Posted on: March 14, 2008 6:15 pm
Edited on: March 14, 2008 6:18 pm

ESPN Boycott Day 3

Again woke up late, but again checked online via BlackBerry and the complimentary paper. I must say The Washington Times has good hockey coverage, it’s much better than I expected.
Anyway finally back home again in Indiana. At the Indianapolis airport the Big Ten tournament was on ESPN, but mostly I ignored it and kept moving. It’s damn hard to boycott something when ESPN is ubiquitous.
I guess another thing I’m missing besides some probably good college basketball games is Erin Andrews, who I believe it the Big Ten sideline reporter for the network. I miss seeing her, she’s gorgeous. Ironically enough she started in hockey with the Tampa Bay Lightning and where I first saw her was at Atlanta Thrashers games. She’s seems to have improved since then. She’s another person I will miss since I’m boycotting the world-wide entertainment leader.
So on the drive home I heard the Big Ten Tournament night games will be on the Big Ten Network. That’s awesome. I love it. I had planned to watch the games tonight, but I had a change of heart. I’m heading off to an Indiana Ice game.
Hooray for minor league hockey!
Posted on: February 6, 2008 1:11 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2008 1:21 pm

Ice Girls

Several NHL clubs have Ice Girls, women who during timeouts clean the ice around the nets and boards among other things. Teams I know have them are listed below. There might be more teams that have them, but those are the ones I know for sure. I did a quick check but didn't find any for the other teams. Anyway, since they represent hockey teams, in my opinion, they should be required to wear hockey skates instead of figure skates. Seems like most wear figure skates from what I can tell. So that's my opinion of them. What's yours?

Anaheim Ducks Power Players
Atlanta Thrashers Blue Crew
Boston Bruins Ice Girls
Calgary Flames Ice Crew
Carolina Hurricanes Storm Squad
Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew
Columbus Blue Jackets Power Patrol and Ice Crew
Dallas Stars Ice Girls and their MySpace page
Florida Panthers Ice Dancers
Nashville Predators Goal Girls and Dancers
New York Islanders Ice Girls
Ottawa Senators Power Patrol
Philadelphia Flyers Ice Team
Phoenix Coyotes The Pack
Pitsburgh Penguins Pens Patrol
Tampa Bay /page/TB">Lightning.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NHLPage&id=18837">Lightning Girls
Vancouver Canucks Ice Team

It should be noted not all listed above are strictly Ice Girls, some of these crews, squads, etc. have male participants too.
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