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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Whiner of the Week - Feb 27th

Well that didn't take long. Here it is, only the second iteration of the WOTW award, and I've already been forced to go outside the WCHA conference. Not that there weren't some good candidates for the award from within the WCHA, it's just that a certain fanbase appealed more to me than others.
There were some good nominees, such as:
  • All the whining back and forth between Michigan and Michigan State this past weekend. They're big rivals, so it was bound to happen.
  • Donald's classic rant where he whines about Goon's whining. I don't know how I would have divided up the award with that scenario...
  • redwing77's nonstop whining about the officiating. I seriously think he has a post template that already includes the necessary complaining about whatever official is reffing that weekend's UND games. He didn't win it this week, but rest assured, he will win one in the future...I guarantee it.
  • Etc, etc. There's always good stuff when the playoffs are near. :)

Which leads me to this week's selection. This team is having a stellar year, having already wrapped up the HEA conference with a hefty 9 point lead over BU and Vermont. They are the "team to beat" from the East (which hasn't meant much in the past few years, has it?). But it seems after their recent sweep of BC that their fans still feel the need to demand R-E-S-P-E-C-T from others. How much more respect to they need? They've already got a conference title, a virtual lock on a #1 seed in the PWR (barring a spectacular collapse), they're ranked top 3 in every poll, etc. I'm pretty sure that opposing fans know that you have a good team with that resume. Bragging that you're 9-0 against BC, BU, and Maine this year isn't saying much when Maine has a lowly 6 conference wins on the entire season and sits in 9th place. And the JVR for Hobey stuff? That's just hilarious. He's not even the best player on his team, let alone his league, or the nation. And Jon- your thread on USCHO had no bearing on the outcome of this week's award. :)

Congratulations to the Whiner of the Week:

University of New Hampshire Wildcats

14 comments:

Dirty said...

"[redwing77] didn't win it this week, but rest assured, he will win one in the future...I guarantee it."

That's it! I know who WWN is. George Zimmer. Not to be confused with the ever lovable and hugable teddy bear-like Don Zimmer.

MeanEgirl said...

I demand more coverage on whiners around college hockey! Daily updates! This is fantastic. One day I too will be amongst the whiners featured on this blog!

Goon said...

Funny article. Meanegirl It looks like there is a chance that UND and MTU might meet for the playoffs. I am sure you will have plenty to be upset about after your team is done playing the goons from UND.

LOL, you can let Donald have the award.

MeanEgirl said...

I want my team to play Denver. :( I really need to make that trip out there.... The Magness will complete my WCHA tour. Plus they're weakened without Trotter, which is nice.

I've already made like 4-5 trips to UND. I think that's enough. =P

Goon said...

Are you heading to the Final Five?

Jon said...

Rats. I was really hoping that my thread would contribute to this wonderful wonderful board (I'm much whinier than MEg, BTW. Ask anyone.)

Goon said...

I am not sure if you wanted flame feasts or what?

MeanEgirl said...

Goon: I'll definitely be at the Final Five. And so will WWN! Or so I'm told...

wwn said...

MeanEgirl- who told you these lies?

Aahh, who am I kidding? Of course I'll be at the Final Five.

MeanEgirl said...

WWN: Well... you. ;)

If you don't come up to me and introduce yourself, I will be thoroughly upset.


...You're not Foxton, are you?

wwn said...

Oh yes, I forgot that I posted that on your blog.

Please don't insult me and think that I am Foxton...

Donald Dunlop said...

For those interested in even more "whining" please read my Tribute to UAA's senior class or perhaps the post before my "whiney rant" which is a "whiney" soliloquy on being the fan of a 10th place team.

It's a regular whine-o-rama over there.

If I'm whining about Goon's whining then how exactly does one classify someone who labels such things? Would that be 3rd-person whining twice-removed? Or is it just unoriginal moaning?

Pretty narrow niche ya got here.

Good luck with it ... I'd imagine it could be a good weekly thread at USCHO but the anonymity this joint affords is certainly a better situation isn't it?

MeanEgirl said...

I'd like to also point out that my last THB was a little bit whiny too. It deserves to be glanced at, at least.

redwing77 said...

I was robbed, I tell you!

I think it was Eastern Bias! Definitely Eastern bias! UNH? Seriously? You can't give it to those bunglers! They don't know what it is to whine! Kvetch they might just a little, but whine?

Amateurs! :)

MEg- I have faith in you. You'll make it eventually!