Sevens

Unusual is the day Chuck & I can be equally depicted by a single .gif: GAME SEVENS FOR ALL OUR TEAMS!  We’re supposed to love it, right?  This is what sports are all about? YES. PUNCHING.  I will see you guys tonight.  For additional inspiration, enjoy this video – and Sid’s beard, which I really do […]

The Pittsburgh Ten

In Disney World commercials, a kid walks into the theme park where Mickey, Donald and all the characters are lined up waiting to greet her. You know, the kind of magical thing that never happens when you actually go there.  Unless you went with us this weekend to Pittsburgh. Lindsay, Alison, Emma and I arrived from […]

Lethal Weapon

(Note: Lethan Weapon is one of the best bromance movies of all time. Bust out the VHS and watch it.) If you can’t hold a puppy or a baby, the next best prop for maximum cuteness is Evgeni Malkin.  I swear, if I baked a cake and that cake took a shelter dog for a walk […]

The Most Wonderful Time

The holiday season is here!  We have stuffed our faces and basked in food coma.  We’ve broken out the ski socks and mittens.  I watched 5 straight episodes of Covert Affairs before bothering to check if I could fast forward the commercials.  Now that we’re back after American Thanksgiving, everyone is ready to work: Movember is […]

Pens & Paws

Before you look at these photos, go to the Animal Rescue League website and order a Penguins & Paws 2014 Calendar.  Support adorable, fuzzy faces of the four-legged variety! Huge thanks to @alisonsykora‘s mom Heidi, who took pictures of every page with her phone for us.  She likes James Neal the best because she’s a […]

Weekend Update

We have referred to ourselves as JamesNeal.com in the past, and I think we’ve done a pretty good job cheerleading our favorite gingerbeard. Now there is actually a JamesNeal18.com and honestly, it rhymes.  The whole glorious homepage is a Real Deal rhyme scheme.  I cannot compete with that. What James’ new official site does not […]

Hockey Halloween!

To celebrate Halloween, Intern Jeff Skinner wore his costume to work. Just kidding, that cheater sent Ben Smith in his place! Jeff totally fooled us with this crap, like everyone in comic books and movies ever, and rode off on his Batbike into the night. Guess he didn’t want to be the third part of […]

Aaaaaaaaaaaand PUPPIES.

It’s been suggested the entire Penguins PR staff is made up of 20-something girls with excellent internet understanding. Based on today’s evidence, this court concurs. Penguins and Pets Calendar Shoot Puppies!  And cuddling!  And days of the week!  Wait, I got carried away.  Is this calendar delivered with an ice cream cake covered in sprinkles? […]

Foxy Friday: Instagram

Last week, it was glasses.  This week, we are continuing with our salute to inanimate foxiness by honoring one of our favorite apps, Instagram.   In case you’re not hip to the Instagram, it is an online photo/video-sharing & social networking services that lets users take photos, apply a digital filter, upload them, and share […]

Foxy Friday: Glasses

It started with this: from Geno’s Instagram Well no, our obsession with boys in glasses began long ago.  Maybe it was when Chuck and I got our own glasses, or when we realized that we a) are nerds and b) like nerds.  Glasses may be more cool than Coke bottle these days, but the allure […]

I Like Winning

As much as I like intensely battled hockey games, it’s nice to get a big win once in a while.  It’s nice to take a 3-1 playoff series lead. Last night’s Pens/Sens game significantly reduced my risk of a heart attack.   Malkin said Neal was ready to bust out of his scoring slump [link], […]

WUYS Convention 2014

The NHL wants to make up for the lockout, draw casual fans back into hockey and perhaps attract some new ones in a less turbulent year, because we’re still really mad at them.  Right? Not now, girls.  Er, we may be feeling warmer and fuzzier and playoff-ier… Seriously!  Hold it together. Then someone says: from […]

It’s All Too Much

During last night’s Capitals vs. Penguins game, the role of the Caps was played by Honey Boo Boo: Or maybe she was playing me, and those pumpkins are my fumbled, oddly-shaped emotions. The Capitals can juggle two things.  Or two periods of hockey.  It’s the third thing, usually the middle period, that falls apart and […]

Blue Line Special

At the 1:28 mark of this post-practice interview from yesterday, watch how James Neal responds to being reunited on-ice with Malkin. It’s like his first day back at school, seeing that girl he had a crush on last year. In actual hockey news (sigh of relief), it looks like James is going to play the […]

Foxy Friday: Evgeni Malkin

You knew it would happen.  No one can be this hilarious and adorable (and talented) without landing in the Foxy Friday history books. Also, as a Pens fan, I know that life without Geno is a cold, sad place in which James Neal scores no goals. I could (and might) look at pictures of Evengi […]

Here Fishy-Fishy-Fishy…

Chuck and I need a brain-cleansing after reading that disturbingly crazy stuff at Crossing Broad.  As per usual, Geno to the rescue! What are your shorts?  What is your hat?  I can’t even come up with a name for the thing around your waist to ask what it might be. The orange trucker hat really […]

NHL Awards: Hot. Mess.

Did everyone enjoy the Nickelback Convention last night?  The Awkard Turtle Unfunny Comedy Tour? There were a few bright spots, like Will Arnett.  Especially when he shanabanned Ovi for blocking Brooks Laich’s parking spot and sentencing him to ride on the back of Mike Green’s scooter. WHY CAN’T THIS BE REAL LIFE? While peering between […]

NHL Awards: Who Should Win? Who Will Win?

Tonight’s the night. NHL Awards in Las Vegas! Bring on the attractive hockey players in impeccably fitted suits.  Bring on the awkward (and hilarious) red carpet interviews.   Bring on the D-list celebrities who can’t pronounce the winner’s name (Martin St. Lewis!). Here’s who we think is going to bring on the hardware… Hart (Lundqvist/Malkin/Stamkos) Should: Chuck […]

Cruel Summer – Penguins

For a few days after something bad happens, you don’t want to be cheered up.  You want to drown in a cocktail shaker or eat an entire wedding cake.  If you’re me, you picked a bright orange heavy bag and kickboxed the crap out of it a la Captain America. Then life goes on.  Other […]

This Friday Night…

Last night was not good for anyone. Sidney took a puck to the face.  I’ve said “not the face!” many times, but never at such volume.  Sid bled everywhere and then did what hockey players do best, let it stop and kept playing.  Well, it didn’t totally stop. He will play tonight against Buffalo, a […]