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Mr. Young, I Have a Problem With Your Hair.

Dear Mr. Young:

You have been the object of my squee since I was old enough to have a celebrity mega crush. Even though I am now older, engaged, and have moved on to other objects of squee like Gabe Kapler and Jason Bay, you will always be my number one.

I try to catch your commentary on Monday Night Football every Monday. (I must say, Emmitt Smith makes you sound even more eloquent than you already are.) Although I had to work late on Monday, I was able to catch your post-game analysis after the Packers-Saints game. While watching, I had one overwhelming question:

What happened to your hair?
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Did you dye it? It looked much lighter. Is your hair negatively reacting to the New Orleans weather? If so, I can point you in the direction of some excellent anti-frizz products. (Then again, so could your ex-model wife.) Are you so busy with your multiple children that you didn’t have time to comb it? If so, that is completely excusable – you have like five now, and not everyone can look as good as Kate Gossalin when running after their multiple young children.

I feel bad for you, and I feel even worse for pointing out in a public forum. However, I just want you to know that I’ll still be a fan, through good hair and bad, through ESPN moving you off Sunday NFL Countdown because they no longer wanted commentators with an IQ higher than 80 and your Samsung HD television advertisements where you are inexplicably wearing shabby flip-flops.

Best wishes,

Sports Girl Kat

Your #10 fan since 1992

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I am off to see the Boston University Terriers take on the Crusaders of the College of the Holy Cross. The Terriers have played very well against non-conference opponents this season – they are undefeated against them – but we know what we’re pretending didn’t happen last weekend. Let’s hope this evening ends well.

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Doing It Old School – 1951 Boston University Hockey

After hearing from several online sources that a nice chunk of the Life magazine photo archive has been made available via Google Images, I took a minute this evening to go online and check it out. I easily spent 45 minutes this evening looking at photos. The photos are in wonderful quality and are a great resource of American life from the mid 20th century.

There are a ton of photos in the archive that I found interesting – including a bunch of awesome gymnastics ones that I’ll share in an upcoming post – but since hockey is my first sports love at the moment (after the Bills have done the Mexican Hat Dance on my heart once again), I figured I would first share my three favorite Boston University hockey photos.

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The Everyone’s Favorite Goalie Watch – Recalled to Pittsburgh

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In this edition of “The Everyone’s Favorite Goalie” watch (insert overly dramatic TV news graphic here), news out of Wilkes-Barre this morning is that John Curry is on his way to Pittsburgh, where he will back up Dany “Still Can’t Find Anyone Who Can Pronounce His Last Name” Sabourin.

This is the first regular season call-up for Everyone’s Favorite Goalie.  He spent the pre-season with Pittsburgh, and technically was on the roster when they played their first two regular season games in Europe, but did not dress.

The Penguins take on the Minnesota Wild tonight at 7pm on Versus.  No word yet as to when the Curry 36 Pittsburgh Penguins jerseys become available on NHL.com (just kidding.)

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Calling Out the Superfans and the Tsongas Arena Shopping Cart

Oh, the Superfans.

Oh, the Superfans.

They wear mustard colored cheap t-shirts with burgundy writing, either given out or sold by their bookstore.  Maybe 2% of them own hockey jerseys.  And if the hockey team is playing at the same time as their football or basketball team, they magically dissapear.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Boston College Superfans.

The Superfans, or Stuperfans, or whatever you wish to refer to them as, are oft-complained about.  I really don’t dislike them, I’m just amazed at their…indifference? Lack of jerseys? Bandwagon jumping? Pep band’s rendition of Ridin’ Dirty by Chamillionaire? (You have not lived until you’ve heard a tuba blast out the first few lines of that song.  Really.  It’s made my Beanpot the last two years.)

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Well, This Just Stinks – CN8 Shutting Down, According to Sources

Updated below with comment from Comcast Sports Net.

A big blow to Boston University and University of Vermont hockey fans – according to David Scott, of Scott’s Shots (one of my favorite sports blogs, by the way – when he speaks, I listen),
CN8 will be shuttering it’s New England operations. This includes closing the studios right across from the College of Fine Arts building on the BU campus.

Both BU and UVM had contracts with CN8 for broadcast rights to several men’s hockey games. CN8 was to televise six remaining men’s hockey games –

Dec. 5 vs. Boston College (CN8)
Jan. 3 at Denver Cup (CN8)
Jan. 17 vs. Boston College (CN8)
Jan. 24 at New Hampshire (CN8)
Feb. 21 at Northeastern (CN8)
Feb. 28 vs. Massachusetts (CN8)

According to Scott, CN8’s operations will cease in “early Janaury 2009,” leaving five of those six games without a TV home. Scott does say, however, that Comcast Sports Net may pick up the sports programming. However, their primary responsibility is to the Celtics, so I worry that college hockey might get lost in the shuffle.

If CSN decided to pick and choose what games they select, an educated guess would be that January 17 game against BC will be of most interest, if the early part of the season is any indication. One would also hope that CSN would pick up the Denver Cup game on January 3rd, since many of us Terrier fans can’t afford the $400 plane fare right after the holiday season (but trust you me, I tried!)

It remains to be seen what BU or UVM will do in the wake of this announcement. Big kudos to Scott for getting this news.

UPDATE: According to the comment below, Comcast Sports Net will pick up several games on CN8’s college hockey schedule.  Thanks to Tim from Comcast Sports Net for responding right away, and for Comcast for taking care of us college hockey fans.

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Break Glass if Sick of Election Talk: Your Sports Link-o-Rama

I come to you this evening to write the only piece of blog-o-sphere not to mention tomorrow’s US Presidential Election.  Because, frankly, to be all Negative Nellie about it, it won’t matter who the heck is elected President tomorrow – America is screwed either way because there is not a single politician who exists who is stand-up and honest.

But enough about my political thoughts.  I come to you today with links to articles that also have nothing to do with politics, because there will be a point sometime on Tuesday where you are going to want to bang your head against the wall if you hear one more iota about the election:

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Everyone’s Favorite Goalie is Back to Normal. Thank Goodness.

Early word this morning out of Wilkes-Barre Scranton, where Everyone’s Favorite Goalie started last night and stopped 31 shots for a 3-1 win against the San Antonio Rampage. After letting one up early in the second period, Curry then held strong while the Penguins scored three unanswered goals. San Antonio ended up going 0 of 7 on the power play.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goalie John Curry (courtsey of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins official website)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goalie John Curry (courtsey of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins official website)

San Antonio wasn’t the most difficult of opponents (they were 2-5 going into this game), but still, it’s good to see Curry play an entire game, make a significant amount of saves, and not get rattled by the early goal (not that he ever did in college.) Let’s hope he can continue to put his injury woes behind him.

The Penguins next play the Houston Aeros on Sunday at 5:05pm (4:05pm in Aeros land.)

And in other hockey news, I don’t know how I held out until Saturday to post this, but Boston University had the honor of having both the men’s and women’s Hockey East Players of the Week. The women are ranked #8 in the nation, beat #5 ranked New Hampshire in a shootout on Thursday, and will take on Providence tonight at home. With a win, the BU women will remain on top of the Hockey East standings. They are in the midst of a six game win streak.

The men are now ranked #3 in the nation, and take on the Vermont Random Imaginary Cats (aka Catamounts) tonight. Until last night, they had the leading goal scorer in Hockey East (the FWNICM.) Unfortunately, Boston College’s Brock Bradford took over first with two goals in their overtime win last night against Merrimack (Really, BC? You needed overtime to win against Merrimack? How are you ranked second in the nation again?) The FWNICM needs a hat trick tonight to reclaim the lead outright, or two to tie.

And if the FWNICM scores a hat trick in a game I cannot see, I will be miffed. But that would be my luck. So you heard it here first.

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