Terrible Knucklehead

January 4, 2009

2010 Winter Classic?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 3:43 am

With the huge success of the NHL’s 2009 Winter Classic one would ponder, where will next years game take place?  I imagine the NHL has their own criteria; cold weather town, in America, traditional hockey market, ect.  I cannot blame them, the 2009 game was the best rated regular season game in 13 years, so they did something right.  So we can probably narrow down next season’s home site pretty easily.  

Already been to the rodeo – Detroit, Chicago, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Edmonton

Too Hot – Atlanta, Carolina, Florida, Tampa Bay, Nashville, St. Louis, Anaheim, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Jose

Not in America – Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver

This leaves 9 teams; New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Columbus, Colorado, Minnesota, and both teams from New York.

Columbus and Minnesota are too new (2000) to be in the running, 8 teams. (I know Minnesota had the North Stars, but the Wild are not anyway related to the Stars.  I know hockey is huge in Minnesota.)

Washington has never won the cup, down to 6 teams.

It will be one of these teams; New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Colorado, and both teams from New York.

I believe the New York teams will play each other in 2011, when the “new” Meadowlands is finished, everyone wants it to be in the new Yankee Stadium, but the new Meadowlands will seat nearly 100,000 people, the effect that would have on TV would be huge.  Plus it will be… “The 2011 NHL Winter Classic brought to you by Subway!”

New Jersey is typically a solid team, but never fills their own 17,000 capacity arena.  

Now there are 3; Philadelphia, Boston, and Colorado.

Sunday’s high temperatures for those 3 cities are all right around 35.  Perfect weather, and there is snow in all 3 of their five day forecasts.  So let’s see venues…

Philly has what would be the best venue yet for the game, Beaver Stadium.  It holds 110,000 people and like I mentioned before, when people see that on TV it has a staggering effect.  I don’t know if the Flyers fans could pack the stadium, but it would be a sea of orange and white if they did.

Colorado has a couple decent venues, Invesco Field at Mile High was used for the Democratic National Convention, and seats nearly 77,000.  There is also Coors Field, where the Rockies play, that seats about 60,000.  The only problem is that the Avalanche only get 88% of attendance at home games, plus they play in a smaller market than Philly or Boston.

Boston has the next logical venue.  The Winter Classic looked at home in Wrigley, so putting it in Fenway Park would seemingly work just as well, if not better.  So that’s my pick.  Boston, but I think Philly would look amazing in Happy Valley.

Moment of zen…

December 13, 2008

Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 5:50 am

I’ve been MIA for a while because  I have been busy with work and school.  I saw I still get a few 1,000 views a week (mostly robots) but figured I should update.  The following things have happened…

– Obama won, but he is not president yet so even though he wants to save all of us from our impending doom he cannot.  Remember how Tony Romo was the 2nd string guy behind Drew Bledsoe and had to sit through Bledsoe choking every game and Romo had that look on his face, you know, the “Jesus what is it going to take to get me in there” look.  Obama is in that situation, and Bush is probably just as ready to leave.  

– I’m the grammar nazi at work.  What is worse is even though my grammar is not great by any means, I am probably the smartest outside of one manager in the store.  Even worse is that when I pointed out a mistake on a sign (using its instead of it’s) the customer standing next to me got angry and said I was wasting my breath arguing and should not care about signs.  Excuse me for expecting a certain level of intellect out of our customers, but if I went shopping and saw a sign that said “Its the best deal hear!” I would question the intelligence of the employees that worked there.  I think I will start to take pictures of every bad sign we put up in the store and post them, maybe it will get dugg or reddited or yahoo! buzzed.  

– I am a fan of New Year resolutions.  Last year my resolution was to stop using straws in my drinks because I thought was not manly enough.  I’m happy to say for the most part I have stopped using straws.  This year I think I’m going to shoot for dressing better.  I think a dress shirt and slacks will be my new standard attire by sometime next year.  Maybe not that well dressed, but I do not know how far I want to go here yet.  It just seems like the late 1900’s happened and now a t-shirt and jeans is just what is expected of men.  I am not going to change that alone, but I can be the most well dressed person if every other man decides not change with me.  

That’s it for now, I’m tired and it is late.  Moment of zen…

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