December 2010

Winter Classic and Alumni Game, Here I Come!

December 20, 2010 | 6 Comments | Email | Print
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Winter Classic tickets? Check. Alumni Game tickets? Check. All that’s left to complete the hockey New Year’s trifecta is tickets to the Wilks-Barre/Hershey game at Consol on December 30th. Still pondering that, although I should probably just go ahead and do it already. For now, I’m basking in the glow of being able to watch [...]

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HBO 24/7: Best.Thing.Ever.

December 17, 2010 | 9 Comments | Email | Print
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On Monday I added HBO just so I could watch 24/7. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There has been so much hype around this series profiling the Penguins and Capitals leading up the Winter Classic that you had to wonder if it would live up to it. No question, it surpassed the [...]

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Sid in Vanity Fair

December 15, 2010 | 4 Comments | Email | Print
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So, which photo shoot do you think was more awkward? Sid and Ovie or Sid and Ben? I’m betting Sid and Ben was more awkward. I’m pretty sure that Sid and Ovie hate each other, but at least they could talk hockey. I was actually disappointed that there wasn’t more substance to this article by [...]

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Bill Guerin: Forever a Penguin

December 8, 2010 | 2 Comments | Email | Print
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On Monday night Bill Guerin retired from hockey and retired as a Penguin. He played 18 years in the NHL, and spent only 1.5 seasons with the Penguins, but he made the choice to retire as a ‘guin. That speaks volumes about what players think of the organization. As a fan, I am admittedly biased, [...]

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No Means No(se)

December 6, 2010 | 11 Comments | Email | Print
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The Baltimore fans busted into a “No Means No” chant during Sunday night’s game. Baltimore is uber original. And then the Ravens proceeded to break Ben Roethlisberg’s nose. NBC helped us to confirm that the nose was broken with a closeup of how blatantly crooked it was. They then proceeded to have a Jay’s Telestrator [...]

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Home Game in Columbus

December 5, 2010 | 2 Comments | Email | Print
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Hearing a “Let’s Go Pens” chant in Nationwide Arena on TV?  Awesome. Hearing a “Mason” chant? Icing on the cake. The Steelers are typically the Pittsburgh team that gets the most attention for having a fan base that travels well. Following a hockey team on the road is a little harder, given that they play [...]

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It Was a Great Night For Hockey

December 3, 2010 | 4 Comments | Email | Print
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“It’s a Great Day for Hockey” was the signature phrase used by former (and late) Pens’ coach Bob Johnson (Badger Bob), who coached the team to its first Stanley Cup in 1991. It’s one of my favorite phrases ever. The Pens used it as the basis for their marketing campaign during the 2008-09 season. If [...]

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Welcome to Steel & Ice!

December 1, 2010 | 20 Comments | Email | Print
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Hi everyone! Welcome to Steel & Ice, a new section of Brown Eyed Baker where I’m going to be dishing about sports, mostly hockey and football, and mostly with a Black and Gold spin This is an offshoot of The Weekend Dish, the series that appears on Saturdays with a recap of the week’s recipes, [...]

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