Dec 12, 2016

29's half-half jersey to attend Bs game tonight ~ an oral history and open thread

The half-half jersey is the proud winner of the Molson Cup for November

Greetings comrades! Tis I, your once and past glorious leader 29 highly anticipating tonight's Habs-Bs matchup. Thanks to our fancy lawyer friends with all them fancy season tickets, we will be in the stands tonight proudly displaying the infamous jersey many have come to love to hate. But it's 1-0 in live games this season, so we're optimistic.

Many have asked about the jersey ("sweater"? some people say sweater; we don't). Some people think 29 actually ripped apart two jerseys to make one. Sacrilege! 4HF asked 29 to give an oral history of the jersey:
It's really not complicated. In the late 1980's, the Habs played in an arena called the "Montreal Forum". Your readers may have heard of it. There's a liquor store there now. In the Forum back then, there was a gift shop. I had wanted a Habs jersey for a while, but couldn't decide on a home or away jersey. I went into the Forum gift shop one day, saw the half-half jersey and said to myself "problem solved!". I bought the jersey. If I recall correctly I used a credit card. But back then, they slid your credit card (either CHargex or MasterCHarge) on this mechanical machine-thingy that went over a carbon copy receipt thingy which you then signed with a pen. That may be the hardest thing for your readers to believe now.
So that's it really. Since then, the jersey has taken on mythical proportions. It has traveled to arenas across North America. It has been subject to ridicule by private and public figures alike - been zinged by 29's own MP and been called "super ugly" by the Minister of the Environment. Fuck' em all. It's gorgeous. And it will bring victory tonight over the fuckin' Broons. Die Broons Die. GYFHG.

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Cocktail du soir ~ 29's Milky Moe Way

1 oz. quality Canadian Whiskey (29 suggests Forty Creek Copper Pot)
1 oz. Amaretto di Saronno
2 oz. milk

Throw that shit over some ice in a glass, give a quick stir and enjoy. A delicious digestif, maybe with some pie or a black and white half-half cookie. Look to the cookie Elaine.

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104 comments:

  1. Awesome history and theme.

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  2. Oh my God...theybused to sell them at the Forum? Can't believe I never saw it before finding this blog. Great fill in 29 - super sub as usual. You have adjusted to your valued role better than most. Just for you - Go you fucking half and half Habs go!

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  3. OMG 29 its a fucking sweater, we sweat in it, we do not jersey, get milked like Clockwork Orange. Great history, it should be one of those little cameos on the CBC. Like fucking your sister. The good news is that Trump loves the Habs because with Russians we are now number one. Buttman is the kind of guy he treats like a fly and pulls the wings off just for fun. I have been catching up on the Trailer Park boys lately. Season ten man, netflicks gave the boys a plan and why would Gomish listen to his teddy bear when he could be plowing lucy? The point Rickey tried to make is that you need to be a lawyer these days to do anything, including getting laid, ask Assage double about that. Lucy tells him he will not get lucky if he drinks or smokes, so he does some shrooms and she still gets all pissed off, who will ever understand women? I know your connected so please here me now and believe me later. We should not send UN troops to Mali to prevent the slaughter, no they should be on the plane with the Habs as we play our game.

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    1. For those of you that did not watch The Town, normal or extended edition, let me explain. The Town is in Boston and sweater, they say sweeter, nice sweeter like your covered in sugar, so as to avoid lawsuits commenting on sportswear America has adopted the term Jersey, but I still think a teat lawsuit is going to feed the mothers milk of litigation.

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  4. Merci 29.

    BTW, do you wash that jersey with the whites or the coloureds? (Imagine if I wrote that on social media!)

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    1. HA. Maybe he uses those colour magnets.

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    2. Ther is a possiblity of world peace, where seabutt fans say that being a great clam
      is world class, sea bass. So why not diminsih everything I always believed in , because it seems it stil sells, and I want a xi pack

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    3. It's indestructible and does not bleed. It goes anywhere it damn wants to

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  5. Yay, one of my fave movies part 2 coming soon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBGvsim7BI0

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  6. blogger has in the words of M gonw ll KDV

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  7. Fucking Bruins. They're going down. That is all.

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  8. the Maritimer2:12 PM

    Is Tooka starting? He's guaranteed to lose his shit at some point. GYFHG!!

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  9. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/marijuana-dispensaries-open-montreal-1.3892530

    Yep, blogger is misbehaving today.

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  10. Yikes! PFK drops the gloves to defend his teammate, at least he got 1 shot in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JPKgUfZrow


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  11. OK kids I am soon off to do the standard pre-game drinking at Hurleys. Look for me on the teevee, I should be easy enough to spot :)

    GYFHG DIE BROONS DIE

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    1. the Maritimer5:57 PM

      If you are sitting up in the whites (blues) there's no way we will see you.

      Wait! Stand up and clap when the Habs score, the cameraman is sure to pick up that ugly jersey...... JK!!!

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    2. Has there ever been a streaker (look it up young FHFers) at a Habs game?

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  12. Give it large 29!!!

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  13. 2016 has been hard;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrBmDqDytHI

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    1. Wow, that was quite moving.

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  14. Great pace. Good chances.

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  15. KidA with the takedown.

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  16. the Maritimer8:31 PM

    I'm here! What'd I miss?

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  17. the Maritimer8:56 PM

    Good back and forth.

    Cash it!!

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  18. I just caught up to the game, was on the phone with my daughter.

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  19. the Maritimer9:03 PM

    Anybody spot 29 yet?

    He would be the guy with a drink in his hand, right?

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    1. Surrounded by the ladies.

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  20. I gotta feeling KidA scores tonight.

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  21. the Maritimer9:12 PM

    Yikes! AHL side. Not good.

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  22. If I heard correctly during the 2nd, Julie had a pow-wow with the refs and a bit later they warned AF about Shaw and retaliation. GFY

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  23. All day radio CHatter that the rivalry isn't really that muCH of a rivalry. I say BS there's always a mutual hatred between the teams and the fans.

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    1. The rivalry is buzzing tonight. Habs should be up.

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  24. A couple PPG's would have been good.

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    1. Good cycling put needs more shots.

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    2. and maybe not missing a couple open nets.

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  25. They need to score, it will shake Tooka's confidence.

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  26. (Y) is the best hit/checker in the NHL.

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    1. To hear RDS it's a legal hit but....
      (Y)'s been getting trashed up and down by the meditos.

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  27. Watching their PP is very frustrating.

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  28. the Maritimer9:52 PM

    I would say they shot their wad Saturday night. Can't hit the broad side of a barn tonight, or right into Tooooooka's crest.

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    1. the Maritimer9:58 PM

      They should have saved a couple for tonight.

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  29. I was just going to post 'don't let Tukka leave with a shut-out as they score.

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  30. the Maritimer10:05 PM

    WHEW! Finally! Did they show 29?

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    1. I think I saw half of him.

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  31. the Maritimer10:10 PM

    AS much as I hate to say it, the B's deserve a point tonight. But only one. GYFHG!!

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  32. Jesus, they had a sure goal with Tukka way out there.

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  33. Looks like a goal.

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  34. Refs intention will decide it.

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  35. Pastrnak goes right into into TFS, no goal.

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  36. Che was on the ice way too long...saw that coming.

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  37. Checking for off-side?

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  38. the Maritimer10:19 PM

    Ratz

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  39. Wow, ref actually says toronto in his call. Sickening.

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  40. Toronto was too quick with that one.

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  41. Going to soften the blow of the loss by watching Rachel Allen.

    She's making a chocolate pear torte.

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  42. So they finally show the 'blueline cam' shot (presumably from when the Broons entered the zone) and Jason York says it looks inconclusive. Why in 2016 is this such a fuzzy video? But it certainly appears the puck is still on the blueline when the skate was over the line. Meh, take the point I guess.

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    1. Buttman wants fuzzy video, aka parity.

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    2. 4K video is only available at the acc. Go figure.

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  43. Thanks for the hospitality all, goodnight.

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  44. We've got to get 29's half-jersey record for the Hockey Pucks page.

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  45. Did we win?

    The pathetic PP did us in. We had many chances and did nothing with them.

    Good spirited atmosphere in the Bell. The amount of Bs jerseys in the stands always gets the Habs fans riled up. KidA fighting? There is still a rivalry, believe me

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    1. Now your trolling me. B's jerseys, what cows? He called it the sweater not the jersey.:)
      By all accounts you got your moneys worth, especialy to see ratface go Y down live.

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    2. Ha! Good point on the Roch Carrier thing. HOWEVER I think "sweater" there is a direct translation of the french chandail which could be anything

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  46. Just got home and turned on Space and the half-half Trek is on! Oh Lokai, will you ever find peace?

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    1. Just got home? How far is your place from the Bell Centre?

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  47. Get to know your kids, better;

    http://blog.emojipedia.org/ios-10-2-emoji-changelog/

    🦆

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    1. The new duck made it!

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    2. If you can't see the duck, don't even bother commenting about it. (Its a mallard).

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  48. http://radio.garden/live/

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  49. R.I.P. Alan Thicke

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    1. Saw that last night. Sad. Too young at 69 but a Canadian to the end, he died while playing hockey (tragically with his youngest son (who is 20 or so).

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    2. RIP Alan Thicke Blurred lines was a masterpiece. I have to admit I liked Growing Pains as well.

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    3. the Maritimer8:06 AM

      R.I.P.

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    4. A good Canadian guy. R.I.P.

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    5. Saw the news last night - RIP - so young! 2016 has been especially hard on celebrity...is it just me or have there been more than usual? I saw a pictorial online with 62 different "celebs" who have passed this year - ranged from "local" like Alan Thicke to international names like Glenn Frey, David Bowie, George Martin and Earl Hamner. Not to mention Geordie Howe, Garry Marshall, Martin Cimino, Andrew Sachs and John Glenn...I think the number is over 200 when you add names like Muhammed Ali, George Kennedy, Rene Angelil, Abe Vigoda, Ken Howard and Joe Garagiola. I could go on...sadly...

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    6. the Maritimer9:49 AM

      That is a lot of famous people. Like Jim Morrison said, "Nobody gets out of here alive."

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    7. Let's hope 2017 is kinder.

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  50. I thought there was going to be 2 pot shops opening here today, turns out there are 8. I think they'll be shut down since it's still illegal. Wouldn't customers be charged if they buy any merCHandise too, it's not legal yet?

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    1. We might need to ask a lawyer...maybe even get him (her) to review the shops from a legal perspective...and report back...

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    2. Good idea K3X, do we know anyone?

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    3. Pretty sure the "internet" lawyer who drops in here from time to time might "dabble" in other areas of the law, maybe we should ask him...?

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  51. Love living in the Maritimes. Preparing for a frigid -30°C (with windchill) tommorow morning and a balmy +12°C on Sunday. I need a half parka/half tank top.

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    1. It's either climate change or is Mother Nature having hot flashes.

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    2. See if 29 has one.

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  52. Ooh, I can't wait to see it.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/subban-just-for-laughs-tv-1.3898345

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  53. http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/17763/strombo-show-tragically-hip-30

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  54. One of the weirdest SFU excuses I ever heard on snet yesterday when asked about over-coverage of their leaf. Hockey panel dweeb marek said that they cover other teams and players when they come to tranna. 29 teams.

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    1. the Maritimer4:16 PM

      They only look inward. Nothing exists outside their Dyson sphere.

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  55. the Maritimer10:44 PM

    Leafs are 49-81-22 since firing head coach Randy Carlyle. That is the worst record in the NHL in that time (since January 7, 2015).

    Mike Babcock is the greatest coach in history. Just ask any SFUcker.

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  56. http://www.gohabsgo.com/2016/12/14/huge-trade-for-max-pacioretty-fell-through/

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  57. > http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2016/12/spank-those-sharks-on-sexy-friday.html

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