Sunday, May 17, 2020

The 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee Dating Game (Episode 10)



Welcome back to The 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee Dating Game, where we'll randomly select three eligible bachelors from the set and you, the reader, will choose which one has the most groovy appeal. How do we know they're bachelors? Why, it says so right on the back of their hockey cards, that's how!

Previous episodes are available here.

The big winner of episode 9 was Wayne Gretzky.

Now, let's start the 10th round and introduce the bachelors chosen by the randomizer! [APPLAUSE]

Bachelor number 1: Center from the Philadelphia Flyers, Ron Flockhart
Bachelor number 2: Center from the Buffalo Sabres, J.F. Sauve
Bachelor number 3: Left Wing/Right Wing from the Edmonton Oilers, Glenn Anderson



Can we have two Edmonton winners in a row? Let's find out a bit more about each bachelor first by viewing the back of their cards.








Well, after all the Gretzky-related excitement during the previous episode, it looks like our studio audience (and a couple of our bachelors) have gotten quiet. Still, we've got to choose a winner.

Who will it be?

Bachelor number 1: Ron Flockhart, a Cooperall-wearing man from British Columbia who put up 30 goals last year.

Bachelor number 2: French-speaking J.F. Sauve, who led the QMJHL in scoring for two straight years.

Bachelor number 3: Tennis player and former Olympian, Glenn Anderson.

12 comments:

  1. I have to go with Anderson, which I assure you is completely due to his, um, bachelor appeal thing, and has nothing to do with his being on the Rangers' Cup winning team in 1994, or that I got his autograph when I went to watch Game 1 of the 2014 Cup finals on the big screen in Bryant Park.

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    1. Six Stanley Cups and a member of the Hall of Fame. Not a bad autograph to have in your collection!

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  2. You know what they say about those Olympians. I'm not sure what I'm talking about... but Anderson gets my vote anyways.

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    1. There's a pun in there somewhere, but I'm not going to look for it. Thank you for voting, Fuji ;-)

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  3. Flockhart lacks personality. I found Sauve in the urban-dicktionary (did I spell that incorrectly??) to mean: "Sauved ( saw-ved) Intimidating shreiking reply to an awesome blocked shot by a hockey goalie. Used firmly when your teams' goalies makes an unbelievable save. Best used when playing a local pick up game of street hockey and the goalie wants to talk crap to the other team by yelling Sauve! after every blocked shot. The word is similar to the word "Saved" so the term is fitting. Furthermore, ultimately from Robert F. Sauv√© (born June 17, 1955 in Sainte-Genevi√®ve, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender, who won the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed in 1984–85." A lot to say but enough to know a relationship with him will be complicated. This leaves Bachelor #3 Anderson. I was on the tennis team in high school so we both know a bit about love.

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    1. Hah! Your replies to these Dating Game posts are always comedy gold, Julie. I'll chalk up another vote for Mr. Anderson.

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  4. Gotta go with the Cooper-Alls. It seemed like every kid in minor house-league hockey had them, but I was stuck with my brother's hand-me-down hockey equipment (which is probably why I was never drafted into the NHL, or continued past major-atom level).
    Anyway - my vote goes to Mr. Flockhart.

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    1. Score one for the Cooperalls! Flockhart is on the board, folks. Thanks for your vote, HockeyFan.

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  5. Voting for Sauve. He's so suave.

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    1. First pun of the day goes to Elliptical Man, and J.F. Sauve! Thanks for your vote.

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  6. OPC really doesn't give us much info on these guys. I guess I'll go with Flockhart and those crazy Cooperalls.

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    1. Flockhart and his Cooperalls are catching up to Anderson! Thanks for the vote, Chris.

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