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Tailing the Komets

What the Komets mean

I know I've posted this list before, but feel free to add some new ones.

Consistent playoff runs
Fans traveling to road games
Roy Chin's grin
Mitzi Toepfer's growl
Dinner at "Mom" Ruth Wiegmann's
It's hockey night in Fort Wayne
The Franke's tuxedos on opening night
Bob Chase's enthusiasm
The only team everybody in Fort Wayne roots for

Playoff beards

Janice Shepler's signs
Tom Didier's arm waving
Eddie Long still playing
Twister's aerobics
Reggie Primeau's inspiration
Former Komets coaches going to the NHL
Thanksgiving night and New Year's Eve
George Drysdale's stories
Report card nights
School talks
Ken Ullyot's wit
Colins: Lister, Chin and Chaulk
Guy Dupuis: every shift, period and game, every night
Moments of silence
Legends introductions
Len Thornson's quiet class
Hall of Fame nights
Komet charities
Former players in the NHL
Mike Emrick's beginning
Grace working the souvenir stand
Kids, kids, kids
Autograph zone
Sunday skates
Chin, Warner, Baldassari, Ullyot and now Schrock
Great goaltending
Taking a swing at Huk
Classic uniforms
Army swear-ins
Postseason fan party
Jack Loos
End of warm-ups pucks
Tim and Randy and now Otto
Playoff overtimes
Hating shootouts
Ref heckling
Role models
Unsung heroes
Scott Sproat's wealth of ideas
Hit somebody!
Black players
Opposing players to hate
Players who leave and come back
Long-time fans and friends
Intermission youth hockey
Icy at the movies
Tailgating during the playoffs
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Five Minute Major
Mon, 04/19/2010 - 3:09pm

How 'bout making great friends, both at the games and online? :)

Tim Hoke
Mon, 04/19/2010 - 4:12pm

The organ player that preceded Jack Loos........Norm Carrol....not really sure on the last name spelling Blake.

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 4:26pm

How about...


"Go Komet" signs around town


STH's Policing our own section since the ushers won't

Hating one guy on the team just cause

The games being a family outing, not just a hockey game

Being a family with the other fans in your section...which leads me to the "Section 204" portion of this list

"Nacho, Security, The guy that twirls that girls hair all game, yelling SIT DOWN!, slow clap, having different nick names for the players (Shaffy Taffy, THE Prophet, Cheeseburger, New Guy, P Sizzle...) trying to figure out if the girl with that guy is is sister or girlfriend, checking out the women without getting caught by the wives but really getting caught every time, watching my son dance every night to "Welcome to the Jungle," Yelling "Too Many Men" and getting it called, listening to Grandpa yell "COME-ON!" after every close call, Being the first to get the "LARRY" chant going, and so much more....

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 5:01pm

What about.....bloggers and musical chairs and seeing Hoss Cheat....or pop chairs for that matter.

I feel so loved to make the list....Now I need to go think about the sign...

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 5:05pm

the jersey auctions & the prices they go for .

Frozen Water
Mon, 04/19/2010 - 5:33pm

Grandpa 1 sitting along the glass.

Icy showing no mercy with a little tot hanging off the back of the Polaris for dear life.

Yelling at the newbies who somehow snuck past the crack team of Red Coats and walked in as soon as the puck dropped to find their seats.

and my favorite advertisment of all time that I hope NEVER gets discontinued, and by NEVER, I sure hope it isn't next game or sooner: Watching Paint Dry.

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 6:04pm

FW, I forgot Grandpa 1! Good call! I talked to him at the game a few weeks ago and said I was so happy he was back at the games and he seemed like he didn't know anyone knew he was gone. I told him many of the Komets fans look for him every game and love seeing him wearing his helmet and yelling all game long.

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 6:09pm

The way the Komet Family along with Komet Nation remembers those who have given a lifetime of commitment and or service to the Komet Hockey Club. Second to no one!

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 6:41pm

It's Playoff Hockey Night in Fort Wayne!

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 6:47pm

The nice STHers in 215 that yell at me for not yelling and " When i get old and i cant see i want to be a referee"

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 6:48pm

Oh and yelling " Yea what he said" When someone yells and no one has a clue what he said!

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 6:58pm

Re-dic-u-lous Mouse Ears!

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 7:13pm

Listening to Chaser call a game while sitting in GITMO.

Listening to Chaser call a game while sitting off the coast of Iceland.

Listening to Chaser call games while living in Wisconsin, having to go out to the car because for some reason the radio in the apartment wouldn't pick up WOWO.

Listening to Chaser call games while living in the UP, not to far from where he grew up.

Staying at a motel in Michigan and having a family from Toronto recognize the Komet logo on the front license plate and relate how they watched the Komets vs Peoria Turner Cup series on satellite because the NHL players were locked out.

Going to a Predators game and have what seems like a hundred people recognize the Komets from the cap I'm wearing.

The number of former Komets still living here.

Guess I'll stop at that, I can think of many more that I could add to the list but they get more personal and probably don't apply.

Hit Somebody!!!
Mon, 04/19/2010 - 7:56pm

Hit Somebody!!! :)

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 8:46pm

How about Dick and Flossie Zimmerman.

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 8:50pm

Foo foo drinks

Schebig asking the refs the questions we all want answered

Red headed hockey chicks

Being able to watch Jimmie Hawthorn work his magic

Ice scraper night

Running into 1 of the 25,000 fans who claim they were at the last cup clinching game last year, my tickets are framed, where's yours!

Blake getting permission to change this blogs name to Failing the Komets for all the negativity that goes on on blogs.....

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 8:53pm

Steve, I can relate to a couple of those things. 3 years ago we decided to take in a couple Hurricanes game during spring break, after the game we got to the car and got the game, drove around a Target parking lot thinking we were going to get arrested for casing the joint. lol. It was the last game of the season and we were down in the 3rd, listening to Chase call the game was priceless. We ended up winning that game, the Regular Season Championship and the Turner Cup!

We also took in a Predators game about a month ago we wore Komet gear, Lots of people made comments about Fort Wayne and the Komets. It was great.

Eric Smith
Mon, 04/19/2010 - 9:02pm

This is a little OT but why isn't the Coliseum using the new Zamboni they just bought. I have seen them use the new one once since the college games and it was after the game was over. Just curious...

Blake Sebring
Mon, 04/19/2010 - 9:49pm

Eric, they are working out sponsorship details.

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 10:07pm

'Rock and Roll part 2' in the playoffs

The original Komets' flag in 211 ;-)

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 10:21pm

how about komet cheerleaders, old section one and vince and chuck getting snockered every game before alcohol was allowed!

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 2:15am

Thank you, burgee.

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 3:38am

Yes Wendy, it is nice to have a "Pill popping, Foo Foo drinkng Suntan cooked Old Fart" remember us. At least you!

Eric Smith
Tue, 04/20/2010 - 6:18am

ahh... that makes sense

Eric Smith
Tue, 04/20/2010 - 6:18am

Thanks Blake

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 6:49am

"SUCKS!" "THEY ALL SUCK!" being yelled during the opposing teams introductions

Yelling "The line doesn't move!" when Peter Cichy and his band of brothers blow an offsides call

Frozen Water
Tue, 04/20/2010 - 8:39am

Reading the hypocrisy of certain bloggers who call others negative nellies, yet post more negativity-laced posts than other observant fans throughout the season.

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 10:00am

Well said Frozen Water, well said!

Left Wing
Tue, 04/20/2010 - 11:49am

Like Steve, listening to Chaser in the UP - thank you internet comcast - closing my eyes and smelling Coliseum popcorn again.
Getting schmucked in the side of the head with a puck - Thank You Robo

Frozen Water
Tue, 04/20/2010 - 12:09pm

Speaking of the popcorn smell, does anyone else notice that distinctive Coliseum smell? I know all buildings have it, but the Coliseum... Well, I could tell you I was there if it was dead silent and I was blindfolded. You just know it when you walk into the arena.