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dunkndollaz Banger Back to Back Survivor Level: 99 Posts: 813/2625 EXP: 9927817 For next: 72218 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 3 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: 5805187 For next: 93377 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 1291 days Last activity: 419 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: 97 Posts: 454/2495 EXP: 9200424 For next: 116934 Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 11 days Last activity: 22 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: 151 Posts: 1345/6999 EXP: 43220742 For next: 75834 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 4 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: 70193 For next: 7933 Since: 23.2.02 From: Toronto Since last post: 3175 days Last activity: 3175 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: 180931 For next: 4434 Since: 16.7.02 From: Vancouver, BC Since last post: 4231 days Last activity: 3849 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: 23369410 For next: 357221 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2042 days Last activity: 497 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: 816/2625 EXP: 9927817 For next: 72218 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 3 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: 112 Posts: 1182/3504 EXP: 15310510 For next: 27743 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 1078 days Last activity: 766 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: 6269021 For next: 123778 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 96 days Last activity: 95 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: 151 Posts: 1365/6999 EXP: 43220742 For next: 75834 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 4 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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