Posts Tagged ‘Russia

04
Aug
09

Evgeni Malkin (That’s Not My Name)

So has everyone heard that Ting Tings song, “That’s Not My Name“? It made it big because of the Victoria Secret Fashion Show over the winter. Anyway, someone did a remix to it for Evegen Malkin and I thought it was pretty funny. It starts off slow, but worth the time, especially if you’re looking to zone out for a few minutes at work. This is compliments of our friends over at Chics Hockey, check it out, they also have some Stanley Cup partying photos.

07
May
09

“Do You Believe In Miracles!!?? YEEESSSS!!”

miracle-on-ice

If you’re a hockey fan, and I mean a real hockey fan, then you obviously know the title of this post is from Al Michaels’ play-by-play call of the historic 1980 Men’s Olympic Hockey semi final match-up between USA and Russia (at the time, the USSR), in the upstate New York Olympic Village of Lake Placid.  The United States pulled off the  big upset in dramatic fashion on their way to the gold medal, and to this day I get goosebumps EVERY time I hear his call of the final seconds.  It is arguably the biggest event in sports history, and definitely Michaels’ most famous play-by-play in his storied career as a sports broadcaster. 

Now, I bring this game up for two reasons: 1) USA beat Finland last night in the IIHF World Championship to advance to one of  Friday’s semifinal contests against the defending champ…you guessed it, Russia; and 2) I stumbled upon this pretty cool 10 minute YouTube video of a different announcer’s call of the game; live, just as he saw it unfold on the afternoon of February 22, 1980 in Lake Placid, NY. The story behind how it came to be is incredible, and I promise worth the read. 

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20
Mar
09

Ovechkin gives Cherry the finger (basically) – *UPDATED X3*

NHL All Star Skills Hockey
Since the Bruins stunk up the Garden tonight I dont even feel like doing a recap of the game. I would much rather discuss Alexander ‘where we go dance’ Ovechkin scoring his 50th goal of the season, the third time he has done that in the NHL. here is his celebration:

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