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December 2013 @Woopop Twitter Archive


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A Christmas gift from Mom&Dad Swasta... More liquid gold from @IthacaBeer !
A Christmas gift from Mom&Dad Swasta... More liquid gold from @IthacaBeer !

Celebrate The Tradition!

I’ve been in the process of transferring all of my old VHS tapes to digital, both to just get rid of the tapes, and make sure that some of it doesn’t disappear. It’s mostly old family recordings of stuff like my 10th birthday party (which I barely even want to see), but some of it is stuff that’s been forever out of print…

Such as the Buffalo Sabres 20th Anniversary video – Celebrate the Tradition! As a kid I thought this was way longer, but it’s only a half-hour long. It touches on most of the big moments of the first 20 years, with a bunch of interviews and game clips. Since it was nowhere to be found on YouTube, I figured I’d chuck it up there for everyone else to see as well… so enjoy!

15 Seconds of Fame on Marek vs. Wyshynski Podcast

So the question of the day on the very excellent Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast today was “What’s your best ‘I caught a puck’ story?”. I have a pretty good one from waaaaaaaay back in the day, so I wrote in… and got read on the air! Hit up the link below at about the 29:30 mark for the backstory of the question, and 32:15 for my story, and enjoy:

For the podcast impaired, here’s the story:

Subject: I caught the puck story – Jacques Cloutier gave me gum too!

Hi guys! 2nd time, long time (my kid was on Puck Daddy in October 2012 yelling about Ville Leino’s contract LOL http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/ice-ice-babies-baby-sabres-fan-preaches-fiscal-190204518–nhl.html )

But puck catching stories! March 4, 1988! Can’t ever forget it!

I was 8 years old in 1988, Went with Grandpa at the old Aud in Buffalo against the Rangers. Grandma’s company’s tickets, first two seats right next to Sabres bench, first row against the glass. “Caught” first puck in the concourse during warmups as it was flipped over the glass and rolled down the players entrance at the end of the rink. 2nd one was flipped over the glass during warmups once we got to our seats (don’t remember who). Then a 3rd puck was given to me (along with a stick of gum!) by Sabres backup Jacques Cloutier through a little hole in the glass between the bench and the seats. Ended up wearing #1 as a goalie in minor hockey because of him! Best part was the Sabres actually won the game 6-3!!

October 2013 @Woopop Twitter Archive


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September 2013 @Woopop Twitter Archive