Friday, December 12, 2008

Hey Yo


[From reader Matt D, circa 2007]

A.O. isn't really making progress in the voting. Habs fans have actually built a bigger lead.

Maybe everyone if sick of voting, can't blame you if you are. You're probably sick of us asking you to do shit.

It may be too late, but whatev.

We emailed some of our favorite Flames blog. They are going to spread the word out west. And try to help out.

In turn we vote for Jerome Iginlia to overtake Hossa.

So at 9pm tonight we are asking all our readers to vote at least 10 times for A.O.
Tell everyone you know, if someone could post this on mesage boards too that would be great.
Just so it is known Caps fans are watching our backs, so don't start with "well caps fans should vote for MAF."
Lets focus on this giant task.

Throw a few votes Iginlia's way as well and Flame fans will watch our backs as well.



If we don't make some big time ground this weekend, it ain't happening.


Joke the vote.

Go Pens

85 comments:

nicholas richter said...

do it!

John said...
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John said...

Freakin' interweb.

Here's the link:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/
dear_margo/20081212/en_dm/margo_
howard20081212

Will this obsessed fan please raise his hand?

Stilly said...

@John

That was posted in the comments of the last post. No one has stepped up yet.

I voted for AO for the first time today, and I feel dirty. I'm going to have to take a shower after the vote-a-thon tonight.

Allison said...

@ john and Stilly-
it wasn't me but I'd love to meet the guy. I think we'd go well together

And to answer Rage from last post, no they're not autographed, only my hat is.

PittHockey said...

by your command...

Allison said...

and I've been voting for Iginla all along, as well as AO. Strange, I must have some ESP with blogging alliances.

Allison said...

uhhhh, wait a minute staff, that's not semin in the back of that picture, is it? cause that's sure as fuck not ever happening.

Allison said...

Also staff, I think you meant Iginla, not Iginlia.

And now I'm giving myself at least a 10 minute time out for having over 50% of the comments

meecrofilm said...

Voting in ovechkin the hack is probably too tall a task as of now.

However.

Patrick Kane is only 19,000 votes from knocking Pavel Datsyuk out of the Top 3 in the west. This is where we can make a difference.

Because the second-best thing to jobbing Canadien fans, is jobbing Wings fans.

Vote Iginla/Kane.

meecrofilm said...

You know what... on second thought...

Now that MAFer is back, I just say "fuck ovechkin" completely, and focus all efforts into getting Fleury past Price, since it's clear he'll now be playing enough games to be eligible to start. Tall order, but it's a hell of a lot more realistic than getting AjOke to knock out the Canadiens.

I say full steam ahead for Fleury (with a little Iggy/Kane love on the side).

John said...

"Stilly said...
@John

That was posted in the comments of the last post. No one has stepped up yet."

Sorry. That's what I get for not reading every tidbit every day.

I need to talk to my boss about more free internet time.

Stilly said...

@meecrofilm

Done and done. Kane, Iginla, Marleau, Campbell, Boyle, Backstrom.

Stilly said...

@John

I wasn't jobbing, just letting you know it was out there. No apologies necessary.

TIMKO said...

@Staff and fellow Pens Fans

Do not look at this as a way to get AO in, look at it as a way to get MAF in. Price is a joke. No, MAF has not played many games this year but his performance in last years playoffs show he is a worthy All-Star. So, to my fellow Penguins fans, take the time to vote for MAF and while you're filling out the vote for Fleury throw AO, Iginla and lets get Kane up there.

DO IT!

JB said...

Vote for AO. For the sake of hockey, do it for sport! How often are you going to get to see 3 beasts one the same line together.

Raybin said...

Sid/Malkin/Ovechdouche/Letang/Scuds/Fleury

Iginla/Kane/Toews/Boyle/Campbell/
Nabokov

DO IT

habajca said...

Can we please vote for two other forwards in the west (I say Kane and Getzlaf) to make sure no Red Wigs start (or most importantly Hossa doesn't start). It would be so easy, votes in the west are weak.

Jersey Bill said...

Iginla inches closer already and Sid and Geno are full speed ahead. We must continue the assault. Don't forget to click the Flower in, too.

9:00 PM. Do it.

Lady Jaye said...

@Allison > I've been doing the same. Must be female intuition. We already knew who to vote for.

@meecrofilm > But if you vote online you can still vote for AO and Fleury at the same time. It's okay. We won't tell anybody you did.... just a few hundred Pensblog readers.

Jon said...

I'll vote for AO. Not because of a blog alliance so much as because he's at least twice the player that Saku f*ing Koivu is. Also, because I actually like him (blasphemy, I know).

Allison said...

I know it's already been mentioned in the last post, but for those who didn't catch it... MAF is ready

Allison said...

Totally random, but since everyone's been commenting on the toughness of the Pens' schedual (as in road trips), the Pens are going to be home for almost a solid three weeks at the very tail end of the season. That's huge.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Charlie is now a PIRATE!

read all about it here
The Season Ticket line forms behind me.

ASGblog...

FAO [Schwartz]...this whole Vote this jagoff in to knock out that other jagoff is building up a bunch of bad karma. What happens if the rest of the NHL fans vote to knock out the Pens? [from the starting lineup]

headscratchblog...
BNG said something like:

I call them pre-Challenger cause they were born post-Challenger explosion

Why not just call them: Post-Challenger? :/

dying alive said...

I'm sure I'll get jobbed for this, but I'm not really up for rigging the west voting. For one thing, I don't really care who starts for the West. For another, a couple of the Wings (not Osgood) belong there.

I have no problem with voting en masse to ensure that worthy guys get in rather than making this some kind of all Montreal, all the time deal. And I'm all on board for voting for Iginla because if he doesn't start, West voting is as big a sham as East voting has been. But meh on purposely knocking guys out who, despite playing for a team we hate, deserve to be there. I don't really see that as a whole lot better than what Habs fans did.

Job/flame away!

dying alive said...

Dr. Turk beat me to it.

Dr. Turkleton said...

DA...

great minds...you know the rest!

Allison said...

@dying alive- I've been voting for lidstrom too, i dont care what jersey he has on, he's a great player.

Lady Jaye said...

I dunno, dying alive, I can see where you're coming from... BUT as far as we know we all have just been voting legitimately. We didn't start this with a spam script to get votes up. I know I read somewhere that they took away those votes (or I might be imagining that), but I don't 100% believe that personally. And voting for Bing, Geno and AO is kinda legitimate. I mean those guys ARE 1, 2, and 3 in the scoring race right now so its not like we're voting in 3 guys who aren't deserving of the start.

nikki said...

staff- please tell me you butchered jarome iginla's name on purpose...

dying alive said...

@ Lady Jaye - Oh no, I wholeheartedly support the East voting. That includes AO, because he should be in the starting line-up. I also don't think that Pens fans used scripts, I think it was just a well-organized campaign via online and text. I voted for Sid, Geno and AO dozens of times myself because I've had a lot of downtime at work lately.

My comment was more directed at the idea of voting for specific players in the west with the specific hope of knocking other players out of the starting lineup (and possibly out of the game, since they can only have X number of players on either team).

bayonetwork said...

allison, on that like for MAF being ready, if you scroll down a little bit you will see that they called Jordan Staal Eric Staal.

its in the paragraph talking about the teams in practice

CapsKremlin said...

I'm trying to get everyone who is attending tonight's game against the Sens to vote during intermission.

If we can't get AO I don't mind helping in unseat Hossa. Hated him in Atlanta.

Rage said...

Oh Allison, I only wish I could show you mine...

Jon said...

@ Dying Alive: I have no problem with two Red Wings in the starting lineup as long as those two Red Wings are Lidstrom and Zetterberg (you know, the Wings' two best players...) Hossa and Datsyuk, not as much.

Allison said...

@bayonetwork_
WOWWWWWW.
that wasn't there when I linked it before.
it as just an article about fleury that said "more coming soon...' at the bottom.

again, WOW

bayonetwork said...

*link.

damn, i gotta read my posts..

Lady Jaye said...

@DA me = fail ;) I re-read the thread and NOW totally get you. And I agree with you on that regards. I am voting for the guy cause I like him as a player. :) I don't really care about the west all that much until it's stanley cup time. Hehe.

bayonetwork said...

its nearly as bad as the tampa bay crap

Allison said...

@rage
"Oh Allison, I only wish I could show you mine..."
ok, I had to read that twice before I remembered we had been having a conversatioin earlier lol.
so take pictures and link to em!
(ps there's more on my facebook, I just choose to link toone wall)

Allison said...

@bayonetwork- I might go as far as to say it's worse, cause it's on the Penguins' specific website.

Pens_MINI66 said...

What about Marc Andre!?

akus said...

48 hours since Joke the Vote Part 1,
Sid and Geno have 70k+ votes

3rd and 4th place, 30k more or less.

AO, 17k.
17 and change.

Are his own fans even voting for him?

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Glad this PSA is not on FSN or NHLN.
JoketheVote
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AceWilde said...

Former Penguins Post Gazette beat writer (and current Bucco's beat writer) Dejan Kovacevic introduced his thoughts on voting for the MLB All Star Game and i believe it fits in well with justifying voting for MAF. He believes that you should not take into account the current season. You should look at a persons stats from the first game after the All Star Game up to the most recent game. MAF was the hottest goalie in the East during the 2nd half last year and helped lead the Pens to within two games of the Cup. So voting for MAF is definitely not a sham.

Rage said...

For Allison- my pride and joy...my MAN CAVE

what do you think?!?

BlacknGold66 said...

@Turk and D.A.: from last post...

I meant to say POST-Challenger as I thought that girl was clearly 18-22.

FAILBLOG on my part.

nikki said...

if anyone needs any further reason to vote for iginla, he's on the "captains" episode starting on the nhl network in like a minute
such a beast

bayonetwork said...

commit to the man cave.

Rage said...

@nikki-could you imagine iginla on the Pens?!?!?!?! Now THAT is a man

somechic said...

bng66 you had us all confused

nikki said...

rage, i would DIE! talk about a winger to play with sid!
my family would have other things to say (they are big time flames fans...)
but seriously, he lives in my hometown in the offseason and i actually met him 2 summer ago, just the nicest guy ever

Rage said...

Mad respect for the guy. Mad. Respect.

Rage said...

I got a place for him on The Wall of Respect with Bob Probert/Gary Roberts

nikki said...

i know eh, i don't know how (or if) anyone could hate him
he does it ALL

Allison said...

@Rage-
That Mancave is beyond fantastic. Those stanley cups on the mantle=perfect.
My womancave?. That doesn't have nearly the same ring to it.

Rage said...

Yours will scare men. SWEEEEET...with the exception of the Rags gear. I am duly impressed and would consider bearing your children.

Seriously...nice!!!!!!

Allison said...

@Rage-
yea, mine scares just about everybody lol.

I was raised a Rangers fan, so for the first 4.5 years of my life I liked them. Then I smartened up and changed my favorite player from Jeff Beukeboom to Mario Lemieux, effectivly breaking my fathers heart.

Anyway, it's more about the specific Rangers' players I have up there than the team itself.

And I would consider bearing your children as well. You have every prerequisity for a mate for me:
1)You're male
2)You're about as crazy for the Pens as I am.
Done.
Baby.

meecrofilm said...

Is it just me, or did the temperature of c-blog just get kicked up a few notches?

Rage said...

Did I mention that mine are autographed? lolz

brett said...

Looks like the Canucks came up big in the goalie votes for the west. Check it.

Allison said...

@ meecro- hmmmmmm
@ Rage- yeah I noticed, I meant to comment on that. I am officially jealous of my baby daddy.



on a serious note, how the hell you manage that?

meecrofilm said...

Keep up the Fleury love, people, he's gaining, be it ever so slightly.

And Rage and Allison, I'd gladly live in either one of your respective caves. Those are just some sweet, sweet set-ups.

Jamie C said...

Wow. This is even more sad than what Habs fans were doing.

Allison said...

@meecro- you're invited as long as it's ok with Rage.
talk about raising the temp

KaylaJ said...

i sometimes vote for AO, but its just kinda difficult to do when the caps fans don't pull their own weight to even get him close. just seems like they saw what we could do, therefore they asked us to do the same for AO and gave up totally.

other than that, i LOVE that ad where the flyers kid gets jobbed around. but in truth he does get a tire and those are pretty expensive.

Rage said...

The Buries It 8x10 and the autographed Shero puck and Andy Bathgate blade on the mantle are my favorites.

@Allison-check your gmail

Allison said...

@rage- I'm not near a computer,bill check when I get home... Should I be worried?

sven butenschon said...

If I vote for Odouchekin
Can I still wear my T-shirt that says Ovechkin Russian for douchbag

I feel dirty and ashamed after I vote for him
Like the hot girl @ the party that is the first one to pass out

Billkamm said...

I've been voting for Iginla the entire time. I definitely don't want Hossa to get it. A.O. has gained some ground, but not nearly enough. Maybe we could get the talk shows involved. Benz, Junker, Madden, etc... We really need to spread the word.

Joe said...

eric staal is a penguin now ...well atleast penguins.com thinks he is



http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=397648

Joe said...

The Penguins were divided into four teams: Team Black featured Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis, Matt Cooke, Jeff Taffe and Eric Godard; Team Grey featured Ryan Whitney, Petr Sykora, Miroslav Satan and Alex Goligoski; Team White featured Philippe Boucher, Mark Eaton, Rob Scuderi and Ruslan Fedotenko; Team Gold featured Kris Letang, Eric Staal, Tim Wallace and Brooks Orpik.

Billkamm said...

who else hates the Canadiens? Maybe we could get some Leafs fans to vote A.O. up.

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Mr Pockets 12 said...

If you have verizon (it works for them I don't know about other carriers) you can vote 10 times in an instant.

Just add 81812 to the ten spots your phone has for sending messages to multiple contacts which will send the same message 10 times. Therefore if you vote 10 times at 9pm, using this system, you will have voted 100 times. Just putting it out there.

dhudzin said...

That photoshop made me vomit.

Rage said...

@allison-nothing at all to worry about.

Billkamm said...

I've voted like 10 times in a row today and each time I looked at the standings and they numbers didn't budge on the players I voted for. This seems like a big scam to me.

fleuryous said...

That photoshop actually made me laugh a little.

Just imagining MAF in NWO, and how soft-spoken he is. Ridiculous..

And whoever picked Malkin's face on THAT body...genius.

I don't think this is as bad as the Habs fans...nowhere near as bad. We are actually taking time out of our lives to vote for players we think deserve to be in the ASG. AO is a great player, we all know that.

I'd love to see MAF in first place.
Dude, I'm so excited for MAF to come back. SO excited.

akus said...

I agree with KaylaJ,
Hey, Yo, Cap fans, you are not doing it.
Funny how they show up to talk shit during a game, but miss a big show to help out one of their own.

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@ Fleuryous,
Have you worn your Pensblog jersey yet to a game??

Allison said...

Whoevers idea it was to add the 10 recipients for a text message- you are my new hero!

jefe p said...

A.O. who?

fleuryous said...

I just got it this week, akus...so I haven't had an opportunity to yet!

Jersey Bill said...

@Billkamm

It says that they update periodically and it's not real- time. Can't wait to see the new tote board.

Scot MacTaggart said...

Just a quick note on the 10 texts at a time...if you can't vote more than once a minute on the website, i wonder if it will let you do it on the text side...

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