Friday, March 06, 2009

Number 32 is NOT welcome!

No, I am NOT superstitious.
But Friday the 13th is a week away!

It was a busy trade deadline day for the Sabres as they made a few moves. This included Tim Connolly agreeing to a new two-year contract.

Mikael Tellqvist (Photo: Getty Images) came over from Phoenix as a backup goalie - and that is who the Sabres host tonight. But Patrick Lalime will start in net after his spectacular 5-1 win over Montreal two nights ago. Anyway, Tellqvist will be wearing #32. I don't like that number! #32 belonged to O. J. Simpson when he was a Buffalo Bill - and now he is a jailbird!

The Sabres have 32 wins right now. After tonight's game against Phoenix, I expect that total to be 33. Thomas Vanek has 32 goals and let's hope he gets #33 tonight. He has been stuck on 32 since a hat trick against Toronto on February 4th. Vanek has not been in a slump; he broke his jaw against Ottawa February 7th.

In case you were wondering, Buffalo has NO 32 year old players on the roster. The closest would be Jochen Hecht and Toni Lydman , who are each 31, but won't be celebrating their birthdays until June and September, respectively.

I have another birthday on March 14. 32 is in my rear view mirror BUT I am a LOT younger than O. J. Simpson! And I think I could outrun him too...


  1. Anonymous5:12 pm

    BTW, if you want to put a more positive spin on it, the number 32 has also been worn by several other pro athletes who *haven't* been in jail, such as Karl Malone, Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson, Bill Walton, and Kevin McHale.

    Also, according to Wikipedia, the number 32 is "the 9th Happy Number", whatever the heck that means.

    ~ Craig Crumpton
    Publisher: Voice Actors in the News

  2. Hi Craig,
    Thanks for dropping by. I enjoyed visiting your blog today and seeing that I share the same birth month (and year) as the great Bob Bergen: Happy Birhday, Bob Bergen!
    As voice actors, there is no doubt that 32 is a good number for us as we work with files that are 32-bit MP3:)