Friday, September 5, 2008

Your 2008-09 GameDay Inspirations

First off, it was amazing how so many different people requested the same people.
We were going to conduct a poll of all the entries, but there were just too many.
We went through them all as the most objective people alive.
This is what we came out with.

We reserve the right to change this lineup throughout the season.
Because these are pictures on the internet.


Doc Holliday


PC


Captain Ahab


Al Borland


Ponch


Howard The Duck


Marc Summers


Mel Gibson from RANSOM


Dr. Grant


Creed


PS


Reading Rainbow Guy


MIYAGI


Carl Winslow / Al Powell


Donkey Lips


Grimace


Jimmy Chitwood
[Sick]


Yokozuna


*We will whittle these selections down to a crucial 6 or 7 before October 4th.
We also reserve the right to kill anyone off during the season and add clutch performers.
Not listed here are the veterans from last season who have yet to report to camp.

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It's official. And people ain't happy. [ Icethetics ]





WAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

We like what [ Icethetics ] does, but honestly some of the people over there are the whiniest people this side of Ranger fans.

We're not gonna re-check those comments, but honestly,
no one used the "at least they won something in 2008" line?
Hacks.

Go Pens

117 comments:

J.S. said...

wouldn't be the FIRST time they whined over at Icethetics

shawnawwwesome said...

I am claiming to be the first to suggest Doc Holliday. Dispute it or give me my props.

The addition of Creed is inspired. I read his blog every day.

Max Power said...

Nobody can stop the Grimace!

Dr. Turkleton said...

With that set of rookie 'inspirations'....tPB is not making the playoffs.

LeVar Burton???

Really???

Milan Kraft would inspire me more.

DrunkArmyFan said...

The reading rainbow guy is a solid pickup. I'm still holding out hope that you'll reconsider and pick up NPH before the trade deadline.

btumpak said...

carl winslow can fuck people up, especially those who doubt the power of 3 penguins

btumpak said...

btw... where in the world is Alex P. Keaton on this list?

J.S. said...

and my votes for the inspirations:

an absolute yes to Yokozuna. When you talk big (no pun intended) WWF heels of the 90s, you talk Yokozuna. He did kill Hulkamania, so does have that going for him. I was gonna suggest that he could have Mr. Fuji throw salt in Hossa's eyes...hmm, even Fuji by himself would have been a good nomination.

Doc Holliday: Yes, no further explanation needed.

Al Borland: Nah. Did mop-up duty for Tim Taylor. Besides, if he's used to playing 2nd fiddle for Tim Taylor, he might as well sign with Tampa Bay where the other Tim Taylor is. I think he's some sort of rep for the Lightning now.

Mel Gibson from Ransom. If, and only if it's Ransom and that it requires Mel to shout any motivational responses.

Miyagi is all business in that pic. I couldn't possibly say no.

Anybody not listed means I am leaning between indifferent and no.

Dan said...

phil collins, who sucks ass, and no batman, reg dunlop, or the ultimate warrior. some of these guys were mentioned twice if they are lucky. this is a lineup worthy of only the worst teams in the league. horrible choices. we're drafting like the pirates now. way to speak the truth doc.

Anthony said...

Donkey Lips or Doc Holliday, most definitely.

I can see it now, Ovechkin on a breakaway, just number 8 and Fleury, Ovechkin skates in and Doc pops up infront of Fleury, "I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY," sick sprawling poke-check.

Go Pens.

TheFandangler said...

The musician selection is dump...

dhudzin said...

Did anyone else send in Marc Summers or Patrick Swayze? I sent in this, but it looks like someone else was thinking along the same lines. Whodunnit?!

DrunkArmyFan said...

Looks like my grandpap needs to go back to the nursing home.

dying alive said...

So is it too late to make more suggestions for next season?

I nominate Fabio after he got blasted in the face by that bird while on the roller coaster. Talk about taking one for the team.

[url="http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/News/9903/31/showbuzz/fabio.birdstrike.jpg"]Ouch.[/url]

Normally I'd vote no on Phil Collins, but he is all business in that picture.

Dan said...

doc holliday - yes

phil collins - hella - gay

ahab - no

al borland - weak, too soff

ponch - intriguing, but only if paired with charlie

howard the duck - no

marc summers - maybe, if used sparingly

mel gibson - no, he's a lunatic

wait, maybe if you used his mugshot

dr. grant - maybe

creed - i love creed, it would have to be for some crazy shit though

ps - no

reading rainbow guy - brings nothing to the table

miyagi - indifferent, whatev

carl winslow - indifferent, could do better

donkey lips - hooked up jumper cables to his nipples, yes

grimace - on the fence, leaning towards no, hamburgler is better

chitwood - no

yokozuna - no

batman, ultimate warrior, reg dunlop, rowdy roddy pipper in "they live", they all want tryouts. not to mention they were all mentioned more than these jokes. if we need a musician, ted nugent is nuts. i vote him. and his spirit of the wild.

dying alive said...

I screwed up the link, and I am too lazy to care. Job if you must.

dying alive said...

Speaking of fantastic mugshots, no Nick Nolte?

Dan said...

james brown's mugshot too.

Max Power said...

Gary Busey? His mug shot is sweet.

Max Power said...

By the way, whoever was asking about Shinola, did read the reply?

ripney66 said...

Jimmy Chitwood is a beast. Solid pick.

slush said...

Andy Dick's mug shot. He is hella crazy.

TheFandangler said...

This Guy?

And...

This Guy.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Mugshots???

this mugshot is for yinz: Max + dan.


Have a Nice Weekend!

dying alive said...

Yeah, I got the shinola reply. Now I know the difference. Thanks.

Max Power said...

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Dan said...

hahaha thanks doc!

neil pert is a beast of epic proportions.

Eric P. said...

Al Borland.

Max Power said...

@ dr t

I can't view those links because of big bro editing my web viewing pleasure

TheFandangler said...

Dan = smartest person alive.

demondg1 said...

The only one worth a damn is Mr. Miyagi.

Shoulda thrown in some Kurt Russel as Herb Brooks. Maybe the JBR diamond whore too.

Dan said...

i defer smartest man alive to him

yes, we need him on our team.

Dan said...

but thank you for your consideration

Hip said...

Grimace dudes. Nuff said.

Stilly said...

Signing Doc Holliday was huge. I can see it now on 10/28.

You're no daisy Hacksaw.. You're no daisy at all!

spanky kane said...

WHERE IS JOHN McCLANE?

He saved the Nakatomi Plaza, by himself.

J.S. said...

but dan, James Brown Is Dead

jaos said...

you talk kurt russel you talk big trouble in little china!

PittHockey said...

Creed is going to be a surprise superstar.

Dan said...

he sure is, and so is doc holliday

Dan said...

oh ya cblog fantasy hockey

email inmyrvm@yahoo.com if interested.

must continue whoring this out, sorry

Arlow said...

wow...they posted my jimmy chitwood. he won't win a game now.

Dr. Turkleton said...

max...

mugshot #1 is a spray paint huffer with sparkly/glittery gold 'evidence' on the bottom .3333 of his face.

mugshot #2 is a guy arrested for DUI who is sporting an I ♥ MIDGET PORN tee-shirt.

j.s...

is that a Techno song reference?...I know I have that on a remix tape at home somewhere.


Creed when sporting black shoe polish hair = classic.


Did anyone mention that Fonzie is employed again?

[Aaaayy!]

Max Power said...

Damn it. Now I realy want to see those pics. If anyone knows where Esplen is near the city. Huffing shit = their poison of choice.

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

Ugh, tropical storm's coming tomorrow (although Williamsburg and Hampton Roads will get it worse than we do here in Richmond). But will I get the day off so I don't have to swim to work? Highly unlikely. Might have to stick to the higher city streets.

Anthony said...

I am all for Doc Holliday, because Tombstone is one of the finest movies ever made.

Donkey Lips is a solid backup, but I'm amazed nobody said anything about Captain Ahab yet. He pilots a ship bent on revenge and the destruction of something. I can see Crosby captaining a ship bent on the revenge and destruction of Hossa and the Wings.

BlacknGold66 said...

Anyone who disagrees with the choice of Phil Collins clearly missed how big of a factor he was throughout the remainder of last season and the playoffs.

Solid pick Staff.

Vern said...

You people hate the Carl Winslow and Al Borland selections? I've lost all faith.

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

Except the problem with Ahab was that he failed to destroy what he was hunting and killed everyone with him in the process. Kind of like the Marino-era Penguins.

Anthony said...

@ Pops : Details, details...haha.

Robert Ullman said...

@ Pops

I'll bet you 10 Sagay Galindos it doesn't end up being that bad.

J.S. said...

Usual Suspects is on AMC. It's definitely not the same on TV.

Keyser Soze would have been a good nominee.

J.S. said...

Turk, that is a techno song reference. I used to have a CD-5 of it with about 10 different versions of it.

Max Power said...

Best Ponch pic

Max Power said...

work is boring

Stagerat said...

I think you should consider using the Mel Gibson from 'Payback' rather than the Ransom Mel. Had more of that 'good-badguy-I'll kill my way to the top for my 65 grand' thing going....

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

At least the State Library is perched way up on the hill, so if this one shakes out like Gaston, I won't be washed down Broad Street.

I got lucky and missed out on Isabel. My wife was still at U of R then and ended up spending a week with me in Lynchburg when they evacuated the campus.

By all accounts this one's moving too fast to be anything particularly bad beyond a couple inches of rain and some wind. Might make for a messy commute, but since I'm headed downtown on a Saturday, there won't be too many other fools out on the road with me.

Cheers. And we need the rain.

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

And Robert, I see your Sagay Galindos and raise you 10 of Jim Duncan's toupees.

Ja' Red said...

Winslow is gay in real life.

Gay Cops exist?

a hard on for justice

jared

Ja' Red said...

I rescind that, wikipedia tells me otherwise and in the words of michael scott

"Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information."

Lady Jaye said...

Can we vote Grimace off the island? He has traumatized me since childhood.

And I love Lavar Burton! Reading Rainbow is a staple. :-)

I don't know who to vote for. Nobody wows me. Suppose I'll send love to Geordi LaForge cause he could fix anything.... only cause Captain Picard isn't on the list.

Robert Ullman said...

We got married in Greensboro, NC the day after Isabel...most of our Richmond pals didn't make it.

Gaston...different story. My basement was a swimming pool.

And Pops, why don'cha make it interesting and throw a couple Casey Nicholsons my way.

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

How about a Tara Morgan or three, Robert?

I R A Darth Aggie said...

Someone call a Waaaaaaaaaaaah!bulance!

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

And the rain is starting to wander in. Make that two godawful commutes thanks to Hanna.

Tony Little said...

Al Borland, Mr. Miyagi and Jimmy Chitwood have my vote for sure! Those guys are clutch. I think we should throw in White Goodman.

TheFandangler said...

Big Trouble in little china = amazing...

don't forget about captain Ron.

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

And one of the many emails that has come my way this afternoon is one announcing that the Hurricanes are introducing their new 3rd jersey on the 10th.

Sometimes I think God is teasing me.

Ryan "Cisco" Franciscus said...

Even though this has nothing to do with the post:

My brother playing NHL 09 Demo on PS3: "Who the hell is Kris Beech and why the fuck is he on this game he's terrible."

JOBBED.

Robert Ullman said...

I met Ashley Swann at a Richmond Magazine event here awhile back...girl's got legs like toothpicks.

jefe mays said...

if we cant get the ultimate warrior now, i wouldnt be surprised to see his name floating around before the trade deadline.

Howard the Duck could work. he brings the skills of Quak Fu to the table. and didnt he bang Lea Thompson?


[expect more]

Annie said...

Kathleen Edwards and Paul Coffey FTW!

I don't normally like country music much, but I do like her a lot, even if it weren't for the video.

As for GameDay inspirations, I think we should have gone with Edmond Dantes... he gets rich, gets his revenge, and gets the girl.

BlacknGold66 said...

I mentioned this awhile back but...

If someone happens to give you a gift card for MLB.com and you don't see anything you like (which is likely here with the amount of disgust over the Bucs) you can click on "Fan Shop" and get NHL stuff.

At first glance it looks like they only have about six thing to buy but if you click on one of them you can find other shirts, jackets, etc.

I've had a gift card for MLB.com since Christmas that I had yet to use.

I just put it to good use digging around and findind this gem.

KaylaJ said...

wow that video is creeptastic! mcsorley better be careful where he puts his illegal stick.

as for the prospects, def no to phil collins. he lost too much money to his ex wife.

finally as for the center ice contest, bitch bitch bitch. what did they expect? penguin fans not to vote? just cause they don't have an awesome fan base in aug-sept isn't our fault.

J.S. said...

of course there's gay cops, but they already posted a pic of Ponch.

Annie said...

Hehe, I thought it was kinda cute. We saw it on TV in our hotel in Toronto when we went a couple weeks ago. It was awesome to wake up in the morning, switch the TV on, and seeing hockey-related features and talk in August that was actually interesting.

And I forgot to say I fully support Lavar Burton and Donkeylips. Those shows were a big part of my childhood.

DrunkArmyFan said...

bng66 - Nice find! I think I found a new shirt

StillsandNash said...

HEY YOU GUYS!!!!

DO IT.

jefe mays said...

i noticed mlb has custom name/number tshirts. the nhl needs to get on board with this, otherwise i will have to get a #11 staal pirates tshirt...

shawnawwwesome said...

btumpak said...
carl winslow can [taffe] people up, especially those who doubt the power of 3 penguins


That reminds me, can tPB official illustrator Slesinski do up a mural of a viking on a sled being pulled by three muscular penguins (birds not players, that would be gay)...? The viking could be Therrien or Shero.

I need to butch up my Blazer with some art.

jefe mays said...

was peeking around the house im staying at in The City and found a jag and corvette in the garage..

WWFBD.

J.S. said...

geno, take the jag!

donniek87 said...

is there going to be a poll for the finals?

Stoosh said...

Givemebackmyson!

Ian said...

Maybe if the Oilers had fans they would have had a better showing in the finals at Icethetics.

Dr. Turkleton said...

jefe...

take the vette down Lombard St....backwards!
Then wait for Nash Bridges, Steve Keller or Mike Stone to read you your rights!

j.s....

+ 10, you superstar!

[Chica Chica]

BlacknGold66 said...

Although I'm sure I've seen a picture of the "real" you on Facebook, J.S. ---

You're still Max from the commercial like your picture was oh so long ago.

jefe mays said...

ahhahaaha

time to beer.

Angelo said...

Dr. Grant, Doc Holliday, and Mel Gibson...those would all be great.

lis said...

Hi everyone!

You wouldn't think when you quit your job you would actually have less time to read pensblog but it's true!!!

Apparantely when you aren't sitting in front of a desk all day bored out of your mind, you find it harder to browse the internet!

Who woulda thunk??????

somechic said...

Glad to see BnG with the wise words. Anyone who wasn't present or doesn't remember feeling it coming in the air should be quiet! PC has my vote.

shawnawwwesome said...

In the Air Tonight is a song about a guy who sees his parents' killer in a bar one night and follows him out at closing time and cold-heartedly let's the dude drown to death for revenge purposes. (Oh yeah, the bar was near water or something.)

And that guy's name was Phil Collins.

If you don't believe me, look it up. (I'll be done correcting the Phil Collins wikipedia page in a few minutes.) Bottom line: Don't mess with the singing/drumming orphan.

KaylaJ said...

phil collins did look cool in the "land of confusion" video.

eileenover said...

Creed! I'm so stoked.

Tony Little said...

No Love For Scott Stapp or Chuck Norris?

The Goon Blogger said...

If Doc Holliday isn't used, there will be murders.

Just sayin', staff.

"I have two guns, one for each of you."

The Goon Blogger said...

Also, I'd rather have Egg Shen then Mr. Miyagi anyday.

Dude's got a Six Demon Bag.

J.S. said...
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J.S. said...

Scott Stapp? Inspiration?

That guy is such a tool that Craftsman wanted to buy the rights to market him.

johnny said...

Could we please refer to "The Reading Rainbow Guy" by his proper name? I speak, of course, of Kunta Kinte.

Or Toby if you are going to be a dick about it.

Anthony said...

Last minute entry:

Artie, THE STRONGEST MAN--IN THE WORLD! from The Adventures of Pete and Pete.

fleuryous said...

YES, they used Donkeylips.

I win. haha

Master of the Obvious said...

Turkleton got me on the YTMND site and I found this...

http://piecesofrick.ytmnd.com/

Love it...

GwinTheEskimo said...

Carl Winslow is also the cop in Die Hard, perhaps same character in bizzaro universe. pic of him on walkie talkie to "Roy"?

Tony Little said...

Ok, Scott Stapp may be a reach...

brndlynn said...

tony: forgot to tell you on FB. i LOVE the Obama ps.

Beav said...

new post btw if anyone didn't notice

norojo said...

gotta cut gibson out of the lineup, no anti-semites please

Paul said...

I'm voting Mr. Miyagi.

fleuryous said...

Instead of Mel Gibson, then, let's have a Mel Gibson CHARACTER, like say...Maverick.

Genius. There you go.

Tim said...

Dude. No joke. I met Marc Summers last year when he came to my school. He said "You guys have THE BEST LOOKING GIRLS ON ANY CAMPUS." We then had a impromptu Double Dare show, and unfortunetly, there wasn't a Huffy bike for a prize. Just an ass slap from Summers.

miniplen said...

Ahab provides solid veteran intensity. Dude wasn't stable, but was willing to throw down with God one-on-one.

SteelPens111 said...

man, i've been meaning to make an account recently...but then i saw al borland...and i had to say keep Al!

*does tool time salute*

LargeTurkey said...

Fuck Mel Gibson. He's a psychotic racist. Get him out of the line up. He sucks and so does that shitty movie Ransom.

Acilladon said...

the reading rainbow guy is also Geordi La Forge from star trek next gen

Tony Little said...

How about the Numa Numa Guy?

Help Me Rhonda said...

Carl Winslow ftw.

The man had a gun and managed to never shoot Steve Urkel. *snort snort* Did I type thaaaaat? It shows patience and self-restraint in times of anger, which is truly inspiring.

Mr. Miyagi and Grimace!

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