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Tailing the Komets

Couple of things

Bob Chase and I will be on SportsWise with Kent Hormann from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday on WKJG, 1380-AM. Stop out at Covington Bar and Grill and say hello. We'll be talking mostly about Colin Lister.

Also, I'm going to be speaking a bit at Colin's funeral on Wednesday. Is there anything in particular any of you would like me to make sure gets mentioned?

Posted in: Komets


Mon, 01/03/2011 - 9:22pm

I wish I knew what to say, Blake! Anyone who helps out young hockey players, and who will give up practically his last dime to support them....wow. That kind of passion is so rarely seen in any field. He was truly one in a million, and we were lucky to have had him here with us for the time we did. St. Peter better watch the hip check at the gate...LOL....

Mon, 01/03/2011 - 9:54pm

Congratulations to Team Canada for their win over Team USA in the IIHF World Juniors semi final. Revenge for last year's loss to us. Beat Russia for the Gold and keep it in North America!!!!

Mon, 01/03/2011 - 10:29pm

Colin lister sold my father my first pair of bauer skates when I was 2 yrs old. That was 44 yrs ago. At that time hockey skates coukd not be found in the US. When mr lister was told of the problem he volunteered to gettthem for my dad. I have passed the skates down to both my sons for their first skate. They still sit on my mantle along with the memories of the great human being that made it possible for me to fall in love with such a great game. And who would have known two generations later those same skates would still be creating a love of the game of hockey. Thank you mr lister and god bless

Mon, 01/03/2011 - 10:33pm

I apologize for the typos.. And it was the size of skate that could not be found in the US.

Tue, 01/04/2011 - 1:25am

Beautiful story brian. More proof that there are no insignificant acts of kindness.

Tue, 01/04/2011 - 9:57am

I was Honored to present Colin Lister with the Vern Krauss Award from the Fort Wayne Umpires Association. It was for all of his outstanding work and dedication to the than "Connie Mack" league. He was the inspiration that led to the development of a lot of young baseball players in the Fort Wayne area. He was a constant gentelmen on the baseball diamond. You knew when he came on the field to disagree with a call you better know the rules. Even if you did you felt like you might have gotten it wrong just because he came out to discuss the call. My greatest memory was the fact that He sent me a card while in basic training for the Army. He was also one of the first men other than my parents to wish me well when I graduated for the Police Academy. He was a great friend who will be missed by everyone who knew him. He always had a smile and hello as he walked around the Coliseum. Just a great Christian man who practiced and lived his faith.

Tue, 01/04/2011 - 10:27am

I am positive that as Colin Lister entered Heaven the Lord spoke to him and said, "Well done my good and faithful servant."

Tue, 01/04/2011 - 8:13pm

Awesome, DSchebig....inspiring young players in two sports. So cool!! So wish I could have met this man.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 01/05/2011 - 12:21am

That was Kent's best show to date.....

I am loving his show alot.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 8:07am

Kent does a great job. I've enjoyed the show as well.

The time isn't that great for me.. How about some downloadable podcasts? :-)

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 3:28pm

Agree JM, I along with I'm sure a lot of us am on FIOS and can't get it.

I have a daughter who married and moved to Lafayette. Needless to say she's an avid Komet fan. She has Comcast and watches it down there. I'm glad for her but it sucks that people living out of town can get it and not those of us who live here and go to the games can't.

Maybe I'll drop Michael an email.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 10:05pm

Steve, keep us posted on that....I too have Fios and can't get the show but would love to. Thanks!!

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 8:48am

I think it would take a major response from a ton of fans and even then they may not be able to do anything about it it since it's being done by Comcast. If they used the library's equipment and did it public access it would be a different story.

Depending on their contract with Comcast (no doubt involving such issues as pay for the production people and maybe Kent) over it perhaps they can make it available over the net somehow. I was half kidding about emailing them but I'll give it a shot and see what happens.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 5:11pm

Very fast response from Scott Sproat.

In my email I explained how many fans have mentioned a desire to see the program but don't have Comcast and how I have no plans on changing. I suggested considering a pod-cast, streaming on the Komets' WEB site, or a down-loadable file from the Komets' WEB site.

Scott has forwarded my email on to Comcast's regional headquarters for feedback.

The whole idea for the program came from Comcast/Xfinity (I bet they are doing something simular in other markets already) and it's their property, they are hoping it will bring in more subscribers and reward those who already are, pretty much as I expected.

Scott said he would get back to me if there is a reply from Comcast.

Like I said, pretty much as expected but I appreciate Scott's effort and response and hopefully maybe something will come from it.