PITB is famous: Oh crap, Jan Bulis knows about us now

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.

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15 comments

  1. Peanutflower
    September 17, 2012

    Has it really been that long? I’m confident Jan’s saner head will prevail and he will see the positives in having a blog named after him. I will look forward to reading PITB for as long as you see fit to keep blogging.

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  2. Johnscott
    September 17, 2012

    I LOVE PASS IT TO BULIS AND ITS SPINOFF PASS IT TO BUDDHISTS

    I am sad because of the lockout, there will be less snarky hockey posts and I need snarky hockey posts…

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  3. Kody
    September 17, 2012

    Have you ever published a blog story about why you named it “Pass it to Bulis”? I’ve always been curious.

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    • Rituro
      September 17, 2012

      Kody, I’m pretty sure a cursory review of Bulis’ tenure with the Canucks should give you all the explanation you need as to the naming of PITB, the blog that knows who really needs the puck.

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      • Kody
        September 17, 2012

        Was his shooting percentage super high during his tenure or what? I’m a fan, and remember the Bulis season, but I must totally be missing the point.

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        • Steve
          September 17, 2012

          There is a reason, and they did make a post about it. You can try going back to find it, but I remember reading it somewhere.

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          • Brosef Stalin
            September 17, 2012

            IIRC, the name came about from our blog overlords watching the 4OT game and screaming “PASS IT TO _____” in an attempt to make it stop. Eventually they went through all the usual suspects for “people who should have the puck in OT” and ended up at Bulis and it stuck.

            I could be wrong, but it’s something along those lines

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  4. Zandberg
    September 17, 2012

    I’m surprised he didn’t know about it already.

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  5. SteveB
    September 17, 2012

    If we can’t have Salo is your Pal-o, can we at least have Jan is your Man?
    Bulis is your Muses?
    Bulis is your Pubis?

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  6. Chris the Curmudgeon
    September 17, 2012

    Surprised it took so long for him to find it, being that he’s here, he’s there, he’s Janny B and he’s everywhere.

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  7. FarmerWrites
    September 17, 2012

    Step 1. Jan Bulis discovers PITB.
    Step 2. Jan Bulis discovers your Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer fundraising page.
    Step 3. Jan Bulis donates $500 to said cause.
    Step 4. You guys write and record a song about Jan Bulis.
    Step 5. ?????

    Sorry, I’m sure there’s a Step 5, but I just keep blacking out from excess awesome after thinking about Step 4.

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    • tom selleck's moustache
      September 17, 2012

      Better yet, he donates $3000 so that, for one week, the blog will have it’s name changed to…

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      • tj
        September 17, 2012

        Pass it to meta-Bulis!

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  8. MelT
    September 18, 2012

    We can debate levels of egotism, but if you put a google alert on your name you don’t have to google yourself all the time. Or so I’ve heard.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      September 18, 2012

      I, uh, I have that.

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