The Camp Randall Hockey Classic, Big Ten Network
1-0 Badgers early; Hogan gave up (another) softy when he wouldn't control a rebound.
this online at all?
The BTN are a bunch of buzzkills when it comes to justin.tv and other online streaming stuff.
But it is on Zattoo's Michigan Open Channel, if you have access.
Bryan Hogan continues to make great saves on tough shots and fuck up the easy ones.
Please let this not turn into another dong punch from the cheddar nation
Looked to me like that goal may have hit someone in front. Still could/should have been saved though.
Is it me or does the lighting look a bit dim?
Maybe it isn't much different for the players, but for a television audience it is noticably different.
And now it seems that Hogan has broken the rink already.
They made it take longer by attempting to pack the dry powder in there first. They should have busted out the water from the start.
cold war II is going to be so much more awesome than this
I could hear some crowd noise, but I didn't realize it was our fans until they showed the audience and I could see them pointing.
Props to everyone there representing Yost.
I'm not so sure about this one. It will be very dark in Wisconsin probably by the middle of the second period at least. I wonder if the lighting will affect the goalies' abilities to see the puck. As it gets darker, I'd tell my team to just start firing shots to see what happens.
The ice in these games always seems terrible. The puck jumps all over the place, and the players don't seem to be skating full bore.
And Red Berenson behind the bench in nothing but a suit? No hat? I hope he doesn't turn purple like Tom Coughlin did in that Green Bay-Giants game from a couple years ago.
They said there's a heater behind the bench.
Crosschecking. And he didn't use his stick.
that was terrible. easily a 5 min
The farside ref called it so im forced to wonder what the one on top of the play was looking at..
Have been a five-minute major there.
Hagelin gets boarded from behind... and Davies only gets two minutes. That was a dangerous, unneccesary hit, and should have been 5 minutes.
the anti-powerplay continues.
Doesn't really have the same effect, but it's better than nothing:
I clicked the link and literally the first thing I saw was us scoring...greatest blog ever!
Yeah baby! SV3!!
that's why you always follow your shot for the rebound!
Covering the game for Soviet TV...
WLA correspondent, but then I didn't see a unicorn or assless chaps....
We are doubled up in shots after 1. How is it going for those watching? Are we okay so far?
They came out slow and sloppy. Still don't look great but they turned it on towards the end of the period.
Chris brown beat the UW goalie to the glove side above his shoulder--but hit the crossbar. S/B 2-1 UM.
Pretty good puck control, and a few odd-man rushes that didn't produce great chances. I think the play was pretty even in the first period, and if teh game continues like this, we have a chance.
I think they'll come out with more effort to begin the period and use their speed to open up the ice. But then again the ice issues may not allow that.
wisky is playing really hard. full court press. they're hitting hard and giving us a lot of pressure. definitely playing like a 3rd ranked team.
i was just in that chris summers commercial. fancy that
What is the score?
1-1 17 min left in 2nd UM on a PP.
Thanks Blue Bunny Friday- I am now watching it on the tracker.
1-1 16:02 left in 2nd.
Edit: Ah, Blue Bunny beat me to it.
The forecheck has been pretty good so far. They've produced a couple of turnovers, and haven't allowed Wisky much momentum out of their own zone.
Obvious Joke Time:
Did the guy in Wisconsin who had the recipe for ice croak over the summer?
Shit, they should be playing on Lake Mendota or whatever it's called.
Where all the women are strong, the men are good looking, and at least the ice is above average...
Dangerous hit. Dirty as hell.
shakes his head in the penantly box like it was a bad call.
No kidding. The dude came in hands out and high. Looked like intent to me.
hey looks like some combination jumped us up to 19th in the Pairwise!! This game could really jump us higher!
Wow, I am hinking that this is a fairly dirty team...
AND as I type that, the Badgers hit the post! KARMA!
Hogan better give that post a thank you hug. Too Close..
It is no longer illegal to trim your eyebrows.
I got it the first time.
But did anyone else see Nick Kronwall lose a skate blade last week?
The reason I ask is that at the rate this rink is falling apart, this might look familiar by the end of the game.
When you lose something and you are walking around swearing and some idiot goes, "Where did you lose it?"
It was this week. During a Sharks PP, but fortunately they didn't score.
Anyone else thinking this color announcer is drunk? Wow
i just think they have no idea what half of the ice the puck is on most of the time
Yeah. Ridiculous...at least they're calling it pretty evenly.
How dare you question the sobriety of the immortal Larry Murphy.
Of course he's drunk.
Edit: I was referring to the color guy in the Youtube clip, not the BTN guy. Just realized that might be confusing.
During last season's Stanley Cup run, Murphy seemed drunk just about every game that was telecast on FSN, whether he was in the booth or in the studio.
The same can be said for the even-more immortal Mickey Redmond. I love that guy.
This hockey player skates into a bar...
Was anyone at the Cold War? How is it comparing? That really was a lot of fun.
How does the attendance look? I personally have been to the Cold War, Basketbowl, and UM v ohio 2003. I'm not counting this years Allstar game breaking the Basketbowl's record because its an exhibition. haha!!!
More than one hour into the game, and Announcer Hate finally kicks in.
You guys must be really relaxed today.
Sorry. This color guy is straight up goofy.
I DO think he's drunk. I know I'd be.
I give him the Wisconsin Pass for that one.
this camera view is terrible. ZOOM OUT
that I wasn't the only one who was yelling that at the TV...
My high school covered games better than this. Like every freaking sport you broadcast, try keeping the puck/ball/whatever in the shot. And for the love of God zoom the fuck out.
Red's going to freeze out there. He's just wearing a sweater and sport coat in 20 degree weather. RR conversely comes dressed like an eskimo for games in the mid-40's. Just a contrast in coaches.
Red's from Regina, Saskatchewan. this weather's like mid July in Regina.
Earlier in the thread. And I see some purple hues beginning to show on his face.
Does it make a degenerate if I'm starting an Olympic Men's Curling suicide betting pool at work?
It's an idea that is much too long overdue.
Canada? Germany? Sweden?
anyone else think that last Michigan commercial with the slow rendition of The Victors was kinda lame. looked like a very generic college commercial. not the stellar michigan ones we always see like the all michigan crew on an apollo flight.
I've expressed my displeasure through my alumni association survey. Why not just go all out and show a 1 min profile of Tom Brady's face with the fight song in the background? We might get more chicks enrolling that way.
Just like their stupid jump around.
Clearly Phaneuf is a better defenseman than Lidstrom because he gets in more fights and hits more frequently.
And if no one, when does Ken Holland get a crack?
NY rangers, 6th rd
6th or 7th rounder, iirc.... can't recall the team.
I don't know another play who would be...
Talented, good passer, excellent puck control, responsible defensively, and oh yeah.... Sweeeeedish.
give those shirtless idiots in the stands any more camera time.
What is this Fox coverage with all the crowd shots?
They tried to get a money shot of two Wiscy chicks and ended up putting two guys in Wiscy hunting gear passing a flask back and forth.
My god.... does Shareen Saski have to jump around? If only it was Erin Andrews.... and 80 deg out.
I've been wishing that stupid shit would end for years (the camera time). I think I'm going to write my congressman about it.
So far tonight I've had a Sam Adams Old Fezziwig, a Sam Adams Holiday Porter and a Tejas Double Bock. I'm on a Sam Adam kick this year... trying to drink at least one of every flavor they offer (I have the magnet showing all of them from the brewery tour)
is the shit - I hate how I can only get it in the holiday pack, would love a sixer of that sweet nectar.
Sam Adams Winter sampler pack... still has one month before expiration notch.. delicious.
what beer would go well with flexerol?
Just about to crack a Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
king of beers over here. Budweiser. keeping it simple.
It's smooth so I don't have to be.
I'm poor (yay college!), wish I had the money for Sam Adam's.
what next... Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier or Sam Adams Classic?
we're actually outplaying wisconsin now
we got them on their heels. getting some quality chances but our guys are getting too deep and miss out on the juicy rebounds.
for double posting.
most of the game, we have done a REALLY good job of forechecking and picking pockets tonight...
how is wisconsin #3 in the country, but #4 in their conference? makes no sense to me
apparently alaska anchorage is not of this country
for choosing to put on a hat and coat.
a la Mike Babcock from last year's Winter Classic.
the "Big Chill" for next year's outdoor game against the Spartoons?
I hope Jeff Goldblum is there.
"What a wrist shot!"
From way downtown... BANG.
2-1, Good Guys.
that was BEAUTIFUL
Yes, the waterbottle bounce made it muchly so.
steve yzerman goal
This win will help our tournament chances so much if we hold on...
couple with wins over Bowling green on tuesday and UNO next weekend and we will be sitting pretty around 13-14-15 in the nation
You knock on wood good sir.
in my anger about losing that game i blame you for jinxing it.
Seriously though, wicked wrister to get it top corner from just inside the blue line...
Can we at least make it something exciting like:
"the Ol' Ice Fishing Pole"
"the Rusty Snow Plow"
"The Bronze Icee"
weak tripping penalty there.
that dong punch was served frozen with a side of cheese curds. fucking badgers.
Well it looks like we are back. I made it home for the 3rd period. WOW. What even happened? I was seriously hoping for a tie. That would have been very helpful, a win would have been amazing.
I would normally consider myself as a person who doesn't complain about the refs, but did that really happen? The first penalty was a standard the home team is losing by a goal late, lets give them a chance. Which, although stupid it does happen. Terrible call though. Why did the wisconsin player have to throw his stick while being tripped? but the 2nd penalty? really? They could make that call 40 times a game. No lie. probably 40 times.
But, we just needed to finish, we had at least 3 or 4 chances late to score another, and no one could finish.
Alright boys, lets close out these last 7 strong. ND got swept, so we are looking solid for that top 4 finish. Lets take out BGSU tuesday and hopefully take our last trip into Omaha for while and grab 2 victories!
Having gone to the Cold War in '01 and now having been to this, the Cold War was about a million times better. There was just something really big missing from this game.
And you gotta love the officials deciding not to swallow the whistle in the 2nd half of the 3rd period, unlike the other 2 and a half periods of the game. At the same time, our power play needs to be better than that. We essentially handed them the same goal twice.
Also, random thought, does anyone know if the adidas knit hats the scratches and backup goalies were wearing are available anywhere? Striped with the little ball on top? They looked awesome, and just cruising around the 'net they don't seem to be available anywhere.
How did you post this at 7:27 tomorrow morning?
Ladies and gentlemen, we are blogging from the future.
That was the diviest dive that ever did dive on the "trip." Grr.
i need to learn how to become more witty with my comments like this one... that was a very divey dive.
but it looked like there was clear body contact between Summers and the Badger- looked more like a legal check to me than any sort of trip. WCHA Refs will do that to you.
I'll have a torrent of the game up on mgovideo.com tonight after I get back from the Super Bowl party that I'm going to, if anyone's interested in seeing it again, or for the first time for that matter.