Friday, February 08, 2008

WCH Weekend Preview

Thursday Night Pre-Game Movie: Rounders. This was an excellent movie made before it's time, even if some of the poker stuff doesn't make a lot of sense. It boggles my mind that in an era where Hollywood will make a sequel out of anything, there was never a sequel to this movie, when it seemed perfectly set-up for one.

Friday Afternoon Pre-Game Song:
Bleed It Out by Linkin Park. Quite a few teams have this song on their warm-up tape.

Games I'd Want to See If I Had Unlimited Funds:
Lake Superior at Western Michigan? Yeah right. I'm offended that I would even ask myself this question. Obviously I've gotta go with #1 vs. #2. Also, it's Winter Carnival at Michigan Tech, so that would probably be pretty fun.

Controversial Play That a WCHA Official Will Probably Screw-Up:
I'm sure there will be many to choose from, but I think we've all learned a valuable lesson on the wrong way to react to said mistakes.

Cliche Arena Song of the Week: Shout by the Isley Brothers. Especially appropriate for college hockey since every arena has their own Bluto. You know the guy that I'm talking about.

Picks to Click
It was pointed out to me last weekend how much I nailed the Olthuis pick last week.

Forward: Chad Kolarik, Michigan
Defense: Ryan McDonagh, Wisconsin
Goalie: Jordan Pearce, Notre Dame

Something to Watch on Saturday Afternoon:
Human Tetris. It was always my dream to have a Tetris piece named after me. I tried for the little T one, but it never caught on.

Cheapshot at the Fine City of St. Cloud: Going to a game in St. Cloud is like going to a show in Branson, Missouri. You're guaranteed to be on camera at least once. I'm sorry, but I'm there for hockey. I don't need to see a bunch of Polaris jackets kissing or "doing the dance".

Pre/Post-Game Meal of the Week: Applebees. This is a particularly popular post-game stop. Probably because it's one of the few establishments in Minnesota that dares stay open past 9:30.

Arena Food of the Week:
Ice Cream. You'd think that when it's -300 degrees outside in Duluth, people wouldn't immediately flock to a frozen treat, but I swear every person in that arena buys ice cream.

Wisdom of Michael Scott:
"Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information"

Predictions For You Compulsive Gambling-Types That Have to Bet

Gambletron 2000's Pick of the Week: Friday Night- Denver 39 Minnesota 0

Smooth Jimmy Apollo's 52% Lock of the Week: Saturday Night Colorado College 5 St. Cloud 3

The George Costanza Special(A prediction that is the exact opposite of every instinct and inclination I have): Alaska sweeps Bowling Green


Anonymous said...

Applebee's is a womens restaurant. Man up son.

zooomx said...

I have visited Mankato frequently. Ripping St. Cloud for being hick is like Bert calling Ernie a puppet.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the farm hicks up in ND.

Anonymous said...

Farm hicks, white trash, rednecks constitute 90% of North Dakota population. They got it all up there. I've seen "squirrel" on a lunch menu up there

Anonymous said...

As a result of my calculations there are 12 NCAA Div. 1 teams that are of "Hick" status, of which 5 are in the WCHA, 5 in the CCHA, and 2 in CHA. See notes next to "Hick Star Rating" if you are unclear as to the reasoning behind the rating.

Alaska****(4 - Geography)
Alaska Anchorage***(3 - Still, geography)
Western Mich.**(2 - there are 2 Clacksons)
Northern Mich.*****(5 - just because)
Duluth***(3 - Remember Marco Peluso?)
St. Cloud
NoDak*****(5 - Obvious)
Mankato*(1 - Jutting. Period.)
Lake State***(3 - Canada)
Nebraska Omaha*(1)
Alabama Huntsville**(2 - Alabama)

Anonymous said...

Did it escape your notice that you spend holidays and vacations with St. Cloud State Hockey fans and that many of them read your blog?

Anonymous said...

As for your ratings, to rate a person a hick because of Canada?? If only all U.S. hockey was a hick like Canada!! Then we'd maybe win an olympics or world juniors. Good stuff!

Vicarious Hockey Fan said...

I find it quite ironic that geeks that sit in front of a computer all day and frequent message boards (myself included) feel the need to judge people as "hicks".

Nice 52% lock of the week, by the way. Did you edit that after the game last night?

Anonymous said...

Applesbee's...just don't get their takeout to go. Small portions and terrible quality.

Minnesota didn't recruit applebees.

Anonymous said...

Add Minnesota to the hick list....Don "Mullet" Lucia....period.