Thursday, March 8, 2007

It's Coming





Unbelievable.

78 comments:

Jon said...

I can't recall anticipating a feeling of unbridled joy or deep, deep sorrow in a long time...Not even in December, probably because I thought the decision to give the slots to IOC was almost a sure thing.

I hope I'm crying tears of joy tonight...

Anonymous said...

That's what she said

Mike said...

Hey Guys,
Us Islanders fans here in NY are pulling for you guys!!! We hope you get your building but lose tonight's game so we can gain some ground here....by the way as a relocated Long Islander now living in a town called Yardley, which is 35 mins outside of Philly I have one thing to say about that city. It absolutly blows, it is dirty, infested with rude and arrogant folks, and has a crime rate that almost puts Camden to shame. I had the pleasure to play at Mellon Arena in the spring of 2000 with my high school hockey team when we reached the finals for states. The city is wonderful and blows Philthy right out of the water. Be pround Ed Rendell, be proud....Good Luck fella's

Justin said...

could you get ted nolan to do a rain dance for us?
maybe smoke a peace pipe?

Justin said...

for your sake dude, i hope dipietro doesnt have to stop 56 shots tonight and still lose

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Will said...

i have been sick all day, for a while i just thought it was just i was sick...

now i am starting to realize that I am sick to my stomach because of the meeting today.

DVE had a funny quote for the game tonight.


"Being down 6-0 to the Devils in the third period. The public address announcer stats the Pens and the government have come to an arena agreement. The Pens then score 7 goals in ten minutes, and the fans proceede to blow the roof off the Civic Arena. (sorry can't still call it Mellon.)

Anonymous said...

is there supposed to be a picture here? its not coming up for me, and i havent seen anything on the news outlets.

wes said...

anyone thinking theree going to be a press conference live from philly tonight during one of the intermissions?

Joshua said...

Yeah im worried but it will work

it has to

daaang

Loser Chris said...

Anyone worried that there will be no announcement at all and the stress will continue?

Jonathan said...

Thanks, Isles fan. Best of luck. Just do me a favor: if the Islanders make the playoffs, make sure the Rangers don't. Not that I don't love my Adam Graves-loving fiancee, but I don't think I couldn't handle the ensuing beatdown the Pens would given them.

Steve in Denver said...

That meeting should be under way soon, if it already isn't. Work that karma, folks. Bury a saint in a Pens shirt in your front yard. Wrap it in a terrible towel and shake a green weenie over it.

Maybe if there's no intermission update, they can just play/replay Balsilie dropping the "s" bomb over and over.

thomes08 said...

yeah i agree. I have never been anticipating such a positive or negative thing in my entire life. Seriously. I'm also sick to my stomach. I hope tonight is the deciding night. This can't drag on anymore, the stress is too ridiculous. Of course if we hear bad news, then i do want it to drag on.

It's sad when you realize that this team is not ours (legally)

Thanks isles fan, your comments are appreciated. I wouldn't wish this on any fan.

I can't believe we might lose this team tonight

fuck

GO PENS

tiffany said...

Oh gosh.....my stomach is completely in knots along with the rest of you. Then top that off with no sleep whatsoever......all of us are probably gonna be shaking until the outcome is announced.


On a more solemn note, I'm deeply sorry for the Therrien family and for what they're going through. No words can possibly bring enough comfort to someone who has just lost a loved one....

That was a really nice gesture guys--with the rose.

Anonymous said...

This sucks. I am in Korea (terribly displaced from the team I love) and I have to go to work in 30 minutes, and I will be traveling across the Peninsula today....DAMNIT...I am so nervous, my mouth is dry, my palms are sweaty, and I wont find out until about 7 hours from now what happened....Lets hope this turns out the way everyone knows it should

Anonymous said...

They can't leave this town...they just can't!

I want Luke R. to get some balls and stand up to Rendell, and say "GET THIS DEAL DONE, NOW!"

7:00 Meeting...Secret location...ahhhhhhhhhhh....

Different subject...
Tiff...(THREE DAYS GRACE LYRICS - Animal I Have Become) Great Job!
You like music, don't you. You'll have to do a victory song when Lemieux gets the arena deal.

Karri

Ryan said...

Please God let this be a good night.

Everyone say a prayer for your Pens to stay in the 'Burgh!

GO PENS!

seth said...

i'm right there with ya loser chris.. bad feeling it wont end tonight

Teej said...

Us Pens fans have to be creating hell for Pennsylvania plumbers, with all the nervous vomiting and shitting everyone has been doing the past 72 hours (as I have, too)...

God help us all! Get us the arena!

Mike said...

Well the meeting started at 7...

PLEASE STAY!

Doppler said...

As we all wait on the decision. I can a least watch the game here in NY. My cable network is carrying the game here.


GO PENS!!!

Jon said...

I ordered a 1977 Pens jersey (my birthyear) from ebay awhile ago, and it just came today. I'm not taking it off until word breaks about the Big Decision.

Anonymous said...

God save the Penguins.

thomes08 said...

HSnet actually is doing a decent job tonight, and they've been covering the issue.

They just interviewed phil borque and he didn't ease my nerves saying he thinks it's 50/50 at best. He was saying the same stuff we all have been saying "how could you let this team go"

c'mon lemieux.... justdo it

Anonymous said...

Go Pens!!!

Adrienne said...

I refuse to go to sleep until this meeting is adjourned damn it.

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Put it this way, if they're moving they won't announce it to the crowd at Mellon Arena unless they want that place ripped to shreds by angry drunken fans.

thomes08 said...

IF the pens end up winning this game it's gonna be hard to bash oullette for a while

thomes08 said...

holy shit what an exciting game

Steve said...

I'm goin fuckin crazy right now!!! This fucking game is so intense and Indecision 2007 is almost decided.

Fuck the Governer of Philly. Fuck the Devils. Fuck all the naysayers. BUT GO PENS!!!!!!

WE ARE THE PENS!!!! WITHOUT THIS CITY, THE TEAM IS NOTHING!!!

WE ARE THE PENS!! WE ARE PITTSBURGH!!!

thomes08 said...

So now that we've all given myself the "well be ended up that point so that's sweet speech", what web sites, radio, tv, other media news sources are you giving attention to now for the news?

I'm at tsn.ca, post-gazette.com

refreshing them as fast as i can


this is making me so sick

Andy said...

The longer this takes the more I am starting to worry that their won't be any news tonight -- or that they will come with a statement that things are progressing, but no deal is finalized yet.

Scott said...

ouellet gets a pass for a lil he came up huge but wat a lousy SO effort

seth said...

Here's how I view 2 things

1. We lost to NJ in SO:

all-in-all a division title is a bit out of reach, but the point helps for playoff contention



2. Arena meeting:

the longer the meeting goes, the better. the way i view it, it means they are really hammering out a deal.

Andy said...

I'm not so sure the shootout effort was that lazy -- I just think Brodeur is that good (even with a 7-7 record in SO). He is "money" against the Pens lately.

thomes08 said...

OH! I knew once Elias decided to do the NHL '95 cheap move that it was over.

Works every time.

Anonymous said...

if no statement is issued tonight, expect one around 9 tomorrow morning. *******thats a guess********

you cant win them all, but i rather take 1 point than 0 points.

-Jay

Will said...

right, left, right, left, right, shoot and score.

AHHHHH NHL 95


Basically NHL 2007 is the same way this year.



i won't sleep a wink tonight not knowing what is going on

evan said...

Can't possibly sleep until i hear the news....i don't have much sick time left to use, must stay in the 'burgh or my career is in jeopardy.

Go Pens.

Anonymous said...

kdka.com seems to be keeping up-to-date news reports from philly compared to other sources even though there is no news yet.

Steve said...

Ok, we may have lost, but it's gonna feel so good when we find out the team is staying. Soon we'll all forget about this. We still got a point.

Andy said...

looks like the latest news is that there is no new news .... they are still all in the same room together ... which I guess is a good thing.

Adrienne said...

Someone said they announced the meeting will be over at 1am EST?

Ughhhh it's already 4am here :( Lets get this done already!!!

tiffany said...

Man....I've already been up more than 24 hours. Don't know how much more I can take if they don't get done til 1:00 am. That IS a good point, though. If they're in there a while, hopefully it means they're doing some good.

And to answer Karri, yes I LOVE music! I guess it's just my thing--I have fun with it anyway. ;) I can't really take too much credit for the "Three Days Grace" song, though. Didn't really have to change that many lyrics--the originals fit so well with what's going on....

Anonymous said...

holy shit.

kdka just announced a statement is coming!!!

Anonymous said...

apparently supposed to be a joint statement...

thomes08 said...

what? when? the web site says "they've entered the 4th hour", is it different than that?

Rico Fatastic said...

it's not over yet.
things went well.
tae reports "enough momentum" to continue next wednesday.

excuse me while i vomit.

Anonymous said...

keep us updated, man... I'm glued to my monitor...

tiffany said...

WPXI says that progress HAS been made and they will meet again on Wenesday!!!!

Anonymous said...

Talks adjourn.

Update...progress made...meeting again on Wednesday!

ahhhhhhhhhh

Karri

tiffany said...

Hahaha.....Karri. We think alike. But, OMG!!!

Anonymous said...

I know...hahaha

Karri

Anonymous said...

Significant progress made...encouraging news...

Karri

tiffany said...

;D
Well, now maybe we can all get some sleep knowing that??

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tiff...gotta go to work in a few hours...

Karri

thomes08 said...

are you fucking kidding me? now we have to read into this and freak out again until next wed?

I don't know what to thinkabout that. I can see it being good, I can see it being bad.

AHHHHH!

Anonymous said...

and so the roller coaster heads back up the hill...

i feel good about this...wednesday is FOREVER away though...

tiffany said...

Karri, you're welcome. ;)

Thomes08, I know what you mean...

Staff, funny picture at the top....everyone wanting to vomit. I seriously thought I was going to when I was watching Stan, waiting for the game to come on. ;S

Anonymous said...

was in the pittsburgh area for 5 years... i'm all smiles after hearing that there's progress being made. i may not be a pens fan at heart but i support the team and where they're going. i hope that everyone is now committed to keep the pens in beautiful pittsburgh.

the team needs pittsburgh and its fans.

Andrew said...

I want to cry. I'm not sure I can take another nerve-wracking day like today. At least I don't have to work next Wednesday and I can sit at home and bang my head off of a desk for hours.

Andy said...

Not ... sure ... how .... much .... longer .... I .... can .... stand .... this ........

Michael said...

I'm starting to think that "the letter" was nothing more than a motivator to tell the politicians "hey, if you want to make this deal, we need to sit down and make it, no more of this phone business."

What's sad is that there is no reason they couldn't have had this long meeting a month ago instead of calling back and forth occasionally like it seems they have done since Christmas.

Andrew said...

Oh...and it's cute how they play NJ on Wednesday again. I believe the only appropriate word for the occasion is "fuck."

Anonymous said...

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07067/767915-100.stm

-Jay

phil said...

on a side note

who saw chris simon swing his stick and hit ryan hollweg in the face?

Anonymous said...

progress made...
talks resume wednesday... no further comment by either side!!!!! looks good guys

thomes08 said...

army's hit was sweet.

recchi got fucked how did the ref miss that he was RIGHT THERE

tiffany said...

Anonymous, thanks for the support.

Michael, I totally agree.

Jay, thanks for the PG article.

Andrew, funny comment--"...I can sit at home and bang my head off of a desk for hours."
And good observation about playing NJ again on Wednesday....hmmm.

And Andy, tell me about it. We're all gonna have to find a way to make up for the sleep, years, and hair we lost.

phil said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esETGHljQi4


anyone see this?

tiffany said...

Thomes08, I know.....where was the call?!?!?!

Plus there was the nonsense with Malkin not drawing at least ONE penalty.....ridiculous.

Phil, I didn't see that....thanks.

tiffany said...

Simon--what a jerk!!! He better be suspended for that.

Loser Chris said...

Holy crap! Say goodbye to Chris Simon for at least 10 games.

Loser Chris said...

This whole arena situation sucks, but for some reason I could just tell it wouldn't end tonight.

thomes08 said...

wow what a cheap shot, that's terrible. Damn that would hurt.

Yeha Malkin was a beast tonight.

Adrienne said...

My night finished like this:

[04:19] Greg: Statement Coming Shortly
[04:19] Greg: Hang in there
[04:23] Greg: Hold on
[04:23] Greg: Standby...
[04:27] Greg: Hold on
[04:27] Greg: Commercials
[04:29] Greg: Here goes nothing
[04:30] Greg: Lmfao
[04:30] Greg: Lmfao
[04:30] Greg: Lmfao
[04:30] Greg: Lmfao
[04:30] Greg: "Constructive progress has been made, we're meeting again on Wednesday."
[04:30] CeltikDawn:
[04:31] CeltikDawn: are you fucking kidding me
[04:31] Greg: -_-
[04:31] Greg: No
[04:31] CeltikDawn:
[04:31] CeltikDawn:
[04:31] CeltikDawn:
[04:31] CeltikDawn: FUCK! I'm going to bed
[04:32] Greg: Sorry Adri

/screams
Get the shit done!

On another note, I was talking about this days ago: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/penguins/s_496918.html

Anonymous said...

I smoked a peace pipe for us and did a war dance against rendell for those who mentioned it above.

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