...or am I just nuts?
Real classy. By the way, why does their ice guy get to swing the fucker around his head and Al Sobotka has to worry about getting fined $10,000 by the league if he does it?
Nice scoop by the shovel guy.
agreed. nice swivel, really fluid hips.
pad level was too high. He needs to get lower.
Head was down, too. Lucky to get off the ice in one piece.
After all they are nicknamed "flying carp"!
Leave it to Chicago to try to one up a Red Wing tradition using a carp...
but i do remember the ice guy doing that at a recent playoff game this year and accidentally losing hold of it and 'octopus debris' going to several spots
If that's really an Asian Carp, that guy can get headshot by a puck for all I care.
This carp thing is truly a load a crap. I absolutely cannot believe that both the courts and the White House are screwing us on this.
New Tradition: After you throw the Octupii on the the ice, you have to walk over to a Chicago fan, smack him as hard as you can with a native Lake Michigan fish, and then fling it onto the ice, too.
So who's up for an anti-carp chant at commencement?
You must be a South Pole elf.
"You're so full of carp"!
seriously - we are going to get screwed by Chicago when our game fisherys are decimated by Chicago's greed.
That is a gross over simplification of the problem.
how would you get a fish inside the stadium? id like to know the trick so i can bring my own beer to the next game i go to
If it were up your/youre/you're ass you would no it.
Clearly the fans at the United Center are very much condoning the throwing of the fish, since, ya know, all you hear are boos and "what a jackass."
That's not all I hear. That's one thing I hear from one person.
What else do you hear? The rest of the board will fill you in if we're hearing it too.
There's tradition = the octopus.
A tradition that could have been started if they didn't take it overboard and have to waste 30 mins cleaning up the ice = the rat.
A tradition that doesn't take itself too serious and is somewhat funny = the catfish.
Then there's Chicago, who tries way too hard and ends up just ultimately falling flat on their face yet again.
Chicago, if you really want to start a tradition I'd be happy with, lock down Olczyk so he can never call another game on Vs. NBC or any other national hockey telecast again.
Did the thought ever cross your mind that this was one person, and not "Chicago trying to start their own tradition."?
I mean it did after I read your post, but not before.
Marian Hossa will personally address this Asian Carp thing once he is done singing "Here Come the Hawks" for the 73rd time after beating the Pred's in the first round.
His shoulder was being held onto his body by chicken wire and hope. Cut the guy some slack.
Hey, anything to reduce the population of that invasive species.
I believe they have one of the announcers or somebody throw a walleye on the ice after the first Toledo goal. It's a good way to handle it, because it provides the tradition (one year old tradition. But go with me) and experience, without creating an unexpected stoppage in play.
It calls more attention to the story.
I'd like to have more national press looking at this story. I'd like to see more coverage of the "Chicago/Obama/Rahmbo/Daley versus the rest of the Great Lakes."
Because if ever there were four or five critical swing states that a Presidential candidate cannot lose, it is Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan Ohio and Pennsylvania. Every one of which has a charter sport fishing industry.
Keep it up, Blackhawks fans!
That is a good point. Anything to bring more attention to it. I am from Chicago, and I want to see them do something to keep them out of Lake Michigan. Even the smallest bit of attention helps.
Stop playing Chelsea Dagger after every goal! I hate that SO much.