Thank you Tom!
Jeremy Roenick, one of my favorite former Blackhawks’ players, had a small guest role on the new TV show “Go On” this past Tuesday. The sitcom is about a smug sports radio show host named Ryan King, played by Matthew Perry. However, King lost his wife and is attending group therapy sessions to cope. (Yes, this is a comedy.)
In this week’s episode, King is invited to play in Jeremy Roenick’s weekly pickup hockey game. I won’t tell you anything else about the episode because you might want to watch it online. However, I will spoil the best line:
“Yo, Roenick! Get back on ‘D,’ princess!”
As a longtime hockey fan, it is awesome to see a hockey player–one of my heroes, no less–appear on a TV show. Whenever an athlete guest stars on a show in the U.S., it is always a baseball, football or basketball player. Nice that hockey is finally starting to get its due here south of the border.
If you want to see the episode, you can watch it at NBC’s website.
Did anyone else see this week’s episode of “Go On?” What did you think of it and/or Roenick’s acting?
I participated quite a bit in Upper Deck’s wrapper redemption program at The National.
In my very first redemption pack, I pulled an autograph. Upper Deck had a camera going and recorded my lucky pull:
Fortunately, I was able to trade the Sandberg autograph for an autograph of a promising young hockey player:
Who says people don’t trade trading cards anymore? I made several successful card trades at The National. Still, trading is the exception and not the rule.
Videos courtesy of Upper Deck.
My fourth pack rip of 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards. Do I finally get a decent card? Inquiring minds want to know!
My third pack rip of 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards. This one involves a major kitchen appliance. And what to do with that gum?
My second pack rip of 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards. Learning my lesson from the previous pack rip, I did not eat the gum this time.
Happy Friday! I opened a pack of 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards, and then I did something very stupid. Enjoy!
2010-11 Score card #545 – Bryan Pitton
One of the 50 short-printed Hot Rookies found in the 2010-11 Score Hockey set, this card of Bryan Pitton is the sorriest excuse I’ve seen for a hockey card in a long time. Thus, it is bad enough to be deemed The Worst Hockey Card of 2010. Continue reading “The Worst Hockey Card of 2010”
This hilarious video came out in December! How did this fly under my radar? Anyway, Kane’s flaming mullet is the best. Do yourself a favor and spend a minute-and-a-half enjoying this clip.
Length: 11 minutes
This video clip shows highlights from the 1991 NHL All-Star Weekend January 17 to 19, 1991 in Chicago. It is from a VHS tape that the Chicago Blackhawks sent their season ticket holders.
There are many interviews with great players like Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Jeremy Roenick and Mark Messier. It also addresses the controversy of goaltender Ed Belfour being snubbed as an All-Star selection.
Here’s a quick rundown of what’s in the video:
- 0:10 to 1:45 – All-Star skills clinic & autograph session
- 1:46 to 4:05 – Heroes of Hockey Game
- 4:06 to 7:47 – NHL Skills Competition
- 7:48 to 10:55 – 42nd NHL All-Star Game
The video is a bit long, so I understand if you don’t want to watch it. However, I took a screen shot from the 2:20 mark:
Yes! My 15-year old self is in the background of Dennis Hull’s interview.
This was after the All-Star skills clinic held on Thursday. I honestly don’t remember seeing myself back in the video “back in the day,” so I was quite surprised to see this while digitizing the footage.