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Remember When....

Postby panthers1788 on Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:18 pm

Sitting here at work on an off day, bored, middle of the week, so I was just thinking about before the Pens got their arena deal. I remember every spare chance I got I would jump on here to look for new news, or just rumors. I didn't even care if the rumors were so off base any news was good news to me. Just wondering what anyone else did strange/obsessive during all the arena talks.
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Re: Remember When....

Postby npv708 on Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:22 pm

I definitely remembered being at work and checking my cell phone's slow mobile web 2.0, which i bought specifically so i could follow the pens arena and sale. Every half hour I would hide and check my phone.
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Re: Remember When....

Postby panthers1788 on Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:25 pm

I remember the day they were announcing the Casino License, I was like a kid the night before christmas all antsy because I was one of those who thought there is no way they can't give it to Isle of Capri, and boy did I not get much done the rest of the day at work after the announcement.
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Re: Remember When....

Postby newarenanow on Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:42 pm

It may be sad, but I'd stay up every night until after midnight so I could check the PG and Trib to see if there was any news in the paper regarding the sale/arena.

I also enjoyed Stoosh's summaries of radio interviews regarding the subject too since I didn't have a radio at work at the time.

Those were nerve wracking times.

Plus, I remember Crash showing up to all the boards posting conspiracy theories and crazy stuff.
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Re: Remember When....

Postby Samsdog on Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:21 pm

I would shamelessly abuse Pitt's e-mail kiosks in between all of my classes to check for updates. People don't really use them for e-mail anyway.
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Re: Remember When....

Postby mnpensfan on Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:28 pm

I remember when the winner of the liscense was annouced and that IoC did not get the liscense........I wrote on my calendar at work....."RIP Pittsburgh Penguins". I was downright depresssed for a couple of days..........

So glad that is ancient history...........
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Re: Remember When....

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:31 pm

This board was my lifeline since I was either away at college or in Philadelphia. News seemed to be broken here before it appeared on the PG too. It was theraputic sometimes to hear the many reasons why it made more sense to keep the Pens in town than to move them. Of course you had to deal with the crazies like Crash who believed the team was good as dead.

I'm glad it's all over with.
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