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vcx* 10-05-2009 08:20 AM

Mario Lemieux!!
 
http://www.canada.com/sports/money+m...n?size=620x400

Why did I create this?

Simple.

We have a team to cheer for because of him, not because he bought the team, but because the moment he was drafted, he brought hope to this franchise. If there is one guy that needs to have his birthday celebrated in the Pens forum, it's his.

I'll post my favourite pic of him and one I still remember like it just happened yesterday.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hoc...es/lemieux.jpg

Some of you might be too young to remember this, some might not have been even born when this happened but watch it, you'll still get chills watching Mario when he was at his best, even when he wasn't 100%.



http://s.ecrater.com/stores/6200/4a3...5166_6200n.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/...d4a538208d.jpg

There aren't many players that can breathe this much life into a team, he's saved the team a few times as a player (2x) and an owner, I don't recall any other athlete giving back to the city and team that made let him be what he was destined to be. So here's to Mario Lemieux, the man, the myth...the legend.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e3...rioLemieux.jpg
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/image..._mario_500.jpg

Oh yeah, it's that other legend's birthday today as well...Patrick Roy, but nobody cares about that right now.



:yo::yo::yo:

Riggs 10-05-2009 09:15 AM

God Damn Bob Errey and his stupid arm messing up that cup photo!:rant:

...and Happy B-day Mario.

AquaticBirdman 10-05-2009 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WilliamRast (Post 21433444)
http://www.canada.com/sports/money+m...n?size=620x400

Why did I create this?

Simple.

We have a team to cheer for because of him, not because he bought the team, but because the moment he was drafted, he brought hope to this franchise. If there is one guy that needs to have his birthday celebrated in the Pens forum, it's his.

I'll post my favourite pic of him and one I still remember like it just happened yesterday.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hoc...es/lemieux.jpg

Some of you might be too young to remember this, some might not have been even born when this happened but watch it, you'll still get chills watching Mario when he was at his best, even when he wasn't 100%.



http://s.ecrater.com/stores/6200/4a3...5166_6200n.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/...d4a538208d.jpg

There aren't many players that can breathe this much life into a team, he's saved the team a few times as a player (2x) and an owner, I don't recall any other athlete giving back to the city and team that made let him be what he was destined to be. So here's to Mario Lemieux, the man, the myth...the legend.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e3...rioLemieux.jpg
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/image..._mario_500.jpg

Oh yeah, it's that other legend's birthday today as well...Patrick Roy, but nobody cares about that right now.



:yo::yo::yo:

Kinda crazy how they were both born the exact same day, month, AND year!

Dingleberry* 10-05-2009 10:16 AM

Great Thread!

Mario was the main reason i got into hockey

Happy birthday to him.

MetalheadPenguinsFan 10-05-2009 10:25 AM

Happy birthday Sir Mario!!!!!

Midnight 10-05-2009 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WilliamRast (Post 21433444)

Is it just me, or is that one heck of a creepy picture?

BrOrpik 44 10-05-2009 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WilliamRast (Post 21433444)
http://www.canada.com/sports/money+m...n?size=620x400

Why did I create this?

Simple.

We have a team to cheer for because of him, not because he bought the team, but because the moment he was drafted, he brought hope to this franchise. If there is one guy that needs to have his birthday celebrated in the Pens forum, it's his.

I'll post my favourite pic of him and one I still remember like it just happened yesterday.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hoc...es/lemieux.jpg

Some of you might be too young to remember this, some might not have been even born when this happened but watch it, you'll still get chills watching Mario when he was at his best, even when he wasn't 100%.



http://s.ecrater.com/stores/6200/4a3...5166_6200n.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/...d4a538208d.jpg

There aren't many players that can breathe this much life into a team, he's saved the team a few times as a player (2x) and an owner, I don't recall any other athlete giving back to the city and team that made let him be what he was destined to be. So here's to Mario Lemieux, the man, the myth...the legend.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e3...rioLemieux.jpg
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/image..._mario_500.jpg

Oh yeah, it's that other legend's birthday today as well...Patrick Roy, but nobody cares about that right now.



:yo::yo::yo:

Fixed the youtube link for ya, you need to put the last letters and numbers there, not the whole link. :)

In your case, these letters and numbers ; pEdgiPEDa8w
Edit ; Oh yeah, happy birthday Mario!

Kinguin 10-05-2009 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dingleberry (Post 21434412)
Great Thread!

Mario was the main reason i got into hockey

Happy birthday to him.

Ditto. Happy birthday!

Hail Stannis 10-05-2009 11:05 AM

It's my birthday too. I can't believe I share it with two legends like them. Who cares about Roy right now though? Happy birthday Mario!

FDBluth 10-05-2009 11:07 AM

Happy Birthday Mario! I love you.

Jeff Goldblum 10-05-2009 11:08 AM

What a god he is.

Chraa 10-05-2009 12:17 PM

Happy Birthday Mario! You will always be nr.1

Penguins23 10-05-2009 12:28 PM

Jesus was born on December 25th but god was born on October 5th! Happy Birthday Mario!

shureshot66 10-05-2009 12:53 PM

good stuff. glad someone posted something like this.

PKV Jungle Friends 10-05-2009 02:34 PM

Happy Birthday Mario!

Thank you for all that you've done, that we can never repay...unless you count the season ticket sales and merchandise and concessions.

Kidding, have a great birthday and here's to many more years of good health and Stanley Cups.

vcx* 10-05-2009 03:12 PM

Mario gives us all broners, it's ok...I'll admit it.

66_Lemieux_66 10-05-2009 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Penguins23 (Post 21436140)
Jesus was born on December 25th but god was born on October 5th! Happy Birthday Mario!



Me likey...

Happy BDay to my hero as a kid and still today...

Captain Hook 10-05-2009 03:47 PM

Man, I probably wouldn't even like hockey if it weren't for the Pens drafting Mario and winning those 2 cups when I was a kid. I would've never paid enough attention to it to realize what a great sport it is. I'd probably just be your typical anti-hockey American right now if it wasn't for that.

Thanks, Mario & happy B-Day!

vcx* 10-05-2009 04:06 PM

For me, it was all about 1987, before the Cup wins. Gretzky & Mario on the same team, that was orgasmic. Then "the goal"...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/41/90...d6ba01f969.jpg

ThosePuckingPenguins 10-05-2009 04:15 PM

I turn 18 next month so I never saw the Cup years in 91 and 92 (though I was alive for the 92 one). But growing up, my dad would always tell me these stories of Mario Lemieux and how good he was. I saw games of him on TV whenever they were showed and it blew my mind.

Then when he came back in 2001 (2000? forget the year), it was a special moment for me. The man who I've been hearing about for so many years and now to finally see was an awesome sports moment for me. When he scored that first goal against Toronto and Gary Thorne exclaimed, "MARIO! WELCOME BACK!"...good times.

So happy birthday to Mario and thank you for EVERYTHING that you have done for this franchise!

vcx* 10-05-2009 04:23 PM

If people thought Lemieux was great when he came out of retirement, imagine how much better he was before his 1st retirement. It's a shame there are people that are too young to see him play when he was at his best.

Lemieux is about the only person I consider god-like, lol I know...sounds weird but when you are a diehard Pens fan, ML66 is the man. I have beaten up my brother for dissing Lemieux when we were younger.

The weird thing is that Lemieux did some crazy ***** when he wasn't really in great shape, he took conditioning really serious his 2nd time around. If he did that early on in his career, just imagine how much of a beast he would have been. I think he would have been a little more physical (something people forget about him, when push came to shove, Mario shoved back).

Greatest owner ever.

Wayne Gretzky, go take some notes you whiny deserter.

Dick Sledge 10-05-2009 04:40 PM

Happy Birthday Mario! One of the better moments as a child was meeting Mario at Bladerunners and getting him to sign a hockey stick of mine. Great guy.

ZapRowsdower13 10-05-2009 05:27 PM

This is one of the few birthdays through out the year that I remember. It is a day to celebrate indeed. Happy Birthday King Mario!

High Flying Birds 10-05-2009 05:52 PM

Happy bday to Mario. If it wasn't for watching him while growing up, I'd be a Canucks fan. :help:

66-29-33 10-05-2009 07:59 PM

HBD to mr Owner.


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