The Case for the League to make History

Since he first game to Pittsburgh Phil Kessel has been under the scrutiny of some of the finest hockey minded media types on the planet. He has been called out for his lack of regular season scoring, or something. His point per game pace in the playoffs was deemed unacceptable by people forgetting that the team had not been eliminated yet. It’s even been suggested that an assistant coach is the main reason Kessel has had the success he has in Pittsburgh, and that he will suck next season. The one thing that isn’t talked enough about Phil Kessel, especially during the offseason, is his sister being a torch carrier for women’s hockey and for the struggling NWHL. Meet Amanda Kessel:

Amanda, along with the core group of girls that make up team USA were in the spotlight this year for putting what they believe in (equal rights for women, how dare they!) and threatening to boycott the National Championship tournament being held on US soil. In today’s culture we hear about things like this all the time, teachers going on strike for 2 days but then you hear nothing else about it, riots in the streets for 4 days but then another shooting happens so that’s where the news goes, etc. These women had the balls (sorry) to make this stand and not back down all the way up until USA Hockey caved in weeks before the tournament. A tournament that was punctuated by Team USA winning, further proving their point.

Womens hockey is never going to be as fast and physical as mens hockey, but that doesn’t mean it should be brushed under the rug. During the lockout I know I wasn’t the only one waking up at 3:30 AM EST to watch Malkin play for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, and some of that hockey was god awful. So why am I bringing this up now? Through conversations with friends I was reminded that Hilary Knight participated in Anaheim Ducks practice, which left players saying things like “she impressed me,” “she fit right in,” and “she stuck right with [us], even in the up tempo drills.” This stunt helped gain traction for the women’s hockey movement, and I think it is one the league should look into more which brings me back to Phil and Amanda.

Last year the NWHL held their 2nd annual All-Star game in Pittsburgh, a weekend event that mimicked the NHLs except they really went out of their way to include the fans and bring as many young girls onto or near the ice as possible. A friend of mine, Pat Damp of Pat and Leah have a hockey podcast, was given a media pass and said afterwards that the atmosphere created was phenomenal and the crowd support seemed like a NWHL and Pittsburgh fit is something meant to happen. It was curious of the league to host their All-Star game in a city they don’t have a team in, wasn’t it?

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The NWHL is returning to Pittsburgh, well Cranberry Township at least, for not just this clinic but also a regular season game at the same time. To me this seems like the NWHL is looking hard at Pittsburgh for being the next location of expansion, and after the reception the All-Star game received I think the city will accept this hypothetical team pretty well. They obviously won’t sell out PPG Paints Arena or anything, but I don’t think there will be a problem filling up the UPMC Mario Lemieux Sports Complex arena. So why in the hell did I start this post off making fun of Phil?

The Penguins are in a unique place right now because they have a top player in the mens league related to one of the best players in the womens league. We’ve seen Knight go through a practice with the Ducks, but what if the Penguins could do more? What if the Penguins had Amanda join them for training camp? Or even better yet a preseason game? Can you imagine the publicity that that gesture would get not only for the NWHL but also for the NHL. It would show that the NHL supports the women and what they are trying to do, and it would certainly gain the attention of national media. A woman playing in a professional men’s game. There is debate, and always will be debate, that a woman simply can’t play the game at the pace of men but it just isn’t true. Physically the mens game is tougher and I will never say that a 5’6″ 150 lb female should be getting hit by a 6’3″ 230 lb male, but in a preseason game where hitting can be monitored, I would love to see the league take this ballsy leap into the 21st century. In my high school league there were females that played and you knew which players were female and not to hit them open ice (there was also a douche with long hair on one team that avoided a lot of checks this way), but board play was fair game. Β I’m not saying it will happen because as J-Bot likes to say, “best sport, worst league,” but imagine the hype surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins vs the St. Louis Blues in the Kraft Hockeyville USA nationally televised preseason game if Amanda Kessel was lining up next to her brother. It would be an unprecedented move that could change everything for both leagues.


It was discussed with friends that if a NWHL team does come to Pittsburgh, bringing back the Pittsburgh Hornets should be automatic:

Switch these colors to the Pittsburgh Black and Yellow and it’s a match made in heaven, though I do like the look of the blue for a women’s team. Something is certainly in the works, and it would be a wasted opportunity not to capitalize on the sibling factor of the Kessel family.

  • SouthSideGeno

    WHALE CUM BACK DR.

    Nice lookin ‘post’ ya got there ; )

    • Rad88

      thank ya sir. Good to be back

      • Penguin in Houston

        Hola ya Mick!

  • Ungaba

    Go hockey babes!

    I have to be honest – I really don’t watch much unless I happen upon it. But when I did watch some of the last worlds, I thought it looked pretty good. Exciting and competitive at the very least. I have no way to gauge what kind of support a women’s team in the city would get, but even if it’s not a lot, it would be more exposure and that’s a good thing.

    I do, however, worry about players having to ‘know which players you can hit in open ice’. That’s changing the game because of who is playing it and I don’t see how that benefits anyone. Sheary is a tiny dude and could regularly get destroyed crossing through the NZ but he adjusts his game so that he doesn’t do that. Any smaller player should be doing the same, so that should go for females as well.

    I’m all for inclusion and it would definitely be cool to see talented women participate, but not if you have to change the game to get there.

    • Rad88

      Agree. That’s why I picked the Kraft game, because that thing is mostly for show anyways and barely resembles a NHL caliber game

  • RadioBirdman79
    • Rad88

      Heaven

    • Ungaba

      Just wait until we get to the mom jokes…

    • SouthSideGeno

      NEW GUY ALERT!!!

      WHALE CUM

    • Ungaba

      VVVV.Pens.hockey – the only Penguins blog with a doctor on staff.

      And a blawgczar, several ‘Artists’, a few salty ol’ peckers, a handful of babes, a couple of dik-rippers, a few Kanadun whackados, several stats nerds, some excellent musicians, one unfeeling b0t, a Finnish Larry, a transplant from Brazil, and one babbling older brother who likes Twizzlers.

      • RadioBirdman79

        But no AKUS right….? Right??

        • Ungaba

          Sadly, no. She abandoned us.

          • RadioBirdman79
          • Ungaba
          • RadioBirdman79
          • RadioBirdman79

            No seriously…… so this place is another spin of of tPb huh?

          • RadioBirdman79

            None of the names look familiar….. unless some of you guys changed them

          • Ungaba

            I have the same name but I was only around TPB for about a year before the Purge.

          • I was around way back when in TPB with Stapler n’at but I was a douche and I have no idea what my name was back then

          • Rad88

            “was a douche” please strike this from the record and replace with “am a douche”

          • Was on the level or perhaps worse than Hibbits

          • Rad88

            yikes haha

          • Ungaba

            There is no way at all that you were worse than Hibbits. Just isn’t possible.

          • SouthSideGeno

            I used to be PENGENO back in the tPB daze

          • lauriruu

            Pen stood for pension?

          • SouthSideGeno

            Acronym for Porn Errey Night

          • HawtDoge

            Mine involved “Sak” witch is what most people called me so I changed the fug outta that

          • lauriruu

            Hi Sak!

          • SouthSideGeno

            HI HawtSAK : D

          • HawtDoge

            This I can deal with actually….

          • lauriruu

            HawtDogeSak

          • HawtDoge

            No no no no… WALK THAT BACK SIR! πŸ˜€

          • Rad88

            yes, we started last offseason after tPb management rubbed some peeps the wrong way and @brendan had this url purchase for a get rich quick scheme. Much like jobberdy, we all jumped ship, especially once their commenting system switched to facebook live

          • RadioBirdman79

            Jobberdy…… there is no Jobberdy

            http://i.imgur.com/QNkg4jP.gif

          • Ungaba

            To be clear: they didn’t rub ME enough, so I left. Now I get Wexford hannies on demand!

    • hey buddy, glad to have you stop over!

  • PenguinPelts

    I don’t particularly care about any women’s sports, but I even more so don’t care that me saying that these days means I’m a chauvinist. Having a women’s team in a certain city won’t change that opinion.

    • Ungaba

      Our Cali-salty-pecker chimes in!

      50 points for complete honesty.

  • PenguinPelts

    Also, I want to back up a bit about that 50 Greatest Russian Players list: Gonchar is not in the Top 10. Sorry, but tis true.

    • Rad88

      What spot was he in? The fact that he is a good defender from Russia is enough to crack the top 20 in my opinion

      • Ungaba

        That got me to thinking… I would like to see a list of ALL Russian NHLers. Maybe there aren’t really that many and he really deserves inclusion based on that?

      • PenguinPelts

        I would listen to that argument, but not Top 10. He was listed as #9, over players like Larionov, Makarov, and Konstantinov. Basically, the Wizards of Ov were all better than Gonchar.

      • happyrobot

        He’s clearly number 51

  • This is sad. NWHL’s website is a joke, it doesn’t even have a .com (i’m guessing it was compromised and they cant afford to buy it) so they’re fucking .zone. Ridiculous.

    I would LOVE to watch NWHL but not during NHL season, the same goes for the KHL and similar leagues.

    If the NWHL played during the summer and NBCsports and ROOT showed that I would have it on every other day and I think I’d even like to make gamedays for them. Seems to make the most sense to do something like that for getting new fans and expanding the sport.

    That and dropping names like “Buffalo Beauts”

    • Rad88

      That is a great idea. Or if they insist on the winter they should have their games at times where NHL games shouldn’t be, like noon and 3 on the weekends. Then if your team is playing Saturday night at 7 and you get home a little early, turn it on and watch some hockey before hand.
      But I think playing in the summer would be great, especially if their championship is in like October/November when the NHL is pointless

      • Yeah, I say the summer because by the end of the week during the regular NHL season I’m hockeyed out. I love going to Otters games but I don’t have it in me to listen or watch them. But we have a zillion off days in the summer to do nothing but work (boooo) and comment on here. How great would it be if we had actual games to follow and memes to make from them

        • Rad88

          Agree completely. And yeah, “Beauts” is a horrible name

          • Ungaba

            Nicknames are tricky, and are where the real sexism comes in. ‘We want something cool but it should still tell people that girls are playing – you know, something ‘girly’!’

            Why? Buffalo Destroyers would be just fine by me.

            But while we’re on the topic, is there ANY chance they can play in bikinis?

          • the “WNHL” is enough to tell people girls are playing, though

            It’s like calling mens teams “the Harrisburg bench presses”

          • “The Newark Talking About Cars”

          • HawtDoge

            The Baltimore “What do you mean you don’t know what you want to eat?’s”, DOUBLE SEXIST

          • lauriruu

            Oh… the W is not for white. TIL

          • HawtDoge

            “Harrisburg Hog Hangers” is what I would name a team round these parts if I had a team to name…

          • Andy PepPep

            LHL?

          • lauriruu

            Lactating… Really?

          • Ungaba

            Andy’s a pig, you knew this.

          • Andy PepPep

            “lovely”

      • lauriruu

        Early games are horrible because that forces us Europeans (i.e.) to watch NHL games at prime time. Simply unnatural. Between 2 and 5 in the night is sooo much better.

    • Andy PepPep

      How about the website is girls.hockey

      • HawtDoge

        W…
        W…
        W…

        !

  • Discovered this band from our new friend @Dont_Worry_About_It_Bro:disqus

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkKiZ9VSD6U

    pretty rad

    • lauriruu

      Purty rad indeed

    • RadioBirdman79

      I’ve been Birdman79 on tPb since like 2008, the first cup run. And several derivations here and there.

      Also, sometimes taken the moniker Zoltan79 for Summer/Bucco Blog, Or even Byrdman79 at times.

      I also hate punk…. like original punk…..Misfits, Ramones, Sex Pistols (come at me)

      I don’t mind 90’s nu punk (sic) or Ska Punk. Green Day, Offspring, Rancid, Bosstones, etc….

      And I was doing some Googling and came across this band….. they suck, but I like the name.

      • lauriruu

        Which parts are bird and which man?

      • All of those original bands + the one I posted/your username are way better than Offspring and BOSSTONES?! uggggh

        • But check out the Steinways if you haven’t before. I love them and they’re up that pop-punk alley

        • RadioBirdman79

          See…. those 90’s bads aren’t really “punk”. Just kind of punk

          • Ungaba

            Eff punk

          • SouthSideGeno

            hahaha…daon sugar-coat yer feels

          • Ungaba

            Amen. Why bother? Classic rock, skip punk, skip the 80’s (mostly), then grunge and throw in some alt stuff along the way. But punk is garbage.

          • Grunge is way way worse than punk

          • Ungaba

            Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Soundgarden (to name a few) are ‘way way worse’ than Misfits, Ramones, Sex Pistols? Frk and no.

            How do you even walk and chew gum at the same time?

          • Pearl Jam sucks, Nirvana is boring because of how overplayed they got and Soundgarden (i think) is terrible and boring.

            Punk sucks after you turn like 20 or so, I wouldn’t casually listen to it anymore, but there’s a lot of off-shoot genres of punk that are way more enjoyable than any of those grunge bands imo

          • Ungaba

            It’s cool, bro – I don’t even mind that you’re wrong!

          • PenguinPelts

            I will back you up 24/7 on this, grunge is garbage, especially Nirvana. But I still listen to punk every day. It’s my go to.

          • Ungaba

            OK, so this will definitely be considered ‘outta left field’ from Mr. Pelts. Jeezus. I figured you only listen to Big Band!

          • PenguinPelts

            I get down on big band, but punk is my go to. It’s my first love. Plus, I have worked and partied with members from basically every band mentioned right now on this subject.

          • Oh yeah, well Jeff Rosenstock gave me a jacket

          • Ungaba

            If I had done shots with the Ramones, I’d be biased too.

            As it stands, however, I can only look from afar and judge their music for the garbage that it is.

            But it takes all kinds.

          • I went through several years of my life where I listened to nothing but first wave ska/reggae and punk and all that jazz so I have a big soft spot for it but I can’t imagine sitting here pushing pixels and “smashing the state” or whatever, I dunno how you do it

          • lauriruu

            There’s still some great grunge left. Right, Ung?
            https://youtu.be/T3rXdeOvhNE

          • Ungaba

            Frk and no. I have my limits.

            I also like Mozart and Rachmaninov, wanna fight about it???

          • PenguinPelts
          • lauriruu

            Why? They’re great? True original punks of music

          • RadioBirdman79

            ^^I’m not sure what this is supposed to be^^

          • RadioBirdman79

            Grunge (which is a word that doesn’t mean anything anyway), is mainly used to describe the Seattle Sound from the late 80’s into the mid 90’s.

            Mother Love Bone, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Screaming Trees, etc…

          • RadioBirdman79

            And to a lesser extent, Blind Melon, Candlebox, Smashing Pumpkins, STP, and the Toadies.

          • RadioBirdman79

            Creed and Nickleback were commercialized copycats that came along 15-20 years post. Having nothing to do with the scene or time period.

          • RadioBirdman79

            They were fringe parts of the worst rock genre of all time….. Nu Metal….

          • PenguinPelts

            The only song titled “Photograph” that matters.
            https://youtu.be/VZ5bS3_BCDs

          • RadioBirdman79

            ^^THIS^^

          • RadioBirdman79
          • Ungaba

            Thank god I have an ally in this.

          • PenguinPelts
          • PenguinPelts

            This is my reaction to you saying punk is garbage.

          • Ungaba

            No shit? I thought you just liked Lays Wavy potato chips.

      • PenguinPelts

        How do you hate all of the bands that inspired or were ripped off by the bands you like?

        • RadioBirdman79

          Maybe inspired by…. but sounds NOTHING like Punk. And that’s a good thing

          • PenguinPelts

            I think we have different definitions of what punk is.

          • Ungaba

            Sex Pistols = punk, also = garbage, but I think they’re the Patron Saint of Punk Bands, no?

          • PenguinPelts

            Oh good Lord, please check yourself before you wreck yourself. Malcolm McLaren sold the “image” of punk with the Sex Pistols, but the Velvet Underground, New York Dolls, Ramones, Television, Richard Hell, Iggy and the Stooges, MC5, and so on and so forth, were the punk bands way before the Pistols came along.

          • Ungaba

            WWII era punk, then? πŸ˜‰

            Also, I love you mixing in the hip hop reference. That was fun.

          • PenguinPelts

            I’m a time traveler. You got me. Secrets out.

      • Midnight Rider

        Birdman! Welcome!

  • Andy PepPep

    A man in the 50th percentile of ability can jump higher, lift more, and run faster than over 97% of women.

    While I’m all for females working to achieve their goals (especially now that I have a daughter), I really don’t want to see one get injured or embarrassed. Putting women on the ice with men trying to earn a spot on a professional team or in a preseason game, where fights are more common than regular season games, is just a woefully bad idea.

      • Ungaba

        This was great.

    • Andy PepPep

      That being said, having a section of the skills competition for women would be interesting to watch.

    • Ungaba

      I agree with the general premise, but I think that, in the interest of ‘raising awareness’, having co-ed participation for a ‘marquee’ pre-season game like the one @notRad88:disqus mentions would serve a purpose.

      • Andy PepPep

        So would they ban checking? And slap shots? And scrums in the corners?

        Does the NHL have any vested interest in the nwhl? I know the NBA has millions invested in the WNBA.

  • lauriruu
    • PenguinPelts

      That kid is less durable than a condom made in Albania.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        frk you! Albanian condoms are the shiz…they’re made from depleted uranium and the tears of aristocrats.

    • PensPointsYourMom

      #howNolanPatrickgotdaherbes

      • lauriruu

        PHILADELPHIA — now in theatres everywhere.

        • SouthSideGeno

          You spelled Philtydelphia wrong ; )

    • Andy PepPep

      His face infection will fit nicely with his team full of prostate infections.

    • SouthSideGeno

      Too many D strikes to the cheeks?

    • Ungaba

      He’s literally a dirty boy.

      Phlyurs gunna phly

      • Penguin in Houston

        Got Philthitis

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Parayko resigned for 5 years at 5.5 per. Gotta think the Schultz deal had more than a little impact on that number.

    • Ungaba

      Parayko is arguably better than Schultz, too. Younger, right? (too lazy to check).

      Anyway, Hockey Twitter has been banging this drum for a week or so, saying that he was worth way more than what they were offering. Glad they came to terms.

  • PenguinPelts

    Can we at least all agree that country music is just full blown dog shit?

    • Ungaba

      Yes. Yes we can.

    • ‘cept for Hank Williams

      • PenguinPelts

        Correct. The only three country singers that matter are named Hank, Johnny, and Patsy.

        • Ungaba

          Willie is kind of fun too.

          • HawtDoge

            There’s lots of exceptions, but the rule still remains πŸ˜€

    • SouthSideGeno

      99% agree…always the exception and I’d say COW shit butt yuh

    • lauriruu

      Nope.

      • SouthSideGeno

        DEAL’s OFF…ya hick

        • HawtDoge

          He doesn’t really know the full blown nature of the beast that those of us here in the ‘Merican trenches have to deal with erreyday, cut him some slack πŸ˜€

          • lauriruu

            You mean that generic pop music that dudes in cowboy hats are strumming away on the beds of a pickup trucks?

          • HawtDoge

            and the PEOPLE that listen to that stuff here, and how they behave in public and private. Have you heard of either of The Great Pittsburgh Kenny Chesney Trash-a-lanches?

          • lauriruu

            I have not!

    • UlfSammySon

      OLD country music rules. New pop country………. Not So Much.

      • PenguinPelts

        Which begs the question that the new shit should not be labeled as country to begin with. Because, you know, it’s shit.

        • HawtDoge

          Yeah, it should be called “bullshit pop rock with someone doing a parody vocal of a real country artist, and possibly some sort of also bullshit almost-rap”

  • Anyone else watching OJ?

    • SouthSideGeno

      McCain has brain cancer

      • Ungaba

        Shame. If there’s anybody that didn’t deserve cancer it’s that guy. He’s been through so much.

        Whoever convinced him to pick Palin as his running mate should be shot.

        • HawtDoge

          What if… he convinced HIMSELF?

          • Ungaba

            Then I’m glad he didn’t win.

          • HawtDoge

            REASONABLE! πŸ˜€

        • Right? Who would want to vote for such an empty headed dunce with no backbone

          • HawtDoge

            *the tension builds*

          • HawtDoge

            Man, no response… I had a RATM video all cued up and errything…

            Ok, if you insist, I’ll do a mock-up…

            “SOMETHING SOMETHING POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE SOMETHING SOMETHING TRUMP SOMETHING SOMETHING!”

            and then I post..
            πŸ˜€
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g_MNpS9hM0&feature=youtu.be&t=29m24s

            And then one side or the other tries to use that RATM concert as ammo for some kind of point and then I’m all…
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93ecb9d569d0d4f5c9cc67afdcfa5bc0d01e170c539294476b1ca3a892d9b744.gif
            …as the comments role in.

            But it looks like we’ve all grown up, and maybe… just maybe, learned a little about each other AND… ourselves.

            Praise Jebus.

            (PS: I don’t have any work to do and am losing my mind in the basement again)

          • Ungaba

            I needed to add a category for ‘basement dwelling fishermen whackado’ in your honor but forgot.

          • HawtDoge

            I’M SO PROUND AND DISAPPOINTING RN

          • Ungaba

            I’m just saying McCain could have won if he’d had a running mate worth a damn.

            Also, Obama was shitting all over McCain back during that campaign, but now he’s a hero. I get it, campaign talk, but it’s still funny to me.

          • I was making/missing a joke about Trump being equally airheaded and horrible

          • Ungaba

            (I know)

          • (oh)

          • HawtDoge
          • SouthSideGeno

            First time for erreything I guess…back on the meds?

    • Ungaba

      No, eff OJ. I hope he dies horribly.

  • Ungaba

    Linkin Park guy hung himself. That sucks, but based on, I dunno, ALL of his lyrics, he was pretty messed up in the head.

    • speaking of bad music

      • Ungaba

        Some of it was OK to listen to, as long as you ignored the lyrics.

    • Ungaba

      Interesting coincidence: today is Chris Cornell’s birthday.

      And for all you grunge haters out there, if you even attempt for one moment to argue that Cornell wasn’t an amazing singer I will find you and punch you, hard, in the jimmies.

      • lauriruu

        Chris Cornell was a great singer.

      • UlfSammySon

        And I’ll kick you while you’re down!

      • PenguinPelts

        All I’m going to say is that the grunge members are all dying and yet the punks are still living. And most of them with Hep C. So what does that tell you?

        • UlfSammySon

          Crust till Dust, man.

        • Ungaba

          Grunge was born from heroin.

          • RadioBirdman79

            Eddie is the only front man left….

          • UlfSammySon

            We played a house show in Cleveland last weekend. It was insane. People doing coke on the dining room table. Some guy just walking around naked. I didn’t see heroin, but it doesn’t mean it wasn’t there…

          • Andy PepPep

            That’s happening in every house in Cleveland. Right now.

          • UlfSammySon

            Truth

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Be fair…like 65% of all American music was born from heroin.

          • HawtDoge

            possibly more like 90% if you include all opiates… I mean, Jazz and Blues… c’mon right?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            its like you guys haven’t seen the movie “Ray” starring Oscar winner Jaymie Foxx.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Like 90% of popular music yes. But I was including Christian Rock, John Phillip Susa/pre-herion genres, orchestral, musak, light jazz, and other genres which suck. (hint: they suck because the musicians aren’t on heroin).

          • Heroin epidemic is at an all time high, as is horrible music

          • Ungaba

            Coincidence??????

          • HawtDoge

            I think total the volume of music is at an all-time high, and as the overall volume increases, the proportion of shit does as well. So there’s more overall music being made, but a greater proportion is shit.

            On the flip side, I would argue there MIGHT be more “good” music (not necessarily instant-classic stuff, but good) being produced today, but that is only a result of the ease with which music can be produced, and the lower barrier to entry. And also, it seems to get harder and harder to find the good stuff, or maybe I’m just getting old πŸ˜€

            ***please not this opinion is based on neither fact, no research

    • PensPointsYourMom

      That’s a poor choice for a means of suicide.

      • SouthSideGeno

        Maybe it was a fappen assident?

        • PensPointsYourMom

          #RIPKWAICHANGCAINE

          • Ungaba

            #huh?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I guess you didn’t watch Kung Fu

          • SouthSideGeno

            #kungfubetterthantvbatman

    • Andy PepPep

      How derivative. Which guy- the one who couldn’t sing or the one that couldn’t rap?

  • So I just bought WNHL.hockey

    • Ungaba

      Wow. That really must have been a helluva raise!

      • stickonpuck.com

        • Ungaba

          You’re deranged. That’s why we love you.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            related to this thread…the WNHL jerseys are frking badass…I want one, but you know I have other shit to spend money on.

          • SouthSideGeno

            *rehab, moar drugs…rehab, moar drugs…

        • HawtDoge

          Are you a Mason yet?

    • Andy PepPep

      Rich get richer

      • I’m thinking about doing the right thing and forwarding it to their website

        • Andy PepPep

          You can write it off as a charitable donation to the less fortunate.

  • dude this OJ shit is fascinating

    • he just walked out and the news cut out then he walked back in and he’s ranting about ice cream or something

      • Andy PepPep

        Sounds like the actions of an insane person

        • holy shit the parole commissioner just said he has no prior convictions and he’s a community role model and voted to grant his parole

          • and OJ is free in a few months. Such bullshit

          • HawtDoge

            The whole thing is just so wacky, that’s not the right word, but the only one I can think of

          • Criminal. Atrocious? A major step backward for women’s rights?

          • Ungaba

            Why women’s right? Has nothing to do with anything.

            Next you’ll say it’s about race…

          • Well, he did repeatedly beat his ex-wife, and it’s on the record with evidence, and never had to own up for any of it, including you know, murdering her.

          • Women’s rights = having repercussions for getting beaten up many times

          • Ungaba

            Oh, gotcha – so you’re saying all the terrible shit he did to her BEFORE he, you know, murdered her. OK.

          • Yeah the murder is nbd

          • HawtDoge

            Legally, yeah, NBD

          • Andy PepPep

            The evidence and facts of the case were clearly racist.

          • lauriruu

            RASSIS GLOVE!

          • lauriruu

            Didn’t OJ win that big race they had on the freeway?

          • HawtDoge
          • lauriruu

            This looks fun! Hello, Penelope Pitstop!

            Also, wacky!

          • Ungaba

            I remember watching the original chase like it was yesterday. Summer of 94 and I was living in Louisville. From the moment you saw that EVERYONE knew he was guilty, but they turned it into ‘us v. them’ and that was the end of it.

            It’s also sad and disgusting that ESPN is talking about this story. It’s NOT sports related, AT ALL, but they have it on the front page.

          • Have you seen FX’s The People Vs OJ? It was really good

          • Ungaba

            That’s what I hear, but didn’t watch it. No desire to re-live that debacle, thanks!

          • HawtDoge

            I was at my dad’s house and we stopped what we were doing and my dad was yelling at the TV “RUN JUICE! RUN!” And clapping and laughing. My dad is insane. Thank goodness I didn’t inherit any of that… πŸ˜€

          • lauriruu

            Does he write on blogs?

          • HawtDoge

            No, he types with one finger while looking over his glasses. He’d release about 2.73 posts a decade πŸ˜€

          • Ungaba

            Yeah, that would have been terrible! Ha ha ha ha! Yeah, you’re DEFINITELY more normal than that! Ha ha ha ha!

            *backs out of the room slowly*

          • Andy PepPep

            For California, he is a role model.

  • Ungaba

    OK, so it all happens in 3s. Today we’ve had Chester Bennington offing himself and OJ being released from prison. What’s number 3 going to be?

    SOMEBODY is gonna die, that’s all I know for sure.

    • HawtDoge

      CAN IT BE OJ PRETTY PLEASE?

      • Ungaba

        That’d be poetic justice, so no, sorry.

        • HawtDoge

          DAMMIT

    • Andy PepPep

      I burned myself on the Keurug today.

  • OJs attorney ripping on some guys mullet/dyed hair right now

  • I think my fiancee is upset about LP’s singer killing himself and I legit need to find our boxcutter and I’m afraid to ask her where it is

    • HawtDoge

      Use the scissors?

      • lauriruu

        In the end it doesn’t even matter.

        • Ungaba

          TOO SOON.

          Also, lol

        • Andy PepPep

          I see you beat me to this. I’m not deleting my comment.

      • pittsburgh has recycling ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS which is fucking insane and we have a ton of amazon boxes, it’d take forever

        • HawtDoge

          fire?

        • Ungaba

          OK, so you really DID get a helluva raise! Amazon Shopping Spree Bitches!!!!

          • cat food, Hello Fresh and printer paper. Living the life

          • Ungaba

            Hmmm. Then you ordered too much cat food, me thinks.

          • lauriruu

            How big is the cat??

          • We have too much cats

          • SouthSideGeno

            So YOU’RE hoarding all da pussy!

          • Ungaba

            Wait… is he Mormon?

          • HawtDoge

            I love the Fancy Feast Salmon tartare with roasted endive and asparagus dish Hello Fresh puts together. MAGNIFIQUE!

          • My favorite so far was the quesadillas. We had enough to made like five fucking meals

          • SouthSideGeno

            Do you put that on a cracker or just eat it right out of the can?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            <<< choir ^^^^preacher

      • SouthSideGeno

        scissors…hehehehe

    • Ungaba

      This is one of those funny/not funny kind of things. I’d suggest you just find a different sharp object without alerting her to your need.

    • Andy PepPep

      I’m crawling in my skin thinking about that, but in the end it doesn’t really matter.

    • RadioBirdman79

      Remember, against the veins for attention, with the veins for results

      • Ungaba

        WOW. But yeah, you’re right.

    • Andy PepPep

      9/11 happened because of boxcutters. Maybe she’s……. A TERRORIST!!!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c969e478abd850f392bf85c3863a1686b3b7055b70c0ea27b3739c6f64bf08c9.jpg

  • RadioBirdman79

    So where are all you guys and gals from?

    • HawtDoge

      General vicinity of Harrisburg PA

    • Ungaba

      Oh hey, Nov. 18th, 2017 – Pens hosting the Blackhawks. We’re having a pens.hockey get-together. You should come!

      Also, NONE OF YOUR GODDAMMED BUSINESS.

      • RadioBirdman79

        I’m in Scranton…. from WashPa originally though.

        • Ungaba

          I live in Peters Twp.

          • RadioBirdman79

            I have family in Peters

          • HawtDoge

            BAHAHAHAHAHAA

          • Ungaba

            I grew up in Lebo. Peters is OK. Lots of new money assholes around. The ‘old Peters’ people are pretty OK though.

          • HawtDoge

            Peters… hehehehe

          • and I’ve got family in Beaver

          • HawtDoge

            BOOOOOOOO!
            sessist! πŸ˜€

          • RadioBirdman79

            I went to PSU Beaver for a year

          • SouthSideGeno

            And I am in BEAVERton Oregon today

          • Ungaba

            Named after ‘Indian Pete’. Not rassis or nuffin!

        • Nolongermyrealname91

          I’m in Pittston neighbor!

    • lauriruu

      RajamΓ€ki, FI

    • Andy PepPep

      Pittsburgh > Pensacola > Destin > Columbus > Denver > Cincinnati

      • Ungaba

        Aside from that stop in Denver, it was all downhill after Da Burgh. Sorry, bro.

        • Andy PepPep

          Denver blows, but you’re mostly right.

      • Oh this is fun

        Pittsburgh > Erie > Pittsburgh > San Francisco > Pittsburgh > Erie > Pittsburgh

        • Ungaba

          I don’t even know what to say about that one.

        • Andy PepPep

          Were you radicalized in San Fran?

          • Ungaba

            OBVS

          • There is definitely a gradient there of starting out horribly racist and a shitty person moving into shades of just being a shitty person

      • Rad88

        Deep Creek Lake > Baltimore > Savannah > St. Maarten > Savannah for 2 more weeks

    • Ungaba

      Pittsburgh > Erie > Louisville > Erie > Pittsburgh

      Shit, I’m as bad as Bren!

      • To fill out our patterns we both need to move out of state to Louisville/SF respectively

        • Ungaba

          Fine, but only if you want to be come re-racist.

          And I am NOT wearing anything made from hemp.

          • MoonStanley

            It’s more economical than cotton. Do you support that aspect?

          • Ungaba

            Dude, I love hemp. I used to have a shirt that had all of the uses of hemp. I was just bein’ a jag.

          • MoonStanley

            Hahaha nice πŸ˜‰

          • UlfSammySon

            Some dudes had a “hemp clothing store” in the building we have our practice space in.

            They got kicked out for selling drugs.

          • PenguinPelts

            What’s your band?

          • SouthSideGeno

            lol…shocker

      • SouthSideGeno

        Was that Louisville stop yer prison stint?

    • SouthSideGeno

      Born & raised ‘proper’ in PGH…. went baaaad and now live in Philthy for the past 30 years

      • RadioBirdman79

        IN Philly….. or JOP?

        • SouthSideGeno

          Was IP in Manayunk, now JOP in Fort Washington

          • RadioBirdman79

            Bird likes him some Manayunk.

          • SouthSideGeno

            It was really good back in the 90’s and then got progressively moar Yuppy.

          • RadioBirdman79

            Yeah. I also dig Manayunk Brewing

          • RadioBirdman79

            Philly is a great food and beer town

          • SouthSideGeno

            I’d agree, except for Pizza…this town thinks it knows ‘PIE’ but they are sadly mistaken.

          • RadioBirdman79

            That’s the Jersey creeping in……. next thing you know, they will be calling spaghetti sauce….gravy…

    • MoonStanley

      Tennessee with the wombats and salamanders

      • MoonStanley

        @Jovi I’ve been looking everywhere for you

        • SouthSideGeno

          HIDE JOVI RUUUUUN

    • The66thDopefish

      Massachusetts > New Hampshire > Massachusetts

      I’ve lived within a 75 mile radius in my brief 33 years of life, but as time goes along I’m feeling more and more like I’ll end up moving to Vermont, Canada, or Scandinavia if the bullshit doesn’t stop in this country. (and no further discussion was needed)

    • UlfSammySon

      Late to the party, but: Ridgway, PA and now Pittsburgh. Almost lived in Pittsburgh as long as I did in my hometown. PA for life, posers.

    • Midnight Rider

      Erie > Pittsburgh > Philly burbs

      • I loved Philly the other week, been looking at apartments there now

        • SouthSideGeno

          WUT? Seriously?

          Where are you considering in Philthy?

          “WE” could go to Philth games together…hahaha

          • My friends live in Old City and I was looking on Craigslist for some apts around there, it wouldnt be for at least 6-10 months though

          • SouthSideGeno

            It’s really nice dahn there. If I didn’t hate City living…I’d live there.

            I can come stay with yinz…only on the weekends of course ; )

          • Midnight Rider

            Old City is a great area. I used to work dahn there.

          • doin’ wat?

    • Door_Matt

      Southern California > Pittsburgh > Southern California

  • PensPointsYourMom

    @brendannnn:disqus you should buy http://WWW.I.AM.THE.ONE.PERCENT
    alternatively: http://WWW.WWWW

    • SouthSideGeno
      • PensPointsYourMom

        that would be ok too.

        • SouthSideGeno

          TY Wordzilla

          • PensPointsYourMom

            YW Sleestakulary

          • SouthSideGeno

            #SirSleezeMaester

          • PensPointsYourMom

            is your sigil two tiddays with a stallion riding between them?

          • SouthSideGeno

            YEAH!… butt mine has a ‘Pink Dragon Trike’ in between

  • MoonStanley

    Man, Amanda is hot

    – total dude comment

    • PensPointsYourMom

      who?

      • MoonStanley

        Michael Scarn

        • Penguin in Houston

          Dick Weed

      • HawtDoge

        Amanda Hugginkis

        • MoonStanley

          Sisters with Anita

          • PensPointsYourMom

            and Gloria Snokkers cousin?

          • UlfSammySon

            Herb Ush’s family friend?

  • Ungaba
    • PenguinPelts

      That bored huh?

      • Ungaba

        Just my final thought for the day.

        Adieu.

  • SouthSideGeno
  • SouthSideGeno

    HEY…@lauriruu:disqus …never got a package in the mail….just an FYI brutha.

    I’m heading over to the NIKE Employee store…any body want anything?

  • SouthSideGeno
    • Penguin in Houston

      Can’t like

      • PensPointsYourMom

        rasiss

        • Penguin in Houston

          Murderer

          • SouthSideGeno

            Juicer

  • SouthSideGeno

    For those about to blog…I salute you.
    Had a another gawd ‘dam’ good time her in Beaver Town.
    If you ever get a chance, I HIGHly recommend you check it.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7618e9fc7d0543110deb2cbffa0c13d1fc7b9d7758592947e9745446a38fe708.gif