All I can think about is the Arizona Rattlers of the AFL.

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Per, and UA’s athletic director, Arizona will be rocking copper domes “on a limited basis” next year. Here’s a poorly-done photoshop job from someone:

I’m not crazy about the look personally, but it could open the door up for some special uniforms— which unlike some purists, I enjoy.

AD Greg Byrne, in an email to fans and ticket holders:

“Copper is not only associated with our great state’s mining history, but it has influenced architectural design on campus, including our athletic facilities — most notably the ring at the top of the McKale Center, and the future North End Zone Football Complex. As such, we embrace the idea that as the University of Arizona we will incorporate copper into a special helmet design to represent our state and University. Copper will not replace our traditional colors of red and blue, and the copper helmet will be worn on a…

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Last night was bad goaltending and irony for Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur is a stellar goaltender and is on his way to the Hall of Fame. Henrik Lundqvist is having an MVP-type year and will win the Vezina. Yet last night’s performance by both of them was not pretty.

Lundqvist gave up three early first period goals and Brodeur just let easy goals slip by him.

As you can see in the above video, he couldn’t play the puck because it was outside the trapezoid — an NHL rule that was produced courtesy of Brodeur’s aggressive forechecking style. The irony of it all.

Maybe both goalies were just tired and had a bad game. But at least for Lundqvist, he can’t afford another one. Devils are up 3-2 and can stamp their ticket to the Cup Finals with one more win.