Time Lapse Video Of The New Hockey Rink Being Built At Wrigley

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

NHL Network spent some time putting together a time lapse video of the ice being brought into Wrigley, and I have to say it's pretty badass. Workers braved the elements, worked night and day, and because of it there will be outdoor Hockey in Chicago on New Years Day....

I've honestly been getting back into Hockey lately, but they really need to pick a different day for this "Winter Classic". Even though most of the matchups are pretty lame, it's still going to be tough to beat out New Years Day Bowl Games.

(Via WL)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 2:05 PM


perfect day to do it. new year's isn't all about college football anymore and besides, the Winter Classic is in competition with 2 full games and the ending of 1 earlier one.

it's a chance the NHL needed to take and it's working

Anonymous said...
Dec 23, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  

Of course you are, AA. It helps take that Wizards pain away.

GMoney said...
Dec 23, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

I know right. It's not like bowl game viewership is down and except for one or two marquee (blowout) games the excitement of New Year's bowls is gone and last year's Classic drew the highest ratings for a regular season game in more than a decade. Let's go with a nondescript day. Say the 3rd Sunday following the 1st Friday of the first month of the year.

twoeightnine said...
Dec 23, 2008, 5:30:00 PM  

The Rose Bowl doesn't start till 4:30. The Winter Classic will be over by then. None of the other bowl games are that great during the time the Winter Classic will be on. I will definitely watching it.

Anonymous said...
Dec 23, 2008, 6:34:00 PM  

There was some though to having All Star Game outdoors this year in Montreal, but the only stadium there is domed.

jg said...
Dec 23, 2008, 9:21:00 PM  

I think Jan. 1 is a good day for the Winter Classic because there's so many people watching TV, it's great exposure.

For example, last year's Citrus Bowl between Michigan & Florida did a ridiculous 9.1 rating. Many people, like me, flipped on the hockey game out of curiousity and got hooked.

We'll see if the NHL has the God-like powers to make it snow again.

Sean O said...
Dec 24, 2008, 9:43:00 AM  

The NHL will throw college football on its duff and thus force them to implement a playoff as fans become continually bored with meaningless matchups.

Brad James said...
Dec 24, 2008, 2:03:00 PM  

It's a real good match up as well. This will be the coming out party for the Chicago Blackhawks. Hopefully this help bettmann take his head out of his ass and allow the Blackhawks to put some local WGN games on WGN America!!!!!

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