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In Topic: Torts on Twitter: "most narcissistic thing I have ever seen"

13 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

When twitter works-

http://www.foxsports...blockID=929803


In Topic: I couldn't help but notice... (rant)

20 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

The reason this is embarrassing is that it states "Guarantee your chance to see these marquee Original Six matchups"  Any other descriptor rather than Original Six would be OK.  Maybe even Original Six + Cindy.


In Topic: Blackhawks Letter of Appreciation

29 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

Letting go of Scotty Bowman = dumbest thing a hockey team can do.

 

If you are implying the Wings "let go" of Scotty Bowman, you have it wrong.  Scotty went to Chicago to have the opportunity to work with his son.  As a parent, I can tell you that I love Scotty even more for his understanding of what is important in life.


In Topic: Money on the Board - playoff style!

05 June 2013 - 12:31 PM

I've received the final donation - all I have to do is deposit Vladifan's check and transfer the money to my PayPal account and I'll be sending our donation off to Children's Hospital.  I've composed a letter to Ilitch Holdings to inform them of our intent, and I'd like a critique, please.  I could wax poetic for pages and pages, but wanted to keep it simple.  However, I feel like I'm missing something important.

 

Dear Ilitch Holdings:

 

During the playoffs, we at LetsGoWings.com do what we call “Money On The Board.” Willing members pledge whatever their wild imaginations can come up with for as long as the Wings are playing. We all chip in whatever we owe and donate it to charity when the playoffs are over for Detroit.

Three years ago we donated the proceeds to Children's Hospital in honor of the site administrator, Matthew Schwartz. Last year we attempted to donate to Ilitch Charities, but our donation was never “approved,” whatever that entails. We then sent the money to StandUp2Cancer in honor of Craig McCarty.

This year, we realized that none of this would be possible without Mike and Marian Ilitch; their commitment to the City of Detroit and, for us, the Red Wings in particular (!) is invaluable and has literally changed the lives of those of us who are old enough to remember before 1983 and for the new fans that have come along since. So on behalf of LetsGoWings.com and Wings fans all over the world, we would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Ilitch by once again donating to Children's Hospital, this time in their honor.

Thank you so much for your incredible and continuing commitment to Detroit.

 

Sincerely,

Red Wings Nation

 

As one who is old enough to remember (but young enough to still have my memory intact!), this is great.  Thanks!


In Topic: Money on the Board - playoff style!

04 June 2013 - 09:01 AM

It's not necessary in the least, but I was wondering if you guys had any interest in doing an honor or memorial gift:

 

HONOR AND MEMORIAL GIFTS

A gift to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is an ideal way to honor a friend, family member, community leader, organization or just someone who deserves special attention. It can also be used to celebrate special events—birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, bar/bat mitzvahs, or family reunions.

The possibilities are endless - Mike Ilitch, many players past and present for one reason or another, a thanks to our announcers, a thanks to Matt, etc. etc. and so on.  What say you all?

I think to honor Mike Illitch would be great.  I'm guessing I'm older than most of you, but I remember the days before Mr. Illitch bought the Wings.  Yes, I started being a fan in the late 60's.  I lived through Bruce Norris and The Darkness with Harkness.  My dad was a season ticket holder in the 40's, and he taught me well.  The whole reason the Wings are such a great organization starts at the top.  I remember watching games on tv when Mr. Illitch first bought the club, and during intermission seeing the Little Caesar player of the game.  He was such a promoter of youth hockey in Detroit.  I think he has earned the honor!  Great idea!