January 29, 2007

Thailand in Olympics-era Hockey Record.: An inspiring headline, until you read the article.

posted by mr_crash_davis to hockey at 07:25 PM - 17 comments

Ouch!!! As the Thais say, "Mai pen lai."

posted by Howard_T at 07:28 PM on January 29, 2007

The Thai goalies still had 39 saves.

posted by SummersEve at 07:55 PM on January 29, 2007

Did the Thai team even know how to skate?

posted by vito90 at 08:15 PM on January 29, 2007

Thailand at least prevented the shutout when Arthit Thamwongsin hit the target after 47.15. I'm pretty sure that exact same sentence is in the "Hitchhikers' Guide to the Universe." Verbatim.

posted by BullpenPro at 08:21 PM on January 29, 2007

Hey, a record is a record, no matter what. Congrats to the Thai hockey team!

posted by Bonkers at 09:31 PM on January 29, 2007

And the Kazakh goalie save percentage was only .800 The Kazakh team has some pretty good players and some good victories over the years, including over Slovakia at Nagano Olympics, if I recall correctly. Too bad they have to spank Thailand and the UAE to qualify - harsh on both sides of the score.

posted by rumple at 11:09 PM on January 29, 2007

Low class as it is, why the hell was this game played? Why is there an Asian qualifier? Just seems lame as hell to even allow this kind of thing to happen. Like Roy Jones tuning up for a title fight against a kindergarden noogie champ, no sorry, qualifier.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:33 AM on January 30, 2007

Welcome to Kazakhstan! May I introduce our hockey team, feared throughout the Pacific Rim?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:38 AM on January 30, 2007

My moustache still tastes of your testes.

posted by SummersEve at 06:26 AM on January 30, 2007

Best line in the story: Thailand is unranked. No kidding? Huh.

posted by rgchappell at 10:44 AM on January 30, 2007

Man, imagine the whupping they are going to lay on the Uzbeks! Talk about a grudge match!

posted by Venicemenace at 10:54 AM on January 30, 2007

As the article says, the Kazhaks are ruthless. 52-1, I spit on your team and then rub my skate blade in the spittle!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:32 AM on January 30, 2007

8 posts to get to the first Borat reference!? I expect better from SpoFi.

posted by gradys_kitchen at 02:26 PM on January 30, 2007

Sorry dude, I got here late.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:39 PM on January 30, 2007

here's a pic of thailand celebrating their only goal. and a gallery from other games in the tournament.

posted by goddam at 03:10 PM on January 30, 2007

Great finds, goddam. Brings tears to my eyes seeing hockey played so far away.

posted by qbert72 at 03:16 PM on January 30, 2007

Was Ken Wregget guarding the hemp hut for Thailand? I know he has a habit of giving up one or 2 bad goals a game.

posted by tommybiden at 12:50 AM on February 04, 2007

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