Hoisting The Cup… Again!

July 24, 2007

HockeyChampions

After winning the league hockey championship last summer I decided to go out on a high note and quit playing. I’m too old to be competing against twenty year olds. Then my youngest son, Pete, came home from college for the summer and we both signed up to play together on a “house” hockey team.

No one expects much from the “house” hockey team because it’s basically made up of miscellaneous odds and ends of players that couldn’t hook onto real teams. Of course, this team now had Pete and the “Big Weeze” on it.

The league tournament was last friday night and, low and behold, our little “house” team made it all the way to the championship game. Pete scored the first goal of the game, but then the opposing team took a three goal lead. Our shoulders drooped as we resigned ourselves to certain defeat, but not Pete. He went out and immediately scored a goal, and then another, and all of a sudden we were only down by one with a lot of game left. We took the lead and won the game.

The Big Weeze… a hockey champion for the second year in a row! …HooHOO!

The Comments

N.H.

SWANKY!!!!

Doug Jones

🙂  They always say the odds are in favor of the house. They must be right. Have a great trip!

Dennis Jones

🙂

Don Jones

Den, you might need to check the levels of bilirubin in your blood… Your skin tone appears quite yellow and I don’t think it’s my monitor. Have Dr. Karen run some tests.

Dennis Jones

…oh, I’m just a little winded in this picture… those trophies are pretty heavy when you try to hold them over your head…

Doug Jones

Is that VP Cheney behind you? Hope he didn’t bring his shotgun to the game…

Don Jones

I can tell Peter is really proud of his Pops. On second thought, maybe he’s just looking forward to the post game Orange Freeze deal.

Dennis Jones

…funny you should bring up the orange freeze, Don… here are the actual emails Pete and I sent back and forth to each other the day of the game…

Pete Jones…
T-5 hours till takeoff…. I’m going to play as hard as I can tonight, I might give it all in the first game

Dennis Jones…
I usually give it my all on the very first shift and then I have nothing left for the rest of the game…

Pete Jones…
The first shift?!?!?!? I didnt know you could last that long…. I thought it was more like the first stumble up the rink where you exert more speed than the Flash and transfer all your energy into me when you can’t stop and nearly send me to the ground like last week…. guess I underestimate you Queeson Big Weeze…. the first shift (if you are on our team) could last anywhere from a third to an entire period, we’ll see how you hold up…. don’t send me any pansy passes man!!! just watch, you’ll probably rocket them past me now and make me waste all my energy skating for a puck that will be snatched from me at the last second…. if you and I break out (like last week where I passed it off to you at the last minute and you squeeked) I suggest you screen the goalie and I put it between your legs… -weezehopper

Dennis Jones…
…ok, let’s get on the same page for tonight’s game …if I wink at you, that means a pass is coming your way… or something is in my eye… if I start waving my hand wildly in the air it means I’m open… or a bug is flying around my head and I’m trying to shoo it away…

Pete Jones…
Sounds good, if I say anything to you, it means Im mad…. if I pass you the puck, it means I’ve given up on trying to win….

Dennis Jones…
…I think that’s a pretty good game plan on your part…

Pete Jones…
You’re kind of like a Rudy….. hahahahahahah…. just kidding… goals don’t score themselves, you are a good player pops, you know Im always just giving you a hard time…. hopefully we will have some good highlights tonight…. either way, at least there is a strawberry shake awaiting me……

Dennis Jones…
…the post game orange freeze is always the highlight of the game for me!

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Oh, Well…

June 5, 2008

PPenguin2

A quick sketch for you despondent Penguin fans who are struggling just to make it through the day…

The Comments

Bernard

Oh My! Dennis….you Thoughtful, Caring, Lean-On-Me, Artist, Son-of-a-Man who names all his kids with a “D”, Got My Back, Hockey Comrade, Fan….you! I don’t know what to say? Oh, How about…Thanks Man! I just told the wife last night how they are gonna have to win if I have any chance at getting a Penguin Hockey Player sketch outta you! I shoulda knew…the Jones Brothers do not go with the flow! It took me all night to quit crying and now…well, I’m just gonna snot up again. er, how much fer and autographed copy?

Jason Bourne

LOL…the fun will never cease.

Don Jones

Bernard, You need to get outside and do a little deep breathing exercises. I like that “snot up again” line… I really thought them penguins were gonna pull it out again in the final seconds.

Bernard

Don, you must have been talking to my wife because she tells me that every day. Of course she also told me to leave you guys alone…fat chance of that now! Dennis Is Great!, Dennis Is Great!, Dennis Is Great!

Dennis Jones

…my buddie Gary Locke said the Pens goalie needed a bigger butt for sitting on the puck more efficiently…

…it reminded me of a goalie we used to play against in Texas that would stuff a pillow down the back of his pants to widen up his blocking mass

daBears

December 1, 2008

ChicagoBear

Indiana did not have a professional football team for a lot of years and folks around here adopted the Chicago teams as their own, so when fall roles around and the NFL kicks into gear each year, loyalties are equally split between the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts… (which made that Superbowl the Colts won a few years ago against the Bears pretty interesting in this part of the country).

You can see the video for this here.

The Comments

Bernard

Wow! Dennis, you are the J.C. Leyendecker of cartoon Illustration! Your use of color just never stops amazing me…with each new illustration I lean over, tilt my head to the right ( my dog does the same thing when I talk to him ) and just float away on the HITH ( text-short for: How In The Heaven ) does he do that thought bubbles. Superb stuff man!

Dennis Jones

…Bernard, I’ve noticed lately that my wife looks at me blankly and tilts her head in a quizzical way when I’m talking, too… just like you and your dog… what’s going on here?

Bernard

..ha, ha….it means that you my friend have entered: ThE TwILiGHT ZoNE! Buhaaahahahahaha

Bigonjee Boi

quit making videos and spell rolls right. (as opposed to roles as in role model which you are not because of your poor grammar). have a nice day pops.

Dennis Jones

…HEY… I don’t need to know how to spell correctly… I’ve got SPELL-CHECK and it said the way I spelled role was JUST fine and if its fine with SPELL-CHECK, it’s fine with me…

Bernard

Gee, that’s no way for Bigonjee Boi to increase the value of his Christmas gift this year. Just for that I would give him a soc-mo.

Dennis Jones

…all that kid ever wanted to be when he was growing up was a hockey player… who knew he lernt spelling along the way somewhere?? …that comment of his must have been his school teacher mom side popping out…

Don Jones

All this role talk makes me hungry for Lamberts… speaking of role ons, I tried some of that new can deodorant, but every time I raise my arms, the can falls out.

Bernard

Lol! Don, try some Dippity-Doo instead. It’s a little known secret but it works, in fact, you can go three maybe four days without a shower. You can even mix it with some Tang instant breakfast powder for a little perfumagation if you like scented deodorant. Caution: After 4-5 hours it get’s super reflective to headlights so you would want to wear a thick coat if you jog at night.

Coats Win Again

November 9, 2009

HoustonTexans

The Houston Texans road into town and almost beat our beloved Indinaplis Coats again… almost. They have almost beat the Coats here for the last seven years.

The Comments

Jeff

YEEEE HAAAAAAAAAA! And the Dallas Plowboys snatched another victory out of the jaws of defeat… The only consistant part of their game is inconsistancy.

Dennis Jones

…that was quite the dogfight they had there in Philly…

Jeff

Yes it was, but when you watch them there is never a point you can turn the channel because you KNOW they will win. Last time I did that,, They lost. Go Figure. By the way where is the little guys Shootin Iron?

Nik

That was sooo great, Eagles didn’t have any time outs left!!!

Jeff

Dennis, Im embarrassed, Dog Fight, Michael Vick.. That was a great pitch and I missed it.. Sorry.

Dennis Jones

…woo …a crazy day. …right after posting this I ended up driving down to Indianapolis for a day of miscellaneous stuff…

…Jeff, I did a job that needed a great big word with a little tiny cowboy riding on it, so I did the word and the cowboy separately, and then put them together in Photoshop… this is the cowboy part of that and the publisher for this particular project would not have wanted a shiny pair of six shooters on his hips, so, there’s your answer…

…by the way… if you look real close, you might even see a little bit of a resemblance to a fabulous Rangers hockey jersey from way back when…

Jeff

I see it….I still have one just no way to put a picture up.. That is a great Jersey.

Dennis Jones

Dennis Jones

Jeff

Yup thats the crazy little High Stickin Rascal…. That was one seriously sponsored team.

Jeff

Was that Peters Jersey or yours??

Dennis Jones

…that ones mine… hey, I don’t think you ever saw the goalie helmet I did for that jersey… give me a second and I’ll load a picture of it up here for you…

Dennis Jones

Dennis Jones

Dennis Jones

…the helmets a little beat up now… I played goal in a men’s league in Fort Wayne when I first moved up here and would occasionally show up in my Ranger jersey and helmet for practice…

…I kinda quit doing that because it seemed to be way too much fun for the guys to aim at my head when the fancy helmet was on…

Jeff

It’s called shot placement practice…LOL Dont take it personal.. Great Helmet!

Nik

That is really cool helmet!!!

Olympic Hockey Sunday

March 1, 2010

HockeySunday1HockeySunday2HockeySunday3

…ok, so the youth minister at my church says this Sunday the youth Sunday School lesson is on Ephesians 6 so Dennis why don’t you wear all your goaltender stuff and we’ll let the kids shoot at you and we’ll compare the goaltender gear to the armor of God and have a really good object lesson with it so I say ok and for the grand finale he will throw a hockey puck at me but it will bounce off harmlessly because I’m wearing my “armor” so we get the “wear the armor of God” point into the lesson and he takes the puck while standing about 7 feet away and slings it at me with a baseball windup and I’m thinking he’s going to throw at my chest or legs where I obviously have the most padding but he throws at my head instead and in all my years of playing hockey I have never taken a harder blow to the head than that as evidenced by the fact that it took a chunk out of the cage and crushed the padded goaltender helmet into my nose and cut it so that as I was talking to the kids about how crazy a person would have to be to do something like that without the “helmet of salvation” on blood was trickling down my nose and I’m not really sure if they got the point we were trying to make but I’m pretty sure they will never forget Olympic Hockey Sunday…

The Comments

The “Ripleys” Guy

No doubt, your reward will be in heaven for that sacrifice! Is there any way to get a re-enactment for YouTube?

Doug Jones

That settles it… I’m sticking with curling…

Jeff

Bad move Doug, those rocks weigh in at like 30 something pounds. I’m speechless Dennis, I had to explain to Peggy why I wet my pants!!!

Doug Jones

I know for a fact that no youth minister is able to pick up a 30 pound stone… so I’m safe…

Don Jones

Object lessons are always better when blood is involved….

Dennis Jones

…there goes Mr. Doug trying to stir up trouble for me on my page again… I get into plenty all by myself, I don’t need any help thank you very much…

Nik

Thats by far the coolest hockey helmet in the world,now you need a football helmet like that

Dennis Jones

…Don, your comment reminded me of the time I slammed my arm through a plate glass window and almost cut it in off and as they were sewing me back together at the doctors office Doug turned green and started sliding down the wall and someone had to catch him… blood is always an attention grabber…

Jeff

Famous last words, “I don’t need a Helmet, We’re just doing some light warm up.” 8 stitches later, my hats dont fit to good anymore.

Dennis Jones

…Jeff, I would like for you to start a blog and just tell your old goaltender stories on it… you had some doozies I recall…

Jeff

You have the winner…I have NEVER had an open wound in church. I am sorry, I just chuckle like an idiot every time I think about it.

Jeff

“I’m just Reffin a kids game, what do I need a cup for?”

Don Jones

I found myself looking at these pictures and softly humming “Power in the Blood.”