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dunkndollaz Banger Back to Back Survivor Level: 99 Posts: 813/2614 EXP: 9664962 For next: 335073 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 1 day # 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: 85 Posts: 355/1857 EXP: 5682970 For next: 215594 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 1072 days Last activity: 200 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: 96 Posts: 454/2477 EXP: 8916097 For next: 72722 Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 2 days # 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: 150 Posts: 1345/6952 EXP: 41916400 For next: 391388 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 6 hours Last activity: 6 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: 24 Posts: 59/97 EXP: 68753 For next: 9373 Since: 23.2.02 From: Toronto Since last post: 2956 days Last activity: 2956 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: 177116 For next: 8249 Since: 16.7.02 From: Vancouver, BC Since last post: 4011 days Last activity: 3629 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: 126 Posts: 1564/4700 EXP: 22877190 For next: 206977 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1823 days Last activity: 278 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: 99 Posts: 816/2614 EXP: 9664962 For next: 335073 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 1 day # 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: 112 Posts: 1182/3504 EXP: 14999299 For next: 338954 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 859 days Last activity: 546 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: 6136655 For next: 5476 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 273 days Last activity: 29 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: 150 Posts: 1365/6952 EXP: 41916400 For next: 391388 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 6 hours Last activity: 6 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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