The Singing Debut of Another Mick….

Chief Mick Mayers (FirehouseZen.com) of nowhere near Philadelphia and I are engaged in a battle over the next four games of the Stanley Cup Final Series.  Game 1 is tonight as the Western Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks allow the “come-from-behind” Philadelphia Flyers stay in a locker room for a few hours tonight at the United Center.

Mick is a tad delusional.  He has yet to realize that he has been suckered into a bet he cannot win.

When the victorious Blackhawks emerge kissing the Lord Stanley’s Cup and the Philadelphia Flyers are left licking their wounds, Mick will have to post a video of himself singing one of two songs:  either the horrific fight song “Here Come The Hawks” or The Fratelli’s “Chelsea’s Dagger”.  He will have plenty of time learning the words of the latter as it’s played after each home goal at the Madhouse on Madison.

In order to successfully sucker him into even considering such a task, the beleaguered Mayers has requested I sing Sir Elton’s “Philadelphia Freedom” on video.  Even though the chances are slim, the thought of recording such a video is quite unappealing.  Don’t visualize here, folks.

Also, the loser shall buy the winner an official 9/11 Commemorative Coin for the winner and suffer a year’s worth of humiliation and yuck-yucks.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy….

8 Comments

  • Mick Mayers says:

    As I settle down to enjoy the Broad Street Bullies beating up on yet another team, I happened to drop by the ol' blog at the same time the Flyers punched in their fourth goal of the game. Of course, by the time I finished the sentence, so did Chicago.

    Regardless, although I am impressed by the speed of the young Hawks, and Byflugen (I'm sure I butchered it) is a big fella, but once the nerves settle down, I'm thinking the Flyers in five. I'm trying to figure out whether I should require you to find a pair of star shaped glasses for your solo debut on the World Wide Web.

    There's plenty of hockey left. Be patient, my friend. As my late father-in-law was known to say, “Big Coon walks late at night.” It's a Zen thing.

  • RspctFrmCalgary says:

    Oh this is going to be good LOL

  • Mick Mayers says:

    After reviewing BOTH of the worst song I can think I've ever been forced to listen to (figure I'd better do some research as to what I have got myself into), I've come to the conclusion that John has the much better side of this deal. I'm pretty sure if in the unlikely event I must choose, I'll go with the Hawks Fight Song, only since it is half the elapsed time of the other, thus minimizing my embarrassment to 2 minutes and 26 seconds, versus 5 minutes and 22 seconds. Maybe I'll wear a disguise…

  • Fire Daily says:

    Either song is frightful, but methinks you made the right choice. If you're thinking disguises, have your cerebrum wander over towards, oh say, a bird costume…

  • Mick Mayers says:

    After reviewing BOTH of the worst song I can think I've ever been forced to listen to (figure I'd better do some research as to what I have got myself into), I've come to the conclusion that John has the much better side of this deal. I'm pretty sure if in the unlikely event I must choose, I'll go with the Hawks Fight Song, only since it is half the elapsed time of the other, thus minimizing my embarrassment to 2 minutes and 26 seconds, versus 5 minutes and 22 seconds. Maybe I'll wear a disguise…

  • Fire Daily says:

    Either song is frightful, but methinks you made the right choice. If you're thinking disguises, have your cerebrum wander over towards, oh say, a bird costume…

  • Mick Mayers says:

    They say it isn't over until the fat lady sings, but something tells me that unless we can figure out a way past that defense, it may be the fat guy instead (that would be me). I guess I'd better start warming up.

  • Mick Mayers says:

    They say it isn't over until the fat lady sings, but something tells me that unless we can figure out a way past that defense, it may be the fat guy instead (that would be me). I guess I'd better start warming up.

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