Offside Thursday: It’s About Time

Soon it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and before you know it Christmas and then New Years. Wow the year has flown by. I love Halloween. I love the atmosphere, the chaos, the costumes and how angry people get when they don’t win first prize in the best costume of the night contest at a local drinking establishment.

Some people hate Halloween simply because of the pressure of coming up with a good costume. I’m still recovering from the year my mom dressed me as a cabbage patch kid. ( No Kidding)

So this Sunday folks – Go to a Halloween Party! Get Spooky and Have Some Fun.

Now too the serious stuff.

Friday night was the Kings third straight loss as the Evansville IceMen defeated the Kings 5-2 at the DCC. We’re making mental mistakes that shouldn’t happen. The team again was not on the same page. With the loss, the Kings fell to 0-3-0 for the season, and Evansville 1-1-0.

Our special teams sucked again. We were 1 for 7 on the powerplay. The IceMen were 2 for 6. And here we go again the ultimate no-no. Two shorthanded goals by the IceMen.

I was not impressed at all with the way the Kings played on Friday night.

The Kings out shot the IceMen 38-32.

It’s about time !!

Saturday night we got in a hole early and I mean early. We were down 3 zip at the end of the first period. Seriously folks I thought, “oh my god” this team is terrible.

I don’t know what was said between periods or maybe nothing had to be said. The Kings responded with two goals from JC and Richards(powerplay). It was 3-2 after two for the Mavericks.

Then at 13:21 of the third, the Kings tied the game 3-3. Nathan Lutz scored for the Kings(powerplay). That lead did not last long though as the Mavericks scored again at 14:24. Stoddard then tied the game with a power play goal at 16:10 Twenty seconds later, Kings, Flath-scored the game-winning goal with 3:30 left in the game.

Yes it was a nail-bitter. We couldn’t lose 4 in a row and we didn’t. The final was 5-4 Kings.

Sterling won his first game of the season between the pipes, as he stopped 19 of 23 shots.

The RiverKings were 3-for-9 on the power play and outshot the Mavericks 28-23.

The powerplay finally got its act together.In the previous three games, the Kings had only one power play goal in each of the three losses. Plus, hey, we didn’t give up any shorthanded goals Saturday night.

We were lucky to win Saturday. You don’t usually come back from a 3-0 deficit.

This is my message to the players. If you are going to play here, you better bloody well bring it every shift and work out there, and if any player has a problem with that then ask for a trade. Yes, we won our first game, but don’t get too excited. This team needs lots of work.

So far I am not impressed- We are 1-3.

IMO.The players in my opinion can do one of three things:1. Get out of town or 2. pack their bags and find another team to play for. Is that being harsh? I don’t think so.3. Start winning or at least look like a team that is trying to win. I can handle that.

The Kings need to start showing the fans, that they are for real, that they mean business 100% .I do not want two or three guys, giving it all every night. I mean love the ones that do but it is not enough. We need to encourage 100% effort from all our guys every night all of them on the roster each game! That’s Killer’s job. If he can’t do that, then let him pack his bags.

There is tons of potential on this team, but remember, we had tons of potencial last year too. We need to be hungry, we need to bring it game in and game out, we need the fire passion and intensity, we need to be at full throttle every game!

That’s the way I see it and I’m Joe Sports.

Games this week

The Kings play Friday’s at Missouri and that game can be heard on WMFS-AM 1210 AM. The Kings are back home Saturday vs the Rio Grande Valley Bees. That game can be heardon WPGF-FM 87.7 FM “The Pig.” Both games will be available on CHL-TV- with the voice of the Kings. Bob Bakken .

As of today…these are the standings in the CHL.

Offside Thursday…

Welcome to Offside Thursday…let’s have some fun !!

What can you say about the season debut of the new-look Miami Heat? It was like a hotel that hypes a continental breakfast and it turns out to be a miniature orange, half a stale muffin and cold coffee. Anna Kournikova told Maxim Magazine she wouldn’t make a good spy because she couldn’t keep her cover up and would end up exposing herself. Hmm. She makes it sound like that would be a bad thing.

A North Carolina student is suing her high school claiming her suspension for getting her nose pierced is unconstitutional because her church feels tattoos and body piercing bring you closer to God. When Dennis Rodman heard about this, he said “See?”

Research journal Miller-McCune says we seek the same qualities in a life partner that we do in a chair. Here are the seats you’ll bring home if you fancy one of the following:

Lindsey Lohan – high chair;

Matt Leinart – bench;

Braylon Edwards – bar stool;

Paris Hilton – recliner;

LeBron James – throne.

Rumours out of Indiannapolis say Lucas Oil Stadium may be renamed The OK Corral; possibly because so many Colts are getting blasted.

Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison has threatened to retire over the NFL’s tougher stance on hits to the helmet. Anyone who takes Harrison seriously needs to have their head examined.

Kung fu experts Xiao Lin, 22, and her sister Yin, 21, told Metro UK they’re looking for the right man to wed using the ancient way: a tournament where would-be husbands must earn the right to propose by defeating the sisters in martial arts. This is not to be confused with marital arts where traditionally you get married first and fight afterwards.

The Detroit Lions lost their 24th straight away game last weekend tying their own NFL record. A team hasn’t had this much trouble on the road since Hope-Crosby.

Last week…

A woman at a French hospital is calling it a miracle after she woke up this week very much alive after experts had declared her dead. In a related story, the Toronto Maple Leafs have only one loss in their first six games.

Brett Favre currently has an NFL record 6,171 completions on 9,962 attempts with 324 interceptions. This means Favre also has the dubious distinction of 3,467 incomplete passes – even more if you include a) the playoffs, and b) hostesses and massage therapists.

Victoria’s Secret made fashion news last week when it unveiled its new $2 million bra. Undergarment designers got the idea, insiders say, when the Knicks trotted out their latest $2 million bust.

Here’s some questions and answers with Dr. Fungy. This is the final week with Dr. Fungy, he is going on holidays for a while.

Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! ‘Round’ is shape!

Well… I hope Dr. Fungy has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets in the last few weeks. And remember: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO-HOO, what a ride!!” AND…..

For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

After all that- hopefully you won’t get sick watching this.

The Worst Pizza Ever!

Big Artsy Theory… Take a memorable scene from the geeky TV hit Big Bang Theory and infuse it with ’70s music and a watercolor aesthedelic and the result? The trip is over before it really begins.

When you gotta go-you gotta go… Right in the middle of a live talk show in Holland. An audience member interrupts the guest to ask for directions to the restroom.When you gotta go-you gotta go…

Conan O’Brien Drives an Explosives-Packed Car Off A Cliff! WOW!!

Take Me Out” by Atomic Tom LIVE on NYC subway


The World’s Farthest Basketball Shot -What a shot.

From the Joke vault…

Best Late night laughs

Late show David Letterman

Some cruise line is going to recreate the voyage of the Titanic.What could possibly go wrong.

Tonight show with Jay Leno

For the second year in a row, people on Social Security will not get a cost of living increase. So more bad news for Brett Favre.

Remember your red wagon !!This is cooler !!,0,1784245.story

Your dance around your desk video for the day…

Your fight video for the week..Hockey can be crazy sometimes..

Of course it’s Halloween on Sunday… Despite its origin, and official declaration that it is connected with the All Saints’ Day, many myths and legends still linger even in this modern era on Halloween Myths.

What is it about Halloween that we are still amazed when listening to old stories in terror, always looking behind our shoulder in fear?

The Top 6 Halloween Myths

6. Black cats are bad luck.

5.Haunted houses aren’t scary when you get older.

4. Being good at pumpkin carving is impressive.

3. Bats don’t give you superpowers.

2. The Saw series is worthwhile.

1. Girls who wear sexy costumes are into you.

That’s it for today. Hockey night on CHL-TV on Friday night and I’ll see you at the game Saturday night at the DCC. HAPPY HALLOWEEN..

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