Archive for the ‘Canisius’ Category

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News of the Weird

February 20, 2009

- So Montreal’s Tits brothers and Roman Hamrlik have been linked to a gentleman arrested last week for allegedly dealing drugs. While initial reports show that the Tits and Hamrlik were not involved with drugs, they were involved with vodka, cars and women. This is just the latest chapter of the wackiness that is the Montreal Canadiens, as reports on the net have surfaced regarding some of the younger Hab’s partying ways. While the fans in Montreal are flipping out, the rest of the league can just sit back with some popcorn and watch another Eastern Conference team spiral away. (The other candidates for the death spiral are the Pens and the Rangers. Both are redefining the term “hot mess.”)

And yes, I realize that the Sabres aren’t a bunch of choirboys, and that a quick search of the internet could find any number of incriminating photos of them. Roy-Z’s appearance on Deadspin a couple of months back is proof positive of this. However, while Buffalo manages to freak out about the Sabres, we somehow manage to have controlled freakouts.  Well, except for that little freakout last winter over Brian Campbell’s performance at the Buckin Buffalo, that is.

- A couple of weeks ago, Bucci posted a list of who he would consider worthy of enshrinement on each team’s version of Mount Rushmore. His choices for the Sabres included Hasek, Martin, Perreault and LaFontaine. I’d keep Hasek and Perreault and Martin and swap Lindy Ruff in for Pat LaFontaine. While LaFontaine is one of the good guys of the game, he spent only 6 years in a Sabres uniform. While I think that he would have spent more time with the Sabres had he not had the concussion problems, I think Lindy belongs on Rushmore more than LaFontaine does. As a lot of blogs have put it, Lindy’s a true Sabre. He played nine years for the organization and served as captain for almost three. In addition, he’s been the team’s coach for 12 years and is the longest tenured coach in the league. He’s spent almost half his life working in some capacity for the Blue and Gold. He’s led the team to a Stanley Cup final, three Conference finals and a President’s Trophy. He’s one of the key faces of the organization, and is beloved by both fans and players alike.

First runner up would be RJ, with Ted Darling a close second.

Discuss.

- Something tells me Father Cooke and the rest of the good Jesuits aren’t going to take this news very well. When I saw the story on the Channel 2 News, I just about snorted a Runt out my nose when I read a reader’s comment that Canisius wasn’t a Catholic college, but a Jesuit one. The stupidity, it astounds me.

- And shut up, Hilary Duff. Faye Dunaway can act circles around you. Please to be enjoying your time in Ottawa with Mr. Comrie.

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Its Total Crackpot Day Again

May 2, 2008

- My first thought on seeing this photo on the front page of the Buffalo News Sports section? He’s not dead, he’s resting.

- Yahoo’s hockey blog is just a treasure trove of material. Today they included Margee’s absolutely fabulous look at the different styles of playoff beards. Like most of Margee’s posts, you might not want to have liquids or food around when reading. You don’t want to do damage to yourself or your computer from laughing hysterically.

- I’m sure that NBC is doing back handsprings now that the Pens/Rags series is not a sweep. If that series, and the Wings/Avs had both been sweeps, NBC would have been faced with no weekend hockey games. (The Philly/Montreal game could not have been moved from Saturday night, due to contractual obligations with HNiC. And you really don’t want to piss off the Canadians by moving something out of HNiC.) Since the Pens lost on Thursday, they now play on Sunday afternoon. No hockey at all on NBC this weekend would not have been a good thing, especially since the league has been trumpeting ratings increases and the fact that they re-signed with the network. It would have been a total momentum killer.

- Am I the last person to know that Elisha Cuthburt is allegedly schtupping Dion Phaneuf? From Avery to Phaneuf with a Komisarek in between? That’s progress.

- And in some non-hockey related news, I find it absolutely hysterical that Canisius’ Springfest Quad Party is causing such a ruckus this year. Channel 2 News is reporting that the Buffalo SWAT Team and cops from Amherst and Lancaster have been called in to manage the throngs of unruly students.

For those of you not familiar with Quad Party, it is a celebration of the last day of classes in the Spring Semester. Students usually start drinking when they wake up in the morning, pass out, or boot and rally only to start drinking again. The college tries to counteract the all-day drinking by having non-alcoholic fun and frolic at the KAC, but people drink irregardless of the fun and frolic. You ever see drunk people go on a carnival ride or try to do sumo wrestling? Take about unintentional comedy! This approach is a big change from Quad Party of the 90s, where it actually took place in the Quad (novel concept for something called “Quad Party,” right?) and the college served alcohol to those of age.

When I was a student at Chez Griff, I remember that Glendale was shut down one year by throngs of partying students. There was ruckus, yes, but no more ruckus than on a typical Saturday night in the Canisius neighborhood.

In addition, anyone who’s ever had experience with Canisius Public Safety knows that they will not hesitate to step in and keep law and order. (I have memories of them chasing two runaway freshmen during Orientation, since they were heading to We Never Proof to go buy beer.) I have to wonder why this year’s Quad Party suddenly requires the presence of the Buffalo SWAT Team and cops from Amherst and Lancaster? Is it because Hizzoner the Mayor lives around the corner from the college, making it a public safety concern? Is Hizzoner causing some problems for the college, as it was their security cameras that proved that Hizzoner’s darling son was lying about taking the family SUV on a joyride and crashing into two cars? I find it hard to believe that this year’s group of students is any wilder and crazier than previous years. And what’s absolutely ironic about the whole thing is that most of the Jesuits on staff can probably drink most of the student body under the table.

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More Proof that Hockey Players Have Horrible Taste In Clothing

February 12, 2008

We’ve all had our fair share of thoughts on Crunchy’s wardrobe, and Derek Roy’s pimpin’ fashion, but this shot of Rhett Warrener takes the cake for worst apparel item to be worn by a hockey player.

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I know it was at a charity event (at which the Flames raised over $400,000 CAD), but it definitely is not a good sartorial choice for Mr. Warrener. And I used to love Rhett Warrener when he was here. His partnership with Jay McKee (Rat and Cheese, they were called) made up the core of the Sabres defensive corps. He always seemed so lighthearted to the press, even during his quarantine with Soupy during the SARS scare. However, any residual love is being swallowed up by the shirt that ate Calgary!

Remember hockey players, just say no to ugly shirts!

In closing, I found this post on Fanhouse. Golden Griffins represent! Good to see the alma mater’s hockey team in the news for something hockey related instead of something scandalous off the ice.

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