02 January 2009

Say What?

tUMD 2, Riverhacks 1

Greetings one and all from the Sha-na-na Shaniqua Shillelagh Tournament! And that's pronounced Sha-lay-lee, not Shi-lih-log. Who knew?

We had fun. A lot of fun. I'm not sure what to write about this game because I was too busy with other things. There were A LOT more Bulldogs fans there than I thought would be there, but there should have been more! It's not a far drive at all. My car looks almost white because of all the crap the Wisconsin roads threw onto it. Yet ANOTHER reason to hate Wisconsin!!!!

This tournament started out on a VERY poor note because it cost $20 to park. $20!!! I mean, for reals, what are they THINKING???? I mean, at the Metrodome, the closest parking for TWINS games is only $20. INSANE. The Sears Centre is robbing people blind. No offense to actual blind people.

Then the tournament got VERY poor because UML scored first on the power play. I missed it because I was talking to the person in front of me about... something. He asked me a question and I was answering it, and the goal occurred. He apologized but I said "I wasn't interested in seeing it anyway." There was a replay. Bleah. Fortunately, Sheriff Andrew Carroll got us back to even and I felt more comfortable again.

The announcer was struggling to pronounce some of our players's names correctly. Akins is always a hard one for people; they call him Ackins or Atkins or something odd like that. We decided during the second period that we should move because #1 we needed some place where we could act stupid and stand and not bother anyone, and #2 we needed to help out the announcer. For example, when the power play ended, we helped out by yelling "UMD is at FULL STRENGTH!" and then he didn't announce second goal so I screamed "WHO SCORED THE GOAL??" and he yelled "DO YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU PERSONALLY???" and I yelled back "YES!!!" and he yelled back "JUSTIN FONTAINE!!" and I responded with "HOBEY FONTAINE!!!" But shhh. We're flying below the radar. Then we found out the announcer's name was Nick and told him how to pronounce Gergen (he was saying it "Jer Jin") and we were all friends.

In the third period we went and sat in what were evidently the "club" seats and annoyed some people, but whatever. We gave the goalie all we had and he was laughing and kept looking at us. I can't wait to see him tomorrow in the Union-UML game.

All in all there wasn't much to report. It was not a very exciting game and we played rather flatly, but since the guys hadn't played a game since the Tech series, it was not a big deal. I know they are going to come out SMOKING against Notre Dame and their fish-face, giant-eared coach and his earpiece assistant.

We stayed for the Union-Notre Dame game and acted just as stupid at that game. Nick the Announcer threw a t-shirt at us and InebriatedMike tried to get it and missed, but knocked me over in the process. I have a giant bruise on my leg because he knocked me into the armrest between us (which didn't have a cupholder, which was INCREDIBLY annoying).

Good times. Great times even. More good times tomorrow!!! GO DOGS!!!!!!!!!

The Numbers
Wins until we equal last season's total: 4 (NC)
Points until we equal last season's total: 8 (NC)

My Guys
MacGregor Sharp: 20!!!!!
Jack Connolly: 13
Michael Gergen: 8!!!!!
Rob Bordson: 0

Freshmen
Mike Connolly: 16!!!!!!!
Jack Connolly: 13
David Grun: 0
Scott Kishel: 0
Brady Lamb: 0
Travis Oleksuk: 0 (But back in action!!!!)

On Notice:
Rob Bordson
Jay Cascalenda
Matt Greer
Alex Stalock

Goals Only
Drew Akins
Mike Connolly
Cody Danberg
Michael Gergen
Mike Montgomery
Trent Palm

3 comments:

LetsGoMavs said...

What the hell?!?! No mention of the hottness around you? SLACKER!! Did you work up the courage to grab his butt? :) Ha Ha.

LetsGoMavs said...

Oh yeah, sorry you guys lost the big game. At least you got to go to Chicago. I love Chicago!

Runninwiththedogs said...

He was sitting, so grabbing his butt would have been difficult. Not impossible, though. I should have tried harder.