Sunday, August 22, 2021

The 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee Dating Game (Episode 19)

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 wins that date with a special lady. 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 18 was the appropriately named Chris Valentine.

Now, let's start the 19th round and introduce the bachelors chosen by the randomizer! [APPLAUSE]
Bachelor number 1: Defenseman from the Buffalo Sabres, Mike Ramsey
Bachelor number 2: Right wing from the Edmonton Oilers, Jari Kurri
Bachelor number 3: Defenseman from the New York Rangers, Reijo Ruotsalainen

Two of these young gents have a battle history. 
Intrigued? Here's the information from the back of their cards.

That's right. Just a couple of years ago, Mike Ramsey and Team USA defeated Jari Kurri and Team Finland to take the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Finland finished just off the podium, in 4th place.

Will Kurri or the other Finn, Ruotsalainen, exact revenge by winning the date with our nice young lady this week? It's up to you!

Bachelor number 1: Minnesota man and Olympic gold medal winner, Mike Ramsey.

Bachelor number 2: Helsinki man and fishing enthusiast, Jari Kurri.

Bachelor number 3: Race-horse hobbyist and former Finnish National, Reijo Ruotsalainen.


  1. Reijo, because women love horses! Totally NOT because I'm a Rangers fan and I'll always vote for the Ranger, no sir!

    1. Hah! I'd never assume such a thing about you, Brett. Thanks for your [ahem] fair and unbiased vote...

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks for the vote, Elliptical Man. If I were in a car right now, I'd honk the horn in "U-S-A" fashion.

  3. I'm personally not a fan of gold... but if I was a female looking to find a husband I might feel differently. Ramsey gets my vote.

    1. Score another vote for Ramsey! Thanks for voting, Fuji.