A New Year and the Winter Classic 2008

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first thing we did in 2008 was smooch (yeah I know you wanted to know that). The next was hang out a bit more with the Carlsons, then we walked the 3 blocks home and snuggled into bed. The first thing we’re doing now that we’re up-and-atom for January 1st is snuggling on the couch, watching the Winter Classic. Even though the Pens and Sabres are playing, O! Canada is being sung since the game is taking place outdoors in Buffalo, which looks pretty darn cold since even the goalies and wearing toques over their masks.

Photo from NHL.com

After the chorus of “God Bless America”…. and the flyover by Blackhawk helicopters, the game will be underway. With the fireworks, excitement, and overhead shots of the PACKED stadium displaying our nation’s flags this game makes me wonder how on earth our 2010 Olympic ceremonies can compare (even to something like this) when they’ll be cramped inside BC Place.

This game is good for the America fans although we know most people watching right now are probably Canadian. The CBC’s coverage is pretty decent, actually calling the game while the announcers on NBC are talking about the weather. This is a real league game – not an exhibition – so we’ll see how it unfolds with the snow falling on the choppy ice, and how many more goals Sid can initiate since he just got an assist 21 seconds in.

Here are our first photos of 2008, taken with my iPhone:

winter classic 2008
Winter Classic 2008: Much needed warm up skate
Sid on CBCWinter Classic 2008: Sid in Pens’ retro ice-blue
lil hockey adam
Lil’ hockey player Adam
ariane @ alibi room
Ariane organized a great event at the Alibi Room, where we had dinner
My new short hair for 2008
john @ alibi roomMy Man

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  1. zonaTuesday, January 1st, 2008 — 11:46am PST

    I watched a bit for the novelty of the thing. Then three good reasons not to watch popped up. Cotton, Outback, Capital One.

    Us ‘mericans love our College Bowl games. I had too work and missed the Rose Parade again this year.

  2. Keira-AnneTuesday, January 1st, 2008 — 12:15pm PST

    Your pin-up girl hair is rather hot.

  3. abc4Tuesday, January 1st, 2008 — 1:00pm PST

    gotta love outdoor hockey. i always liked dropping a soft rubber puck among the real ones and drifting it at the hecklers in the snow. that always gets a laff. i love that everybody in the crowd is singing along to “sweet caroline” to stay warm. im also glad that the poor refs get to wear gloves, its bad enough havin to pick that cold ass puck off the ice evry couple of minutes.
    so wheres OUR snow?? no wonder they hate us on the yeast coast.

  4. Barbara DodukTuesday, January 1st, 2008 — 5:57pm PST

    happy new year beautiful lady

  5. ArianeTuesday, January 1st, 2008 — 9:19pm PST

    glad you could make it last night! and now that it’s actually 2008, happy new year!

    ps. does not having ever heard of the ‘winter classic’ (that i can recall at least) make me a bad person? i don’t know if i should admit this, but i don’t really watch hockey, like ever–don’t hate me! now that i think of it, much of what i know of current goings on of hockey comes straight from your blog… 😉

  6. fotoeinsWednesday, January 2nd, 2008 — 8:46am PST

    It would’ve been nice to seen some of the outdoor game in Buffalo, but to echo zona above, it was Bowl Bowl Bowl action as seen from the Bay Area. Oh well …

  7. PaulThursday, January 3rd, 2008 — 6:44am PST

    It was a great game, almost as if scripted by the NHL marketeers…..aside from the delays to fix the ice. Prett interesting watching the guys plow snow with their sticks.

  8. Miss604Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 — 9:35am PST

    Yeah I almost thought so too Paul. Like they were told to make it go into OT so that each team would get a point for their efforts, then Sid would score in the shootout 😛 Marketing hockey (classic hockey) in the USA is never a bad thing.

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