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Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.




Young Wings Finding Swagger

Young Wings Finding Swagger

This was a difficult road stretch for Detroit – in Boston, Colorado, Tampa Bay, and finally Toronto tonight. We beat the Bruins, lost 1-0 (2-0 with the empty netter) to the Avs in a throwback physical battle, surrendered a two-goal lead (twice) to fall in a shootout vs. the Lightning, then took down the Maple […]

Allowed to Sit

My brother & I thought for a while about how to handle the national anthem when we returned to Van Andel Arena to see our banner raised from winning the 2017 Calder Cup Championship. Should we sit? Is there room to knee? We elected to stand during “O Canada,” and sit for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” […]

Grand Rapids FTW

Grand Rapids FTW

After successfully fulfilling our Ralph destiny and watching the Grand Rapids Griffins hoist the Calder Cup into our arena’s sky for all to see – I couldn’t feel better. I had had enough. Trump. New England. Golden State. How many more slack-jawed faggots would we all have to watch wear the crown? GR trailed 1-0. […]

Bullied Home

I thought my Broncos won Super Bowl 50 and the NFL season was over. Nope. Watching some amazing Gs wearing the winged-wheel get pushed around by constant clutching, grabbing, cheap-shotting, illegal hitting, and general dirtiness AGAIN was fucked. They always do it to Detroit because we have the most talented skaters and they can’t catch up. […]

Too Many Teams to Follow

So, it’s not the Palestine-Israel conflict, but seeing my Tigers on opening day created a log-jam at centerfield with the Pistons on TNT at the same time. (NO, that analogy DOES NOT need to make sense!) For real though, oldschool & I were on another Justin Verlander ride and our poor pushing for the playoffs […]

Red Wings Claim Winter Classic

Albeit, the cotton-winter classic, what with the fake cotton snow blowing all over the ice in Denver! Nonethless, the resilient Red Wings beat their old rivals 5-3 in Colorado. Detroit played the Avalanche in an old-timers game last night, featuring all our hall of famers against their hall of shamers. We are so classy, we […]

Red Wings Shutout Capitals

Sergei Federov was in the house after being inducted into the Hall of Fame last night. Thank god oldschool only now uncovered a clever nickname, “Sir Gay.” Cosmically, Alex Ovechekin and the Capitals were in town, and the Russians were tied for the most all-time goals from their country. However, Petr Mrazek had other plans. […]

Red Wings Slay Babcocky Again

If you didn’t see Petr “Griffin” in goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs, ya missed out. Our boy killed it, shutting them out in sensational fashion for 59 minutes until they pulled their goalie in a 1-0 game. Luckily, we went on to win in overtime. Several point-blank breakaways were absorbed by #34’s winged wheel […]

Salute, Grand Rapids Griffins

You made it the farthest of all our teams – congratulations on making the Conference Finals, Gs. The Griffins nearly won game five, a pivotal 2-2 tiebreaker in Grand Rapids. We threw everything but the kitchen sink back at Utica in a 3-2 loss where we allowed all 3 goals in the first period. We […]

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