Hey, It’s The Bird! And He’s Doing Stuff.

Air Force mascot, The Bird, guilted me into taking his picture on Friday.

Here he is doing this leaning against the board thing…

 

Here he is pretending to watch the game, or cry, or something…

 

And here he is doing something else, airing out his pit I guess.

I did what you asked Bird. Now would you please release my children, unharmed, liked you promised. Thank you.

The Pig-Man! I Saw A Pig-Man!

“I’m tellin ya the pigman is alive. The government’s been experimenting with pigmen since the fifties.”

 

“Pigman, baby. Pigman.”

 

“Let me understand this. So if you find the pigman, your intention is to …emancipate him?”

 

He may be a pigman, but pigman is respectful of our nation’s anthem.

 

“Pig man! It’s a pig man! Pig man! He looked up at me and made this horrible sound, eeeeaaaahhh, eeeeaaaahhh.”

 

The pigman is off to take a dump. Godspeed pigman!

“Believe me…somewhere in this arena the anguished oink of pigman cries for help.”

Oh, Air Force came back in this game, down 3-0, scoring 3 times in the last 4 minutes to earn a tie against AIC.

 

Shout out for the quoted material goes to Seinfeld season 5,  episode 5, “The Bris”

TV Good

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I’ll be your friend. No one understands you like I do.

Lots-O-Stuff on the TV this Memorial Day weekend. To Hell with your friends, to Hell with your family, to Hell with everything. Watch TV. WATCH IT!

Saturday –
330am –
AFL Aussie Rules – Port Adelaide v Hawthorn on Fox Sports 2.
330am –
NRL Rugby League – Wests Tigers v Queensland Broncos on Fox Soccer Plus.
800am – English Championship Football Final – Derby County v Queens Park Rangers on BeIN Sports.
830am –
IIHF World Championship Semifinal – Russia v Sweden on NBCSN.
1000am – Heineken Cup Rugby Final – Toulon v Saracens on Fox Soccer Plus.
1100am – NCAA lacrosse – Denver University v Duke on ESPN2.
1100am – IIHF World Championship Semifinal – Czech Republic v Finland on NBCSN.
Noon – UEFA Champions League Final – Athletico Madrid v Real Madrid on Fox proper.
130pm – NCAA Lacrosse Semifinal – Maryland v Notre Dame on ESPN2.
210pm – MLB – Rockies v Braves on Root Sports.
600pm – NHL Playoffs – Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings on NBC proper.
1100pm – NRL rugby league – Canberra Raiders v North Queensland Cowboys – Fox Sports 2

Sunday –
1230am – AFL Aussie Rules Football – Carlton Blues v Adelaide Crows on Fox Soccer Plus.
530am – Monaco Grand Prix on NBC proper.
Noon – IIHF World Championship Final – TBA v TBA on NBCSN.
200pm – Memorial Cup Final – Guelph Storm v Edmonton Oil Kings on NHL Network.
310pm – MLB – Rockies v Braves on Root Sports.
600pm – NHL Playoffs – Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers on NBCSN.

Monday –
300am – NRL Rugby League – Cronulla Sharks v South Sydney Rabbitohs on Fox Sports 2.
1100am – NCAA Lacrosse Championship – TBA v TBA on ESPN2.
305pm – MLB – Rockies v Phillies on Root Sports.
700pm – NHL Playoffs – Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings on NBCSN.

There’s probably more, but this is good enough. That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

Johnny Hockey

In case you missed it here is the USA’s Johnny Gaudreau filthy, filthy goal he scored against Germany on Tuesday:

Holy Lord! What a goal!

Gaudreau, signed with the Calgary Flames by way of Boston College late this season and scored a goal in his only game with the team. He was just a 4th round pick in the 2011 draft due to his size, 5’8″ and 153 lbs., but has shown the ability to score every where he’s played. Look out for him next year with the Flames. Dude is going to light some lamps.

Sweet Sixteen! (NCAA Hockey Edition)

The road to the Frozen Four begins Friday around College Hockeyland, and the ESPN family of stations (yes, it’s is the ESPNs and they are showing hockey).

Air Force battles back to tie Denver University 3-3.
DU captain Josiah Didier in a 3-3 tie against Air Force on November 22, 2013

Friday, March 28
Noon MT – Union v Vermont (East Semi #1) – ESPNU
230pm MT – Ferris State v Colgate (Midwest Semi #1) – ESPN3
330pm MT – Providence v Quinnipiac (East Semi #2) – ESPNU
600pm MT – North Dakota v Wisconsin (Midwest Semi #2) – ESPNU

Saturday, March 29
100pm MT – Union v Providence East Final – ESPN2
200pm MT – Denver v Boston College (Northeast Semi #1) – ESPNU
330pm MT – Minnesota v Robert Morris (West Semi #1) – ESPN2
430pm MT – Ferris St. v North Dakota Midwest Final – ESPNU
530pm MT – UMass Lowell v Minn St. Mankato (Northeast Semi #2) – ESPN3
700pm MT – St. Cloud St. v Notre Dame (West Semi #2)- ESPNU

Sunday, March 30
300pm MT – Boston College v UMass Lowell Northeast Final – ESPNU
530pm MT – Minnesota v St. Cloud St. West Regional Final – ESPNU

Thursday, April 10
300pm MT – Union v Boston College (Semi #1) – ESPN2
630pm MT – North Dakota v Minnesota (Semi #2) -ESPN2

Saturday, April 12
530pm MT – Championship – ESPN proper

Air Force Slogs Past Robert Morris 2-0
Robert Morris losing 2-0 to Air Force on January 25, 2013

Here’s your bracket. Fill it out and you’ll also not win a billion dollars.

Watch and enjoy. It’s a Great Day for Hockey!

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He Can Dance If He Wants To

Andrew Loewen in a non-dancing moment.

SPHL (low minor leagues) Columbus Cottonmouths’ goaltender Andrew Loewen busts out “The Wobble” in the tunnel before his team came out for the 3rd period. Dude puts the rest of the troop to shame. Goalies rock!

This game Loewen was backing up Canadian Women’s Olympic Gold Medal goalie Shannon Szabodos so Andrew had a bit of time on his hands. Time that he used to DANCE! DANCE!! DANCE!!!

Szabodos and the Cottonmouths lost to the Knoxville Ice Bears 4-3, but are there really any losers when stuff like this ends up on YouTube? PengoSports sez, “NO!” So good on you Andrew Loewen!

Loewen is 20-15-1 with a 2.73 GAA and a .913 save percentage this year. So when he’s not dancing, or backing up Olympians, he’s putting up good numbers for the playoff bound Cottonmouths.

Wow! Just Wow!

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Radko Gudas and Ben Bishop after Ales Hemsky’s goal.
Photo by Stanley Kubrick

Ales Hemsky from the Ottawa Senators undressed the Lightning’s d-man Radko Gudas and goalie Ben Bishop to score one of the goals of the year.

Tampa went on to win the game 5-4, but Hemsky won the night.

Hockey Rules!

There is cool. And then there is cool. This is the latter.

Damn. I think I got some dust in my eyes.

Good on you Sam Tageson. And good on the San Jose Sharks. This was an awesome thing to do.

Here’s some more on Sam’s day:

Air Force Hockey’s Tough Road Teat

Looking at the Gazette.com tonight when I saw this tease for Air Force hockey:

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Blah; blah; blah; ROAD TEAT!?; blah…

Yeah, they are going to Buffalo this weekend to take on Canisius. So, it should be cold, but ‘Witch’s Teat’ cold? And does the cold make the teat ‘tough’?

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Is the ‘Road Teat’ tough because it’s has been on the road so long, or does it have some other affliction?

Hell, maybe Air Force hockey team is full off AG majors and are going on a field trip to get the poop on Winter vs Teats. To us, it just sound kind of weird.

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Who knew that Winter was so hard on teats?

Click the above image to read the full article from AGWeb.com if you want/need to know more about the age-old battle between Winter and teats. But, unless you run a dairy it’s about as interesting as it sounds.

Or it could have been a typo. Anyways, go Air Force! Beat the Teats Golden Griffins!

duh-MERZ!

Air Force swept first place Mercyhurst last weekend with a 5-3 track meet win on Friday and followed up with a 2-0 victory in a defensive battle on Saturday. The Falcons picked up 4 big points from the conference leading Lakers in their bid to secure a top 4 slot in the Atlantic Hockey playoffs .

The Falcons’ Chad Demers (duh-MERZ), #17, scored Saturday’s game winner with 1:34 to go in the game. To say he, and the team, were excited would be an understatement.

Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
Chad Demers in the offensive zone driving to the net.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
Demers redirects a Cole Gunner pass and watches
the puck slide by Mercyhurst goaltender Jordan Tibbett.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
The goal puts Air Force up 1-0 with 1:34 to play.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
duh-MERZ! duh-MERZ! duh-MERZ!
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
The goal blows the lid off an amped up Cadet Ice Arena.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
Demers launches himself into the glass in front of the Cadet cheering section.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
The Falcons celebrate in front of their fans.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
Cole Gunner follows up with a launch of his own.

Air Force hosts RIT on February 21 & 22 to close out the regular season home schedule. Get your butt out there and watch some damn good hockey.