Saturday, February 20, 2010

We Are Still Talking About Pope Mahers Boyfriend?

Not that I want to get into the habit of responding to every blog out there, but there is a post on Flamesnation I would like to comment on. I'd do it on their comment boards, but, really, that wouldnt be in Domebeers style.

Dion: a star draft pick, homegrown kid, a hockey player who had been getting 'Sutterized' for what seemed his entire life. Big hits, big shots, big plays. The sky seemed to be the limit for the brash young man.

Things soured, or whatever. I dont want to go down there, I will be writing all day. Ill tell you my opinion. The kid can skate, and I think thats the hardest thing to do, for me, at least, when you play hockey. I value that commodity. Sutter does too, apparently, because he backed up the money truck for J-Blow. I think the kid is also stupid, which is a sin. He had been playing hockey his entire life, and he didnt seem to have any creativity. He had what worked for him in junior, and that was about it. He didnt seem to improve during his time here, which suggests to me that the kid was not coachable.

I think he had talent, but he didnt have a head. That made him scoutable and allowed the opposition to neutralize him. He wasnt coachable, and on a team that had a lot of players on it who were in need of coaching (ie: the players like Boyd et al who we have to use because we are (or where) spending all the cap space on a few 'top end' guys) that caused problems, with the room and with leadership and all that ish.

If the guys that were going to say something to Dion in practice were free agent veterans, I think it is safe to say that leadership issues exist on the team. I dont know who 'The Man' is in that locker room, or if this team has had one since Warrener left. I think thats clearly an issue.

As to the the losing streak and the issues and the rumours coming out? Yeah, sure, maybe. But there have been personality issues apparent with this team for a long time. Last year, we had Reggie calling out the coach, and there were reports that even the 'dont say anything critical of the team' radio guys had to acknowledge about a split in the locker room over offense/defense. The issues in this locker room have been here for some time. How many coaches in how many years?

One more point on the media: There is a reason that there are crazy rumours flying around, and it is because the media in this town has a long habit, going back to the 80's, of protecting this team. The fans cant trust the local media. On top of this the local media doesnt even attempt to protend they arent anything more than organs of the teams marketing department. I dont mean to shock anybody, but with the internet you can go see what sport radio is like in other parts of the world. Some local guys actually have the balls to call the GM out for wasted draft picks and terrible free agent contracts. I understand that they are afraid if they are critical of the Flames the organization will freeze them out, but if they want to call themselves journalists and not salesman, I think the tone needs to change.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Roman Turek Profile In Courage Award

Its Friday, and that means one thing: easy girls at the Liberty Lounge!

Oh yeah, its also time to hand out this weeks Roman Turek Profile In Courage Award (The RTPIC)!

It was a tough decision this week. We had Alex Bilodeau going all hero with it, sacking up big time when the pressure was on, and coming through Turek (Large, get it?) We had President Obama showing off his cardio by continuing to german suplex the economy (Germans are socialist, its a pun!) and we even had an attempt by Team Canada to pull a David Carradine (look boys, I know your in Vancouver, so your surrounded by cry baby bitch emo's and the like, but suicide is for losers, or Islander fans) against the Swiss. However, none of these worthy candidates were able to take home the gold.

This weeks winner of the Roman Turek Profile In Courage Award: Littlest Hobo

The Littlest Hobo began life in the city of Florence, Italy. His mother was a salt and pepper coloured dog, and his father was Silvio Berlusconi. Such a relationship may have been accepted in Alabama, but the sensibilities of Europeans are notoriously sensitive (See incest and monarchy) and the bastard love child was denied his proper place in society.

Forced into a life of shame and denied his birth right, Hobo was forced to educate himself in the mean streets of plebian Italy. For a while, Hobo operated a roulette table, and he did quite well with it. One day, however, a nefarious character of ill intent charged Hobo was operating a crooked table, and European racism won out over a rational examination of Hobos moral fiber. He was forced to flee for his life from an angry mob of unwashed man with nice suits wearing too much cologne.

Upon getting to Canada, Hobo got to work helping people. In the 03/04 NHL season, Hobo made his way into a little town called Calgary, Alberta. While walking along the train tracks, Hobo ran into a smelly, cantankerous drunk who immediately began spouting off about defense and work ethic. Hobo took a shit on the drunk, who would turn out to be GM Sutter, and told him it didnt matter who the Flames had on the D corp, they werent going anywhere without a goalie. Taking the inebriated Sutter back to his office, Hobo got on the phones and began orchestrating what would turn out to be one of the greatest trades in Flames history: a second round pick for Mikka Kiprusoff.

For saving the Flames franchise, The Littlest Hobo wins this week Roman Turek Profile In Courage Award.

In the interest of spacing out content, the Loubardias interview (Part 1) will go online Monday.

Furthermore,  I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I promised ya'll an interview with Peter Loubardias, but due to work and life, I really dont think it will be up today. Im working on getting Part 1 of the interview out tomorrow. I may post it late tonight, when I get home, but I wouldnt stay up waiting for it.

Also, listening to the radio at work...Loubardias is calling the American game. Fuck, and I left my razor blade at home.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I will be up front about this: I was not going to talk about the Phaneuf vs Conroys wifes poon stuff, primarily because I dont think its true*, until I saw that hfboards tried to delete their webpage talking about it. Thats cute, because, well, read the title of this post.


What are forums for if not for people to freely promulgate prevarications? Shutting discussion down is fucking uncool, man. Tyrant. Domebeers thinks Freedom is mucho gusto.

*Honestly, Im not going to sit here and tell you that 100% its not true. I dont know whether its true or not. But this type of shit happens all the time, in all walks of life. Would I be shocked if Dion bent Conroys wife over a kitchen counter? No, because Conroys wife is hot (click the link to see a youtube of her and Captain Conroy). Cards on the table moment: I think Pronger left town because of coitus issues. Well, also:

What he said.

You know what? I will ask Peter Loubardias about it tomorrow. Domebeers exclusive interview. Tell your friends.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Worse Than Dion

This trade stinks. Copeland is a team first, character guy. A leader of men who other players will go to war for. On top of that, all the guy does is make plays and score touchdowns. Oh yeah, I forgot. He's big in the community, always willing to help out and do charity events.

Did you know the cat married a local girl? Want to know something even more amazing? He caught 12 touchdown passes in an offence that had 24 TDs from their receivers. Im not great at math, but Im pretty sure thats 12/24= HALF THE TOUCHDOWNS FROM THE WR CORE!

For a slot back...when we already got Nik on the team.

Dion was...none of that. You can debate cancer or not, but he wasnt a leader. Dion couldnt carry Copelands jock. Honestly, I dont even miss the guy. I miss the 6.5 million in cap space we decided to shift from him to Kotalik and Hagman, but I dont miss Dion not skating with his head up when he enters the zone with the puck (I fucking hated that shit).

I certainly dont miss having to hear about his 5 out of 10 C-list 'star' girlfriend.
This trade has Hindenburg written all over it.

One more for the road, people: We champions now...

Hey, guess what? We have an interview with Peter Loubardias tomorrow! Tell all your friends.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Breaking: Oilers Have Low Character Players

Khabibulin likes to drive drunk!

In all fairness, the guy is a Soviet. He probably didnt know you could drive a car without choking back vodka shots.

Also: Good sign, Oil. How many years left?

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Line Of The Day, Pope Edition

If Iggy keep scoring at this pace, he's going to have more goals for Team Canada then he does for the Flames!
-Pope Maher

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Practice Went Well

Did anyone else notice #12 out there? Who was that guy?

Its funny how Jarome is suddenly 28 years old again when he is playing with some quality talent. Did GM Sutter notice? The game did start around 5:30, so he was utterly shit-your-pants drunk by that point, obviously. Still, one hopes he did, and decides to get Iggy some help.

Fuck off, I know what the haters are going to bring. I dont care it was Norway. Iggy gets to play the Oilers and he doesnt g-off like that. It aignt Norway. Its Sid The Kid.

So...Backstrom? Ilya? Can we sign Jagr and Foppa? Could Raptor Jesus help (raptors are smart, yo. The Flames PP could use the creativity)?

Look HERE. Notice that the top 5 teams in the league have around 3 goals for per game? Well, everyone except the Jets. Fuck those guys. Tippet and his crew are setting hockey back another decade with their shit.

Anyways...more scoring? Also telling is the Flames have below league average win percentages when scoring first, when trailing after 1, and when leading after 2. In English, that means we are soft, soft like Vince Carter.

A .481 win percentage when outshooting the opponent? Thats our Flames.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Domebeers Is Pro Bret Hart is predicting Bret Hart will defeat Vince Mcmahon at Wrestlemania XXVI, in Phoenix, Arizona (available on PPV).


Also: Canada vs. Finland in the finals.

For your funny:

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day (Also: The Week Ahead)

Demain, dès l'aube, à l'heure où blanchit la campagne, je partirai. Vois-tu, je sais que tu m'attends. J'irai par la forêt, j'irai par la montagne. Je ne puis demeurer loin de toi plus longtemps. Je marcherai les yeux fixés sur mes pensées, sans rien voir au dehors, sans entendre aucun bruit, seul, inconnu, le dos courbé, les mains croisées, triste, et le jour pour moi sera comme la nuit. Je ne regarderai ni l'or du soir qui tombe, ni les voiles au loin descendant vers Harfleur, et quand j'arriverai, je mettrai sur ta tombe un bouquet de houx vert et de bruyère en fleur.
- Hugo

Step 1: Whisper the above french poem into your girls ear and tell her it means she's beauty, all that.
Step 2: Get some.

Domebeers looking out.

Iggy, Kipper, and Hagman are getting the fuck away from the rest of the losers on our team (it really isnt a Domebeers post without an F bomb).

Hopefully Kipper and Hagman pick up the clap or catch syphilis in the Athletes Village from some of the international assortment of sluts and whores who are also at these Winter Games. Seriously, we all know the only thing that is standing between Canada and a gold medal is that goofy redhead.

The Week Ahead:

So we touched on the music at the 'Dome, and we introduced the Roman Turek Profile In Courage Award. We didnt do a Coaching Adventures of Brent Sutter, and we didnt get the interview with the beer salesman done. We did shit all over 4th line. The response from the community was heartwarming. That was a highlight.

 This week, Ill try to do a Coaching Adventure, and If Im not lazy, Ill attempt to contact the 'Domebeer salesman.

Also, we should have some Olympic smack. Fun times.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.