For those of you that know about it There is a podcast called pghcast that covers topics of interst for the Pittsburgh regions. Well on Monday they did a show on the Super Bowl win (well no shocker there) but they said that they would cover the Pens next week. So I thought I would send in my thoughts on the Pens, note in the show they said they were also at the Thursday Feb 2, 2006 game. I wonder what they will do, will the talk about the rant I went on about the slots? Will they ignore my comment in the show, or what. I am thinking that since I am one of the hyper few that are against the slots in the Pittsburgh region, that maybe they will have a good laugh at my comments and pass by it, but oh well, see my email to them below.
I was also at that Game last Thursday, and all I can say was ouch!! But
I did get some good pictures check out
http://photos.mikeoconnor.net/thumbnails.php?album=49 I also got pics
of the points that the Pens made. Also I was on Bigolow also with that
car, pritty funny, but after the police left and every one surge at the
car, I retreated I really did not want to be part of it, but here are
some pictures from that night
Also comments on keeping the Pens in the ‘burgh. I am all for that heck
I have no problem with a new arena for them, but I have a MAJOR problem
with them getting slot revenue, I know I will sound odd here, but I
have a MAJOR problem with gambling and I believe that no good will come
of it. I love the Pens but I refuse to do business with any company
(and a sports team is a form of a company) that is supported by the
slots, it will be hard but I would be force (for moral reasons) to pick
a new team, or forced to stop watching hockey, I HATE many of the new
rules anyways, this shoot out stupidity has no place in hockey, of all
the games I watched this year I have not watched a shoot out, I have
turned off the TV at those points (I have the NHL center ice on my cable
so I get plenty of games), and if I am ever at a game with one I will
walk out before the shot out.
But back to the game on Thursday, I was so happy I love hockey fights,
and we got some good ones, the last one was great. Lets hope the Pens
do better next year.
Also you can see my post on the pens game at http://blog.mikeoconnor.net/?postid=876
And my posts about the Super Bowl pictures.
Here about the first thoughts about the party in Oakland
And here where I posted the pictures, and talked about what I heard on the Police scanner
And here for more about what I heard on the Police scanner