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This article was published 10/6/2009 (2693 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Yes, I was the dumba$$ who suggested a 'black out' for the first two games of the Calder Cup Final at the MTS Centre featuring the Manitoba Moose.
I thought it was cool at the time. Black is intimidating, it sounds cool to say 'Black Out' at the MTS Centre... Of course, once I heard that the goaltenders would have trouble seeing the puck when it goes above the level of the boards, I realized it may have been my worst idea since renting a basement apartment in an old converted church in Kenora that was only vacant because the drug dealers living there were busted. (That explained why there were so many mirrors on the walls, though.)
So, in reading all of the emails and comments on our site and on the various fan forums, it's clear that the best option for a cohesive look to the games Friday and (hopefully) Sunday night is white clothing.
Sure, it was a Jets thing, but I can look past that. It's a Winnipeg thing, in the end, and it makes more sense from a practical standpoint so I'm fully supporting the idea and hope that you can spread the word among your friends and other media outlets so we're all on the same page.
With the Moose back in business at home, we are revving up our live coverage engine once again.
We will be live at the MTS Centre starting at 5 p.m. with a pre-game show, and will continue our coverage throughout the night, including the coaches' post-game press confererence.
You can ask questions in our Cover It Live console during the pre-game show and have them answered live.
We've added category-specific Google News aggregation widgets to each of our main landing pages to bring all of the latest news from the major media outlets on the web.
This way, you will know at a glance which stories are making news in the categories that matter to you the most.
It's the latest in our efforts to ensure that our site is the one place you need to go to get all of the information you are looking for.
Did you know there's a full-fledged Amazing Race-style event in Manitoba?
It's called the Pembina Valley Challenge and it is designed to showcase events and retailers in the area.
It's a brilliant concept and features actual challenges for teams to overcome.
The cost is only $50 per team, and the event is scheduled for the Labour Day weekend, so book those days off now.
Chris D found this hilarious video of Fox News looking like beginners. Enjoy.
Speaking of hilarious video, Barely Political's post from E3 features Batman taking on the latest video games. There are some great moments here...