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(Canoe)   CBC announces biopic focusing on Gordie Howe, how he joined a whole new pro hockey league at 45 so he could lead a Championship line with his sons. Where is your Chuck Norris now?   (blogs.canoe.ca) divider line 33
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2012-06-27 05:35:59 AM  
I loved her in laugh-in!
 
2012-06-27 05:50:06 AM  
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GO WOODROW!
 
2012-06-27 09:43:47 AM  
 
2012-06-27 10:06:48 AM  
Hopefully they leave out the part where his sons take over his life and turn him into a walking merchandising show.
 
2012-06-27 10:08:12 AM  

Flappyhead: Hopefully they leave out the part where his sons take over his life and he and his wife turn him into a walking merchandising show.


Dude never really made much money playing hockey, certainly by today's standards.
 
2012-06-27 10:11:03 AM  

bubbaprog: Where is your Chuck Norris now?

Well, yesterday he penned this homophobic rant about keeping the Boy Scouts free of gays.


I think it's merely a coincidence. Or is it?
 
2012-06-27 10:55:09 AM  

bubbaprog: Where is your Chuck Norris now?

Well, yesterday he penned this homophobic rant about keeping the Boy Scouts free of gays.

Huh.
I thought that the queers hated the boy scouts anyway?

Did they make up or something?
 
2012-06-27 11:02:45 AM  
When is the Ogie Oglethorpe biopic going to air?
 
2012-06-27 11:07:55 AM  
Allen Covert as Gordie would be boss, no matter what your opinion of Grandma's Boy is.
 
2012-06-27 11:26:23 AM  
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Little did we know, Stephen Harper died that day from excessive force to his neck. We've only been dealing with the Life Model Decoy of Harper since.
 
2012-06-27 11:36:58 AM  
You can always count on the CBC to reinforce the stereotype of Canada and hockey. It seems like every year there are least a couple of hockey-related scripted/reality shows that the network greenlights.

Because in Canada there is nothing else but hockey.
 
2012-06-27 11:53:55 AM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: You can always count on the CBC to reinforce the stereotype of Canada and hockey. It seems like every year there are least a couple of hockey-related scripted/reality shows that the network greenlights.

Because in Canada there is nothing else but hockey.


1) Maybe this is why you shouldn't have government-run television.
2) Hockey does, indeed, exist in Canada and is part of the culture.
 
2012-06-27 11:55:09 AM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: When is the Ogie Oglethorpe biopic going to air?


*gasp* Ogiltorp?!?!?!
 
2012-06-27 12:21:15 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: When is the Ogie Oglethorpe biopic going to air?


He's still trying to work out his citizenship issue since Canada refused to take him back after he was deported from the States.

Whatever you do, don't ask to buy him a soda after the game...
 
2012-06-27 01:11:18 PM  
I got to meet Gordie Howe as a kid. He was at a minor league hockey game. (Muskegon Lumberjacks). My dad always talked about him so we were quite surprised to see him there. From what I remember he was a really cool guy. Just standing around telling stories and joking with people. I got his autograph and then we went and watched the game. Don't remember the game but i'll always remember meeting him.
 
2012-06-27 01:20:39 PM  
I saw him play for Houston in the 70s with sons Marty & Mark, who hadn't yet reached the NHL's then-minimum age of 21. That's why Gordie left the NHL. In the early 90s I met him at a trade show and chatted with him for about 10-15 minutes. Really great guy, who after asking where I was from told me that people in Cleveland don't like him, because he went into the stands after a fan. I wasn't at that game but vaguely remembered the incident. What I do remember from watching him play was that you didn't hit one of his kids, because if you did he'd be in your face with those elbows.

Truly enjoyed meeting him.
 
2012-06-27 01:27:16 PM  

DeadlockVictim: I saw him play for Houston in the 70s with sons Marty & Mark, who hadn't yet reached the NHL's then-minimum age of 21. That's why Gordie left the NHL. In the early 90s I met him at a trade show and chatted with him for about 10-15 minutes. Really great guy, who after asking where I was from told me that people in Cleveland don't like him, because he went into the stands after a fan. I wasn't at that game but vaguely remembered the incident. What I do remember from watching him play was that you didn't hit one of his kids, because if you did he'd be in your face with those elbows.

Truly enjoyed meeting him.


farking helicopter parents.
 
2012-06-27 01:33:41 PM  
What is a championship line?
 
2012-06-27 01:44:07 PM  

Alphakronik: What is a championship line?


A LW, RW, and C that typically play together (called a "line") on a team that wins the championship.
 
2012-06-27 01:57:42 PM  
I read Howes book. His wife is the one that kept everything together. She was everything. They don't make them like her anymore.
 
2012-06-27 02:22:27 PM  
That is pretty cool, I don't get cbc but I will still probably check this out.
 
2012-06-27 02:37:16 PM  

DeadlockVictim: I saw him play for Houston in the 70s with sons Marty & Mark


Terry Ruskowski was on that team too. He could drop his gloves quicker than anyone in the WHA. Caught a lot of those games at the Sam Houston Colosseum and the Summit.
 
mjg
2012-06-27 02:47:06 PM  
csb:
I had a beer with Gordie while watching Wayne Gretzky play (Kings vs. Flames).

It was just around the time Wayne was about to surpass Howe as all-time score leader, about 4 goals away. We were on the way to a ski trip in the mountains and took in a Saturday game b/w the Kings and Flames in Calgary. During the second intermission my friend and I went to the Olympic bar to grab some beers. On the way back CBC was doing a retrospective on Howe. We walked by a skybox with it's door open. Who was watching the tribute on the tv but Gordie farkin Howe. (like dividing by zero).

At the same time a pee-wee league team walked up to the door of the skybox. Gordie assumed I was the team's coach. We watched the third period together over a couple of beers. Good times.
 
2012-06-27 03:02:27 PM  

Tellingthem: I got to meet Gordie Howe as a kid. He was at a minor league hockey game. (Muskegon Lumberjacks). My dad always talked about him so we were quite surprised to see him there. From what I remember he was a really cool guy. Just standing around telling stories and joking with people. I got his autograph and then we went and watched the game. Don't remember the game but i'll always remember meeting him.


Related CSB:
Gordie Howe was in town to drop the puck for an MTU Alumni vs. Red Wings Alumni game a few years ago. I was waiting to get seated at a local restaurant when in walks Howe and a few other guys. It was crowded and when he walks past me, his shoulder bumped mine fairly hard and he turns to me and apologizes. I was of course speechless at the time, so I couldn't muster up the words, "no problem, Gordie! My fault!" I just smiled and turned to my girlfriend and asked her "do you know who that was??!!" I had to explain to her who he was, and why I was acting weird.

TL;DR: I was body checked by Gordie Howe in a restaurant, and loved it
 
2012-06-27 04:18:24 PM  

Tellingthem: I got to meet Gordie Howe as a kid. He was at a minor league hockey game. (Muskegon Lumberjacks). My dad always talked about him so we were quite surprised to see him there. From what I remember he was a really cool guy. Just standing around telling stories and joking with people. I got his autograph and then we went and watched the game. Don't remember the game but i'll always remember meeting him.


I miss the Lumberjacks (I was around there when Mark Recchi was playing)...and the old IHL Kalamazoo Wings. And remember the Grand Rapids Owls? Good old Walker Arena, the definition of "barn".

I actually have the Life magazine issue which featured the fight between Gordie Howe and Lou Fontinato...the Rangers kep Lou in the basement until after the game, wherein he was taken to the hospital. Howe didn't get into too many fights, actually but the ones he did...ouch!

Howe's dad actually counseled him before his NHL career not to fight, because he feared Gordie would kill the opponent. That guy was STRONG.
 
2012-06-27 05:05:11 PM  

DaCaptain19: I actually have the Life magazine issue which featured the fight between Gordie Howe and Lou Fontinato...the Rangers kep Lou in the basement until after the game, wherein he was taken to the hospital. Howe didn't get into too many fights, actually but the ones he did...ouch!


Howe actually came into the league as a fighter. Halfway through the first season he stopped fighting because nobody wanted to fight him anymore after he'd already beaten everybody in the league thrice times over. That's when he turned over into a scoring threat.

If ever an athlete deserved the label "badass".

/Fontinato never played again after that fight
//his jaw was broken in seven places. His face looked like squished hamburger.
 
2012-06-27 05:06:17 PM  
DaCaptain19 Good old Walker Arena, the definition of "barn".

Windsor Arena was the definition of that-before it was turned into an "urban mall" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Arena
Link
 
2012-06-27 05:11:29 PM  
His grandson used to play at the rink I played house league at before high school. One day he showed up when I was about 11-12 and was just standing in the handicap section watching his grandson play. A couple of people on my team told me that he was being a huge jerk to everyone that asked for an autograph so I chickened out about 10 feet behind him. I didn't want to piss of a living legend. Came back and they told me they were just kidding. Still sad to this day that I never got his autograph. I got Mark's at a banquet one year, but it's just not the same.
 
2012-06-27 05:15:19 PM  

DaCaptain19: Tellingthem: I got to meet Gordie Howe as a kid. He was at a minor league hockey game. (Muskegon Lumberjacks). My dad always talked about him so we were quite surprised to see him there. From what I remember he was a really cool guy. Just standing around telling stories and joking with people. I got his autograph and then we went and watched the game. Don't remember the game but i'll always remember meeting him.

I miss the Lumberjacks (I was around there when Mark Recchi was playing)...and the old IHL Kalamazoo Wings. And remember the Grand Rapids Owls? Good old Walker Arena, the definition of "barn".

I actually have the Life magazine issue which featured the fight between Gordie Howe and Lou Fontinato...the Rangers kep Lou in the basement until after the game, wherein he was taken to the hospital. Howe didn't get into too many fights, actually but the ones he did...ouch!

Howe's dad actually counseled him before his NHL career not to fight, because he feared Gordie would kill the opponent. That guy was STRONG.


Heh...yep late 80's. They had some good teams back then. I think my first game was when they were the Mohawks still. We went to a couple of games every year back then. I was always that kid with his face pressed to the glass. And god i loved Walker Arena. It was the biggest thing I had ever seen in real life at the time. Drunk people yelling and fighting, pucks flying over boards, the smell of the ice. Everytime I step into an ice rink it brings me back to those times as a kid. There is nothing better than live hockey.
 
2012-06-27 06:58:06 PM  

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GO WOODROW!


came for Simpsons reference

leaving satisfied
 
Al!
2012-06-27 07:07:03 PM  
Why do we have Chuck Norris jokes? Because Gordie Howe wasn't amused by Gordie Howe jokes.
 
2012-06-27 08:19:52 PM  

meanmutton: I_Love_Cheesecake: You can always count on the CBC to reinforce the stereotype of Canada and hockey. It seems like every year there are least a couple of hockey-related scripted/reality shows that the network greenlights.

Because in Canada there is nothing else but hockey.

1) Maybe this is why you shouldn't have government-run television.
2) Hockey does, indeed, exist in Canada and is part of the culture.


Yet the one pro league that is totally Canadian, which also has the largest sports audience every year, was snubbed a few years ago by CBC. I guess you could have made an argument for dropping the CFL because they wanted to concentrate on the NHL and MLS. But they have since lost MLS, the hockey song, likely never get the Olympics again, so really hockey is the only thing they have and they are letting that slip through their fingers.
 
2012-06-27 08:37:06 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Yet the one pro league that is totally Canadian, which also has the largest sports audience every year, was snubbed a few years ago by CBC. I guess you could have made an argument for dropping the CFL because they wanted to concentrate on the NHL and MLS. But they have since lost MLS, the hockey song, likely never get the Olympics again, so really hockey is the only thing they have and they are letting that slip through their fingers.


Yeah, CBC has really dropped its sports coverage. Curling, Olympics, (some) hockey, football -- almost all of it is being handled by TSN and Sportsnet now. The only real property CBC has left is HNIC, and that's because it's such an institution (they didn't even see fit to renew the infamous jingle a few years back). I doubt they'll continue it after Cherry dies.
 
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