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OKC Barons Unveil “New” Third Jersey, It’s Old School Oil

OKC Barons Unveil “New” Third Jersey, It’s Old School Oil

Orange you glad that you visited the blog today? Puns aside, the Oklahoma City Barons unveiled the newest “third” jersey that will be worn during the 2014-2015 season. During the 2013-2014 campaign one of the most popular jerseys quickly became the limited edition Special Olympics Barons Buddies sweater that were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Details of that bid are found here.

This most likely fazes out the road copper and navy (one that I really like), and places the emphasis more on the orange and blue scheme. This feels like the jersey the team wanted all along. One side note here, I prefer the oil drop logo over the main Barons logo/crest that is featured on this new third. Just a preference.

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Predicting The Oklahoma City Barons October Roster

Predicting The Oklahoma City Barons October Roster

You feel that? Yes, that’s the swelter my friends. Congratulations, Oklahoma, you have reached the early portions of August, and the summer hasn’t been all that awful…until now. Where your first thought in the morning is “Do I wear an undershirt today?”, “Do I pack a change of clothes?”, and “Will overtime hours cover my A/C bills or will I need to sell a kidney?”

Per Europe, “It’s the final countdownnnnn”, yet unlike Europe we actually know what we are counting down to (specifically), and it’s hockey season in OKC, and the tolerable temperatures that go along with it. But before we get there we need to evaluate contracts, positions, and the whosits and whatsits of roster placement. I’ve thrown darts against the wall, and here is my October roster in Oklahoma City.

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The Monday Mumble: RIP The Locker Room Of Memories

The Monday Mumble: RIP The Locker Room Of Memories

Northern Italy is an incredible place. Caught between heaven on earth and George Clooney’s playground, it is one of the most beautiful destinations on this glowing sphere with cultural subtleties that rival virtually any other area of Europe including it’s Southern counter-parts. On the quaint, calm, and incredibly Swiss portion of Lake Lugano lies a hotel that I once had the privilege of residing in for nearly a week. Mid-90′s, with my father touring the globe on a consulting endeavor, I had the privilege of making this neck of the woods my own personal “Choose Your Own Adventure” novel. It was a glorious week, and the moments of sheer pleasure still bathe my dreams.

Memories of architecture. Homes jetting upward, old-fashioned in a gray scale hue, seemingly emerged from the earth over timeless Swiss-Italian decades. Inside they were the complete opposite. Curtains in windows over 20′ tall, wooden tables with matching chairs that likely exist only in this particular home, in this particular area of the world. The churches were drastic, cold, and ominous. The local eateries colorful, friendly, and familiar.

However, as it is in most cultures it’s the people that make or break you experience, and the crepe-filled smiles of the Italian-Swiss-Italians were incredibly endearing.

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Jenni Carlson was RIGHT!

Jenni Carlson was RIGHT!

Take a walk with me, won’t you, down memory lane. Back to a time when hockey was mind-shifting towards the AHL in Oklahoma City. On the horizon, just past the ugly Spaghetti Warehouse, was the Cox Convention Center home of the newfangled Oklahoma City Barons. The world was much more simpler then, and Jenni Carlson was right. Be amazed.

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Jason Williams Signed To AHL Contract In OKC

Jason Williams Signed To AHL Contract In OKC

Here at Tend The Farm we got wind of a potential vet signing nearly a week ago. The “tipster” suggested it would be someone “long in the tooth”, “a familiar name”, and “likely a defender”. Two out of three ain’t bad, and instead we get Jason Williams.

Williams, of course, is about as seasoned as they come. 400+ NHL games, a Stanley Cup winner, a player who has had games in four different leagues around the world – he is the Webster 1868 definition of a veteran signing. He, of course, plays center. The irony here is that the Edmonton Oilers needed a really strong, vet center to shoulder some of the youthfulness (and turrbleness) at that position. Instead, it’s the OKC Barons that have a logjam of centerman (five), and probably would have been “A-Okay” in terms of not having a vet centerman. Nonetheless, we get one, and he will be put to good use.

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Oklahoma City To Play October 3rd Preseason Game

Oklahoma City To Play October 3rd Preseason Game

Schedule news is good news regardless of how tiny. Before the mid-August AHL schedule is released you can go ahead and pencil in a trip to Cedar Park, Texas on October 3rd where the Oklahoma City Barons will face off against the reigning Calder Cup champs and division rival, the Texas Stars. In addition, the Texas Stars will host a preseason game against San Antonio on October 5th.

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