Tuesday, July 18, 2006
A New Hope?
Well in an odd turn of events today one of the bidders, the Canadian group that had actually made the largest bid at around a reported 175 million, has pulled out because the NHL is said to be now telling bidders that any move out of town will be blocked. I have to say I'm shocked Gary Bettman, one time villain because of the lock-out is sticking his neck out there for Pens fans. We are a historic franchise with a great fan base however, I don't see why an owner would want to move the Pens. Attendance was great from what I gather (the several games I went to when I was home were packed). If the Pens are here when I graduate next spring, I plan on buying season tickets to the next season. Hockey is the best sport to watch in person, hands down. Football is betting on TV because of the instant replays, how big stadiums are, and also the view point in which you view the games (granted I would rather be in Heinz Field, nothing matches the atmosphere of going to a game, but I hope you are understanding where I'm coming from).
Another writer on the blog says he'd rather have the Rats be good and the Pens leave, than for the Pens to stay and the Rats still be shitty. I told him to go fuck himself. The teams the Pens has arguably the brightest future in the NHL and I want to be on the ground floor of that. That way when I have 2 tickets to the Stanley Cup Finals in a couple years, I can laugh in everyone's face, and hold the 2nd ticket ransom to the highest bidder (money or services).
Anyway Steelers go camping in 10 days and of course today is the release of NCAA 07 which will curtail my going out till Friday night.