't announce because everybody in the Saddledome for a playoff game has a job."


The NHL video review guys who were in the Toronto war room for the game last night should not be allowed to work another playoff game for the rest of the playoffs.

The Flames scored and the video guys in Toronto disallowed it because they wanted an American team to win. What other explanation holds water?

If the Flames had lost, the video guys were putting the refs of that game in a bad spot. Would they have been able to leave the parking lot without getting torn limb from limb?

Just poor work. It-Was-In Part Two.


Someone buy the Ducks a trip to Banff. Maybe we can get them dehydrated for the game on Friday.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Flames Go From 'Best Game Ever' To 'Worst Game Ever'


The team plays Game Six versus Vancouver, gets behind three goals in the first and manages to come back.

Greatest game ever. We love em. What a heroic effort.

Euphoria all around the city.

Then we play Anaheim. I believe Bob Hartley had the quote akin to "These guys are the greatest guys ever, best team ever, why are we even going down there?" And of course he was just employing Belichik coaching techniques.

And then the puck dropped and it turned out these guys ARE the greatest guys ever, they ARE the best team ever, WHY ARE we even going there?

Does Vancouver have any of those white towels hanging around?

The best illustration for the night was when Ferland threw a check on 44 on the Ducks...and bounced off.

Does anybody still think Burke is a moron for thinking the team is too small?


I don't know what you do. In basketball, if a team is going 'big' and you can't match them, you go small. I don't know if that's the play here. But I do know that this team isn't going to out 'big' the Ducks. Or at least I don't think it is very likely. So what can we do? I think, and this sounds silly considering the beat down the team just endured in Game One, but I think you go small. You play Raymond, you play Granlund. You go small, you go with speed and skill, and you hope like hell you can generate neutral zone turnovers and score off the rush.

I don't know what else you can do.



Of course, if Ferland and Hudler are hurt, small guys are probably getting into the lineup. It's not like we have a ton of guys of any note down on the farm that would allow you to play one 'style' over another. All hands on deck, if you will.


Do you continue to play Bennett?

I think, if my math is correct, and it never is, that Sunday (Game Two) is his ninth game played. I don't know if the first year burns at 9 games or 10 games. I think it's the tenth game.

I would play him the ninth game (assuming it burns the elc on the tenth game) and if we get killed again by the Ducks, you call it a year for the kid, and don't burn the contract.

If the team competes or even wins on Sunday, then you burn the contract and play him in Calgary.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Flames Win, There Will Be A Game One On Thursday



You can tell I am busy because I have not put anything up about the greatest comeback ever seen in the history of man.

One, I was there. In the Dome. In the flesh. I saw it with my eyes. My own eyes.

I was there.

I'm sure as the time passes, the people who 'were at the game' will increase from twenty thousand to a million. But I was there, that night. Legit.

What can you say? We were down three nothing. In the first ten minutes. After the Canuck's first four shots. Ramo gave up the first shot he faced.

It is always darkest before dawn.

I gave up on them. I won't lie. They went down three nothing, I was tweeting that the team should goon it up in preparation for game seven. I was considering leaving the Dome before the first period was over.

I'm sure I wasn't the only one.

But we all stuck around. The crowd had come to party, and it just needed an excuse. And down three to nothing, with the period drawing to a close, the newest star in the universe provided the spark to set the C of Red aflame.

Saint 79, Michael Ferland, with his homies Stajan and Jones, scored. And the crowd went nuts.

Nobody left at intermission. Nobody even thought about leaving. 

And then we won.


Red Mile was ok. I bought beer and walked the street and drank beer. I saw homie lighting fireworks but didn't see him get arrested. I think it's kind of bullshit he got arrested, but whatever.

It (the red mile) was better when I was a teenager. Most things are.


Sven took a minus. That was good.


Beating Vancouver is special. The team could get swept by the Ducks and I wouldn't care. Everything from here on out is gravy.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Flames Lose, There Will Be A Game Six At The Dome

Meh. I don't really have anything more to add then what else is out there. I assume. I haven't read any of what is out there.

I don't read sports anymore. Well, today. I didn't read sports today.

I hear on the radio that the team got killed. I mean, I guess? I thought the team played ok, to be honest. My brother says it's because I am a fan of the team.

But, I mean, they weren't shut out on chances. They had powerplays. They had two, in fact, in the third. I think. My brain turns to mush at the end of April.

I'm trying to cobble together what stood out for me, the day after.

I noticed Sven Bustchi (savage DB) twice. He turned the puck over in his own zone in the first (I think it was the first?) and had a chance to score a bit of a flukey goal shortly after the Canucks tied the game up. The box score for the game showed he got about 9 minutes of ice in the game, and if I can recall it correctly, he had about 1 minute (I think it was 1:57) of ice in the third.

Haha fuck that guy.

Colborne was noticeable. I thought he played well overall. He has no hands at all, however. And so he did not perform well when he was out on the PP in the third. But myself, I like the way he is playing overall.

David Jones had a play, I can't remember which period, where he took the puck in the neutral zone, over the blue line, past a defender, and took a shot on goal. It was an amazing play.

The rookies (Ferland and Bennett) took two horrible penalties in the game. Dumb penalties. I know some people question if Ferland's penalty was legit, but he has to know he can't do anything because the refs have him targeted. Bennett's high stick was just bad. Stop doing that.

Mason Raymond, you son of a bitch. I thought Raymond had two, maybe three, chances where he could have potted a goal against his former team and each time he ended up fucking up his shot. 

And of course, I have to talk about Backlund. I thought he played, probably, his best game as a Flame. I thought he was very good in the neutral zone, and I felt he did a great job getting back when he had too. My Father says he needs to pass more, but I have no opinion. I thought he was distributing well, but he was distributing to Colborne. Who has no hands.

 I don't know what next year is going to be like when it comes to roles, but if they end up playing Bennett at centre, then it looks like Monahan, Bennett, Backlund, and Stajan, and I am completely fine with that. That's very stong.

Monahan and Hudler aren't healthy. They can't be. They are playing as shells. It sucks. The cup run derailed by injuries to Gio, Hudler, and Monahan. Shitty.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Did Burrow's Inlaws Get Thrown Out Of The Saddledome?

Birdies birdies all a tweetin'
about the Flames and the beatin'
That they put on the Canucks
but also about a couple of schmucks
That got kicked out from the Dome
For throwing beer cups full of foam

Was it Burrow's inlaws? They inquire
I do not know, I'm just a squire
But it's a story I have heard told
And if it's true, it fits the mold
Of a bad apple by the name of Burrows
If true it would hardly make the brow furrow

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.