About 10-12 years ago, Nicholas Cage sent his bitchy assistant in heels and a skirt to Southern Motors in Clarkston, Mi to buy a 1970 Hemi Cuda. When the transaction wasn't going as fast as she wanted, she copped a Hollywood attitude and shouted, "Do you have any idea who is buying this car? Nicholas Cage is buying this car!"
All the good ole Michigan car guys looked around at each other and the owner spoke up,"Lady, do you have any idea who is selling this car? Nikolai Khabibulin is selling this car."
Posted by Red Crazy
on 21 November 2014 - 04:09 PM
I thought I would share this with you fellow Wings fans.
My family lives in Manitoba and I have been a Wing fan since the mid 80`s so I guess my passion for the team has been passed on to first my wife and now our two boys age 6 and 8. Getting tickets in Winnipeg is usually next to impossible and the thought of getting 4 together is just a dream unless you wanted to pay 2-300 on stubhub. But by luck I was able to get 4 tickets from a season ticket holder that couldn`t attend so we were all set!!!
We are about 2.5 hours drive to Winnipeg so we booked a hotel next to the arena. It turned out that the Wings were staying at the same hotel! We met Bill Roose when we were checking in and he said to hang out in the lobby because the players will be coming down soon to get onto a bus for the arena. We got to meet most of the players and my boys were lucky enough to get 10-12 autographs each! We saw all the Detroit t.v guys etc. It was unbelievable!!! The players were so nice to their fans and taking pictures with the boys.
When we got over to the arena we asked to go down to ice level to watch warm ups. Many of the players tapped on the glass and smiled to the boys. Tatar even tossed a puck over the glass to them!
It was a great game to watch!
Anyways I wanted to share this story for those interested. The Red Wings are a class act all the way! From their security guys right to the players! Thank you Red Wings for making a dream come true for our family. We will remember the day forever.
Posted by Playmaker
on 21 November 2014 - 10:00 AM
Higher standards in that I went there and YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH
I see both sides of this one, but I've gotta say--hiring a professional that is skilled in handling large amounts of money does not equal not trusting your parents. My mom is my favorite person in the world, great at her job, and I trust her beyond any other human on this earth. That being said: she knows f*** all about handling millions of dollars (not to mention she can't remember where she put her own glasses half the time), and I would never place her in that position because she would feel terrible when she inevitably screwed everything up. Add that to the fact that JJ's parents sound like absolute trash cans, sprinkle in a little bit of why the hell would he give them power of attorney and you have one big WTF Pot Pie. Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?
Sad situation either way--hopefully he learns from this and moves on, but from the sounds of it he'll unfortunately be moving on without his parents.
I knew there was something especially intelligent about you
I'd give my mom every cent every day of the week and twice on Sundays. I'd likely get double back.
I don't know what lead to him firing Pat Brisson, but it doesn't necessarily mean it was a bad thing for him. Agents negotiate contracts, they don't necessarily give financial advice. In someone like Jack Johnson's case, he may have felt Brisson was spending too much time with his "star" clients and not enough with him. As far as Crosby, Kane, Toewes, etc, they have good contracts, we don't know how or who is managing their money. Just because they haven't filed for bankruptcy doesn't mean they're necessarily making all the right moves with their money either.
If anyone else saw the ESPN 30 for 30, Broke, you'd see that there are agents, lawyers, investors, parents, siblings and others who have taken advantage of athletes. Many of them who were thought of as "professional" and "trustworthy". Sometimes it's a deliberate scam, other times it's an attempt to turn a good amount of money into an obscene amount of money in what may have seemed like a good investment. Many of them often mistakenly thought their agent was "handling" things.
In any case, sounds like this all happened relatively quickly and it isn't like he let it go on for years before he noticed anything. I hope it all works out well for him.
Posted by Euro_Twins
on 18 November 2014 - 10:04 PM
It's like you just figured out how to post gifs
We should rename this thread E_T's Great Multimedia Jamboree
I'm not usually home so posting stuff is much more challenging, today I had the great fortune of being on my couch and able to just copy and paste stuff, and I wanted to pass the savings on to youuuuuuu......
I live right downtown. Ride my bike past the Joe every sunny day.
For hotels, I always recommend people go to Priceline and go to the highest star level (5 or 4, or whatever) and bid for a room right downtown at whatever budget you can afford. It's a little shifty because you don't know the exact hotel you will be staying at, but you will almost certainly land a nice room at a cheap price. Half the time you will end up staying in the Marriott at the Renaissance center, which is one of the places you have to visit while you're up here anyway. Other times you get the Double Tree right across the street. Both are walking distance from the Joe. Detroit has way more hotel rooms than tourists, so use this to your advantage on Priceline and book a sweet deal. But again, it is a little risky because you don't know exactly where they will put you.
Places to check out while you are here:
Best food: Green Dot Stables, Motor City Brewing Works, Mudgie's, and of course the world famous Slow's BBQ.
Fine dining: London Chop House (my personal favorite), La Dolce Vita (best brunch in the city, call for reservations).
Best bars: Cafe D'Mongo's (there is no place on earth like it, a must see if you are around on a Friday or Saturday night), Two James Spirits, Grand Trunk
I'm personally not a huge fan of Sweetwater wings, but everyone here does go crazy about them. Besides the places I've listed, there are a TON of other very memorable and cool bars and restaurants I haven't listed. One of the amazing things about Detroit is there are hardly any chain restaurants around, so everywhere you go is unique and an experience. The ones I have listed are strictly the "must sees."
Posted by Euro_Twins
on 18 November 2014 - 07:56 PM
They are bush league, pretty clueless. I want the Wings feed, it's so annoying when Center Ice doesn't have it.
They are still complaining.
Lol it's funny cause the refs called it a goal on ice, but Toronto (you know the guys with every available angle of video evidence) called and overturned the call. But hey if you think goal kicks should be allowed in hockey, by all means it was a good goal.
I've said it last season and I'll say it again..the Habs are carried by an elite goalie known as Price. I highly doubt they'll make it far come real season time. Other than Prust - their by far most likable player - they're soft, small and not a hardworking group at all.