Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Fresno Falcons Are Done

Fresno Falcons LogoUPDATE: The Fresno Falcons are officially closed for business. Pro hockey in Fresno is no more. You could say it's the economy but I'm not buying that. Other valley cities (Bakersfield and Stockton) are at the top of the ECHL in attendance and are doing well. So this just comes down to bad management and apathetic Fresnans. I love the Falcons and will miss them terribly and I can understand why my fellow Fresnans couldn't at least match up to Stockton and Bakersfield.

I Also feel bad for the Falcon players and coaching staff. Head Coach Matt Thomas has worked his ass off for this franchise and Fresno has been lucky to have him here. This just plain sucks. Fresno = Fail!

(This is probably the last post on this blog, please check from now on. Thanks.)

ORIGINAL POST: It was a bit of a rough weekend for Fresno sports. Coach Hill's Bulldogs lost another game they shouldn't have, and word is, due to money problems with the Falcons owners, Fresno's ECHL franchise is close to folding. The ECHL needs to know what the Falcons are doing and if the city doesn't step in and help, what the Falcons may be doing is not playing hockey.

This can't really be happening, can it? Was it actually a bad call for the Falcons to move back to Selland or does that have little to do with it? Are we ready for 60 years of Falcon hockey to be done?

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Best. Falcon Name. Ever.

KlinkhammerI know you haven't been thinking about it, what with the Bulldogs and all, but the Fresno Falcons are only a few weeks away from starting up their Blackhawk affiliated season in a revamped Selland Arena.

So, right now, the Falcons are signing up players to fill their roster and today they made a big signing, just in name alone: Rob Klinkhammer. Klinkhammer. If that isn't the greatest name in Fresno Falcons history, I don't know what is - sorry Greg Spenrath.

[Photo: Dailypress2]

Friday, August 15, 2008

A little bit of Chicago in Fresno

After going last year without a NHL affiliate, the Fresno Falcons have just hooked up with the Chicago Blackhawks to be the Blackhawks ECHL affiliate.

In previous seasons, the Falcons were linked up with the San Jose Sharks. This produced little in the way of future Sharks playing for the Falcons. Except for former Falcon, Nolan Schaefer. Nolan is now a (sometimes) NHL goalie that tended for the Sharks and currently the Minnesota Wild.

I hope Chicago treats Fresno better than San Jose did. The Sharks seemed to forget they had the Falcons as an affiliate. Even if the Blackhawks do forget about the Falcons, I still can't wait to see the Falcons back at Selland. Too bad the Legacy Project is falling apart.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Blog Sucks, Oren Doesn't

I would like to OFFICIALLY apologize for the lack of postings this season (again). I suck as hard as the Condors do.

Anyway, congrats to Fresno Falcon rookie Oren Eizenman for being voted rookie of the month in the ECHL. Hopefully, the Falcons can keep him around this season and not lose him to Worchester - those little thieving bastards.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fresno about to end Bakersfield's season

Big chance this weekend for the Falcons to bury the Condors earlier than even the biggest Evil Condor Hater could have ever thought. Right now, Bako is craping all over the basement of the Pacific Division with their little 11 points.

Friday the Falcons begin a back-to-back-to-back series with the Condors (gotta love that ECHL scheduling). That is six points they can take from Bako. Sorry Condor fans but that would give the Condors an early death for the 2007/08 season.

The best thing about that, Mr. Condor blogger (Nick Blogardes) would have NOTHING left to smack off about. Poor little Condor.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Falcon beats Condor every time (UPDATED)


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Condor Bloggers are cool but they suck

Bakersfield Condor blogger Nick Belardes is so evil, when he name drops he completely jacks it up. On purpose? I think so. It's pronounced "See" you stupid Condor lover, not ShheeAaaa.

Still, nice to get on the Bako news: