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Ask Sam Anything

I’m bored, depressed, and about to dive headfirst into watching the Coach’s Film for the 49ers last game. There’s absolutely nothing to talk about, and whatever there might be to talk about will only enrage us further. So I’m going back to what we did in August at the old site, with a new wrinkle. This one will be somewhat live. Ask your questions in the comments, and I’ll answer them as promptly as I can in them as well. And if none of you ask anything, then this’ll be more depressing than it already was.

I’m going to get lunch, and when I come back I’ll be at the ready.

Ok….go.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    Who do you like better, McClure or Kils?

    • SamFels

      Kills has been buying me a lot of beer lately, so for the time being it’s him.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    Which mod do you like the least?

    • SamFels

      Be honest with you I can’t remember their names.

      • ahnfire

        I feel so appreciated.

        • BodomSlayer

          Remember Stacie is the easy going one anyways…you’re the hard hat…easy call there

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    What are you going to eat for dinner tonight?

    • SamFels

      Girlfriend is making some sort of chicken and broccoli thing.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    If you could eat anything for dinner tonight, what would you eat?

    • SamFels

      Rib Eye Steak/Gary Bettman’s heart.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    Will you eat dinner with me?

    • SamFels

      Can’t tonight. Raincheck?

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    Im lonely?

    • SamFels

      Yes, you are. And you’re going to stay that way.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    What was the last non hockey vacation you went on?

    • SamFels

      Hmmm, good one. Boston in November 11 I think.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    If the season restarts, will you sponsor a bowling team?

    • SamFels

      At least six.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    Ground coffee or coffee beans?

    • SamFels

      Don’t drink coffee.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    Do you watch Saturday Night Live? If so, why?

    • SamFels

      Haven’t since I was 10.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    If you had 3 seconds to say something to Gary Bettman (and he could hear you) what do you say?

    • SamFels

      Can I borrow some cash?

      • BodomSlayer

        Follow up question! When you ask him for said cash are you prepared for a minimum three month dick measuring contest before you get an answer?

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    Is there anybody OUT THERE?

    • SamFels

      No, we’re all IN HERE.

  • Mastodude30

    opinion of last couple mastodon albums and today’s metal scene in general?

    • http://www.polyptych.bandcamp.com/ Samuroth

      Curl the Burl…

    • SamFels

      Crack the Skye was a masterpiece. The Hunter had some really high moments, curl of the burl literally burns my eyebrows off. But it wasn’t as consistent. As far as the metal scene goes, I’m not really that big of a metal head so I wouldn’t pretend to know. I just keep going back to sabbath.

      • http://twitter.com/AndrewCieslak Andrew Cieslak

        I saw two metal shows recently: Mastodon and Gojira. Mastodon blew through a super tight set without stopping. They were crisp and sounded great. Gojira on the other hand brought their sledge hammers and just destroyed everyone in the crowd. It made me think less of the Mastodon show and direction overall by comparison.

  • http://www.polyptych.bandcamp.com/ Samuroth

    Not a question but you may find this interesting as I do…Found this on reddit today.
    Old School photos of Blackhawks games.
    http://www.reddit.com/tb/138qrr

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    What is the worst decision you’ve made in 2012?

    • SamFels

      Not preparing for the lockout better, or underestimating how stupid everyone could actually be on both sides of the table.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    What is the best decision you’ve made in 2012?

    • SamFels

      Hasn’t happened yet. But I still have time left.

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    HOW ABOUT THESE FANS?!

  • Chesterfield King (Chelsdag)

    Lifter Puller or The Hold Steady?

    • SamFels

      Hold Steady, but I’m not a huge fan of them either. In fact, any band that’s basically trying to be a different version of The Boss can bite me.

  • bearded fury

    Do you think that, with the longer the negotiations go on, another lockout is inevitable when (if) a CBA is agreed to, played under, and then expires again? That seems like the go-to move for Bettman, and if a deal forms under conditions like these, it seems like the owners will want another lockout because they “didn’t get a good deal last time” because of the pressure to make a deal and save the season or some shit like that.

    • SamFels

      It does seem like that. But it’s so hard to know what things will look like six or seven years down the line. Will the PA be more organized beforehand this time and ready to talk way before they were this time? Will Bettman still be around? Will teams have folded or moved to more profitable markets? Will the Canadian dollar hold up. It’s hard to know for a jamoke like me.

  • tlite80

    why liverpool?

    • SamFels

      Beatles, though I later found out McCartney is a Bluenose. That, and I had a heterosexual crush on Steve McManaman during Euro 96 when I got into the sport. Followed him to his club. Strangely, I don’t regret it. Istanbul man, Istanbul.

  • Paul Foley

    did you use my razor in 2002?

    • SamFels

      It was 2000 or 2001, and you know I fucking did. Your drunken rant and threats frightened me from telling you then. That and your continued requests to try out the new Lady Mach 3.

  • AirTrafficAJ

    What’s the minimum number of games required in this lockout year would you need to consider it a “real” season and not something with an asterisk next to it?

    • SamFels

      60-65? 60 is pushing it though. Barometer is the NBA got in 66 last year, and I don’t think too many consider it a farce. Whatever, it’s going to need a hell of a Final to help heal everything.

  • TheIrish

    When’s the next lockout going to be? Over under 2020.

    • SamFels

      Over. This deal will be six or seven years and I’ll hedge to say they can get away without one next time.

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewCieslak Andrew Cieslak

    You read any fiction? Whatcha reading for?

    • SamFels

      Is losing fun? Whatcha having fun for?

      Anyway, at the moment I’m reading Moby Dick. I never did before. But that was before I got Assassin’s Creed III.

  • Neil

    I’ve kind of dropped South Park in favor of Family Guy. Was this a wise decision?

    • SamFels

      No. Family Guy is cheap and easy and lazy. South Park is real comedy. You should go back.

      • Waylon

        wait until McFarland hosts the Academy Awards next year, no doubt it’ll be a scream. I hear he also believes he can actually sing – oh yeah.

    • OMFS88

      Just watch the South Park episodes about Family Guy. I have not watched a moment of Family Guy since. Also, is Family Guy kidding me with these super-obnoxious promos they run? They have to be, right?

  • AirTrafficAJ

    Good thing or bad thing that Disney bought Star Wars from Lucas and is planning more films?

    • SamFels

      I don’t think it’s the disaster some painted it as, though Star Wars nerds think everything is a disaster. It being taken away from Lucas can’t be a bad thing, that’s what we know after the last three.

  • StealingHappyHour

    There is a happy hour after work today which I’m invited to attend. The upside is all the free booze. The downside is having to drink the free booze with a bunch of stiffs. The wild card here is I got Black Ops 2 yesturday.
    Do I go home or do I go to the bar?

    • SamFels

      You can’t just let free booze pass you by. Have enough where you think you’ve really gotten away with something and then head home.

  • Preacher000

    I figure you’ve got inside connections, Sam, so tell us: Who is REALLY the culprit in this extended staredown? An owner or two? Bettman? Fehr? I tend to think the players are going to do whatever Fehr tells them, but Betts is following someone’s orders. Who is the top candidate for blame in all this?

    • SamFels

      I know what you know. Have no inside info. Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong.

  • raditzzzz

    when will the earth experience its next geomagnetic reversal?

    • SamFels

      Probably about the time one of the other two actually post something.

  • Accipiter

    What is your favourite alcoholic beverage ???

    • SamFels

      Perfectly timed and perfectly poured Guinness. Also, free.

  • OMFS88

    What was for lunch?

    • SamFels

      Turkey sandwich. Provolone cheese. Chipotle mayo and mustard with spinach and avocado.

  • fork

    Since none of us have anything better to do, why not do the bloggers panel you talked about a couple years ago?

    • SamFels

      Because other than you you’re harder to herd than cats. And smell far worse.

  • JimBag

    Sam, please say something comforting regarding the lockout. Lie to me.

    • SamFels

      It will end at some point.

    • Waylon

      Hey, I’ve got something? It means Toews may full recover from his concussion, since the article in the Trib today indicated that he still felt like shit until a few days ago. So getting back on the ice in a timely manner this year may have really screwed him up, permanently. Then perhaps Hossa is also benefitting from the extended layoff – silver linings in clouds, I guess.

  • FakeASeizure

    Hi Sam, it’s me, Ty. Why do we have to suffer? What did we ever do to deserve this?

    • SamFels

      Life is pain. Anyone who says different is selling something.

      • Waylon

        it’s also nasty, brutish and short. A man told me that one day, long ago.

  • The Cup And Back Again

    Who is Keyser Soze?

    • SamFels

      Cliff Burton

  • OMFS88

    Did you call Groupon’s downfall after they turned down the $6 billion offer to sell to Google back in 2010? Let us note that their current market cap is $1.9 billion and their CEO is a certified maniacal moron.

    • SamFels

      I think the first lesson they teach in business school is that if someone offers you 6 billion for anything, you should probably take it.

    • Waylon

      the certifiable moron in question is still insanely wealthy, as are the usual Chicago tech mafia hucksters who never back anything worth more than a bucket of spit i.e.eefora), but always fleece the sheeple in the end. He was nothing more than a front man of a stooge for their usual MO machinations.

  • dpd9189

    What’s the best move Stan Bowman made in his time as GM and the worst move as well?

    • SamFels

      Hmmm. I think most people will say trading Cam Barker for Nick Leddy is his best. It may end up being drafting Danault if revisit this in four years. Worst? Rushing Nick Leddy or ignoring the 4th line in 2010-11 might be up there.

  • SamFels

    Ok, that’s it for today everybody. Thanks for playing. Kept me entertained for most of the afternoon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1637490603 Renee Hanik Bogacz

    You are an amazing writer. What other things do you write that I can read?

    • SamFels

      Maybe one day I’ll write a book. And then we can tattoo the text on to your daughter’s other shoulder?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1637490603 Renee Hanik Bogacz

        Excellent!

  • Waylon

    who is a bigger douche, Olbermann or Bettman?

  • Z-man19

    In their prime and you only get one, you want Toews or Hossa?

    • A.J. Parker

      Good one. Damn… that’s tough.

    • 10thMountainFire

      How dare you challenge my loyalty to either so ferociously. You, sir, are formally invited to a duel.

  • 10thMountainFire

    Was DiCaprio awake or dreaming at the end of ‘Inception’?

  • http://www.facebook.com/hair.helmet Hair Helmet

    Has anyone really been far even? If so, was it as decided to use even go want or to do look more like?

  • justforkicks

    wtf do you think is going to come of the nhl wanting a break in talks for 2 weeks?