Blue and Orange Army; More than a supporters section
March 29th! Arguably one of the most exciting days of the year for the New York Islanders supporting section 329, or as a lot of people know, the Blue and Orange Army. For 11 years now, the Blue and Orange Army have been a part of all New York Islander home games. From section 329 at the old barn, all the way to 229 at the Barc, and of course, the group will be moving to the Stable starting the 2021-2022 NHL season.
Lets be honest, No one saw this coming. ESPN said they’d finish last, Same with NBC Sports. There wasn’t a lot of hope but here we are, at the all star break, and the New York Islanders are in sole possession of first place.
The trio is back in town for the end of the year special. They lead off by talking about what their new year’s sports resolutions. They then go on to discuss the Packers, Giants and Jets. They finish off talking about week 17, and the College football playoffs. This and much more!
The boys are back and have a A LOT to talk about. They leadoff talking debating on if people should take athlete’s changing teams so personally. We will than be joined by an all time guest in Andy Graziano of WFAN to discuss John Tavares departure from the New York Islanders. We also talk about him about what now for the team. The boys will finally talk some NBA Free Agents as well as some baseball!
The boys are back and have a fun packed show this week. They lead off discussing if the NCAA should expand the College football playoffs and add 2 more teams. They then welcome back good friend of the podcast Andy Graziano to talk about the New York Islanders while they are on their bye week. They finish off talking NFL playoffs while getting off topic with the news that Jay Bruce is back with the New York Mets!
Loyalty is rare. I believe I have the loyalty character. Here is my take on being loyal to sports teams.
“I got, I got, I got, I got Loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA” said Kendrick Lamar. Now, I know the first thing you’ll ask me, why royalty, that’s just part of the lyrics, so it’s in there. The loyalty part is what I’m here to talk about in this blog.
5 years and 200 shows are now in the books. We have a jam packed show this week. We lead off talking about if sports should use more technology. We than welcome our good friend Craig to talk about the amazing New York Islanders news. We than welcome one of our favorite guest Adam Rank back to the show. We of course finish the show with out week 16 NFL picks. This and much more!
The date was December 10th 2005. The New York Islanders faced the Edmonton Oilers in what was a meaningless game in the grand scheme of things outside of the fact that it was former Isles captain Michael Peca’s first game back at the coliseum after he was traded during the offseason. For myself though, this game would unknowingly change my life. It was my first islander game, Rick Dipietro made 27 saves, Trent Hunter scored the game winning goal in the shootout and the Isles won 3-2. Since then the Islanders have been a huge part of my life and today they officially return to Nassau County, where they belong. Continue reading “We’re Baaaaaaaccckk”
Josh Bailey was drafted with the 9th pick in the 2008 NHL entry draft. Crazy to think that this coming June, it will be 10 years since that moment. Looking back to that time, it wasn’t exactly an ideal situation. The islanders had the 5th overall pick going into that draft. They would trade that to the Leafs and swipe first round picks. The isles would move back to the 7th pick which was then moved to Nashville and they would end up picking Bailey with the 9th overall pick. Continue reading “I said, HEY Josh Bailey!”