Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Jinx: thy name is McPhizzle

Well, sometimes.

We all know the rule about not saying those infamous two words before the final buzzer rings with your goalie having stopped all of the shots that night. I have a few other superstitions at my local rink - if I'm not singing the anthems that night, I find my buddy Scott and he tweaks my hair a little - this season it's moved to the 1st intermission. If we forget or can't find each other, he comes and finds me in my seat to give the team the mojo they need. I'm sure you're asking, "What if you ARE singing the anthem?" In that case, that's my superstition. I'm not going to say what happens every time I've sung (yes, every time) in not wanting to spoil the good juju I've got going on there.

Maple Leaf Mafia Member, Laces, isn't allowed to cheer for European players (they get hurt if she does) or wear her Team Canada Jersey (those nights are always BAD losses); When a certain couple in my parents' section leaves early, they take their bad karma with them and the team usually ends up winning despite the deficit they may be in.

But I bet you didn't know that if you sing a song with one of the opposing team's best players names replacing a lyric that you'll give him a hat trick.

The setting: Toyota Center a few weeks ago
The teams: The Chilli[wiggity]wack Bruins at the Tri-City Americans

Hammer and I are sitting in our seats, enjoying our team having the lead in the game, rabbling and laughing like we do every game. Swedish Center and Kings 2007 2nd round pick Oscar Moller skates in front of us and we bust into a rousing chorus of what we have now dubbed the "Oscar Moller Hat Trick" song.

"My bologna has a first name, it's O-s-c-a-r.
My bologna has a second name, it's M-o-l-l-e-r.
OH I love to eat it every day,
And if you ask me why I'll SAAAAYYYY,
That Oscar Moller has the way with b-o-l-o-g-n-a."

And with that, He got his 3rd goal of the night. And it was pretty. We hung our heads and apologized in the direction of goalie, Chet Pickard.


KMS2 said...

Oscar Moller!!!!

How does he look? I'm actually really excited about him so he better pan out.

McPhizzle said...

lol we only make fun of players we love/hate... love the way they play/hate that they're on the opposing team.

He's good stuff. Hopefully he'll pan out for you guys, he's got a beauty shot.

Steph said...

Okay so when Oscar Moller's headshot showed up around draft time I took one look at him and went "Oh my god! He's a baby Hemsky!" Since then he's done wonders to, well, NOT look like Hemmer, but the connection still stands in my brain. So when I saw this my thought process was like "Baby Hemsky! Baby Hemsky has a SONG! Baby Hemsky has a hat trick!!"

And then I realized I'd veered SO far from anything resembling the point of your post that I began to think I need professional help.

I'm not sure if the fact that my next thought was that I sing "Stop! Hemmertime!" at games all the time (much to the chagrin of my friends) and he hasn't gotten a hat trick yet...

Steph said...

...did anything to help this idea. I finish my thoughts sometimes.

McPhizzle said...


Try finding a jingle about lunchmeat. That seems to be the trick ;)

"Dave Schultz" said...

We jinxed the shit outta that one. couldn't apologize fast enough to chet. we looked at each other, Moller scored like 2 seconds after we sang the damn song. we would suck if we didn't kick so much ass. :)