Well, it took two and a half years, but PITB has finally broken through in Russia. It may be time to launch our KHL site, “Pass it to Borscht”.
There is, however, a downside to our international renown: Jan Bulis is in Russia. And now he knows about us.
On Saturday, PITB’s patron saint led Traktor Chelyabinsk to a 4-1 win over Dynamo Moscow, picking up 2 goals and an assist in the victory, and in the postgame presser, Semyon Galkevich of Sovetsky Sport asked the KHL star if he was aware of this blog. Puck Daddy’s Dmitri Chesnokov was kind enough to warn us, as well as give us a real translation of the pertinent section:
I came across an interesting blog on the Vancouver Sun website a few days ago. Do you know what I am talking about?
“(Smiling) Not really.”
There’s a hockey blog on the newspaper website called Pass It to Bulis. Don’t you know about it?
“(Laughing) That means I must find it and read it! I don’t browse the Internet a lot, only to read the news.”
Here’s a link to the Google translated version of the interview (which, hilariously, reworks “Pass it to Bulis” as “Give Bulis.” From now on, that’s our Russian name.)
Incidentally, if you’re reading this right now, Jan, we think you’re pretty great.
As amusing as it is to learn Bulis is now fully aware of our shenanigans, is anyone else a little surprised it took him this long? Since Galkevich only discovered us a few days ago, I’m going to guess that the interviewer came across the site while doing some research on Bulis in advance of the interview. After all, a search for Jan Bulis is going to return pages and pages of our crap.
But if a search for Jan Bulis is sure to uncover us, that raises an important question: doesn’t Bulis ever Google himself? If there was a blog called “Pass it to Mooney”, I’d find it within a week. How does a blog like this exist for 30 months without Bulis ever finding out about it?
Anyway, since our cease and desist letter is probably being written as we speak (or maybe he’s mad enough to do this), it was nice knowing all of you.Tags: Bulis Update, In Russia we are known as Give Bulis, Jan Bulis, PITB is famous