Saturday, November 01, 2008

We ask that you please bear with us while we talk college football - Isles Game Preview and Open Thread

So the Habs are on Long Island this evening to play the league-worst Islanders. You'll excuse me if I don't jump up and down in excitement. However, there is another event today which is getting me all hot and bothered, and it is known as The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Or as I like to call it, The Cock.

The Cock is the annual matchup between my beloved Florida Gators (long story, but this Canadian boy has deep Gainesville roots) and the Georgia Bulldogs. This year The Cock is extra special, with both teams still having national championship hopes and last year's Georgia unsportsmanlike Gator Stomp. The Cock is so huge, a Georgia school district simply cancelled class yesterday. Fuck I love hockey, but there is just something about a big college football game. Kickoff 3:30 PM on CBS.

If all this is fucking boring to you, please grab a cocktail and head over to Poon of the SEC for coverage of The Cock . Maybe that'll change your mind. On to the cocktail party-themed Isles preview.

The 6-pack at home before you go out - 7 PM Nassau Coliseum. It's "throwback night" as the Isles will go back to the mid-70's for their unis. You know, back when they were good. Habs have the best winning percentage in the NHL. I'll say it again - trap, trap! Isles are supposedly playing well lately, but are 0-4-1 in their last 5. Last year, Habs were 4-0 against the Isles. For a game on the Island, always gotta mention Higgy and DOOM going home.

Your regional beer - Not Your Average Ice Girl brings you "Passion, Sarcasm, and Fishsticks... what more could a girl want?" Not a thing Kelly. Maybe some tartar sauce.

Hot 'n spicy bloody caesar - TFS(tm) has been outstanding, leading the NHL in GAA (1.91) and third in save percentage (.937). Tangy 5 points in his last 3 games. For the Isles, hold on to your glass - Mark Streit has 6 points in his last 4 games. Doug Weight leads the team with 8 points.

Ice cold vodka in the freezer - Pleks, Little Tits, and Gui! are becoming permanent members of this space. Pleks leads the team in shots on goal - does that count for anything? For the Isles, well, just look at their record.

When a Montreal cocktail party is called for 8 PM, you show up at 10:30 - as usual when I write these things too early, still no word on the Habs lineup. We'll update in the comments as the day goes on.

Don't I know you from somewhere? With DiPietro out with an injury, Yann Denis will start in goal for the Isles.

Shit, we struck out, let's go to a strip club - get back on the L.I.E. and head to Cafe Royale. We always appreciate a strip club that puts fully nude photos of their dancers on their website.

Won't you join us for a cocktail in the comments?

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

Islanders. Island.

Isle of Lesbos, Greece, late classic period.

No guys allowed, only hot girls.

The game is there? That's so cool man. There's gonna be all these hot Greek girls licking each other's cracks in the crowd.

Plus hockey. This is fucking great guys.

pants,

JHK

moeman said...

Francois Gagnoh says;

Bégin, Laraque and O'Byrne: in

Kostopoulos, Brisebois and Dandenault: out

coreypronman said...

Neither team is gonna win the championship anyways, the winner is gonna come out of the Big 12 or the Big Ten, sorry 29.

Beta169 said...

Sadly, Alabama is probably going to the BSC championship game, I think the only team OTHER than a SEC team that could win it all is Texas. Texas gained independence because of Tennessee Volunteers, so as a bitter Vols fan (fire Fat Phil!!!) I root for the other orange UT. As for the Big 10(11). I couldn't take the league serious because of the lack of a championship game, and after the last two championship games I've come to realize that the Big 10(11) is not currently competitive with the SEC and Big 12.

HF29 - why UF? I was offered the Assistant Dean of Students position at the law school last year and turned it down. I just couldn't bring myself to go there, even though they have the second best taxation program in the nation.

HabsFan29 said...

kickoff seconds away. my heart may explode. i need meth! or, less meth!

@coreypronman - i didnt say they were good chances

@beta - the short version of the long story is that I was literally made in Gainesville

Kevin said...

Yann Denis = two-headed fusion of Yann Danis and Marc Denis? Twice the suck I guess (I kid; I heart Danis, but he just never had much of a chance in Montreal)

HabsFan29 said...

woohoo! my Gators winning handily. good thing the Als lost last night - all my 3 teams would never win in one weekend

HabsFan29 said...

ooh i like these Isles' throwback unis

moeman said...

Go Pants!

... and if the game gets tedious, listen to this;

C'est la Sarah on CKOI.

moeman said...

Nice Kovy!

1-0

lawyergirl77 said...

moeman - I heard that earlier this afternoon. Fucking awesome!

ET LE BUUUUUUT!!!! Kovy!! What a pass from Pleky!

lawyergirl77 said...

Fuck, I just saw that goddamned Kerry F. Frasier is the ref. Oy...

panger76 said...

And the parade to the box begins...
I want to say "So much for Danis stoning us", but if I do he'll shut us out the rest of the way.

Doug Weight is still alive???

HabsFan29 said...

jeebus i heard maybe 10 seconds of Sarah Palin before i was interrupted. nice pass from Pleks

HabsFan29 said...

a good ole fashioned FUCK!

panger76 said...

Swiss Mister!! Damn you!!

moeman said...

fraser's little leg pump skating is funny.

lawyergirl77 said...

*shakes fist in Streit's direction*

Plus, did anyone notice that the goal went in on a fucking deflection from one of our sticks. *sigh* That shit would never have happened to the lucky-ass WhalerCanes...

lawyergirl77 said...

By the way - hello, gentlemen!! Panger - I can't believe we're actually commenting on the game at the same time... whoa.

HabsFan29 said...

seeing LG and Panger on the thread at the same time is rare indeed

moeman said...

Bonsoir filleavocate77.

HabsFan29 said...

nice tip, Rhino. but still, TFS gotta feel bad

moeman said...

Egad.

lawyergirl77 said...

Fuck. Fuckitty fuck fuck fuckers.

I'm beginning to think that I suffer from Habs-induced Tourette's syndrome. Send help.

lawyergirl77 said...

Bonsoir homme de Moe!!

moeman said...

Is meth considered 'help'?

moeman said...

'homme de Moe'

heh and NTTIAWWT

~~~

Also, calling Bowmeester('s agent)...

lawyergirl77 said...

I'm not all that familiar with the lingo the kids are using today on the Interwebs... WTF does NTTIAWWT mean??

Heard in the LG77 household after the 1st period:

Mr. LG77: Fuck, the Islanders are a way better team than us.

LG77: Uh, they have the worst winning percentage of the league, we have the best.

Mr. LG77: Sure don't see that tonight...

HabsFan29 said...

Mr LG is quite clever

Not That Theres Anything Wrong With That

lawyergirl77 said...

Doh! Thanks 29...

Hmmm... what to make for dinner? (Trying to ignore siren's call of Lafleur's down the street...)

Topic? Benoit Brunet - homer or just a little slow from too many shots to the head... discuss...

moeman said...

brunet is a cherry-wannabe (but Brunet has a Stanley Cup).

Also, nice to see hf29 using teh google.

HabsFan29 said...

Michigans and greasy fries. mmmmm. quick LG go now before the 2nd starts!!

re BB - homer for sure. he is so short all attempted shots to the head went high

moeman said...

Is it too early to set my clock back? Calise!

HabsFan29 said...

very soon this will be an embarrassment

woohoo! heavyweights! meh

Anonymous said...

Why do we play like shit against really shitty teams? We're being out shot by the isles 14-9. I guess it's another one of those games when we shit the bed for 40 mins and then turn it on for 20 mins...at least I hope so?

moeman said...

Habs look horrible tonight.

HabsFan29 said...

doesnt everyone keep saying Habs are the fastest team in the league? i'm not seeing it right now

lostinleafland said...

totally uninspired hockey tonight? Our first back to back games in about three weeks and we look flat. I guess Kovy needs 4 or 5 nights off b/w games?

moeman said...

hf29 is seeing what I'm seeing, a slower Habs team. The Isles are outskating them. Not. Good.

moeman said...

Merde!

Rips it, scores! said...

THIS IS GOING EXTREMELY WELL!!!1

moeman said...

OK Carbo, cur the comeback.

HabsFan29 said...

wheres Fear the Collapse when you need him?

moeman said...

Are the Isles 'fans' yipping USA!?

lostinleafland said...

Before tonight,
Sergei Kostitsyn 0 pts in last 6 GP.
Maxim Lapierre 0 pts in last 5 GP
Tomas Plekanec 0 pts in last 3 GP
Guillaume Latendresse 1 pts in last 4 GP.
Turtleplek had a helper tonight but Carbo needs to make some changes...soon.

matt - fear the collapse said...

HF 29, I am here...holy fuck, this is an embarassment. I am pretty sure my beer league team would give the Habs a run for their money tonight...

matt - fear the collapse said...

I was on Habs Inside Out today, and it seemed the general consensus was that things are fine, we are 7-1-1, anyone who says changes are needed are just nit picking...bull shit. Put Higgins on the line with Tanguay and Koivu. Send Latendresse to somewhere else (hopefully in a package for another d-man), may have to put Lang with Kovy (Lang has been useless lately...many changes are needed...yes they have been winnning, but it has almost been in spite of their effort. Too many times they have not looked like the team that wants it more...

lostinleafland said...

I agree Matt. We need to forget the hype that the Habs have already wrapped up the East. The Rangers are for real, Buffalo is quietly putting up some wins and sooner or later Pittsburgh and Carolina will wake up. If Carbo puts on his 'lucky tie' soon, we're fucked.

moeman said...

3 down.

Habsfan10 said...

Fuck me, I'm glad I can't see this. 29, I'm looking at an "all three of my teams lost" weekend if this keeps up. Thank God my alma mater beat Mrs HF10's this afternoon, or this weekend would have been a travesty.

moeman said...

Here's hoping Mme. HF10 let's hf10 be the small spoon tonite.

4-2.

lawyergirl77 said...

Fuck, this is terrible. Mr. LG77 is ranting about something involving the Habs' shitty spacing, but I've looked away from the screen. Bleargh.

Matt- a Habs fan who says that nothing is wrong is a total fucking ostrich. We have only been able to play though the shitty defensive system that Carbo has instituted because of the fact that our players do have so much talent.

HabsFan29 said...

well Pleks scoring is something i guess

moeman said...

1 down.

moeman said...

TurtlePlex getting back at the (p)Isles for cutting Kovy?

HabsFan29 said...

if we pull even a point out of our ass here... we barely deserve it

lostinleafland said...

nice goal. 'bout fuckin' time. I think Turtleplek has gone with the mock-T shirt tonight, so he might be getting some air into his lungs.

moeman said...

Agreed, IF, da Habs get a point (or more) tonight it'll be undeserved but I'll take it and maybe chuckle a bit when McSame makes his SNL appearance.

GObama!

moeman said...

heh @ linll and Plex's turtlenecklessness.

moeman said...

Higgs! 4-4

HabsFan29 said...

you have got to be kidding me

moeman said...

Believe it hf29

5-4 for da Habs!

HabsFan29 said...

no seriously, you have got to be kidding me

moeman said...

Pinch yourself hf29.

Habsfan10 said...

Remember when I said I was glad I couldn't see this? Forget I said that.

Rips it, scores! said...

THIS IS GOING EXTREMELY WELL!!!1

moeman said...

Remember when I said cue the comeback...?

Habsfan10 said...

Meantime, the Leafs have scored 5 straight on the Rangers.

WTF?

lostinleafland said...

sonnaofabitch..we showed up for the 3rd? 20 min hockey game,,again.

moeman said...

TFS™ !!!

HabsFan29 said...

@ lostinleafland - more like 15 minutes

TFS again!

lostinleafland said...

moeman,,buy lottery tickets. you called it.

moeman said...

Cut Kovy's sculpted face and this is what you get. Suckass game but a team-building experience.

Rips it, scores! said...

@lostinleafland - That's been the story of the Habs season. 60 minutes of effort is a bridge too far, Sure, it hasn't been really needed so far but the awakening will be rude indeed if they don't wake up soon, 8-1-1 record or not.

moeman said...

Habs'll learn to play a full 60 in time for the playoffs.

Habsfan10 said...

Points in the bank, folks. Look at it as points in the bank and keep movin on.

lostinleafland said...

Boston and Buffalo won, so we needed the pts but fuck me, can we drink Red Bull before the game starts vs the 2nd intermission. Good road trip.

moeman said...

Kovy and Tortueplexé both bag 4 points.

moeman said...

Bonsoir me ami(e)s.

Flying Toaster said...

Oh for FUCK'S sake! After watching the first two periods i decided my time would be better spent playing Fallout 3 rather than watch them lose.... I'm a fucking moron!

matt - fear the collapse said...

Wow, well I am happy that Carbo put Higgins with Tanguay and Koivu...please keep that for next game.
PLay a full fucking game boys...they look way to disinterested on most nights.

cottoneye said...

Is it wrong I'm kinda sad for the Isles?

Still cannot believe we won and in regulation time no less. Fuck. After the second period, I came here to bash Kovy and almost did, but then I thought: ''nah, I'll give him ONE more chance''. Glad I did.

GBL, little Tits, Begin and Laraque were AWFUL. Too bad Gui! has to share a line with the first two because I thought he played well.

fezworth said...

@flying toaster: I've heard fallout 3 is a fantastic game. Given the lack of effort for two periods, the Habs didn't deserve your attention tonight. Don't feel bad.

Bryan said...

im with ya toaster.. i started playin NHL 09 near the end of the 2nd. luckily i checked back in right after they had score their 3rd goal.

HabsFan4 said...

It's 1:44 am but really 2:44am. Spent the whole night at a baptism. Got home to watch the game on the PVR. Almost decide to turn the machine off in the third, because I have enjoyed toe fungus more than this game, and badafucking bing. How many times have they done this? But it never gets old, does it.

Number31 said...

I'm thinking they had their Halloween party the night before, right? Meh! Good on Super Pleky! He needed that. (Mostly 'cause I was sick of reporters asking him about "goals").

Flying Toaster said...

Well Bryan, don't know if you play EASHL but always looking for people to play with. And btw, this is a comeback that for once, ISN'T thanks to Ryder!