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In Topic: ESPN.com Sucks

24 September 2009 - 12:03 PM

To me, the bigger frustration is that hockey coverage overall has declined. First we were reduced to watching VS, now you cannot get it if you have Direct TV. If that wasn't enough, my roomies have decided to get ultra-basic cable, so I'm pretty much limited to watching when NBC covers it, camping out in sports bars or watching over the net on my dinosaur computer.

I think I share a lot of the same problems that everyone else has with ESPN. Heaven help you if you're not a Yankees/Red Sox fan during baseball season, but that's another rant for another day, and as I said earlier, I don't even get ESPN, so griping about them is wasted effort.

It's definitely going to be a challenge to stay in the loop with hockey this season, but at least I have the internet.

In Topic: Chelios still looking for place to play

24 August 2009 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (Bring Back The Bruise Bros @ August 24, 2009 - 02:28PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was a dick move,but he should be respected for his love for the game.

What's the 'dick move'? I thought Chicago traded him to Detroit. If he left the Hawks for greener pastures and signed as a free agent with the Wings, I could see what you mean.

In Topic: DirecTV dropping Versus network

24 August 2009 - 04:23 PM

The only way around this would be to have cable and Direct TV at your home--not cheap. I wish there was a way to get the channel a la carte, without having to buy a package.

I thought some games were available online. Maybe this is the only alternative or would you be able to get it on NHL Center Ice?

In Topic: Personal Thoughts About "Hockeytown"

14 August 2009 - 01:51 PM

If any area is considered a plausible alternative to Detroit as Hockeytown, it's certainly not Pittsburgh.

I am willing to give them props for winning the Cup and turning around a franchise that was about to call in the moving vans, but from a cultural standpoint, football is what dominates that area.

Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio is a big-time football region. In fact, it's where American football originated. It goes back to the days of the Allegheny Athletic Association.

Think of some the great players from that area like Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Jim Kelly, Dan Marino and Johnny Unitas, and that's just the quarterbacks! There's also the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the history and tradition of the Steelers, the terrible towels and the Steel Curtain.

I'll give the Pens their due, but there's no way that a couple of Cup Finals appearances, with one Cup, trumps the influence of football on that region.

In Topic: Worst NHL Team Names, Logos, or Colors?

09 July 2009 - 01:30 PM

QUOTE (WingsFanInPensCountry @ July 8, 2009 - 08:58PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish teams would just keep their "ugly" colors instead of changing them to navy or red. At least Brown and orange are rarley used and provide some originality. You can make the uni's more appealing but still use the colors. I have a brown and gold Padres cap and people always compliment it. I love that color scheme. Navy is so boring.

Anyhow, the original Sabres logo, the second (white buffalo head) logo, ANYTHING but the buffaslug!

>>>You can make the uni's more appealing but still use the colors.

You're right. I didn't have a problem with the unis the Padres wore from 85-90. They used the white at home, gray for the road and the numbers were brown with orange trim. Nothing wrong with those. But please, no brown tops or an entire uni in mustard yellow. I don't want to get a headache watching the team play.

>>>Anyhow, the original Sabres logo, the second (white buffalo head) logo, ANYTHING but the buffaslug!

Yes. Agreed. The Buffalo with the two swords or the black and red with the buffalo head are better than the slug.