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July 8th, 2005

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10:17 am - IT'S THE WHALERS W BUT... IT'S A B
Oh dear. Over the last work break, someone in the room discovered the Brass Bonanza website. It's a super tribute to the Hartford Whalers. Even if you've never heard their victory song, you're gonna get it stuck in your head for the rest of the day (I think groggenspiel would enjoy it, by the way.) As far as hockey teams went, us Western Massachusetts kids pretty much followed the Whalers, as they were the nearest NHL franchise. The Bruins were ok, but they were for Boston kids. And they actually won some games every now and then. The Whalers were crummy but lovable. The Springfield Indians took up the slack in the later days of the Whalers' dynasty, but they were AHL and then they turned into the Falcons when I wasn't looking.

So several of us sat around the harsh white glow of these flatscreen monitors and took a pleasant trip down memory lane for a few minutes, then got back to work.

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Date:July 8th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
Back in the 80's, Binghamton's hockey team was a farm team for Hartford. Binghamton Whalers. They had that there sideways "B" symbol on the jerseys.
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Date:July 8th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I grew up in Binghamton, and in my childhood, "Brass Bonanza" was the melody of pure victory. When Binghamton became the Rangers and switched to "Blitzkrieg Bop" as goal-scoring music, it was never the same.
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Date:July 8th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
When I was a kid, the music I always associated with hockey was of course this.
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Date:July 8th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
That's pretty much the Unofficial Canadian National Anthem, isn't it?

I mean, besides whatever song Anne Murray's singing at the time...

We don't have much of an American equivalent, I don't think. And no, "Are You Ready For Some Football" doesn't count.
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Date:July 8th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
For me it's Sabre Dance. Di di di di di di di di-de-la di di di di di di...

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