Very Superstitious

I am not watching the game (Penguins vs Flyers 12/8/11) right now for several reasons. One: It’s on NHL Network and that means it’s blacked out on GameCenter Live. I don’t have cable. I hate streams too, which is lame, I know, but they bug me. Two: I have work to do and Finals are next week, so my regular busyness has been ramped up. Three: I, for a variety of reasons, have been unable to watch the last three games previous and the Flyers have won all three. I am not about to kill that streak. Yeah, I’m superstitious. …

Finally!

I made myself go to Barnes and Noble tonight and pick up the one copy they have of The Final Call: Hockey Stories from a Legend in Stripes by Kerry Fraser. It’s been on my list to read and review since I started here at Flyers Faithful. Unfortunately, unlike those lovely picture books I reviewed many weeks ago, this is a novel-sized book. Which means it will take time. So this week is a teaser. Because as I was waiting for my appointment, I read the first chapter entitled, “Holding On: The Final Game.” I hadn’t realized this, but Mr. …

The Ever Unoriginal ‘I’m Thankful For’ Post

Day after Thanksgiving. I’m attempting to write this with my toddler nephew on my lap, but hopefully he’ll get bored watching me type and get off and go play with his mower. Pancakes are soon to be made and I already dropped off my car to get the muffler replaced. That’s how my early hours of Thanksgiving were. Muffler pipe broke off about four hours into the drive (It’s normally about eleven hours. It was a solid twelve this time) and eighty miles away from home, there was an huge accident on the main interstate and we were rerouted off …

Fans and liking other teams

At the moment, I’m waiting on the Flyers/Coyotes game to start. And debating on if two cookies should count for dinner or not. The thing about having Gamecenter Live is that I don’t get any of the pregame stuff. So as local Philadelphians talk about pregame interviews and such, I’m stuck, staring at a blank Word document. I have a Coyotes shirt, actually. Never mentioned it before on here, but I used to follow the Yotes. Not as faithfully as the Flyers, of course, but two of my five live NHL games last year were Coyotes games. My family and …

The Moment

I was sort of at a loss for what to write this week. I’m waiting on a particular book to arrive at my local Barnes and Noble (and that’ll take awhile to read) and this week has been lack of Flyers hockey, so there wasn’t a whole lot of inspiration to be found. I asked my Flyers BFF, Pam, if she had any ideas. She tossed a couple my way including all the fuss about the Tampa Bay Lightning trap and I read quite a few articles on why the trap is what it is and how it makes for …