Loose Ends

Time to tie up some loose ends around here.
But before we get to that, you have to listen to this YouTube.
Not safe for work and shit.  Foul language.
Casey Kasem flipping out.

Make like an Islanders fan and jump.
We are officially cutting ties with the XBOX Pensblog Pros Team.
Various reports have come in stating that they are glitchers and juicers and jokes.
If you don't know what that means, there are unwritten rules when playing NHL 09 in the EASHL.
Don't take advantage of glitch goals, meaning you consistently try to score goals via a computer glitch that gives the puck a higher-percentage chance of going in.  If the opportunity is there, yeah, job a goal.  But don't just go for the same two plays the entire game.
And don't be a juicer.  A glitch was discovered on XBOX where you can manipulate a couple of your XBOX profiles in order to boost all of your player's attributes to 99, making you unrealistically fast compared to everyone else, let alone your shot power and shot accuracy…and everything else.
The former PROS team was accused of and caught doing both of these.  They also took advantage of the PAUSE glitch, where if you're losing at the end of the game, you can press pause with no time left, and it freezes the game, effectually making your loss in the current game not count in your overall record.
Thankfully, the big turds on the PROS team started another team from scratch, thinking they could take advantage of all the aforementioned glitches to work their way up the ranks.
The XBOX AAA team played the newly founded PENSBLOG TEAM and uncovered all of their jobbing ways.  The AAA team dominated them, their captain dropped out during the game, and they pause-glitched at the end.
If you want in on the entire situation, visit the new and improved XBOX TEAM PENSBLOG.
The old PROS website can be found at:
Lacing ‘em Up to Fight Muscular Dystrophy:

On Saturday February 28, 2009 The Pittsburgh Celebrity Hockey Team and the Pittsburgh Pharaohs will play a benefit game to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We are asking for donations of a monetary value, or for prizes and giveaways at the door.  This is the second annual benefit game and we'd like your help to make it a huge success.  All companies who help in the game will be displayed in the program during the event.

MDA supports research on a number of neuromuscular diseases, sponsors summer camps for children and young adults with neuromuscular diseases, and distributes educational materials to further public health education. Its comprehensive service program provides medical care and support at more than 200 hospital-affiliated clinics across the country.

Doors open at 6:00 pm and the game will begin at 6:30. Donations at the door will be $7, and children under 12 are free. There will also be an autographed memorabilia auction, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle.  Snacks and soft drinks will also be available.

The Mount Lebanon Arena is located at 900 Cedar Blvd. in Mount Lebanon. For more information about the game, please visit, and for the Pittsburgh Celebrity Hockey Team, please visit To learn about the Muscular Dystrophy Association, please visit


Shaun McGhen

This comes from Carrie:

Wanted to give you a heads up that The Zambonis, North America's only all-hockey band, are coming to town this Saturday, February 7 and playing at Howlers.

The Zambonis are the original hockey rock band. They only write songs about hockey, and after 17 years, are pretty darn good at it. Check them out and listen to some tracks at

If you are looking for a fun night out (there's no Pens game on after all so what else you going to do?), come down to Howlers, on Liberty Ave.
Zambonis Live at Howlers Coyote Cafe
4509 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224
Cost: $8

Kevin R. sends this in: fail.
Jessica L. found this website.
Unreal amount of Pens prizes up for grabs.  SHEARER'S FOODS

Speaking of contests, we want to drive this home.
You can still win an Extra-Large CONSOL shirt.

To win this contest, you have to design a header banner for the top of the blog.  Final entries are due Sunday, February 8th.  Depending on the number of entries, we may have a bracketed tournament to decide the winner, which will be voted on by readers.
1.  You have to abide to these dimensions:
Width: 995 px
Height: 250 px
2. The hex code of the Pens' Vegas Gold for the banner is: #c5b358.
3. Send your banner as a .PNG, .JPG, or .GIF.
If you send us a 2MB bitmap file, you're dead.
4.  DO NOT watermark your banner with your initials.  We don't want people voting for shit just because they know who made it.
5.  While making it, remember who the judges are: readers.  You could go with a sick collage of Pens players or go with the jobber bus or Marty the Chicken.  It's your call.
6.  Include "The Pensblog" and our e-mail address in the banner.
7. Somewhere in your e-mail, include the word "BANNER."  We have a G-mail filter set for this.

If you're making a banner, please go back and read those details again.
Go Pens.