March 28, 2011


I've become pretty bad at this.

A month between updating a hockey blog during the stretch run of the season is no way to operate, and it's also a good way to alienate both of your loyal readers. I apologize to you, Cregg and Karen. You guys are our biggest fans. (Cregg and Karen are my parents and if they actually have ever figured out how to stumble across this site without setting the house on fire, well, it's not possible so I hope my childhood home is still intact.)

I haven't balanced the working life with the writing life. I'm not going to say I've been too busy, because we all are, but during the non-busy times I haven't had the slightest desire to write anything. This sounds familiar. I think I might've said something like this 6 months ago..........
no -- I think that was Scott Niedermayer. Might have even been Rob Niedermayer. Whatever. Point is, I'm just letting you know that we're moving onto other stuff now from daily (haha) writing, so, thanks for reading. We might still post videos or something, but my main point here is that TTD is on my back burner and I'm putting my imaginary blogging pen down.

It's been real. We appreciate every nice thing that any of you have said to us personally or about the site. Three years ago I started this site thinking that I had a lot of shit to say and that I liked to write, but subconsciously it was probably because there was a missing connection with bat-shit crazy Wings fans from my real life. Over the following three years, I never would have expected to make dozens of new friends with people that were just as awkwardly insane about Red Wings hockey as myself. In fact that would be a ridiculous thing to expect, which is why you people are so cool. I consider many of you to be more than just 21st century pen pals. This has been above and beyond anything I would have imagined.

You can still catch us on Twitter @TheTripleDeke, @TheDecentGatsby, and @AstRegionalMngr. And eventually more videos will be added to our YouTube channel. Until next time, adios everybody. We'll be in the lounge with Kyle from Babcock's Death Stare.

Go Wings

55 comments:

Vicky said...

April Fool's isn't until Friday. I think you're early.

Lo said...

You guys do what you have to do. Real life happens. It's been a great run and you're obvious first-ballot HOFers. Your groundbreaking cereal-related blogging alone earns you that honor, as far as I'm concerned. But you said some pretty funny shit about hockey, too.

This is a weird trivial thing to stick with me, but the youth/experience analysis of that Drew Miller goal makes me chuckle every time I see a Touch of Gray ad.

Random aside, "things that could sound creepy but really aren't meant to be" division: just yesterday I was marveling at the fact that I have as many photos of you guys on my phone as pictures of my own mother. (Four. I'm just really bad at deleting pictures.)

So, I'll see you all around and on the Twitter and it's been awesome and hugs and crap.

Erin said...

If true, this makes me incredibly sad. Who's going to entertain me with dead-on Larry Murphy impressions and jokes about Tomas Holmstrom's grasp of the English language? Please, say it ain't so...

Anne (from Kansas) said...

I'm choosing to blame Brent for this (as everything is his fault anyway-the hate is returning)! Seriously though, you will be missed. I'll tell you the same thing I told Kyle: I will be happy to see you come back to your blog, but I enjoyed everything you put into it even if you don't come back. Thanks for the world class enjoyment along the way!!

J.J. (also from Kansas, but not the same place as Anne) said...

I like the move. Not that I like that you're saying that you're not going to write because I've hated that, but I like that now if I ever see anything from you guys, it's an awesome present; it'll be like finding a $20 in the pocket of some pants you can just now fit into for the first time or a long-lost Hot Wheels car in the shoe you just picked up to chuck at the picture of Joffrey Lupul on your television.

Casey Richey said...

Sleep well my prince(s), sleep well.

Kyle said...

You're all welcome in the lounge anytime.

Sad stuff. Even when I was busy I'd always make time to read TTD word for word, always worth the time. And trust me, I skim almost everything I read. Hell, I skim most of the things I write, if that's even possible.

Hope real life sorts out, this place is irreplaceable in my eyes.

Michael Petrella said...

The best there is. Period.

Good luck, fellas. We'll see you around.

Rob Benneian said...

You guys are the Red Wings equivalent of Down Goes Brown, and I say that with the utmost of respect.

I can't wait for the "Best of" album and subsequent reunion tour.

Anonymous said...

This is definitely not aLOL (tm Tyler). You will be missed.

Tyler, now that you have all this extra time on your hands, get your ass back to the LBs on A2Y.

CDP

itrusteddrrahmani said...

noooo, this sucks. Gonna be weird taking this site off my favorites toolbar. Especially going to miss the constant teasing of Murph, not to mention the hilarious recaps. But good luck, hope everything works out well. See ya around Jackson, hopefully at the Arby's next hat trick :)

Anonymous said...

Jeff OKWingnut:

Dudes, I'll sadly miss some of your ridiculously funny writing. On Occasion it was epic, always funny.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

Can we vote on this?


Tram

Brent said...

Just had to pop in and thank everyone as well. Knowing people liked our jokes made life a little less akward.

Sullyosis said...

Where am I supposed to find material once you leave? And Red Wings blogging is a family, not like mine but like the mob...you can't just walk away from us. Not without one more reference to quality breakfast cereals.

Anyway, the pleasure is always ours. Sometimes an obscene amount of pleasure, but ours nonetheless.

Thanks for all the great writeups and subsequent aLOL's you've given us!

Ian (From Detroit) said...

What? No! Oh God no!

Removing this link from my bookmarks will be like putting my dog to sleep...

Anyway, I started following this blog minutes after Game 7 in '09, and I've checked it at least twice a day since then.

Thank you for the memories. You will be missed. </3

Anonymous said...

I always left TTD till the very last of my daily wing blog reading. Simply put...it is the best one. I will be leaving the link in my favorites however, just remember that. Thank you.

Kevin said...

NO! GOD.... NO GOD PLEASE NO... NO!... NOOOOOOOOOOO ( cue the office theme song)

But seriously, thanks for the laughs. And we'll see how long this retirement lasts when the playoffs comes around and twitter's 140 characters won't be enough to express your love for Larry Murphy's drunken analysis of the 3rd period of the Wings first playoff game.

i'll miss your scent. keep up the twitter. go wings.

Anonymous said...

fuck you.

Jim from Anchorage said...

What??? No more Nannerpuss for playoffs?
Wings are really screwed now.

Good luck Tyler.....and hope you someday, somehow can get this started up again.

You will be missed!

hockeychic said...

Bummer...but I totally understand. Now that I'm back in school, I'm having a hard time keeping up with blog reading so I can only imagine what it is like trying to write a blog.

I'll miss you guys. Thanks for always making me smile.

Ian (from Detroit) said...

I'm attributing tonight's loss to the closure of this blog.

Now let us never speak of the St. Louis Blues again.

Natalie said...

I will continue to miss your posts like the deserts miss the rain.

Signed,
Person Who Hasn't Written for Her Own Site Since October (I feel ya.)

kjell said...

This is truly a sad day. I am hoping for at least one post during the playoffs. I am still going to check this daily like a fool though, just like when you last went AWOL.

Triple Deke Staff said...

This is coming so late that it's probably in vain, but we thank you for the kind words and well wishes. Like I said, while the day-to-day writing is done with, we'd still like to eventually post more videos here and/or on the YouTube channel, so you don't have to be all dramatic-like with the unbookmarking and all that. Although if you already did then I'm talking at air right now. Oh well.

Thanks everybody.

itrusteddrrahmani said...

haha, not in vain...the site is still in my favorites toolbar and I check it pretty frequently out of habit...Good luck in whatever you choose to do and thanks for the blog. here's a classic Murph clip for a sendoff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPRU7zNNv40

Anonymous said...

series recap?

mrfluffy said...

Make with the recap, bitches. You know you want to.

Your mom said...

Has your vagina stopped bleeding yet?? Come on! Sharks Wings preview!

Kjell said...

I swear to god, if you don't come back at least once and make me laugh after how this Sharks series is going I will list you, by name, in my suicide note.

Triple Deke Staff said...

You guys say the wildest shit.

Kjell said...

Maybe if we say something weird enough you will come back!

Triple Deke Staff said...

Maybe if we say something weird enough you will come back!

Hint: Anything that starts with "We have your family" and a video feed of your tornado shelter (you still have those) might do it. Or something about Kit Kat bars.

Although, it would be extremely hard for me to believe that you kidnapped my mom, being that you would have to counter her drunk strength.

Kjell said...

Give me a break, give me a break, breaking off a piece of your mom's front tooth
Doesn't quite have the flow I would like, but you get the idea.

And when it comes to countering "Drunk Mom Strength" 21 years of experience has taught me a few things. First attack in the morning, they are weaker then. Second, control the Old Milwaukee and you control the fight. And Third, for got sakes don't get in a ground battle! Agility works when on your feet, but when it goes to the ground it is like trying to fight Chewbacca.

itrusteddrrahmani said...

I just went to watch the Shane Doan vid with Van Halen soundtrack...the audio has been disabled. Surely, this is a sign calling for your return.

Triple Deke Staff said...

Yeah we discovered the missing audio for it some time ago, huge bummer. Thought about downloading the video and just putting the song back on there myself, but I've never got around to it.

Anonymous said...

I bet if Sara Jessica Parker had a blog, it'd be better than yours... Yeah, that's right, a woman with a fucking horse face is hypothetically better than you... Life is empty without your wit and charm...

Anonymous said...

You??? not getting around to something???? That's rich...

Triple Deke Staff said...

You??? not getting around to something???? That's rich...

Mom?

mrfluffy said...

There's some good news now that Wings are out...

Sega Previews!

Anonymous said...

In a flash of rage, he stretches out his hand and, harnessing the powers of his mind, twists the gates at the entrance. Watching from afar is a subversive Nazi official, who seeks to use  the boy's power's for his personal gain. In a brutal scene, he has the boy dragged into his office

Kjell said...

The above comment may be one of the funniest things I have ever read. Only on the triple deke would you see a narrative of X-Men months after the site went dormant.

mrfluffy said...

Why does it smell like sex in here?

Anonymous said...

Because we're all getting fucked by TTD and their inability to post some new shit..

Anonymous said...

USA losses the world cup... Alright ladies, back to the kitchen...

Kjell said...

Every once in a while I come back here to see if anything is new. You haven't posted shit you asshole, but your former readers are at least giving me something laugh about in the comments.

Triple Deke Staff said...

How about this comment I'm leaving. This is new. (Heh.)

How about this: I promise to return before, say Darren Helm's retirement, and you guys stop leaving legitimately scary anonymous comments.

Also: Are you Ulf's brother, Kjell Samuelsson?

Anonymous said...

I find this difficult to masturbate to.

Kjell Mickelson said...

Haha. I am not related. I do lie and tell a lot of people I am related to Phil Mickelson though. Then I break their dreams and tell them he is an asshole. I don't know why I decided this is funny, but it is. And I am going to hold you to the Helm promise.

Anonymous said...

Fiftieth!!!!!

mrfluffy said...

Make with the Sony Sega Season Previews!

Chris said...

I still check this every once in a while, just in case.

Anonymous said...

Thought I came across Tyler at the grocery store, so I kidnaped him and started to torture him ala that movie "Misery", which if you can believe they actually made a book out of, but I digress. So I'm torturing him right, bamboo under the fingernails, water boarding, anal rape, you know, the norm... And I'm telling him, you better start writing that fucking blog again funny boy, think your so fucking special and delicate, woe is me, I cant write new things every week, boo fucking hoo...Then it hits me, I've actually been torturing a small cat, I mean not even close to Tyler, boy was my face red.... I need to lay off the PCP,boy I tell you.

Triple Deke Staff said...

"Thought I came across Tyler at the grocery store..."

How you could leave a comment that makes me laugh hard, out loud, and not stamp it with an actual name .... I mean, I could just turn the settings so people had to leave their names, but whatever.

- Tyler

Anonymous said...

Were I the Moor I would not be Iago.
In following him I follow but myself;
Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,
But seeming so for my peculiar end.
For when my outward action doth demonstrate
The native act and figure of my heart
In compliment extern, ’tis not long after
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at. I am not what I am.