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Tailing the Komets

This week's video

An interview with our favorite public address announcer Larry Schmitt, can be seen here.

Posted in: Komets


Tue, 02/24/2009 - 12:37am

nice sweater!

Shawn Lang
Tue, 02/24/2009 - 9:00am

Mas Tequila!

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 12:42pm

After watching the video, I'm surprised more people aren't clamoring all over Larry to suggest stuff.

I do actually have a question about the goal song (settle down, I'm not here to say "bring back R&RP2"): I'm simply curious to know if there's a 'rule' governing usage of R&RP2?

I think it was the 2006-2007 season when we were down three games to one against Rockford, and then I believe we fell behind 1-0 in game seven; but when we scored tying (or it may have been go ahead) goal, instead of Crowd Chant, R&RP2 blared and the place simply exploded. I may not remember the exact circumstances, but I do remember the absolute *roar* that accompanied it when it hit. And then, last year, a similar thing happened when we were playing PH in the finals; suddenly CC was gone and R&RP2 was back.

I happen to be friends with Shawn that also posts on here, and we always joke about how there's a "Never push, EVER" button for R&RP2...just kinda wondering what, if any, circumstance leads to the pushing of said button. I know, I was clamoring for it during that rough-and-tumble Kzoo game we had a while back, but unfortunately, we didn't get the goal we needed to pull out the win.

Chad Ryan
Tue, 02/24/2009 - 1:55pm


The "Never Push, Ever" button comment is great. I can just see it with a clear plastic cover over it printed with a caution warning. Every time a goal is scored, Larry glances at the plastic cover, longingly, before giving in to restraint and hits the "safe" button. But then at that key moment, he just says, "Oh, f*** it!" throws open the cover and mashes down on the button then sits back with a grin as the fans roar. Too funny.

komets pa
Tue, 02/24/2009 - 3:32pm


The security on my computer is close to what Chad described. We do have a dual key system just like NORAD and it requires administration approval to play RnR pt 2. BTW thanks for the video Blake. Had a great time doing it. Despite my bobblehead like appearance folks, I do not drink any caffeine during the game. That was after a win a few weeks back and I was still a tad hyper. And Blake, next time we need makeup to take off the shine from all angles of my head. Makes it look like I'm going bald. Oops, too late!

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 5:04pm

Nothing wrong with looking hyper, komets pa! It's when you'd be laughing and then suddenly stop and look dead serious that got my attention. :D In any case, it is nice to finally have a face to go with the voice.

P.S. Please more Zambonis. Come on. You know you want to! he-he. ;)

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 5:13pm

Your head!?!?! I swear Chad purposely positions the camera to show my bald spot(s) to maximum effectiveness. And why doesn't anybody seem to like my sweater? It's been perfectly good for 25 years or so. In fact, I'm getting the leather patches on the elbows next week.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 5:14pm

I will have my REVENGE some day, Chad. Just you wait.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 6:06pm

I will attest to the fact that he gets a hard time on the headsets. There is the IHL Rule Book than there is the Ref's rule book and last but not least there is hockey according to Larry's rule book. If they called every penalty that Larry wants called we would never get the game in. Of course there are none against the Komets only the other guys. Right Larry? Sometimes we have to slow him down just a tad. After all we need to get it first so we can pass it along to him. I must admit some nights I would like to figure out a way to turn his volume down. I guess that is a sign of my age. Sorry komets pa. I can talk that way because I knew you when you were in your Mothers womb. If that don't date me nothing will.