Monday, May 22, 2006

Too Big Of A Talent - One Amazing Game Seven

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Second longest game in history. What an incredible game,comeback and effort by the Falcons. I almost had to change what I began writing at the beginning of period three. Unfortunately, I didn't have to change it:

Alaska goaltender Cris Beckford-Tseu is too damn tall; It's not fair to the rest of the league.

A six foot three goaltender with Spiderman like reflexes - How is this guy not in the NHL? I know a certain Vancouver Canuck team that could use him.

The Falcons went further than they should have. The Unofficial takes its hat off to them. But how can you expect the Falcons to win four games against some guy whom should be blocking shots by Shaq instead of shots by Luke Curtin.

Congratulations to the Fresno Falcons on a great season. And to American Conference champ Gwinnett: Have fun getting one past Beckford "Spidergiant" Tseu.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Only In The ECHL

Drew the Driver

NEWS FLASH: DREW, the Falcons Zamboni driver, is suspended for game five.

I'm not making that up. Apparently, after game two, Drew got into an altercation with Alaska Ace player, Kimbi Daniels (number ten). As a result, Drew won't be drivin' the Zamboni for game five.

So, it will be up to Falcons fans to booo Daniels every time he touches the puck.

And it will be up to Falcons fans to buy Drew a drink at Shooters, after the game.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Time For Stepping Up

Even Dirtier Aces

The Falcons must win game five. They do that by having a solid power play; something they've been lacking this series.

The Falcons must win the series. They must just so I can see if Fresno will give a damn that they're playing for the Kelly Cup.

Friday, May 12, 2006

JUST Two Bones More Eh?

I love going to Falcons games. I would go to all of them, if I could. And I love playoff hockey, which is something the Falcons are in the middle of right now.

But, why do I have to pay two dollars more to see them in the playoffs?

Isn't this [playing in the playoffs] considered "bonus time" in the overall yearly budget? The owners are getting EXTRA games to sell tickets, why can't they just charge everybody the same price as the regular season? I'm sorry but the tickets are already a little pricey for a minor league hockey game.

Yes, this is high-end minor league hockey in a new arena, but it still isn't Vancouver vs. the New York Rangers in GM Place.

It's Fresno guys. We love the Falcons, but there isn't too many ponds freezing over around here, know what I'm sayin'?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Moving On Here Boss

After that tremendous series between the Falcons and the Condors, the Unofficial would like to say: Thank You.

Thank you to the Falcons team for not panicking after the game five and six loses and stepping up to win game seven.

Thank you to the Bakersfield Condors for giving us a true Highway 99 rivalry. The Condor's, in The Unofficial's opinion, is now the Falcons #1 rival, replacing San Diego.

Thank you to Bakersfield writer Matilda Kay for being a cool person to hang with during game two (even if she ripped the Save Mart Center). And to Nick Belardes for being a worthy smack talk adversary throughout the series. In fact, his writing frequency and style kicked the crap out of The Unofficial. But we're still waiting for that Podcast from game two...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Start The Chant Fresno


Monday, May 01, 2006

Hang In There, Bako?

At this moment, the Falcons are up 3 games to 1 to the Bakersfield Condors (I really need to come up with a clever put-down-name for the Condors), and part of me wants Bakersfield to win Wednesday night.

That's because, Fresno needs a weekend playoff game. These Monday + Tuesday games just ain't fair. Fresno should be getting the weekend sales, not the lesser opponents.

Speaking of lesser opponents, I think I nailed Condor blogger and podcasterNL Belardes into the boards, so to speak, when we had a nice smack-off during game two of the Condor series. Though I was helped by a strong Falcons performance. The podcasting proof will be up soon.

In the meantime, check out the great rundown of game two, that N.L. gives on his Condors Blog.