How The Pensblog Lost the War on NBC
April 21, 2009 27 Comments
We used to run a blog over at the hockey behemoth Kukla’s Korner. As you all know, Abel to Yzerman is the popular Red Wing blog run by (The Chief) Bill Houlihan over there. They do not like Pierre McGuire in those parts. We believe the term they use for him is “Douche Canoe”. We don’t believe that, we know that, because we can read. Which makes us slightly more educated than the guys at The Pensblog. Zing!
Okay, that was lame. But it’s certainly nowhere near as lame as some of the stuff TPB goes after. Seriously, Nickelback has more original ideas. We get it guys, someone in your family is gay, so you need to overcompensate for it!
Anywho, The Pensblog have been waging a war against NBC since their decision to ruin the party outside Mellon Arena to watch the game. Now, we agree with them in principle. The 14 or 15 diehard Penguins fans and the 300 or so of their hangers-on since last year’s Cup run want somewhere to drink in public and watch the Penguins lose. But, they seriously took it to a new level. It was like the Parents TV Council after an episode of South Park.
It started with confusing outrage, and a list of people to contact. Then it went to reasoned pleading with the league, whom the guys and their homosexual friend felt abandoned by. Because as you know, the NHL is a business created to cater to the Pens fan, and no one else.
Finally (sort of), it exploded into an admittedly hilarious photoshop of a Penguin defecating on the NBC logo, and a list of NBC’s major advertisers. Really guys? Do you think Red Bull gives a crap moreso than NBC about hockey? Where is that getting you? It finally led to them recommending you watch on the web on one of CBC’s broadcasts.
It finished for now with Pensblog’s annoyingly narrow-founded recap of the game, where they made jokes about Pierre McGuire. Because that’s never been done before. Also made fun of: Harry Kalas. I’m done linking to these clowns, you can find that yourself.
That final post stated that “The war on NBC isn’t over”. C’mon guys, don’t you want people to think I came up with that headline myself? Lame.
But maybe the war needs to end after this news. A 33% share in Pittsburgh? 33%! So why did this happen? Maybe because most of the Penguin outdoor screen-watching fanbase went on with their lives after hearing this news, instead of wasting their time going all Rachel Dratch in 30 Rock about it? If the war isn’t over, then Round 1 most certainly goes to NBC.