Morning Free Association, July 22 – No Sleep in Brooklyn

Is Brooklyn not the paradise the Islanders thought it was?

Rumors have been percolating that the Islanders are considering a new new home.
From Puck Daddy:

The Islanders are in talks with the Wilpon family, owners of the New York Mets, about building an arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, according to sports columnist Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg News, who is the first mainstream source to report rumors that have been kicking around New York recently.

It is certainly possible that this is posturing by the ownership grou, looking for a better deal. However, many fans have complained about the severely obstructed views in the relatively small Barclays Center. And the choice to remove some premium seats so they can advertise some Honda SUV is clownish at best. Though it does have a mock Twitter account:

Apparently the SUV has it’s eyes on the next venue as well

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phonymahoney
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Good morning, peeps!

Back from vacation, and it feels… uh, something. (TMI ALTERT): Got a lot of reading done and also cut out a few hours of beach time a few days this week because I had a nasty UTI, which I thought was a stomach bug until about Thursday. AWESOME.

How is everyone? Is it hockey season yet? Why the hell not?

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

no new morning skate? getting lazy in the heat are we?

phonymahoney
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Annnnnnd, this is Friday’s skate. Oops.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I think Tallest must be in the middle of a tremendous thunderstorm right now. Checking the radar. Jo and I would like to get set up before any storms hit tonight. We could leave in the morning. Watching the radar and it will be a game time decision!

Satan 81's Sister
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Were supposedly getting thunderstorms at some point today. I hate thunderstorms.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Other team again! I la la la love thunderstorms!!!

Satan 81's Sister
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They’re loud and scary and not fun! I usually end up riding them out by plugging in my headphones and watching movies on my tablet.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Uh yeah, that’s all I got. Here’s CC Sabathia falling down:
http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2016/7/21/12253344/cc-sabathia-falls-off-the-mound-video-mlb-bloopers

carvinbass18
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Morning folks! Happy Friday.

  • I’m on my 3rd printer in 3 days thanks to parts shortages & customer commits. I’d really like to just finish one sad
  • I hope the Islanders get their arena situation situated, it’s pretty sad that an established NHL team is stuck in a tiny arena w/ poor seating after getting out of the death trap that was Nassau
  • Episode 26 of Bearly on Topic is out! Have a listen here: https://soundcloud.com/bearlyontopic/episode-26-expansion-and-pokemon-go
  • Doing some work around the house this weekend. Hopefully going to get at minimum my back deck ready to be painted for next weekend as it so desperately needs it.
  • As always softball on Sunday, going to be a great time hopefully.
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Oh, Happy Birthday, Phony!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Happy Friday, All! Work, work, work. Jo and I head out this afternoon. This is one of our favorite weekend trips. Disc golf Saturday, whitewater Sunday. Plus, a fantastic campsite. We may have to dodge a few raindrops while we set up. Once we’re set up it can rain all night. We’ll be dry in our weekend drey!

    The dog days of hockey are upon us. I love hockey, but summer could go on forever and I wouldn’t mind.

    Coffee is extra yummy today. Seltzer and lemon juice on tap (i’m so boring these days!).
    I will be bringing some bourbon this weekend.

    Still need some hockey news!!

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Still need some hockey news!!

    The Bruins announced their 2016-17 season national TV schedule yesterday.
    Sorry, but that’s the best I’ve got.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    At least it’s something!

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    They’ll play 3 games on national TV against the Caps and 2 each against the Rags, Blues, Wings & Stars but only one against the Habs. And that one game against their biggest rival won’t be one of their 6 “Wednesday Night Rivalry” games – it’s on a freaking Sunday! Dafuq, NBC? Dafuq?

    carvinbass18
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    Still need some hockey news!!

    I think Vesey is holding the hockey world hostage because teams are pinning for him first.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    On Monday Donald Trump is coming to Winston-Salem, NC. His rally will be right next to where I work. I don’t care what think about the man, but traffic is going to be horrendous. All sorts of fruit cakes will surround my parking space.

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Traffic. I’m spoiled up here in the hills. Rush hour is a handful of cars between 5 and 6. I still moan about it, but I’m aware of the fact I’m complaining about nothing.

    carvinbass18
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    “What’s up with all this traffic?” “Uh, it’s two cars at a red light, calm down CB18”

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