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dunkndollaz Banger Back to Back Survivor Level: 100 Posts: 813/2634 EXP: 10106792 For next: 247640 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 17 days Last activity: 2 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: 85 Posts: 355/1857 EXP: 5882196 For next: 16368 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 1431 days Last activity: 560 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: 454/2503 EXP: 9363153 For next: 291234 Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 57 days Last activity: 17 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: 152 Posts: 1345/7025 EXP: 44018797 For next: 282965 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 1 day # 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: 71101 For next: 7025 Since: 23.2.02 From: Toronto Since last post: 3316 days Last activity: 3316 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: 183334 For next: 2031 Since: 16.7.02 From: Vancouver, BC Since last post: 4371 days Last activity: 3989 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: 127 Posts: 1564/4700 EXP: 23679557 For next: 47074 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2183 days Last activity: 637 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: 816/2634 EXP: 10106792 For next: 247640 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 17 days Last activity: 2 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: 15506721 For next: 311888 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 1218 days Last activity: 906 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: 6349468 For next: 43331 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 236 days Last activity: 236 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: 1365/7025 EXP: 44018797 For next: 282965 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 1 day # 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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