An email:


So, my son turned 9 yesterday and he (being a hockey player) wanted to go see the Pens practice at Southpointe.  They had the day off, so we took a few of his friends and went down there.  30 minutes or so into practice, only a few guys were skating and we figured something must be up.  So we went to the other part of the complex – the indoor soccer field.  And the rest of the team was playing soccer – SHIRTS v SKINS!!!  My son was like, “Oh, man, I want them to play hockey.”  I was all, “No, no, this is good!!”  And for the record, Hal Gill is hysterical (and be sure to check out his pic!)!  So, for your viewing pleasure, I have attached a few photos…

“Back in the Burgh”

Deep breath.  And. Go!

While we’re talking about Sidney:

Semin certainly did last week, asking “what’s so special about Sidney Crosby?” in an interview with

“I don’t see anything special there,” Semin said. “Yes, he does skate well, has a good head, good pass. But there’s nothing else.”

Semin added: “If you take any player, even if he is dead wood, and start promoting him, you’ll get a star.”

What’s so special about Sidney Crosby?


Also, this is the dead wood I’ve decided to start promoting. I’ll let you know when it becomes a hockey star.


  1. Dionne
    November 6, 2008 11:12 am

    XD wow .. lol sorta speechless right now !!
    but yessh who is to complain when half of the Pens
    are shirtless?

    thank yu soo much lol that made my day..week..month..year XD

  2. Amanda
    November 6, 2008 2:53 pm

    I was SO pumped for these pictures, and my silly computer won’t load them! :-( Any chance you’d be willing to email them to me so I can see?


    Love those Pens!

  3. Michelle
    November 6, 2008 7:24 pm

    my keyboard will probably stop working soon because of all the drool.

  4. Invert
    November 8, 2008 6:08 pm

    You probably got Sid in trouble showing him in NikeBauer gloves…

  5. Kristen
    November 11, 2008 3:43 pm

    wow. the pens are all hottttt. but one question why did sidney have to be on the shirts side??