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dunkndollaz Banger Back to Back Survivor Level: 100 Posts: 813/2637 EXP: 10156082 For next: 198350 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 11 days Last activity: 4 days # 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: 86 Posts: 355/1857 EXP: 5901440 For next: 240691 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 1467 days Last activity: 595 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 Banger Moderator Level: 98 Posts: 454/2505 EXP: 9404019 For next: 250368 Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 1 hour # 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: 152 Posts: 1345/7028 EXP: 44186312 For next: 115450 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 8 days Last activity: 2 days # 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: 24 Posts: 59/97 EXP: 71327 For next: 6799 Since: 23.2.02 From: Toronto Since last post: 3351 days Last activity: 3351 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: 183935 For next: 1430 Since: 16.7.02 From: Vancouver, BC Since last post: 4407 days Last activity: 4025 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: 128 Posts: 1564/4700 EXP: 23757060 For next: 624706 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2218 days Last activity: 673 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: 100 Posts: 816/2637 EXP: 10156082 For next: 198350 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 11 days Last activity: 4 days # 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: 113 Posts: 1182/3504 EXP: 15555765 For next: 262844 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 1254 days Last activity: 942 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: 87 Posts: 748/1933 EXP: 6369577 For next: 23222 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 272 days Last activity: 271 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: 152 Posts: 1365/7028 EXP: 44186312 For next: 115450 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 8 days Last activity: 2 days # 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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