Welcome to another edition of Storminnorman’s Sports Blog, “The I Got You” Edition. It was mentioned by one of my closer friends from school, that I sure got a whole lot of you when I posted a status change on Facebook a couple of days ago. First, when I changed my status, it never mentioned my wife, Second, my wife (Michelle) hasn’t been able to have children since Noah was born (tubes tied, burned, etc…), so April Fool’s you have been pranked as part of the 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, I will be getting back with all of you at a later date…
My job pretty much sucked this week due to an entire store inventory Friday morning, so you guys that fell for this little prank made me smile every time you clicked like or commented on my status. Thanks for being my entertainment earlier this week.
I hope nobody minds, but I am keeping 3rd Stone’s memory alive by posting this and all future posts under his tag…..
It’s too bad that this match up won’t take place….
This is why they should have an independent committee away from the NCAA chose the brackets and the seeds for the Men’s Basketball tournament. Because truthfully, the championship game will be taking place next weekend, when these two teams face each other….
I am not complaining, but noahsdaddy20051 is going to take a major hit if Wisconsin doesn’t win. But either way, it’s been a great ride with my brackets this year. I honestly didn’t think Kentucky would run the table during the tournament, and I still may be right, but after what the Wildcats did to West Virginia last night even I am starting to believe.
I also want you to know that I believe in the Badgers also, even though they seemed to struggle against North Carolina last night. It seems that they survived by the score 78-72, but it seems like most games they play are close anyway.
To be quite honest, I didn’t have Kentucky or Wisconsin winning the National Championship, I picked Gonzaga who will probably have to go through Duke or Michigan St. in order to make it to the Championship game, so it won’t be easy for them either…..
It took a lot of courage not to take the Wildcats or Badgers to win it all, but being different is what I am about. April Fool’s everyone, cause I am playing a sick game with my brackets this year and can’t wait to see how the rest of the weekend unfold…..
They finally brought hockey back to my town, even though it took uprooting the Plymouth Whalers in order to do so. Hockey was big in this town for nearly four decades, and unfortunately for the new team, unless they knock down and build a new arena for them to play in it may not make it here once again. For all of you history buffs, in 1968 a team known once as the Flint Generals was born and a goalie named Bob Perani played for this team. They were known for a bruising, fast paced style of game, and their arch-rival was the Saginaw Gears. During the 80’s after winning the Turner Cup and the original owners sold the team and they became the Spirits, and my love for the New York Rangers was born. I was fortunate to see Mark Howe, Mike Richter and a few other of the Rangers who became NHL stars work hard to become stars. I even seen “The Great One’s” not so great brother for a bit when he played in Flint.
Then the Spirits owner sold their team, claiming the city wouldn’t do anything to help make the building better (chief complaint) of all previous owners by the way and they sold the team. The CHL was born shortly after and we had a team in Flint again, Joe Sakics’ brother Brian averaged 100 points a season, but was never good enough to even get a sniff of the NHL. Kevin Kerr the all time goal scorer in Minor League Hockey history could never get a sniff of the NHL, even though he was a fighter and goal scorer mix. Tells you about the NHL back then….
The Generals were reborn in the mid 90’s and they won 2 Colonial Cups during that period of time, one more than the old Generals, and the city fell in love with the team. Dr. Shukairy sold the team and attendance immediately dropped, because the quality of the team sucked, the team folded saying the city didn’t support the team……
I found that statement rather interesting, because until the constant change in ownership, that building averaged almost 3,500 fans in attendance a game. Pretty damn good for a team that stunk up the ice for two years.
I love hockey as much as I like baseball, so I can see me taking my kids to a couple of games this upcoming season to see the future of the NHL play their game.
The greatest game I ever witnessed was the triple overtime Game 5 against Quad City, ended at 1AM on a triple deflection by Flint’s Jeff Whittle. Quad City won the series the next night on a puck that bounced straight off the boards as the goalie went behind the net to an open Mallard player who put it in the empty net to win in overtime….
Have a great week, and feel free to stop by and leave your comments…