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#2164326 650 posts for a Game 3 Victory

Posted by 55fan on 02 May 2011 - 03:47 PM

Bet you don't have a hat like this:
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#2164084 650 posts for a Game 3 Victory

Posted by 55fan on 02 May 2011 - 02:30 AM

Kudos to all of the people who aren't weeping and wailing for the sake of being dramatic.

I'll respect those who know the game and don't like some things that they are seeing and wish to respect it.

I'll respect those who have blind faith.

Those who just want to be drama queens are annoying.

They scored first? There are only 2 1/2 periods left in the game? It's only the second game of the series and you're saying "We suck! We might as well not play! We might as well not even try! We're doomed!" This one's for you, Mr. Over-the-top Gloom and Doomer:
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#2164010 Looking for Unique Red Wings Logo Pics!

Posted by 55fan on 01 May 2011 - 10:50 PM

My sister made me a cake once. Is this the type of thing you mean?
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#2163967 Official "We Believe" Thread

Posted by 55fan on 01 May 2011 - 09:55 PM

I believe that some people are so intent on being assholes that they will corrupt a thread that is all about positive mojo.

Said individuals need to start an "I believe we will lose" thread where they can piss and moan to their hearts' content.

I believe in the Red Wings. They are not defeated, they are only behind at the moment. There is a huge difference.


#2162178 300 posts for a game 2 victory.

Posted by 55fan on 30 April 2011 - 05:41 PM

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For when the girls come back to post.


#2162139 300 posts for a game 2 victory.

Posted by 55fan on 30 April 2011 - 04:46 PM

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Yeah, I know I've posted it before, but it's cute, dangit.


#2162137 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by 55fan on 30 April 2011 - 04:43 PM

Stay out of the box, boys.

Good advice for winning games and avoiding social diseases.

Let's Go Wings!!!


#2162132 300 posts for a game 2 victory.

Posted by 55fan on 30 April 2011 - 04:38 PM

How Wasteful the Older Generation Was ...

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she
should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags werenít good for
the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, ďWe didnít
have the green thing back in my day.Ē

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former generation
did not care enough to save our environment."

He was right, that generation didnít have the green thing in its day.

Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soda bottles and beer
bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed
and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and
over. So they really were recycled.

But they didnít have the green thing back in that customer's day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didnít have an escalator
in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and
didnít climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two
blocks.

But she was right. They didnít have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the babyís diapers because they didnít have the
throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling
machine burning up 220 volts Ė wind and solar power really did dry the
clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters,
not always brand-new clothing.

But that old lady is right, they didnít have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house Ė not a TV in every
room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a hankerchief, not a
screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, they blended
and stirred by hand because they didnít have electric machines to do
everything for you.

When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used a
wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not styrofoam or plastic bubble
wrap.

Back then, they didnít fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut
the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised
by working so they didnít need to go to a health club to run on
treadmills that operate on electricity.

But sheís right, they didnít have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a cup
or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled
their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they
replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole
razor just because the blade got dull.

But they didnít have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes
to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a
24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an
entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didnít need
a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000
miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old
folks were just because they didn't have the green thing back then?


#2161965 300 posts for a game 2 victory.

Posted by 55fan on 30 April 2011 - 10:16 AM

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#2160741 Boston Announcer Does it Again....

Posted by 55fan on 29 April 2011 - 06:19 PM

1) I just woke up.
2) I haven't had anything to wake up my brain.
3) I have been living through the "migraine hangover" from yesterday's headache.

Now that I have my excuses made, I just want to say that if he was talking about the Flight of the Octopus, I'd be totally on board with what he was saying. Unfortunately, I didn't quite catch what his topic was.

But what the heck, let's just go with it. Everyone run over to Boston, throw an octopus in the sea, and we'll get the King of Montreal to surrender.


#2160049 200 Posts...

Posted by 55fan on 28 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

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#2160029 Happy Birthday to Lidstrom

Posted by 55fan on 28 April 2011 - 02:47 PM

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Happy Birthday, dear Fearless Leader!


#2158231 Have you got your RED on?

Posted by 55fan on 26 April 2011 - 01:23 PM

I am being derelict in my duties as the OP which, since Rabs disappears when she's SUPPOSED to be starting these threads, has become my sacred duty.

Here's my threads after Round 1:

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Doesn't all that red look nice?

Dawn- I like the beads.

Denverwingsfan13- Have you tried crochet thread? It's a bit stronger. Or perhaps you could braid them like the younglings from Middle Earth do. I'm sure one of them could pop in and give you instructions. (Hint-hint, girls.)

My problem is that some of mine are a bit longer than the others. Do you know how hard it was to get them to line up for a photo? It was like herding first graders. At least they haven't broken yet. In '09 I had a half dozen of my Sunday School kids crawling around under the first five pews searching for beads. We never did find that last F. And you know what happened in '09. :ranting:

Keep the photos, stories, and comments (inane and otherwise) coming!
Best of wishes to our hirsute brethren. They should be itchy by now. :P


#2156394 Wing/hockey dreams

Posted by 55fan on 22 April 2011 - 12:58 PM

I was working in a hotel and the Wings were in town. I was looking for Ericsson, but Helm kept following me around. I tried to ditch him, but he showed up (drunk) at my room. I told him, "I'm not your number any more; I'm Bertuzzi's." He said, "Age is just a number." I told him that was what I was talking about. I'm 44 years old now.

So he came in and the next morning I'm going, "I just ****ed Darren Helm." I went to work in the hotel cafeteria and was keeping a look-out for the Wings because I really wanted to meet Ericsson. I was buttering toast and lagging when a guy asked me for some toast. I said, "Yes, sir, Mr. President." and buttered President Obama's toast.

Everyone around me was "You just buttered toast for the President!" and I was thinking, "I just ****ed Darren Helm." but I didn't want to say it out loud. Then I started wondering who I could tell. Not LGW. I'd be branded a puckbunny. Not any of my friends. They don't like hockey. I thought maybe I'd just send a PM to Loo and leave it at that.

Then my sister (who used to live in Chicago) came up to me and told me that she had just talked to President Obama and they discovered that they had been neighbours. I said, "I just ****ed Darren Helm." She said, "You win."


#2155941 Congratulations to the Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by 55fan on 21 April 2011 - 03:01 PM

Nice to see that the Red Wings have douchey fans like any other team. It makes us oh, so much more human.

Do you kids not understand the concept of "sportsmanship"? It means not kicking someone when they're down. Sure, you can have an opinion against the Yotes, but that's what the other threads on the board are for.

This is about winning with respect and dignity, which our team commanded throughout the series, and we are now extending to our erstwhile adversaries.

Embarrassing that some kids nowadays have been taught no manners, dignity, grace, or class.