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#NHL #Lockout Tweet of the Day: #SabreSIM2012!

I clearly need more hashtags in my titles.

Workin’ on it.

Actually, this is not the tweet of the day. This is here for comparison purposes, and also for educational purposes. Since you now have loads of time on your hands (lots and lots of sad, lonely time) not watching hockey, go ahead and look up “Godwin’s Law.” It’s an awesomely fulfilling way to kill a stupid online argument (of which there are about a billion a day). Also, you will know what it means when I cite it when you are having a stupid online argument with me.

It happens.

On with the show:

SIMScott has 21 followers.

If you don’t know what the hell this is all about, head on over to Trending Buffalo and check out their efforts with #SabreSIM2012: a PS3 based simulation of the Sabres regular season, including media/blog coverage, game recaps, and everything else to make this silly sad situation silly and actually… fun.

There’s me again!

Of course, not everyone can get “IN THE GAME.

I’m finally sold: Mike Harrington is a real dick sometimes. Also juvenile: when Harrington engages fans and/or bloggers in heated debates over who has more followers.

Not nice, Mike.

I called him out on this whole “not nice” thing, and this is what I got in return:

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I am not a self-appointed expert. I am a self-appointed Internet argument MEDIATOR Mike, get it right.

In the end, Mike and I had a nice chat about trolling (likely after he saw my follower count was higher than 200), about responding to profane tweets without playing the role of the Twitter bully (i.e. acting with professional leadership), and about how social medias can get everyone all antsy in the pantsy.

Godwin’s Law was never cited.

Where the hell was I going with this post?

Oh yea – how about that SIM account pic? That’s my first avi that I used on Twitter. Warm fuzzy memories. I was new to the Twit-game then, and shy, having to hide my emotion behind gigantic glasses. So, which Avi wins? Original Avi, or the current Windswept-Pre-NHL-Lockouts-Me?

Whatever. All of the above are tweets of the day. Everyone wins the lockout tweet of the day thingy.

I need to get the hell out of this ridiculous lockout post now.

Go Sabres.

 

 

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#NHL #Lockout Tweet of the Day: The French Connection, AND the Ryan Miller Statue?

Because they’re both bronze. I think.

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He’s flexible enough to reach his own back.

Miller gettin’ bronzed! And there you have it, Sabres fans: hockey news, in October of 2012, is as statuary as it gets.

Now go out there and buy 10 more jerseys. No one will judge you (just Bettman and his economists).

Oh yea, the tweet:

Go Sabres.

 

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How Long has it been since the Last #NHL Goal? Here’s a Fun Timer to Depress You! #Lockout!

So, when was the last goal in the NHL scored, you ask?

 

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Keep hitting refresh (f5)! It’s fun! It drives you to drink!

 

 

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Remember when NHL countdown timers were fun?

 

 

Go Sabres.

 

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#NHL #Lockout Tweet of the Day

This is embarrassing.

 

 

This news/comparison comes on the heels of yesterday’s document burning by the NHL:

 

 

Guess which of these two super pro leagues sucks at brand building right now? Yea.

Here’s the document the NHL does not want you to see (PDF). It covers the NHL’s amazing growth since the 2003-04 season. Outraged by the lockout yet? You really should be.

 

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Nice try, NHL. Did you forget about Google cache… or all those social medias? Sigh.

 

Go Sabres.

 

 

 

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The Best Part about the #NHL #Lockout: Backyard Rinks

Man.

The MSM (mainstream media) is going to be inundating you with updates from the NHLPA on how much money the NHL is costing the players, and with updates from the NHL with how much the NHLPA is costing teams. Greedy bastards.

Still, “greed works,” (so long as we don’t mind the occasional recession/depression/lockout, and the lockout WILL end, eventually. Eventuaaaaaaly). But hockey is happenin’!  Just today the Sabres themselves tweeted that they are currently installing the fan bricks at the FNC:

 

 

Yay.

 

 

Amazing how hokey-jokey-hockey-related goodtimes are still happening amongst the Sabres Twitterati.

Still, if you haven’t bought a (golden? They’re pretty damn pricey) brick to help build the FNC while the sport locks you out, you still can think about Amerks tix at the FNC or a new Steve Ott jersey – or you can put your wallet back in your pocket, and then pull that wallet out again to purchase nothing more than that backyard rink you’ve always dreamed of.

Which would be awesome.

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Lockout/KHL/Euro leagues say those boards need to extend to the fences, guys. Also, nice freakin’ Zamboni. Love the leaf/ice collector attachment.

We’re on the verge of regular season games being cancelled.

The season is currently in jeopardy.

This has happened before, and recently – 3 lockouts and a strike since ’92.  But who’s counting? Those are absurd stats. Those are abusive stats. And yet we (the fans) come back for more (and buy FNC bricks)?

I’ll see the real hockey fans at Lowe’s this season – perhaps the greatest NHL season (since 2005) of all – The Season of the Backyard Rink.

Tell your family and friends. The NHL, NHLPA, Sabres, Pegula and Co. cannot lockout Hockey Heaven.

I’ll see you at Lowes. (Here’s John Bucci’s post on how to construct a backyard rink with love and hardware. One of my personal fav’s.

In the end, the outcome of the lockout is not up to fans. Fans, however, will choose where their hockey money goes. Would you rather hold onto your dollars for Sabres tix-n-merch-n-such, or put your money aside for a glorious, awesome, possibly once-in-a-lifetime backyard rink?

This Winter, we can all be Wayne Gretzky. Bless you, NHL/NHLPA. Bless you.

You bastards.

 

 

 

Go Sabres.

 

 

 

 

 

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