Friday, June 12, 2009

Game Seven

Well, tonight’s the night we’re going to make it happen. I can’t believe that I just quoted The Pointer Sisters to start a post about game seven of the Stanley Cup finals between the Penguins and Red Wings. I don’t have much to add except that I’m waiting for tonight, oh. Now a J-Lo quote? 8:00 can’t get here soon enough!

Anyway, I’m wearing my lucky Heinz pickle watch and plan on viewing tonight’s game at the same place where I watched the Steelers win the Super Bowl, so I’m set. Plus, Dan Bylsma has his lucky burrito, so the team is good to go!

If you need more to prepare for tonight, I’m here to help.

- China Jack toasts game 7 (courtesty of PSAMP)

- Benstonium has a new video

- The latest Yinz Luv 'Da Guins video:

Plus for more leading up to the game (as well as during and after the game) make sure that you visit The Pensblog, Empty Netters, Mondesi’s House (who will have motivational videos throughout the day) and just about any other blog listed under the Pittsburgh Sports Blogs list on the right side of this page.

Finally, here are some interesting Facts for Today

The last major pro sports team to win a Game 7 on the road? The "We are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates, beating the Baltimore Orioles to claim the 1979 World Series Championship

That same year, 1979, the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl

In 2009, the Pittsburgh Steelers also won the Super Bowl.....

Exactly 100 years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Detroit Tigers in Game 7 to win the 1909 World Series

And on the same night, at the exact same time that the Penguins will square off against the Red Wings in Detroit for the cup, the Pirates will play the Tigers in Pittsburgh.

Also, today in Sports (courtesy of Steve Is Alive) – On June 12, 1990, "Badger" Bob Johnson was introduced as the Pittsburgh Penguins new head coach.

1 comment:

Captain Easychord said...

also, both times the penguins have won the stanley cup, they have won the clincher on the road...

and fwiw, I had a "bylsma burrito" yesterday afternoon...