Recent Comments by criedel

USA 2-1 Mexico

I was at the US-Canada game. The crowd was overwhelmingly there for the Mexican game after and were cheering the Canucks on like crazy. There were many questionable calls against the US team as well, though that offsides call at the end I will admit was a lucky break for the US. But that also doesn’t mean Canada would have won that game.

posted by criedel at 03:58 PM on June 25, 2007

Duke University cancels lacrosse season amid rape allegations

No one on the Vikings party boat raped anyone.

posted by criedel at 02:44 PM on April 06, 2006

Kirby Puckett Passes Away

bdaddy, you dont know what he meant to MN sports fan - he was truly a beloved hero. When the accusations came out, I was very disappointed, and I don't know how much truth there is to them, but he will always be beloved to me for what he did on the field. RIP Kirby.

posted by criedel at 02:40 PM on March 07, 2006

A Fifth Column?

The Blackhawks still have fans? It's so sad what the current ownership has done to that team.

posted by criedel at 02:18 PM on January 09, 2006


>>All of us hicks and dummies.>> Hey, we agree on something! We can all get along!

posted by criedel at 01:23 PM on January 05, 2006


>>I have also endured Presidents with whom I disagreed. I fought in a war under one of them. Never, however, would I or will I make the statement you just have.>> If you actually care about this country you might think about the fact that our current corrupt administration started a war without justification that has killed thousands of your countrymen needlessly, and, I don't know, that goes on beyond me just disagreeing with him and right into angry and ashamed. I love my country. This president is doing his best to destroy it, however. It angers me deeply, and I'm not afraid to express that fact. It's sort of part of that whole thing our country was founded on? Can you be so willfully blind to what's going on? Never mind. Thousands of people in the sticks voted for this man because they were all scared of terrorism and gay marriage. Like those are vital issues in rural anywhere. And now I am done on this issue because arguing with folks whose heads are in the sand does no one any good.

posted by criedel at 12:47 PM on January 05, 2006


>>Just as Bush is your President, like it or not, so are his policies, like 'em or not. Sorry to have to tell you this.>> I'm avoiding the popular vote issue, and the massive voter fraud in Ohio, but I must actually say that Bush is not now, nor ever will be my president, and every day that he holds that office he makes me ashamed to be an American. So you can keep asserting it if you like, but it's not true. I do not personally believe his presidency is valid. Back to hockey, the Canadians are entitled to boo anyone they like. And, hey, they won, we took a cheap shot, we probably deserve it.

posted by criedel at 12:01 PM on January 05, 2006


The majority of Americans didn't even vote, and Bush did not win the popular vote. He won because the electoral college is an antiquated system. And, no, I am not responsible for Bush or his policies as I did not vote for him, nor have I ever supported anything this moron and his oil buddies have ever done or anything he stands for and I have actively worked to campaign against everything he stands for. Regardless, you are quite incorrect in saying that the majority of Americans voted for him. And it has nothing to do with hockey.

posted by criedel at 10:55 AM on January 05, 2006


>>And finally - Did any of you watch any of these World Juniors? From what I gather, it's just to the right of the Firefighter's Challenge in most of the US.>> Well, I did. But that's only because I pay for the Center Ice cable package which is the only place it's broadcast in the US. And they only show the American games. Which is unfortunate. I'm from Minnesota. We worship hockey the same way Canadians do. But I realize the rest of my country doesn't. Which makes me sad. I spent last night watching Team USA in the under 17 gold medal game against Quebec while my husband was more interested in the USC-Texas football game. So, I guess I get where this guy is coming from, and I get the booing after the cheap shot Jack Johnson inflicted which deeply embarassed me, but it might behoove the Canadians to know that not all states in the US are as hockey-illiterate as they believe us to be, and, umm..also? The majority of people in this country did not vote for Bush, and are certainly not repsonisble for his foreign policy decisions and what any of that has to do with hockey is beyond me.

posted by criedel at 10:11 AM on January 05, 2006

Pot, kettle...kettle, pot. You two should have a lot in common.

"I've only lived here for a little over a year, but Minnesota sports teams are fucking weird. I just don't get 'em. How can they screw things up so badly so frequently? " As a native Minnesotan, Vikings aside, what other teams are you talking about? The Twins are owned by a tightwad jackass, so that explains their situation. Even so, they have won their division 3 times in the last 4 years. And the Wild are quite competitive, despite having the lowest payroll in the NHL. They're a young team, give them a few years and I think they'll be something special. As for the Vikings, Mike Tice is an idiot and a jerk, and I can't even express to you how much it pisses me off that he's trying to shift the blame for this loss onto hometown fans. Yeah, how many penalties did your undisciplined team take in that loss, Mike? Can we discuss that? I have no idea why he still has a job. No. Idea.

posted by criedel at 10:26 AM on December 21, 2005