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Jon
10-10-2010, 12:04 PM
We've had this discussion before. This poster is not a Northeastern fan.

His impression of a fifty year old PC fan is spot on. Except that a 50 year old PC fan would have given up by now.

TommyNoblesIsLife
10-10-2010, 12:32 PM
Just a reminder to everyone. We are liveblogging both games at The Boston Hockey Blog (http://thebostonhockeyblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/ice-breaker-live-blog-consolation-and.html)

Tater
10-10-2010, 12:57 PM
That's a pretty nice lineup. 3 of the teams I hate/respect the most. :D


What do you have against Air Force??!! :confused:


:cool:

IcyDan
10-10-2010, 01:07 PM
Anyone else having issues (again) with the PPV broadcast. After all the issues the other night, tried logging on again and not is says it is access not authorized. Hopefully it will fix itself as the games get closer, but this whole experience has been a joke .. poor audio and video quality, and #^%@#^% customer service.

Same issue (though I didn't have a problem on friday). This is garbage.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-10-2010, 01:25 PM
I have to leave for my own hockey games in a few and Mr. JJfP was going to use a video capture program to record the ND game while I play my 2 games. I thought I'd get to watch the first 2 periods of the UW-HC game, then go play and come home and watch the ND game. Unless those technical glitches get solved, I get to come home to him simply recapping the game from the radio call. :mad:

I hate technology.

SteveF
10-10-2010, 04:48 PM
who the heck is summerhayes?

Jacques Joubert
10-10-2010, 05:38 PM
A good start. Very good.

Hopefully the D tightens up a bit.

ComoSeDiceHockey
10-10-2010, 06:00 PM
I think Wisconsin is still a light year behind Miami of Ohio (and probably North Dakota, too) when it comes to bending over in front of the Boston pain train. :)

I don't know, that 2006 NCAA final was some pretty sweet pain inflicted on BC by Wisconisn

IrishHockeyFan
10-10-2010, 10:59 PM
Congrats to BU on the hardware. Kept playing to the buzzer each period and good results followed for them.

Now for the rant. Someone needs to explain to me though how these tournaments can be considered a success when there are maybe 1000 people in a building built for over 19000. The atmosphere is brutal. Is it really that important to play games in NHL buildings as Jackson speaks of? If so, why? You get to experience an NHL type arena in your conference tournament, certainly in the CCHA. If I want my team exposed to a raucous "tournament" type crowd I'd rather have them trek to some in-season tourney and face the host team in Yost, or the Kohl Center or the the Ralph (or maybe host one ourselves someday in the Compton Center) than have them skate around a near empty arena where 75% of the people who ARE there seem to not give a whit about any of the participating teams. The atmosphere at some of these things is worse by leaps and bounds than even the poorly attended NCAA regionals.

OK, rant over. I'm happy -- for the most part -- with the way my team played, and congrats to the Terriers. Maybe we'll see you again down the road.

WeWantMore
10-10-2010, 11:01 PM
To continue the rant: If you are going to host it at an NHL arena, how about making sure you have access to some video technology?!

slurpees
10-10-2010, 11:33 PM
To continue the rant: If you are going to host it at an NHL arena, how about making sure you have access to some video technology?!

and make sure to tell them not to show replays during live play :mad:
and make sure to put it in an NHL arena somewhat sort of near one of the schools playing so it's not a ghost town!
and make sure the championship game isn't on a sunday up against the NFL in an NFL city!

Federal League
10-11-2010, 12:33 AM
Congrats to BU on the hardware. Kept playing to the buzzer each period and good results followed for them.

Now for the rant. Someone needs to explain to me though how these tournaments can be considered a success when there are maybe 1000 people in a building built for over 19000. The atmosphere is brutal. Is it really that important to play games in NHL buildings as Jackson speaks of? If so, why? You get to experience an NHL type arena in your conference tournament, certainly in the CCHA. If I want my team exposed to a raucous "tournament" type crowd I'd rather have them trek to some in-season tourney and face the host team in Yost, or the Kohl Center or the the Ralph (or maybe host one ourselves someday in the Compton Center) than have them skate around a near empty arena where 75% of the people who ARE there seem to not give a whit about any of the participating teams. The atmosphere at some of these things is worse by leaps and bounds than even the poorly attended NCAA regionals.

OK, rant over. I'm happy -- for the most part -- with the way my team played, and congrats to the Terriers. Maybe we'll see you again down the road.


To continue the rant: If you are going to host it at an NHL arena, how about making sure you have access to some video technology?!


and make sure to tell them not to show replays during live play :mad:
and make sure to put it in an NHL arena somewhat sort of near one of the schools playing so it's not a ghost town!
and make sure the championship game isn't on a sunday up against the NFL in an NFL city!

And don't be afraid to set up press box internet that's compatible with Macs. Or hire another IT guy in case the one IT guy you do have can't make it to the tournament championship.

sterlippo1
10-11-2010, 09:45 AM
I don't know, that 2006 NCAA final was some pretty sweet pain inflicted on BC by Wisconisn

hit the post!!!!!!!!!!!! :( :eek: Bucky was clearly the better team though

2006 Champs
10-11-2010, 09:57 AM
To continue the rant: If you are going to host it at an NHL arena, how about making sure you have access to some video technology?!

I was there for both WI games. Replay was horrific! They couldn't/wouldn't show any of the replays from the 3rd period of WI vs BU. All we saw was a great video of the refs trading Pokemon cards. Yeah great job!! You have the time to put up some of your own canned video funny, but can't show what the discussion is about?

Speaking of which, the 5 minute dissertation to each coach when a penalty was called on Friday night was borderline incompetent!

I thought the venue was fine, it's only 6 hours for WI or ND. East coasters have a long way to go, but... The big problem was Friday-Sunday games. Not good planning!!

Timothy A
10-11-2010, 12:45 PM
The refs won the UW, BU game. Atrocious. Eastern bias?

I read the refs were CCHA, which is still east of WI, though not quite as far east as one would have thought. The CCHA plays pansy style like Hawky East, so it stil hurt UW.

Everything that I have read is the 2 non-goals late in the 3rd UW scored against BU were actually goals.

slurpees
10-11-2010, 12:55 PM
I read the refs were CCHA, which is still east of WI, though not quite as far east as one would have thought. The CCHA plays pansy style like Hawky East, so it stil hurt UW.

Everything that I have read is the 2 non-goals late in the 3rd UW scored against BU were actually goals.

you'd mix in well with the proletariat lowell fans.

IrishHockeyFan
10-11-2010, 01:25 PM
I read the refs were CCHA, which is still east of WI, though not quite as far east as one would have thought. The CCHA plays pansy style like Hawky East, so it stil hurt UW.

Everything that I have read is the 2 non-goals late in the 3rd UW scored against BU were actually goals.

Let me guess, everything you have read is the sour grapes postings of other Wisconsin fans? :rolleyes:

WeWantMore
10-11-2010, 01:50 PM
Let me guess, everything you have read is the sour grapes postings of other Wisconsin fans? :rolleyes:


If the BU announcers who evidently were pretty skeptical of the contact to the head penalty on Smith were closet Wisconsin fans, then yes.

sweatpants
10-11-2010, 04:00 PM
and make sure to tell them not to show replays during live play :mad:


Anybody catch the clip they threw in the broadcast with the referees playing Pokeman when the Badgers called timeout toward the end of Friday's game. I thought it was hilarious, but just weird that would throw that in there out of the blue.

bigus
10-11-2010, 07:22 PM
Let me guess, everything you have read is the sour grapes postings of other Wisconsin fans? :rolleyes:

FWIW, on sports radio in Wisconsin they said there was video released of both non-goals, and that the Zengerle "kick in" appeared to be a goal and not directed in with a kicking motion because he never saw the puck, which I'll take a pass on because it's a judgment call and whatever the ref decides is usually fine, and that the slap shot that "hit the post" actually hit the back of the net, which is sort of unforgivable. I assume radio personalities aren't making up bald faced lies.