Congratulations! The positive vibes from the O&B faithful must have worked!
Originally Posted by Jules801
Congrats!!! In this economy, it's really nice to hear someone GETTING a job instead of being layed off from one!
Originally Posted by Chuck Downie
Congrats!! You should get drunk today too for HDIC. And if you ever want to trade jobs.......
Thank you sirs and madames. Like I was saying above, it's fewer hours than I thought...a lot fewer at least until the summer. I'll probably still need to find another job to supplement but this place is amazing.
BTW: the NHL has been around longer than either the NFL or NBA.
In Philadelphia, this is a hockey town. Not an NHL town, but most definitely a Flyers town.
So you can imagine my righteous indignation this week after reading John “Gonzo” Gonzalez’ column in the Philadelphia Inquirer, in which he described my passion as a “niche” and “provincial,” less exciting than arena football.
Gonzo went so far as to suggest he’d be willing to collect $10 million so he could buy out NBC’s rights to hockey, just to get it off the American airwaves.
Actually, if Gonzo could raise $10 million on his own, he’d have a future working with Brian Tierney in trying to raise capital to save the Inquirer and Daily News. But that’s not relevant here. We’re talking hockey, not newspapers.
Last May, my editor at the Inquirer told me the sport was “irrelevant” even though the Flyers not only outdrew the relevant Sixers but also had much higher TV ratings. In Chicago, arguably the third largest market in the U.S., the Blackhawks are the rage.
So I'm at this party last night and this kid gets the **** beat out of him. Next thing you know everyone has frying pans and are standing in the back yard facing off like some civil war battle with everyone taking their side and just waiting to charge. Sadly nothing happened Never seen a frying pan fight before, but it sounds quite lovely.
But on a more serious note, anyone want to guess how many calories are in one bottle of that sweet sweet, MD 20/20?
1,600... My friend told me that after i chugged one. Made my jaw drop. Scary. There went my diet.
Id pay to see a frying pan of this magnitude. Thats got EPIC written all over it.
If anybody wants to watch Pittsburgh-Washington game and needs a Webstream: http://atdhe.net/live-tv-2.php?i=887
Thank goodness this game is on NBC. If I had to endure another game by Fox Sports Pittsburgh I would have probably shot myself.
One thing I disagree with in the article is the suggestion that they should get rid of the conferences and change the playoff format.
Format changes sometimes can be a good thing. In the old Patrick Division days, it seemed that the same matchups would transpire every season. Some liked that, some didn't. If the NHL ever had a number of teams that could be equally distributed into four divisions (28 or 32 instead of the current 30) I wouldn't mind a return to those days because the amount of teams per division would be greater than what it was in the mid-to-late 80s.
In 1985, Quebec had home ice advantage over the Flyers in the Conference Finals because the Adams Division had a better head-to-head record vs. the Patrick in the 1984-85 season. The Flyers were the vastly superior team and started out on the road. Not a good idea, that format.
What I'd be interested in seeing is the final four teams be ranked 1-to-4 (with the highest seed playing the lowest) and if the Finals happens to be Philly-Pittsburgh or Detroit-Dallas (using last season's Conference Finalists) then so be it. Some would argue that a possible final of San Jose-Anaheim or Islanders-Rangers is too regional but there are some regional geographic possibilities crossing the two Conferences in the current format. Of course, the extreme possibilities wouldn't exist in a divisional realignment like the Patrick Division days but revamping the final four could be intriguing even under the current regular season schedule and playoff format (until the Semis).