Wings: Mursak, Hudler, Kindl, Helm (because that's all that's left)
Stars: Kronner breaks a stick attempting to clear. The puck goes off Flip's butt, is fanned by Bertuzzi, the breeze from which redirects the puck and sends it bouncing off Ott's skate and into the net.
I guess you neglected to bother reading the thread title, much less it's contents.
I have been following the entire thread and have read the title. To recap: You are boycotting the Winter Classic and will go to any lengths to keep telling us this.
Now someone chimes in with a different opinion. Throughout the thread different people (myself included) have expressed interest in watching this particular game. I have no problem with those who don't wish to watch, but it seems you have a problem with those who do.
I guess you neglected to bother to remember that this is a discussion board.
Those were my heavy drug years. Didn't get clean until '87. Had I known that somewhere in NS Sid the Kid was being born, I might not have sobered up.
In all honesty, that was before I had internet and cable tv. Following the team was next to impossible. I just knew from some of dad's friends who still had family in Detroit that things weren't going well, but that we had some new kid that was going to save the day.
Being a Lions fan, I didn't believe it.
For all of you who sat through the games, cheered on the team, and believed that someday they would rise again, I salute you. You are the backbone of the team.
Going Christmas caroling. We went out to carol for a 103-year-old lady from church. She lived on her own until she was 102, then she fell so she moved in with her daughter on her farm. She is mentally sharp as ever, but she has been using a wheelchair lately.
Since they live 40 miles out, they don't get to church much in the winter. So we went out to her.
She's just the sweetest lady, and we had fun doing it.
If she's 20 now, she'll be 21 in less than a year. Start by e-mailing and writing letters and stuff. By the time she's old enough to hang out you'll know if she has good spelling and sentence structure and grammar and all that stuff.
I celebrate Christmas. Not x-mas. Not some vague holiday. Not some season that happens to have a day in the middle of it whose name cannot be mentioned because not everyone wants to celebrate it, but everyone wants a reason to celebrate.
You want a holiday in the middle of winter with no religious association? One where you can have a nice party and celebrate things like family and happiness and light and sharing and giving? Cool. All of those are good things that should be celebrated. And you know what? We have a perfectly good day to do that on. It's called New Year's Day. I'll join you. We can raise a glass to all of the good things that we can all celebrate as fellow human beings. The world needs that. Let's do it on New Year's when we already have the day off anyway.
But leave Christmas to the Christians. You don't try to over-run other holidays. No one is trying to turn Eid in to World Happiness day. Or Pesach into the Festival of Leavening Awareness. Sure we all want to get along and share our mutual thoughts and feelings. But we also have times where we need to be ourselves- to be who and what we are in our innermost being. Our spirituality and beliefs are at the centre of who we are.
If we wish to celebrate who we are, we can not encourage one segment of our society to dilute the holiday that celebrates who they are.
Leave Christmas, Hanukkah, the Solstice and Kwanzaa for the people who celebrate them. There's nothing wrong with broadening our horizons and joining another group of people in celebrating their holiday. We can certainly learn a lot from each other if we respect each other's traditions. But if we are going to join them, let's remember that it's their holiday. It's not ours to change on a whim.
Then let's join together on New Year's Day to celebrate the human race and whatever else we want to celebrate that we feel the need to have a Holiday for.
The person below me celebrates another holiday besides Christmas.