And I’m Back in the Game!

16 Nov

Sorry, what were you saying?  JamesNeal.com couldn’t hear anything over the Penguins scoring four goals in 10:30 last night vs. Colorado.

The Pens were down 3-2 when the second period began.  Then this happened:

Nealmobile was 1st star with 1 G/2 A and infallible facial hair grooming.  Can I tell you why?  There’s a guy at my gym who looks like James Neal (only not as tall), who always wears a knit hat.  Just before the game started, I saw him with his hat off for the first time. 200% increase in James Neal resemblance!  Poor Pants almost fell off the elliptical runner in a tangle of limbs and headphone cords.  Super win.

Obviously this powered James to another stellar performance.  It helped that Granato was being hilarious on the bench, keeping things positive even when the Pens were losing:

mattniskanen.tumblr.com taking photos of the TV FTW.

And referees were being stupid with their tripping calls, making Jimmy angry.  You won’t like him when he’s angry.

Another awesome cap by mattniskanen.tumblr.com

Geno had the sweet game-winner on a nice pass from Neal, then an even better pass from himself.  Tanger scored the prettiest goal of the night – seems fitting.  With this the Penguins are 11-4-3 and have 25 points to tie the Blackhawks atop the NHL standings.  Just the way I like the world to be.

Oh HI, NYR with your 7-game winning streak!

[For those of you stuck on the part where a guy at my gym looks like James Neal, you should visit me.  There are also guys who strongly resemble Eric Staal (srsly twins), Tyler Seguin (or at least his tattoo), Tyler Kennedy (back from a concussion, WOOT), Brooks Laich, one who kinda looks like Stamkos and a guy with a Movember fu manchu worthy of Max Talbot.  It’s hilarious.  Extra push-ups for everyone!]

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7 Responses to “And I’m Back in the Game!”

  1. Lindsay November 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    With a gym roster like that, I’d be skin and bones if I came to visit you, Pants.
    Nevermind the fact that the world is entirely perfect with the Blackhawks #1 and Penguins #2 in the league. Abbbbbbbsolute perfection.

  2. Teri November 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    Dang. I have a bunch of old people at my gym. [which makes me the hot young chick!] Moving to your neighborhood and becoming gym buddies with y’all at first opportunity.

  3. L November 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    I will drive [endless hours] to go to your gym everyday. Maybe I will finally kick the last 10lbs I want to lose…

    And figures, the second Letang scores a goal…I’m snoring in my bed. I blame S for now waking me after the intermission like I asked her to. 😉

  4. Scarlett November 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Forget visit I want to live there!

    Also Ten Things I Hate About You quote for the win!

    • Pants November 16, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

      Bonus WUYS points for Scarlett!!

  5. Deb November 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    What’s the name of this gym again? With talent like that, a 2 hour train ride for a workout sounds pretty reasonable

  6. Cassy November 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Get your spare room ready. If you have a Mr Blue Blue eyes look-a-like at your gym, I’m emigrating.

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