My Day of Celebrity

I felt like a celebrity yesterday. First of all, I was reading my favorite weekly hockey column by John Buccigross on and saw my name! I had completely forgotten I had entered a caption for his “Shot of the Week” feature and he had picked mine as one of the best. It’s the little things like this that can brighten a day. Check it out:

At least I still have my humor.

Saturday night is the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals. My Penguins are playing the Detroit Red Wings. It’s going to be a good series. The Penguins haven’t been to the finals since 1992, when I was 15 years old. Those games were the reason I started playing hockey in the first place.

Here’s a pretty cool Pittsburgh sports video set to Aerosmith’s Dream On (the only Aerosmith song I like). I get chills every time I see the old Roberto Clemente footage:

Gary Roberts is a player on the Penguins team. Well, he’s more than a player. Here are some facts about Gary (via ultimate hat trick):

– When Gary Roberts is in a crowded area, he doesn’t walk around people. He walks through them.

– If Gary Roberts were a calendar, every month would be named Garytober, and every day he’d kick your ass.

– What’s known as UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship, doesn’t use it’s full name, which happens to be “Ultimate Fighting Championship, Non-Gary-Roberts-Division.”

Here’s a cool tribute to Gary Roberts, set to the tune of Mrs. Robinson: