Live From Sabres vs St. Louis 11/12/08

I’m going to check in tonight from the arena (unless I get distracted, bored, cranky, drunk, frustrated, wooed, disgusted, elated, or lazy) , so stay tuned!

-I should start this blog post out by admitting that I refuse to acknowledge that the Blue Jackets and the Blues are two separate teams. I can’t wait to see Rick Nash!

After the 1st (3-1, Sabres)

That period was quite to my liking.

Heather and I had the following text exchange during that period:

Kate: Peters is the worst.

Heather: TOTES!

Kate: BUT THE REST OF THEM ROCK! More importantly, the Blues suck balls without Rick Nash.

Heather: We must be sticking to the SYSTEM!! :P

Kate: Admit it. You want to marry The System.

Heather: I do. I adore the system.

During the 2nd (3-2, Sabres)

Kate: Someone is fired. I’m not sure who. Perhaps the System.

Heather: DON’T YOU DARE BLAME THE SYSTEM! THIS IS NOT THE SYSTEM’S FAULT!

Kate: Hm.

During the 3rd Period (4-3, Sabres)

Heather: HAAAAANK

Kate: Hank scored just for you!  Cutest goal celebration ever!

Heather:  He really can’t help but be the cutest thing ever.

Kate: I’m scared.

Heather: This period is going way too slowly for my tastes.

Kate: Go clock, GO!

Kate: Worst win ever!  But, WOOOOOOOOOO!!

Heather: who cares?!  Hank had the game winner, and was the 1st star.  The rest is just details.

Kate: Hm.

At the End (4-3, Sabres)

I’m home now, and I have a confession to make.  It’s totally my fault that the game was that close.  I take full responsibility.  When the score was 3-0 about 5 minutes into the game, I turned to Robin and said, “Cool!  We’ve never seen a blowout game before!”  As soon as that statement was out of my mouth, I knew that I had angered the Hockey Gods.  I apologize to the good people of Buffalo for my carelessness, and I thank the Sabres for hanging on to win despite having to deal with such a blatant jinx.  My bad.  It won’t happen again.

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23 Responses to “Live From Sabres vs St. Louis 11/12/08”


  1. 1 Caroline November 12, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    I can’t wait to see Rick Nash!
    Haha I love you. Have fun!

  2. 2 Kozyshank November 12, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    For those of us at home, does anyone else hate that activist with the logger boyfriend commercial as much as me?

  3. 3 mcguffers November 12, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Kozyshank, it kind of depresses me.

  4. 4 katebits November 12, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    kozyshank, I hate that commercial passionately

  5. 5 Ang November 12, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    what the hell is that commerical about??

    and i am kinda sick of herschel gelber

  6. 6 Amy November 12, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    I think The System remained in the locker room for the second period.

    And I don’t get what that activist logger commercial has to do with banking. Does. Not. Compute.

  7. 7 Kozyshank November 12, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    looks like timmy’s brains got scrambled again

  8. 8 Kozyshank November 12, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    According to Ruff timmy has a bruised “upper body”….I bet it’s a nostril or an earlobe

  9. 9 ReigningFrog November 12, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    I have nightmares about that commercial.

  10. 10 Katebits November 12, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    As soon as Timmy got hit, the entire arena groaned knowingly. I just…..can’t care about him anymore.

  11. 11 Katebits November 12, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    I have nightmares about that commercial.

    I know! Not only is it a terrible commercial in that (like Amy said) it has NOTHING to do with banking, but it has an oddly sinister quality to it. That commercial blows.

  12. 12 mcguffers November 12, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Timmy just gets a sheesh and a slow head shake from me now. I’d like to focus my attention on Derek Roy. I actually get irritated now when I see how much ice time he gets over some of the other players. And maybe he should not be taking face offs quite so much or anymore. Which ever.

  13. 13 Katebits November 12, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    mcguffers, I spent half the game cursing at Derek Roy. I hate him so much. :P

  14. 14 mcguffers November 13, 2008 at 12:12 am

    That makes me feel better! The past few games I’ve been seriously questioning if our nomination of Roy was a sick joke.

  15. 15 Pookie November 13, 2008 at 12:57 am

    There’s an interesting review of the lumberjack banking ad from a while ago on Slate:

    LINK HERE

  16. 16 Katebits November 13, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Hey, thanks Pookie! Everyone go read that article. It really is interesting.

  17. 17 mcguffers November 13, 2008 at 1:23 am

    I think it’s interesting that they made a quick comparison to the “$5 footlong” commercial. For the life of me, I can’t think of how that indie song in the tree hugger/logger commercial goes, but “Five dollar footloooooonnnnnggggg” is now stuck in my head. Well played Subway, well played.

  18. 18 mcguffers November 13, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Oh oh oh, and before I forget! I love me some Jochen, but he’s got Norah Jones “Come away with me” on his playlist! WTF Yo Yo?? Now we know what happened in the second period. They played his playlist in the locker room, and The System lapsed into a coma! Even “Sexy Back” (also on the playlist) couldn’t revive the sleeping System.

  19. 19 Jonathan November 13, 2008 at 9:01 am

    The open net clang by Vanek, was probably the loudest groan I’ve ever heard.

    But seriously if they left Legace in, the Sabres would have had 8 goals.

  20. 20 danielleia November 13, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Tallinder has the CUTEST GOAL CELEBRATIONS EVERRRR!!

  21. 21 TheTick November 13, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I should be blamed right along with you, Kate. Just after the third Sabres goal I posted ‘The rout is on!’ at the BfloBlog open thread.

    /hangs head in shame

  22. 22 Katebits November 13, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    But, Tick! The important thing is that they fought through our jinxes! Last year that would have been a certain loss. :D

  23. 23 TheTick November 13, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Uploaded just the goal (and subsequent celebration) to Youtube. :)


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