02 November 2008

Delusions

tUMD 5, SCSU 1

Kiddies, Mama was tired last night. I did start writing this last night but I decided a game like yesterday's deserves better than the crap I was typing up. So after reading this post, you can imagine just how terrible the last one was.
I don't know if you are aware of this, readers (if I can use the plural term), but I have always operated under the assumption that you fall into two categories, the first being people that I know either in real life or in the vast expanse of the internet, and the second being people who accidentally come to this site because they are wondering if TJ Oshie has a girlfriend or they desperately want to find shirtless pictures of CDR Harmon Rabb. Okay, so those people aren't "readers," but they do have to read one or two words at least to realize they aren't going to find a lesson on the bones of the human leg. Sorry I'm such a tease!!

Well, yesterday afternoon, Amy from
Let's Go Mavs decided that she would shatter the little fantasy playing inside my head and tell actual Bulldog players about this little old site. I can't imagine why. I mean, now they are all going to live in fear that I will go all Swimfan on them. Don't worry. It won't happen. Amy also told Mike Zacharias's dad that I thought Mike was a hottie. But really, it's true, so what can I say? Amy was in full PR mode and promoting RWD to anyone who would listen. I don't know that it will result in more readership, but a girl cannot ask for a more dedicated, more drunk friend than Amy.

Don't worry about any of these occurrences affecting the content of this site in anyway. It will continue to be as creepy and irrelevant as ever.

FireHelmetGuy is also even more dead to me than ever because evidently he was around the entire freaking team and did not come drag me by the hair to say hello. Although I would have been very nervous and not stopped talking and probably would have been flinging my hands around wildly and someone would have been hurt. Still, if my apartment was on fire, would he send me a text message and if I didn't answer just leave it at that, or would he break down my door and carry me to safety? I feel like these two scenarios are of equal importance.

I know that I seem scary, but I promise you I am not. (FHG is the only person who need be afraid...) I met some young hockey fans last night that are now my good buddies. Bruce's son and I discussed our favorite players. I asked him who his favorites are and he said "JCON and MCON." I cannot argue with that. Someday I will be DCON. Which is also a rodent control system. Hmm... that may come in handy later in the season. He also admitted that he liked Drew Akins, and Cody Danberg, and really if I had listed everyone on the team he would have said they were his favorites, too. I feel the same way.

At the game I ended up sitting next to another young man, probably a few years older than Bruce's son, who was a St. Cloud fan but also Kyle Schmidt's cousin so pro-UMD. I was a little confused because everyone in his group seemed to be wearing tUMD stuff but yet were also St. Cloud fans. I couldn't figure out what was going on there. But we talked during the games about hockey and other things. He really wanted the Gophers to lose so we helped out with the "Let's Go Mavericks!" cheering. Sadly, it was to no avail.

Okay, okay, who cares. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE GAME.

I was so nervous beforehand because I didn't know what was going to happen. We started off cruising and then hit a bit of a skid last weekend in Anchorage. I didn't know if that was the beginning of a slide or if it was just a temporary setback. Obviously winning one game, though in decisive fashion, isn't going to perfectly predict what will happen even next weekend, but let's just say I feel a lot more confident about zooming into Denver with some momentum.

The downside to waiting so long to write this recap is the details of the game are fading a bit. This wouldn't be a problem IF THE GAME HAD BEEN TELEVISED. I could have watched it again and it would have been like having 2 games this weekend! The upside to it not being on TV is on the off-chance I got caught on camera yelling.

I love games where I can stop stressing. Once we took a 3-0 lead I stopped stressing. Obviously a 3-0 lead with a full period and then some to go is not necessarily safe, but it isn't stress-inducing. The 4th goal with less than a minute to go in the period definitely made me relax. This was a game where everything worked: penalty kill, power play, 5 on 5, goaltending, offense, defence, me being there, etc. I don't have anything negative to say AT ALL and I'm happy that my emergency switch of my birthday game paid off! Thanks, guys! AND the Curry jersey is UNDEFEATED!!!

I guess I lied and won't be talking about the game. But rest assured, there will be great things to come this week!

The Numbers
Wins until we equal last season's total: 8! (Finally updating this number!)
Points until we equal last season's total: 20! (Glorious!)

My Guys
MacGregor Sharp: 10! (Hooray!)
Jack Connolly: 7! (Almost had a goal but Weslosky made a killer save!)
Michael Gergen: 2 (Some good chances though!)
Rob Bordson: 0 (Does get an honorary point for having to put up with LGM!)

Freshmen
Mike Connolly: 9!
Jack Connolly: 7!
Scott Kishel: 0
Brady Lamb: 0 (Let's Go Mavs's and WinTwins's new favorite Bulldog!)
Travis Oleksuk: 0
David Grun: 0

On Notice:
Rob Bordson
Jay Cascalenda
Mike Montgomery
Kyle Schmidt
Alex Stalock

Goals Only
Cody Danberg
Michael Gergen
Trent Palm

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw Drew Aikins used one of your Toughman Alaska photos and used it as his Facebook profile picture.

hahaha, just thought you should know

Runninwiththedogs said...

Of course he did! That really happened, you know...

Thanks for the tip!

Runninwiththedogs said...

Just curious, which one was it?

burbstyle said...

The first one...

Runninwiththedogs said...

That one is really the only one that I did an ok job on.

Why am I always the last one to know?

Fire Helmet Guy #26 said...

I sent you a text, what else did you want!? It's not like I knew where you were where I could come drag you by the hair to see them. Besides that, you would have had the risk of getting hit by Kronicks chin!!!!! NO ONE deserves that....not even you! lol

LetsGoMavs said...

"You could not as for a more drunk friend than Amy". HA! VERY true. That was just a mess...and by "that" I mean ME!

I totally forgot telling Zach's dad that you think he's sexy. Too funny!

I think my PR will work because Brady promised to tell all of the Bulldogs to read it. He will probably do it out of fear that I'll hunt him down again and start talking to him!! :)

LetsGoMavs said...

Oh, and I think both Rob and Brady deserve TWO points for putting up with me. They were good sports, though I think that Rob kid is petrified of me! Ha. Good times:)

SIOUX 7 said...

If I was a UMD or SCSU fan this past saturday, I would be absolutely livid. You have a first annual "Minnesota College Hockey Showcase" and the people at FSN do not broadcast the first game. In its place they showed a poker game, honestly, poker is not a sport. I think FSN should go back to MSN (Minnesota "aka golden gopher" Sports Nazi's) since they don't want to show a sport that doesn't feature the Gophers.

Runninwiththedogs said...

I think the larger issue was why the Gophers had their band, cheerleaders, and mascot at an "away" game.