Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hop in the Cordova Baby...


cause we're goin dancin' with Lord Stanley!

I was waiting for "spit shine our shoes" from Mike, but it still sounded glorious. All six goals were glorious. The play of Mr. Marc-Andre Fleury was glorious. Your Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be playing for the Stanley Cup.

Are there any Flyers trolls left to pillage the comments? Anyone at all left who thinks that Biron can solve the Pens? If so, please speak soon, because we are going to forget about you very soon. Sam is probably already working on new graphs to prove...something. In all seriousness though, Sam called this one: Pens in five. Few others had the guts to be staunchly faithful in the Pens. I myself was overly worried. Kudos to Sambo.

Yet for all the jubilation you felt after each goal, for each hair that stood on end as you listened to the Mellon faithful proclaim "WE WANT THE CUP!", the Penguins players were there to remind you: we haven't won anything. Jarkko said as much in his post-game interview with the 'Tash. No one wore their championship hats or shirts. Everyone maintained focus, just as they had all day. The hated Flyers, their fans, and their Comcast-owned broadcasters...embarassed in a 6-0 game that leaves hockey historians searching their record books for a defeat bearing any resemblance from the past.

And so here we are, some sixteen years later. The chalice you see to the left is up for grabs. How lucky we are to have started blogging this year. Thank you to everyone for the rise in comments recently and for defending the site against the Philadelphia infiltrators. Four games seperates the Penguins from history, though do not be fooled - those four games will not come easily by any means.

Plan your time wisely. Explain things to your boss and your family. Do. Not. Shave. The Glory Days are back. Act accordingly.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey I thought you guys were a Pittsburgh blog, not strickly a Pens' blog. (9 of your last 10 have dealt with the Pens.) The Buccos are 1 game under .500 and the season is 1/4 over, how about giving them some love. Or you could just wait until they are actually around .500 at the end of the season and post an endless string of "OMG I am so excited the Pirates are right there" posts and leave the Pens preseason out in the cold, because you are basically doing that (in reverse) right now

Anonymous said...

wow, bitter much? good lord, the pens just got to the cup finals. relax. enjoy yourself. lighten up. it doesnt happen very often. they can and should write about it as much as possible.

Pat said...

First the facts: the Pens going to the Stanley Cup Finals is bigger than anything the Pirates will do this season. I feel comfortable making that statement.

That said, I did toggle between the Pens and the Pirates today, so I am indeed paying attention. Today I just didn't think that a post on Ronny Paulino striking out in the ninth after a game of dropping high fastballs was more significant than the Pens doing something they hadnt done in 15 years.

You are absolutely right than we've been short on Bucco love. But seriously...Stanley Cup Finals. Mouth it. Say it. Live it. Life is good.

Plus, we got a whole freaking summer of Pirates posting to do. We did it last summer - we'll do it again this summer.

Jay said...

You've got to be kidding me. No Pittsburgh sports blog should be covering the Pirates more than the Pens. No Pittsburgh ANYTHING should be covering the Pirates more than the Pens right now. The Pirates have some glimmers of promise. The Pens are fulfilling their promise. Go Pirates, to be sure. But...

LET'S GO PENS!!!!!!!! STANLEY CUP FINALS BABY!!!!!! YYYYYEAAAAHHH!

Dave Wannstache said...

If it pains you so much, I will have something on the Pirates tomorrow.

Granted, it will be a post making fun of Evan Meek, but ask and you shall receive.

Sam said...

I can't remember what Pirate post it was in, but I remember a commenter saying he never wanted to see a Pirate post again until they had a winning season. I'm glad we have a diverse readership.

You're right though, we have ignored the Bucs, but we still have almost 3/4 of the season still to go. I plan on having the comedy central reports up every day, like last summer, starting soon.

On the Pens- I think Hossa put the final nail in the coffin of the trade debate. No matter what happens from here on, it was the right move. Anyone ready to invade Detroit?

Wieters said...

It was also glorious when "tough guy" Derian Hatcher was too scared to fight Georges Laraque. Hatcher is just a chicken-shit scumbag like the average Flyers fan (who invaded this site talking trash before the series, but just as I predicted, are now nowhere to be found).

If you want a good laugh, go re-read the comments section of the "Bursting Biron's Bubble" post. Flyers in 6, huh?

I Want To Fight Tom Brady said...

So I'm considering going to Detroit for the finals. ...any takers? There is this place called Windsor right across the river...we could always go there for safe-haven... Stache??

Actually, if Dallas wins, I'd even consider going there too...Dallas is one of the nicest cities that I have ever been to.

Anonymous said...

These playoffs have been so drama-less as a Pens fan that it seems hard to really get amped up. Dont get me wrong, I'm real excited we're going to the Cup. But it just...i dunno, seems too easy so far doesnt it?

Dirkman said...

'Hard to really get amped up'? Sounds like a personal problem to me. Who gives a damn if the pens didn’t have to withstand a relatively lengthy physically/emotionally draining series up until now. Either Dallas or Detroit will enter the next round with plenty of bruises from the conference finals and will be wondering if they're really up for the challenge of stopping the Pens.