September 20, 2004

Courting the Jilted NHL Fan:: I've never heard of this game, but it sounds fascinating.

"You will be amazed watching our athletes turn straightforward two-point shots into crazed, over-the-top public exhibitions. You'll marvel at the acrobatic mascots gyrating at something we call "halftime." You'll be awestruck by the freedom we give our team owners to disagree with the commissioner."

posted by chicobangs to hockey at 10:46 AM - 7 comments

A "goon" in our game is simply called "Ron Artest." It's that easy. Heh. Nice little read for a Monday morning. Thanks, chico. (btw, bugmenot for

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:12 AM on September 20, 2004

Sure, our invented-in-America sport, with its "ball" and "technical fouls" and more than 60 points scored by each team in every game may seem hard to follow. Invented in America? Technically. By a Canadian.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:17 AM on September 20, 2004

Once I got past that, though, it was a good read, even if it made me cry. Five days and counting...

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:18 AM on September 20, 2004

Doc, 'mericans don't like to hear about that fact, ironically meaningless as it is. It's like comparing the guy who invented paint, and one of Europe's classical masters. And speaking of paint, I hate Gary Bettman.

posted by garfield at 01:22 PM on September 20, 2004

Speaking of lunch (which I just had), I hate Gary Bettman.

posted by chicobangs at 02:16 PM on September 20, 2004

Why do people insist on calling him Gary Bettman? Can't we all just agree to call him "that snivelling little rat-faced git"?

posted by filmgoerjuan at 12:42 AM on September 21, 2004

It's September 23rd, and I continue to hate Gary Bettman. (Though not nearly as much as Bud Selig. But that horse has been flogged into burgers for the moment.)

posted by chicobangs at 09:33 AM on September 23, 2004

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