Morning Free Association: Suck it Felger

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The Boston Bruins are in the playoffs. They’re one of only three teams that have a playoff berth so far; the Vegas Golden Knights game was in progress at the time of writing, winning against Vancouver.

This season, the Bruins pump-up videos have had the tagline In Our Blood. Right after the team clinched, the Bruins released a fun video which details the kinds of diehard fans that follow “the greatest hockey team on planet Earth”.

  • The Hugger
  • The Screamer
  • The Faithful
  • The Loose Cannon
  • The Comfortable Commentator
  • The Emotional Trainwreck

Which one are you?

The second video is simply awesome. Using audio 98.5 The Sports Hub dicktastic drive time radio host, Michael Felger over footage of all the bear cubs scoring,  the video drives home the idea that to succeed you should listen to no one, especially when they cast doubt on you and your team for being too young.

As avid fans can attest, yes, the team became more younger over the past year. But the beauty of drafting and developing players lies in the test of bringing the kids in to play, rebuilding your team on the fly with your solid core veteran players, and seeing how well it all turns out. Did we all expect a return to the playoffs? Yes. Did we expect the team to be fun with all the young guns? Certainly, and boy was it ever! Do we think they can go all the way too the Stanley Cup Final? Absolutely. This team is special in that they have played through all sorts of adversity brought on by both injury, medical issues, and slight slumps and they kept finding ways to win. It’s almost like they can’t let anything get them down, even the shitty thoughts of a radio blowhard.

As Shawn Thornton was fond of saying, “Suck it Felger”.

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MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

I’m mostly the Comfortable Commentator, but GH’s Superstitionist takes me over whenever Jack Edwards starts talking about how long it’s been since X bad thing has happened to the Bruins or since their opponent has accomplished Y good (for them) thing. I’ve lost track of how many times lately I’ve had to shout “SHUT UP, JACK!!!” at my TV.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Once it’s the ninth inning of a World Series clinching game and they have the lead or there’s five minutes left in the period then I turn into Nervous Pacer.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Yeah, this is the hit that upset me last game
wait, what?!
https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/976896228490391552

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

A measly $3K fine?!?!? Surely that hit was worth a couple of games, at least? Especially considering Bortuzzo’s history – just run a quick google search for “bortuzzo hit” (or just click the link because I’ve already run it) and see all the douchebaggery that comes up!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I was more concerned about the charging/hit to Krejci’s head than the boarding of Szwarz, though both were troublesome.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Indeed. And Schenn’s not getting ANY disciplinary action for that hit.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

My boss is in his office 30 feet down the hall and is laughing uncontrollably. I can hear him like he’s sitting here.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Hey hockey pals!

  • I’m loose cannon, mostly, I think? Thoughts from those of you who have watched or attended hockey games with me?
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  • Long meetings at the office today. People will come out drunk and grumpy. How many offices can you really say that?
  • NEed to discipline someone this afternoon and am really not looking forward to it. Why can’t people just do their work and not be trouble makers?
  • Why have I repeatedly needed to look to see who we’re playing tonight? Dallas, I think?
  • Considering moving back to Somerville to reclaim my roots. My commute to work is super short but now I have to commute to the rest of my life. It’s not going so well.
  • phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Maybe I should clarify:
    I turn into the Loose Cannon when we’re playing an important game (perhaps one that was played outdoors against our bitter rival… or even outdoors against the alumni of our butter rival). Comfortable commentator isn’t a thing I can do. Faithful, sure. I’m a mutt. Definitely Superstitionist.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister
    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Ha!
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Super Cub Charlie being super awesome:
    https://twitter.com/NHL/status/977199563554529285

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    That comfortable commentator guy is me, except sometimes perched on the edge of the sofa rather than sunk into it like he is.

    I won’t be watching the game live tonight as I’ll be up early tomorrow watching car racing from Australia. As soon as they invent a pill that removes the need for sleep I’m signing up!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I can’t lay down like that while watching the game.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Oh yeah, going to miss the game tonight as we are going to see blues legends James Montgomery and Christine Ohlman. And if you don’t like the blues then you got a hole in your soul an’ you don’t eat chicken on Sunday. Amen.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Have fun!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    As long as we’re confessing (Bless me, Father, cuz I’m a fucking Bruin fan, damn it) I am part comfortable commentator, part faithful. I only become emotional train wreck when the Bruins are behind….., or tied……, or in a close game….., or have a two goal lead…… you get the idea.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Let us all repeat the hockey fan’s prayer
    “I’m a hockey fan… but I can change… if I have to… I guess.”