Yes, I'm putting in an update to my post. I forgot to mention a few more things.
1. As we were preparing to enter the Xcel, my wife and I were forced down to shift to a different path because of the way the crowd was moving. As we worked toward the door, I accidentally bumped into this guy wearing a black Wild practice jersey. I had a good 30 pounds on him so he stumbled into the wall. I apologized, and he turned on me quickly, looked me up and down, and said, "That's fine. Just try to be more careful in the future." He then paused as if I was supposed to ask him something. I just said, "Yeah, I'm really sorry. Wasn't paying attention, just too excited, sir." "I understand," he repsonded and then smoothed out his hair and went on his way.
My wife told me this morning that the guy I bumped into was...St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly. Yes, I knocked the Mayor into a wall totally by accident. She knew it was him because in-between the first and second period, Mayor Kelly presented the signed "State of Hockey" flag to the crowd (I was in the line in the men's room...the men's room, folks). The funny thing is that, according to her, "A lot of the people who were watching him, booed him when he was announced. What's that about?" I explained it to her this morning.
2. KQRS played a clip of Pawlenty's gaffe at last night's game. Usually I don't like to do this, but I would like to point out that you heard it from me first. Like I said, usually I don't dig for credit, but this is one time where KQ is saying, "You heard it from us first." Nope. Check the time log. 10:38 last night. I had it first.
3. Several networks were shocked (SHOCKED I TELL YOU) at how well the Wild contained the Flames. Apparently, CBC (Canadien Broadcasting) and TSN thought it would be a slaughter. My brother-in-law, who gets really into the Flames (he's the Flamer, remember?) was so angry, he almost ripped the arm off his chair. All I have is...HAHAHAHAHA.
Ok, folks, I am on my way to Detroit and will be there until Sunday. So have a great weekend.