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During their 58-year history, the Fort Wayne Komets have never had a successful decade like they had from Jan. 1, 2000 to Dec. 31, 2009.

The Komets won three playoff titles and reached at least the playoff semifinals in eight of the 10 seasons. During the regular season, they averaged 46.5 points, 100.5 points and won four regular-season titles, won seven division titles and finished below 90 points and 40 victories only once. Overall, they were 465-204-70 in the regular season, earning 68 percent of the possible points.

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Blake Sebring
Sat, 01/02/2010 - 4:05pm

Also, Brendan's got a live blog going on tonight's game at http://www.mlive.com/generals/index.ssf/2010/01/live_blog_fort_wayne_komets_vs.html

Sat, 01/02/2010 - 5:15pm

Blake- There is still one more year to complete a decade. I think there are 10 years in a decade. Still real good numbers.

Blake Sebring
Sat, 01/02/2010 - 5:46pm

Dschebig, that's why I didn't say ``the'' decade but ``a'' decade.

Blake Sebring
Sat, 01/02/2010 - 7:15pm

Can we please shut Hannity up and get to the hockey game? Talk about a negative nellie.

Sat, 01/02/2010 - 7:27pm

well, you guys are just nice to each other now aren't you?

Sat, 01/02/2010 - 7:36pm

Hannity will convice you to put up a wall and buy a firearm.. Maybe he should give the Komets some peptalks about the Generals being evil..

Sat, 01/02/2010 - 9:12pm

And the average attendance for the decade? Would love to see that number up against the rest of minor league hockey during the decade.

Blake Sebring
Sat, 01/02/2010 - 9:14pm

2,680,611 fans, or 7,175 per game. There were 33 sellouts

Sat, 01/02/2010 - 9:35pm

decade is over 2000 thru 2009 thats 10 years

Sat, 01/02/2010 - 10:24pm

chuckitt--the decade starts 1/1/00 -year #1 ends 12/31/01 #2 1/1/02 ends 12/31/02 #3 1/1/03 ends 12/31/03 ect.ect. though year #10 ends 12/31/10 that is ten years. So technically that would be the decade. Now you could call any group of ten years a decades worth. 1/1/99 to 12/31/09.

Sat, 01/02/2010 - 10:30pm

Sorry chuckitt--I proofed read it after I posted it. dumb! I'll quit trying to figure it out and just except it.

Blueline Baby
Sat, 01/02/2010 - 10:36pm

DSchebig....this is why I was a language major, not a math major....it's all just too confusing! LOL....

And now I will just duck my head and run to avoid all the barbs and throwing of players/and/or coaches under the bus....g'night all!

Tim Hoke
Sun, 01/03/2010 - 12:51pm

Nice to know that we all have different ways of counting to ten! Do you think this means that the world will end on December 21st 2012 or December 21st 2013? We will see if the Mayans can count too...LOL.

Blueline Baby
Sun, 01/03/2010 - 8:18pm

Uno, dos, tres.....that's how the Mayans counted, Tim....and they did not play hockey. It was hell getting the ice to freeze down there in South America. :)

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 8:38am

Geez, BLB. The Mayans didn't speak Spanish. They had their own language. Spanish wasn't introduced to Central and South America until after Spain conquered the continents. (Even then, however, Portugal colonized Brazil. Today the official language of Brazil is Portugese).....decades end in "10" also for those who want to know.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 9:02am

sorry decades do not end in 10. they start in o and end in 9. 2000 was start of new decade not the end of the 90's. dont any of you read blakes paper and all of the stories the last few days about the end of the decade and the teams of the decade ect ect??

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 9:10am

So here is my question, did the first year start at 1 (speaking in A.D. or as it is now in textbooks B.C.E - before common era) or did it start with 0? If it started with 1, then start counting at 1 and a decade would end in 10, if you start at 0 then it ends at 9. Thank the good Lord we have fingers and thumbs to help us figure this out!

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 9:25am

When you start counting, you do not start with 0. For example, if you wanted to count to ten, you wouldn't say, "0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10". (If doing that you would have eleven digits). When you count you say, "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10". The very first day of time didn't start in the year "zero" but in the year "1". ---There was a lot of contoversy about this when the new millenium was being celebrated. Everybody kind of assumed that because the year was 2000, that the new millenium had begun. Actually, and it has been pointed out, that the new millenium started on Jan 1st 2001.....however, if you can find some "real" authority regarding this ( not the News-Sentinel) I will bow to their wisdom.

Frozen Water
Mon, 01/04/2010 - 10:32am

No one counted with 0 period until the Mayans introduced it ;)

Katie Stine
Mon, 01/04/2010 - 10:39am

Here's what the United States Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command has to say about the millennium: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/millennium.php

And a more condensed version from the Royal Observatory Greenwich: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/explore/astronomy-and-time/time-facts/faqs/new-millennium-where-when-why

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 11:29am

After much research (ok, ok maybe more like 10 minutes spent on google), I found the following:


The number zero - 0 - was not accpeted into any mathematical system until the 9th century AD. It was first recognized as a numeral in India even though it took hundreds of years for it to catch on. The Romans did not have a symbol of the number 0, they had a word to recognize the meaning of 'nothing' which is 'nulla'.

How does this help Andrea, you might be asking. Well, it could help clear up when a decade does or does not begin. It makes sense that you would start a year with the number 1 and not zero. If zero wasn't even recognized for quite some time, as stated above, then you would assume that the new decade will begin in '01 and end in '10. This all makes sense to me. Think about it, when the first superbowl was played, did they call it Superbowl 0? I wasn't around then, but I'm pretty sure that they started with Superbowl I. Too bad my Bengals haven't won any of those Superbowls...maybe in the rest of this decade they might or the next decade.

After all this, I need an Advil!

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 1:54pm

24 hours in a day, 24 cans of beer in a case. Coincidence? I think not......

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 2:37pm

Many thanks to Katie Stine.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 01/04/2010 - 2:44pm

I say that every day Alan.

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 5:12pm

After reading through all of this I think 24 cans of beer isn't going to cut it. Need something smooth and stronger, like a good single malt scotch.

Blueline Baby
Mon, 01/04/2010 - 7:58pm

Many thanks to JR and Steve.....

And wow, Alan. Yikes. Grumpy day for you? I'll be sure to brush up on my ancient cultures and their language before I make jokes on here from now on!! It was not meant as any sort of insult....I just thought they spoke Spanish....it's been a while since I studied them. Sorry to offend you and the Mayans....

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 2:56am

I just find it funny that people say the Mayans disappeared when it was actually just their culture that disappeared. So... um... What were we talking about again? And why am I suddenly craving a chicken burrito?

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 5:22am

Wendy is thinking 'outside the bun' at 3:00am.