Videos And Final Reflections on My Run With The Dogs

By Elliot Olshansky - October 27, 2007

All apologies, by the way, to the awesome Minnesota Duluth blog "Running With The Dogs", for ripping off that name for this blog post, but after that much drive time, I think I earned it.

I'm actually in Rockford, Illinois right now, visiting a friend, and as such, did not attend the second game of tonight's series between the Wolverines and the Terriers. From the looks of it, though, I didn't miss much, as the Wolverines cruised to a 6-2 victory.

What I did miss, until now, is the opportunity to show you folks the rest of the video from our trip.

First, for those of you who were wondering how, exactly one gets a gas pump nozzle stuck in your tank, here's a closer look at one of the more interesting predicaments in which we found ourselves.

That mishap notwithstanding, of course, we did make it to Ann Arbor, and her's a chat with the Terrier fans during a break in the action and a bit of their traditional chant during a penalty kill.

Finally, their efforts in getting to the game didn't go unnoticed or unappreciated, as BU Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore and head coach Jack Parker voiced their appreciation for the efforts made by the BU fans.

Speaking of Parker, I know there weren't too many quotes from him printed after the game, except in my blog. That's mostly a function of the way Yost Arena is set up. The Michigan postgame press conference takes place in the hockey offices on the second floor, behind the end closest to the entrance, while any conversations with the visitors happen at the opposite end of the building. It's really not an ideal setup, and last year, I needed a full-on sprint to make sure I caught up with Walt Kyle after Northern Michigan beat the Wolverines at Yost. It's a tough road to hoe after the game, and with writers already on deadline, that's probably a big part of why you didn't see too much from the Terrier bench boss.

In closing, I'd simply like to express my appreciation for what those 16 hardcore Terrier fans did this weekend, and my gratitude for allowing me to be part of it and take it all in. It was a great adventure for all involved, and even though the Terriers are headed back to Boston without a win, there's no denying the passion that their fans brought this weekend. If BU hockey were a religion - as one of those 16 fans suggested in a paper for class (which she showed me as we were headed north from Toledo) - then this trip was a rite of passage of some sort, and it was my privilege to be able to cover it.

Posted by Elliot Olshansky at 11:36 PM on October 27, 2007

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