Enroth’s Twitter Account Seized, and other Non-Broadcast Related Sabres Happenins
We may not have the Sabres on Time Warner, but this season, we have them on the Twitter.
And for that, we are thankful. Last night, while the Sabres were playing a winning hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, folks with Time Warner were blacked out. If that wasn’t bad enough, the only other legal means of obtaining a feed of the game – WGR 550 AM radio – fizzled out before the 3rd period. A transmitter problem meant that the radio would not come back to life until, curiously, about a minute or so after the final whistle.
Conspiracy? Whatever. Technology proved itself to be one step ahead of the broadcast giants, as fans streamed to the internet to watch the game, for free, on illegal(?) feeds. Conspiracy, piracy – it was quite an entertaining night.
Speaking of piracy, Jhonas Enroth’s Twitter account was hijacked after the game by his (purported) lady friend. If you are one of those fans who are on top of the world this morning because you got Enroth to retweet you by telling him that you “asked for an Enroth jersey for Xmas and SO didn’t get one and I’ll cry if I don’t get at least a RT,” well then welcome back to earth. The hands working his Twitter account were not his own, and the long run of RT’s has been deleted from his account.
Sabres fans, welcome to life without TV. If you missed the Enroth Twittergate, here’s one of the false tweets which I managed to screen-grab. It was the first, and the best.
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In other non-broadcast related happenings, Mark Spector (Senior Columnist for Sportsnet.ca) was on hand to observe the game and players, and apparently the fans. For anyone who attends games at the FN’
Center Library, what he eventually tweeted was of no surprise:
It’s about time somebody called us out on this. We fans have been pretty quiet lately, hypnotized as such by brain-numbing hockey, but eventually that arena beer has gotta kick in and we need to make some kind of stir. Still, someone called us out, and that surely violates some kind of unwritten rule. So, in defense of our fair Queen City, and in hopes to get a cheap laugh, I quickly tweeted.
There were no takers. At least, that’s what I was told. How would I know? I don’t have the money to drive all the way to Clarence to watch the game with the CEO of MSG at Tully’s.
I’ll close out this surreal game nite recap with the inspired sign work by “@akepps.”
Credit where credit is due: Roydazzler was a +3 and got an assist.
And I just typed “Roydazzler.”
This season cannot get any stranger – but hey, the Sabres won. However we fans were able to catch bits and pieces of the game, we were lucky at least to get in the win column early in 2012.
Hockey gods help us.