I have a handle of Svedka, some Sprite, some Tonic, and some limes. Anyone want to commiserate, come on over.
But I'm more than willing to have an excuse to get drunk.
Honestly, this was a classic case of HGS... Hot Goalie Syndrome. Volkening didn't give up ANY rebounds even though we outshot them more than 2-1. I watched this game with a bunch of Air Force grads 'cause I work on a USAF base here in Ohio, and let me tell you, this was the biggest win for them in DECADES-- literally. A full bird colonel who played for the academy right when they turned D-I broke down and cried after the game. If we were going to lose to a #4 seed, I'd rather it be Air Force than any other team.
Lets face facts Michigan team, we went from a 7th place CCHA team risking our tournament streak to a #1 seed even though we lost our #1 forward unexpectedly (Max Patches), 2 of the leading scorers in the nation to graduation, and our #1 defenseman for almost the whole season, all the while playing an untested soph goalie who didn't soil the sheets in his first tournament start.
Bottom line for me-- I don't feel as bad about this game as I did after the NoDak debacle from two years ago, or the ND game from last year. We lost a tough game to a hot goaltender and the best team in our opposition school's history. I'll live and I look forward to next year.
I find it difficult to be mad at Air Force for two reasons:
1)These guys are going to be risking their necks for us before too long, so there's something nice about seeing those guys celebrate a big win.
2)The Air Force has lots of firepower, and I don't.
i want to kill myself but at least it wasn't a last second or OT loss ala holy cross over minnesota or us in the frozen four last year. i was able to come to terms with the loss over 20 minutes and thus i want to kill myself a little less
I came to terms with it throughout the game. Yet I still got drunk. Thank god we have alcohol, or else that ledge on my apartment balcony would have looked verrrrry appealing.
I wanted to kill myself more last year. I stayed up so freakin late to watch it, and they lose. I was so damn tired the next day. Our hockey team is always good, but no recent national titles. 11 years and counting... *heavy sigh*
Honestly, I had no idea Air Force even had a hockey team until Brian posted about it today.
you can probably call Air Force "Son of M-Hockey" with all the program links between the two...
been here since 2002 and I've gotten used to the hose and scrubbrush routine on my siding every november win or lose.
uh, anyone want some hockey tickets for tomorrow?
My love/hate relationship with the four-round neutral site single elimination NCAA hockey tournament continues. Ice Hockey can be such a fickle, fluky thing.
best of 3 would make me feel way better
but i think i'd rather just kill myself.
We can drink with Denver fans. They lost in the West regional to Miami 4-2.
The Dynasty != Air Force.
Skip the Sprite and Tonic. Just give me the booze. I do like limes, though.
Has a connection to the Princeton athletic department. I asked him about a month ago if he could use it to get Frozen Four tickets. He informed me yesterday that he could. Awesome.
i'm still miserable. stop giving up big games please
Guess I'll be going to the game today as a temporary Vermont fan instead. Either that or charging UVM fans $100 for the two tickets and Chair Force fans $200.
I just have a headache. At least we beat a crippled state 5 or 6 times. That was pretty amusing.