The Goal! (I think the 'B' is for 'Bobby!!')

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (16)

Laurel211 on May 22, 2010

Cool shot, cool statue. I'm no hockey fan (even though I'm Canadian), but I'm guessing this is Bobby Orr, is that right?

geomanncer on May 23, 2010

Impressive statue. Plenty of movement here!!

someGuyinmasset on May 23, 2010

How did he ever hold that pose for the sculptor?

diannemcd on May 24, 2010

He is after you Bits

Itallica on May 24, 2010

You scored with this capture.

Bits-n-Pieces on May 25, 2010

Good guess Laurel!! It is. A statue dedicated a few weeks ago, 40 years after Orr scored the goal that won the Bruins the Stanley Cup in 1970. The pose is based on a photo taken of him as he flew through the air after goal. Thanks!! And Thanks Guy, geomancer, Dianne, and Tery! Guy, well, he's Canadian, so of course he can fly. You all can fly, right?

Norrel on May 26, 2010

Thanks for the explanation, Bitsy. I was wondering if this pose was based on the way Bobby Orr used to visit the supermarket ;>)

Olda Templ Vykydal on May 31, 2010

Perfect photo. Greetings, Olda.

not1word on June 5, 2010

Actually, he tripped over the red line, but Boston wanted to have a better story line for the photo, so they added that bit about Lord Stanley's cup. ; )

magicalex9 on June 23, 2010

Is this just me or does he look like the newest Dr. Who actor? ;)

Bits-n-Pieces on June 23, 2010

ooops, I hadn't realized I'd been so neglectful of comments....

lol, Norrel - well, you might be on to something there. After all, he IS Canadian!

n1w - well, as long as it brought the Cup to Boston, he could be as clutsy as he needed to be!

Thanks Olda!

and Thanks Alex! Maybe it was Dr. Who who went back in time to force that goal into the net...Thanks!

whoelius on July 13, 2010

lolz! Nutter.

Bits-n-Pieces on July 13, 2010


and now that you're married to a Canadian who, when are you gonna start playing hockey, eh?

Nawitka on July 13, 2010

Nice angle on this one Bitsy! who has taken up windsurfing, which is the approved Wet Coast alternative to hockey.

Bits-n-Pieces on July 24, 2010

Nawitka I think you need to get to the beach when who is windsurfing and get some shots for us! hmmmmm, how about a Canadian version of polo: playing hockey on windsurf boards?

whoelius on August 17, 2010

The 'B' is for Billuppeedoop. I just Google'd it.

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 22, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2010/05/20 10:31:54
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash