May 12, 2006

New Yorkish Meetup (ish): tomorrow! (More inside.)

posted by qbert72 to gametime at 09:00 PM - 43 comments

goddam, nksk8r20 and myself are going to see the Devils-Hurricanes game tomorrow, Saturday May 13. A lurker friend of mine will also join us. The game is at 3PM (fuck you, Gary Bettman), which means we'll have all the evening for our enjoyment, and you're (almost) all invited! Problem is: we don't know when (triple overtime, baby!), we don't know where (I'm from out of town). There will most certainly be some beers drunk, and maybe some baseballs thrown and batted. If you're free tomorrow evening, and ready for a good time, email goddam and/or myself, with your SpoFi name, real name and phone number, and I will personally call to inform you of our whereabouts. njsk8r20 comes all the way from Kentucky, while me and my friend drive from Montreal, so it's a rare occasion for you New York socialites to meet two distinguised members of this site who aren't often in your vicinity. Hope to see you tomorrow!

posted by qbert72 at 09:07 PM on May 12

Ah, forget it, you're all invited!

posted by qbert72 at 10:04 PM on May 12

Are you guys going to be sitting downstairs? If so, you gotta bring a sign. It has to be witty. Something like, "There are only two certainties in life: 1). Grand Funk Railroad will always help you party down and 2). NoMich, your team sucks ass." Come on, do it! You'll be the grande dame of the Grand Funk Railroad social set.

posted by NoMich at 10:47 PM on May 12

yeah, we'll be downstairs. not sure if we'll be in sight of a camera though. i will be wearing my spofi hockey shirt. as for drinks and such, we'll probably just go out locally (in clifton) since skater has an early flight the next morning and i'm sure the canadians want to hit the road early too. Samsonov14 may be joining us as well. if any nyc spofites want to make the trek across the river, we can pick you up at the train station.

posted by goddam at 11:37 PM on May 12

I'm definitely in.

posted by Samsonov14 at 12:20 AM on May 13

And he's going to tell us about that one time when Johnny Damon gave him a phone call, so if that's not a reason for being there, I don't know what is.

posted by qbert72 at 04:56 AM on May 13

Of course you will document this SpoFite field trip with photographs. That's mandatory.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:14 AM on May 13

Alright, goddam, I'll be looking for the shirt. Remember, be Rick Sutcliff drunks and not Keith Hernandez drunks.

posted by NoMich at 07:38 AM on May 13

have a great time guys!

posted by jerseygirl at 08:06 AM on May 13

sk8r, do ya wanna take the keychain for good luck? I washed it for you...

posted by wingnut4life at 08:28 AM on May 13

I'll be in Long Island by then. I hate missing these things. Remember, be Rick Sutcliff drunks and not Keith Hernandez drunks. NoMich, that's the best advice I've heard in weeks.

posted by chicobangs at 01:15 PM on May 13

That's it, you mofos are never allowed in the CAA anymore when the Canes are playing there. Ever!

posted by NoMich at 04:40 PM on May 13

I bet skater is definately a Rick Sutcliff drunk by now - "I Love Ya Man!" 'cause the Devils won!

posted by skydivemom at 06:23 PM on May 13

Updating you guys: we had a brawl!

posted by qbert72 at 05:44 PM on May 14


Well, I didn't get that drunk. I did try talking qbert into driving down to Raleigh for game 5, but he wouldn't go for it.

posted by njsk8r20 at 05:53 PM on May 14

he may not have been that drunk, but skater did enjoy those victory shots. (more pics from the game here)

posted by goddam at 08:26 PM on May 14

Are we a little camera shy goddam?

posted by HATER 187 at 10:31 AM on May 15

somebody's gotta hold the camera!

posted by gspm at 11:20 AM on May 15

somebody is now famous on the west coast

posted by garfield at 01:28 PM on May 15

Seperated at birth? I'm not even supposed to be here!"

posted by HATER 187 at 02:16 PM on May 15

Wrong movie, and wrong actor. [singing]"Tiny salmon swimming in a stream Tiny salmon chasing that impossible dream The friendly owl says, 'Hoo, hoo,hoo' The chimpanzee says, 'EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE' But the salmon can only say, 'Bloobloobloobloo' And it's sad..."

posted by njsk8r20 at 02:40 PM on May 15

Great stuff, guys. Reminds me of the need for a Toronto meet-up. And the need for a SpoFi t-shirt.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:00 PM on May 15

the T-shirts are ill, whose work is that? Sk8r I stand corrected.

posted by HATER 187 at 03:07 PM on May 15

I want a t-shirt! Sk8r, I'm sorry about the Devils, man. Please, don't make me take any more keychains, mmmm-kay?

posted by wingnut4life at 04:27 PM on May 15

The shirts are here. Most of them are customised for a specific user, but there are a few generic ones you can buy right away. If you want one with your name and number on the back, you'll have to ask goddam. She's the one who kindly did them the first time around. Tip: buy the mug too!

posted by qbert72 at 05:11 PM on May 15

re: shirts, i'll post another thread about ordering custom shirts once things settle down around here. in the meantime, you can buy the mug that qbert so kindly mentioned.

posted by goddam at 05:26 PM on May 15

Very cool, I will borrow a credit and purchase one. You don't take two party out of state bad checks do you?

posted by HATER 187 at 05:36 PM on May 15

Thanks for the link, Q. I'd still like to get my hands on a real copy of the game, but that was pretty damn entertaining.

posted by Samsonov14 at 06:07 PM on May 15

You can thank Patrice for his YouTube-fu, he's the one who found it. It's only excerpts, though. The whole thing was much longer. But the third period warmup is classic: the announcer (Claude Mouton) is reading penalties from the end of the second for what seems like an eternity, apparently oblivious to the fact that the players are back at it in front of him.

posted by qbert72 at 07:30 PM on May 15

Don't worry wingnut, I'll never ask for anyone's rooting support ever again. From now on, I'll just leave it up to me and those *cough* die hard fans in NJ. That is a cool mug. Can I get a skateboard deck with that graphic?

posted by njsk8r20 at 08:32 PM on May 15

goddam, I bought me 3 of them there mugs. One is for me and one each for a few of the fellas around the SpoFi bar. Thanks!

posted by 86 at 07:44 AM on May 16

Qbert, tell Patrice to sign up and quit lurking already. You hear that, Patrice?

posted by Samsonov14 at 07:51 AM on May 16

Yeah, we need more chicks! What? Oh . . . well, either way, we need more Anglophones.

posted by yerfatma at 08:45 AM on May 16

Let Patrice lurk. I don't want him and qbert in here speaking french. I always think they are making fun of me. Actually, they just make me feel bad for dropping out of french class.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:25 PM on May 16

goddam, I bought me 3 of them there mugs. I've bought two myself, and will buy more soon. And... they make great gifts!

posted by justgary at 10:53 PM on May 16

thanks gary & 86. And... they make great gifts! and a small portion of the price goes to spofi, so you're also helping to support the site.

posted by goddam at 11:19 PM on May 16

I've bought two myself, and will buy more soon. And... they make great gifts! posted by justgary at 10:53 PM CDT on May 16 And nice explanations for others as to why Gary sits and curses at the computer about "God damnit! Another no link post from some new bastard!"

posted by jerseygirl at 08:39 AM on May 17

Those mugs should be given to Spofi league winners....somehow.

posted by garfield at 09:42 AM on May 17

Those mugs should be given to Spofi league winners....somehow. I agree. If I had the funds...

posted by justgary at 12:48 AM on May 21

Paypal donations would be cool. Maybe we could set it up that way for the future. Set it up "nonprofit"-like, just enough to purchase the mugs and cover S&H.

posted by wingnut4life at 09:06 AM on May 21

I agree. If I had the funds... Comment icon posted by justgary at 12:48 AM CDT on May 21 I say we MeFi it up, and make people pay $2 to join SpoFi... and then we use that money for gifts for league winners... oh and to assist rcade in hosting. This will elimate idiots, and get us presents. Everyone hates idiots and love presents. It's a win win situation.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:32 AM on May 21

"I want my 2 dollars." -paperboy

posted by justgary at 11:50 AM on May 21

"I want my 2 dollars."

posted by wingnut4life at 01:11 PM on May 21

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