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October 21st, 2007


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02:35 pm - and now the biff barf sportlight spotlight
They're chanting "Let's go Red Sox" at the Patriots game.

Boston is clearly a committable committed city this Sunday.






just as long as the pats don't take up all the good luck while they completely squish miami

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From:antikythera
Date:October 21st, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
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I remember being at a particularly dismal Blue Jays game once where a few fans were chanting "Go Leafs* Go". I think it implies that (a) the team being cheered for is so important that people can cheer for it out of context, but also that (b) people are ready to give up on the team that is currently on the field.

* The Toronto Maple Leafs, our NHL hockey team. Yes, it's Leafs, not Leaves.
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From:derspatchel
Date:October 21st, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)

now the leafs call me up to drive the zamboni

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The Leafs occupy a special spot in my heart for their wholehearted support of what is technically a grammatically acceptable pluralization.
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From:antikythera
Date:October 21st, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)

Re: now the leafs call me up to drive the zamboni

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Huh. Hockey is the only place I've ever heard it said that way. I figure it's okay as long as we say Smurfs instead of Smurves.

Fun fact: apparently 'dwarfs' are people of extreme short stature due to congenital or heritable condition, while 'dwarves' are those little bearded guys who live under mountains.

Was there a version of 'King of Spain' with the Leafs in that line? The version I know has the Habs calling him up to drive the zamboni.
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From:derspatchel
Date:October 21st, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)

Re: now the leafs call me up to drive the zamboni

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The Leafs definitely call him up on the Bargainville album, that much I know. Aren't there two versions on Live Noise? Maybe one features the Habs if they were recording up in Montreal.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 24th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)

Re: now the leafs call me up to drive the zamboni

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Just listed to all 3 versions that i have on the computer here at work...
Live Noise - regular version - Leaf's
Live Noise - Cranky Monarch Version - Hab's (huh, never noticed that before)
Barganville - Leaf's
(in a side note, i'm somewhere in the crowd there on Nature Sounds)
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From:greenlily
Date:October 21st, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)

Re: now the leafs call me up to drive the zamboni

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And the Leafs occupy a special spot in my heart for their being referenced in a particularly neat piece of comic timing.
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From:greenlily
Date:October 21st, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)

Re: now the leafs call me up to drive the zamboni

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...which LJ apparently is determined I shouldn't reference. It's here: here.
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From:modpixie
Date:October 22nd, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)

Re: now the leafs call me up to drive the zamboni

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"this happens every freakin' time i go to a leafs game!"
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From:ron_newman
Date:October 21st, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
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> (b) people are ready to give up on the team that is currently on the field.

Doesn't seem too likely for the 6-0 (shortly to be 7-0) Pats.
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From:laura47
Date:October 21st, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
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there was the "yankees suck" chant tarted by a atriot at their superbowl victory parade.
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From:derspatchel
Date:October 21st, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
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Well, yes, and we don't like to dwell on that. If aliens descended on Earth in the name of peace, chances are a Bostonian would start up a "Yankees Suck" chant in the midst of the public reception.

Course, the positivity this time around is greatly encouraged. I mean, at the time of the Pats' Super Bowl victory parade, the Sox weren't looking to win Game 7 of the ALCS.
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From:lakilika
Date:October 21st, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
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"Good luck"? What luck is involved in beating the Dolphins? Dude, they suck.
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From:derspatchel
Date:October 21st, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps I shoulda said "good sports mojo" instead.

Beating the Dolphins was pretty much a fait accompli; outright stomping the crap out of them ("The score: Patriots 42, Miami 7, and for those of you tuning in, yes, that is a halftime score...") takes a bit of mojo. Luck? Not so much, I guess. At least not for the 7-0 Undefeated Pats. (Giving up 21 points in the fourth quarter, though, guys, kinda sloppy...)

(But Dice-K and his merry band of batters needs all the mojo they can get tonight. And they need to keep Eric Gagne the HELL away from the bullpen. I say they oughta just hole him up in the Ritz-Carlton here in Boston, give him free room service and a TV so he can watch the game.)
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From:lakilika
Date:October 22nd, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
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I find Dice-K strangely adorable for some reason. I like the Sox; I'd be delighted if they win.

As for the Patriots, however, I'm still hoping that a meteorite will come crashing down in Foxborough. :D
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From:spritelord
Date:October 22nd, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
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Didja see the onion article about how they sent gagne to a minnesota minor league team for the rest of the post-season? One that didn't, actually, exist? Sometimes I wonder if the O sneaks in true stories from time to time.
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From:kpht
Date:October 21st, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
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they did that at the bruins game yesterday, too.
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From:elkabong
Date:October 21st, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
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it'll be fun to see if the Donkeys fans get the Lets Go Rockies chant going tonight. Tough TV call too - watch the Broncos get killed or watch to see who gets to play the Rockies next week. This town isn't used to such multitasking.

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