Followers

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Bare Facts About Hockey

Let me say right up front, I am not a hockey fan.  Sitting in a cold arena, all bundled up, stamping my feet to keep them from freezing, while watching a bunch of guys so covered up with helmets and padding that you can't determine if they work out or not, while they chase a piece of hard plastic the size of a hamburger patty around on ice skates is not my idea of a good time.  (I like my eye candy!)

Could I have been wrong about this sport?  After watching this video of a portion of the Colorado Eagles and the Missouri River Kings game, I may have to rethink my position. The assistant coach, Greg Pankewicz, got upset with the officials when a scuffle broke out on the ice.  ( A scuffle/fist fight in the middle of a hockey game?  Surprise, Surprise!) 

In an apparent attempt to emphatically express his disapproval, Pankewicz pulled a Chippendale's move and started stripping and tossing his clothes out onto the ice, beginning with his suit jacket, his shirt, his tie, his shoes, and ending with his t-shirt before being exiled to the locker room. 

The person taking the video did not hold the camera very steady, so the film quality isn't great.  At around 1 minute and 20 seconds into it, you see Pankewicz (about the fourth person from the aisle in the fron row) start his routine.  Unfortunately there was protective glass between him and the spectators, so no one was able to tuck dollar bills in his pants.


As I said above, if this is what I've been missing at hockey games, I may need to think about becoming a fan.   First,  I need to start saving up my ones!  

Better still, Greg, if there's going to be a repeat performance, could you let me know in advance, so I
can be there? 

video and photo credit:  Yahoo Sports
Blogger Templates


Blogger Templates

14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Hockey just got a whole lot cooler!

The Broad said...

Check this out, Eva ... Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPZDKBbVp-0

Retiredandcrazy said...

I'm not a hockey fan either, but I felt his frustration. I've often felt like that when I attempt to talk to a human being on the telephone and have to go through the bloody menu first only to end up speaking to someone whose first language is not English. Grrr.

Brian Miller said...

ha. bet he got cold...

rosaria said...

Yes, they need to make an announcement ahead of time. Eva, you will have to pass it on to your faithful followers, promise?

glnroz said...

"hockey poo". I dont undertand the attraction to the game...

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Hockey's a great sport (and the puck is actually made of vulcanized rubber - insert your own Spock joke here - not plastic). Gotta love a good coach's rant.

Claudia said...

ha nice - this i call naked joy...smiles

Out of My Mind said...

I don't usually give a puck about hockey, but this may be a new trend that changes that opinion. kt

Eva Gallant said...

TheBroad: I checked it out! Loved it. I never saw that movie.

Retiredand: I just can't get into hockey. All the fist fights are way too distracting and juvenile.

Glenn: I'm with you!

Outofmymind: It certainly gives one pause!

Pat said...

Yowser he was a looker! I know I would have been chanting in the bleachers, "TAKE IT OFF, TAKE IT OFF, TAKE IT ALL OFF!"

Al Penwasser said...

I like hockey okay. It keeps me interested in sports between the end of football season and the beginning of baseball season. The fights are pretty cool, but I don't get the whole icing thing. Doesn't it have something to do with the blue lines, the red lines, the airlines, whatever? Plus, doesn't it it have something to do with what you put on a cake?

The Vegetable Assassin said...

You saucy minx. That guy's lucky you're NOT there. He'd be the meat in an Eva sandwich in about ten seconds. :) Poor man better have stamina.

Eva Gallant said...

Veg: You greatly over-estimate my abilities! lol