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dunkndollaz Banger Back to Back Survivor Level: 99 Posts: 813/2620 EXP: 9753409 For next: 246626 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 10 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: 85 Posts: 355/1857 EXP: 5716479 For next: 182085 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 1131 days Last activity: 260 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: 454/2479 EXP: 8977653 For next: 11166 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: 151 Posts: 1345/6970 EXP: 42318617 For next: 977959 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 10 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: 69147 For next: 8979 Since: 23.2.02 From: Toronto Since last post: 3015 days Last activity: 3015 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: 178162 For next: 7203 Since: 16.7.02 From: Vancouver, BC Since last post: 4071 days Last activity: 3689 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: 23012146 For next: 72021 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1883 days Last activity: 337 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: 816/2620 EXP: 9753409 For next: 246626 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 10 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: 112 Posts: 1182/3504 EXP: 15084603 For next: 253650 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 918 days Last activity: 606 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: 748/1932 EXP: 6171604 For next: 221195 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 333 days Last activity: 89 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: 1365/6970 EXP: 42318617 For next: 977959 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 10 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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