[OT] YEAH!!!!

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Twenty more minutes (maybe less, it's sudden death) of
fabulous hockey!!!  U.S. vs. Canada for the Gold.  I don't
care now which team winds, I love players on both sides,
this is FABULOUS!!!  I am horse from screaming.  I would
willingly pay $$$ to watch this kind of hockey (no fights
less rough stuff, just straight ahead skilled play) all the
time.

Beverly, trying to get my heart rate back to normal...



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BEI Design wrote:
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"wins"

 I love players on both sides,
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"hoarse"

 from screaming.  I would
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But you knew what I meant, right?  ;-)




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On 2/28/2010 5:36 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Great game! My DGS will be devastated. He was touting for Team USA. He
played his first game as a goalie yesterday. He's 7 and eats.sleeps and
dreams hockey
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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It was truly a great game.  I am not at all unhappy with the
result. This game had to be good for hockey at all levels

A former player from the (Major Junior) Portland Winterhawks
(I have had season tickets for over 33 years), Brenden
Morrow played for Team Canada.  And I think Sidney Crosby is
the next Wayne Gretzky.

I love hockey!  And I wish the NHL would institute the same
rules for professional play as are laid down for the
Olympics, cut out the fights and huge gratuitous mid-ice
hits, and just play the game.  It is so fast and elegant and
fascinating when played cleanly.

Beverly



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On 2/28/2010 6:38 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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DH and I have talked about that frequently. The fighting is there
because it brings in money whether we like it or not. If you want to
watch a fight go to a boxing match.
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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And it is getting worse. I know they (managements and league
officials) could reduce the violence if they wanted. I
finally released my season tickets this spring when the
statement came for the post season games. I had been forcing
myself into going to the games just because I had the
tickets paid for. But this year the venue noise level was
excruciating, they played and replayed every hit and fight
and the last straw was scantily clad "dancers" on the ice
during the breaks.  Yuck!  It's just not the game I want to
watch (or support with my $$$$) anymore.

So now I'm looking at college catalogs for a way to fill my
time. ;-)

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



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On 3/1/2010 1:56 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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We have season tickets for men and women basketball games at a local
college. The level of play is intense  and fun. they do have some silly
things going on during breaks, but it's college and expected. The noise
level is  loud to put it mildly. I have these nifty buttons on my
hearing aids that cut that noise out so I'm comfortable in that
respect.I just don't enjoy much in the way of professional sports any
more. Give me a good college game, no matter the sport, any time.
I also love watching young children play sports, they are enthusiastic
and have fun. That's the way I think sport should be.
And now I'm off my soap box for the day.
Juno

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BEI Design wrote:

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I started going to hockey games with my dad when I was still small enough to
not be able to stay away through the whole game. :)  I wanted to play, but
1. there were no teams that allowed girls then and (a very distant) 2. I
can't skate worth a pooh.  LOL  

I really enjoyed the men's hockey AND the women's hockey. Both came down to
excellent games. And there is no shame at all in holding silver medals in
Canada's national sport, when Canada took the golds. ;)  Pretty fabulous if
you ask me.  

Sharon
--who spoke a LOT during the men's game; they only play well when I yell at
the TV  LOL
--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.

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Sharon Hays wrote:
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Don and I started going to hockey games the first year we
were married, and have been season ticket holders every
years since.  We also took both DDs all through high school
and they are both still fans.

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Actually I was thinking that would be the best outcome as
well.  I could just imagine the sort of reception USA
visitors would have received in Vancouver if the U.S.
team(s) had won.  Not that Canadians aren't the politest
people in the world, but hockey is SERIOUS.

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I'm pretty sure my DD 15 miles away heard me yell when the
U.S. tied it up with 24 seconds left.  ;-)

Beverly



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I'm not much of a hockey fan, but I don't think DS moved or spoke during the
last part of the game.  He might have moved had the house caught on fire,
but that was highly unlikely, since it was nice & warm here today.

Emily



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Emily Bengston wrote:
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My older DD and I called each other about every five
minutes.  The whole game was fantastic, I was so thrilled
when the U.S. pulled the goalie and scored the tying goal.
I'm pretty sure my DD heard me yell and she lives 15 miles
from me.  I really was not upset that Canada won in over
time, I'm happy for them.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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When I saw the final was a Canada?USA match, I thought it would be
damned close.  When I heard it was down to the wire, I thought it had
probably got a bit exciting.  ;)

I have managed to avoid all but about 10 minutes of the whole caper.  I
did better with Wimboldon last year and scored a 100% miss!  :D

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Kate XXXXXX wrote:

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I quite like the tea-trays on the icy slope - men in lycra ;-) and the
skill involved in the biathlon, but generally don't watch a lot and the
time zone stuff doesn't help.  Also when we as a nation (even banded
together) do so badly it is less inspiring.

Roll on the cricket season.

Lizzy


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Lizzy Taylor wrote:
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I yawn all the way through that, too!

On the other hand, I've watched several climbing programs with
fascination over the years...  Pity they don't show more.

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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To be honest I *much* prefer listening to it - the Test Match Special
team are so entertaining that they are the attraction rather than the
game itself.

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Mountaineering or rock climbing?

Lizzy


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Lizzy Taylor wrote:
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Both!  One memorable one of Joe Brown scaling The Old Man of Hoy, and
And I was fascinated by The Void.  I was also touched by the program
about finding Edmund Hillary's remains on Everest.  And there was a
great program a while back about a team of medics that climbed Everest
to see what oxygene depravation at high altitudes did.

I also like stuff about aircraft and flying.  :)  Especially about
aircraft I know because Dad flew them, like Vulcans, PR9's, and
Phantoms, or that have special significance, like TSR2.

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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BEI Design wrote:
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There was hockey?  Oh...

Wanders off wondering what's happening in the Five Nations...

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Puzzled as I was by that, I googled:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Nations

There was rugby?  Oh..

Wandering off singing "Oh, Canada"....

--
Beverly
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BEI Design wrote:
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Giggle...  I like Rugby - you can see all those lovely legs!  ;)

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Hello Kate,

Perhaps you can help me with a quote regarding Rugby.

Long ago in a simpler time...
a co-worker of  english descent, was once *razzed* about Rugby
vs. U.S. Football, his retort contrasting the two was something
like this ...

Rugby is a hooligans sport played by gentlemen,
Football is a gentle-man's sport played by hooligans.

that may be jumbled or backwards ?
is this a notorious expression  or possibly just a quick witted
retort

curious
robb


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