Showing posts with label November. Show all posts
Showing posts with label November. Show all posts

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The staches are staying for now

The UND women's coaching staff's are sporting mustaches a week after Movember ended. This story line has sprouted legs and has the potential to get even bigger... The UND Women's team coaches grew mustaches for Movember. The UND women went on an impressive seven game winning streak starting on November 3rd, 2012 when UND beat Clarkson 3-2 at the Ralph Englestad Arena.

The women kept winning and were on a six game winning streak when November turned to December. So no one dared shave their mustaches. If the UND Women sweep the Badgers this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin the mustaches will probably remain till UND plays Lindenwood College on January 4th and 5th, 2012 in St. Charles, Missouri.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

So you say that there is a chance?

This is an interesting spin and I haven't seen yet - I mean from the NHL labor dispute point of view - I guess this could play out this way… I guess there really isn’t much going on right now during the dog days of summer. I mean the television networks that broadcast the hockey games are going to be one of the parties that has a lot to lose if there is a work stoppage.

I am also hoping that if there is a NHL lockout that NBC Sports Network comes up with a hockey alternative, like broadcasting more games from the AHL, ECHL or CHL hockey and well showing more college hockey games as well. I guess we are jumping the gun but I would hope that there will be something to fill the void that is left if there is a work stoppage.
Bruce Dowbiggin, Globe and Mail --- One broadcast change from the 2004-05 lockout is there is a considerable TV component at play for the NHL if a lockout goes too far. Eight years ago, NBC, which had made no payments to the league for its rights, understood it might have no content and did not pressure the NHL for an early CBA settlement.

This time, the league has much invested in its partnership with HBO on 24/7, a sports-documentary program that leads into the much-ballyhooed Detroit/Toronto Winter Classic on NBC. For that series to go as planned, filming must start in late November or early December. Losing the HBO connection would be a blow to the prestige the NHL has built of late with its new initiatives.

That’s reminiscent of what happened in the 1994-95 lockout when Fox TV had paid a significant rights fee to start carrying games in January of 1995. The obligation to pacify its U.S. TV partner pushed the NHL to settle earlier than it wanted and, in some ways, created the conditions for the disastrous lockout 10 years later.
These are things to consider - the NHL and HBO would lose a lot of money if there wasn't an NHL season this year. I have read where some speculate that he NHL wants to be going by November so they don’t miss out on their money maker. One silver lining is, if there is an NHL lockout, I guess one could always spend more time with our families. Yeah!
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