Saturday, October 22, 2011

first live jets game blogspot

breaking news!!!
game hasn't started but we have confirmation on scott oake's birthday! his nephew spotted us with our sign on portage ave and let us know: birthday july 17, 1952. the randomness of winnipeg is truly magical.

we're in the best seats in the house. shout out to uncle norm! met our neighbours (also coming from the bombers game - they won!) feeling good about this game. despite carolina's winning streak, i'm thinking the winnipeg winning streak is going to trump it.

opening thoughts: "holy shit", vanessa says "jets are going to win". "feeling verclempt", rebecca.

good pace. we can smell the players from these seats.

weak goal for carolina. jokinen.

another weak goal. 2:0.

"i've never seen the coach yell at a player like he's yelling at scheifele right now" - our neighbour. vanessa's reading lips: "he said 'no more funny business'".

2:1 now! burmistrov!

eric staal is way better looking in person. also apparently it's burmistrov's birthday today. 20 years young.

end of first period. the crowd is fantastic. so protective of our young guns. we think oduya might've seen our sign.

also, multiple text messages confirm nesse and i were on cbc.

2nd period and jets score 4 min in - slater brings in the lead! 3:2 jets.

evander kane shoots his first of the season! there was another goal too! we missed it waiting in the beer line. we are trying our hardest to pace ourselves, it's been tough limiting alcohol consumption with the bomber and jets double-whammy.

5:2 jets!

this game reminds me of why i love hockey; community spirit.

staal-sie and oduya are itchin' to fight.

the cbc camera guy likes us.

the "i'd do ya oduya' sign made it on cbc. held by the guy across the aisle from us. he had no idea what it said but seemed really eager to grab it from us. now he says we're "bad news". we can only implore that it is, in fact, all good news. best thing is nervoustime got a major big-deal shoutout on cbc! maybe scott oake will read our blog now!

making friends smoking outside during intermission. people chanting 'go jets go' amidst the haze of tobacco and other smokable products.

back inside now. the beer line is insane. there are a lot of line-ups at nhl games.

still waiting 5 min later. ridiculously insane. beers cost 8.25. again, insane.

back at the seats. slater's hurt. i'm worried.

the guy from across the aisle comes back. he's received many emails/texts teasing him about the "i'd do ya oduya" sign. we can't wait to make more signs. this cbc guy really likes us and we think this is the beginning of a long-term relationship.

jokinen scores again. 5:3 jets. still feeling confident, although the jets are looking a little pooped.

been a lot of bullshit penalties. 5 on 3. nervoustime. birthday boy burmistrov is incredible. we tell him so.

our neighbour's name is neil.

end of game. 5:3 jets. we may be their good luck charm. neil thinks so, too. just sayin'.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

jets game 3: against phoenix

hello. it's 5 min left in the first period and the jets are down by two. present: vanesssa, becca, kendra, gsp.
'this dip is interesting' - rebecca
'the flavour combinations are great' - v
wpg is going back on the power play.

initial thoughts, anyone

give them time. 'they aren't playing to the highest calibre right now. we expected it. but we still love them.' v and then she starts singing along to 99 problems. i think there will be a goal coming up (k). come on guys! evander kane i want it to be you. 'i don't know about andrew ladd as the captain either. he's not very uplifting' vanessa 'heyyyyyyyyy' gsp (clearly ready to change his name to graham smith peloquin ladd - gspl) power play over. pizzas coming up.
wines: a temprannillo with a red / blue / white label and two occeans of course.
vanessa great idea: i'm taping every jets game until they win so i'll have their first win recorded. also graham has announced that kim gordon and thurston moore are separating. i just saw thurston moore two weeks ago so am quite surprised. i feel like they were one of my fave couples so that's too bad. gsp once again asks if you can buy cheetah power surge at canadian tire. rebecca is getting a passport in 9 days. she's joined american city club '15 cities in 15 years' our first city might just be new orleans. other contenders: seattle, austin, memphis, sf, baltimore ('ever since i started watching john waters movies'). apparently baltimore is wpg's sister city, 'if you are from baltimore you love baltimore) and the wire! dicussion of tinctures. flu bug in arizona. eric's parents are now co-owners of a place in arizona. discussion of how we should all buy a timeshare when we are seniors. david sazuki is amazing.
second period: discussion of nashville attendance, only 6K. shane doan 'the nicholas cage of the nhl.' 'have the coyotes jersey always be red? they look like the redwings.' i would like to be the jets goalie. discussion of manon rheaume. why aren't there any more women goalies. we can go get the pizza? pizza is great, phoenix on 4 min power play, one minute left. discussion of byfuglien's charges. so it's killed, thank goodness. still nothing happening for the jets although there was one great shot, vanessa started watching jersey shore this week. rebecca 'it's two high pitched. they are all yelling all the time.' 'fpc: fist pumps, pushups and chapstick' - a little different than our theme, 'lipstick and dill.'
Omas christmas cookie saturdays have begun, this week jam filled icing covered deiciousness made in a roaster, delivered in a 4gallon tub.
Mason, 'former prince george cougar'
JETS SCORE! Andrew Ladd with his first goal of the season, 2nd period ends.
Becca has a good feeling about Jim Slater. 'someones gotta pick him up for our hockey league'
third period: tanner glass looking a little confused. we're starting a band called the former prince george cougars. they are trying. jets. the pc on the powerplay now, ladd to the box? someone else. no it's him. mason is doing well. ah no. another goal for the old guys. so here is the thing, maybe we want to believe that new is always better. this game isn't helping.
Penalty shot coming up for our Kazakhstani giant Antropov. here we go.awwwww. 'waited too long'.gah. Smith plays the puck behind the net gets taken out by Kane, no whistle, open net, goal!!no goal. 'goalie interference is the call'.
Phoenix has a Numminen banner and they spelled his name right. wpg PP. 'ok so we need to get 4 goals'. Byfuglien ropes it in, pitches it down.offside. 'Bogosian leaves you wanting a little bit more'. 'well I sure want a little bit more'. Inside 2 minutes to go. 'we're running into eachother man'. 'oh my god look at all those red dots i need to do a spell check.' Jets of the past beat Jets 2.0

Sunday, October 9, 2011

jets game 1.

Jets vs Habs

In attendance, Vanessa, Rebecca, Kendra, Eric, Baba Ida, Aunty Josie, Winkworth parentals, Mikers

1-0 Montreal late in the 1st, Camillari gets the goal

16:25 Camillari out of the game.

8-6 shots on goal for the Jets.

"Chipman cannot stand the music they play in the dressing room"

18:56 Jets PP! Hal Gill in the box for trying to hold down our Shieffle
19:30 5 on 3 PP "go Jets go!"

Becca wants to pump up the team in the locker room, beginning with Numminen Inspirationals.
Vanessa thinks we should all go to a game in wedding dresses, with "future Jets wives carnival" signs!

Coaches corner, Don Cherry in slimming blue and white cheackerboard. Rebecca wants mentioned that uncle Hart swapped his candienes yarmelka for a jets one at Yom Kippur dinner last night.
Vanessa does not know how to let go of the Red Wings, but knows when push comes to shove its Jets all the way!

ok, this is kendra with my thoughts on the first period/last 15 years. the biggest thing i've learned is to stop falling for montreal canadians fans. they will break your heart as will the team. it was disapointing that mike cammelerri scored. i would have liked it if he waited for the jets to score first. might be a penalty but another penalty. so also, vanessa and rebecca also told me blogging is better than twitter as it is forever. a fourth power play for the jets so lets make this happen. i have considered naming a child if i ever have one after the first jet who scores today, here is hoping it's evander kane as i could also say he was named after my cousin evan. the jets are a little cautious i think, playing it by fear perhaps. i do sure like the chanting. vanessa is either drinking organic soda or red bull. eric went to work. there is open mike comedy at the cavern also a going away party at my family home. the jets have a great looking team, we all agree about this. my dad wanted to go to the game with steven harper. there was evander with a solid shot. 'he's been a pretty good threat' - mikers. 'it could have been evander goertzen' - vanessa. she is also not sure if she spelt 'scheifele' right. i am almost sure i didn't either. words i can spell: dogg. dessert, which is coming out. things we toasted to at dinner: the jets, friends and family, occupy wall street. another thing we did: discussed how close our food came from. vanessa 'i hope gsp is not wearing his habs jersey.' my thought is he probably isn't. what i hope he's wearing: a new boss tshirt - mine is in the attic, i was meaning to find it. i gave my jets jersey to my exbf tom. baba is reciting poetry. 'i think that i shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree' and the play goes offside. mikers likes the colour of the uniforms. i don't like gionta either, no update on cammereri. auntie josie has fallen asleep. how many pizza pizzas are their in winnipeg. i heard the la kings are going to do well this year. another goal for montreal. they are going to a boston game - the family. auntie josie is now awake and screaming at the crowd saying they need to wake up too. 'let's get some enthusiasm'. yeah, we need a goal jets. bailey is now falling asleep. chris osgood retired? i had a crush on a guy who wore a jersey of his in english class. come on scheifle! contracted for ten games? this mark stuart thing is kind of criptique for me.....teemu is still playing. auntie josie 'bring on the bombers'. i guess this is a win/win for gsp. and that makes me happy. 'it's lonely there on the goal card' - frances. i do love the rr's. 'kendra buffelin wants to be a hunting or fishing guide. he could be the best hunter in the village for all you know' - rebecca. 'id go scuba diving with paul postma' - kendra. 'montreal's not the powerhouse they once were' - greg. i think kessel is going to have a big year, well i learned that from my cousin kev. greg tells of a coworker who won thier hockey pool a few times using astrological chart. mikers says scott oake's in his early sixties. vanessa still wants to know his date of birth. dale hawerchuk 'looks suspicously great'. finally life is back to the room and the mts centre. i would definitely name a child nik. 'i think the fans are waking up' - mikers. 'suban, i love that guy' - greg. they are chanting, 'carey'. i'd like a glass of water. winnipeg penalty. 'go fishing buddy' - greg to dustin b. ugh. 3-1. definitely getting a water. the numinen jersey is hanging sadly on the mantle. discussion of hanging a jets flag at half mast. j lo car commerical\/ does everyone remember benifer? greg - 'ill do the blogging. what the fuck?" ugh. i really love montreal as a city but not their hockey team. i think the jets goalie should do more yoga. well there are more games but this is still probably the saddest blog entry. 'suban sprawled. he's a sprawler. blocking the shots, putting his life on the life.' - greg. another one, that was a good goal. this is devestating although the pie was good. vanessa is talking about jamesons and south park. greg saw a bald eagle take a goose out of the air the other week in the country. we all want shefile to get a goal. 'i like the pumpkin muffins best of all' - josie. we spot family friends in the crowd. people are happy for the first time. ok well, this has been an okay game, good to have the jets back. welcome home.