Monday, March 26, 2012

My photos on ROOT Sports and James Neal's Twitter

It started this afternoon. While I was busy selling playoff t-shirts, serious Pens fan and "friend of the blog" @Allie874 (if you don't follow her, you joke, she knows hockey like nobody's business) tweeted this:

Sure enough, Neal was using a version of the photo shown at the top of this post, which I had donated to Wikipedia for use on his page. Pretty cool, especially since it has been a while since any Pens have used my photos, as TK stopped using my pic on his Twitter not long before he stopped using Twitter altogether.

Anyway, it was back to selling t-shirts and then watching the Pens smite the Devils. While tuned into the first period of the ROOT SPORTS Pittsburgh broadcast, Knitting Lady asked "isn't that your photo?". On the screen Dan Potash was talking about wearing a Shamrock Sweater the previous week in New Jersey, and there was a picture I had taken of him during his pregame interview with Kris Letang. It was a photo that I had taken at Dan's request and sent to him after the game, so it wasn't a shock that he had it, but still a pleasant surprise to see it being used in the broadcast.

Who knows where things go from here? I guess I just sit back and wait for the job offer from the Pens to show up in my mailbox. I mean, I'm sure Gregory Shamus, Justin K. Aller and the rest of the pros could always use a helping hand, right? No? Yeah, I guess not. Better get back to selling these t-shirts and preparing for our next game on April 5.

Until then, LET'S GO PENS!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pens Playoff / Whiteout T-Shirts / Burgh Bracket

It's old news by now, but the Pens clinched a playoff spot with their 5-1 win over Nashville Thursday night at Consol Energy Center. The question is, will this be the shirt that carries them through a long and rewarding postseason run? I think it might be. Contact me on twitter or via email (see below) if you're interested.


In other news, Knitting Lady has been eliminated in the region final in the Burgh Bracket. She had some tough competition in Half the Civic Arena. She breezed past the Pitt Mens Basketball Team, Pittsburgh Steelers Young Money WRs and Eileen from Blawnox, but the Igloo came out ahead and will move on to the Final Four. Thanks to everyone who supported Knitting Lady and keep voting for your favorites!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Game Photos: Pens vs Devils 3/17/2012

The Pens and Devils met for a St. Patrick's Day game Saturday afternoon and the fans were dressed for the ocassion.

Check out the rest of our photos from the game after the jump.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Game Photos: Pens vs Bruins 3/11/2012

The Penguins two big guns entered the Sunday matinee against the Bruins on a bit of a mini-slump. Geno had been held pointless the last two games and "Real Deal" Neal hadn't hit the scoresheet in his last three. The standing room only crowd at CEC wanted to see their top line firing on all cylinders once again, and they were willing to get National TV loud to show it.

Check out our photos after the jump.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Penguins sock photos and more

Being the only two fans to go out on a cold, Friday morning before the Pens morning skate certainly has benefits as we managed to get a fresh crop of sock pics, and these are some of the best.

For Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, soon to make his second comeback of the season, being photographed with the lucky sock couldn't have come at a better time. Same goes for injured defensive star Kris Letang, who we all hope to see back in action very soon.

More pics after the jump.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mario Statue

Just a few of our pics from the unveiling of the Mario Lemieux statue in front of Consol Energy Center earlier today. Not much time to do more than post the pics since we're getting ready to head out to the game.

The rest of the photos after the jump.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Photoshop Expo: Trolling/Laughing Crosby

In case you've missed it, the Pensblog unveiled another photoshop expo today. Readers sent in over 150 submissions. My own contributions are below. It was a lot of fun, if not quite on the level of last year's "Where in the World is Sidney Crosby?" expo.

Check them out after the jump.