Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's a Superbowl Weekend Megapost Preview Review Open Thread of Love

Are you ready for some football??? YEEEHAWWWWW!!! Are you ready for some hockey???

/crickets

Right. Well suck it up people, you are going to sit through two Habs games this weekend and you are going to LIKE IT. If we're gonna waste 6 hours of our Super Bowl weekend watching a worthless bunch of brain dead fucktards (© LG77), you're going to suffer with us. But if you think that we are going to waste one minute of our time previewing and reviewing all weekend, you are sorely mistaken. We've got chili to make.

Here's as much as we'll say. Habs play the Kings today at 2 PM, and will lose to the Bruins tomorrow at 2 PM. Consider this post your one-stop shop to talk about both games before, during and after, and to chime in with your Super Bowl thoughts. Go Steelers! Go Cards! Go cheerleaders! Go wardrobe malfunction! To get you psyched up, please enjoy this video of two women getting bodypainted in Steelers and Cards unis. Mmm, nipple-y.

68 comments:

lawyergirl77 said...

W00t! My very own copyright symbol!

I'll be watching them suck live and in person today - I've sold my tickets for tomorrow's game (as I always do on Superbowl Sunday - a girl's gotta have priorities).

I'm hoping I don't regret not having sold today's game... I've got way too much chili to make!!

(No, seriously, I do. Along with potato skins, chicken wings, a build-your-own nacho bar, spinach dip à la Bâton Rouge, meatballs and a cake in the shape of a football. Butter pecan, with homemade chocolate and vanilla icing.)

(The list was for Panger's benefit, just 'cause I'm a bitch!)

moeman said...

Habs SuperBowl Party Menu


Carbo's Throw-anything-in-the-Line-up soup

Deep fried Jaropeno cheese bites

Gorges' Guacamole Josh

Grilled QuesadilLangs

BGL's Mixed Nuts

Plekanach+ArtiCHoke Dip

7 Layers of Lapierre Dip

Two-skewered Kostitsyn Kabobs

Red Bean Bégin Burritos

Latendresse Lamb Stew

Pacioretti Pan Pizza, made with a young mozzarella and a dash of hot sauce

Hamrlikin' Good Chicken Fingers

Chipotlechura Chili

Turkovalev MVP Club sammich, with extra mustard, funny toothpicks but no pickle

Matt D'Agostini's Big Spicy Meatballs

Po' Bouillon Sandwiches

DOOM's Baby (Break their) Back Ribs

Peanut Butter Breezer Brittle

Carey Fucking Pie

Chris Higgins Fudge

Bab's Secret-Ingredient Centennial Cupcakes

Markovaritas

Saku, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saku_(beer)

KOUZOstopoulos Greek Lightning Liqueur


Enjoy the menu or better yet, call Schwartz's and order some smoke meat takeout;

http://www.schwartzsdeli.com/index_eng.html

Word Verification = boozl

moeman said...

Embarrassing typo, should read smoked meat.

HabsFan29 said...

you know, sometimes i think that you commentors work harder on your comments than I do on the posts. +XLIII, moeman

LG forget Panger, your menu is killing ME

UKHab said...

This is the perfect weekend to be a European based Habs fan. 7pm faceoffs, got a crate of beer in and I don't give a shit about your North American "football".
Let's hope the Euros on the team wake up with the games on at a decent time!

gillis said...

What's this? A brit?

Well cheerio chap! Top of the morning to ya!

I've always wanted to say that.


7-6 Habs in OT

Kovy is going to flick the puck up, catch it on his neck then score by plowing into Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (pretty sweet name for a goalie if you sak me) with 1 second left to send it to overtime. Price is going to score in OT.

Baroque said...

Do you really want a wardrobe malfunction this year? Bruce Springsteen is the half-time act.

I'm just tired of football - I thought the season was over already, but NO, there is another over-hyped-preceded-by-an-18-hour-talking-idiot-head-pregame-show-blabfest-then-lasting-four-hours-because-of-all-the-extraneous-crap-fest to go.

At least it's almost over.

Wouldn't it be just like the Canadiens to suck against LA and beat the Bruins soundly just to get all their fans confused, though?

UKHab said...

How do you do Gillis.
7-6 in OT sounds like a jolly good game, what ho!
I can't keep that up...
I want to see lots of big hits early. It's about time the opposition had to think about keeping their heads up when entering our zone. Prediction: early 3-0 Habs lead with a heart attack third period, 3-2 final.

P.S. Top o' the mornin' is more Irish, but thanks.

gillis said...

@UK Hab: Oops, sorry

How's this: Ay up! Wotcha?

HabsFan29 said...

gonna be a loooong weekend

HabsFan29 said...

brief reprieve

kristin said...

grrrrrrrr

gillis said...

bloody wankers

rutbut said...

...slowly lulled to a deep slumber...

Wake me when we're in the hunt for Tavares.

On second thought, don't bother.

rutbut said...

huh! what!

Baroque said...

That was a weird freaking goal.

Baroque said...

Anyone else watching on CBC and noticing the volume keeps going up and down?

It's extremely irritating.

HabsFan4 said...

Baroque, at least it's not a problem with color adjustments because I don't think I can handle enhanced weirdness from Don Cherry's suits.

lawyergirl77 said...

The cheer for Pleky's goal was more of a sigh of relief in here.

Second biggest cheer thus far: for the kids playing hockey in-between periods. Teeny tiny things- took them 5 mins to get up ice.

Am really haoping I won't regret keeping today's tickets...

UKHab said...

Sadly I'm watching this on CBC.
Soccer players in helmets...Ron cracks me up.
And PJ thinks the Canadiens are soft but doesn't like Komisaurus losing position to make a hit.
I know it's an early start, but Hrudey looks like he just got out of bed.
I hope switching from beer to cider after the LA goal isn't going to turn out to be a slumpbuster...

HabsFan4 said...

These hits are a fucking crime.

lawyergirl77 said...

4- I totally agree. The Kings are playing like dirty little bitches. Barry Melrose's legacy clearly lives on. Gorges was knocked cold for a few seconds. But that wasn't the only blatant elbow so far...

HabsFan29 said...

another disaster in the making

lawyergirl77 said...

Gentlemen, would it kill you to WIN A FUCKING FACEOFF??!!

Baroque said...

Re: Cherry's suits - I agree totally on no need for enhancement.

The volume thing just bugs me because I'm trying to turn it up so I can hear it in another room and the stupid inconstant volume is pissing me off.

Third period comeback?

copyranter said...

what a fucking goal!!!

UKHab said...

I'm pretty sure none of my neighbours know why I just screamed "SCORES!!!!"

Baroque said...

Unfortunate to lose like that for the Kings.

UKHab said...

The Bruins will kick the living shit out of us tomorrow if we play like that. Please Carbo give us some proper lines!

lawyergirl77 said...

Well holy shit!!!

(higgy's goal was a little dirty, but I'll take it against these jerks...)

perplexed in montreal said...

We're back baby!

Sonia said...

Well, they played another crappy game and barely won against a team they should have handled easily. Yay. Woohoo. Olé, olé, o...fuckit.

gillis said...

well, uh, that was weird.

Higgins' goal was pretty impressive i must say. I should have just watched the last two minutes of the game. I thought getting a single point was a steal, never mind two. The Canadiens defencemen were all over the place. There were soooo manny turnovers.

You can tell by the look on Prices face at the end that they played a really shitty game. But at least they came out with emotion in the last couple of minutes.

I'm ready for tomorrows afternoons pukefest.

South Shore Habs Fan said...

@ UKHab
The only line that really sucked was the Kovy-Lang-Bégin one. Pleks and Lats look great together, and Koivu's Kids had some great chances (was it just me, or did Koivu look like last year's edition of Kovalev a few times?)

I'm worried about our depth at D, though. If Gorges doesn't play tomorrow (aren't head-hits even worse the day after?), our back 3 consists of Breezer, Bouillon, and O'Byrne. Yikes.

UKHab said...

@SSHF Fair enough, but I don't remember any period of sustained pressure in the offensive zone. To me that speaks of a lack of chemistry on the forward lines. That in turn leads to more pressure on the D, and, as you point out, if Rhino plays for Gorges, do you really want that against the Bruins? I did like the fact it was a late comeback win though and that does a lot for team spirit. Perhaps they can rally around that and prove me wrong.

Number31 said...

I'll need to watch this on express. Fucking 2pm games. (Sorry UKHab, though it must be great for you!) I saw the elbow on Gorges while I was shopping and it pissed me off the rest of the day. Glad I came home to my brother saying "HABS WON!". And I'd like to see more goals like that from Higgins please :)

BARBER POLES TOMORROW! Guess this means Price brings out the brown pads?

Rips it, scores! said...

I thought this game was on at 7 PM EST, not 7 PM GMT! I was wondering why there was salsa music on CJAD.

Jeff. A said...

2 more points than i expected

The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

I fucking LOVE the brown pads.

CVennasty said...

@UKHab

Where exactly in the UK are you? I'm studying in Edinburgh for this and the following 2 years and have been staying up way too late during hockey season as a result.

RDS feed helps me not lose my French quite as much (though you will find yourself saying"quel tir foudroyant!" far too much) and I even found a place that sells Moosehead here.

Hit me up if you're in the area and want to catch a game.

UKHab said...

I'm in the hockey wilderness of London sadly. At least Edinburgh has a hockey team! We just have the Maple Leaf pub for a beer and hockey fix. I usually end up falling asleep to CJAD if the game is on a worknight and watch the game the following evening on the net.

This blogger word verification is uncanny - I just got "unlined". Maybe the Danse à Dix line will be reunited!

fezworth said...

Ahh, the Maple Leaf pub. That place is ridiculous. Jerseys up all over the joint, Bruins & Leafs shirts next to Habs shirts. It's unnatural. But you get your fix, so I guess it's all good.

gillis said...

@Jeff A.: so you finally decided to speak up.

I'm going to london in March. Sounds like I'll need to go to this Maple Leaf pub thing.

My prediction for today: 4-3 habs
Brisebois gets a hattrick of own goals. Gorges gets a hattrick for montreal. Brisebois scores in OT

gillis said...

Oops, I just remembered that Gorges isn't playing. Alex Henry will get a hat-trick then.

HabsFan29 said...

anyone out there? you're missing some killer unis

Sonia said...

@HF29 - I stared at those "killer unis" for several minutes, and now I can't remember what I've been doing the last half-hour. But all my furniture is rearranged...and I can't find my cats...

HabsFan29 said...

a PP goal??

/has heart attack

HabsFan29 said...

fuck fuck blech

Baroque said...

Those unis look like striped prion uniforms, if you see them at a distance so the dark colors blend together.

Baroque said...

I meant, of course, "prison" uniforms.

And way to NOT take a lead into the intermission, idjits.

sleza said...

What the hell is going on with your jerseys? It's like they're playing in pyjamas

HabsFan29 said...

my god Brunet said something bad about gui

fezworth said...

The unis look like some unholy union between the Leafs and Habs jerseys. Somewhere, Rejean Houle and Harold Ballard are tenting their fingers, laughing maniacally.

What? Rejean Houle's still alive?

Baroque said...

The jerseys are throwbacks from the illustrious stripe-intensive history of the Montreal Canadiens.

(And I'd certainly throw them back, too.)

The socks are the hilarious part - I literally cannot stop chuckling. They look like Pippi Longstocking socks or something. :)

Van Hab said...

uniforms = bad, but expected

watching the habs look completely outclassed by the bruins = bad, but expected

blue cheese potato salad = amazing

sleza said...

So, they used to regularly play in those pyjamas with blue pants? I really do try to like that team because of Koivu, but it's getting harder...

fezworth said...

That was stupid of Kostopolous. What was the idea? I mean... he didn't hit Thomas directly, but what was he trying to accomplish?

Seeing the replay from behind the play, it doesn't look like #6 was going directly for Thomas... the Bruin skated across and collided with him, and he shoved him into the goalie.

UKHab said...

The stripes are taking my mind off having to watch this on NESN with Boston commentary. Almost.
Tough game. Like how they are trying to go to the net though.

Baroque said...

Ruh-roh.

Lang out with a left ankle. Can't put any weight on it at all.

too close to toronto said...

i officially quit.
see y'all next season (maybe).
fuck these fucking mutherfuckers.

melly said...

I heard torn Achilles tendon for Lang, which would mean he's done for the season.

And things were going SO well already...

(word verification: unkidic, which looked like unkind for a second. apt.)

gillis said...

So those unis are pretty sweet. The only thing I didn't like about it was that their helmets looked like leafs helmets cause they're blue and have a maple leaf on it.

I like Henry. He didn't play much but when he was on, he was good.

I missed some of the second and third. Can someone please explain to me why Kovalev just sat on the bench for most of the third. Everytime he went on the ice, Pierre was always like "Kovalef est de retour" and I don't understand where he was returning from.

Too bad for Lang. It looked like the guys sakte blade may have clipped his ankle. Achilles?

All the habs gotta do to score is go to the net. We saw it against LA. 2 of 3 goals were scored by going to the net. Todays goal was scored because a player went to the net. I don't know whats taking so long to realize that that's what they got to do. That's what D'Agostini's trick was when he first joined the big club. Why doesn't he share his secret with the rest of the team.

gillis said...

@melly: If the Achilles thing is true, I'm a genious. I completely guessed just because thats basically the only part of the ankle I know. Damn I'm smart

Baroque said...

No idea why Kovalev was largely benched for the third period, but the CBC guys mentioned a couple times that he wasn't on the ice much.

On Lang, they speculated that he went awkwardly into the boards and might have a high ankle sprain, which have a tendency to linger (as with Crosby last year).

Andrew said...

According to Carbo after the game:

"He (Lang) got caught by a skate and it cut a tendon in the back of his foot," said Carbonneau. "It doesn't look good."

Too fucking right that doesn't look good.

and

About Kovalev sulking because Koivu is back as C

"I hope that's not the truth or we're in trouble because I'm not taking the C off Saku - that's the bottom line," said Carbonneau, who plans to speak to Kovalev. "If anyone needs a letter to perform on the ice, I have trouble with that. That's not professional at all. Alex is not a rookie. Right now, he's struggling, but we need him (if we're going to) go far."

He's fucking sulking because Saku's back and wearing the C. Jesus H Christ.

Number31 said...

I like those sweaters... though thank god they didn't wear the white shorts like they used to wear in the old days.

If Lang is really gone for the season... ugh. I'm going to go cry... I really liked him...

But with this it's now time to get your shit together, boys. At least Price looks pretty much back to being Price and his 2GAA/game. Koivu too. Nice hit.

I don't think Kovy is sulking because he doesn't have the letter C. That's just media garbage. He is, however, struggling. Then again, they keep changing his linemates on him. So far the only players able to play well enough with him were Patches and Lang! (Who could play with anyone).

perplexed in montreal said...

Apparently Carbo benched Kovalev in the 3rd period to "send him a message".

Down 2-1 and he benches his best attacker.

I think we all know the problem with the Habs.

DC said...

As someone who has watched Alex Kovalev for his entire career, let me say that Carbo's benching today was pointless and stupid. Alex is, oh, let's say like Manny Ramirez - an uncoachable talent who will make you nuts yet come up big in big situations (few people remember that he was second on the Rangers in playoff scoring the year they won the Cup). Let Alex be Alex and he will produce. He's 35 or whatever now, do you think you're REALLY going to teach him something at this point?