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dunkndollaz Banger Back to Back Survivor Level: 97 Posts: 813/2589 EXP: 9307518 For next: 9840 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 4 hours Last activity: 4 hours # 1 Posted on 3.6.03 1245.24 Reposted on: 3.6.10 1245.44 They couldn't get the team from Mystery, Alaska ??? http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-oilers-outdoor&prov=ap&type=lgns Promote this thread!
Gugs Bierwurst Level: 84 Posts: 355/1857 EXP: 5547362 For next: 114614 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 834 days Last activity: 194 days
Y!: # 2 Posted on 3.6.03 1605.16 Reposted on: 3.6.10 1610.56 I hope it doesn't rain. Or snow. Or get oppressively cold. Or get oppressively hot. Or get very windy. Or be humid. Or..... There are just so many things that could go wrong, but I still hope it works out.
The Goon Boudin blanc Moderator Level: 95 Posts: 454/2453 EXP: 8584761 For next: 83877 Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 13 hours # 3 Posted on 3.6.03 1728.11 Reposted on: 3.6.10 1728.36 I'm sure they'll have the arena ready as a backup if the weather doesn't co-operate. But it's a great idea-I hope it works out. Didn't the University of Michigan do something like this last year?
Big Bad Scrapple Level: 148 Posts: 1345/6878 EXP: 40300044 For next: 78714 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 5 days Last activity: 7 hours # 4 Posted on 4.6.03 1450.18 Reposted on: 4.6.10 1451.34 If they have the arena as a 'backup,' then they're going to have some angry fans. The Oilers' arena only seats 20,000 or so. The old-timers game beforehand seems almost more interesting. Gretzky~~!
scabby Bauerwurst Level: 23 Posts: 59/97 EXP: 67156 For next: 568 Since: 23.2.02 From: Toronto Since last post: 2718 days Last activity: 2718 days # 5 Posted on 4.6.03 1645.24 Reposted on: 4.6.10 1650.47 Originally posted by gugs I hope it doesn't rain. Or snow. Or get oppressively cold. Or get oppressively hot. Or get very windy. Or be humid. Or..... There are just so many things that could go wrong, but I still hope it works out. I don't think they're going to have to worry about it becoming opressively hot or humid in Edmonton during hockey season. I think it's a really cool idea........it will be interesting if it snows, though.
canucklover Pickled pork Level: 31 Posts: 99/184 EXP: 172883 For next: 12482 Since: 16.7.02 From: Vancouver, BC Since last post: 3774 days Last activity: 3392 days # 6 Posted on 5.6.03 1038.43 Reposted on: 5.6.10 1052.20 This should be absolutely freakin' awesome. I've already got September 15 (the day tix go on sale to the general public) circled on my calendar ROAD TRIP!!
Grimis Scrapple Level: 125 Posts: 1564/4700 EXP: 22331033 For next: 123194 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1585 days Last activity: 40 days # 7 Posted on 5.6.03 1057.49 Reposted on: 5.6.10 1059.01 Edmonton in November is not something I would be worried about for hockey weather. If this were Denver or Kansas City you might have something to worry about.... I've surprised they haven't tried this in basketball yet, even though one could say they do by using domes(i.e. Michigan State v Kentucky at Ford Field in December) but can you imagine Duke v UCLA at the Rose Bowl?
dunkndollaz Banger Back to Back Survivor Level: 97 Posts: 816/2589 EXP: 9307518 For next: 9840 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 4 hours Last activity: 4 hours # 8 Posted on 5.6.03 1347.33 Reposted on: 5.6.10 1348.13 The Globetrotters use to play in outdoor stadiums all the time back in the day but I could see basketball players complaining about the breeze throwing off their shots.......come to think f it, it would give Shaq a built in excuse for his free throw problems
Freeway Scrapple Level: 111 Posts: 1182/3504 EXP: 14654269 For next: 214137 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 621 days Last activity: 308 days # 9 Posted on 5.6.03 1749.27 Reposted on: 5.6.10 1754.48 Originally posted by canucklover This should be absolutely freakin' awesome. I've already got September 15 (the day tix go on sale to the general public) circled on my calendar ROAD TRIP!! Welcome to my world. But hell, why couldn't it be Flames/Oilers? It'd be cheaper, and they'd definately sell out faster than Canadiens/Oilers. I guess they just want to have CBC get good ratings.
Bullitt Shot in the dark Level: 86 Posts: 748/1932 EXP: 5995293 For next: 146838 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 35 days Last activity: 35 days # 10 Posted on 5.6.03 2349.20 Reposted on: 5.6.10 2358.33 I think it was Michigan/Michigan State that played in front of over 80,000 outdoors a year or two ago. What may be even cooler than the actual game will be the legends game of old-school Oilers (lead by Gretzky) against old-school Canadiens (lead by Lafleur.)
Big Bad Scrapple Level: 148 Posts: 1365/6878 EXP: 40300044 For next: 78714 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 5 days Last activity: 7 hours # 11 Posted on 6.6.03 1332.31 Reposted on: 6.6.10 1338.38 You know, if the Maple Leafs were to try something like in SkyDome....they'd sell out the building easily. Torontonians love their hockey. REVENUE~~~!
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