The Bear & The Gang is back in Decemberish. I saw the trailer at the Thanksgiving Showdown versus the Rangers and I along with the TD Garden crowd was in stitches. This is pure comedic brilliance by the Bruins marketing department.
Can’t wait to see the first episode! Well done Bruins, well done!
Being a life long Bruins fan, going to my first game of the season couldn’t have come at a better time. Becoming a new father, who is doing his best Mr. Mom as I search for work, a day out with a good friend for a day of pucks and suds was god sent. No shopping on this Black Friday…it was officially Black and Gold Friday!
Thank you again Discover for including me in your NHL Thanksgiving Showdown campaign!
So our trek into Boston was an adventure to say the least. We decided to take the Orange line from Wellington only to have the train delayed for over 30 minutes due to a fire in Downtown Crossing. My friend and I made a executive decision and we WALKED 1 1/2 miles to TD Garden. This is what hockey fans do to see their favorite team. Something like public transportation issues was not going to thwart our perfect hockey day.
After a 45 minute walk that made our 40 year old bones creak, we did some pre-gaming at the Boston Beer Works prior to the Bruins-Rangers Original Six tilt. With full bellies, we made our ways to the house that Orr built (well sort of).
Who doesn’t love everyone’s favorite Finn, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (oh besides the Tim Thomas militia)? He is a great role model for kids (except for his post shootout nuclear meltdowns) for his humbleness and professionalism. Plus he does have times being an absolute goofball (see 2011 Stanley Cup celebrations).
This sounds like the makings of a great show on Adult Swim or a cartoon more geared towards the kiddos on Saturday mornings.
But what would each version of Tuukka look like?
BST&N will bring you Big Bad Bruins video memories of their upcoming opponents, the Detroit Red Wings. You will get to re-live the great comebacks, brawls and games from days gone by. Grab your Bruins jersey, your favorite beer or adult beverage of choice and step back into time with the Black and Gold.
Video #1 – Wings Take Out Lazaro
Video #2 – Krug Vs. McIntyre
Video #3 – Brawl From ’70
Video #4 – Fisticuffs From ’74
Go Bruins! Clip The Wings!
It is well documented that Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has a short fuse. Just recently after a shootout loss to the St. Louis Blue, Tuukka took out his frustrations on his timber.
Well it looks like one a previous Tuukka Rask meltdown has been set to the Holly Dolly Polka…
And the Leek Mix to boot!
I have no idea what the hell the Holly Dolly Polka is but I did a little digging and found these…
No doubt you will be humming this at work tomorrow….
Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To Reddit!
Most people know the day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday. It involves getting up at 4 AM to save $200 for a HD TV, waiting in long lines and possibly getting in fisticuffs over the hottest toy of the holidays.
However, according to a survey of over 800 hockey fans, 73% rather sleep in then and catch the Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown. For the 2013 game, it’s officially Black & Gold Friday for Bruins fans as they square off against Original Six rival, the New York Rangers.
Not surprisingly, 48% of hockey fans surveyed also mentioned they would forgo the Turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes if the game was played on the day of Thanks. Some diehards (13% of those polled) would move Thanksgiving dinner to the next day. Not sure how that would fly with the family, odds are not good, but hockey fans love their puck.