Monday, November 15, 2010

Jersey Fouls; Even "Real Hockey Towns" Are Afflicted

This past weekend saw me take my annual pilgrimage to Buffalo for a game.  It happens every year, Canadian beer gets drank, wings get eaten, essentially it is the most cliche road trip ever.  Either way; a fun time was had by all.

Anyways; I'm not really looking for jersey fouls while I'm waiting in line for another beer; but sometimes they stick out like a sore thumb.

Like this young woman; who at the behest of being a fan ordered the Sabres 40th anniversary jersey and went all double nameplate on us.  "There's Always Next Year" and with what looks like to have years on the arm sleeves, which is hazy, but I believe it was 20 on one sleeve, 12 on the other.  So is this some sort of protest jersey?

Either way I typed "There's Always Next Year jersey" into Google Images to see if there's any other pictures (other than my drunk iPhone picture) and just got images of Hasselhoff and Marian Hossa.  Very confusing.

So; then filing out of HSBC arena; everyone all giddy that they won and Vanek went all Sportscenter Top 10, and someone in an ultra-annoying but all too familiar voice quips 'Ohhhhh nooooooooooooooooooooooooo.' I look up; and yeah.

It's Mr. Bill.  Is it Mr. Bill of SNL and Mastercard commercial fame; or Mr. Bill; creepy neighbor who retired in 1986?  A question we'll never get answered. Ever.

But seriously; how schwasty was I that I couldn't even get a centered picture of the guy and I was walking directly behind him?  Was a good night.


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Host Pay Per Head said...

I can't tell for sure. The phrase that it is in her t-shirt but I bet that it isn't polite.

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