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    Zamboni good luck thread

    I just want to wish the Zamboni machine good luck! We're counting on you to do your job well! I sure hope you're gonna read this because I'm pouring my heart out to you in public--so don't let me down!:D

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    So, if there are nicks in the ice, don't take it personally, just figure that the zamboni didn't have time to view the good luck thread on GS.

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    Gimme a ZAM

    ZAM!

    Gimme a BONE

    BONE!!


    Gimme an E

    EEEEE!!!

    Wudda ya got?

    ZAM - BONE - EEEEEEEEE!!!!
    Last edited by Mathman; 09-24-2003 at 10:09 AM.

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    Thumbs up

    :D

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    I think the Madison Square Garden Zamboni has been totally overhyped. Okay, yeah, his edges are secure, but talk about skating on the flat! And speed, what speed? And what a truly pitiful spiral. I think MSG Zamboni is just a big show-off, taking up all that space on the rink, expecting applasue just for doing the basics, doing the same program year in and year out, and I have NEVER been moved by MSG Zamboni's skating. IMO, MSG Zamboni is resting on his laurels and not flooding the ice from his heart. MSG Zamboni just wants attention. Me, I prefer mature, lyrical Zambonis, such as the Nassau Coliseum Zamboni. Now the NC Zamboni has heart!

    Still, I wish MSG Zamboni well. Hopefully with the right coach, MSG Zamboni will become an artist on the ice instead of just a technician.
    Rgirl

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    Zambonis don't get no respect. Some rude fans even take a rest room break right in the middle of the performance. The only time the loyal Zamboni even gets noticed is when it makes a mistake (those insecure edges again!) Like at the Hershey's Classic last year, where the Zam carved out a big hole in the ice which the skaters who followed then had to skate around (AP almost fell in -- this is true, LOL.)

    Mathman

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    Originally posted by Rgirl
    I think the Madison Square Garden Zamboni has been totally overhyped. Okay, yeah, his edges are secure, but talk about skating on the flat! And speed, what speed? And what a truly pitiful spiral. I think MSG Zamboni is just a big show-off, taking up all that space on the rink, expecting applasue just for doing the basics, doing the same program year in and year out, and I have NEVER been moved by MSG Zamboni's skating. IMO, MSG Zamboni is resting on his laurels and not flooding the ice from his heart. MSG Zamboni just wants attention. Me, I prefer mature, lyrical Zambonis, such as the Nassau Coliseum Zamboni. Now the NC Zamboni has heart!

    Still, I wish MSG Zamboni well. Hopefully with the right coach, MSG Zamboni will become an artist on the ice instead of just a technician.
    Rgirl
    Well, I never! The nerve of some posters ragging on MY favorite Zamboni. I want you to know that the MSG Zamboni can compete with the best of them--whether you believe it or not, he is GOLD MEDAL material. The way he glides across the ice... it just brings tears to my eyes! You just watch, we'll see who kicks some major butt at Campbell's... you... you... Zamboni critic!

    Zamboni, if you're reading this (and I'm sure you are, as all competitors read our good wishes, don't they?), I'm rooting for you!


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    Originally posted by RealtorGal
    [color=red]Well, I never! The nerve of some posters ragging on MY favorite Zamboni. I want you to know that the MSG Zamboni can compete with the best of them--whether you believe it or not, he is GOLD MEDAL material. The way he glides across the ice... it just brings tears to my eyes! You just watch, we'll see who kicks some major butt at Campbell's... you... you... Zamboni critic!
    Rgal,
    Oh, hear we go. People accusing me of being an MSG Zamboni Hater. Look, I'm just pointing out the things in MSG Zamboni's work that I think are weak. If/when MSG Zamboni improves in these areas, I'll be the first one to congratulate him for doing so. Until then, I have to be true to myself and say that no matter how many fans MSG Zamboni has, I think he needs to improve in certain areas. For my money, Nassau Coliseum Zamboni beats MSG Zamboni every time. People may prefer MSG Zamboni's style, but I think NC Zamboni is the TOTAL ZAMBONI!
    Rgirl

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    Here's hoping the ice machine, whatever kind, actually makes ice and not the puddles in the corner they had at last year's event. I kept waiting for a bad wipeout!

    Rather have good ice and good skates, anytime!

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    Well, my heart is still with this Zamboni

    Boola Boola

    But I'd like to give a shout-out to the one from Onyx. In the same way the Zam above was underappreciated earlier in its ice-making days, the Onyx model also shows great potential clean up out there. (Both are consistently determined to do a good job on the ice.)

    Of course, like many people, I'm concerned that the IZU (International Zamboni Union) is making things worse for Zambonis.

    But I wish good luck to all Zams. Make sure you get good tuneups, eat the right fuels, and find a quiet corner to park in each night. It's a long season, and the ice is slippery.

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    You know, I used to think MSG Zam was a total hottie. Now, I wonder, I mean, I never see him with a girlfriend. Could he be...um...gay?

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    Originally posted by skatepixie
    You know, I used to think MSG Zam was a total hottie. Now, I wonder, I mean, I never see him with a girlfriend. Could he be...um...gay?
    HEY! There is NO NEED to start spreading rumors about my beloved Zamboni! Did it ever occur to you that MSG Zamboni is concentrating on his career and doesn't have TIME for a girlfriend? Geesh!

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    Thanks for the laugh guys, this is such a cute thread

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    When I was at Worlds, some Canadians next to me criticized the zamboni driver for being underdressed. They said their zamboni driver always wore a tux. Personally, I hate it when the good sport of zamboni driving becomes some sort of beauty contest. Whatever the zamboni driver at MSG is wearing is fine with me, as long as there isn't a lot of fake flesh on it!

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    Originally posted by RealtorGal
    Did it ever occur to you that MSG Zamboni is concentrating on his career and doesn't have TIME for a girlfriend? [/B]

    Excuse me for being picky, but who exactly determines MSG Zamboni's gender. I believe we have all been a bit too hasty in making this determination. Now, I am sure there are both male and female Zambonis out there (they do after all have to procreate, right?), but how do we know what the MSG Z is? Just because it is nice and stong does not make it a male! Shame on all who fail to recognize the softer feminine side of the MSG G!!!



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