The Conditions Are Right…..

……for voting!

Let’s look at the evidence (also make sure you look at the update at the end of this post):

1. Ryan Miller posted TWO shutouts IN A ROW!  TWO! And not the sarcastic “Ryan Miller shutouts” where he actually let in a lazy goal at the end.  TWO ACTUAL GAMES IN WHICH NO PUCKS ENTERED HIS NET!

2. Craig Rivet is back!  My friend Daniel (who is not really a hockey fan.  [I’m working on him, but it’s tough…..he’s from Kentucky.]) recently told that me that he was very disappointed when he learned that Craig Rivet’s name was pronounced “Ri-vay”.  Apparently, he thought our captain’s last name was the English pronunciation of “rivet”.  Daniel think we should be calling Rivet, “The Steel Riv-it”.  You know what?  I think Daniel is absolutely right, and I can’t believe no one else has mentioned this before.  I mean, here’s the definition of “riveting”:

  1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a rivet.
  2. To hammer the headless end of so as to form a head and fasten something.
  3. To fasten or secure firmly; fix.
  4. To engross or hold (the attention, for example).

That kind of describes Rivet perfectly, right?   He showed up in Buffalo and fixed the Sabres by joining everyone together as a cohesive unit.  Plus, he’s riveting in that we are all held in rapt attention when he is in the lineup.

My point here is that I believe we should start purposefully mispronouncing Craig Rivet’s name so that we may call him “The Steel Rivet”.  It’s a badass nickname and it suits him.

3. Timmy skated without a helmet IN AN NHL GAME for several seconds, and he did not die.  If that’s not an omen of good fortune, I don’t know what is.

4.  Last night Lindy was wearing a suit and tie that perfectly coordinated with his yellow hair and mustache.  I love it when Lindy dresses to match his yellow hair.

Coordinated Lindy


So, as you can PLAINLY see, there has never been a better time to vote than today.  Conditions are perfect.


UPDATE: At the suggestion of the frequently hilarious Reigning Frog, we have called an official TWC VOTE!  Please cast your vote now on this important issue: SHOULD LINDY RUFF’S NEW NICKNAME BE COLONEL MUSTARD?  This may be the most important vote you will ever cast, people.


29 Responses to “The Conditions Are Right…..”

  1. 1 ReigningFrog November 4, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    I vote for you nicknaming Lindy Colonel Mustard.

  2. 2 Matt November 4, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I vote for you nicknaming Lindy Colonel Mustard.

    I second the motion!

    Motion to vote!

  3. 3 Katebits November 4, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    The vote has been seconded. So moved.

    Please cast your vote in this comment section by saying “Nay” or “Yay”. You are free to vote anonymously of course.

  4. 4 ReigningFrog November 4, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Coach Colonel Mustard has a nice ring to it, if I do say so myself.

  5. 5 Katebits November 4, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    The campaigning is OVER Reigning Frog! Now it is time to vote (or die)! That’s right. If you people don’t vote “yay” of “nay” on Lindy’s new nickname…’ll die. :P

  6. 6 ReigningFrog November 4, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Now THIS is an election that I’m interested in.


  7. 7 Katebits November 4, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Okay, I just updated the post to include a VERY official and awesome poll! Your vote won’t count unless you click above!

  8. 8 Katebits November 4, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Ooh. The voting is tight! 2 for, 1 against!

  9. 9 ReigningFrog November 4, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    If Lindy is elected Colonel Mustard, do you think a hockey stick should replace the candlestick in the board game Clue?

  10. 10 toontom November 4, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    It was Colonel Mustard in the HSBC Arena with the Stanley Cup.

  11. 11 Katebits November 4, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    toontom, that’s pretty much the best comment ever.

  12. 12 Chaz November 4, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Dude, they remade monopoly, I think they need to remake clue.

    Scotty Bowman in the locker room with the popcorn machine.

    I’d buy it for sure!

  13. 13 kjew1684 November 4, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Katebits- my friend and i have been calling “Ri-vay” “Ri-vet” since his days as a Hab. It’s so hard going to a game and actually yelling out his name the way its actually pronounced rather then out how we think it should be. I literally have to stop and think about it

  14. 14 Heather B. November 4, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    We call Rivet “Riv-it” at our house too only we say “Riv-it! Rivi-it!” like “ribbit, ribbit” and hop around like frogs. Yeah, I don’t know. But we’ve done it since he was in Montreal so now we’re stuck with it.

  15. 15 Katebits November 4, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Reigning Frog makes a compelling case for “Colonel Mustard”

    kjew1684, you were so far ahead of the trend!

    Heather, I support the “ribbiting” of Rivet, but it’s….weird. To say the least. :D

  16. 16 ReigningFrog November 4, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    What time do TWC polls close?

  17. 17 Gambler November 4, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    I don’t feel this poll properly reflects my choices as a voter. I mean, you said above that we either vote yay or nay or die, so where’s the death option? This is clearly a phony ballot.

  18. 18 Grrrreg November 4, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I’m glad to see we foreigners were also allowed to vote on that one. Finally, we have a say in an election where the fate of the world is at stake!

  19. 19 Grrrreg November 4, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    By the way, it’s clearly “Yay” for me. I can already picture Colonel Mustard, in the library, with the skate sharpener.

  20. 20 Glenn November 4, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Colonel Mustard did it in HSBC Arena with the hockey stick!

  21. 21 TheTick November 5, 2008 at 8:04 am

    That’s a nickname I can get behind. Hockey needs better nicknames.

  22. 22 Amy November 5, 2008 at 10:28 am

    I love the Colonel Mustard nickname!

    Does that make James Patrick Professor Plum?

  23. 23 Pookie November 5, 2008 at 11:24 am

    And does that make Staffy “Mr Body”?

  24. 24 toontom November 5, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks, Katebits. Let’s add to the cast of characters.

    Tim Connolly is Miss Scarlet.

  25. 25 ReigningFrog November 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    The Sabres “Clue” weapons should be: a hockey stick, a skate blade, the Stanley Cup, the Jumbotron, a referee’s whistle, and an HSBC hot dog.

  26. 26 John M. November 5, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    I think you need to follow the link below:


  27. 27 Valerie November 5, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Are all of you musicians? Just wondering….

  28. 28 Katebits November 5, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    John M. THAT IS SO AWESOME! I will feature it prominently in my next post! AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Valerie, most of the people here who comment are not musicians (at least not in the BPO). Glenn is a bassoon player, and OriginalCrotchetySam is a viola player in the Minnesota Orchestra. I’m sure there are other musicians here, they just haven’t revealed themselves as such! :D

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