I'm told that Lyle Woods will indeed be back behind the microphone as the Seawolves announcer at the Sullivan Arena this season. That's a nice bit of confirmation to the rumor I mentioned last post. Lyle's moderated enthusiasm, excellent enunciation, vocal projection and overall style were missed last season.
Good on the coupla blokes who stepped in and gave it an honorable shot. Lyle is just a tough act to follow. Welcome back Lyle. Thanks to any and all that had something to do with ensuring this happened.
The Seawolves annual "Meet and Greet" Picnic will be held Sunday August 29th from 1-3pm on campus at the Lucy Cuddy Center. The UAA release says,
Be sure to bring your memorabilia and autograph books to get signed by the players. The Seawolf hockey team and coaching staff will be on hand to mingle and answer questions.
Bring a side dish, salad or dessert to add to the potluck. Hamburgers, hot dogs, all the fixings, sodas, water are provided courtesy of the Seawolf Athletic Association Hockey Committee.
So bounce on out when church is finished and head to the UAA campus for some burgers and dogs. I won't promise I'll be there but I probably will. Ask me later. The world needs more picnics doesn't it?
Speaking of picnics; I came across what seems to me what must surely be one of the big issues with which our city administrators should concern themselves. The picture below was taken west of Earthquake Park near the intersection with Postal Drive. I know ... so no big deal right? A picnic table along the coastal trail is perfectly reasonable. And I'd agree until I noticed something.
|Best Fucking Picnic Table eVaH ...|
That picnic table is the fucking king of all picnic tables. Look at that bad boy? It's freaking stainless steel. Nice right? It's a killer picnic table. All other picnic tables bow to that picnic table.
I've ridden by and utilized numerous picnic tables along Anchorage's extensive bike trails. Up until seeing this table, they've all been wooden or that clanky aluminum shit. That table in the picture .. Rolls Royce. Nuff said.
Then why is clearly the best damned picnic table in the entire city of Anchorage sitting out past Earthquake Park where maybe six or eight butts a day get to enjoy it's awesome quality. I sat on that baby. It rocks. It's stainless steel ... I said that right? It's sitting on a historically slowly but steadily disintegrating bluff. See the sign?
So if you're working for the trails or parks department of whatever and reading this. Move that sweet-ass picnic table somewhere that lots of people's butts can enjoy it's stellar quality. I bet Lyle Woods has never had the pleasure of sitting at that picnic table.
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