24 November 2007

Lithium

UMD 3, Ref Complainers 8

What kind of a fanbase whines about officiating when their team wins by 5 goals? UND Blogger Goon should be ashamed of himself. Evidently, Sioux fans are only satisfied when zero penalties are called on the Sioux and their opponent is down 2 men for the entire game. Plus, since the UND PP was pretty much crap last night, I would think they wouldn't want to showcase that too much. Not that they'd ever give our PK any credit.

Yeah, I know, I sound like a sore loser right now. It's not that. I just hate playing this series. I resent the implication by many of the UND fans that we don't even deserve to play their team, that we should just roll over and die because our team is worthless and the only team worth their time is UMTC, with whom they are obsessed. I really wish that tDogs could have shown that we were better than that, and for moments during the game, they did. I felt like I developed acute bipolar disorder during the course of the game.

There are five parts to this game. I will divide and conquer.

The first 6 or so minutes of the game were fine. It didn't seem like much was going on. Blah blah blah.

Then UND scored 3 goals in 1:23, including a goal that didn't take any skill on their part, just garbage play on our part, 45 seconds after our timeout. I was crabby beyond belief at this point. My cat was cowering in fear.

With 3 seconds left in the period, Nick Kemp scored ON THE POWER PLAY. FINALLY, A POWER PLAY GOAL! RAISE A BANNER! (Wait, this isn't St. Cloud.) To start the 2nd period, we scored 2 more goals in the first 5 minutes, including Kyle Schmidt's first Bulldog goal (!!!) and Mike Montgomery's first assist (!!!), and it was tied. I was on top of the world. My 'Dogs had shown they could come back with a vengeance.

Then it was 4-3, and then 5-3, and I was still pretty much okay, thinking you know, at least we fought a good fight, and that stupid crap goal was no longer the GWG.

When it became 6-3, I was back to pissed off again. And then the rest of the game happened, and then I lay siege on Tokyo.








Photo: Associated Press.

I'm hoping we can come back tonight and play well defensively as well as offensively. We're a Saturday night team, and I know we can recover! Let's split it, 'Dogs!!

THE NUMBERS
Wins Until We Surpass Last Year's Total: 4
Points Until We Surpass Last Year's Total: 11

My Guys:
MacGregor Sharp: 7
Michael Gergen: 6!
Matt McKnight: 5
Mike Curry: 1

Freshmen:
Justin Fontaine: 3!
Cody Danberg: 1
Rob Bordson: 1
Kyle Schmidt: 1!!!!!!!!
Mike Montgomery: 1!!!!!!!!
Chad Huttel: 0
Evan Oberg: 0 (INJ)

On Notice:
Points
Evan Oberg
Jay Cascalenda
Andrew Carroll
Matt Greer
Cody Danberg
Jordan Fulton

Goals only
Drew Akins
Jason Garrison
Travis Gawryletz
Alex Stalock
Trent Palm
MacGregor Sharp
Justin Fontaine

9 comments:

WinTwins57 said...

I had to stop listening at 6-3, hoping that if I stopped listening, they'd somehow come back and beat the Sioux. Sorry, that game was painful for me and I'm not even a Bulldog fan!! :(

Runninwiththedogs said...

Well, we def. appreciate your efforts in the Random Acts That Might Affect Outcome area. "If I'd just gone to that game..." "If we'd just gotten that one call our way..." "If I'd just worn the right jersey..."

Goon said...

If I remember right, I said the officating was bad both ways on both sides of the ice.

At least my fan base didn't call the REA the Nazi arena or what ever the UMD fan site calls the REA.

Runninwiththedogs said...

Well, Ralph certainly didn't help the image of the team.

Anonymous said...

Goon, it's not only UMD's fan base that says that about the Ralph. :) And as RWD said, Ralphs past hasn't helped his rep at all. FHG

Boosh said...

UND's gotten plenty of breaks in the officiating arena this season, they'll get over it

Goon said...

Ralph is dead, and people are still blaming him for a lot of things that still go on.

Not many people can do that much from the grave.

Goon said...

Boosh if I remember right were you complaining about the refs after the Sioux beat MTU on the second night. All fans whine and complain about the reffing.

Just for some perspective:

Against MTU, UND had 10 power plays -- MTU's 12 power plays.

against C.C., UND had 10 power plays --- C.C. had 9 power plays

Against Wisconsin, UND had 9 power plays ---Wisconsin 11 power plays

Against UMD, UND had 6 power plays to 9 for UMD. What does it mean I don't know. seems that teams are getting the same number of calls against their teams, it just looks worse from our perspective.

Boosh said...

Most of the complaining happens because of the stuff that UND doesn't get called for. Marco Hunt wasn't calling A LOT of stuff. It is the unwritten job of game officials to call games close so no one complains that officiating is biased.