(3) Sun Oct 09 2005 09:54 Hockey time: I love hockey. I have watched a lot of it in my day, and have seen plenty of hockey violence. Last night our aggie vs. EastWashington University was rediculous! EWU took every possible opportunity to slam, and check our players regarless of the puck being anywhere near them. then one guy took a dive at our amazing goalie and sending both of them into our net, thus pushing the net into another one of our players, which in turn slide him into the wall so hard he we thought he broke his neck. The ambulance took him 30 mins later and we found out later it wasn't broken, but he did have a major concussion, and some cracked stuff. So finally the game resumes with 10 mins left in the 3rd period, and we scored a goal, one that just kinda slide into the net, and one of their players pulled it out and just kept playing it (this is the second time that this happened) and by this point our captian was so mad that he shoved the guy who did it, who in turn ripped our captains helmet off and let him have it with a hockey stick. So our captian reciprocated and then the fight began. We ended up in overtime, and it was still tied, and rather than going into double overtime, the refs called the game over. Finally the refs called something. Crazy sport! Yesterday was also our homecoming which we won, and we even had what Logan likes to call a parade.
Posted by Rachel at Sun Oct 09 2005 12:35
Recently I have, rather incongruously, gotten into football. Perhaps it is because the UCLA team is actually v good, as opposed to when I was a student and they sucked. But it is not so violent as hockey. (I've always wondered why hockey isn't more popular in Europe where they seem to like violent sports such as rugby and gaelic football).
Posted by Kristen at Tue Oct 11 2005 18:23
Are you allowed to do half those things? I would never let my son play hockey.
Posted by Jill at Wed Oct 12 2005 22:37
NO you should be penalized for most of those things but alas there was so much going on that the refs only caught about a fourth of it. The kid who hurt his neck is just fine now.