Saturday, May 12, 2012

Rising Up

I'd be remiss if I didn't break the silence to note that Pirati Chomutov -- the current incarnation of Czech club KLH Chomutov, previously written about here -- won promotion to the Czech Extraliga a bit back. This is the first time since 1974 that they've been in the top flight, so they've been in the 2nd division almost as long as I've been alive. Kind of a big deal and good for them. Apparently they're going to play their first Extraliga match against Kometa Brno, so I'll have to cheer against them there, but otherwise I'm glad to see them (and their '90s-skaterish skull-with-doo rag logo) making the jump and I hope they can stay.

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