The Jumbotron Is Still Around

I'm baaaaaaack.

I'm baaaaaack.

Wow.  When John and I started The Jumbotron way back in the eighth month of 2008 A.D. (Anal Domination) I did not think we would ever make it past three posts.  After all, it took us about two and a half years to actually start the blog once we came up with the idea.  Then, when the season started, great folks like Hub Hockey, Cornelius Hardenbergh (and his Hockey Blog Adventure!), and that delicious Stanley Cup of Chowder started linking to us and we were getting tens of hits a day.  At that point, I never thought we’d make it 12 hours without posting.  Lo, and behold, here we are at the Thanksgiving point of the season, and not only has the blog not been updated in a fortnight (two weeks!) but I, Gabe, the “talent”, haven’t posted in almost a month.

A month!  I must admit, I didn’t think that working six nights a week would affect the blog that much, but, Jesus!  I haven’t sat down and watched a Bruins game since the Bruins lost to the Buffalo Sabres in a 2-2 shootout back in October!  Does this make me a bad fan?  A bad blogger?  No to the first, and hell yes to the second.  I’ve been running around like crazy, earning disposable income, that the blog just never came to the forefront all too often.  Then, when it did, I experienced the ultimate in computer malfunctions.   Something spilled all over my laptop.  No computer means no blogging.  No blogging means nonstop Mirror’s Edge on the PS3 and convincing my non-Australian friends to watch Summer Heights High on HBO.

But now, everything’s fixed.  I’ve got the rest of the week off from work to spend in Connecticut and relax with the blog.  Despite my work schedule not changing when I return, The Jumbotron will be back to its proud self.  Many thanks to John and Alexandra for keeping things going during my absence, your services are still needed, but no longer required.  The reins, they are in my hands for now.  Regular Jumbotron posting resumes tomorrow.

-Gabe

Bruins Live Blog! Bruins vs. Dirty Unclipped Canadiens 11/13/2008

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Hello my little seamonkeys, Alexandra Cabot here and tonight the Bruins take on the Habs. Wheeeee. Can you handle it? Sorry.

Both teams are getting ready to hit the ice for warm ups and the ‘You’re Ghey’ chants have already started. One of these nights I’m going to have to explore.  But I will be here too keep you up to date on everything on the ice. Comment – chat it up and cheer on the B’s!

The press box is packed to the gills tonight. I usually end sitting next to the usual suspects, but tonight we’re surronded by every other news organization under the sun. Who doesn’t love a great rivalry?

Bruins starting six are:

L Milan Lucic

D Zdeno Chara, D Aaron Ward

C Phil Kessel, C Marc Savard

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Bruins Live Blog For 11/08/2008 Bruins vs. Sabres

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Hey everyone! Alexandra Cabot here in the press box and we’re getting ready for another night of Bruins hockey. Tonight the Bruins take on the first place, Buffalo Sabres. It’s Military Appreciation Night at the Garden, so I’m going to try to get in as many Full Metal Jacket, Platoon and Stripes references as possible and hopefully I can drop the term ‘tailhook’ inthere too. Extra points to those of you who can make a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ reference.  FYI, Aaron Ward donated $15,000  300 military people and their familes could come to tonight’s game. Class act.

The whiphers about the Bruins signing veternan free agent, Brendan Shanahan are getting louder. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything during the game. Also, Blake Wheeler and Phil Kessel will be premiering their new looks thanks to the staff at Barbershop Lounge. Saucy!! More when the game start, see ya then!

Shane Hnidy is out for his second straight game and Tim Thomas is back in the goal…..

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Bruins Game Live Blogging for 11/6/2008 Boston vs. Toronto

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Hi everyone! Once again we’ll be live from the Garden giving you the complete scoop on what’s going on during tonight’s game and a little insight on the game and the world we live in. Stellar, I know – try to compose yourself. On a side note, they’re pumping in the audio from the Sam Adam’s event and we’re right under the speaker listening to a awful rendition of ‘Dancing With Myself’.

- Alexandra

6:32 pm The Bruins and Toronto are on the ice and doing some drills. For those of you looking for another hard hitting informative blog, may I recommend Mark Stuart’s? He hits on such hard hitting topics such as where exactly is the North End. Matt Hunwick is playing tonight and Thomas will be in the goal…. Continue reading

Game 13: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins – Socalist Edition

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"OOOOOOOOOO I hope no one notices...."

Life has been busy lately, so my apologies on the kind of thin posts. Halloween, a new documentary to edit, and a few days off for the Bruins make John lazy something something, but those pesky Canadians come back to the Garden tonight, no not those Canadians, the other team from Canada, the Maple Leafs.

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Oh God, this Chowder, its so good, it tastes like it came right from…from the Stanley Cup itself!

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VOTE OR DIE! The clams didn't vote and look what happened to them!

Stanley Cup of Chowder returns to the Iron Ref competition and well, we kinda like the Chowder round these parts. We’ve been drinking the Chowder and it tastes oh so refreshing. Yesterday was an off day for me, so I’m a day behind on the voting, so pile them in today. Check out more at Stanley Cup of Chowder or just go vote directly.

-John

Tim Thomas: You can never trust a firstie firstie!

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mmmmrooooooarrrr, I'm a bear!

Out of all the positions, a goalie is probably the most important. He stops goals, and if he’s Ron Hextall he can also score goals. Along with being the most important, it also seems like goalies are the hardest quality commodity to come by. Great goalies can easily be come mediocre goalies from season to season: Ray Emery, although whether or not he was great is debatable, and Cam Ward come to mind, and of course the ever present $4.5 million dollar a year enigma that is Manny Fernandez, here in Boston. Injury can easily derail a great netminder, and god forbid the word “wonky” enters into your net minders lexicon, as Rick Dipetrio and well, look at that, Manny Fernandez, again! You may be surprised, but that is about all the Manny bashing I’ve got for today, the rest is the smooth sounds of Tim Thomas praise.

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