20 January 2008

Golden Tickets

tUMD 1, UMTC 2

Sigh. I knew this would happen. See, a little over a week and a half ago, I made a deal about some tickets, and I popped them in the mail, along with a note: "I hope these tickets are lucky for you," along with some other garbage about how if they weren't, I hoped we won Saturday.

The tickets never made it. We barely scraped by with a point. Conclusion? THOSE WERE LUCKY TICKETS. DARN YOU POSTAL SERVICE FOR RUINING OUR WEEKEND!

tBeersong might have jinxed me, too. In the CC before the game, he asked if I was going to bring good luck to the team. Sadness.

I made it up for the game Saturday, ridin' solo. A "friend' helped me find someone to relieve me of my spare ticket, although that "someone" was a Gopher fan. I braced myself, but there was no need. There are actually Gopher fans out there who can cheer for their team AND be respectful AND carry on a good conversation for the entire game AND offer to buy me many, many drinks (I didn't cash in; I drove home after the game). We were even allegedly on TV, plus we got to see some dude in the row in front of us passed out asleep in the first period. Seriously, dude, learn to hold your booze. The student section said so. I won't say who this guy was sitting with, only that I was amused by his seatmates. The one bad part on the night (other than what happened on the ice) was when my foot was completely CRUNCHED by this guy's foot. Oh my, was that painful.

As the second period began, I saw some doorknob walk across about six sections (including ours, 26) while the game was going, and I realized "Hey, I know that guy!" (I'm ashamed to admit I know some guy who would do something like that, and I'm actually surprised this guy would.) I follow where he's walking and I see he's sitting with none other than my Final Five Hooligans, Scotty and The Rookie! Excellent! I went over and sat with them for a bit, before making my way back over to my section. I waited for a whistle with a player's mom, whose son happened to get like 5 chances to stuff a puck in while we were waiting. We were both kind of freaking out, it was funny.

I made it to Grandma's for a bit after the game, so as not to disappoint FHG, Scotty and the Rookie; I also had to meet the illustrious Cardinal, who was apparently in MUCH better shape than he had been the previous night. That is all I will say about that. Oh, and he wasn't wearing a houndstooth hat, but it certainly was a very fancy hat. And I'm not being complimentary here, sorry man.

Bright spots: Power Play Goal! Oberg gets a point! It wasn't a blowout! No empty net goal! And we didn't get swept!

THE NUMBERS
Wins Until We Surpass Last Year's Total: 2
Points Until We Surpass Last Year's Total: 3

My Guys:
Matt McKnight: 12
MacGregor Sharp: 12
Michael Gergen: 11! (Yay!)
Mike Curry: 2

Freshmen:
Justin Fontaine: 8
Cody Danberg: 6
Kyle Schmidt: 6
Rob Bordson: 3
Mike Montgomery: 1
Chad Huttel: 1
Evan Oberg: 1! (ON THE BOARD!!! Now every Bulldog has a point!)

On Notice:
Points
Matt Greer
Alex Stalock
Mike Curry
Trent Palm
Nick Kemp
Travis Gawryletz

Goals only
Andrew Carroll
Michael Gergen
Justin Fontaine
Jay Cascalenda
Drew Akins
Evan Oberg
Cody Danberg

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, you said Gopher fans were respectful....never thought I would hear that! What a great weekend it was. Kind of bummed you held back on Cardinal activities over the weekend but you took the high road. LOL Glad you made it home all right. FHG

Runninwiththedogs said...

I guess I should have used the singular. You don't count bc you're a Bulldog fan.

Anonymous said...

How could you possibly pin the bad weekend on me?!?! :p -- tBeersong

Runninwiththedogs said...

Well, I didn't see you scoring any goals! You did come through with a clutch Wheel of Fortune performance, though.

Anonymous said...

Haha - so true. tWheel is my beeotch. -- tBeersong