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dunkndollaz Banger Level: 96 Posts: 813/2547 EXP: 8736002 For next: 252817 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 14 days Last activity: 21 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: 83 Posts: 355/1857 EXP: 5327683 For next: 104561 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 461 days Last activity: 16 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: 94 Posts: 454/2425 EXP: 8116836 For next: 239852 Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 21 days Last activity: 15 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: 145 Posts: 1345/6719 EXP: 37428365 For next: 175807 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 8 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: 23 Posts: 59/97 EXP: 64571 For next: 3153 Since: 23.2.02 From: Toronto Since last post: 2345 days Last activity: 2345 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: 166026 For next: 19339 Since: 16.7.02 From: Vancouver, BC Since last post: 3400 days Last activity: 3018 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: 124 Posts: 1564/4700 EXP: 21446267 For next: 390395 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1212 days Last activity: 1009 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 Level: 96 Posts: 816/2547 EXP: 8736002 For next: 252817 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 14 days Last activity: 21 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: 110 Posts: 1182/3504 EXP: 14096012 For next: 312920 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 248 days Last activity: 2 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: 85 Posts: 748/1917 EXP: 5699533 For next: 199031 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 21 days Last activity: 20 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: 145 Posts: 1365/6719 EXP: 37428365 For next: 175807 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 8 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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