Extra Extra!!! Goalie Pad Controversy!!!It appears that the UAA might have "slighted" it's instate arch-rival, the UAF's Alaska Nanooks. Say it ain't so! I considered making a phone call to get the facts of this dramatic breaking story but that would just get in the way by making this post real short. I'd much rather speculate about possibilities.
On Friday when the 'nooks played the U-18's Wylie Rogers had to use last season's goalie pads because the ones that the UAF's Alaska Nanooks had ordered for him were misaddressed and showed up at UAA. Whoever received them at UAA promptly returned them (or just didn't sign for them). And inevitably (as anyone who is familiar with this rivalry would expect) there are rumblings from up north. Rumblings about "bad people" at UAA and "mean-spirited" Anchorage people. Ouch. That hurts.
To think that someone at UAA wouldn't bend over backwards to accomodate their primary rival up the road? I see three possibilities: UAA didn't take the time to give consideration to the UAF Alaska Nanook's needs (I guess UAF knows now what kind of husband UAA would be); UAA did it on purpose (so who do I pat on the back?); or whatever low level admin person that received the package followed whatever established departmental policy was in place and went by the book, like they do with countless other daily transactions (give 'em a raise!). So I don't know about UAF fans but I'm "all good" with any of those three reasons.
There's no doubt now that equipment ordering rivals of UAA should take note and be very careful to use YOUR OWN address in the "Ship To:" box.